Where to Chow Down in Chattanooga

Where to Chow Down in Chattanooga

Dine around Chattanooga to see why they continue to be hailed as "Best Town Ever."

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The only city to win the coveted title of "Best Town Ever" twice by Outside Magazine, Chattanooga welcomes its travelers and keeps its locals full and happy with restaurants that provide exceptional dishes. Wherever you go, you're sure to find large portions, fresh food, and friendly service. Dine at these establishments next time you're in town, and find out why this Made in Tennessee city lives up to its title. 

Breakfast

Aretha Frankensteins
518 Tremont Street
Chattanooga, TN
423-265-7685

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If breakfast is the most important meal of the day, don't do your body a disservice by missing out on this dining place. Large stacks of pancakes and heaping portions of powder-sugared French toast, bacon and cheese omelets, and country ham with eggs are the norm. Hungry, yet? Order the Jabber omelet (refried beans, beef with three large eggs, topped with lettuce, tomato, cheese, sour cream and salsa) or the Elephants Gerald (a Belgian waffle with vanilla ice cream and pecans in syrup with a dusting of cinnamon).

Lunch

Feed Co. Table & Tavern 
201 West Main Street
Chattanooga, TN 37408
423-708-8500

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A laid-back atmosphere greets you as tavern-style, no-fuss, farm-fresh food is cooked to your liking. Choose from beer battered cod in the Fish + Chips or the 20-hour brisket French dip sandwich and 8-hour smoked pork sandwich. You'll find an unforgettable lunch experience in this restaurant.

Cocktail

Flying Squirrel Bar
55 Johnson Street
Chattanooga, TN 37408

Sip some seasonal cocktails before dinner. Real fruits, herbs and vegetables naturally flavor the spirits, giving a truly refreshing taste with each sip. Try a house cocktail like the Heart of Gold (Isle of Skye scotch, flavored with lemon, thyme, sugar, Boston bitters, and yellow chartreuse) or Ms. Beauregarde (gin infused with cucumber and enhanced with crème de violette, lemon and lavender syrup). 

Dinner

Hennen's Steak and Seafood
193 Chestnut Street
Chattanooga, TN 37402

Meander to this restaurant for a relaxed, high-end dinner located right across the Tennessee Aquarium and next to the IMAX Theater. Start off your meal with Sweet Ginger Calamari with a ginger dipping sauce or the pan-seared crab cakes served with green tomato chutney. Main courses are abundant from the freshest seafood like grilled Ahi tuna served with sushi rice and and a cucumber salad or a 10 oz. sirloin steak. Rack of lamb and the roasted pork shoulder are also delectable.

Dessert

The Hot Chocolatier
1437 Market Street
Chattanooga, TN 37402
423-266-3066

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Step into this confection heaven and you might think you walked through the Pearly Gates themselves. Pastries, desserts, chocolates and even chocolate sculptures are created. Watch Wendy and Brandon Buckner work their magic in the kitchens, creating beautiful and tasty masterpieces for you to enjoy.