Chattanooga has long been a food lover's paradise, and in 2023, it's heating up even more with an exciting array of new restaurants that are turning heads and tantalizing taste buds. As you explore Chattanooga's dining landscape, you'll discover that each new restaurant is a testament to the city's culinary innovation and dedication to providing visitors and locals alike with unforgettable dining experiences.
Culinary Diversity: Chattanooga's dining scene has embraced diversity like never before. Explore a wide range of culinary traditions, from modern Levantine fare to authentic Jamaican cuisine and beyond. The city's newest restaurants offer a passport to world flavors right in the heart of the South.
Farm-to-Table Excellence: Chattanooga's commitment to sustainability and locally sourced ingredients is showcased in many new eateries. Enjoy farm-to-table dining experiences where menus are Whether you’re seeking traditional Southern comfort or craving adventurous global flavors, Chattanooga’s new restaurants have something to satisfy every palate. Here’s a delectable overview of some of the city’s latest culinary gems: curated around the freshest, seasonal produce from the region's bountiful farms.
Creative Mixology: Craft cocktails and innovative mixology are all the rage in Chattanooga. Many new restaurants boast impressive cocktail menus, with skilled bartenders crafting unique libations that perfectly complement your dining experience. Sweet Temptations: Save room for dessert! Chattanooga's new restaurants are known for their delectable sweet treats, ranging from gourmet doughnuts and pastries to artisanal ice cream flavors that will satisfy even the most discerning sweet tooth.
Community Connections: Many of Chattanooga's newest restaurants place a strong emphasis on community engagement, hosting events, and collaborating with local artisans, breweries, and wineries to create a vibrant, interconnected food scene.
Here’s a delectable overview of some of the city’s latest culinary gems:
Whether you’re seeking traditional Southern comfort or craving adventurous global flavors, Chattanooga’s new restaurants have something to satisfy every palate.
A gathering place where history is alive and the boundaries of brewing are pushed to provide cold pints of locally brewed beer.
A charming café offering delicious handmade coffees, teas, and more fair-trade products made in Kenya and Uganda.
Offering an exquisite cultural Levantine experience, the menu is inspired by the rich and diverse flavors of the Middle East.
Southside District & Lookout Mountain
The ultimate gathering spot for friends and family, this restaurant offers an elevated dining experience, serves dishes made from scratch, and brings Mediterranean flavors and culture to our community.
With an all-day deli and all-day bar, your everyday hangout spot features signature sandwiches, a full-service bar, a Barcade, and more.
A Chattanooga eatery specializing in made-from-scratch woodfired pizzas and Montreal bagels.
A New Orleans-style breakfast and lunch spot with a menu with a few surprises and food full of inspiration and energy.
Created with a passion for community and all-natural local products, this unique coffee shop specializes in locally brewed coffee and authentic gelato.
HAMILTON PLACE & EAST RIDGE
A gathering place for all serving up Neapolitan and New York-style pizzas, handcrafted gelato, craft beers, and more.
Aiming to bring the taste of India to our community, this authentic Indian restaurant offers uniquely blended flavors from time-honored family recipes, creating a culinary adventure you won’t find anywhere else.
The newest location of Chattanooga’s local New York-style Pizzeria and bar.
SIGNAL MOUNTAIN & RED BANK
A seasonally informed and chef-driven community restaurant and cocktail bar.
An authentic Jamaican dining experience where the menu is filled with traditional Jamaican cuisine that will transport you to the sunny shores of the Caribbean.
Chattanooga Travel Inspiration Magazine
A version of this story was previously published in the 2023 Fall & Winter edition of our Travel Inspiration Magazine.