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Chattanooga’s culinary offerings are as diverse as they are delicious. The city’s restaurant scene features a variety of dining options, from four-star restaurant St. John’s to upscale favorites including, Whitebird, STIR, Alleia, Public House, as well as tried-and-true favorites like Flying Squirrel, Easy Bistro, Boathouse and Taco Mamacita.
There are plenty of newbies when it comes to Chattanooga’s restaurant scene. In the Northshore District, Chattanooga Seafood Co. is brand new, while Milk & Honey is newly renovated. Downtown, Walk-On’s Sports Bistreaux recently opened. In the MLK district, Slim & Husky’s Pizza Beeria opens this spring and ODDStory Brewing Company opens a new location in the summer. Mad Priest Coffee Roasters was named one of the “2022 Good Food Awards 25 Coffee Finalists” alongside the best coffee roasters in the country. Other must-visit eateries that have popped up in recent years include PROOF Incubator + Bar, Hello Monty, State of Confusion, Lil Mama’s Chicago Style Hoagy and more.
Chefs throughout the city are inspired by locally sourced, fresh produce options to prepare fresh dishes and inventive menus. For fresh produce and delicious goods, guests can tour nearby Crabtree Farm or stroll Main Street Farmer’s Market each Wednesday or Chattanooga Market on Sundays. Visitors are encouraged to stop by the markets’ General Store for original local art, pottery, artisan foods and Chattanooga-themed gifts.
While Chattanooga is known for its well-established locavore dining scene, this eclectic Southern destination is also home to an array of culinary artisans. From bakers and chocolatiers to coffee roasters and whiskey distillers, Chattanooga, TN is a hotbed of culinary passion resulting in the very best hand-crafted food. The city’s craft beer and spirits scenes are also on the rise. Grab a pint at Chattanooga Brewing Co.’s ODDStory, Naked River, Five Wits or Hutton & Smith – or pedal around to some of the city's best spots with Chattanooga Pints and Pedals or Chattanooga Brew Choo. Whiskey enthusiasts should head to Chattanooga Whiskey Experimental Distillery to try out their latest tasty concoctions. Named ‘The South’s Best New Bar’ by Garden & Gun, Whiskey Thief, is a rooftop bar concept celebrating Tennessee through its signature spirit.