Thai

If you happen to be a tom kai gai kind of guy or gal, Chattanooga has some great options for delicious Thai cuisine. Downtown is home to the always-great Thai Smile (riverfront) and Alex’s Thai Bistro (southside). Both are awesome options for take-out or dining in. Locals will tell you that some of the best Thai food can be found just outside the city, at places like Sweet Basil (try the crispy duck and catfish) and the under-the-radar Thai Esan. For lunch, try Rain Thai Bistro near Hamilton Place. And for a truly unique dining experience, try Sawasdee near the bottom of the Incline Railway in the hip St. Elmo neighborhood.