Special Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year’s Eve Meals

If spending days preparing large holiday meals adds extra stress to an already hectic schedule, then take a break this year to enjoy a variety of ready-made holiday meals. Get together with your family at one of Chattanooga’s attractions or delectable restaurants offering special holiday meals. 

We are updating this list as we receive information about events. Stay tuned for updates!

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Holiday Meal Experiences


Nov. 18-20 & 26-27 and Dec. 2-4, 9-10, 16-18, 21, 23, & 27-29 / 6:45-8:45 pm  
Enjoy a four-course dining experience onboard a restored 1924 dining car this holiday season. The excursion trains will depart from Chattanooga's Grand Junction Station, traveling at a leisurely pace through portions of urban East Chattanooga before reversing direction and returning to Grand Junction. The travel time is just right for the complete meal on a vintage dining car.   


Dec. 31 / 7-9 pm     
Join the Tennessee Valley Railroad for a special Dinner Train excursion on New Year’s Eve. The trip includes a four-course dining experience, usually on board a restored 1924 dining car and departs from Grand Junction Station. 


Nov. 24 / 11 am & 3 pm  
Enjoy Thanksgiving dinner on the Grand Chandelier deck overlooking the Tennessee River with live music and a buffet-style dinner complete with all the classic trimmings. After dinner, board the Southern Belle Riverboat for a one-hour sightseeing cruise.  

More Thanksgiving Options

Impress your family with a chef-made Thanksgiving meal at home from these local restaurants!  

Acropolis Grill – Order online at acropolisgrill.com by Nov. 18 

The Bakery - Order online at thebakeryintn.com. 

Bluff View Art District – Order online at bluffviewartdistrictchattanooga.com by 4 pm on Nov. 21.  

Bread & Butter Bakery – Order online at butterthebread.com by Nov. 17. 

Cashew – Order online at CashewChattanooga.com by Nov. 18. 

Firebirds Wood Fired Grill – Order online at chattanooga.firebirdsrestaurants.com by Nov. 19. 

Main Street Meats – Call 423-602-9568 to order by Nov. 17. 

Mindy B's Deli – Call 423-521-7932 to order. 

Smokey Bones – Call 423-893-7850 to order.  

Whitebird at The Edwin – Call 423-269-8539 to order by Nov. 18. 

Jim 'N Nick's Holiday Menu - Order at www.jimnnicks.com by Nov. 20

These restaurants are open on Thanksgiving Day and are ready to serve up your gourmet family dinner!  

Bridgeman’s Chophouse | City Café Diner | Café on the CornerCracker Barrel (All locations)Food WorksForge Restaurant at the ChattanooganHair of the Dog Pub | Rodizio Grill | Puckett’s Grocery & Restaurant | Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse | The Restaurant at Fall Creek FallsWhitebird   

More Christmas Options

Santa’s helpers at these local restaurants are ready to welcome you in for a delicious dinner on Christmas Day!   

Bridgeman’s Chophouse | City Café Diner | Food Works| Honest PintRuth’s Chris | Whitebird   


Jim 'N Nick's - Order online at www.jimnnicks.com by Dec. 24.

Check out all of Chattanooga’s diverse RESTAURANTS and watering holes. Cheers!