The Scenic City, aka Chattanooga, is the fourth-largest city in Tennessee; has the world’s longest pedestrian bridge; is the birthplace of the MoonPie; and was home to the first world’s first franchised Coca-Cola bottling plant. Ok, now where are you going to eat and drink? We’ve got that covered with our 24-Hour Guide.

 Photograph courtesy of Velo Coffee

Photograph courtesy of Velo Coffee

MORNING | Coffee

Chattz Coffee Company

"I come here for a chai or espresso. They roast their own beans and keep everything super fresh, plus they have wonderful service. There is an art to roasting coffee where you get the caramelization, but you don’t burn it and they have never burnt the coffee. It makes the balance of sweetness and acidity really nice."
FED Pro  >  Chef Erik Niel

1010 Market Street, Chattanooga, TN 37402 | T: 423.310.8889
2627 Broad Street, Chattanooga, TN 37408 | T: 423.665-2627

Velo Coffee Roasters

"Their Nitro Cold Press is killer!"
FED Pro >  Chef Philippe Van Grit

509 East Main Street #3, Chattanooga, TN 37408
T: 423.529.2453 |

MORNING | Breakfast

Bluegrass Grill

Hearty American breakfast served all day, eggs, biscuits, pancakes, cereals, soups, sandwiches and baked goods.

"This is a great place for breakfast."
FED Pro  >  Chef Erik Niel

"During the week I come here for breakfast. Best service and great prices."
FED Pro  >  Chef Rebecca Barron

"If I am awake, I come to Bluegrass Grill for breakfast. Let Greg handle it."
FED Pro > Chef Philippe Van Grit

55 E Main Street, Chattanooga, TN 37408
T: 423.752.4020 |


The Chattanooga Market

The largest producer-only public market in the region. Fresh, locally-grown produce, plus breads, and arts & crafts.

"The Sunday farmers market is one of the best in the country and is the place to be for all things cool and culinary. There are great local farmers, ranchers, and producers all in one spot, and it’s a social scene as well. I go as many Sunday mornings as I can to buy for the restaurant and for my family. You can have a locally brewed beer and browse for produce."
FED Pro  >  Chef Erik Niel

First Tennessee Pavilion
1829 Carter Street, Chattanooga TN 37408

 Photograph courtesy of The Chattanooga Market

Photograph courtesy of The Chattanooga Market

Main Street Farmers Market

Grower-only market featuring regional, small-family farmers.

"This is basically the organic farmer market and it is very good."
FED Pro  >  Chef Erik Niel

"This is what I believe to be a true Farmer's Market."
FED Pro > Chef Philippe Van Grit

325 East Main Street, Chattanooga, TN |


Champy's Famous Fried Chicken

Modeled after the Mississippi juke joints, they call themselves a blues bar serving bird and brews. Everything is battered and fried to order. They serve fried chicken, smoked sausage, catfish, Southern sides and key lime pie and Mississippi mud pie for desert.

"This is old school, loosen your belt buckle kind of food. They make fried chicken to order and have with a great beer program, specializing in 40 ounce beer. They do one of most ridiculously savory apps which is smoked sausage, pickles and white cheddar cheese with spicy stuff like cayenne and paprika and salt sprinkled all over and crackers. You just can’t stop eating it."
FED Pro  >  Chef Erik Niel

"Get the combo 40s and fowl."
FED Pro  >  Chef Rebecca Barron

526 East Martin Luther King Boulevard, Chattanooga, TN 37403
T: 423.752.9198

  Photographs courtesy of Champy's

Photographs courtesy of Champy's

 Pozolé at Taqueria Jalisco

Pozolé at Taqueria Jalisco

Taqueria Jalisco

Jorge Parra and his mother Maria started by operating a food truck at the Chattanooga Market. They serve the regional cuisine of Jalisco, which specializes in tortas. They have two locations.

"They make really authentic Mexican food and their tacos are all great across the board."
FED Pro  >  Chef Erik Niel

"For lunch, I enjoy coming here. If you want authentic Mexican food, this is the place to come to."
FED Pro  >  Sommelier Michelle Richards

Miller Plaza | 850 Market Street, Chattanooga, TN 37402 | T: 423.362.8056
1634 Rossville Avenue, Chattanooga, TN 37408 | T: 423.509.3430


 Photographs courtesy of Clumpies Ice Cream

Photographs courtesy of Clumpies Ice Cream


Clumpies Ice Cream

Originally opened in 1999 by Marshall Brock of the Brock Candy Company. It has since been sold to Rock City. Expect unique flavors like Animal Cracker, Banana Cream, Cape Cod Cantaloupe, Cow Pie, Grasshopper and Hot Cocoa ice cream filled with marshmallows.

"For a mid-day ice cream cone. I am partial to the Key Lime Pie. And then the chocolate chip is great because they use stracciatella. It has tiny flakes of chocolate that they mix in when the ice cream is freezing at the very end. It crumbles and it becomes this really cool chocolate chip."
FED Pro >  Chef Erik Niel

26 Frazier Avenue, Chattanooga, TN 37405
T: 423.267.5425 |

The Hot Chocolatier

Wendy and Brandon Buckner are making small batches of fresh artisan chocolates and pastries using premium ingredients.

"Making some of the best chocolates I've ever had."
FED Pro >  Chef Erik Niel

1437 Market Street, Chattanooga, TN 37402
T: 423.266.3066 |

  Photograph courtesy of The Hot Chocolatier

Photograph courtesy of The Hot Chocolatier

  Photograph courtesy of MoonPie

Photograph courtesy of MoonPie

MoonPie General Store

"They’ve been made in Chattanooga since the early 1900s."
FED Pro  >  Chef Erik Niel

429 B Broad street, Chattanooga, TN 37402
T: 423.877.0592 |


Sequatchie Cove Creamery

Drive a half-hour out of town to visit this dairy farm with award-wining artisan cheeses that are sold at select cheese shops from Brooklyn to New Orleans and at the local farmers market in Chattanooga.

"I love their Shakerag Blue cheese which uses Crabtree Farm's fig leaves."
FED Pro >  Chef Rebecca Barron

320 Dixon Cove Road, Sequatchie, TN 37374
T: 423.942.9201 |

 Photograph courtesy of Sequatchie Cove Creamery

Photograph courtesy of Sequatchie Cove Creamery


Chattanooga Whiskey

Located in the heart of downtown Chattanooga, across from the historic Chattanooga Choo Choo, visit where the magic happens at this Tennessee Stillhouse micro-distillery. They have a tasting room where you can saddle up to the bar.

"It's my fav!"
FED Pro  >  Chef Rebecca Barron

Tennessee Stillhouse
1439 Market Street, Chattanooga, TN 37402
423.760.4333 |


 Photograph courtesy of The Flying Squirrel

Photograph courtesy of The Flying Squirrel

The Flying Squirrel Bar

Cocktails, draft craft beer and small bites like tacos, crostini, confit duck leg, pork loin, cheeses and charcuterie.

For a beer and a bite – ceviche, duck tacos and fried quail. They have incredible architecture and great style, it's really gorgeous. It is a beer bar for the most part, but they have really good cocktails."
FED Pro >  Chef Erik Niel

55 Johnson Street, Chattanooga, TN 37408
T: 423.602.5980 |


 Photograph courtesy of Easy Bistro & Bar

Photograph courtesy of Easy Bistro & Bar

Easy Bistro & Bar

Located in the center of the city, chef Erik Niel specializes in seafood and bistro food with a Southern twist. This is also a great place for cocktails.

"Chef Erik Neil is obsessed with quality and fantastic ingredients. Order Soup and Braised Lamb Neck. Also fifty cent oysters every Thursday. To drink I'll get the Dirty martinis. Ask for the tasting menu."
FED Pro  >  Chef Rebecca Barron

"Chef Erik Neil has a great talent with food and bringing locally grown produce to his dishes. He is very passionate about all things beverage and that shows in his extensive wine list. When I want to try a hidden gem on his list, I look to him for a recommendation."
FED Pro  >  Sommelier Michelle Richards

"Check out Easy Bistro for Cocktails, or just a shot of Fernet."
FED Pro  >  Chef Philippe Van Grit

203 Broad Street, Chattanooga, TN 37402
T: 423.266.1121 |

St. John's Restaurant

Chef Rebecca Barron focuses on local and seasonal cuisine. They also have a more casual sister restaurant next door called The Meeting Place.

"I love their poached lobster & frisée salad. I come to the bar here for cocktails and wine. They have exceptional service and wonderful cuisine and drinks."
FED Pro  >  Chef Erik Niel

1278 Market Street, Chattanooga, TN 37402
T: 4

 Photograph courtesy of St. John's Restaurant

Photograph courtesy of St. John's Restaurant

 Photograph courtesy of The Meeting Place

Photograph courtesy of The Meeting Place

The Meeting Place

Chef Rebecca Barron explores more international flavors at this sister and neighbor to St John's restaurant.

"I come here for the BLT sandwich."
FED Pro  >  Chef Erik Niel

" Hands down my favorite spot to chill and eat great food."
FED Pro  >  Chef Philippe Van Grit

1274 Market Street, Chattanooga, TN 37402
T: 423.266.4571

Public House

Owner Nathan Lindley calls his restaurant a public house to combine the feelings of a pub along with a neighborhood restaurant. The menu features some Southern specialties and classic American dishes.

"Come here to enjoy pimento cheese and fried pickles."
FED Pro  >  Chef Erik Niel

Warehouse Row, 1110 Market Street, Chattanooga, TN 37402
T: 423.266.3366 |

Nikki's Drive Inn

They've been serving American diner food like burgers, onion rings and fried shrimp since they opened in 1941. Cash only.

"The fried chicken livers here are a must-try delicacy."
FED Pro  >  Chef Erik Niel

899 Cherokee Boulevard, Chattanooga, TN 37405
T: 423.265.9015


  Photo Credit: Andrew Steele [flickr]

Photo Credit: Andrew Steele [flickr]

The Bitter Alibi

Dive bar vibe with a respectable sandwich menu and craft beers.

"Come here for their sandwiches and try the Seoulful, which is Korean BBQ with slow cooked pork shoulder."
FED Pro  >  Chef Rebecca Barron

Open until 12am, 2am on weekends
825 Houston Street, Chattanooga, TN
T: 423.362.5070 |

The Pickle Barrel

"Let's face it, I like dive bars. You can find me at The Pickle Barrel. Orange Bombs, and Bourbon!"
FED Pro  >  Chef Philippe Van Grit

Open until 3am
1012 Market Street, Chattanooga, TN 37402
T: 423.266.1103 |