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Chattanooga's Culinary Delights Outshine the Rest

With an array of local and international cuisines and top-notch chefs who have received James Beard Awards, the Scenic City’s food and drink scene continues to gain notoriety. Whether you’re seeking Southern comfort food or a creative cocktail, Chattanooga truly has it all. Numerous dining spots throughout the city have been honored in Wine Spectator’s Restaurant Awards in past years, and other area establishments have been featured on Travel + Leisure’s 100 Best Restaurants Worth Splurging on in the United States and Garden & Gun’s Best New Bars in the South. 

Fine dining in Chattanooga consists of exquisite cuisine, craft drinks, and engaging atmospheres. Dining options range from local seafood and pasta institutions to upscale steakhouses, where diners can enjoy artisanal beverages, decadent dishes, and top-notch customer service.

The Scenic City has a great selection of restaurants for a casual night out with family or friends. Options range from burger joints and pizza parlors to the city’s Southern comfort food staples, and it’s not hard to find delicious barbecue, specialty tacos, or gourmet ice cream. 

Popular international cuisine options in the area include Mexican, Chinese, Japanese, Thai, Greek, Italian, Peruvian, Vietnamese, and Caribbean. Patrons can also shop at various international markets and bring far-flung flavors back home to their own kitchens.

Chattanooga was once home to over 30 distilleries in the late 1800s. A few decades later, prohibition forced many distilleries and distributors to close up shop, but now, Chattanooga has revived its rich history with an unmatched mix of distilleries.

The Scenic City is gaining acclaim as a top destination for beer lovers thanks to its growing landscape of taprooms and breweries. With local brews ranging from IPAs to stouts, there is a libation to be found for everyone. 

Chattanooga’s selection of world-class wines tantalizes the tastebuds of residents and visitors alike. The area boasts the perfect climate for growing grapes, attributing to the several local wineries that offer Southern flavors and stunning views.

Coffee aficionados have plenty of options to choose from in the Scenic City. Chattanooga’s highly acclaimed coffee scene includes roasters, cafés, fair-trade creations, and talented baristas. 

The community of Chattanooga values conservation, hence the area’s great farm-to-table offerings. A variety of fresh, local food can be found throughout the Tennessee Valley at markets and restaurants. This offers customers a way to not only consume high-quality food, but also support the local economy. 

The food scene in Chattanooga is further elevated by creative and cozy supper clubs. Bringing family and friends together in pursuit of a memorable meal, supper clubs boast artisanal dishes and one-of-a-kind craft cocktails on their ever-changing menus. 

Private dining clubs are also prevalent throughout the city, offering members experiences ranging from casual to fine dining. Commonly held on mountain bluffs, penthouse floors, or scenic golf courses, these clubs are known for their five-star ambiance and experience. 

Did you know?

The annual James Beard Awards are presented by the James Beard Foundation to recognize culinary professionals in the United States. The awards recognize chefs, restaurateurs, authors, and journalists around May 5th each year in honor of James Beard’s birthday. A select few of Chattanooga’s chefs have received the award.

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Chattanooga's Culinary Delights Outshine the Rest

With an array of local and international cuisines and top-notch chefs who have received James Beard Awards, the Scenic City’s food and drink scene continues to gain notoriety. Whether you’re seeking Southern comfort food or a creative cocktail, Chattanooga truly has it all. Numerous dining spots throughout the city have been honored in Wine Spectator’s Restaurant Awards in past years, and other area establishments have been featured on Travel + Leisure’s 100 Best Restaurants Worth Splurging on in the United States and Garden & Gun’s Best New Bars in the South. 

Fine dining in Chattanooga consists of exquisite cuisine, craft drinks, and engaging atmospheres. Dining options range from local seafood and pasta institutions to upscale steakhouses, where diners can enjoy artisanal beverages, decadent dishes, and top-notch customer service.

The Scenic City has a great selection of restaurants for a casual night out with family or friends. Options range from burger joints and pizza parlors to the city’s Southern comfort food staples, and it’s not hard to find delicious barbecue, specialty tacos, or gourmet ice cream. 

Popular international cuisine options in the area include Mexican, Chinese, Japanese, Thai, Greek, Italian, Peruvian, Vietnamese, and Caribbean. Patrons can also shop at various international markets and bring far-flung flavors back home to their own kitchens.

Chattanooga was once home to over 30 distilleries in the late 1800s. A few decades later, prohibition forced many distilleries and distributors to close up shop, but now, Chattanooga has revived its rich history with an unmatched mix of distilleries.

The Scenic City is gaining acclaim as a top destination for beer lovers thanks to its growing landscape of taprooms and breweries. With local brews ranging from IPAs to stouts, there is a libation to be found for everyone. 

Chattanooga’s selection of world-class wines tantalizes the tastebuds of residents and visitors alike. The area boasts the perfect climate for growing grapes, attributing to the several local wineries that offer Southern flavors and stunning views.

Coffee aficionados have plenty of options to choose from in the Scenic City. Chattanooga’s highly acclaimed coffee scene includes roasters, cafés, fair-trade creations, and talented baristas. 

The community of Chattanooga values conservation, hence the area’s great farm-to-table offerings. A variety of fresh, local food can be found throughout the Tennessee Valley at markets and restaurants. This offers customers a way to not only consume high-quality food, but also support the local economy. 

The food scene in Chattanooga is further elevated by creative and cozy supper clubs. Bringing family and friends together in pursuit of a memorable meal, supper clubs boast artisanal dishes and one-of-a-kind craft cocktails on their ever-changing menus. 

Private dining clubs are also prevalent throughout the city, offering members experiences ranging from casual to fine dining. Commonly held on mountain bluffs, penthouse floors, or scenic golf courses, these clubs are known for their five-star ambiance and experience. 

Did you know?

The annual James Beard Awards are presented by the James Beard Foundation to recognize culinary professionals in the United States. The awards recognize chefs, restaurateurs, authors, and journalists around May 5th each year in honor of James Beard’s birthday. A select few of Chattanooga’s chefs have received the award.

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