Outdoor Dining in Chattanooga

Back Inn Cafe.

There’s something about eating outside on a day with perfect weather that makes the day even more perfect, especially in the Scenic City. Chattanooga has been blessed with a plethora of restaurants that have outdoor seating, which provide an excellent setting for a romantic dinner, lunch with friends, or night out with the family.

I especially enjoy eating outside with the kids, because messes aren’t as big of a deal and their potential animal-like behavior seems a little less distracting to others. Plus, kids always love to be outside! Never mind the time when my boys decided to holler loud greetings to each passerby on the sidewalk below, and to decorate the glass wall with ketchup on the Public House patio or when a bird above us decided to decorate my son’s hair on the Terminal Brewhouse’s deck. 

One of my favorite memories from here in Chattanooga is from a lunch on the upstairs outdoor patio at Tony’s Pasta Shop & Trattoria. The view was gorgeous, the weather and light breeze were glorious, the company was perfect, and the food was, as always, divine. I highly recommend requesting to sit on that deck! We also LOVE to eat at Public House, even during the cold months because, aside from their insanely delicious pimento cheese and fried pickles, they have heaters on their patio. 

Ruth’s Chris Chattanooga.

Below is a list of highly-rated Chattanooga restaurants that offer outdoor seating:

1885 Grill (dog-friendly); 3914 St Elmo Ave, Chattanooga, TN 37409

Acropolis (dog-friendly); 2213 Hamilton Pl Blvd, Chattanooga, TN 37421

Alleia; 25 E Main St, Chattanooga, TN 37408

Aretha Frankenstein’s (dog-friendly); 518 Tremont St, Chattanooga, TN 37405

Back Inn Cafe; 411 E 2nd St, Chattanooga, TN 37403

Beast + Barrel (dog-friendly); 16 Frazier Ave, Chattanooga, TN 37405

Big Chill & Grill (dog-friendly); 103 Cherokee Blvd, Chattanooga, TN 37405

Big River Grille; 222 Broad Street, Chattanooga, TN 37402 and 2020 Hamilton Place Blvd, Chattanooga, TN 37421

Blue Orleans Restaurant (dog-friendly); 1463 Market St, Chattanooga, TN 37402

The Blue Plate (dog-friendly); 191 Chestnut St, Chattanooga, TN 37402

Blue Water; 224 Broad St, Chattanooga, TN 37402

Bluegrass Grill; 55 E Main St, Chattanooga, TN 37408

Boathouse Rotisserie & Raw Bar (great view); 1459 Riverside Dr, Chattanooga, TN 37406

Brewhaus (dog-friendly); 224 Frazier Ave, Chattanooga, TN 37402

The Camp House; 149 E M L King Blvd, Chattanooga, TN 37402

Carrabba’s Italian Grill; 2040 Hamilton Pl Blvd #100, Chattanooga, TN 37421

Champy’s Famous Fried Chicken; 526 E MLK Blvd, Chattanooga, TN 37403

Cheddar’s Scratch Kitchen; 2014 Gunbarrel Rd, Chattanooga, TN 37421

Clumpie’s; 3917 St. Elmo Avenue, Chattanooga, TN 37409 and 26 Frazier Avenue, Chattanooga, TN 37405

Clyde’s on Main; 122 W Main St, Chattanooga, TN 37408

Community Pie; 850 Market St, Chattanooga, TN 37402

Cupcake Kitchen (dog-friendly); 500 Broad St, Chattanooga, TN 37402

The Daily Ration (dog-friendly); 1220 Dartmouth St, Chattanooga, TN 37405

Easy Bistro & Bar (dog-friendly); 203 Broad St, Chattanooga, TN 37402

Embargo ’62; 301 Cherokee Blvd, Chattanooga, TN 37405

The Feed Co. Table and Tavern; 201 W Main St, Chattanooga, TN 37408

Firebirds Wood Fired Grill; 2107 Gunbarrel Rd, Chattanooga, TN 37421

The Flying Squirrel Bar (dog-friendly); 55 Johnson St, Chattanooga, TN 37408

Food Works (dog-friendly); 205 Manufacturers Rd, Chattanooga, TN 37405

Fresh to Order (dog-friendly); 1919 Gunbarrel Rd Suite 103, Chattanooga, TN 37421

Frothy Monkey; 1400 Market St, Chattanooga, TN 37402

Fuji Steak and Sushi Tennessee (dog-friendly); 2207 Overnite Dr, Chattanooga, TN 37421

Good Dog Restaurant; 34 Frazier Ave, Chattanooga, TN 37405

Hennen’s; 193 Chestnut St, Chattanooga, TN 37402

The Hot Chocolatier; 1437 Market St, Chattanooga, TN 37402

J. Alexander’s Restaurant; 2215 Hamilton Pl Blvd, Chattanooga, TN 37421

Lakeshore Grille (dog-friendly); 5600 Lake Resort Terrace #300, Chattanooga, TN 37415

Maple Street Biscuit Company (dog-friendly); 407 Broad St, Chattanooga, TN 37402

Mean Mug Coffeehouse (dog-friendly); 114 W Main St, Chattanooga, TN 37408

The Meeting House; 3912 Dayton Blvd, Chattanooga, TN 37415

Mellow Mushroom (dog-friendly); 2318 Lifestyle Way, Chattanooga, TN 37421

Milk and Honey (dog-friendly); 135 N Market St, Chattanooga, TN 37405

Mojo Burrito; 3950 Tennessee Ave, Chattanooga, TN 37409

Niedlov’s; 215 E Main St, Chattanooga, TN 37408

Old Chicago Pizza and Taproom; 250 Northgate Mall Dr, Chattanooga, TN 37415

OPA; 249 River St, Chattanooga, TN 37405

Pickle Barrel; 1012 Market St, Chattanooga, TN 37402

P.F. Chang’s; 2110 Hamilton Place Blvd., Hamilton Place Mall, Chattanooga, TN 37421

Public House Restaurant (outdoor heaters); 1110 Market St, Chattanooga, TN 37402

Puckett’s Grocery and Deli; 2 W Aquarium Way, Chattanooga, TN 37402

Rain Thai Bistro; 6933 Lee Hwy Suite 400, Chattanooga, TN 37421

Rembrandt’s Coffee House; 204 High St, Chattanooga, TN 37403

Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse; 2321 Lifestyle Way, Chattanooga, TN 37421

Slick’s Burgers; 309 E Main St, Chattanooga, TN 37409

Southside Social (dog-friendly); 1818 Chestnut St, Chattanooga, TN 37408

St. John’s Meeting Place; 1274 Market St, Chattanooga, TN 37402

St. John’s Restaurant; 1278 Market St, Chattanooga, TN 37402

Stir (dog-friendly); 1444 Market St, Chattanooga, TN 37402

Stone Cup Cafe (dog-friendly); 208 Frazier Ave, Chattanooga, TN 37405

Taqueria Jalisco; 1634 Rossville Ave, Chattanooga, TN 37408

Taco Mamacita (dog-friendly); 109 N Market St, Chattanooga, TN 37405

Terminal Brewhouse (dog-friendly); 1464 Market St, Chattanooga, TN 37408

Tony’s Pasta Shop & Trattoria (dog-friendly); 212 High St, Chattanooga, TN 37403

Tupelo Honey Cafe; 1110 Market St, Chattanooga, TN 37402

Universal Joint (dog-friendly); 532 Lookout St, Chattanooga, TN 37403

Urban Stack; 12 W 13th St, Chattanooga, TN 37402

If the idea of being cooped up inside a stuffy restaurant on a lovely spring, summer, or fall day brings you down, you’re in luck if you live in Chattanooga! I hope you enjoy trying out some of these restaurants’ outdoor areas.

Composing this list made me realize that Chattanooga has a much greater selection of outdoor dining options than I could have imagined. I’m even tempted to create an “outdoor restaurant tour” for my family this summer. Which Chattanooga restaurants are your favorite for outdoor seating?

*If you have a dog, the “dog-friendly” restaurants allow dogs on their patios.

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