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Back Inn Cafe

412 E 2nd St, Chattanooga, TN 37403-1133
+1 423-265-5033
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  • Excellent55%
  • Very good22%
  • Average8%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible6%
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“filet” (19 reviews)
“lump crab” (4 reviews)
5:00 am - 10:00 pm Hours
American, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
412 E 2nd St, Chattanooga, TN 37403-1133
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I was part of a party of six for dinner last night and our overall experience was very disappointing. The drinks and sitting in the ‘pit’ were the positives, and that’s were it ends. Everything else was not so good. We were seated at 6:00...More

2  Thank tskstaplet
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Eat dinner here about once a month. It is hit or miss with the service but mostly slow, very slow. The menu has changed and not for the better. Don't ever order a steak here. Chef does not know how to cook a steak or...More

1  Thank 305marylee88
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Back Inn has been our go-to restaurant in Chattanooga for years, whether for a special occasion or casual al fresco, riverside dining. The food, service, and value have been consistent forever. However, on this most recent visit - despite a flourishing beginning - our...More

Thank visuality
Reviewed 13 April 2018 via mobile

We went to the Back Inn for Easter brunch with our fingers crossed that we would have an enjoyable meal. Previous attempts had been pretty hit or miss and I am very happy to report that this visit was great. Our server was amazing seeing...More

Thank wolfmajors
Reviewed 5 April 2018

Has been some time since I have visited Back Inn Cafe. The food is still good, service excellent, atmosphere wonderful!

Thank Janis A
Reviewed 10 March 2018 via mobile

My husband and I ate at the Back Inn Cafe for a romantic date night. We arrived about 8:30 (30 minutes before closing time) but they didn’t seem to mind. The tables were decorated very nicely with white tablecloths and candles. The caprese flatbread was...More

Thank Erika B
Reviewed 7 March 2018

Girls night out and we went for some appetizers. We sat outside and had a marvelous time. Rance, our server, was very attentive. Food was great. The wine list was pretty impressive as well. Fun time!

Thank winelover128
Reviewed 5 March 2018 via mobile

Two couples, great friends enjoyed dinner at the Back End Cafe last night. The food is terrific and the service even better. I recommend the filet with the crab cakes as a starter. The wine list is very good and reasonably priced as well. Creme...More

Thank Bob W
Reviewed 23 December 2017

Whether you go for wine tasting events, special occasions or holidays, it is always exquisite. Views are as amazing as the food.

Thank 761patsyr
Reviewed 15 November 2017

Back Inn Cafe was perfect for our party of 10. The waiters were very attentive and the food was great, Plus with our staying at Bluff View Inn, the restaurant was a few steps away from any of our party.

Thank HooverTiger
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Questions & Answers
Debbie D
23 March 2017|
Response from BluffView | Property representative |
Good afternoon Debbie! The dress code for Back Inn Cafe is business casual. We also do recommend reservations, which can either be done by calling us at (423) 265-5033.
Melinda H
7 February 2016|
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Response from magmom51 | Reviewed this property |
Have no idea. You should phone them.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 13 - USD 13
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Business meetings, View, Child-friendly, Romantic, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
5:00 am - 9:00 pm
5:00 am - 9:00 pm
5:00 am - 9:00 pm
5:00 am - 10:00 pm
5:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 412 E 2nd St, Chattanooga, TN 37403-1133
  • Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Chattanooga
  • Phone Number: +1 423-265-5033
  • E-mail
Located in a renovated Colonial Revival Mansion, Back Inn Café offers upscale global cuisine with an extensive wine list. The menu changes seasonally to provide our guests with fresh dishes and the latest innovations in fine cuisine. You may choose to sit in our peaceful library, one of two romantic sunrooms, or outside on the terrace overlooking the river.
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