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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 good23%
  • Average7%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible6%
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412 E 2nd St, Chattanooga, TN 37403-1133
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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
Reviewed 2 November 2017

This little gem of a restaurant is in the Bluff/Arts District of Chattanooga. I have been here with a group of 8, as well as two times with my wife on a date. In each instance, I have found the service and attention to my...More

Thank 1967Yankeesfan
Reviewed 4 October 2017 via mobile

Had heard this was a place for foodies, but the menu descriptions turned out to be far more appetizing than the actual food, which was pretty pricey for what you got. I paid $22 for a seared chicken breast over a scoop of corn pudding...More

Thank Beth R
Reviewed 2 October 2017

We have wanted to try this restaurant for a while but have hesitated because of the mixed reviews. We were very pleasantly surprised and thoroughly enjoyed our evening. The food was excellent and our server, Noelle, exceptional. The restaurant has a very nice ambiance although...More

Thank ZimGirl87
Reviewed 8 August 2017 via mobile

I love the Back Inn Cafe. I have had a wonderful experience every time I go there. I love the quiet atmosphere and the view, but I also love the food...it is always fresh and full of flavor. Being gluten free, I usually request to...More

1  Thank kkuhns00
Reviewed 30 July 2017

Planning my son's wedding in Chattanooga meant we needed to find a spot for the rehearsal dinner. The upper porch of the Back Inn Cafe turned out to be a great choice. Even though it was a very hot weekend, dinner on the enclosed porch...More

Thank DougandJ
Reviewed 20 June 2017

Nothing exciting here and high priced,. Neighborhood full of heavy pedestrian foot traffic. Right next to four lane high travel interstate. Heard nothing but 18 wheelers while dining outside.

Thank Cindy H
Reviewed 8 June 2017 via mobile

Before you start reading, you have to know that I want this place to be great. Twenty years ago when I first moved to Chattanooga, this was in my top three favorite places. Over the years, it has been terribly inconsistent; good food, bad service...More

1  Thank wolfmajors
Reviewed 30 May 2017

This is a great restaurant in the art district of Chattanooga. It is near the Walnut street bridge and other attractions near the riverfront. They have two dining levels with panoramic glass windows. They also have a outside dining area which is covered. We had...More

Thank chrisstian2015
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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, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Private Dining
Good for
View, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
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
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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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