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Back Inn Cafe

412 E 2nd St, Chattanooga, TN 37403-1133
+1 423-265-5033
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  • Excellent56%
  • Very good22%
  • Average7%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible6%
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412 E 2nd St, Chattanooga, TN 37403-1133
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Reviewed 1 week ago 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 2 weeks ago

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 2 weeks ago 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
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
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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
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, View, 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
  • 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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