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The Purple Daisy Picnic Cafe

4001 Saint Elmo Ave, Chattanooga, TN 37409-1301
+1 423-822-6477
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  • Excellent59%
  • Very good33%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“banana pudding” (36 reviews)
“sandwich” (60 reviews)
“pork” (26 reviews)
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American, Cafe, Barbecue, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
4001 Saint Elmo Ave, Chattanooga, TN 37409-1301
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Reviewed 28 May 2018 via mobile

Eclectic place with some interesting menu items. We thoroughly enjoyed the rainbow sandwich. Friendly service in a comfortable casual atmosphere. Highly recommended.

Date of visit: May 2018
Thank schmutaki
Reviewed 13 May 2018 via mobile

I had the rainbow sandwich which was fantastic. Usually I don't like pimento cheese but it worked on this. I also had the hashbrowns casserole which was great. The prices are reasonable. It's a great stop on the way to activities like Rock City and...More

Date of visit: May 2018
Thank parrishga
Reviewed 23 April 2018 via mobile

Love finding cool little eclectic places with great food. I had the loaded Pulled Pork BBQ potato, was massive. Hubby had the rib plate. Food was excellent and fantastic service.

Date of visit: April 2018
Thank shaem2014
Reviewed 18 April 2018

This is such a cool place!! The decor is so great and purple!! The BBQ was really good. I had the BBQ nachos and my husband had the BBQ plate. We both enjoyed our meal and left full!! If you are near this place, do...More

Date of visit: April 2018
Thank Traci S
Reviewed 15 April 2018

Went for lunch with daughter who that eaten there before. She loves their fruit tea, which they mix to suit her taste. (Not too sweet). We both had barbeque---she had a platter and I had a sandwich. Very generous serving of pork. You add your...More

Date of visit: March 2018
Thank revur41
Reviewed 27 March 2018 via mobile

There were 13 of us children too. Everyone was very happy with their meals! We had the stuffed baked potato, bbq plates and burgers! Loved the potato and we would go back again!!

Date of visit: March 2018
Thank sydney2185
Reviewed 26 March 2018 via mobile

Baked potatoes and Barbecue plates are wonderful. Sides are good and some are really spicy!! Decor is fun and staff very friendly. We eat there often when in Chatt.

Date of visit: March 2018
Thank Dpepes
Reviewed 25 March 2018 via mobile

We had lunch to go for nine. The food was all tasty but nothing stood out. The hash brown casserole was probably the most flavorful item. The buffalo sauce on the quesadilla needed more kick. The loaded potato is enough for two! Kids meals were...More

Date of visit: March 2018
Thank paulbob3
Reviewed 21 February 2018 via mobile

I had the piglets and chips which were just the right amount of food. My friends had smoked meatloaf and chicken salad and they really liked both meals. Fruit tea was excellent and so was the the service. The place is quirky and adorable and...More

Date of visit: February 2018
Thank Maddox1000
Reviewed 8 January 2018 via mobile

The best stuffed potato ever! Got it with the babrbecue pork, so yummy and huge! Very attentive and helpful waitress. Casual, laid back and quirky environment. No coffee.

Date of visit: January 2018
Thank mariposadeeden
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Sandy H
14 June 2016|
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Response from Amber W | Reviewed this property |
They have a small lot right in front of the restaurant. Very convenient.
17 March 2016|
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Response from ChattaElder | Reviewed this property |
The menu is classic BBQ entrees, hot dogs and a few salads. There is not a specific "gluten free" anywhere on the menu.
2 November 2015|
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Response from whitewater4 | Reviewed this property |
Nope, definitely not your spot.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 2 - USD 10
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 am - 4:00 pm
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4001 Saint Elmo Ave, Chattanooga, TN 37409-1301
  • Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Chattanooga
  • Phone Number: +1 423-822-6477
  • E-mail
A cozy little BBQ restaurant next to the incline railway at the foot of Lookout Mountain.
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