The Scenic City Soars to New Culinary Heights
Chattanooga’s food and drink scene continues to thrive and earn a reputation as a culinary destination both regionally and nationally. Nestled between the culinary hot spots of Atlanta and Nashville, the Scenic City serves up provisions in style.
The Chattanooga area constantly has stand-out chefs nominated for James Beard Awards, and locals and visitors alike can enjoy, not just traditional Southern fare, but a growing number of authentic menu items originating from other countries. Just last year, establishments in the city were featured on lists such as OpenTable’s 100 Most Romantic Restaurants in America; Travel + Leisure’s 100 Best Restaurants Worth Splurging on in the United States; and Garden & Gun’s Best New Bars in the South. Wine Spectator also featured three Chattanooga dining spots in its 2019 Restaurant Awards, and Chattanooga played host to the second-ever Flavored Nation in 2019, a two-day event where chefs from each of the 50 states serve up one of their most iconic dishes. Whether you’re looking for fine dining on a special occasion or a more casual environment to relax with friends, Chattanooga has something to offer, and you better believe it is going to be tasty.
Did You Know?
A total of 353 area restaurants are represented on OpenTable, allowing diners to save a seat and minimize their wait time.