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Aug 30, 2006 06:55 AM

In Chattanooga next week

I need some tips on where to eat.

good local BBQ would be a good start, and anything else that's good.

My stomach thanks you.


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  1. Try the art district near the aquarium. There are some nice places up there. There's a bistro on a bluff overlooking the river - outside dining available.

    1. One of my favorites is the St. John's Meeting Place on Broad Street (Downtown). Upscale food at a reasonable price.

      1. Thanks for the tips.

        I am flying out on Tuesday and hope to be able to do some exploring while I am there.

        will definately check out the art district and stop in at St. John's.

        any good BBQ places to recommend for lunchy?

        4 Replies
        1. re: hulasboy

          Try Waycrazy's. It's up on Signal Mountain, but well worth the drive. If you need something closer, try the Rib and Loin (phone number: 499-OINK). It's not in the most attractive location (Brainerd Rd) but the 'q is delish... Hope you get this before you leave. I love Chattanooga and would move there in a minute if I could get a job in my field. The town just has a good vibe.

          1. re: Procrastibaker

            thanks for the tips. I will likely them both if I can. I will be checking email the whole time I am there, so if there are any other suggestions, let 'er rip!

            1. re: hulasboy

              One caveat,though: I haven't been to Rib and Loin or WayCrazy's in a few years, so I can't say with 100% certainty that you'll enjoy your meal, but they were great when I was living there!

          2. re: hulasboy

            The bistro now seems to be the Back Inn Cafe. I'd still check it out.

          3. Although it has been a few years since I have been there, I recall that Tony's Pasta Shop was good. I ate there on a few occasions. They make their own pasta.
            Rembrandts is a coffee and dessert place that is good.
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            1. On a chilly, rainy spring afternoon we went to this tea house. I love tea and they did it so right. The deserts we shared were outstanding. If the menu interests you and you don't mind the prissy atmosphere, I'd check it out for something different.