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Pickle Barrel Restaurant

American, Bar, Pub
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1012 Market St, Chattanooga, TN 37402-2614
+1 423-266-1103
11:00 - 03:00
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Sun 12:00 - 03:00
Mon - Sat 11:00 - 03:00
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Was really looking forward to eating at this establishment until I seen the smoking sign and walked into the restaurant..could not fathom to sit and eat indoors with all the smoke. Might return another time when the outdoor section is open.

Thank Melanie W
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Would have loved to have lunch, I saw the sign on the front door which they have smoking inside, not a fan maybe another time, or not at all,

Thank Charles P
Atlanta, Georgia
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

If you are OK with smoking indoors this is a neat little dive to check out in the heart of downtown Chattanooga. I'm sure it has been there since the days of civil war battles. There is a really cool upstairs you can climb up to with an upper patio. Mixture of interesting characters from cooks getting off dinner shifts,... More 

Thank missyblester
East TN
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28 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2017 via mobile

Grabbed soup and sandwiches from here. Delicious food, lots of character inside. There was no one smoking in the establishment when we were there, but my coat still smelled like smoke when we left. They were also out of moon pies and we were hoping to have the deep fried moon pie.

Thank Ncjdivadancer
Knoxville, Tennessee
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377 reviews
304 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 December 2016 via mobile

A great place, and very unique! In the shape of the flatiron building... Small and friendly and great pub food! The sidewinder fries were great and the chili and house salad was very good!!! The whole fried pickle looked great and the tots did too!!!! Many great sandwiches and cozy atmosphere!!! Recommend trying if in the downtown Chattanooga area...

Thank PaulyPauly2014
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21 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2016

The triangular building (and the name) caught our attention when we passed the Pickle Barrel while riding on the downtown shuttle so we decided to check it out after dinner. It's an interesting place! Low ceilings, rock walls, dark and full of nooks and crannies. We took two stools at the bar which sat about 10. The bartender was very... More 

Thank Annie_5116
Pulaski, Tennessee, United States
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

This bar is pretty cool. It is shaped as the outline of the corner of the street. Great outdoor seating to watch the nightlife go by. Enloyed drinks at the bar and outside. Not sure about food as we only had late evening drinks.

Thank Jami M
Hendersonville, Tennessee
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80 reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016 via mobile

Wife and I barely stepped inside before leaving. Way too smokey inside. Wife has asthma and can't breathe easily. Look somewhere else if you're in same boat.

Thank Wsm0723
Conyers, Georgia
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16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016

We called an order in after a full day visiting local attractions. It was easy to place the order and it was ready when we picked it up. Great burger and salad and they made sure to include plenty of condiments and plastic ware. Nice little local bar/restaurant; Warning: smoking is allowed in the establishment and even though I was... More 

1 Thank CCMitcham
Montgomery, Alabama
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

This is one of my favorites in Chattanooga. Downtown location,spiral staircase to rooftop seating, food was good, well-stocked bar, but my favorite thing is the building itself! Unique, cute, old, wooden, nothing cookie-cutter about this place. ( FYI - apparently it's against the law for ANYONE under 21 even to be one the premises. We got kicked out with a... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$5 - US$10
American, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar Scene, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
12:00 - 03:00
11:00 - 03:00
11:00 - 03:00
11:00 - 03:00
11:00 - 03:00
11:00 - 03:00
11:00 - 03:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1012 Market St, Chattanooga, TN 37402-2614
  • Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Chattanooga
  • Phone Number: +1 423-266-1103
The Pickle Barrel
Welcome to the home of the Pickle Barrel restaurant.. Check out our menu, our history, and maybe grab a t-shirt. We're happy to see you support a Chattanooga original.

Be sure to have something to eat or enjoy a drink on or roof top seating overlooking Market Street.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?