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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 good23%
  • Average6%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible6%
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“filet” (17 reviews)
“focaccia” (4 reviews)
“lump crab” (4 reviews)
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05:00 - 21:00All hours
American, Gluten Free Options
412 E 2nd St, Chattanooga, TN 37403-1133
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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
Reviewed 19 June 2017

Nothing exciting here and high priced,. Neighborhood full of heavy pedestrian foot traffic. Right next to four lane high travel interstate. Heard nothing but 18 wheelers while dining outside.

Thank Cindy H
Reviewed 8 June 2017 via mobile

Before you start reading, you have to know that I want this place to be great. Twenty years ago when I first moved to Chattanooga, this was in my top three favorite places. Over the years, it has been terribly inconsistent; good food, bad service...More

1  Thank wolfmajors
Reviewed 30 May 2017

This is a great restaurant in the art district of Chattanooga. It is near the Walnut street bridge and other attractions near the riverfront. They have two dining levels with panoramic glass windows. They also have a outside dining area which is covered. We had...More

Thank chrisstian2015
Reviewed 23 May 2017

My wife and I had dinner here, we loved the entire Bluff View area. The food was well prepared and presented, she had a salad and crab-cakes and I had pan trout. For some reason our waitress went MIA and I had to go inside...More

Thank KiloBravo1
Reviewed 28 April 2017

My husband enjoy having an upscale meal when we travel and this place was perfect! The service, the food and the view were impeccable! Reserve a table on the enclosed terrace for a fabulous view of the Tennesee River. We were there during a thunderstorm...More

Thank dnhampton
Reviewed 24 April 2017

This place is delightful. The view of the river is spectacular. The staff was great, and the food was even better. My wife got the steak, which was excellent, but my shrimp and grits was so flavorful, that we both liked it more than the...More

Thank BrooksnMonica
Reviewed 16 April 2017 via mobile

I took my wife here for a date night. It was our first time here. The views were great and the good excellent. My wife had the filet and I had the pork loin and both were excellent. It was quiet and a great place...More

Thank mfisher1192
Reviewed 8 April 2017

The first thing I noticed was that the staff was quite young--but very nice and seemed happy to be working here. We were greeted and offered a couple of options for seating--all of which were fine. We settled in the sunporch, which was bright and...More

Thank vhintlian
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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
6 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
US$13 - US$13
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Private Dining
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, View, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Romantic
Open Hours
05:00 - 21:00
05:00 - 21:00
05:00 - 21:00
05:00 - 22:00
05:00 - 22:00
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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