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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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  • Excellent57%
  • Very good35%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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American, Cafe, Barbecue
4001 Saint Elmo Ave, Chattanooga, TN 37409-1301
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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

Thank Maddox1000
Reviewed 7 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.

Thank mariposadeeden
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Reviewed 31 December 2017

Located in the St. Elmo area, this simple and friendly restaurant serves excellent food with notably friendly service. The atmosphere is simple and very local, which reflects the personal service and good food that is served. The BBQ sandwich is large and tasty with different...More

Thank DaleB9120
Reviewed 28 October 2017

A quaint, slightly hippie café in a small setting at the bottom of the mountain. Some indoor and outdoor seating, but it appears that lots of folks get food to-go. Our server was very friendly and especially helpful with our two toddlers. Southern hospitality at...More

Thank crusadercc
Reviewed 17 October 2017 via mobile

This place was recommended by a local guide we had at Ruby Falls so we stopped by for lunch. I had the “stuffed potato” which was incredible! It was so tasty and very filling. Another recommendation was the Fruit Tea which was pineapple juice, mint,...More

Thank Earl M
Reviewed 10 October 2017 via mobile

The hole in the wall had great food. I highly recommend the bbq nachos. The Brunswick stew and chili were also good. The service was exceptional

Thank Rene' S
Reviewed 7 October 2017 via mobile

We had lunch at the Purple Daisy after a day at Rock City Gardens and Ruby Falls. Cute, Friendly and quick. Service, food and prices were good. Think sandwiches, soups, nachos, baked potatoes and BBQ. Good location if you are right around the incline railway...More

Thank P0702-Orlando
Reviewed 3 October 2017 via mobile

Great BBQ after coming down the mountain from Rick city. Good ribs, chicken, nachos, stuffed potatoes

Thank Ashimyer
Reviewed 4 September 2017 via mobile

The waitress was very attentive to dogs as well as us Patio had no real view but sandwiches were very good

Thank robhendry
Reviewed 26 August 2017

I have never had a bad experience. Always have a great staff, food and atmosphere. We always hit the lunch crowd but worth the wait....

Thank Dosdt720
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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
US$2 - US$10
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
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
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A cozy little BBQ restaurant next to the incline railway at the foot of Lookout Mountain.
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