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The Purple Daisy Picnic Cafe

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4001 St Elmo Ave, Chattanooga, TN 37409
+1 423-822-6477
11:00 - 20:00
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Mon - Fri 11:00 - 20:00
Sat - Sun 11:00 - 16:00
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LaFayette, Georgia
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139 reviews
113 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

So, let's start with desert. It took 10 bits to figure out the ingredients of their Banana Pudding. My average is 7. All 3 of us on this adventure agreed. It is the best Banana Pudding we've eaten in any restaurant in Chattanooga. But it's not the best we ever had. I had ribs, baked beans, slaw & Texas toast.... More 

Thank Bj S
Chattanooga, Tennessee
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10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We've gone a few times over the years and always feel just kind of blah when we're done. There's nothing wrong with the food, there's just nothing spectacular either. They do have good hot dogs!

Thank MustangCaliTenn
Frederick, Maryland
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48 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2017

If you like barbecue, this place is worth a stop. Casual atmosphere,eclectic decor, kid-friendly, reasonable prices, and...good food. A winning combo.Our toddler particularly enjoyed the treat which came with the kid's meal. I would highly recommend the baked beans as a side to whatever main dish you choose. They are seriously delicious.

Thank H6551XMsharon
Columbiana, Alabama
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14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2016 via mobile

We visited Chattanooga with the family and stopped by The Purple Daisy Picnic Cafe before boarding the Incline. The atmosphere was fun and eclectic. Nice casual spot for lunch. We ordered for two kids and two adults. Menu is limited, but the adult meals were really good. My husband ordered a large bowl of chili, which he really enjoyed with... More 

Thank journeywell4
Opelika, Alabama
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21 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 November 2016

If you want good BBQ, this is a good place to go and the Banana pudding is awesome. I would go there again.

Thank kimmieb49
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016 via mobile

Most excellent lunch place. Food is fantastic we had the rainbow sandwich and barbecue sandwich. Highly recommend this place.

Thank Carrie V
Cottontown, Tennessee, United States
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33 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016

We were tired and hungry waiting in line after visiting the incline. We heard through friends that there are some really good BBQ places around. This one is within walking distance and is delicious. We literally both ate every bite of everything . We had BBQ pork plates with baked beans and slaw with Texas toast. It was all great.... More 

Thank Patricia F
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

I have to say that the BBQ was hands down, finger licking good. I tried all three sauces (hot, original, and sweet) and they were all spectacular additions to the BBQ. Of course I couldn't pass up an opportunity to try the homemade banana pudding, and it was just as good as what my grandmother used to make. I would... More 

Thank Jon C
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56 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

Stopped on our trip here from Florida to see a little fall in the mountains. Did not disappoint. Everything was delicious. Great smoked chicken, amazing baked beans and pork nachos. Very clean and a great atmosphere. Will definitely be back on our next trip next fall. Only thing we might suggest is maybe a filtration system for the water. Although... More 

Thank 1124sunshine
Charlottesville, Virginia
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3 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

Great barbecue at very reasonable process. Friendly staff. Menu is simple, and basic barbecue dishes, but that is what makes a good BBQ spot - stick to what you do well.

Thank Traveler2558

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$2 - US$10
American, Cafe, Barbecue
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Highchairs Available
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
11:00 - 16:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 16:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4001 St Elmo Ave, Chattanooga, TN 37409
  • Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Chattanooga
  • Phone Number: +1 423-822-6477
A cozy little BBQ restaurant next to the incline railway at the foot of Lookout Mountain.

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