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Food and restaurants in Nickajack Lake

Top restaurants

Bar
“Another local favorite in the Southside district, between St. Elmo and downtown. Their food and drink menu is worth the visit! They also have a great patio area for when the weather is nice.”
  • 88 locals recommend
Bar
“Best burger I have ever found. Also great beer selection. A Chattanooga must. ”
  • 57 locals recommend
Mexican Restaurant
“This is our favorite “go to” place. If you order the corn, order off the cob. ”
  • 55 locals recommend
Bar
“Great bar/food and live music most weekends. Walking distance from our townhome”
  • 48 locals recommend
Italian Restaurant
“The food is to die for! This place is great for a fancy date night. Prepare to be swept away by how good the meals are. Everything is in-season and local. ”
  • 49 locals recommend
Restaurant
“ (Reservations recommended or first come first serve bar) Sprawling, industrial-chic space offering modern American eats, craft cocktails & an oyster bar.”
  • 47 locals recommend
Hotel
“What was once a crossroads for travelers is now one of downtown Chattanooga’s premier vacation destinations. Located in the great Southside neighborhood of Chattanooga, TN, the Chattanooga Choo Choo successfully blends history and style. Enjoy outstanding amenities and on-site extras like dining, shopping, and featured attractions. Chattanooga Choo Choo is only footsteps from other popular restaurants, entertainment, and attractions thanks to its central location along bustling Station Street. The Chattanooga Choo Choo offers a variety of on-site dining options. From coffee to cocktails, breakfast to dinner, early morning to late at night and everything in between - you'll find what you crave all within steps. Catch a show at Songbirds, Station Street or even in the Glenn Miller Gardens. With plenty of options at the Chattanooga Choo Choo you'll always be surrounded by lively music to set your mood. ”
  • 33 locals recommend
Burger Joint
“Incredible burgers. They have a gluten free bun option and great vegetarian options as well! Wonderful service and an expansive menu!”
  • 32 locals recommend

Cafes

Breakfast Spot
“A hole-in-wall not known for their service, but famous for their pancakes! Expect long lines on Saturday morning. Aretha's is on Thompson Street, just down the road from BamboogaNooga! ”
  • 39 locals recommend
Ice Cream Shop
“They serve fabulous gelato, sorbet, baked goods, and breakfast... all made from scratch. They even grind their own coffee. ”
  • 34 locals recommend
Bakery
“Best Burger and Bread in Chattanooga. Must go! Walking distance to our townhome. ”
  • 43 locals recommend
Cafe
“This place is in the Bluff View Art District. A nice stroll from the home and over the Walking Bridge.”
  • 37 locals recommend
Coffee Shop
“Great environment for meeting in groups, with plenty of space to work. Their patio is a perfect spot to sit outside and recharge.”
  • 36 locals recommend
Dessert Shop
“FROM THE HOT CHOCOLATIER "The Hot Chocolatier specializes in handmade chocolates, desserts, gelato, and chocolate & coffee/espresso drinks. The Hot Chocolatier has been Chattanooga's dessert destination since 2008." ”
  • 26 locals recommend
Cafe
“The coffee is good. More importantly, however, the place is packed with unique vintage bicycles as cycling is the owner's passion. But truly, if you take coffee seriously this just might be the best Chattanooga has to offer, though there are plenty of options. Like Mean Mug (which we mentioned in the food section as we feel that is their highlight), Velo has a great outdoor patio to enjoy when the weather permits.”
  • 15 locals recommend
Cafe
“This is a vegetarian, eclectic, point of interest where you will find really good food and may hear some good local chatter during your visit. They have a bulletin board with info on cool local happenings if you want in on the cool thing to do today. Did I mention the food is really good? ”
  • 16 locals recommend

Bakeries

Bakery
“Best Burger and Bread in Chattanooga. Must go! Walking distance to our townhome. ”
  • 43 locals recommend
Coffee Shop
“Great environment for meeting in groups, with plenty of space to work. Their patio is a perfect spot to sit outside and recharge.”
  • 36 locals recommend
Bakery
“Bluff view has some amazing views with beautiful gardens. Lovely place to get some Italian food at Tony's! ”
  • 27 locals recommend
Fruit & Vegetable Store
“For more extensive grocery shopping, located at the base of the mountain. You can also order ahead online and pickup for free.”
  • 9 locals recommend
Bakery
“Handcrafted artisan bread, including slow fermented breads (think Sourdough.) They don't use preservatives or processed ingredients, and they support other local artisans and farmers that have the same high standards.”
  • 6 locals recommend
Grocery Store
“A little pricey but a really nice grocery store. Everything's fresh, parking is easy, great variety, and the employees are super helpful.”
  • 31 locals recommend
Bakery
  • 1 local recommends
Cupcake Shop
  • 3 locals recommend