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412 E 2nd St, Chattanooga, TN 37403-1133
423-265-5033
Sunday
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Hours:
Tue - Thu 5:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations

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  • 56
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  • 24
    Very good
  • 10
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  • 15
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  • 9
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Good food

We had intended to go to Tony's restaurant next door,except the queue of people put us off and the wine was only Italian! So,we arrived at Back inn. Brad served us.A friendly young man,who was very helpful. dinner was fine.I had the duck and my husband had trout! Both very tasty. Service was... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 25, 2015
Loretta T
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Sydney, Australia
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birmingham
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6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

We had our wedding and after dinner wedding here. Jordan the event coordinator did an incredible job helping me plan the perfect night. We were in the second floor sunroom. The room was set up beautifully with linens,glassware and cutlery. The staff was very friendly and knowledgable. We ordered off the menu and the food was delightful. Everyone of our... More 

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Chattanooga, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

My husband and I went to Back Inn Cafe for the first time on my birthday. We had the Martin House Steak and Chili-Rubbed Tuna. Both were excellent, and the view is really beautiful.

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Chattanooga, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

Let me start by saying our server, Stuart, was simply the best. The bartender, Travis, was also quite the laugh. Both young men were attentive, anticipating our needs before we mentioned them. We moved from the bar to an outside table with a gorgeous view of the Tennessee River. The food was served in a timely manner. We started off... More 

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

The atmosphere, waitstaff and views were all great. We started with soup of the day--a tomato bisque--which was delicious, but not quite hot enough, always a harbinger of things to come. The entrees--beef tenderloin and pork--were nicely presented and the accompaniments quite tasty, but the meat itself, in both cases, left much to be desired. Beef was chewy and fatty... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

Food, drinks and staff were terrific. Will stop in again during my next visit to Chattanooga. Also they have a few rooms upstairs where you can stay the evening

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

We had intended to go to Tony's restaurant next door,except the queue of people put us off and the wine was only Italian! So,we arrived at Back inn. Brad served us.A friendly young man,who was very helpful. dinner was fine.I had the duck and my husband had trout! Both very tasty. Service was good.not a great deal of atmosphere (... More 

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Chattanooga, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

Five goods friends share dinner following a meeting that we all attend. We try different restaurants....always want this to be an enjoyable experience. Back Inn has elegant dining...extensive menu....great salads & unusual bread.

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Baltimore, Maryland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

My wife and I had been driving much of the day; so when we checked in to the Bluff View Inn, we were pleased that there was a restaurant across the street we could walk to. The waiter brought us an amuse bouche, which tasted good; but as best we could figure out talking with the waiter, it was some... More 

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Fairfax, VA
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

Stopped in for dessert and coffee by the fire on a cold night, and it was wonderful! Gracious service, very welcoming staff. The bread pudding dessert was delicious.

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Hixson, Tennessee, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

We have not been here in a long time but when there was a wait at two other restaurants we decided to come back to our old favorite. Wow! This was a birthday dinner for me with my husband and cousins. We got a lovely table in a wood paneled room with a fire in the fireplace right next to... More 

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Additional Information about Back Inn Cafe

Address: 412 E 2nd St, Chattanooga, TN 37403-1133
Phone Number: 423-265-5033
Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Chattanooga
Open Hours:
Tuesday 5:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday 5:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday 5:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday 5:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday 5:00 am - 10:00 pm
Average Prices: USD $13 to $13
Cuisine: Italian, American

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Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 412 E 2nd St, Chattanooga, TN 37403-1133
  • Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Chattanooga
  • Phone Number: 423-265-5033

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD $13 to $13
  • Cuisine: Italian, American
Open Hours
Tuesday
5:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
5:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 am - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?