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Back Inn Cafe

412 E 2nd St, Chattanooga, TN 37403-1133
423-265-5033
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Ranked #218 of 682 restaurants in Chattanooga
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Price range: $13 - $13
Cuisines: American, Italian
Dining options: Reservations
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English first
Hixson, Tennessee, United States
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59 reviews 59 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2014

This is one of my favorite restaurants but this last visit was not so good. It took 45 minutes to get anything to drink. Our lobster bisque was barely warm and had an off taste. We could not eat it and sent it back. The quail was I edible for me as well. Our bread which is usually served warm... More

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Hixson, Tennessee, United States
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59 reviews 59 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2014

We were unable to get a table in downtown Chattanooga so we decided to try Back In Cafe. We loved it! It was a cold night so we were delighted to be seated in the wood paneled dining room With a view of the river and next to a bright fire in the fireplace! It was wonderful. We did not... More

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Athens, Tennessee
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2013

Had reservations for my daughters birthday. Hostess greeted us and took us to a very nice table on the outside patio. The view was beautiful. However, we waited 15 minutes and still had not seen a waiter, all the while several servers, the hostess, and supposedly a manager stood and talked not more than 20 feet from us. When we... More

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Ridgeland, Mississippi
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52 reviews 52 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2013

We originally chose to eat here because they had a great looking gluten-free menu. They do have a great selection on their menu, but we were very pleased with the atmosphere and views. I had their baked seafood gratin and my wife had an andouille pasta dish. Both were well seasoned. Only thing that would have made it better would... More

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6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2013 via mobile

View and atmosphere is great! The food was really disappointing. I got scallops for an appetizer and enjoyed it, but the steak was tasteless and had to much gristle for the price. My ten year old daughter and I ate there and I spent around 80 dollars, I figured and told my daughter it would be one of the best... More

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Hixson, Tennessee, United States
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59 reviews 59 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2013

This restaurant never disappoints me. The atmosphere is always very romantic. We sat in The sunroom because it was raining outside where we usually sit. It is all glass so the view was not obstructed at all. The service was outstanding! My mahi mahi was outstanding and my Husband loved his seafood Abu gratin was also outstanding! I had been... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2013 via mobile

We ate here at about 9:00 on a Saturday night, not very crowded. Waiter was very nice and service was great. Food took a little while, but was extremely good. We got the Southern Fried Frog Legs, New York Strip, and the Shrimp and Grits. Every thing was delicious, with excellent presentation. It was a tad bit expensive, with it... More

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Cleveland, Tennessee
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124 reviews 124 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
90 helpful votes 90 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2013

Ate here Friday night. Gorgeous view of the river...I absolutely love this jewel of a restaurant. Service is always great and with a smile. Very friendly staff. Beautiful location and just love the place inside and out. I had water to drink, started with the frog legs, which were good. For dinner I had the Martin House Steak, which was... More

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Nashville, Indiana
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2013

This restaurant was recommended by a neighboring restaurant where the wait was going to be an hour. As we had been traveling all day, we were ready to eat. We were unsure as it was not real busy. The location is very nice overlooking the river even though it was raining. We chose the shrimp flat bread as an appetizer.... More

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Hendersonville, North Carolina
2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2013

We went here for our anniversary from out of town. We heard it was voted the Most Romantic restaurant several years in a row. We made reservations a week in advance requesting an outdoor table. When we arrived, our table was in full sun on a 97 degree day. There were several 4 top empty tables outside in the shade... More

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