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Back Inn Cafe

412 E 2nd St, Chattanooga, TN 37403-1133
423-265-5033
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Ranked #168 of 703 Restaurants in Chattanooga
Price range: $13 - $13
Cuisines: American, Italian
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
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English first
Aiken, South Carolina
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

We ordered the fried green tomatoes as an appetizer. They had goat cheese and bacon on them. FABULOUS!!!! Then we had a pork tenderloin and a ribeye ordered for dinner. They came with veggies and mashed potatoes. All of it was amazing. The bread and butter were great too. Would certainly eat here every time I'm in Chattanooga.

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Contributor
20 reviews 20 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

We had a excellent dinner at Back Inn Café. Service was friendly and efficient. We made a reservation with a request for a table over looking the river.

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Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

We have lived in Chattanooga for a few years and have never visited this restaurant. We were surprised by how good the food was. Shrimp appetizer, Filet and steak was great. Also had the bread pudding.

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Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

My daughter and I enjoyed a wonderful dinner at this beautiful venue. Our waiter was very attentive and pleasant. I had the seafood gratin and my daughter had the pork tenderloin. Plentiful portions! We had the lobster bisque and seafood rolls as appetizers and needless to say - we have enough left for another meal! Parking is tight, but if... More

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Chattanooga, Tennessee
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35 reviews 35 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014 via mobile

Beautiful view and setting. Great service. Unfortunately the food did not match the setting. Sometimes creativity just does not work. There are flavors and food combinations that just are not compatible. To be more specific: duck confit and demi glace taste like pot roast...duck lovers love duck or they would have ordered beef or veal. The gnocchi was not light... More

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Boynton Beach, Florida
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

Loved it all! Went in the evening and sat in the back where the patio is all glass and just loved the look of all the lights lit up in town at night. Romantic setting

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Chattanooga, Tennessee
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

Wonderful view of the river and we have always had good meals there. We go for special occasions. Last Easter I went with friends and it was pleasant.

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tlhingan
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

Really nice spot but there seems to be a lack of organization. The wait staff are condescending and seem to be all doing their own thing. Also terrible wine list. Obviously they only want to sell overpriced bottles. They were out of Chardonnay by the glass and were reluctant to open a bottle!

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Hawkinsville, Georgia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2014

There are several dinner options. I actually had an espresso rubbed New York strip that was cooked to perfection. My husband had the crab stuffed filet also perfectly prepared. For dessert I had the Heath bread pudding. Absolutely wonderful. Staff also very pleasant and attentive.

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Chattanooga, Tennessee
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26 reviews 26 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2014

This restaurant is a gem that few know about. My husband and I came upon this place by accident while out exercising and have been here once a month since then. It is in the Chattanooga art district. The upper floor is the Inn while the first floor is the restaurant and the building is beautiful. The food is the... More

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