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Back Inn Cafe

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412 E 2nd St, Chattanooga, TN 37403-1133
5:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Tue - Thu 5:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 am - 10:00 pm
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The wife and I came to celebrate my birthday and we were impressed! The white table cloth and high-end ambiance is always a treat! We started with the Pork Belly Waffle which definitely a first for us! Very impressive. I then opted for the Martin House steak which was delicious and cooked perfectly. We finished with the Heathbar Bread Pudding... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This is a lovely, fine dining restaurant located in an old historic home. The food was outstanding and the river view added to the pleasant experience

Thank carolynray
Columbus, Georgia
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Menu was exciting. So many choices! Rance and Jarred (in training) were awesome. We ate outside with beautiful views and atmosphere! Highly recommend! The Martin House Steak was divine.

Thank lbw66
Kennesaw, GA
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19 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visited the Back Inn Cafe on the last night of our anniversary vacation in Chattanooga. We definitely saved the best for last. We were seated at a window table giving us a beautiful view of the Tennessee river as we dined. We started out with cocktails - a pomegranate martini for me which our server created himself because, as... More 

Thank TheNewlyweds901
Johnson City, Tennessee
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Was in town for a conference. Jake Davis offered outstanding service, from knowledge of wine and food to being personal and offering suggestions. The view sitting outside is incredible. Great food and atmosphere. Will definitely be back.

Thank Brenda W
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

The food, view and service were great! I had the greens salad which was the perfect size, perfectly dressed and also had goat cheese and candied pecans. I also ordered the duck flatbread as my entree and it was so good! My husband got the strip steak and loved it as well! We will definitely recommend this to family and... More 

Thank kanderson11
Lexington, Kentucky
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8 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2016

We lucked into a parking spot after circling a while. Although we did not pay for our meal, it was very expensive (I felt guilty ordering anything but salad). The restaurant was beautiful, the view was stunning, and the service was excellent.

Thank MaryEF3
Atlanta, GA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 10, 2016 via mobile

Along with great service and fantastic food. We had a difficult time deciding on our entrees as everything sounded good; the duck breast was excellent and try the peanut butter pie for desert!

Thank Scott H
Huntsville, Alabama
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 27, 2016 via mobile

Our first time and we were not disappointed with anything. Greeted warmly at the door to this restored southern mansion on the bluff over looking the Tennessee River. Our server, Jerry, was equally friendly and nicely well versed in the menu and beverages, which is a sign of a quality restaurant. While the menu had some steak standards, there were... More 

Thank Umfrid
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 25, 2016 via mobile

The name is deceiving - this place is anything but a cafe!! Positives: It is a nice small upscale restaurant with delicious fresh food in a great location Lovely surprises were the homemade bread and amuse-bouche. There were 6 of us and each of our meals was delicious, especially the chicken and scallops. Negatives: (Scallop salsa topping was way too... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$13 - $13
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Private Dining, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Special occasions, Business meetings, Scenic view, Romantic
Open Hours
5:00 am - 9:00 pm
5:00 am - 9:00 pm
5:00 am - 9:00 pm
5:00 am - 10:00 pm
5:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 412 E 2nd St, Chattanooga, TN 37403-1133
  • Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Chattanooga
  • Phone Number: 14232655033
Located in a renovated Colonial Revival Mansion, Back Inn Café offers upscale global cuisine with an extensive wine list. The menu changes seasonally to provide our guests with fresh dishes and the latest innovations in fine cuisine. You may choose to sit in our peaceful library, one of two romantic sunrooms, or outside on the terrace overlooking the river.

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