We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Back Inn Cafe

412 E 2nd St, Chattanooga, TN 37403-1133
+1 423-265-5033
Website
Save
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Overview
  • Excellent56%
  • Very good23%
  • Average6%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible6%
Travelers talk about
“filet” (17 reviews)
“focaccia” (4 reviews)
“lump crab” (4 reviews)
Closed
5:00 am - 10:00 pmAll hours
CUISINES
American, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$$$
RATINGS
Service
Food
Value
Atmosphere
LOCATION
412 E 2nd St, Chattanooga, TN 37403-1133
All Details
Write a Review
Reviews (172)
Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language

1 - 10 of 170 reviews

Reviewed August 8, 2017 via mobile

I love the Back Inn Cafe. I have had a wonderful experience every time I go there. I love the quiet atmosphere and the view, but I also love the food...it is always fresh and full of flavor. Being gluten free, I usually request to...More

1  Thank kkuhns00
Reviewed July 29, 2017

Planning my son's wedding in Chattanooga meant we needed to find a spot for the rehearsal dinner. The upper porch of the Back Inn Cafe turned out to be a great choice. Even though it was a very hot weekend, dinner on the enclosed porch...More

Thank DougandJ
Reviewed June 19, 2017

Nothing exciting here and high priced,. Neighborhood full of heavy pedestrian foot traffic. Right next to four lane high travel interstate. Heard nothing but 18 wheelers while dining outside.

Thank Cindy H
Reviewed June 7, 2017 via mobile

Before you start reading, you have to know that I want this place to be great. Twenty years ago when I first moved to Chattanooga, this was in my top three favorite places. Over the years, it has been terribly inconsistent; good food, bad service...More

1  Thank wolfmajors
Reviewed May 30, 2017

This is a great restaurant in the art district of Chattanooga. It is near the Walnut street bridge and other attractions near the riverfront. They have two dining levels with panoramic glass windows. They also have a outside dining area which is covered. We had...More

Thank chrisstian2015
Reviewed May 22, 2017

My wife and I had dinner here, we loved the entire Bluff View area. The food was well prepared and presented, she had a salad and crab-cakes and I had pan trout. For some reason our waitress went MIA and I had to go inside...More

Thank KiloBravo1
Reviewed April 28, 2017

My husband enjoy having an upscale meal when we travel and this place was perfect! The service, the food and the view were impeccable! Reserve a table on the enclosed terrace for a fabulous view of the Tennesee River. We were there during a thunderstorm...More

Thank dnhampton
Reviewed April 23, 2017

This place is delightful. The view of the river is spectacular. The staff was great, and the food was even better. My wife got the steak, which was excellent, but my shrimp and grits was so flavorful, that we both liked it more than the...More

Thank BrooksnMonica
Reviewed April 16, 2017 via mobile

I took my wife here for a date night. It was our first time here. The views were great and the good excellent. My wife had the filet and I had the pork loin and both were excellent. It was quiet and a great place...More

Thank mfisher1192
Reviewed April 7, 2017

The first thing I noticed was that the staff was quite young--but very nice and seemed happy to be working here. We were greeted and offered a couple of options for seating--all of which were fine. We settled in the sunporch, which was bright and...More

Thank vhintlian
Nearby
Nearby Restaurants
Tony's Pasta Shop & Trattoria
718 reviews
.03 miles away
Big River Grille & Brewing
1,889 reviews
.33 miles away
Puckett's Gro. & Restaurant
317 reviews
.29 miles away
Blue Water Grille
706 reviews
.34 miles away
Nearby Attractions
Tennessee Aquarium
5,570 reviews
.32 miles away
Walnut Street Bridge
2,046 reviews
.20 miles away
Walnut Street Bridge
221 reviews
.28 miles away
Hunter Museum of American Art
443 reviews
.11 miles away
Ask a question
Questions & Answers
Debbie D
March 22, 2017|
Answer
Response from BluffView | Property representative |
Good afternoon Debbie! The dress code for Back Inn Cafe is business casual. We also do recommend reservations, which can either be done by calling us at (423) 265-5033.
0
Votes
Melinda H
February 6, 2016|
AnswerShow all 2 answers
Response from magmom51 | Reviewed this property |
Have no idea. You should phone them.
0
Votes
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
$13 - $13
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Private Dining
Good for
Local cuisine, Special occasions, Business meetings, Scenic view, Romantic
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
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 412 E 2nd St, Chattanooga, TN 37403-1133
  • Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Chattanooga
  • Phone Number: +1 423-265-5033
  • E-mail
Description
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.
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more. Claim Your Listing