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Back Inn Cafe

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412 E 2nd St, Chattanooga, TN 37403-1133
5:00 am - 10:00 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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Afton, Tennessee
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151 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Reserved an outside table with a view of the river and waited for my guests who were driving up from Georgia to arrive. Enjoyed a great glass of Moscato (St. Supéry, California) and had some bread with a white bean deep that was out of this world. My guests finally arrived and we ordered some small plates of lump crab... More 

Thank scottbradford1961
Chattanooga, Tennessee
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9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

This was the first time that we have visited. Seated quickly with a nice view. If the weather had been better the outdoor patio would be the place to be. The bread prior to meal was good, but should be served warm. NY Strip was cooked excellent, however it was a little tough, sides were excellent. Filet was excellent along... More 

Thank mjasonlane
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8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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 

Thank sammen89
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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 5 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
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 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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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 22, 2016 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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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 15, 2016 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
3 restaurant reviews
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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42 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
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

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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?