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Back Inn Cafe

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412 E 2nd St, Chattanooga, TN 37403-1133
+1 423-265-5033
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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Huntsville, Alabama
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175 reviews
120 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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 to ask for a check. But even that inconvenience did not keep us for enjoying... More 

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Clemmons, North Carolina
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 and it was incredible (felt safe, wasn't scary). Located in the Bluffs Art District, it's... More 

Thank dnhampton
Atlanta, Georgia
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 steak - and we really liked the steak. :)

Thank BrooksnMonica
Chattanooga, Tennessee
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
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 for conversation. I would highly recommend this place.

Thank mfisher1192
Naples, Florida
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45 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
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 had a nice view of the outside seating area as well as a view of... More 

Thank vhintlian
Decatur, Georgia
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17 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed February 18, 2017

Dined Friday evening to celebrate Valentine's Day. We sat upstairs in a windowed room with great views. The entire restaurant is lovely, cozy. Wait staff was great. Our waiter, Zach was the best. Now the food....absolutely delicious. We both choose a steak meal. Everything was perfectly cooked. Thank you to Zach and all those behind the scenes.

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Sweetwater, Tennessee
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed January 29, 2017

My girlfriend surprised me with a birthday dinner at Back Inn Cafe. She called ahead and made reservations with a special note to be seated in front of the fireplace. Highly recommended. Visit was during a weekday and was seated r We were warmly greeted, never rushed and was a very pleasant dining experience.

Thank ScottAzbell
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed January 24, 2017 via mobile

Another surprise for us. We usually dine downtown; this was a treat. Good service. Water view. Solid meals but we'd like a bit more selection and a bit more food (four scallops were good but five would have been perfect). Incredible bread. Great for couples or big family gatherings.

Thank John D
Rossville, Georgia
1 review
Reviewed January 16, 2017

Food was ok. We ordered steaks. Both steaks were tuff they were cooked medium rare the way we had ordered them they should not have been tuff especially for the cost. I ordered mashed sweet potatoes with mine (had no taste at all). Also ordered brussel sprouts they were hard. Overall experience bad. I will not go back. The service... More 

Thank cooleyd1956
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed January 3, 2017

We came back to the Back Inn Cafe after a day out in the city. We were staying at the Bluff View Inn and this Inn is on the property. We walked by Tony's which was hopping to arrive here and it was quiet. The staff continued the theme of being very attentive. There was a nice room with a... More 

Thank Billie G

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$13 - $13
American, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Private Dining, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Romantic, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Scenic view
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: +1 423-265-5033
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?