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The Purple Daisy Picnic Cafe

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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2019 Winner
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THE RAINBOW SANDWICH
8.5
Half Rainbow Sandwich 5.95
The Rainbow Sandwich
A three layered sandwich w/ homemade chicken salad, pimento cheese & cucumber spread on crustless white & wheat bread served w/ chips and a pickle "or build your own layers"
DELI SANDWICHES
Bread: Wheat, Sour Dough. Sandwich Choice: Turkey, Ham, Chicken Salad, Pimento Cheese, Cucumber Spread. Cheese: Mild Cheddar, Pepper Jack, American, Provolone, Swiss. Toppings: Tomato, Lettuce, Onions, Pickles, Mayo, Mustard, Ketchup. Add Ons: Grilled Onions $.75, Bacon $1
Whole 7.95
Half 5.95
Deli Sandwiches
Served with chips and a pickle
SANDWICHES
6.95
Add Lettuce & Tomato 0.45
Grilled Cheese
Swiss, cheddar & american cheese on wheat or sourdough bread
Reg 5.95
Jumbo 6.95
BBQ Sandwich
Pork or chicken topped with regular or spicy slaw
7.95
Piglet Pak
Three piglet sandwiches with pork or chicken. Served w/ chips and pickle
HOMEMADE CHILI
Bowl 4.95
Cup 3.95
Chili Pie 6.75
Homemade Chili
Cheese, chive, sour cream, jalapenos on top of fritos
SALAD
Dressings: ranch, lite ranch, blue cheese, 1000 island, honey mustard, house (Italian vinaigrette). Extra dressing free, extra dressing $0.35 each
9.95
Smoked Chicken Salad
Garden salad loaded with green peppers, cucumbers, cheese, green onions, bacon bits, tomatoes, and our smoked chicken breast
7.2
Garden Salad
9.95
Chef Salad
All the veggies as above with, turkey, ham, cheddar and swiss cheese
5.95
Add Smoked Chicken or Chicken Salad 2.75
Side Salad
All the veggies as above
MAIN PLATES
9.5
Without Meat 5.95
Extra Toppings 0.3
Stuffed Potato
Stuffed with your choice of butter, sour cream, cheese, chives, bacon bits, jalapenos, pork or chicken
10.95
BBQ Plate
Pork or chicken served w/ 2 sides & texas toast
11.95
BBQ Plate Combo
Can't decide! Then get pork & chicken w/ 2 sides & texas toast
8.5
BBQ Tacos
2 soft tacos with lettuce, cheese, choice of pork or chicken w/ sour cream on side
8.5
Charcoal Grilled Hamburgers
Served with chips
8.95
Buffalo Chicken Quesadilla
Chicken and cheese covered in our wing sauce & ranch dressing
5.95
Q-Dog
All beef grilled hot dog topped with pork and slaw served with pickle
9.95
BBQ Nachos
5.95
Cheese Quesadilla
8.95
BBQ Quesadilla
Pork or chicken includes cheese, chives, slaw & jalapenos (sour cream on the side)
SMOKED ST. LOUIS STYLE RIBS
when available
10.95
Small Rib Basket
Served w/ 1 side & texas toast
13.95
3 Rib Combo Plate
W/ pork or chicken and served w/ 2 sides & texas toast
13.95
Large Rib Basket
Served w/ 1 side & texas toast
7.5
Rib Sandwich
HOT DOGS
2.95
Plain Hot Dog
5.95
The Works Hot Dog
KIDS PAK
4.95
Kids Pak
Your choice of a hotdog, corndog, grilled cheese, chicken nuggets or 1 piglet bbq sandwich. Comes with chips, a treat & a koolaid jammer
HOMEMADE SIDES
Small 2.25
Large 4.25
Slaw
Small 2.5
Large 5.25
Hot Slaw
Small 2.25
Large 4.25
Baked Beans
2.25
Corn on the Cob
Small 2.5
Large 5.25
Hashbrown Casserole
Small 2.5
Large 5.25
Potato Salad
0.35
Texas Toast / Buns
1.19
BBQ or Plain Chips
About
A cozy little BBQ restaurant next to the incline railway at the foot of Lookout Mountain.
PRICE RANGE
$2 - $10
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
CUISINES
American, Cafe, Barbecue
FEATURES
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Table Service, Free Wifi
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We stopped here while poking around in Chattanooga. It did not disappoint. I had the Rainbow sandwich and it was excellent. I had no idea what I was getting into flavor wise but it really was good. My husband agrees with the banana pudding reviews,...More

Date of visit: June 2019
Thank AngieB6594
Reviewed 1 week ago

Not too exciting. It was ok. None of the BBQ sauces were especially noteworthy. The baked beans were over spiced.

Date of visit: June 2019
Thank ralfmalph
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We ate here for lunch on Memorial Day, 2019. Our server Kesha was prompt and friendly. We had the Rainbow Sandwich which is very unique and tasty. The Piglet Pak which is a serving of three pulled pork sliders was a decent portion. Both entrees...More

Date of visit: May 2019
Thank Bernie M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is our favorite BBQ spot. It has consistently good food. We always get the jumbo pork BBQ sandwich with coleslaw (spicy or regular. The iced tea is just right too. Reasonably priced Parking may be an issue at times. Everytime we are in the...More

Date of visit: May 2019
Thank 371janiceg
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

So, after a half day at Ruby falls we drove down the mountain to see another attraction and found this little spot while doing so. It is aptly named purple daisy picnic cafe as they serve picnic style barbecue but do so with excellent service...More

Date of visit: May 2019
Thank road_name
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is such a neat little local place. When we left Rock City we drove over to the incline and took it down to the bottom. We walked down the street to the cafe to eat lunch. Very nice staff seated us. They offer ribs...More

Date of visit: May 2019
Thank Tim H
Reviewed April 26, 2019 via mobile

We stopped in from out of town wanting authentic southern banana pudding. It was so good, I had to take the time to compliment them on it. They said everything there is homemade and you could tell. The smoked chicken salad was really nice too....More

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank 917shaunah
Reviewed April 21, 2019 via mobile

Happened by chance to find this place on the way through Chattanooga. We generally like to eat at non-chain, locally owned places. This place did not disappoint!! I had the stuffed baked potato and Hubby had the BBQ plate. Both meals were fantastic!! I will...More

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank AshDubya
Reviewed April 4, 2019

Easy access from Lookout Mountain parking lot. Good barbecue, ribs, cole slaw and corn on the cob with friendly, fast service. A nice pick-me-up before or after visiting the park -- dine-in or take-out.

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank Debbie D
Reviewed March 31, 2019

Whimsical "picnic" type decorations. Very good lunch meat type sandwiches and barbecue. Would definitely go again if in the area.

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank Jason L
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Sandy H
June 14, 2016|
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Response from Amber W | Reviewed this property |
They have a small lot right in front of the restaurant. Very convenient.
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ShariTn
March 16, 2016|
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Response from ChattaElder | Reviewed this property |
The menu is classic BBQ entrees, hot dogs and a few salads. There is not a specific "gluten free" anywhere on the menu.
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fcoop59
November 2, 2015|
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Response from whitewater4 | Reviewed this property |
Nope, definitely not your spot.
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