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A cozy little BBQ restaurant next to the incline railway at the foot of Lookout Mountain.
$2 - $10
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
American, Cafe, Barbecue
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
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All reviews banana pudding hash brown casserole sandwich ribs stuffed potato spicy salad bbq plate pulled pork texas toast lookout mountain fruit tea hot slaw incline railway ruby falls and rock city great bbq st elmo great little place
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Reviewed 4 days ago

We visited between Ruby Falls and the Incline Railroad. This is at the base of the railroad, so it was convenientlly located. Service was good, food was good.

Date of visit: October 2020
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a small quick place to dine, but it has some of the best bbq I have ever eaten. It is high quality and made well. The flavors are very complimentary yet, doesn’t taste like your same old boring dishes. The staff is extra...friendly and helpful, with great suggestions. They don’t have a massive menu, they just do some basic food items, but they do it right and it is absolutely gourmet. We will definitely be back.More

Date of visit: October 2020
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

In the mood for bbq and found this adorable place with good reviews, let’s try it. Hostess/waitress was on point. BBQ was all excellent. Ribs all sides and YES the best banana pudding EVER 👍🏼

Date of visit: October 2020
Reviewed August 24, 2020 via mobile

I highly recommend this eclectic little restaurant...the food was yummy and the service was excellent...if you're in Chatanooga you should definitely check it out!!!

Date of visit: August 2020
Reviewed August 21, 2020 via mobile

Me and my brother and his wife. Came here for Lucy after looking up some reviews and wow we did not go wrong at all this was an absolutely the best place we had lunch while visiting Ruby Falls would highly recommend this place to...anyone had the Barbecue plate and it was awesome especially the spicy coleslaw , sister-in-law had the rib plate and she loved it as well and my brother had the pulled pork plate and it was fantastic as well will be stopping back when we come back to the area to visit again great job to all the staff and owners of the placeMore

Date of visit: August 2020
Reviewed August 13, 2020

Went in during lunch and the place was packed and for good reason. BBQ was absolutely delicious and that's saying something as I'm from Texas. The staff here could not have been nicer. 5 out fo 5 stars no question.

Date of visit: August 2020
Reviewed August 13, 2020 via mobile

Nice local diner. Food was very good for a diner. Rainbow sandwich was tasty with the spicy slaw, yes it is spicy. BBQ hotdog was very good, excellent sauce. My wife loved the grilled cheese. The Banana pudding was as good as advertised . Great...southern sweet tea. Service was friendly and quick. Nice place to grab lite lunch before heading up to Rock city.More

Date of visit: August 2020
Reviewed July 30, 2020

We stopped here for lunch while on vacation. The food and the service was excellent! The ribs were delicious and didn't have an overwhelming smoky flavor like at some other places. The sweet sauce was just the right amount of sweet but also vinegary. The...hasbrown casserole was sooo good and even the texas toast was perfectly done. My kids loved that the kids meal came with a capri sun. And I loved that the waitress discreetly brought me the kids cookies at the end of the meal. What a nice touch so the kids wouldn't be tempted to eat them first! Don't miss out on the banana pudding! This place certainly isn't fancy, but the decor is eccentric and fun. Definitely recommend.More

Date of visit: July 2020
Reviewed July 18, 2020 via mobile

Cute little place that had tasty food! We stopped here bc it was close to our hotel and we had been on the road all day. I got the bbq stuffed potato and let me tell you it was done right!!! A lot of times...when you get a stuffed potato it’s got toppings on the verrryyyy top and then you get to the middle and bottom and you’re out. Let me tell ya. This potato had toppings until the very last bite. It was so good!!’ I tried their sweet sauce and it was a perfect mix of sweet and a itty bit of tangy. My husband got the hotdog with pulled pork and he really enjoyed it. Chips were extra though which I felt like a hot dog should get a side. Choice of chips are bbq or plain. Our little girl for the grilled cheese which comes with a side and drink (kids meal) with a bag of animal crackers. That was her fav lol. We also tried the Alabama dessert. Sounded a lot like the dessert “dirt”. When we got it we were intrigued though bc at first taste it didn’t have the texture of dirt more like ice cream but then it was t as cold or melts like ice cream. It was similar to dirt but hard to put our finger on. It was tasty but not necessarily something we would order again. All in all I say take a trip down there (right next to incline bottom). And for 30 ish bucks I felt like it wasn’t unreasonable for a tourist area.More

Date of visit: July 2020
Reviewed July 2, 2020

We liked the look of this casual place, but we were all disappointed in our food. I ordered the Rainbow sandwich. From the menu description, I was expecting something much more substantial than what I got. For $8.50 you get a small sandwich quartered into...squares, making it look like finger sandwiches at a kids' party. Husband got a deli turkey sandwich that was just average and son got bbq quesadilla, which he said was good but pretty small for the price.More

Date of visit: July 2020
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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.
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.
November 2, 2015|
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Response from whitewater4 | Reviewed this property |
Nope, definitely not your spot.
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