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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, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a touristy little cafe worth a visit if only for the Purple Daisy decor. A good place for lunch or early dinner, to eat and run.

Date of visit: March 2021
Reviewed August 18, 2021 via mobile

Fantastic food! Very conveniently located at the base of Lookout Mtn. Great atmosphere, staff is friendly. BBQ is really good, sides were good. Banana pudding was beyond fantastic. Even if you’re full, take some to go, you won’t regret it!

Date of visit: July 2021
Reviewed August 13, 2021 via mobile

Cute little cafe that was a delight. Had their BBQ sandwich with spicy slaw. It was delicious. This is a must stop and right next to the Incline!

Date of visit: August 2021
Reviewed August 8, 2021 via mobile

We stopped in here after Hiking the Craven house loop trail. What a great restaurant! We’ve frequented the 1885 grill a few times in St. Elmo but decided on here for something different and were not Disappointed. The chicken quesadilla, nachos, hash brown casserole and...banana pudding are of (if not THE) best we’ve ever had. And, after reading about the fruit tea we Decided to try it and Wow! Hard to describe the taste other than Reeeeaaallly good! Will definitely be coming back.More

Date of visit: August 2021
Reviewed July 27, 2021

Purple Daisy is one of our "GO-TO" places. If you are ever in Chattown, we highly recommend this place. They have awesome Bar-B-Que, friendly service, killer sammiches, too! My wife loves their rainbow sandwich and I love their smoked chicken salad. They also have a...killer burger. I have never had a bad meal here. Also, try their fruit tea. It will change your life.More

Date of visit: July 2021
Reviewed July 8, 2021

This was our first time stopping in Chattanooga. We chose this restaurant based on the reviews. Liked the atmosphere of the restaurant. My husband got the BBQ platter and really liked it. Definitely good portion size! We also had chicken tacos and ribs. The corn...on the cob...so good! Will stop here again!More

Date of visit: June 2021
Reviewed July 5, 2021

Love the decor, the BBQ ,staff and prices made this a wonderful stop. There was four of us and evryone left happy

Date of visit: June 2021
Reviewed June 21, 2021 via mobile

Stopped in for a quick lunch after the incline railway. I got the Bbq tacos and my wife got the Bbq baked potato. Both were delicious. To top this great meal we ordered the banana pudding. Everything was so good would definitely go back.

Date of visit: June 2021
Reviewed June 13, 2021

Hubby said best ham sandwich ever had. I loved the rainbow sandwich with chicken salad, pimento spread and cucumber spread. Plenty in the sandwich and delicious.

Date of visit: June 2021
Reviewed May 29, 2021

Busy place at lunch. We didn’t get refills on drinks and had to track our waitress down, but staff is hard to find right now so maybe that is why. The rainbow sandwich was very good, but for 3 adults and 3 kids meals it...was nearly $70! We wouldn’t eat there regularly but glad we tried it.More

Date of visit: May 2021
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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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Frequently Asked Questions about The Purple Daisy Picnic Cafe

Yes, The Purple Daisy Picnic Cafe offers takeout services.

The Purple Daisy Picnic Cafe is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4.5