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Old 01-09-2012, 12:14 PM
 
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I've come to enjoy discovering the best places to eat since moving to Chattanooga in 2009, and wanted to create a thread where others can share their discoveries. We could break this down into categories too, if we want to. Most of my picks are probably already known by most, haven't yet explored enough hole in the wall places to find the hidden ones, but that's all the more reason to get this thread going.

My nominations:

Best Overall:

#1. Taco Roc
- 6960 Lee Highway (across from Bi-Lo) - Authentic, home-made mexican and the best tacos I've ever had anywhere. Plus, it's cheap, and the service sizes are generous. Recommendation: Taco Roc Plate (~$6.95), especially with the barbacoa.

#2. Champy's - 526 East MLK Blvd. - Most already know about Champy's, but arguably the best fried chicken in the area. Also cheap with good portions, dinner for two runs about ~$25 with tip. Recommendation: Fried chicken (~$6) or fried catfish (~$10).

#3. Taco Mamacita - 109 North Market St. - While slightly pricier than the previous two, they make the cut only because of their unique fusion-style tacos you won't find anywhere else, and they're always delicious.


Honorable Mentions:

Formosa
- 5425 Highway 153 - Best Chinese food I've yet discovered in the area, and a decent value. Everything we've tried here has been decent so far, and service has generally been good as well. Nothing about it is exceptional, but worth a look if you want Chinese.

Thai Smile - 219 Market St. - Very good Thai food and great service. Only reason they don't make the cut as a "best" is because it is a bit pricey if you're looking for value. Recommendation: Deep Sea House Special (if you enjoy shell fish and squid).

Joe Friday's - 825 Houston St. - Not so much a "restaurant" as it is just a small coffee shop/cafe, but their food is delicious and in a nice/unique setting (upstairs seating is great if you want something cozy/intimate). Recommendation: Salmon bagel and their smoothies are great.

Post your thoughts or your picks, if you have any.

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Old 01-10-2012, 08:02 AM
 
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I have way too many favorites , especially for hamburgers, etc.

I'm just going to post what I think is the best brunch in town. The Broad Street Grill !!! If you haven't been, you are missing out! It is to die for, seriously. I wasn't impressed with the breakfast, and the dinners are great, but you will spend a small fortune.
If you do the brunch, you will never forget the stuffed french toast. I would have that as my last meal Chattanooga Restaurants | The Chattanoogan Hotel | Champagne Brunchh
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Old 01-11-2012, 02:36 PM
 
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Moderator note: since consumer complaints are not allowed, per the Terms of Service, I had to change this thread so that it's not also about "bad" restaurants. Therefore, please keep your posts positive. Thanks.
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Old 01-11-2012, 03:52 PM
 
Location: Chattanooga
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Some of my fav's"

Table 2

Sushi Nabi

Tremont Tavern

The Southern Star

Urban Stack

Terminal Brewery
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Old 01-13-2012, 06:30 AM
 
Location: Chattanooga TN
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Ok, I will play

Seoul - Korean food - Just try it, I dare ya!

Aretha Frankenstein's - the wait (for seating and food) is rough but it's worth it.

Ghengis Grill - it's make your own but somehow, in this place, I can COOK! haha

For fear of starting another best BBQ war I won't say which is my favorite but you ever notice that when you eat BBQ your Fingers get Sticky and eating alot of it will make you a Porker?
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Old 01-13-2012, 12:50 PM
 
Location: Chattanooga, TN
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I dunno jk, Sugar's has those both beat hands down in my book, not that I'm trying to perpetuate any long-term disagreement.

Of course I could see where those with a slightly less discriminating palate may like the others ;-)
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Old 01-13-2012, 07:17 PM
 
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Ok, I will play

Seoul - Korean food - Just try it, I dare ya!

Aretha Frankenstein's - the wait (for seating and food) is rough but it's worth it.

Ghengis Grill - it's make your own but somehow, in this place, I can COOK! haha

For fear of starting another best BBQ war I won't say which is my favorite but you ever notice that when you eat BBQ your Fingers get Sticky and eating alot of it will make you a Porker?
We checked out Aretha Frankenstein's this afternoon. I had the short stack with blueberries, my girlfriend had the Aretha's Breakfast with eggs, biscuit, sausage, etc. Neither of us were really impressed. The food was decent, but not outstanding or worth going for again. I give them points for reasonable prices and originality, though.

We might check out the Seoul place sometime too.
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Old 01-14-2012, 10:20 AM
 
Location: Chattanooga TN
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I think it's the atmosphere and price I like so much at Arethas but I have to say the waffles with an ice cream scoop and sprinkled with cinnamon rocks.

Seoul is really good and the hostess/owner is just too sweet and charming. Try bulgogi or dolset bibimbap.

Careful Das... haha!
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Old 01-14-2012, 11:26 AM
 
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Ok, I will play

Seoul - Korean food - Just try it, I dare ya!

Aretha Frankenstein's - the wait (for seating and food) is rough but it's worth it.

Ghengis Grill - it's make your own but somehow, in this place, I can COOK! haha

For fear of starting another best BBQ war I won't say which is my favorite but you ever notice that when you eat BBQ your Fingers get Sticky and eating alot of it will make you a Porker?
So, are you saying you like Seoul food?

ba-da-bing!
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Old 01-17-2012, 12:07 PM
 
Location: Palmetto, GA
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I haven't had the opportunity to check out much, am wanting to relocate to Chatt. in the not so distant future so I stop in for a bite whenever I am in the area.

So far I really love Urban Stack. Atlanta is saturated with upscale trendy burger joints so I have gotten kind of jaded, but these burgers are ridiculous! Great bologna sliders, whiskey cocktails, and shakes too!

Really enjoyed The Honest Pint. Cool atmosphere, great beer list, and really tasty irish fare.

Haven't eaten there yet, but love The Hair of the Dog for a great bar hang out and beer list.

Also love Taco Mamacita, esp. the Sloppy Jose taco!

Can't wait to try Taco Roc!
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