Going out to eat isn't always about cravings. Often enough, mealtimes dictate our choices, limiting restaurant possibilities. When circumstances narrow the options, let 10Best help. We'll direct you to the best Lunch restaurants in Chattanooga and save you the hassle of calling around for business hours. 10Best readers find much to enjoy at 212 Market Restaurant thanks to its all-around good offerings. It's also hard to beat Big River Grille and Brewing Works, which serves just what you're looking for when you're in the market for a great Lunch.

Gardens Restaurant

This restaurant serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner in the downtown Choo Choo Complex. A large buffet offers breakfast items of every description, while lunches consist of Southern "meat and three" (a meat with several vegetable side dishes)...  Read More

Silver Diner

Your family will love eating aboard an authentic car from the Chattanooga Choo Choo. This 50s-style diner serves pizza by the slice or the pie. Steaks and seafood are available if you prefer a heartier meal. They are open throughout the day to...  Read More

South Of Downtown
Niko's Southside Grill

This elegant bistro serves innovative Southern cuisine. Start with the fried green tomatoes with navy bean puree and lobster smoked-corn vinaigrette – they are a house specialty. The other restaurant fave is the grilled filet mignon topped...  Read More

Sushi Nabe

Many locals claim this is the best sushi bar in Chattanooga. Sit right at the bar and watch the talented chefs, or request table seating to make the dinner conversation a bit easier. The beef tataki and sashimi are meticulously fresh, but there...  Read More

212 Market Restaurant

This family-owned establishment has been pleasing diners since before downtown Chattanooga's renaissance as a dining destination. In fact, they're the first Certified Green restaurant in the state of Tennessee. Eating here feels like coming home...  Read More

This spot is the perfect choice for a balmy day because you can eat outside on the deck overlooking the Tennessee River. Even inside, wide windows offer beautiful, unobstructed water views. Start your meal with the hearts of iceberg salad topped...  Read More

This elegant restaurant is located downtown in the Chattanoogan Hotel. Most diners start their meal with a trip to the antipasto bar, a sensory delight overflowing with marinated vegetables, cheeses, and meats. The house specialty is thick-cut...  Read More

Hamilton Place
J. Alexander's

This restaurant is all-American, right down to the wines available. Start with a bowl of the homemade soup – a different one is offered each day. Entrees include hardwood-grilled steaks and baby back ribs. A daily seafood special offers an...  Read More

I-75, Exit 5

Be sure to arrive at this steakhouse with your appetite intact. To save room for the 20-ounce ribeye steaks and 14-ounce pork chops, start your meal light with the fried green tomatoes. Sides include the jumbo potato and thick, hand-cut onion...  Read More

Warner Park

In the morning, locals flock to Wally's for large, homemade breakfasts served with a side of fresh, steaming coffee. At lunch, Wally's caters to hungry workers with blue plate specials that include ham or roast beef and your choice of several vegetable side dishes.

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