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.

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.

East Ridge

Bring your own wine to accompany your meal at this Greek-American restaurant. For lunch or a light supper, try the Greek salad or the gyro salad topped with cheese and roasted meat. Mediterranean specialties include moussaka thick with eggplant,...  Read More


This downtown sandwich shop is open for lunch during the week, catering to the working crowd. Unlike many lunch spots, Figgy's is remarkably atmospheric, thanks to cathedral ceilings and beautiful murals on the walls. Sandwiches come with chips...  Read More

Ankar's Hoagies

Forget the fast-food chain restaurants – Ankar's provides a quick, wholesome alternative. Use the drive-through if your time is tight, or dine inside at a more leisurely pace. Thick slices of deli meat are piled high on homemade sub rolls or...  Read More

Mykonos Greek Grill

While downtown Chattanooga cannot offer you the azure blue waters and stark white architecture of some lovely Aegean isle, you do have the chance to sample some tasty, home cooked Greek food. Hearty gyros and golden-crispy falafel are served...  Read More

Amigo Mexican Restaurant

This out of the way Mexican restaurant doesn't serve fancy food – they just serve excellent food. Large portions of fajitas, chili rellenos, burritos, and quesadillas are presented piping hot from the kitchen. Those who can take the heat...  Read More

Tony's Pasta Shop and Trattoria

This elegant Italian eatery offers seating inside a renovated carriage house or outdoors on the patio. All pastas and sauces are made fresh each day. Try the smoked salmon, sundried tomato, and artichoke cream sauce over angel hair pasta, or a...  Read More

Taco Mac

This hotspot is popular for lunches, dinner and late-night carousing. Visit on a Thursday evening between 8pm and 10pm and you get to keep the pint glass your beer came in. Despite its name Taco Mac specializes in nachos. You can order the...  Read More

Gourmet pizzas with names like the Lookout Mountain and the Coolidge Park pie are Chattanooga through and through. Select toppings like breaded zucchini, artichoke hearts, or eggplant along with the more traditional toppings. Each pie can be...  Read More

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