New Restaurants in CHA - 2022

July 19, 2023

This year has brought plenty of new and exciting things. New restaurants in Chattanooga are among them. Below is the list of brand new non-chain restaurants that opened recently in the Scenic City.


Fonda San Jose

At Fonda San Jose, they have a mission to express the mexican culture through cooking. Their business is based on Mexican traditions and all of their dishes are made with the freshest, all-natural ingredients. They strive to capture the spirit of Mexican cuisine, with its vibrant colors, unique flavors, and comforting aromas. From the hustle and bustle of their kitchen to the welcoming atmosphere of the restaurant, they strive to make the guests feel at home.

The Livingstone

The Livingstone at Amani ya Juu is a charming cafè now open in Highland Park. Come visit to enjoy delicious drinks, enticing pastries, a warm atmosphere, and a beautiful shopping experience at Amani ya Juu. Amani's fair trade products are handmade at our centers in Kenya and Uganda, where women had previously found themselves in hopeless and unbearable conditions now define themselves through the quality of their work and their relationships with God and others.

Squirrel Rabbit Coffee And Creamery

Community and Wholesome driven…Offering Locally Roasted Coffee, Artisan Gelato, House-made Sandwiches & Salads + Locally Crafted Baked Goods.

Spanglish Modern Mexican

Spanglish Modern Mexican is a destination born of a unique vision, a fresh take on authentic Mexican cuisine with a modern twist, serving both classic and unique dishes in a stylish and sophisticated atmosphere. They opened their doors in September and gained much popularity and love from the locals.

Wooden City

September brought us great drinks, comforting American cuisine, and sincere hospitality in the heart of downtown Chattanooga. Except for delicious meals, they are also good at supporting the community. They have Draft Old Fashioned donation program where they donate $1 of every Draft Old Fashioned they sell.

TailGate Brewery

A fiercely independent Tennessee craft brewery and pizzeria from Nashville opened their doors at the former Terminal Brewhouse location. TailGate Chattanooga is home to their Belgian & farmhouse-style production facility, in one of Scenic City’s most historic buildings. Try their 30 beers on draft and scratch pizza kitchen!

Amada Tapas & Wine

Amada is a new tapas and wine bar on the south side of downtown Chattanooga. The restaurant was founded by local Chattanoogan, Amanda Trotter, and her mother, Gayla Trotter. Amada serves traditional Spanish plates that honor the seasonal, local ingredients of the area while celebrating southern simplicity and hospitality.

El BBQ Mexique

A fast-casual Mexican barbecue restaurant located at 7655 East Brainerd Road. It is also a great catering option.

Honey Seed

Authentic, made-from-scratch dough is at the heart of Honey Seed’s menu for hand-rolled, Montréal-style bagels and woodfired, thin-crust pizzas. Located in Southside Chattanooga, Honey Seed is open daily serving fresh, made-from-scratch ingredients for breakfast, brunch, lunch, and dinner. Sip Mimosas on the patio, enjoy the taste of local distilleries and breweries, or cozy up inside with a latte and your favorite book.

Clever Alehouse

Settle in for a quick bite, a long conversation, or a drink after a long day at work, or grab some food for your family at home.

La Santa Mexican

Opened in November 2022 in former Pablano’s space, La Santa Mexican offers more traditional Americanized Mexican food like chips and salsa, burritos, tacos, and fajitas, but also with things like a rib-eye steak.

Volcano Korean BBQ

Autumn 2022 brought us plenty of new restaurants in Chattanooga. Volcano Korean BBQ is one of them. The first All You Can Eat Korean Barbecue restaurant in our city. So, how much can your belly fit?

Whiskey Cowgirl

A new country music bar and restaurant complete with a swimming pool, mechanical bull, and live music. The atmosphere is really unique: walls are decorated with murals and art installations of country music icons, indoor and outdoor pools. Sound like an experience to try.

Portofino's Greek and Italian Restaurant

Chattanooga’s Family owned and operated Greek and Italian Restaurant moved to Ringgold Road. Homemade family recipes featuring a large Greek wine list. Here at Portofino’s, they take pride in being a “One of a Kind” restaurant with not just great food but a “Homey” atmosphere that will keep you coming back for more!

Market South

In 2022, Market South changed its food hall concept. Now you can see Five Wits Table and Tap and Egg Man Bagelry there. Three established restaurants, a coffee, cocktail, wine, and vinyl shop, and a chef incubator concept will inhabit the space. Think Indian street food, Pizza al Taglio, and an Asian fusion wok-focused eatery in the front to start the hall off. A wide array of beers will fill the indoor/outdoor brew hall.

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