New Restaurants in Chattanooga: 2023-2024 Edition

March 13, 2024

Are you a food enthusiast, always on the lookout for the hottest dining spots in our city? Well, you're in for a delectable treat! Chattanooga, a city renowned for its scenic beauty and vibrant culinary scene, welcomes a fresh wave of dining experiences in 2023-2024. From innovative concepts to beloved expansions, the restaurant landscape is evolving, offering locals and visitors a feast of delectable options.

Get ready to salivate over tantalizing dishes, discover hidden gems, and embark on a culinary journey like no other.



Attack of the Tatsu

Address: 818 Georgia Ave UNIT 118

Food: Japanese

Embark on a culinary journey at Attack of the Tatsu, Chattanooga's newest Izakaya and Ramen shop, born from the shared passion of founders James Heeley and Daniel Starkey, whose profound love for Japanese culture infuses every aspect of this vibrant establishment. The menu is a delightful fusion of classic Izakaya and Ramen shop favorites, carefully crafted to transport guests to the vibrant streets of Japan. Prepare to indulge in flavorful noodles and savor the authentic taste of Japan.

The Downtowner

Address: 901 Carter St

Food: Breakfast & Brunch

Nestled in the heart of downtown Chattanooga, The Downtowner, an exquisite Breakfast Bistro and Bar, invites you to indulge in a delightful morning experience at The Hotel Bo. With a tempting array of homemade breakfast choices, from fluffy pancakes to savory omelets, guests can savor the flavors of a culinary adventure just moments away from their accommodations.


Squirrel Rabbit Coffee Bar and Creamery

Adress: 514 Tremont St # 100

Food: Gelato & Pasties

Squirrel Rabbit Coffee Bar and Creamery is where happiness is crafted in every sip and scoop.  \Indulge in their artisanal gelatos, sorbets, and Italian ice, meticulously created from locally sourced, fresh ingredients, transporting you to a paradise of flavors. So every visit to Squirrel Rabbit is a delightful journey for your taste buds.


Kai Bistro

Adress: 625 E. Main St

Food: Asian-American

Kai Bistro is the ultimate destination for locals seeking a culinary adventure. The restaurant offers a unique and vibrant dining experience that transcends traditional boundaries. From the bold and spicy flavors of Korean dishes to the delicate artistry of Japanese sushi, their menu is a harmonious fusion of tradition and innovation. Immerse yourself in a dining ambiance that celebrates the rich diversity of Asian American cuisine, where every visit to Kai Bistro promises an exploration of tantalizing tastes and a shared experience of community and culinary innovation.

Elsie’s Daughter

Adress: 1404 Rossville Ave

Food: French-Belgian

Elsie's Daughter, a unique and enchanting dining experience, draws design inspiration from the timeless Beaux Arts style of Donn Barber's Terminal. Elsie’s Daughter seamlessly blends classic cocktails and French-Belgian cuisine with a charming nod to the rustic beauty of Appalachia. As you step into the living room of Elsie's Daughter, you'll be transported to an era of elegance and opulence, where every detail reflects a rich heritage.

For a limited time, guests can savor the magic of Elsie's Daughter with an exclusive opening offer. Book your stay between 10/31/2023 and 02/29/2024 and enjoy a $50 food and beverage credit included in your rate. Whether you choose to bask in the various inviting spaces of Elsie's Daughter, unwind by the pool with delightful refreshments, or savor morning coffee and pastries in our lobby, your stay promises to be a memorable journey through time and taste.

Hamilton Place

Community Pie

Adress: 2006 Hamilton Pl. Blvd

Food: Pizza

At Community Pie, they are not just serving pizza. Ther are crafting culinary experiences that transport your taste buds to the bustling streets of New York and the heart of Detroit. Their newlocation in Hamilton Place is a testament to their dedication to spreading the love of artisanal pizza far and wide. Step into this cozy pizzeria and savor the aroma of freshly baked pies that have been handcrafted with the finest ingredients, a dash of nostalgia, and a whole lot of passion.

Other Locations

Civil Provisions and Bar

Adress: 720 Mississippi Ave, Signal Mountain

Food: Mediterranean

Civil Provisions + Bar, nestled in the picturesque landscape of Signal Mountain, is the culmination of a two-year labor of love. Their menu is a delightful fusion of fresh Mediterranean-inspired cuisine that promises to tantalize your taste buds. As if that's not enough, their exceptional wine and beverage program ensures that your dining experience is nothing short of extraordinary. Whether you choose to bask in the warm glow of the dining room or savor the fresh mountain air on their spacious patio, Civil Provisions + Bar promises an unforgettable journey of delectable dishes and artisanal cocktails.

Sabor Modern Latino and Sushi

Adress: 1800 Dayton Blvd

Food: Latin & sushi

Sabor Modern Latino and Sushi is a culinary gem that beautifully blends the rich, vibrant flavors of Latin America with the exquisite artistry of fresh, made-to-order sushi. With deep-rooted inspiration from the owners' backgrounds in Guatemala and Costa Rica, this restaurant is a testament to the diverse and flavorful tapestry of Latin cuisine. The name "Sabor," meaning flavor and taste in Spanish, couldn't be more fitting, as every dish on the menu is a delightful exploration of the senses.

Sleepyhead Coffee Main + Dodds

Adress: 2602 E Main St

Food: Coffee, pastries & mocktail

Sleepyhead Coffee, your favorite local coffee haven, has just unveiled its second location! Now, you can enjoy the cozy ambiance and top-notch brews in a new setting. Whether you're in the mood for a classic espresso or a refreshing, alcohol-free concoction, Sleepyhead has you covered with an array of enticing choices to suit every palate.

Opening Soon

Little Coyote

Adress: 3950 Tennessee Ave

Opening date: 13 Nov

Food: Texas, Caribbean, Cuban & Southwester

With a backdrop of stunning natural beauty, this restaurant offers a tantalizing fusion of Texan barbecue, Southwestern flavors, and a hint of Cuban and Caribbean influences. Led by the dynamic duo of Erik and Amanda Niel, who have already made their mark on the Chattanooga food scene with popular establishments like Easy Bistro & Bar and Main Street Meats, Little Coyote promises to be a culinary destination not to be missed. Erik passionately curates a menu where smoked meats, fresh tortillas, and agave spirits converge in a flavorful symphony.

Big Chicken

Adress: 410 Broad St

Opening date: November

Food: Chicken

Get ready to indulge in a larger-than-life culinary experience as former NBA superstar Shaquille O'Neal brings his legendary Big Chicken restaurant to Chattanooga, marking its Tennessee debut. From their signature colossal chicken sandwiches to the tempting Lucille’s Mac n’ Cheese, each dish is a testament to the marriage of bold tastes and generous portions.

HOME Bar & Restaurant

Adress: 409 Market St

Opening date: January 2024

Food: Fine dining

Experience a culinary and artistic journey like no other at HOME Bar & Restaurant, where nationally acclaimed artist Genesis the Greykid has seamlessly blended his mastery of fine art with the flavors of the South. But it's not just about the art; it's also about the food. The menu is a delicious fusion of Southern cuisine with a modern twist, ensuring each dish is a work of culinary art in itself.

Outpost Bar and Restaurant

Adress: 342 East Main Street

Opening date: Fall

Outpost Bar and Restaurant is a vibrant sister establishment to North Chattanooga's beloved Basecamp. At Outpost, they crafted a menu brimming with delectable options, from mouthwatering trout to crispy fried catfish, ensuring there's something to satisfy every palate. Outpost will boast an impressive 15-tap beer wall, offering a curated selection of both local and domestic favorites. And for those with a taste for mixology, their full-service bar serves up expertly crafted craft cocktails, elevating your dining experience to new heights.

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