Best Take-Out Restaurants in Chattanooga

May 14, 2020

Chattanooga is known for many things, but one of our favorite parts is the wonderful restaurant scene. Whether you are having a relaxing night in or picking up a meal to enjoy at a local park, getting take-out is always a reliable and delicious option for any time of the year. We’ve put together a list of our favorite take-out restaurants in town, complete with hours, descriptions, and even our own personal recommendations. Happy munching!

COVID-19 Note: Restaurant hours reflect their current hours during the pandemic.


Cafe on the Corner

Phone: (423) 825-5005

Cafe on the Corner, just five minutes away from our inn, is hands-down one of our favorite restaurants around, and is currently taking reservations for their outdoor terrace seating plus to go menu. It’s cuisine is based on common Southern favorites, but with a modern spin. They have soups, salads, sandwiches, and larger entrees as well as an amazing brunch menu. You just can’t go wrong with anything on their menu! Innkeeper recommendations: Café Mac, a mac and cheese classic with bacon, grilled chicken, and three cheeses, or the Fried Green Tomato BLT with baby greens and basil aioli.

Tuesday-Saturday: 11:30-8pm
Sunday: 11:30-3pm

Delivery: Unavailable

Notes: Outdoor seating available with prior reservations.


Main Street Meats

Phone: (423) 602-9568

If you’re looking for some high-end comfort food inspired by French and New Orleans style, look no further than Main Street Meats. True to their name, it is famous for it’s carnivorous dishes including steaks, burgers and other sandwiches. It is also a butcher shop, offering high-quality meats that are perfect for piecing together a picnic. Only 12 minutes away from our inn, this is a great spot to grab food from and bring back to your room. Innkeeper recommendation: The Bear Creek 61 Day Dry Aged Ribeye for a deluxe steak that you’ll be dreaming about for years to come.

Hours: Daily: 12pm-8pm

Delivery: Available through Grubhub


Alex’s Thai Food and Noodle Bistro

Phone: (423) 803-0999

A take-out list just wouldn’t be complete without a Thai restaurant recommendation. Luckily for us who live in Chattanooga, we have Alex’s Thai Food and Noodle Bistro nearby (12 minutes from our inn) to order from when we get the inevitable Thai food craving. With amazing soups, salads, ramens, curries, noodles, fried rice, and main entree dishes, narrowing down your order can be pretty tough! Luckily, it’s always a win-win situation, as everything is crafted with top ingredients and prepared to perfection. Innkeeper recommendations: The Pineapple Curry, Lo Mein Noodles, or Vegetarian Ramen.

Monday-Friday: 11am-9pm
Saturday and Sunday: 12pm-9pm

Delivery: Available through Grubhub, Dinner Delivered, and Doordash


1885 Grill

Phone: (423) 485-3050

For top-notch seafood that is fresh and local, you have to check out 1885 Grill. For every type of Southern seafood, there is a mouth-watering dish at 1885 that includes it. We aren’t kidding – their menu includes shrimp, crawfish, flounder, crab, trout, salmon, and scallops. For those that want their food from the land rather than sea, they also have amazing salads, sandwiches, chicken dishes, and burgers. Innkeeper recommendations: The Crab Cake Sandwich, Shrimp & Grits, or BBQ chicken.

Monday-Wednesday 4pm-10pm
Thursday-Saturday 11am-9pm
Sunday 10am-9pm

Delivery: Unavailable

Notes: Currently taking reservations for outdoor seating area.


Community Pie

Phone: (423) 486-1743

Last, but certainly not least on our take-out list is our favorite place to get pizza, Community Pie. With the option for New York or Detroit style pizza, you will have a say in the size and shape of your pie. You can build your own masterpiece or choose from one of their amazing creations. With 8 types of cheese, 6 types of meat, and 18 types of veggies, they really have an amazing set of choices. Pair your pie with an appetizer or salad and really seal the deal on a great meal. Innkeeper recommendations: The Super Hero or Italian Stallion pizza.

Sunday-Thursday 4pm-8pm
Friday and Saturday 4pm-9pm

Delivery: Available directly through Community Pie

No matter the weather, getting take-out in Chattanooga is always in season. For a wonderful spot to enjoy both the food and natural beauty of Lookout Mountain, book a stay at Chanticleer Inn Bed & Breakfast. With luxurious accommodations that prioritize beauty and comfort, your home base will give you a peaceful stay in a central location, close to all of our favorite restaurants!

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