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Outdoor dining options in Chattanooga

Make the most of good weather by taking your meals al fresco on one of Chattanooga’s many beautiful patios.

NOOGAtoday | Hello Monty

Get your healthy dose of sunshine while enjoying your meal.

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Is it just us, or does eating outside make food taste better?

Catch some rays or laze in the shade at one of these 32 Chattanooga patios. Pro tip: Don’t miss the shade level we’ve included for each of these locations.

Bonus: Looking to bring your four-legged friends? Check out our dog-friendly guide for spots that welcome pups on its patios.

Restaurants

Basecamp Bar & Restaurant, 346 Frazier Ave.
Partially shaded | Enjoy a craft beer + comfort chow at this spot’s patio with seats that overlook Coolidge Park.

Brewhaus, 224 Frazier Ave.
Mostly sunny | Sit out on the patio while you enjoy German-American brews and food.

The Daily Ration, 1220 Dartmouth St.
Partially shaded | Sip on a mimosa while you enjoy brunch at this North Chattanooga eatery’s large outdoor seating area.

Taco Mamacita,109 N. Market St. + 2031 Hamilton Place Blvd.
Fully covered | Enjoy tacos + a margarita on this low-key covered patio.

Il Primo, 1100 Hixson Pk. + 9436 Bradmore Ln., Collegedale
Partially shaded | Head over to either location to eat classic Italian dishes while enjoying the fresh air.

Edley’s Bar-B-Que, 205 Manufacturers Rd.
Fully covered | This local barbecue spot has a large outdoor covered deck.

State of Confusion, 301 E. Main St.
Fully covered | Enjoy this Southside eatery’s Peruvian-inspired brunch, lunch, and dinner selection.

Feed Table and Tavern, 201 W. Main St.
Fully covered | Head over to the tavern side of the restaurant to enjoy your meal on the covered patio.

Hello Monty, 306 W. Main St.
Fully covered | Gather with friends and family at this spot’s outdoor seating area that’s meant to mimic the feel of a “great backyard cookout.”

Alleia, 25 E. Main St.
Fully covered | This Italian restaurant has a secluded + serene area that is suitable for all seasons.

STIR, 1444 Market St.
Partially shaded | Sit outside the Chattanooga Choo Choo on the spacious patio with string lights to light up your evening dinner.

Honey Seed, 1705 Market St.
Partially shaded | Enjoy a wood-fired pizza or Montréal-style bagels at this spot’s patio.

Boathouse Rotisserie & Raw Bar, 1459 Riverside Dr.
Fully covered | Sit out on the deck to enjoy views of the Tennessee River.

Public House Restaurant, 1110 Market St.
Fully covered | This restaurant that specializes in Southern fare has an outdoor seating area that wraps around the restaurant.

Tony’s Pasta Shop and Trattoria, 212 High St.
Partially shaded | Enjoy your meal in the Bluff View Arts District on a patio that makes you feel like you’ve journeyed to Italy.

Old Gilman Grill, 216 W. 8th St.
Fully covered | Head to West Village to enjoy lunch or dinner on this covered patio.

Elsie’s Daughter, 1404 Rossville Ave.
Partially shaded | Grab bites or a cocktail from this spot on The Hotel Chalet at The Choo Choo’s campus.

Taqueria Jalisco Ania, 1639 Rossville Ave.
Fully covered | Grab lunch, dinner, or cocktails at this Southside eatery.

Attack of the Tatsu, 818 Georgia Ave.
Not shaded | Take your ramen outside to enjoy your meal in Patten Square.

Ernest Chinese, 55 Johnson St.
Fully covered | There are ample outdoor seating options, whether tucked away at a table or along the bar.

Little Coyote, 3950 Tennessee Ave.
Fully covered | Enjoy smoked meats, fresh tortillas, and agave spirits while taking views of Lookout Mountain.

NOOGAtoday | Mean Mug patio

The Mean Mug in Southside has a quaint patio for its patrons to enjoy.

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Coffee shops

Be Caffeinated, 14 W. Kent St.
Fully covered | This coffee shop’s Northshore location has two sections for patrons to enjoy the outdoors.

Niedlov’s Bakery & Cafe, 215 E. Main St.
Partially shaded | This cozy + covered patio is the perfect spot to enjoy your breakfast or lunch.

Velo Coffee Roasters, 509 E. Main St.
Partially shaded | Enjoy your coffee in the outdoor patio space with covered + uncovered areas.

Mean Mug, locations vary
Partially shaded | Enjoy your coffee outside — the Southside location has different seat options including three picnic tables with umbrellas.

Rembrandt’s Coffee House, 204 High St.
Partially shaded | Enjoy coffee, pastries, and lunch options while sitting underneath seasonal foliage.

Frothy Monkey, 1400 Market St.
Not shaded | Soak up the sun while you enjoy your coffee at this shop located inside the Chattanooga Choo Choo.

NOOGAtoday | Unknown Caller

Enjoy a cocktail from Unknown Caller on the patio in Cooper’s Alley.

Bars and breweries

The Rosecomb, 921 Barton Ave.
Partially shaded | Enjoy a cocktail in this neighborhood bar’s garden space.

Oddstory Brewing Co.,1604 Central Ave.
Partially shaded | This brewery’s large outdoor space is kid + dog-friendly, with plenty of seating options.

Shady’s Corner, 1402 Cemetery Ave.
Partially shaded | This 21+ bar and deli has a non-covered beer garden and a spacious covered area with TVs and games.

Naked River Brewing Co.,1791 Reggie White Blvd.
Partially shaded | Enjoy your brews and barbecue out on this brewery’s turf.

The Boneyard, 26 Station St.
Partially shaded | Head to this spot’s front or back patio while enjoying drinks from the bar + eats from the food truck.

Unknown Caller, 715 Cherry St.
Partially shaded | Head to the back of this 21+ speakeasy-style cocktail bar to enjoy your drinks outside.

Pickle Barrel, 1012 Market St.
Fully covered | Climb up the spiral staircase to sit on the elevated covered patio.

Cherry Street Tavern, 719 Cherry St.
Partially shaded | Take your drink outside to Cooper’s Alley behind this bar.

Hutton & Smith Brewing Co., 431 E. MLK Blvd.
Partially shaded | Enjoy your brews on one of the picnic tables beside the brewery.

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