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New and coming-soon restaurants in Chattanooga

Dining in Chattanooga is always a fresh experience with new restaurants popping up all the time — and more on the way.

NOOGAtoday | Civil

Get a taste of the sea — like these seared scallops — at Civil Provisions and Bar.

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Some people make to-do lists — we make to-dine lists. Many hot new Chattanooga restaurants have opened over the past several months, from Civil Provisions and Bar to Attack of the Tatsu.

To satisfy those who are really hungry for fresh dining options, we’ve got details on several more Scenic City restaurants coming soon, too. Grab your forks as we dig right in.

Newly opened

Attack of the Tatsu, 818 Georgia Ave. | Ramen, katsu + Izakaya bites | Reservations: No
Pop in for lunch in the front or head to the back of the restaurant for a hidden bar to sip on sake + Japanese-inspired cocktails. See what we loved on the menu.

Civil Provisions and Bar, 720 Mississippi Ave., Signal Mountain | Mediterranean | Reservations: Yes
Enjoy the taste of the sea up on Signal Mountain. Pro tip: Order the whipped feta for the table to share.

Kai Bistro, 625 E. Main St. | Asian-American cuisine | Reservations: No
This Southside spot serves up a diverse menu ranging from Korean, Chinese, Japanese, Vietnamese, Thai + Hawaiian fusion dishes.

Squirrel Rabbit Coffee Bar and Creamery, 514 Tremont St. | Pastries, coffee + gelato | Reservations: No
Satisfy your sweet tooth with gelato + pastry flavors that rotate on a daily basis.

Sabor Modern Latino and Sushi, 1800 Dayton Blvd., Red Bank | Reservations: No
This recently opened spot in Red Bank serves up dishes inspired by Costa Rican flavors + sushi that’s made fresh to order. Make sure to check out their Facebook page for new menu items.

NOOGAtoday | The Downtowner

Stop by The Downtowner for breakfast in the mornings + drinks in the evening.

The Downtowner, 901 Carter St. | Brunch | Reservations: Yes
The Hotel Bo recently opened its on-site bistro breakfast + bar with a limited menu currently.

Sleepyhead Coffee Main + Dodds, 2602 E. Main St. | Coffee, pastries + mocktails | Reservations: No
Sleepyhead Coffee opened its second location which stays open later and offers an extensive mocktail menu being served each day starting at 12 p.m.

Community Pie, 2006 Hamilton Pl. Blvd. | Pizza + pasta | Reservations: No
This local pizza spot just opened its second location in Hamilton Place, serving up New York + Detroit-style pizzas.

Sweet Luni’s, 133 Frazier Ave. | Gourmet popsicles + treats | Reservations: No
Enjoy Mexican paletas and pastries made in-house along with other candy and snacks to shop from.

NOOGAtoday | Elsie's Daughter

Delicate French cuisine will meet Appalachian heartiness at Elsie’s Daughter.

Photo provided by Chloe Wright

Coming soon

Elsie’s Daughter, 92 Choo Choo Ave. | Appalachian-French cuisine | Projected opening: Fall 2023
The second culinary venture of Chloe Wright + Ryan Smith of The Rosecomb will combine Appalachian + French cuisines inspired by the history of the Chattanooga Choo Choo. Read more about what you can expect.

Little Coyote, 3950 Tennessee Ave. | Barbecue + Caribbean, Cuban, and Southwestern cuisine | Projected opening: Fall 2023
Expect smoked meats, fresh tortillas, homemade picos + accompaniments — all served family-style.

NOOGAtoday | Big Chicken

Soon you’ll be able to snack on a crispy chicken sandwich and other delicious menu items.

Photo provided by Big Chicken

Big Chicken, 410 Broad St. + 5118 Hixson Pk. | Fast-casual | Projected opening: End of the year
Former professional basketball player Shaquille O’Neal will bring his Big Chicken restaurant to Chattanooga — the first location in Tennessee.

HOME Bar & Restaurant, 409 Market St. | Fine dining + drinks | Projected opening: January 2024
Headed by local artist Genesis The Greykid + art curator Kreneshia Riellé, this space will aim to be a downtown “hideaway.”

Ernest Chinese, 55 Johnson St. | Chinese | Projected opening: TBD
This new restaurant concept will replace Flying Squirrel, featuring American-Chinese dishes and tiki drinks.

Outpost Bar and Restaurant, 342 E. Main St. | Comfort food | Projected opening: TBD
The sister restaurant to Basecamp will have menu items like trout and fried catfish on the menu. Follow along on its opening journey on Instagram.

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