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Southern Eats: Purple Daisy Picnic Cafe

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Are you looking for a place for good eats in Chattanooga? You need to try Purple Daisy Picnic Cafe. Located in the historic St. Elmo district next to Historic Incline Railway, Purple Daisy Picnic Cafe is the perfect place to stop by for lunch while you are touring Lookout Mountain.

If you are looking for classic Southern cuisine, this lesser known restaurant in Chattanooga will delight your taste buds.

With a menu that is a mix of barbecue, American grill, sandwiches and delicious desserts. I tried their Stuffed Potato with BBQ Pork with the Sweet BBQ Sauce and a side of Hashbrown Casserole. I finished off my lunch with some Alabama Dirt, a pudding with oreo crumbs. It was delicious.

Purple Daisy Picnic Cafe | Chattanooga, TN Purple Daisy Picnic Cafe | Chattanooga, TN Purple Daisy Picnic Cafe | Chattanooga, TNThe best part of this restaurant is their eclectic decorations. It’s a hodgepodge of different items that all work together to make a fun and casual atmosphere.

If You Go

The Purple Daisy Picnic Cafe is located at 4001 St. Elmo Avenue, Chattanooga, Tennessee 37409. Parking is available at the restaurant, and they are open 11:00 AM to 8:00 PM Monday through Friday and 11:00 AM to 4:00 PM on the weekends.

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