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The Purple Daisy Picnic Cafe

4001 Saint Elmo Ave, Chattanooga, TN 37409-1301
+1 423-822-6477
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  • Excellent58%
  • Very good33%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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American, Cafe, Barbecue
4001 Saint Elmo Ave, Chattanooga, TN 37409-1301
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Great BBQ food and very friendly service! It gets busy at lunch time. We were here about 1:00 PM on a weekday and waited about 30 minutes for a group of 11 people to be seated so plan accordingly. Parking is somewhat limited but there...More

Thank John514
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have lived in Chattanooga for a long time and had just missed this place on my regular places to go. Now it is one of my favorite places to go. It is a good place to relax and have an excellent meal at a...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We ate here after riding the Incline down and there was no wait. The service was excellent. Our food was great and to our table in a very short time. We had the potato and nachos both of which were excellent.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very reasonably priced with good serving sizes. Pork was lean. Hash brown casserole was delish. Would definitely come back.

Thank Becca L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped by here leaving Ruby Falls. We got there right after ounch crowd(around3pm) Our waitress( with curly dark hair)was great. Kid friendly menu. St. Louis style ribs and the bbq were awesome. They have 3 sauces on table to choose from. I personally liked...More

Thank Christina S
Reviewed 16 June 2017 via mobile

Had the Pork Plate with HB Casserole and Baked beans. Place does not seat a lot of people but does have seating outside as well. Place is right next door to the Incline. Place is worth a try.

Thank Brett S
Reviewed 14 June 2017

After enjoying some Lookout Mountain attractions, we came here for lunch. The food was great, kitschy atmosphere, and the value was the best. Highly recommend the Q Dog.

Thank Nicole B
Reviewed 13 June 2017 via mobile

The buffalo chicken sandwich and quesadillas were delightful. We liked the casual atmosphere and friendly waiters/waitresses. The proximity of the restaurant is very close to the incline railway, a must-see attraction in Chattanooga.

Thank Nik655
Reviewed 13 June 2017 via mobile

We stopped there for dinner after visiting Rock City . I had a BBQ sandwich which was ok. The hash brown casserole was very good. Other people in our party were satisfied with with what they got . The banana pudding was the best part...More

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Reviewed 4 June 2017 via mobile

We stopped there on a whim while on vacation, and everyone left happy and full. We sampled a little of everything--pork bbq, smoked chicken, and my favorite dish, the ❤️chili frito pie. The chili was DELICIOUS! I almost wished I had ordered just that. Customer...More

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Sandy H
14 June 2016|
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Response from Amber W | Reviewed this property |
They have a small lot right in front of the restaurant. Very convenient.
17 March 2016|
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Response from ChattaElder | Reviewed this property |
The menu is classic BBQ entrees, hot dogs and a few salads. There is not a specific "gluten free" anywhere on the menu.
2 November 2015|
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Response from whitewater4 | Reviewed this property |
Nope, definitely not your spot.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 2 - US$ 10
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 16:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 16:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4001 Saint Elmo Ave, Chattanooga, TN 37409-1301
  • Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Chattanooga
  • Phone Number: +1 423-822-6477
A cozy little BBQ restaurant next to the incline railway at the foot of Lookout Mountain.
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