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Countryside Cafe

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8223 Mahan Gap Rd, Ooltewah, TN 37363-9713
+1 423-344-8646
10:30 - 21:00
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Sun 10:30 - 14:30
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Chattanooga, Tennessee
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is where my husband and I go once or twice a month for a really good "meat and three." This is where you can be sure of a high quality country meal with some of the best biscuits you have eaten. I agree about the prime rib, it is really good. And always opt for the hand breaded chicken... More 

Thank andreapelfrey
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14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I've been coming to Countryside Cafe since I was very young. My family and I would always come here for dinner. Wonderful home cooked food, friendly service, and we always leave full and happy!!!

Thank Amy B
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2016 via mobile

Excellent prime rib, southern veggies, cornbread and friendly service. Save room for one of their fantastic desserts.

Thank lorab108
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294 reviews
242 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016

If you are looking for a meal "just like Momma used to cook", come here! Awesome meatloaf, white beans, fried Okra, blackberry cobbler......we heck-anything on the menu is fabulous!!! Worth the drive from almost anywhere.

Thank ChattaElder
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84 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 November 2016 via mobile

This is not your up town fancy place where you have to get all dressed up but you can come as you are....well not in your PJ's. The food is good home cook'n and great home made desserts like peach cobbler, apple pie, etc.

Thank Merlin W
Marlene G, Owner at Countryside Cafe, responded to this review

Merlin W. Thank you for your kind comments and your recent visit. We are proud to serve great customers who enjoy our food. Look forward to meeting you soon, Marlene Owner More 

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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016 via mobile

The food is top notch. We always take anyone visiting new to our area here. Always great service, homemade veggies, great entree, and homemade awesome desserts. If your there on a weekend, order dessert when you order dinner- before they run out of your favorite.

Thank Kimberly C
Marlene G, Owner at Countryside Cafe, responded to this review

Kimberly C Thank you for the great review. We enjoy serving our customers and hearing what they like and enjoy. Hope you return to see us soon! Marlene Owner More 

Cleveland, Tennessee, United States
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2016

I like to bring non-Tennessee visitors here to get a genuine local meal. Every restaurant that serves fried okra should take a cooking lesson from Countryside Cafe (and every female relative in my family). Pan-fried is the only way to go! It was awesome. The only change I would make to my meal was in the Broccoli-Raisin-Bacon Salad. I know... More 

Thank Denise_Rogers
Marlene G, Owner at Countryside Cafe, responded to this review

Denise Rogers: Thank you for your recent visit, and we have taken your suggestions on the broccoli salad to our kitchen staff and have made the changes to smaller sizes on the florets. We appreciate ways to make your experience better, and value your comments. Hope to meet you soon Marlene Owner More 

Sanford, Florida
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129 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016

There is a reason why this one is #1 on the list. Outside, it looks like an unassuming, mom and pop diner. But, the (comfort) food is out of this world. Portions generous. Wonderful home cooked flavor. Prices very reasonable. We thoroughly enjoyed it.

Thank BlueHighwaysGuy
Marlene G, Owner at Countryside Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you for your comments. We always appreciate our customer taking the time to provide us great feedback. Please come again soon. Marlene G. More 

Powder Springs, Georgia, United States
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44 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

This is a small restaurant on a country road. They have always been busy when we go there. It is a great place to get a plate meal of a meat and 3 veggies. My husband and I had a grilled chicken salad and it was a plateful of veggies and a good size grilled chicken breast. It was yummy.

1 Thank Cindy A
Marlene G, Owner at Countryside Cafe, responded to this review

Cindy A. Thank you for your comments. I appreciate and value our customers opinions. Please ask your server for a special 'treat' from Countryside, for those taking the time to either check in or write us a review. Marlene G. More 

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21 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016 via mobile

Was very excited to go to the Countryside Cafe and have to saw we were disappointed. The place was busy and we didn't mind waiting. The food and sides were very good. Good home style food...and great and diverse sides. The service was another story. We had 5 different servers take care of us. It was like no one was... More 

Thank Scott R
Marlene G, Owner at Countryside Cafe, responded to this review

Scott R. Thank you for your comments. I too am extremely disappointed in our service on the day that you visited. Our wait staff system is one that all servers wait on everyone, there are no assigned tables, generally that works well to make sure everyone is taken care of efficiently. However, on the day you visited, it did not... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 7 - US$ 7
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
10:30 - 14:30
10:30 - 21:00
10:30 - 21:00
10:30 - 21:00
10:30 - 21:00
10:30 - 21:00
10:30 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 8223 Mahan Gap Rd, Ooltewah, TN 37363-9713
  • Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Ooltewah
  • Phone Number: +1 423-344-8646
Countryside cafe is a local, southern, country-cooking restaurant located in ooltewah, tn. We specialize in a wide variety of meats, vegetables and desserts made from fresh ingredients because we know our dishes are only as good as the beginning product.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?