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The Purple Daisy Picnic Cafe

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4001 Saint Elmo Ave, Chattanooga, TN 37409-1301
+1 423-822-6477
11:00 - 20:00
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Mon - Fri 11:00 - 20:00
Sat - Sun 11:00 - 16:00
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Long Beach, California
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39 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

A bit touristy but very good food. I had a business lunch with 5 people and everyone loved the food. Very casual place and friendly staff.

Thank Ken L
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15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We had spent all day at the Rock City Gardens and we were driving back down the mountain only to realize it is dinner time. This place stood out so we though we would give it a try. It was located pretty close to the exit which was a convenience for us. So going in the place was just as... More 

Thank Pam B
Mokena, Illinois
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19 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Our server forgot to put in our order, so after sitting for a half hour we inquired. They gave us free soda and dessert for the inconvenience. I must admit the food was delicious, and the prices are fair, but service was awful.

Thank GoodIntenders
Georgetown, Kentucky
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19 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Purple Daisy Picnic Cafe is the perfect little dive for those who like to eat local when they travel. Conveniently located at the base of Lookout Mountain, the cafe offers a few varieties of take-away 'picnics' with all the fixings for the entire family that would be perfect for taking up the mountain with you. My family chose to... More 

Thank pennymouse1
Buffalo, NY
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59 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Quaint, close to the incline railroad/ look out mountain. You can't beat the price, $30 for 3 adults.

Thank BuffaloNYScraps
Owensboro, Kentucky
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34 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My family ate lunch here after a morning at Rock City as it's very close. My wife and I both got the pork plate. It was quite good! I appreciate having a choice of three BBQ sauces. My two 4 year old sons were OK with the kids' menu. My family enjoyed our meal.

Thank Jacob_Kiper
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 24 March 2017 via mobile

Exceptional food and very friendly servers and staff! I only wish we live closer so that I could have the option of trying more of the delicious looking menu items.

Thank Trackdog98
Williamsburg, VA
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93 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 March 2017

After taking the Incline Railway from the top of Lookout Mountain, we really enjoyed lunch at the Purple Daisy (located across the Incline parking lot at the base.) Funky decor (purple daisies, purple pigs) & fabulous BBQ made for a yummy lunch. My brother had the BBQ platter while I enjoyed their homemade coleslaw & a vegetarian loaded baked potato... More 

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11 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 11 March 2017 via mobile

Friendly staff, good food, great service! We're from Florida and we're surprised by how liquidy the BBQ sauces were.

Thank Ashley R
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 11 March 2017 via mobile

We stopped at the purple Daisy Cafe after visiting Point Park on Lookout Mountain. We loved the pork nachos, the chili pie with fritos (yum!), ribs, and tacos. Everything was wonderful. Service was terrific! Very cute place would recommend highly.

Thank Theresa C

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$2 - US$10
American, Cafe, Barbecue
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Highchairs Available
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?