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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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  • Excellent59%
  • Very good33%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“banana pudding” (35 reviews)
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American, Cafe, Barbecue, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
4001 Saint Elmo Ave, Chattanooga, TN 37409-1301
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

I had heard about this place from several locals. I tried it out and it was delicious. I had the ribs and spicy slaw. The slaw was delicious and just spicy enough. The ribs! OMG! Literally fall off the bone. Though can choose your own...More

Thank Sherry A
Reviewed 14 August 2018

This is a great local restaurant. It is decorated so cute. The employees were extremely friendly. The food was good and my grandkids really enjoyed it!

Thank kathygirrl2018
Reviewed 7 August 2018

Stopped for lunch after visiting the Civil War Museum. Had barbecue pork over loaded baked potato and husband had barbecue chicken over loaded baked potato. Huge portions for about $9. We could have shared one. Had to have the banana pudding and it didn't disappointed....More

Thank Michelle W
Reviewed 5 August 2018

Their food is good and prices are reasonable. The stuffed potatoes are my fav and they are large. Parking lot is small and full at lunchtime.

Thank Mdysupermom
Reviewed 31 July 2018 via mobile

Restaurant is on the small side but we stopped for lunch as they opened (11am). We tried the pork barbecue plate, ribs and barbecue tacos. They were all excellent. Service was excellent and the wait time between order and food arriving was very short. We...More

Thank Eggbert10
Reviewed 27 July 2018 via mobile

Our server was welcoming, pleasant and extremely nice and the food was very flavorful. Stop by for a good value!! Right next to the parking for the incline railway!!

Reviewed 27 July 2018

We stopped by the purple daisy after hiking to Sunset Rock. The Rainbow sandwhich was life changing - its three tea sandwiches (cucumer, pimento, chicken salad) put together! Also, I had forgotten the greatness that is fruit tea - it was the perfect post-hike meal.

Thank Susan M
Reviewed 27 July 2018 via mobile

hands down the best barbecue I’ve had in a very long time! 5 stars for sure! Great atmosphere and wonderful prices!

Thank AlexandraMurley
Reviewed 17 July 2018

I had the charcoal grilled burger which was very good. My wife had the sandwich with cucumber, chicken salad, pimento cheese spreads. She said it was great. My son had the Turkey sandwich and it was good. My daughter got the chicken nuggets and they...More

Thank bald347
Reviewed 15 July 2018 via mobile

We stayed at the top of the hill and was looking for a quick bite to eat and stopped in. This is located directly beside the incline. Wasn’t very busy when we got there but quickly began to fill up. Delicious food and very good...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.
16 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, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids
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
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A cozy little BBQ restaurant next to the incline railway at the foot of Lookout Mountain.
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