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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 good34%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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11:00 - 20:00All hours
American, Cafe, Barbecue, Gluten Free Options
4001 Saint Elmo Ave, Chattanooga, TN 37409-1301
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

This place was recommended by a local guide we had at Ruby Falls so we stopped by for lunch. I had the “stuffed potato” which was incredible! It was so tasty and very filling. Another recommendation was the Fruit Tea which was pineapple juice, mint,...More

Thank Earl M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The hole in the wall had great food. I highly recommend the bbq nachos. The Brunswick stew and chili were also good. The service was exceptional

Thank Rene' S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had lunch at the Purple Daisy after a day at Rock City Gardens and Ruby Falls. Cute, Friendly and quick. Service, food and prices were good. Think sandwiches, soups, nachos, baked potatoes and BBQ. Good location if you are right around the incline railway...More

Thank P0702-Orlando
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great BBQ after coming down the mountain from Rick city. Good ribs, chicken, nachos, stuffed potatoes

Thank Ashimyer
Reviewed 4 September 2017 via mobile

The waitress was very attentive to dogs as well as us Patio had no real view but sandwiches were very good

Thank robhendry
Reviewed 26 August 2017

I have never had a bad experience. Always have a great staff, food and atmosphere. We always hit the lunch crowd but worth the wait....

Thank Dosdt720
Reviewed 20 August 2017 via mobile

Located right at the base of where you turn to go up Lookout Mnt. Fun little restaurant with a menu that is mainly BBQ, but has some fun options on it like BBQ tacos or Quesadillas. My husband got the jumbo port sandwich with regular...More

Thank Lara L
Reviewed 11 August 2017

Great place for a sandwich. I got the Rainbow Sandwich. Three layers....chicken salad, pimento cheese, cucumber hummus. Delicious! My husband got the grilled cheese. This restaurant is in the St. Elmo district.

Thank pianogardenlover
Reviewed 8 August 2017

In between our walk to Ruby Falls and our adventure on the incline railway, we made a pit stop at The Purple Daisy Cafe. Thinking it was a little sandwich shop where you end up with dry chicken salad and a bag of chips, we...More

Thank TeamWhitmire
Reviewed 2 August 2017

Interesting spins on some familiar classics like BBQ, hot dogs, etc. The decor is a quirky vintage artsy style which was casual and fun. It was very much like having a picnic inside.

Thank Amy O
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Nearby Attractions
Point Park - Lookout Mountain Battlefields
561 reviews
1.46 km away
Battles for Chattanooga Electric Map and Museum
113 reviews
1.41 km away
Ruby Falls
5,166 reviews
1.56 km away
The Lookout Mountain Incline Railway
1,920 reviews
1.37 km away
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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, 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
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A cozy little BBQ restaurant next to the incline railway at the foot of Lookout Mountain.
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