Where to Eat in East Ridge: The Best Restaurants and Bars

April 14, 2018 Lean Nau

East Ridge is a city in Hamilton County, Tennessee, United States. As of the 2010 census, the city population was 20,979. East Ridge is bordered by Chattanooga to the west, north, and east, and the Georgia state line to the south. It is part of the Chattanooga, TN–GA Metropolitan Statistical Area. The name of the city comes from its location due east of Missionary Ridge. The Bachman Tubes beneath Missionary Ridge link East Ridge with downtown Chattanooga.
Things to do in East Ridge

1. St. John's Restaurant

1278 Market St, Chattanooga, TN 37402-2713 Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Dinner, Late Night SGD 39 - SGD 66 +1 423-266-4400
Excellent
82%
Good
12%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 670 reviews

St. John's Restaurant

Chattanooga's most acclaimed restaurant, St. John's Restaurant serves inventive Regional American cuisine from Chef Daniel Lindley in a elegant, historic setting. St. John's superb staff will provide you with a warm and remarkable dining experience and delight you with an extensive and eclectic selection of wines.

Reviewed By chadz52 - Atlanta, Georgia

We dined here for our Aniversary celebration and was not disappointed. All of our servers went out of their way to make this a special occasion for us. You really cannot go wrong on anything on the menu. All of our questions were answered and the recommendations were spot on. We enjoyed our dinner and the complimentary appetizer and glass of Prosecco was a nice touch. This is one of the few restaurants in Chattanooga that offers true fine dining.

2. Portofino's Greek and Italian Restaurant

6407 Ringgold Rd, East Chattanooga, East Ridge, TN 37412-3835 Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol Italian, Pizza, Greek, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Late Night +1 423-499-9696
Excellent
53%
Good
31%
Satisfactory
11%
Poor
3%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 276 reviews

Portofino's Greek and Italian Restaurant

Reviewed By Jake S - Springfield, Ohio

We ordered the pizza to go based on favorable reviews of this restaurant. The Greek pizza was tasty, with lots of gyro meat, vegetables and feta. The second “free”pizza had decent toppings (pepperoni, black olives and mushrooms). The biggest disappointment was the crust, which makes or breaks a pizza. The crust seemed like a Sysco or GFS stock crust. The people at the service desk were rather preoccupied with a register issue, and didn’t bother with a greeting or a thank you, but I’ll chalk that up to a bad night.

3. The Hot Chocolatier

1437 Market St, Chattanooga, TN 37402-4430 Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible SGD 131 - SGD 262 +1 423-266-3066
Excellent
75%
Good
20%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 254 reviews

The Hot Chocolatier

We create small batches of artisan chocolates and pastries w/ the best ingredients. Try some chocolates or pastries made fresh and experience the difference! Since 2008, The Hot Chocolatier™ has been locally created, owned, and operated in Chattanooga, TN. Drop in while visiting the historic Southside area of downtown Chattanooga and check us out! Before posting anything about pricing, please consider that we create items in the shop from scratch. No mixes or preservatives go into our truffles or desserts. We are offering up specialty items that you can't find elsewhere in the area and feel we are very reasonable with the pricing of our handmade goods - even more so if compared to any dessert listed on any chain retail menu. On-street parking or in the parking garage for the Chattanooga Choo-Choo. Do not park in the private gravel lot adjacent to the building as it is monitored for towing.

Reviewed By ssrees - Chattanooga

Right next door to the Chattanooga Whiskey Company, you have to try the C W Truffle before or after your tour the distillery. Lots of great chocolates and hot chocolate too. There is seating in the back so it's a great place for a break or to meet friends.

4. Uncle Larry's Restaurant

736 East Mlk Blvd, Chattanooga, TN 37403 Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Delivery, Accepts Credit Cards American, Seafood Lunch, Dinner SGD 16 +1 423-757-5894
Excellent
84%
Good
11%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 576 reviews

Uncle Larry's Restaurant

Uncle Larry's Restaurant is a family owned business. We thank God first and foremost. We provide a down home fish fry environment. We offer Tilapia, Whiting, Perch and mouth watering Catfish. Come sit in with us and enjoy some good fish. "FISH SO GOOD IT'LL SMACK YA"

Reviewed By tagent22 - Saint John, Indiana

Chattanooga was our overnight stop as we drove to Florida. I did some checking and found Uncle Larry's Restaurant, a family owned business. It was delicious, so glad we were able to dine here. Our server Jeremiah was great, my husband had a good time with him! They give you choices of sides, I had coleslaw & cucumber salad along with hush puppies, all very good. My husband had white beans and baked beans and he enjoyed them, said they were very good! Found this on trip advisor & would highly recommend Uncle Larry's. The only glitch we had was finding it, we weren't aware that MLK Blvd is something else before it turns into MLK Blvd. That happens in several places and it gets confusing. In the end we found it and worth the little detour, very happy with our choice.

5. Thai Esan

4330 Ringgold Rd, East Ridge, TN 37412-2751 Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible Asian, Thai, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options Lunch, Dinner +1 423-771-9718
Excellent
59%
Good
31%
Satisfactory
10%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 29 reviews

Thai Esan

Reviewed By BKbeachers - Fort Myers, Florida

We found this small storefront restaurant with great reviews. Doesn't look great from the outside. Without the reviews we would have driven by. It did not disappoint. Very friendly and efficient service. Food high in quality and quantity spiced to your desired level of heat. We had a fried rice dish and a curry dish after starting with the fresh rolls. Everything was wonderful. Small aside - I ordered a Diet Coke. I was brought a can and a glass with ice. Mid meal I had about 1/3 of the glass left and was brought another can. Totally unexpected to get a second can of soda. Indicative of the service and value at Thai Esan.

6. Jenkins Country Style Buffet

4122 Ringgold Rd, East Ridge, TN 37412-2436 Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Waitstaff American, Vegetarian Friendly Lunch, Dinner +1 423-629-5449
Excellent
47%
Good
26%
Satisfactory
21%
Poor
2%
Terrible
4%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 71 reviews

Jenkins Country Style Buffet

Reviewed By capemayor - chattanooga

This is the type of place you might find in the middle of a sleepy Southern small town. However, it is located in Chattanooga (East Ridge), and not that hard to find. The food is down-home, Southern comfort food at its authentic best. Regulars go here not for the atmosphere (there are no booths - just tables) but for the fine selection and the TASTE.
Full selection of salads, soups, meats, veggies, corn bread, desserts, soft ice cream...you get the idea. About 11 bucks for all you can eat. Nothing tastes like pre-made, industrial food. Give it a try! P.S. They also have a drive-thru window!

7. Bluegrass Grill

55 E Main St, Chattanooga, TN 37408-1200 Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch +1 423-752-4020
Excellent
77%
Good
19%
Satisfactory
2%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 551 reviews

Bluegrass Grill

Reviewed By hcohn31 - Chattanooga, Tennessee

We come here every month or so for the great food & service. Owner Joan Marie works with her family to make this an always enjoyable experience. The menu remains the same because it is so good...always expect a short wait

8. Amigo Mexican Restaurant

3805 Ringgold Rd, East Ridge, TN 37412-1639 Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol Mexican Lunch, Dinner SGD 7 - SGD 20 +1 423-624-4345
Excellent
58%
Good
20%
Satisfactory
11%
Poor
4%
Terrible
7%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 63 reviews

Amigo Mexican Restaurant

Reviewed By sarobinson7 - Chattanooga, Tennessee

This restaurant had great service and wonderful food! We were very impressed! The salsa is delicious! The waiters paid close attention to your drinks and were very kind! Nice atmosphere also!

9. Krispy Kreme Doughnuts

5609 Brainerd Rd, Chattanooga, TN 37411-5391 Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible American Breakfast, Late Night SGD 26 +1 423-894-0243
Excellent
72%
Good
18%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
5%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 58 reviews

Krispy Kreme Doughnuts

Reviewed By Ge0rgiaPil0t - Columbus, Georgia

I was in Chatanooga on business and saw the "HOT DONUTS" light so it was a simple matter to swing in and have one with a great cup of coffee. I didn't really need the calories but sometimes you just need to give in!. The store was clean and the staff friendly. Can't beat a hot KK!

10. Armando's East Ridge

5700 Ringgold Rd, East Ridge, TN 37412-3546 Takeout, Reservations, Waitstaff, Television, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible Dinner, Lunch +1 423-867-5950
Excellent
49%
Good
31%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
10%
Terrible
5%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 19 reviews

Armando's East Ridge

Reviewed By Chris H

Go here for the burgers!! Awesome fresh cut wedge fries! Great service. The only thing that I don't like is they serve their food on a small styrofoam tray. Plates would be nice!!

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