A sizzle rings throughout Lou’s Burger House’s kitchen as the cooks toss behemoth 10-ounce burgers onto grills. Nearby, friendly staffers sing and dance while washing dishes or joke with the customers, who lick flaky chicken-pot-pie crust off their forks and tear into barbecue pulled-pork sandwiches. Forks also dig into heaping sides of mac ’n’ cheese, creamed potatoes, and collard greens, as well as sweet-cherry and peach cobbler. Lou’s recently added the barbecue options to its menu—making its slogan, “Our butts will drive you nuts!” finally have more than one meaning.
Family Table's menu spans every daily meal and American dish imaginable. It even includes some specialties from the Italian and Greek traditions, such as philosophy and pillared architecture. Along with classic burgers and meatloaf, the kitchen team cooks calzones, Italian pastas, and chicken souvlaki on pita.
A border of red, green, and white checkered tiles runs beneath the soup, salad, and pizza buffets that encourage sampling and culinary adventure, and breakfast is served all day.
Gee whiz, is it true that Cheeburger Cheeburger’s been voted Best Burger in 29 cities? Yup. This is a real 1950s-style hot spot, a place that takes pride in serving additive-free, 100% all-natural Angus beef and frothy milk shakes in thousands of possible flavors.
Amidst vintage-inspired decor, cooks fry freshly cut Idaho potatoes and onion rings in cholesterol-free peanut oil and top American-bred, vegetarian-fed beef with more than 25 toppings. Modern day soda jerks also add one of more than a dozen syrups to flavored sodas and scoop ice cream into floats fizzing with cola, root beer, Dr. Pepper, or the lesser-known Pepper sibling, Gary, who forever lives in the shadow of his brother’s medical degree.
A black-and-white checkerboard floor pairs with bright green walls inside Mindy B's Deli. This eclectic flair extends to the menu, which spotlights ingredients such as beer-braised cabbage, oven-roasted brussels sprouts, pimento cheese, and peppercorn bacon. Hot and cold sandwiches, like the Teacher's Pride with smoked ham, cheddar cheese, and apple butter, accompany sides such as a green bean salad crafted with veggies from Chef Mindy’s personal garden. Sweet treats, including cookies and double-chocolate brownies, are available to cap off meals.
Finding Choo Choo Bar-B-Que is as simple as following the scent of hickory smoke. The trail ends at the small roadside eatery, which embraces the spirit of true, southern-style barbecue by slow-roasting pork, beef, and chicken. In addition to selling meats by the pound and ribs by the slab, Choo Choo Bar-B-Que also tempts diners with burgers, quarter-pound hot dogs, and a variety of classic side dishes, including fried okra and mashed potatoes.
At Chattanooga Wing Company the wing's the thing, but the noodles receive equal praise. It appears a simple combination, but when you pair the restaurant's hot yet creamy wings with rich Asian-style noodles, the complexity of flavors creates a unique dining experience. A total of 10 varieties of wok-style wing glazes add dimension to those flavor combos, including Brown Sugar Stout, Golden Honey, and Lemon Pepper Ranch.