A Lookout Mountain Vacation is a common destination for travelers because this area was the scene of the Battle of Lookout Mountain during the American Civil War on November 24, 1863. Given that Lookout Mountain is literally a mountain (standing tall at 2,392 feet, about 729 meters), you will have to drive to nearby Chattanooga in Tennessee for places to eat. In Chattanooga, not only will you find plenty of restaurant ideas, but also plenty of nearby Lookout Mountain Bed and Breakfast ideas. BBOnline recommends that you eat at St. John's Restaurant (New American cuisine), Sheraton Read House Hotel Chattanooga (steak house) and Bea's Restaurant (American cuisine: Southern food and soul food).
St. John's Restaurant
1278 Market Street
Chattanooga, TN 37402
First open in the fall of 2000, this restaurant has received several local recognitions and awards for its great and original cuisine and service. Serving classics and new dishes from the American cuisine, the St. John's Restaurant opens from Monday through Thursday from 5:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. and from Friday through Saturday from 5:30 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. Reservations are highly recommended because of the short dinner schedule of this restaurant. Reservations can be made through the restaurant's website or phone number. Private dinners can be arranged as well. Chef Daniel Lindley creates daily menus that highlight local organic produce and vegetables in original dishes from the New American cuisine. A great option for dessert here at St. John's Restaurant is the carrot cake souffle.
Those looking to bring their Lookout Mountain Vacation up a notch or 2, should look no further than the Sheraton Read House Hotel Chattanooga. Just a short 15-minute drive from Lookout Mountain, the Sheraton Read House Hotel Chattanooga offers a great dinner experience at Porter's Steakhouse. This restaurant specializes in steak, serving only USDA Certified Prime Beef, and seafood. A local favorite is the Pepperloin Steak. The atmosphere of Porter's Steakhouse at the Sheraton Read House Hotel Chattanooga is very upbeat with live jazz music. The restaurant also has a lounge area for those guests who would only like to enjoy a couple drinks instead of a full dinner. Porter's Steakhouse is open Sunday through Thursday from 7:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m., and Friday through Saturday from 7:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. Executive Chef John Palacio manages this restaurant.
Bea's Restaurant(423) 867-3618
Bea's Restaurant was a well-kept secret among locals for many years. The great quality of food made it really hard to keep the secret for long. Classics from the American cuisine roasted pork BBQ and garlic mashed potatoes with gravy are present on this restaurant's menu. The generous portions of this restaurant makes any Lookout Mountain Vacation a better vacation. All dishes are served family style (big and gravy all over), which means that you will be ready for a nice nap back at your Lookout Mountain Inn. The highlight of Bea's take on Southern and Soul food is the fried chicken, a definite crowd pleaser.