Chattanooga is a beautiful city with an abundance of activities and restaurants. Consequently, choosing the “Scenic City” for your college destination is wise. However, before moving into your Chattanooga student housing, it’s a good idea to learn about all the city has to offer, restaurant wise. After all, living near UTC means you have easy access to many eateries. Of course, you want to know which of these are the best. Below you will find some examples of the many restaurants Chattanooga residents love to frequent, meaning they are worth a visit.
The following is a list of the best restaurants the city has to offer as voted on by UTC students. They are categorized by situation and style of food.
The Best 24-Hour Dining: City Café Diner & The Yellow Deli
The City Café Diner is a classic American diner that offers a wide variety of food choices, 24 hours a day. This of course makes it a favorite of college students who keep late hours. The restaurant is located in downtown Chattanooga, ensuring easy access from Chattanooga student housing. The motif of the City Café Diner harkens back to the 50s style diner. Not only was City Café Diner voted as the best 24-hour dining, it was also voted the best breakfast and best late-night dining. The Yellow Deli, located on McCallie Avenue, is open 24 hours, Sunday-Friday. Its convenient location right next to UTC makes it a favorite of students. The Yellow Deli primarily offers sandwiches, but also features salads, desserts and even breakfast.
Best Pizza: Lupi’s Pizza
During a long study session, what’s better than pizza? Nothing right? That’s when Lupi’s Pizza comes into play. Not only is Lupi’s Pizza a favorite among college students, it’s also loved by the city. It is the first pizzeria to serve hand-tossed, authentic pizza. At Lupi’s Pizza, you can personalize your pizza any way you desire. There are more than 30 topping options to choose from, allowing you to create your favorite pizza. The pizzeria also serves garden salad, freshly baked bread, lasagna and calzones. You can dine in and eat if you want a break, or take the pizza back to your Chattanooga student housing if you would rather.
Best Mexican Cuisine: Amigo’s Mexican Restaurant
Although Amigo’s Mexican Restaurant is located a bit outside the city limits, residents and students alike think the drive is worth it to partake of their excellent Mexican dishes. They also offer 99 cent tacos on Monday, which of course is ideal for college students trying to save money. Amigo’s Mexican Restaurant was voted the “Best of the Best” Customer Choice Award by the Chattanooga Times Free Press for six years in a row, meaning you can expect the very best in Mexican cuisine.
Best Healthy Eatery: Greenlife Grocery
Admittedly, this isn’t a restaurant. However, you need to know where to go to get healthy food when you are tired of going out. The Greenlife Grocery Whole Foods Market is the best place to shop for healthy food choices. In addition, they have coffees and teas from all over the world.
Best Asian Cuisine: P.F. Chang’s China Bistro
P.F. Chang’s China Bistro is located outside of downtown Chattanooga. However, many feel the drive is worth the effort for this phenomenal Chinese cuisine. The prices are a little high at P.F. Chang’s, making it an ideal restaurant to go to for a treat.
Best Restaurant to Take Parents: Big River Grille
Big River Grille is conveniently located in downtown Chattanooga making it close to Chattanooga student housing. The restaurant is passionate about using only the finest and freshest of ingredients. Consequently, they offer patrons seasonal menus based on what produce is in season. They also keep the menu fresh by changing it up on a regular basis. Big River Grille also offers private dining areas for parties or other special events.
Best Wings: Buffalo Wild Wings
Other than pizza, wings are perhaps the next most popular food for college students. Therefore, you need to make sure you find a place that consistently produces great wings. Buffalo Wild Wings fits the bill. In fact, it was voted the best restaurant for wings by UTC students. Buffalo Wild Wings, located on Market Street in downtown Chattanooga, is a great location not only to partake of fantastic wings but also to enjoy your favorite sports on the big screen. The lively restaurant provides its guests with all the big games or fights, some of which are only available on pay-per-view.
One of the main benefits of Chattanooga student housing is having many phenomenal restaurants in close proximity to your residence. We at Douglas Heights are happy to tell you more about such Chattanooga student housing options.