Day 60: The Big Table – Chattanooga, TN

by Jeff

I was introduced to The Big Table as a member of the Signal Mountain Lions Club, they cater dinner for the Lions at each of the regular meetings. This quickly became a favorite for lunches with co-workers and dinner for Patrice and I.

Pull up a chair at The Big Table

Pull up a chair at The Big Table

This small, off the beaten path, and absolutely delicious, family-owned establishment is an extraordinary cafe-style restaurant with a great menu that incorporates fresh, home-made, local food.

Our server Robin clearing a table for another lunch customer

Our server Robin clearing a table for another lunch customer

The menu is constant yet changing. Always a different casserole and choice of two homemade soups with several specials for the day.

Cozy dining room at The Big Table

Cozy dining room at The Big Table

The dining area only seats 30  people, but works very well with a group or family get-together. They have recently added additional space next door at The Big Table next door which houses the coffee shop aptly named

The Coffee Table next door, great place to gather

The Coffee Table next door, great place to gather

“The Coffee Table” with additional seating for large events and brunch.

As Patrice and I enjoyed lunch here again today I commented that The Big Table reminded me of many of our favorite haunts at the beach, it all works for a great eating experience. My Reuben sandwich was “fat” and Patrice commented that her Turkey on 12 grain was very good. The salads were wonderful and I topped lunch with a piece of coconut cream pie that was more like a custard with a delightful crust.

Reuben piled high!

Reuben piled high!

Everything is cooked fresh and its delicious. The portions are just right and the Big Table Salad with a raspberry vinaigrette is amazing (it’s piled with strawberries, pears, walnuts, and feta). The desserts are all made from scratch on site with several signature choices so when they’re out of something they’re out of it for the night.

Whenever we have out of town clients we mention The Big Table for lunch or dinner.  The Big Table also provides catering for your event or gathering at a reasonable cost, from weddings to dessert parties they provide incredible food and friendly service at an affordable price.

Owners and chefs Karen and David Loveless have established a cozy, casual dining spot at the foot of Signal, close to Red Bank and North Chattanooga that has regulars that travel far and wide to sit and enjoy their hospitality and food that will rival anything in Chattanooga.

Pull up a chair at the big table

Pull up a chair at Karen & David's "The Big Table"

Located at 118 Cross Street Chattanooga, TN 37405, the hours are: Tuesday to Thursday 11 a.m. – 8 p.m., Friday and Saturday 11 a.m. – 9 p.m. For carryout or special orders call 423-634-0772.

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