Reader’s Choice Best Restaurant 2019 Winners

Best Overall Restaurant:

Boathouse Rotisserie & Raw Bar

 

Best Geographically:

Downtown. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Bridgeman’s Chophouse

Southside. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Alleia

NorthShore. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Longhorn Restaurant

Brainerd. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .TIE: Amigo Mexican Restaurant and Bud’s Sports Bar

Cleveland. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Bald Headed Bistro

East Ridge. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Sugar’s Ribs

Hamilton Place Area. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .J. Alexander’s

Hixson. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .SideTrack

Ooltewah. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Il Primo

Red Bank. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Mojo Burrito

 

Best Specialty Cuisine

Chinese. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Formosa

Contemporary American. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Whitebird

French. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Easy Bistro & Bar

German. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Brewhaus

Indian. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Sitar Indian Cuisine

Italian. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Il Primo

Japanese. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  . . . . . .TIE: Totto Sushi & Grill and Two Ten Jack

Mediterranean. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Acropolis Grill

Mexican/Tex-Mex (Local). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Mojo Burrito

Mexican/Tex-Mex (Natl. Chain). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Abuelo’s

Thai. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Rain Thai Bistro

 

Best Specific Foods & Drinks

Appetizers. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Boathouse Rotisserie & Raw Bar

Barbecue. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Sugar’s Ribs

Beer List. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Tremont Tavern

Burrito. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Mojo Burrito

Coffee House. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Rembrandt’s Coffee House

Cocktails. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Whiskey Thief

Dessert. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Canyon Grill

Fried Chicken. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Champy’s Chicken

Hamburger. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Tremont Tavern

Hot Dog. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .GOOD DOG

Pasta. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Tony’s Pasta Shop & Trattoria

Pizza (Local). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Lupi’s Pizza Pies

Pizza (Natl. Chain). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Mellow Mushroom

Seafood. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Easy Bistro & Bar

Steak. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Canyon Grill

Sushi. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Totto Sushi & Grill

Wine List. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .St. John’s Restaurant

 

Best Time Of Day

Breakfast (Local). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Longhorn Restaurant

Breakfast (Natl. Chain). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .TIE: First Watch and Waffle House

Late-Night Bite. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .City Café Diner

Power Lunch. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Public House

Sunday Brunch. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1885 Grill

 

Best Miscellaneous

New (Opened August 2018 or Later). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Whitebird

Most Romantic. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .SideTrack

Most Knowledgeable Service. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Bridgeman’s Chophouse

Place To Take The Whole Family. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Sugar’s Ribs

Best Deal For Your Buck. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . . . . . . . .Longhorn Restaurant

Old Time Favorite. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Longhorn Restaurant

Favorite Place To Take Out-Of-Town Guests. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Boathouse Rotisserie & Raw Bar

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