Readers’ Choice Dining Awards 2022 Winners

2022 Best Restaurants

Readers voted, and the results are in! Here’s a list of all the restaurant that won the 26th Annual CityScope Magazine Readers’ Choice Dining Awards. Did your favorite restaurant win?


Best Overall Restaurant: Easy Bistro


Best Geographically

Brainerd: TIE: Sweet Basil Thai Cuisine and Chopstix Viet Bistro

Cleveland: Cafe Roma

Downtown: Easy Bistro 

East Ridge: Champy’s

Hamilton Place Area: The Cheesecake Factory 

Hixson: SideTrack

Northshore: TIE: Cashew and Food Works 

Ooltewah: TIE: Il Primo and Wine Down Bistro

Red Bank: Pizzeria Cortile

Southside: Bleu Fox Cheese Shop

St. Elmo: 1885 Grill


Best Specialty Cuisine

Chinese: Formosa Restaurant 

Contemporary American: TIE: Hennen’s, Main Street Meats, and Feed Co. Table & Tavern 

French: Easy Bistro

Indian: India Mahal

Italian: Il Primo 

Japanese: Totto Sushi & Grill

Mediterranean: Acropolis Grill

Mexican/Tex Mex (Local): TIE: Taco Mamacita and Amigos Mexican Cocina

Mexican/Tex Mex (Natl. Chain): Chuy’s 

Thai: Thai Smile

Other (Spanish/German/Middle Eastern): Brewhaus


Best Specific Foods & Drinks

Appetizers: Flying Squirrel

Barbecue: Edley’s Bar-B-Que

Beer List: Tremont Tavern 

Cocktails: Easy Bistro 

Coffee: Be Caffeinated

Dessert: TIE: Rembrandt’s Coffee House and City Café Diner 

Fried Chicken: Champy’s 

Hamburger: Tremont Tavern

Hot Dog: Miss Griffins Foot Long Hot Dogs

Ice Cream: Clumpies Ice Cream Co.

Meat and Three: TIE: Farm to Fork and Southern Star

Pasta: Il Primo

Pizza (Local): Community Pie

Pizza (Natl. Chain): Mellow Mushroom

Sandwich: River Street Deli

Seafood: Easy Bistro

Steak: Main Street Meats

Sushi: Totto Sushi & Grill

Tacos: Taco Mamacita

Vegetarian/Vegan: Cashew

Wine List: Easy Bistro


Best Time of Day

Breakfast (Local): The Longhorn Restaurant

Breakfast (Natl. Chain): First Watch

Late-Night Bite: City Café Diner

Power Lunch: TIE: Cashew and Southern Squeeze

Sunday Brunch: State of Confusion


Best Miscellaneous

New: Hello Monty

Most Romantic: Alleia 

Most Knowledgeable Service: Easy Bistro 

Place to Take the Whole Family: Boathouse Rotisserie & Raw Bar 

Best Deal for Your Buck: The Longhorn Restaurant

Old Time Favorite: The Longhorn Restaurant

Place to Take Out-of-Town Guests: Boathouse Rotisserie & Raw Bar

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