Zarzour's in Chattanooga

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copelanddl
Junior Burger
2005/08/02 12:57:53
My wife and I ate there yesterday. It was everything we hoped for from roadfood.com. The service was warm and friendly, the food was fresh Southern delights-cornbread, vegetables,etc. Definitely worth a visit. The waitress said she knew we had heard of the restaurant from roadfood.com because she didn't know us. A delight!
V960
Double Chili Cheeseburger
RE: Zarzour's in Chattanooga 2005/08/02 13:11:34
Great place and well worth a visit. King Tut's Grill in Knoxville si also worth a visit if you're still in the area (80 miles away actually). Also Ali Baba Deli in Knoxville is also great.
carlton pierre
Double Chili Cheeseburger
RE: Zarzour's in Chattanooga 2005/08/02 13:29:06
Zarzour's is a fantastic place that I would have never stopped in if not for roadfood, even though I drove by it for years. One of the highlights of my past year in terms of eating places.
Oneiron339
Double Chili Cheeseburger
RE: Zarzour's in Chattanooga 2005/08/02 17:15:34
Anyone know Zarzour's business hours? I'm playing golf at the Honors Club in Ooltewah next week and would like to stop there for a burger.
carlton pierre
Double Chili Cheeseburger
RE: Zarzour's in Chattanooga 2005/08/02 19:27:33
11 a.m to 2 p.m 5 days/week. Get there as close to 11 as you can because it fills up.

If you're gonna be in Ooltewah, I'd highly recommend Young's BBQ which I think is top notch or the Kreme House both near I-75.
Sundancer7
Fire Safety Admin
RE: Zarzour's in Chattanooga 2005/08/02 22:26:53
quote:
Originally posted by oneiron339

Anyone know Zarzour's business hours? I'm playing golf at the Honors Club in Ooltewah next week and would like to stop there for a burger.


One Iron: Anyone getting the opportunity to place this course is fortunate. Not many folks know this but I do. It is one of the most private course in the USA. It was built by Lupton for his own private use. Not many folks get to play this course.

Lupton sold his bottling of the original Coca Cola back to Coca Cola for 1 Billion so I am told. Lupton paid for the downtown Chattanooga Aquariam out of his own pocket.

I forgot the name of the dude that designed the course but I met him in OKC better than twenty years ago at the airport.

Good luck

Paul E. Smith
Knoxville, TN
BillVol
Cheeseburger
RE: Zarzour's in Chattanooga 2005/08/02 22:39:52
quote:
I forgot the name of the dude that designed the course but I met him in OKC better than twenty years ago at the airport.


Pete Dye and his son, P.B., designed The Honors Course. Upon opening in the early '80s, it immediately received acclaim as one of the best golf courses in the world and still does.

Jack Lupton's grandfather was one of three Chattanooga businessmen who bought Coca Cola bottling rights from Asa Candler for the grand total of one dollar! The deal of the century -- any century!!!
Oneiron339
Double Chili Cheeseburger
RE: Zarzour's in Chattanooga 2005/08/03 07:09:19
quote:
Originally posted by Sundancer7

quote:
Originally posted by oneiron339

Anyone know Zarzour's business hours? I'm playing golf at the Honors Club in Ooltewah next week and would like to stop there for a burger.


One Iron: Anyone getting the opportunity to place this course is fortunate. Not many folks know this but I do. It is one of the most private course in the USA. It was built by Lupton for his own private use. Not many folks get to play this course.

Lupton sold his bottling of the original Coca Cola back to Coca Cola for 1 Billion so I am told. Lupton paid for the downtown Chattanooga Aquariam out of his own pocket.

I forgot the name of the dude that designed the course but I met him in OKC better than twenty years ago at the airport.

Good luck

Paul E. Smith
Knoxville, TN

Thanks, Paul. I've played there before (in 2002 and 1993) and am always delighted to tee 'em up at a classy place. Getting off track about Zarzours though, I may try the other places mentioned above.
cjackg
Junior Burger
RE: Zarzour's in Chattanooga 2006/06/13 20:22:05

"If you're gonna be in Ooltewah, I'd highly recommend Young's BBQ which I think is top notch or the Kreme House both near I-75."

Note that there is no such place as "Youngs BBQ".... It is instead called "Couch's BBQ" and I dont recommend it to anyone since the meat there is just smoked ham, not BBQ by most any definition.

I recently ate breakfast at the Kreme house and was served the smallest bowl of grits I have ever seen, and no seconds were available!

There are a lot better places to eat in Chattanooga than these two!
johnreed
Hamburger
RE: Zarzour's in Chattanooga 2007/12/18 07:16:46
I enthusiastically recommend a new breakfast place in Chattanooga called Bluegrass Grill.

Located in a beautifully restored 1904 classic brick building on E. Main Street, it's within a stone's throw of Zarzour's Cafe and Niedlov's Breadworks.

They specialize in a magnificent breakfast menu, which is served all day, and segue into impressive sandwiches and salads until closing.

All breads, muffins, biscuits, and cinnamon rolls are baked in house.

Whether you enjoy a simple eggs & bacon breakfast or prefer a frittata, omelet, pancakes, or homemade granola, they have you covered.

On Saturday I had the Mediterranean Frittata: 2 eggs with mozzarella and feta cheeses, tomatoes, Kalamata olives, fresh spinach, and onions. Served alongside some delicious red skin home fries. Outstanding.

Also, don’t miss the wonderful Taco Rico, a tiny Salvadoran restaurant a few doors down. You must try their chicken tamale and the fabulous chimichurri sauce!

The Bluegrass Grill
55 E. Main St.
Chattanooga, TN 37402
Phone: 423-752-4020

Tuesday - Friday: 6:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Saturday: 6:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.




Earl of Sandwich
Double Cheeseburger
RE: Zarzour's in Chattanooga 2007/12/21 11:06:15
I certainly agree with all of the above, with the following additions.
Gotta have the Papusas @ Taco Rico. You won't find them anywhere else in the area.
And, there's a wonderful Cajun place in the same neighborhood, as well as on Amnicola Highway (the name escapes me) but it is a wonderful place as well.
gbacounselor
Junior Burger
RE: Zarzour's in Chattanooga 2007/12/21 15:46:43
quote:
Originally posted by Earl of Sandwich

I certainly agree with all of the above, with the following additions.
Gotta have the Papusas @ Taco Rico. You won't find them anywhere else in the area.
And, there's a wonderful Cajun place in the same neighborhood, as well as on Amnicola Highway (the name escapes me) but it is a wonderful place as well.


The name of the Cajun place is Blue Orleans. The downtown location is on the corner of Main and Market, across the street from the Chattanooga Choo Choo.
Bluemaxx
Cheeseburger
RE: Zarzour's in Chattanooga 2007/12/21 19:24:13
We too hit Zarzour's this past summer on our way out to Utah for the summer. WOW!!! is all I had to say after that experience!! We had our 8-monh old baby with us and were not sure the tight quarters during lunch time would suit us. But the same lady (has to be) MADE SURE we were the center of attention and gave us a fantastic seat with lots of room for the high chair. The food, atmosphere and the unexpected well mannered folks in there was an experience we won't soon forget!!
buffetbuster
Porterhouse
RE: Zarzour's in Chattanooga 2013/12/02 17:41:18
After years of being at the top of my list of Roadfood places I most wanted to visit, we finally made it to Zarzour's for lunch today. I went in with high expectations and it far exceeded it. Food, service, atmosphere, everything was a 10! One of the best Roadfood places I have ever visited.

Photos to follow when we get home from vacation.
MellowRoast
Double Chili Cheeseburger
RE: Zarzour's in Chattanooga 2013/12/02 17:49:53
That's great to know and we're proud to have you in town, Buffetbuster!  Welcome to Chattanooga!
buffetbuster
Porterhouse
RE: Zarzour's in Chattanooga 2013/12/02 17:55:28
Thanks MellowRoast! This is a great town you have here. With the hills and prominent river, this feels very much like Pittsburgh. If you are an early riser, we are having breakfast at Blugrass Grill when they open at 6:30AM. You are welcome to join us.
lleechef
Sirloin
RE: Zarzour's in Chattanooga 2013/12/02 17:56:10
What kind of pie(s) did you have??  Looking forward to a report with photos from this trip!!!
buffetbuster
Porterhouse
RE: Zarzour's in Chattanooga 2013/12/02 18:03:59
Lisa, the pies (peanut butter and lemon ice box) were homemade and really good, but the vegetables were unbelievable! Can't believe I am saying this, but with vegetables like this, dessert was unnecessary!
MellowRoast
Double Chili Cheeseburger
RE: Zarzour's in Chattanooga 2013/12/02 18:05:19
Thank you for the kind invitation, Buffetbuster! If I weren't under the weather, I'd be there.  You will love Bluegrass Grill -- my favorite breakfast place!  We really love this city, and I only wish you had clear skies to grace your visit.  Have a great vacation.
buffetbuster
Porterhouse
RE: Zarzour's in Chattanooga 2013/12/02 18:08:05
Sorry to hear you are not feeling well. One good thing about the rainy, foggy weather today..... we practically had Rock City all to ourselves!
MellowRoast
Double Chili Cheeseburger
RE: Zarzour's in Chattanooga 2013/12/02 18:08:20
Zarzour's is the only place I'll eat turnip greens.  I don't know what they do to them, but they're wonderful.   And I usually "turnip" my nose to them. 
lleechef
Sirloin
RE: Zarzour's in Chattanooga 2013/12/02 18:22:06
buffetbuster

Lisa, the pies (peanut butter and lemon ice box) were homemade and really good, but the vegetables were unbelievable! Can't believe I am saying this, but with vegetables like this, dessert was unnecessary!

I can't believe you just said that!!!!  I LOVE all vegetables so it would definitely be my kind of place!!  I hope you took pics. of those vegs.!!
MellowRoast
Double Chili Cheeseburger
RE: Zarzour's in Chattanooga 2013/12/02 18:25:53
Yeah, those pies are quite good.  I love it when they serve homemade peach ice cream.
post edited by MellowRoast - 2013/12/02 19:06:59
Sundancer7
Fire Safety Admin
RE: Zarzour's in Chattanooga 2013/12/02 19:03:28
buffetbuster

Sorry to hear you are not feeling well. One good thing about the rainy, foggy weather today..... we practically had Rock City all to ourselves!

 
Too bad you will not be in Knoxville.  Not a pretty day in Chattanooga especially when you travel to Rock City to see a bunch of states and barely be able to see Chattanooga.  A super view when clear with the bend of the river and the city and Missionary Ridge.
Looking forward to your report of the fine food in Chattanooga.  I lived there for four years and my only daughter was born there.
 
Paul E. Smith
Knoxville, TN

MellowRoast
Double Chili Cheeseburger
RE: Zarzour's in Chattanooga 2013/12/02 19:08:45
Sundancer, I didn't know you lived here at one time.  How about that.
Michael Hoffman
Double-chop Porterhouse
RE: Zarzour's in Chattanooga 2013/12/02 19:32:02
The last time I was in Chattanooga was for the 1986 Bassmaster Classic. As I recall we had a couple of meals at a complex in downtown Chattanooga near the Chattanooga ChooChoo.
buffetbuster
Porterhouse
RE: Zarzour's in Chattanooga 2013/12/03 03:05:58
Michael, we are staying in one of the train cars at Chattanooga Choo Choo. Something I have always wanted to do and Mariton is especially enjoying it.

We didn't make it to nearly as many restaurants in town as we hoped, because there were so many activities to enjoy. We did try to visit Clumpie's ice cream twice, only to find they had just closed.

And what MellowRoast said about the turnip greens at Zarzour's is 100% true. Best turnip greens I have ever had!
MellowRoast
Double Chili Cheeseburger
RE: Zarzour's in Chattanooga 2013/12/03 08:22:00
Buffetbuster, glad to know you stayed at the Choo Choo.  I hope Bluegrass Café didn't disappoint.  Hope you have a chance to sample Nikki's or Champy's before you leave.
 
Is Clumpie's out of business???  I'm shocked.  They've been there for years.  Wonderful homemade ice cream.
post edited by MellowRoast - 2013/12/03 08:25:23
RE: Zarzour's in Chattanooga 2013/12/03 11:19:42
Sadly, a visit to Chattanooga can no longer include a stop at the Scenic Adult Motel as it was razed years ago...
MellowRoast
Double Chili Cheeseburger
RE: Zarzour's in Chattanooga 2013/12/03 16:17:48
No big loss, ScreamingChicken, I hated the rooms.  Bahaha!
buffetbuster
Porterhouse
RE: Zarzour's in Chattanooga 2013/12/03 16:22:04
Clumpie's is still definitely in business. On both Sunday and Monday, we arrived to find the doors locked, with the employees cleaning up inside.
ChiTownDiner
Filet Mignon
RE: Zarzour's in Chattanooga 2013/12/03 16:59:22
Is that a Double TTM or Twin TTM's? 
MellowRoast
Double Chili Cheeseburger
RE: Zarzour's in Chattanooga 2013/12/03 16:59:29
D'oh!  Got it.  Thank you, Buffetbuster.  
buffetbuster
Porterhouse
RE: Zarzour's in Chattanooga 2013/12/03 17:10:01
I call that very poor planning on my part!
lleechef
Sirloin
RE: Zarzour's in Chattanooga 2013/12/03 17:13:28
bb
Shame on you!  Mariton must be starving to death.
Poverty Pete
Double Chili Cheeseburger
RE: Zarzour's in Chattanooga 2013/12/03 17:46:05
I don't think Mariton is starving just yet.  Ask her about some smoked and baked neckbones, and Loveless Biscuit and peach jam ice cream
lleechef
Sirloin
RE: Zarzour's in Chattanooga 2013/12/03 18:51:28
PP
Mariton will never, ever, starve as long as she's with Cliff!  And y'all went to the Loveless........oh my!
buffetbuster
Porterhouse
RE: Zarzour's in Chattanooga 2013/12/04 07:54:49
Actually Lisa, we did not go to the Loveless Cafe.  We visited one of the Nashville branches of Jeni's Ice Cream, where Loveless Biscuit and Peach Jam ice cream was one of the special flavors. 
ChiTownDiner
Filet Mignon
RE: Zarzour's in Chattanooga 2013/12/04 08:45:52
That sounds like a really good flavor!  I also thought you visited the Loveless with Poverty Pete
MellowRoast
Double Chili Cheeseburger
RE: Zarzour's in Chattanooga 2013/12/14 09:24:24
On the subject of vegetables, a recent Zarzour's review at Chattanoogan.com (12-01-13) shows a couple of lunch plates.  I can tell you their spicy cabbage and creamed potatoes are wonderful.  
 
http://www.chattanoogan.com/2013/12/1/264609/Zarzours---Real-Food-Real-People.aspx
 
post edited by MellowRoast - 2013/12/14 09:26:38
scrumptiouschef
Double Cheeseburger
RE: Zarzour's in Chattanooga 2013/12/20 12:48:52
Zarzour's is great but there's another hidden gem in Chattanooga that deserves all of our attention. Innside Restaurant in the Pioneer Bank building. 24/7 diner with some of the finest biscuits in the South.
MellowRoast
Double Chili Cheeseburger
RE: Zarzour's in Chattanooga 2013/12/21 05:17:55
You got that right, Scrumptiouschef.  Their biscuits have a stellar reputation around here.  Thanks for mentioning it.  That's an old stomping ground of mine that I haven't stomped in a few years -- gotta go back soon.
buffetbuster
Porterhouse
RE: Zarzour's in Chattanooga 2013/12/21 05:42:45
Wish I had known about Innside Restaurant before our trip earlier this month.  It sure sounds like a place we would have loved to visit.  Looks like they post their daily specials board on their Facebook page.
MellowRoast
Double Chili Cheeseburger
RE: Zarzour's in Chattanooga 2013/12/21 09:14:05
Buffetbuster: Interesting development at Clumpies.  I can't believe it entered my mind they were out of business.  http://tinyurl.com/clumpies