Southern Star Downtown

Chattanooga for Kids

Southern Star Downtown

Today we are sharing our latest visit to the Southern Star, as well as providing some details about how kid-friendly this restaurant can be. I am again including the little details that are important to me when dining out with the little.  We have visited the Southern Star in the past, but this was the first time from the point of view of dining and reviewing. The service and food here are consistently good. Their fresh vegetables are a favorite. They also have several good salad options with the Turkey Cobb being one that KJ and I can usually share. On this particular day, he went with the kid’s menu for research purposes :). We also had fast service which was appreciated. This is a popular lunch spot for those working downtown, so going early will be to your benefit.

We are really trying to make healthier dining choices. So on this day, we avoided the fried chicken and one of the best dessert menus in town. But it wasn’t easy. I may still be regretting not getting some of their banana pudding.

The Little Details:

Area: Downtown Southside

Hours: Monday – Friday 11am-9pm

Location: 1300 Broad Street Chattanooga, TN 37402

Parking: Street

Phone: 423.267.8899

Atmosphere: We were there very early on our last visit (before the lunch rush) it was a little more quiet than usual. They usually have music playing. There is some noise which as I mentioned in an earlier post, we kind of like.

Boosters/Highchairs: Highchairs

Carry Out: Yes

Gluten Free: Our waitress explained that the blue plate special usually includes a gluten free option such as grilled chicken.

Kid’s Cups: Yes

Kid’s Menu: Yes, with options like chicken fingers (of course), grilled cheese, and PB&J. We would recommend the kid’s Blue Plate which is a smaller version of the meat and fresh side dishes.All under $5.

Outdoor Dining: Yes, it is not covered, and seasonal.

Stroller Friendly: Yes

Toys/Crayons: Wax craft sticks with a puzzle sheet.  A nice change.

Discounts: Keep an eye out for coupons in local publications


WiFi: No

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