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Sunday, April 22, 2012
The Carnivore Stuffed Sandwich at The Terminal is packed with Italian sausage, pepperoni, ham and cheeses.
The Carnivore Stuffed Sandwich at The Terminal is packed with Italian sausage, pepperoni, ham and cheeses.

AVERAGE MEAL PRICES

$: $10 and under

$$: $10 to $15

$$$: $15 and up

Casual dining in a fun-loving atmosphere is the stock in trade of Chattanooga's bars and grills. If you're craving a burger and a beer, here's your road map to bliss.

Bud's Sports Bar

5751 Brainerd Road

499-9878

The atmosphere is casual, but the food offerings range from typical bar fare such as potato skins and fried pickles to near-gourmet offerings, including ribeye and pan-seared tilapia. Also, don't miss the "nearly famous wings." $

Chattanooga Billiard Club

110 Jordan Road, 499-3883, and 725 Cherry St., 267-7740

Rack up a plate of good food at Chattanooga's favorite billiards hall, which is open until 3 a.m. Chicken fingers and burgers join a fully stocked bar with a wide variety of beers on tap and in bottles to keep players satiated during marathon pool or dart sessions. A fully stocked AVA cigar bar occupies the club's downstairs level. $$

Fireside Grille

3018 Cummings Highway

821-9898

A cozy place known for its filets, this grill is a nice addition to the Lookout Valley community with a full bar and a weekly karaoke session. $$

Fox and Hound Pub and Grille

2040 Hamilton Place Blvd.

490-1200

You'll find fish and chips alongside dishes with a more domestic slant at this local branch of a national chain of Old English-style pubs. The menu also includes choices such as Jamaican chicken, pastas and pizza. $$

Hair of the Dog Pub

334 Market St.

265-4615

Looks like an English pub and tastes like one, too. Babe the Blue Ox burger is the signature burger and for good reason -- the flavor is remarkable. Head upstairs for a game of pool or darts and have your beer delivered via a wooden dumbwaiter. $

Lamar's

1018 E. M.L. King Blvd.

266-0988

Chicken wings, chicken fingers and fried chicken are the specialty of this staple late-night watering hole, but salads, jumbo shrimp and club sandwiches are available to satisfy a midnight snacking urge. Prepare to be wowed by the velvet lining the walls. $

Midtown Music Hall

818 Georgia Ave.

757-9168

Situated at the opposite end of Patten Parkway from nightlife newcomer Honest Pint, Midtown features great pizza, quesadillas, wings and burgers. A weekly slate of live music offerings keeps things interesting on the weekends, and plasma TVs make it a great place to watch sports, too. $

Roy's Grill

116 Chickamauga Blvd., Rossville

706-956-8317

Corner diner with a 1950s atmosphere offers "signature" dishes including a bologna burger, chicken fingers and fries, Philly cheese steak, super burger and a veggie sub as well as nine other sandwiches, plus daily specials, salads, chili and homemade milkshakes. $$

The Terminal Brewhouse

6 E. 14th St.

752-8090

Try several craft beers, including seasonal offerings, brewed in-house in this hip, restored landmark at the intersection of downtown and the bustling Southside neighborhood. The menu includes offerings such as steaks, burgers, stuffed sandwiches and generous sampler platters. $$

Top Of The Dock

5600 Lake Resort Terrace

876-3636

This venue's motto is "Where it's always 5 o'clock," a claim lived up to by daily drink specials, great food and an excellent view of Chickamauga Lake. The restaurant also offers a pair of dance floors for those struck by the mood to move. $$