State of Confusion

4.7
379 Reviews
$30 and under
Latin American
State of Confusion features authentic dishes from Latin America, New Orleans, and the Carolina Lowcountry. We serve lunch, dinner, and weekend brunch, with takeout and delivery available. Multiple indoor and heated outdoor hangout areas offer you and your groups a variety of options for dining in and special events.
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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
What 379 people are saying
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ReStowers
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Our waiter was really great (can’t remember his name) We were visiting from Atlanta. I really wanted the trout but they were out which I’m not surprised by because I’m sure it’s a best seller. I loved the atmosphere! Perfect for a chill Sunday evening

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Grace
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We went for Happy Hour and had great drinks and food discounted. A bit disappointed that they didn’t have one item on the menu, but overall a great stop during vacation!

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vipMarylou
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We live in NJ, visit Chattanooga several times a year. And always eat at State of confusion when we’re here. Food and drinks are great. Service is wonderful.

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vipChawareagle
Atlanta
32 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
6 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place!

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MatthewK
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great service - good atmosphere. Drinks need work

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vipFran
Nashville
82 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent as always. Server was attentive and wait was minimal. Love this place!

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JoelleC
E. Tennessee
3 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and atmosphere were great! Hostess Reese and server Matt were friendly and overall incredible. Great experience!

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vipJudyj
Nashville
11 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

One gal had a burger and it was great as usual.. I have recommended them before

One gal the shrimp PoBoy and loved it.. great bread too

I had the salad with chicken, and lots of other goodies. First time on that one and it was a perfect size.. dressing okay.. would have preferred Balasmic dressing but they didn't have it.

We'll be back again and again

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vipOpenTable Diner
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday celebration for my hubby! It was superb!

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Donna
Charlotte
5 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

State of Confusion was delicious and flavorful! We got the monkey bread as an appetizer and it is melt in your mouth delicious. We shared a plate of the steak skewers (absolutely fantastic) with an extra salad. The dressing for the salad was superb! It was a very pleasant dining experience. Our waitress was super attentive.

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zach84jake62
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Great Saturday lunch. Creative and delicious menu and drink choices. Wonderful all natural fruit drinks with or without alcohol. Had the strawberry and basil and it was so delicious. We had appetizers and one was better than the next. The guacamole the Peruvian way was so tasty served with dried plantains. The chicken lettuce wraps were perfectly seasoned and abundant lettuce to make lots of wraps. But the most creative appetizer we had was the home made potatoe chip nachos. Large space both indoor and outdoor space. Staff was lovely. Highly recommend.

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leslieott
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service, great atmosphere. So glad we stopped!

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OpenTable Diner
E. Tennessee
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience4

We made our reservation for 5:45. By 6:45 we still didn’t have our food. We had a show at 7 and unfortunately had to cancel our food order. 😔

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Gina
Atlanta
48 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Met friends and sat in the outdoor patio area. Great food, a bit pricey, but there was plenty available. Servers were attentive to our needs.

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ConnieO
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Would recommend the Aji Chicken Rolls as an appetizer to be shared, the Peruvian ceviche was on point! Good selection of local beers on tap, dessert trio a nice finish.

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Reed
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food, service, and atmosphere were amazing. I ate everything on my plate. I would totally return.

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ChristyW
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Great location. Food was good. Waiter could've did a better job. I didn't receive a food item that I had ordered, luckily it wasn't on our bill. I think he just forgot. This is a dog friendly setting, so beware if that's not your type of atmosphere. I would definitely go back and try some other foods. The snicker pie was delicious.

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Snydesa
Nashville
6 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Loved the food and especially the ambiance. Being under the stars on a warm summer night with good food and drinks was wonderful. I would go back.

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PoPo
Nashville
5 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience. Friendly and courteous staff. Professional and personable. Food was fresh and delicious. Will be back!

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Kaitlyn
Poconos
2 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food and drinks! Such a cool vibe in an indoor/outdoor setting! The wait staff was very friendly, and attentive. Some of the best nachos and paella we have ever had! We are from out of town, but will definitely be going back when we visit again. Thank you for the delicious hospitality!

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ChrisS
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, drinks, and service! Very laid back place. Good vibes!

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JessicaT
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Had a great time celebrating my boyfriends birthday! The server even brought out free dessert! Will def be back!

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vipBdubnjax
Nashville
98 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The paella was as good as advertised! Really interesting mix of cervices. All are awesome! All of the food had really good flavor. Our server was friendly and prompt. Happy hour deals are great! Highly recommend this restaurant.

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KaylennM
1 review
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing and the service was great. The atmosphere is like that of a bar. It did not bother me. I like how they had to resturant set up. There were 2 kinda indoor places and in the middle was outside. It wasn't hot at all. I recommend going here for something different and fun.

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Aidan
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food and very attentive service!

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vipTaina
Raleigh
2 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such a perfect stop to est a late lunch! We were sat right away, our server was very knowledgeable, and we got out food and drinks promptly. We were just driving through Chattanooga, but this meal made us forget we had a long drive ahead of us. The ceviche was bomb and everything was so fresh. Can't wait to stop by here again.

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MikeW
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

State of Confusion's interesting Peruvian dishes are unique and keep us coming back. I love the Peruvian paella. It isn't paella at all, but actually more of a risotto. Regardless, it's rich with perfectly cooked seafood (shrimp, mussels, and scallops) and has a hint of spiciness that provides a nice background heat w/o being intrusive. There's also a nice baking spice undertone (guessing clove, cardamom or maybe cinnamon).

Our waiter was extremely friendly and funny, but not overbearing. I noticed him standing a little ways away and looking to see how we were doing, which was really nice. Any time my tea got a bit low, he was there with a refill.

It can be marginally loud, but not so much that it would ever deter us.

Also, if you can, wait near the kitchen door and check out the really cool Peruvian wood-fired grill they use for grilling meat!

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Amandaktj
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

This was our first time visiting and we loved it. A variety of menu choices, many variations of staples. We all liked what we ordered. Definitely a hang out kind of place. Hope to go again soon.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Servers were less than helpful and the drinks were awful

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OpenTable Diner
Nashville
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such a great outdoor vibe. And the food.... absolutely AMAZING! Second time here and was even happier the second time.

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vipBostonToAtlanta
Atlanta
57 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience5

We stopped here for lunch on a Friday afternoon. The parking was convenient. The interior is beautiful (although the chairs are very hard). The food was good. Service was very good.

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JeremyV
1 review
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Meal was delicious. Loved the atmosphere. Staff was very accommodating.

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CoryM20
1 review
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

State of Confusion is by far my favorite restaurant in Chattanooga!

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Chatty2021
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious and our server was very friendly and attentive. Will definitely go back next time in Chattanooga.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Amazing dinner tonight after getting Brian checked in for his big event IRONMAN 70.3 CHATTANOOGA....
Started w /
Aji Chicken Eggrolls

Pineapple Marinated Chicken, Aji Amarillo Sauce, Pineapple Sweet Chili Sauce, Confusion Sauce
Brian decided on
Plancha Chicken
Seared Pineapple Marinated Chicken, Grilled Vegetables, Yellow Rice
And I picked
Low Country Shrimp & Grits
Sautéed Shrimp, Grilled Andouille Sausage, Onions, Roasted Tomatoes, Stone-Ground Cheese Grits
Finished the night w
A Trio of Desserts
One of each mini dessert
Mini Chocolate Cream Pie
Mini Lemon Cream Pie
Mini Snickers Pie
All awesome!
Left overs in fridge now.. 😂

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vipHernandez
Memphis/West TN
11 reviews
Dined on May 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Happy hour drinks and snacks are a bargain. The Peruvian Corvina ceviche was the best I’ve had outside of Lima, Peru!

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WEM3
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on May 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and drinks! Server was awesome. We sat outside and it was *very* loud!

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OpenTable Diner
E. Tennessee
1 review
Dined on May 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They put us in the perfect spot on the patio, near the water feature for our date night.

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DGray
E. Tennessee
9 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great outdoor space, trout and the Peruvian Paella were excellent as well as the cocktails.

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from State of Confusion using the Order Online button. State of Confusion also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (423) 760-3473.

State of Confusion is rated 4.7 stars by 379 OpenTable diners.

State of Confusion does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://www.soconfusion.com/shop/gift-cards.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.