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State of Confusion, Chattanooga, TN

State of Confusion

4.5
4.5
483 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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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 7 times today

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Other options

  • Order online
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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Latin American, Low Country, Fusion / Eclectic

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Mon–Fri 11:00 am–4:00 pm Sat, Sun 10:00 am–2:30 pm Dinner Mon–Thu 4:00 pm–11:00 pm Fri 4:00 pm–1:00 am Sat 2:30 pm–1:00 am Sun 2:30 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (423) 760-3473

  • Payment options

    MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Private party facilities

    Let State of Confusion bring the party to you! We provide turn-key catering and bar service: menu planning, staffing, logistics, etc. See the menu below, and contact us today to begin planning your next event.

  • Private party contact

    Private Dining Events: (866) 927-0836

  • Neighborhood

    Chattanooga

  • Cross street

    Passenger Street

  • Parking details

    Free parking in our private lot on the other side of Main Street Ink.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 483 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • East Tennessee

    Hot Spot

  • East Tennessee

    Vibrant Bar Scene

  • Chattanooga / Cleveland

    Fit for Foodies

  • Chattanooga / Cleveland

    Good for Groups

  • Chattanooga / Cleveland

    Great for Lunch

  • Chattanooga / Cleveland

    Neighborhood Gem

  • Chattanooga / Cleveland

    Outdoor Dining

  • Chattanooga / Cleveland

    Vibrant Bar Scene

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  1. MS

    MichaelS

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    Average food. More of a party atmosphere and millennial Instagram hangout. Portions were a little in the small side and although food was good it wasn’t anything out ordinary. May be back for happy hour but not for meals
  2. LA

    LeeAnn

    San Francisco

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    My husband really enjoyed the Jambalaya just the right amount of heat/spice and came piping hot. According to our Server this is a recommended dish depending on who the Chef is. Not sure what that means. I had the Mexican Ceviche it was good but not as good as having in Coastal Mexico. Could have used more acid. The Old Fashioned was just so so. We enjoyed the casual vibe, it wasn't really busy we were seated right away. Overall a good experience
  3. CF

    ChristieF

    New York Area

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on September 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Heather is a fantastic bartender and server! Great good drinks vibe and service!
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    E. Tennessee

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very good food
  5. AA

    AnnaA

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We loved this restaurant! Had something for everyone and all items were delicious!
  6. KP

    KellyP

    Orlando

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food and service were outstanding! One of our absolute favorite places to go for a date night in Chattanooga! The trout was phenomenal and my husbands over easy burger was delicious!
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wow! Today was my birthday and I get to pick where I would like to eat. It was a toss up between a couple of places but I ultimately chose State of Confusion because I had never eaten ceviche before and I wanted to try something different. We started with the guacamole which was excellent. I had the ceviche sampler and my wife had the Mexican ceviche. Both were outstanding. On my sampler, the Peruvian was definitely my favorite. It was also my wife’s as I let her sample a bit or two. Our waiter, Mack, was such a good guy. The atmosphere is so neat. We ate outside as it was a beautiful day. Just a cool vibe. Can’t say enough about this restaurant! Can’t wait to go back!
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great as usual !
  9. NM

    NancyM

    New York Area

    40 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    40 reviews

    Dined on September 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved it! The service was excellent and the food was incredibly fresh and delicious
  10. JB

    JasonB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We went for our anniversary last night and really enjoyed our food and time at the restaurant. Our server (Ashley) was excellent!
  11. WT

    WalterT

    Charleston

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, cool atmosphere
  12. D

    76Duck

    Portland

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on August 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great vibe. Excellent food. Helpful and fun server!
  13. J

    Julie

    E. Tennessee

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great place! This was my second time there and I was really excited to have brunch. On their website it states that brunch is served weekdays till 2:30 PM however the waiter said only on the weekends so that was disappointing. Other than that, awesome food!
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Memphis/West TN

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 19, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Fun place. A bit on the load side.
  15. JT

    JordanT

    E. Tennessee

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience4
    The food was very good. We would come here again.
  16. SR

    SharonR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The Peruvian fare was outstanding and presented well. The monkey bread was an excellent suggestion from our hostess.
  17. HW

    HeatherW

    Nashville

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on July 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My husband and I enjoy the outdoor dining and the food is fabulous. This is one of our very favorite restaurants in Chattanooga.
  18. BS

    BillS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved it!! Never disappoints!! Wonderful atmosphere
  19. t

    tedman

    Nashville

    78 reviews

    4.0

    78 reviews

    Dined on July 6, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    High energy restaurant, part of the hipster scene in redeveloping part of downtown Chattanooga. Fun place, good service, very good food,nice beer and wine list. Building is a converted garage or auto body shop, lots of hard surfaces so it is rather loud. There is both indoor and outdoor seating.
  20. CE

    ChristaE

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 4, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience4
    Looks like a cool place. We had a reservation and sat down. Pretty slow service on the drinks and appetizer but the place was busy. When it got to ordering the food I ordered one thing and the waiter said he was out. He Left for a long time while i took another look. When he finally came back I ordered something else and they were out of that as well. Finally asked what that did have which was almost nothing on the menu outside of the burger. No steak, chicken, anything with rice etc. He left again. So we were really hungry at that point and wanted to close out our drinks so we could find somewhere else to eat. Just getting a drink and finding out there was nothing left in the kitchen took almost 45 minutes. When we left we asked the front of house why they didn’t tell us prior to sitting down. They told us management told them to say nothing. Pretty disappointed in the full experience and wouldn’t go there again.
  21. V

    Vanessa83

    Nashville

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always great food and fun experience!
  22. KM

    KevinM

    Atlanta

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on June 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service in a fun and exciting environment, and tasty food to top it all off! Bartender is fast and makes great drinks and all the servers are super friendly!!
  23. D

    Della

    Chicago

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience2
    Extremely overrated, in my opinion. We had to make a reservation when there was more than ample seating available outside. The food and drinks, while decent, and well portioned, we’re extremely overpriced. Overall, for a place where servers wear shorts, untucked shirts and chipping fingernail polish, the food, drinks, atmosphere, quality and price were severely overpriced. Even with two adult beverages, it was NOT a $100 meal, by any means. We enjoy an evening out and don’t mind paying for great food and drinks if all else is on par, but unfortunately, I doubt we will be returning. Our server was very good, and our tip reflected that.
  24. A

    Authentic

    San Francisco

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Skirt steak was outstanding as was my sister’s vegetarian entree. Restored vet she building with and upscale icehouse ambience.
  25. DM

    DavidM

    Nashville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As always, delicious food and excellent service. It’s a fun place to hang out.
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on June 6, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Try the ceviche! All of them!
  27. g

    gingerspice5371

    Birmingham

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on June 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Early dinner before Riverbend. Crevice was delicious and drinks were yummy. We ate inside but patio looked super fun.
  28. KB

    KimberlyB

    Birmingham

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had the best server and the food was outstanding.
  29. MA

    MARIAM

    E. Tennessee

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall2food4service3ambience3
    It was way too noisy with people yelling at the sports on tv. The grill was down, and we came from out of town and couldn’t order what we wanted. The food was okay, but definitely not worth $100.
  30. GL

    GeneL

    Nashville

    63 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    63 reviews

    Dined on May 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    1st time trying this restaurant. Paella was outstanding but spicy.
  31. H

    Hannah4962

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 23, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    It is a very fun environment and the food is amazing!
  32. C

    Chris

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    SOC never disappoints! Great service, outstanding food, and the mojitos are simply amazing! This is one of our favorite Chattanooga spots!
  33. MW

    MarkW

    New Orleans

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience2
    For hipster doofuses, more of a bar than a nice restaurant
  34. d

    davidp

    Cincinnati

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Nice casual Mothers Day afternoon. Food and drinks were great. Our dog had a nice time too.
  35. JH

    JamieH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    State of Confusion had great food and outstanding service!
  36. T

    Tdawg

    Atlanta

    7 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on May 1, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Outdoor dining with our dog was great. Different varieties of food. Ceviche was very good. Recommend
  37. LW

    LauraW

    E. Tennessee

    19 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on April 24, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    Great server (Michael), very attentive despite the restaurant being busy. We love that the restaurant is dog friendly, however, there needs to be some "social" manner rules. Sitting near us was a dog that barked nonstop as the owner ignored it and was more focused on her phone than paying attention to her barking dog. Her waiter/or management should have politely asked her to take her dog for a walk till it calmed down (grant it if she'd had any social manners at all she would have done it on her own). We had friends with us that hadn't been to a restaurant since the start of COVID and really enjoyed their meal as did we. Good price point, nice presentation and excellent flavor. Well done!
  38. G

    Greg

    New York Area

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on April 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was phenomenal! Just wish they gave you more of it. Steak was a little small in my opinion.
  39. M

    Mcott

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Some of the best wait staff in the city. Always friendly and accommodating. Super dog friendly-the staff bring each dog his or her own water bowl and always greet and pet them. One waitress even carries dog treats with her to give out. The outside seating area is huge with fans and umbrellas in the summer and heaters when it’s chilly.
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Thanks for your service

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Physical distancing

    • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Staff temperature check required

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 4.5 stars by 483 OpenTable diners.

State of Confusion does offer gift cards which you can purchase here.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 7 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online
Google Map for State of Confusion

301 E Main St., Chattanooga, TN 37408

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Passenger Street

  • Neighborhood

    Chattanooga

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Mon–Fri 11:00 am–4:00 pm Sat, Sun 10:00 am–2:30 pm Dinner Mon–Thu 4:00 pm–11:00 pm Fri 4:00 pm–1:00 am Sat 2:30 pm–1:00 am Sun 2:30 pm–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Latin American, Low Country, Fusion / Eclectic

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Free parking in our private lot on the other side of Main Street Ink.

  • Payment options

    MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (423) 760-3473

  • Private party facilities

    Let State of Confusion bring the party to you! We provide turn-key catering and bar service: menu planning, staffing, logistics, etc. See the menu below, and contact us today to begin planning your next event.

  • Private party contact

    Private Dining Events: (866) 927-0836

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