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State of Confusion, Chattanooga, TN

State of Confusion

4.7
4.7
612 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 4 times today

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Latin American, Low Country, Fusion / Eclectic
  • Hours of operation
    Brunch Sat, Sun 10:00 am–2:30 pm Lunch Mon–Fri 11:00 am–4:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu 4:00 pm–12:00 am Fri 4:00 pm–1:00 am Sat 2:30 pm–1:00 am Sun 2:30 pm–12:00 am
  • Phone number
    (423) 760-3473
  • Payment options
    Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Catering
    Let State of Confusion bring the party to you! We provide turn-key catering and bar service: menu planning, staffing, logistics, etc. Contact us today to begin planning your next event.
  • Private party facilities
    Our Pump House is a full Private Dining space, and is directly connected to an outdoor private patio space which can be transformed in any type of event possible. Our guest’s needs are met and events planned and executed with precision from the personalized menus, curated bar, and exceptional service. Contact us today to begin planning your event.
  • Private party contact
    Private Dining Events: (423) 760-3473
  • 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 612 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • East Tennessee

    Innovative

  • East Tennessee

    Hot spot

  • East Tennessee

    Neighborhood gem

  • East Tennessee

    Great for outdoor dining

  • Chattanooga / Cleveland

    Best Overall

  • Chattanooga / Cleveland

    Best Food

  • Chattanooga / Cleveland

    Best Ambiance

  • Chattanooga / Cleveland

    Best Value

  • Chattanooga / Cleveland

    Kid-friendly

  • Chattanooga / Cleveland

    Innovative

  • Chattanooga / Cleveland

    Good for groups

  • Chattanooga / Cleveland

    Hot spot

  • Chattanooga / Cleveland

    Neighborhood gem

  • Chattanooga / Cleveland

    Great for outdoor dining

  • Chattanooga / Cleveland

    Lively

612 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This was such a fun little restaurant. Lots of seating, outdoors and indoors. Fun atmosphere, very sustainable choices everywhere you looked. Will be returning if we’re ever back in the area

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  2. Meatguy

    Alabama

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Service and food both amazing! The skirt steak with chimichurri was delicious!

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    Western NC

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Perfect! No issues! The confusion salad is incredible

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  4. Ricky

    Atlanta Metro

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing! Service and food was great. Very dog friendly. We will be back!

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta Metro

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great as usual.

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  6. CoreyS

    E. Tennessee

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    We had a Wonderful Experience and great food!!!!!

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  7. BaronK

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had an amazing experience at SOC. Highly recommend!

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  8. JamesO

    E. Tennessee

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    We were there for over an hour before we got our food. They said they were slammed, but there were several open tables. Staff was friendly and attentive. Food was not quite as good as we have had previously. Not a great visit, but certainly not bad. This is a fun restaurant and we will be back.

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  9. jtchristian

    Exclusive

    13 reviews

    4.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    We made a reservation for 4 at 6:15PM. When we checked in with the host, she asked if we wanted to eat inside or outside and we said inside as it was chilly out that evening. She said we would need to wait to get an inside table as they were waiting to clear one off and she would text me when it was ready. We sat at the fire table that was next to the host stand to wait and stay warm. After about 10 minutes, she still had not texted us (there was no line, but there were others waiting and checking in.) She looked at her pad to see our reservation and asked again if we wanted to sit inside or out. So it seemed she was not working on a table for us inside and didn’t remember us. Thankfully, she was able to ask another staff member if there was a table inside and there was so we were seated then. Once seated, we were taken care of fairly quickly in getting drink orders in and then ordering our food. My husband and I enjoyed the agua frescas we ordered, which were light and flavorful. One of our companions had a margarita that she said is the best she’s had in town. Our food came out fairly quickly, and was hot with ample servings. I got the crispy pan-seared chicken and my husband got the paella. I really enjoyed my chicken dish! The spices and the crispy exterior of the chicken were great and the chicken was still moist inside. It was served over some tasty fries with a sauce that was light and flavorful. My husband really enjoyed the paella and said all the seafood in it was very nicely cooked. We had lovely beignets for desserts which were hot, fluffy and the perfect small bit to end the meal. Our server was friendly and made good recommendations, as well as keeping our water filled and getting new drink orders regularly. Overall, it was a good experience with a dinner menu that has some out of the ordinary fare that is well prepared. We would go back.

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  10. AmyW

    E. Tennessee

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The service was great, food was delicious, drinks we just what we wanted (I got the Pisco Sour-type drink and it was so good!) My husband and I had not been on a date not in a long time, and I'm so happy we chose State of Confusion - it is consistently great!

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  11. TonyaFP

    Atlanta Metro

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Great atmosphere if you’re don’t mind a lot of people. Not the best option if you’re looking for a quiet, romantic evening. Very energized. Food was wonderful and our server, Chase, was very attentive and courteous. We will definitely go back!

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  12. ForrestE

    Alabama

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic atmosphere with indoor and outdoor dining. Unique space. Food is fresh and different with influences from South America. Paella is superb. Server was super friendly and helpful.

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  13. Trudy

    Nashville

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 27, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    Overall it was a very average dining experience for an inflated price. The food was okay, but nothing stood out as great. The “eclectic” menu led to a disorganized cuisine, which may have been the goal of the concept—but it felt like everything fell short of a standard of excellence. Service was very slow and there was a lack of communication amongst the staff. We were welcomed by the host for my birthday reservation, but there was no follow through or mention of the occasion from our server at any point. We had an issue with one of our dishes getting dropped (which was communicated to us by a food runner), but it was very apparent our server was unaware of this until later on. The greatest disappointment of the night came from the dessert. We ordered the Lucuma ice cream—which it itself was good, however for the price and a 15 minute wait we expected more than a cardboard cup of ice cream pulled straight from the freezer. The environment was bustling and loud, making it a bit difficult to hold a conversation.

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  14. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on January 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything was good. Service was slow to start but improved.

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  15. CrystalJ

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food, atmosphere, service, and overall experience! Our server, Julius, was very personable and all around wonderful. My family looks forward to returning.

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  16. Mfish

    E. Tennessee

    37 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    37 reviews

    Dined on January 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The food was very good. The noise level was high due to it being crowded and music playing.

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  17. OpenTable Diner

    E. Tennessee

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    One of our favorites! Love the salads and stuffed sweet potatoes!

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  18. NancyV

    E. Tennessee

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Our food was good…love their homemade chips. Our server was good.

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  19. CayceC

    E. Tennessee

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 29, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food, service and atmosphere were all great! Will definitely go back!

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  20. OpenTable Diner

    Caribbean

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 28, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It was so amazing !! The food is delicious. We were able to snap an igloo and it was so fun for the kids we are from Miami so we loved it! The food was also delicious and they were super friendly to the kids and had a great kids menu as well! I had the steak with chimi so yum and we had the monkey bread app! So yum

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  21. OpenTable Diner

    E. Tennessee

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 19, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food, service, atmosphere . Love the place.celebrate often.

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  22. RhondaB

    Atlanta Metro

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on December 14, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We went for lunch and then realized that the paella was not on the lunch menu. Our sweet waitress Samantha asked the kitchen if it was possible to have the dish prepared for us. I was shocked at the lengths of effort both Samantha and the staff went to to make our visit perfect. The service was outstanding and the paella was absolutely delicious with just enough spice. We will definitely return and highly recommend State of Confusion.

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  23. CharlesM

    Atlanta Metro

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 10, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    As always, food and drinks and dessert are top notch

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  24. BENB

    Atlanta Metro

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 10, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Fun atmosphere, a bit noisy, but food was very good. Service a little slow, but we were there on Saturday evening.

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  25. ShaneR

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 9, 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 5
    We had reservations and were seated immediately but then our waitress came, brought us water then disappears for 28mins. I had to go back to the hostess and ask where our server was. The food came out quick (after we were finally about to order) but we were were late to a show at the walker theater after. The waitress' excuse was, "sorry, I had to take the other tables order". There wasn't more to the story. She was just taking another order for 30mins.

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  26. TimL

    Charlotte

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on December 8, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    as planned, we arrived early enough to get an Igloo. We had out of town guests (Buford, GA) with us and they were blown away with SoC. The food was amazing (we double ordered the chip/nacho's they were so good) and all 4 entree's were just off the charts. Happy Hour is a very good value for drinks so get there early. Food is priced very fairly as well. What made this night so incredible though, was our waitress Tenlie. She played along with our goofiness', suggested some amazing things and took care of us like we were family. I WILL request here when I go back and I WILL go back! Thank you Tenlie.

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  27. joybell

    Atlanta Metro

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 24, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Love to eat at State of Confusion. It's a fun atmosphere but most of all the food is delicious!

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  28. OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta Metro

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 21, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Some of the best food I’ve ever had! The guacamole, lettuce wraps and beef tacos were outstanding!

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  29. SamH

    Miami

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 19, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    The food was very creative and the environment was very energetic! There was a place next door with live music too! It was nice at firsts but eventually the music became distracting. We were there on a weekend so it could be different other nights. Seems like a nicer place to go in groups than as a couple in my opinion, but my partner and I were still impressed by the creative fusion of cuisine and were well taken care of.

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  30. MCACUB

    E. Tennessee

    26 reviews

    4.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on November 17, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We enjoyed sitting outside for our meal. Our server Autumn was very helpful and knowledgeable. We ordered the paella and the Skirt steak Chimi. Both very tasty. The house salad was the best though!

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  31. Angie

    Washington DC

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on October 27, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely atmosphere with fabulous, good value food. Can’t recommend highly enough!

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  32. AngieT

    Mobile

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 27, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Loved sitting outside and the food was amazing. Definitely a do over when we are back in the area.

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  33. Bobaki62

    Atlanta Metro

    28 reviews

    5.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on October 22, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Still our first choice for dining out “as a pack:” two guys and their dogs! The welcoming attitude towards the pups would be enough, but the food is consistently EXCELLENT, so we’ll always be stopping here even though we live in Atlanta and just pass thru.

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  34. OpenTable Diner

    E. Tennessee

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 22, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    The staff was attentive, friendly, and made the dining experience enjoyable. The food was delicious, and the atmosphere was inviting. I recommend it for a memorable dining experience.

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  35. HopeAlex

    Louisville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 21, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Ou server was on the ball. The drinks were creative & tasty. The beer selection was weak, though. The food was delicious. We really enjoyed the different types of foods offered. We had the guacamole, paella & ceviche. All very delicious!

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  36. OpenTable Diner

    E. Tennessee

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 13, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was great. Enjoyed the experience and location

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  37. VinceH

    Nashville

    10 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on October 8, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The vibe of the restaurant was nice. We sat outside and the huge fire pit was going and we loved it. Service was great. Waitress was attentive and took good care of us. The Food!! Appetizer: Guacamole - Delicious. It was a perfect balance of guac, corn, salt, lime and anything else they made it with. Usually I feel I need to add salt or lime, but this restaurant made it perfect. The tortilla chips were on point! The plantains were alright, I don't think they really added anything special to the dish. Monkey Bread - We were iffy on this one but once we tried it we loved it. The bread was soft and fresh. The cheese has good flavor. Entrees: Butter Steak - The ribeye was perfectly seared and cooked to medium rare. The wifey says that was some of the best asparagus she had ever had in her life. The potato and sweet potato mix was pretty good. Over all she'd order it again. Chimichurri Steak - So the steak with chimichurri had good flavor. I wish the steak had a good sear on it to lock in the steaks flavor and give it a slight crust. That's probably my biggest gripe. The fries were seasoned amazingly and I was tearing them up! After a weekend in Chattanooga, this was our favorite restaurant by far!

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  38. AlyssaV

    E. Tennessee

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 7, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Good service, Good food and Great family company to share it with.

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  39. OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta Metro

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on October 7, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We always enjoy State of confusion. Try the ceviche!

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  40. OpenTable Diner

    E. Tennessee

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 6, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We absolutely love this restaurant. Variety of menu and numerous seating options are the main draw for us. The only real downside for us is that we are wine lovers, and the wine list here is terrible.

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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

    • 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 delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. 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 612 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 4 times today

Order delivery or takeout

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 Sat, Sun 10:00 am–2:30 pm Lunch Mon–Fri 11:00 am–4:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu 4:00 pm–12:00 am Fri 4:00 pm–1:00 am Sat 2:30 pm–1:00 am Sun 2:30 pm–12:00 am
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • 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
  • Catering
    Let State of Confusion bring the party to you! We provide turn-key catering and bar service: menu planning, staffing, logistics, etc. Contact us today to begin planning your next event.
  • Private party facilities
    Our Pump House is a full Private Dining space, and is directly connected to an outdoor private patio space which can be transformed in any type of event possible. Our guest’s needs are met and events planned and executed with precision from the personalized menus, curated bar, and exceptional service. Contact us today to begin planning your event.
  • Private party contact
    Private Dining Events: (423) 760-3473
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