Family Ties with Southern Roots
For three decades, Countryside Cafe has been a beloved gathering place for locals and visitors alike, offering a taste of the South and a warm welcome to all who enter. Join us and become a part of our family, and experience the enduring legacy of our Southern hospitality.
Established in 1990, Countryside has always thrived on its family recipes and home-style atmosphere. You may remember the Kreme House in "downtown" Ooltewah. This was owned by Marlene Geren's parents who taught her many valuable lessons about running a successful restaurant business. Marlene has maintained the same style foods on the Countryside menu that were offered at the Kreme House.
Award-Winning Cooking and Southern Hospitality
We are proud to have received several awards and recognitions, including the "Best of the Best Country Cooking" for 10 consecutive years and the 2022 "Best of the Best Catering" by the Chattanooga Times Free Press. These awards are a testament to our commitment to quality food and service, and we are honored to be recognized by industry professionals and our loyal customers
Celebrating Over 30 Years of Country Cooking
This family-owned cafe has been a "well-known secret" to residents of Ooltewah, Clelveland, and Chattanooga, TN since its opening.
Owners Ponder and Marlene are deeply committed to the restaurant and are often seen at visiting with customers new and regular.
Countryside Cafe is a local, southern, country-cooking restaurant located in Ooltewah, TN. We specialize in a wide variety of meats, vegetables, and desserts made from fresh ingredients because we know our dishes are only as good as the beginning product.