Mellow Mushroom’s strength lies in its creativity—well, that and the delicious pizza.
Founded in 1974 as a haven for college kids at Georgia Tech, the chain has since expanded across the country, thanks to their unique formula and menus. As it turns out, a laid-back vibe, great beer selection, and Parmesan-crusted pies with fantastic flavor combinations are popular with more than just students.
Each store is delightfully unique, and Chattanooga’s two locations are no exception. The downtown location has a college-town vibe, with ample space for special events and private parties in their so-called “Boom Room.” The Waterside location, “the mental mind oasis from the hustle, located on Shallowford Road,” is a bit more modern in aesthetic, with a large wraparound bar and ample patio space. Both share Mellow’s singular countercultural sensibility.
The menu expresses that outlook, as well. The Magical Mystery Tour is a beloved pie at every location, with a pesto base and button and portobello mushrooms with spinach, feta and jalapeños. The Philosopher’s Pie has an olive oil and garlic base with grilled steak, portobellos, artichokes, Kalamata olives, provolone, feta and mozzarella cheeses. As always, build your favorite pie by picking your sauce, ingredients, and Mellow bakes it to golden brown delicious! It’s not an afterthought, it’s what we built Mellow on. We also have vegetarian options and gluten-free pizzas.
The menu doesn’t stop at creative pizzas. Calzones, hoagies, pretzels, hummus … Mellow Mushroom serves up all sorts of goodies just waiting to be discovered.
Did we mention beer? Mellow Mushroom is a beer lover’s delight. The downtown location features 40 taps, while Waterside offers 64 taps! Join the Beer Club and sample them all!
All sorts of specials are on offer at each store, just in case you needed an excuse to have a great time and eat some delicious food. So … see you there?
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