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1885 Grill

₹₹ - ₹₹₹American, ,
3914 Saint Elmo Ave, Chattanooga, TN 37409-1268
+1 423-485-3050
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Overview
  • Excellent65%
  • Very good26%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“brunch” (44 reviews)
“pimento cheese” (69 reviews)
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American, Bar, Grill, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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3914 Saint Elmo Ave, Chattanooga, TN 37409-1268
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1 - 10 of 642 reviews

Reviewed yesterday

In town for business. Decided to go to this restaurant because of menu and previous reviews. All menu choices were very good. My husband had the trout and I had the scallop appetizer and the $5 pimiento cheese and pita bread app. Very good. Our...More

Thank BirminghamChickadee
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

This was our first visit. Outside seating has a great atmosphere. The flounder sandwich was SPECTACULAR. I’m not one to leave food on the plate, but I couldn’t finish it all. Hush puppies were very good, too. We’d definitely go back.

Thank goodtroop
Miguel M, Owner at 1885 Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

We're happy to hear your visit was such a success! We hope you and your appetite join us again!

Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Our party of 4 stopped at the 1885 Grill for a late lunch after riding The Incline. We got two fried green tomato appetizers for the table. They were incredible! Tart green tomatoes fried to a light crisp, smothered in a sort of bang bang...More

Thank lauratF3919ZD
Miguel M, Owner at 1885 Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

We're happy to hear that you stopped in for a late lunch and even happier to hear that you had such a great experience. We look forward to seeing you again!!

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stop for dinner our first night in town on the suggestion of our VRBO host. Ate inside, it was around 730 and sat right down. Had fried shrimp and wife had the club, both perfectly delicious. I had a margarita that had amaretto in it,...More

Thank Unlucky-itseemz
Miguel M, Owner at 1885 Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Two nights in a row? We take that as a huge compliment! We are happy to hear that you had such a pleasant experience each night. We strive to offer great food and drinks in a relaxed, casual atmosphere. Thanks for sharing your feedback with...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

1885 Grill is located near Lookout Mountain/Ruby Falls. The food was excellent and included many healthy options including gluten free bun for the grilled veggie sandwich. Salmon and trout meals were both excellent. We will go back next time we are in Chattanooga!

Thank Lester T
Miguel M, Owner at 1885 Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

We are happy to hear you enjoyed your meals, especially the grilled veggie stack. Thanks for sharing your feedback with us!

Reviewed 1 week ago

1885 is very popular with locals as well as tourists. It is just down the mountain from where we stayed, and we were able to call ahead and get on the waiting list. The food was delicious, and the service was impeccable. Worth waiting a...More

Thank oriles
Miguel M, Owner at 1885 Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for choosing to dine with us on your recent visit to town! We hope you'll join us again on your next visit!

Reviewed 1 week ago

Dined here for the first time a couple of weeks ago. We were seated and no one came to our table for a couple of minutes. We were chatting and didn’t even notice. When the server came, she apologized profusely. The manager came by a...More

Thank GAGirl025
Miguel M, Owner at 1885 Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

We are happy to hear that you have enjoyed such great experiences with us during your last visits. We look forward to seeing you again soon!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

What a nice surprise at the bottom of Lookout Mountain. I had their signature burger (1885) and it was huge and so good. It had Bbq and bacon and chow chow on it. I slaw on the side. My husband had Shrimp and Crawfish Étouffée....More

Thank Kathryn N
Miguel M, Owner at 1885 Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks for sharing your experience with us! We look forward to seeing you again!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Celebrated our 41st anniversary while staying in Chattanooga. Our hotelier recommended 1885 Grill and it was perfect. Casual atmosphere and excellent food. The service was great also! And they even celebrated our anniversary with a delicious piece of locally made cheesecake!

Thank pkleinJersey
Miguel M, Owner at 1885 Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks for sharing such a special ocassion with us! We are happy to hear that the evening was so enjoyable. Congratulations on 41 years together!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I tried the fried green tomatoes and the mushrooms and grits. Both were delicious. Great service. As a side note, the Incline Railway is across the street. Not recommending it though.

Thank JustSteve17
Miguel M, Owner at 1885 Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

We are happy to hear your recent experience with us was such a success! Thanks for sharing your feedback.

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Leslie M
20 January 2017|
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Response from MaryL2010 | Reviewed this property |
Not sure, I think a phone call would answer it in a friendly manner.
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Cy2sigh
19 November 2016|
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Response from Jim M | Reviewed this property |
They so not take reservations but can do a call ahead for 4 or less people
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Eka M
5 September 2015|
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Response from Jeannie W | Reviewed this property |
Yes, many Chattanooga restaurants are dog friendly.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$ 10 - US$ 25
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Monday
4:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Tuesday
4:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Wednesday
4:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Thursday
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Friday
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Saturday
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3914 Saint Elmo Ave, Chattanooga, TN 37409-1268
  • Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Chattanooga
  • Phone Number: +1 423-485-3050
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Description
1885 Grill is a southern coastal restaurant specializing in fresh seafood, quality steaks and southern sides. We are located in the beautiful St. Elmo neighborhood at the base of the Incline Railway and scenic Lookout Mountain, just minutes from downtown Chattanooga. Enjoy the mountain views from the patio or watch as chefs turn fresh, local ingredients into delicious creations. Join us for live music Tuesday through Thursday, as well as Sunday and enjoy our daily specials.
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