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City Cafe Diner

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American, Coffee Shop, Diner
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901 Carter St, Bonny Oaks at Lee Highway, Chattanooga, TN 37402-5012
423-634-9191
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Today
12:00 am - 12:00 pm
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Hours:
Tue 12:00 am - 12:30 pm
Wed - Mon 12:00 am - 12:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Takeout, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
Good for:
Families with children
Dining on a budget
Breakfast/Brunch
Lunch
Dinner
Takeout
Delivery
Late Night
Dessert

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

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Visitor rating
  • 270
    Excellent
  • 155
    Very good
  • 54
    Average
  • 24
    Poor
  • 21
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Late Night Nachos

My husband and I had a craving for nachos last night. We could not think of a place that was still open that late. So we looked at our map app for nearby restaurants that were open and City Cafe was only 10 minutes from the house. We lookes up the menu online and found thwy had a loaded nacho... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 20, 2015
Maras_twin
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Chattanooga, Tennessee
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Dining on a budget
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Takeout
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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524 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Chattanooga, Tennessee
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

My husband and I had a craving for nachos last night. We could not think of a place that was still open that late. So we looked at our map app for nearby restaurants that were open and City Cafe was only 10 minutes from the house. We lookes up the menu online and found thwy had a loaded nacho... More 

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Nashville, Tennessee
Senior Contributor
38 reviews 38 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Not sure what you are hungry for? Does someone else in your crew have peculiar cravings? Is someone else saying they want Mexican as well? Appeal to them all at this place attached to a hotel. 2 streets over from Market and 1 Street over from Broad, this place is situated in the middle of downtown. The menu is so... More 

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SOUTH BEND
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

A extra large choice on the menu. It's all good. The desserts are sinful. We have gone there breakfast lunch and dinner. With out of town family and friends and never had a bad meal. We took my family of 12 for breakfast. They all raved about the food and diversity of the menu. They say every time they come... More 

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Chattanooga, Tennessee
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

People here love the city cafe, mainly because it's always open. I thought the food was good, and the cakes are huge, but maybe it was too fatty for my family because we all got sick that evening.

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Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

The have a huge menu with so many different types of food. They literally have something for everyone. Desserts are amazing too. I have been many times and will go many more. Generous portions. Affordable. Clean. Great service. YUM!!!!

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Knoxville, Tennessee
Top Contributor
71 reviews 71 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

Eating at the City Cafe is a given when we visit Chattanooga. It's a Diner from the '50's and has all the accoutrements to prove it. Music from the '50's, waitresses with updo's and food to fill the tummy happily. The desserts are worth driving 100 miles just to sample one. Breakfast offers tons of options, while lunch and dinner... More 

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Naples, Florida
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50 reviews 50 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

We were driving from Naples Florida to Kansas City in January of this year and looking for a place to stop and have a bowl of soup.It was 11:00 pm and we thought our chances of finding a place to get a hot bowl of soup was slim to none. We were wanting soup because my wife was coming down... More 

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Indianapolis, Indiana
Senior Contributor
40 reviews 40 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

Busy but efficient, this unpretentious restaurant offers a great variety of good food (including vegetarian and amazing desserts) served I big portions at very reasonable prices. What's not to like?

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Chattanooga, Tennessee
Top Contributor
88 reviews 88 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

I can't say much for the atmosphere (a little cheesy) or the service (quick, but a bit brusque) but if it's variety you're looking for, this is the place to do it. Greek, Italian, Burgers, wings, chili, Asian, Mexican, breakfast all day, and let's not forget the HUGE variety of 10" tall cakes !! Never in my life have I... More 

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Decatur, Georgia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

variety, always good, 24hours, amazing desserts and great coffee, with friendly service even in the middle of the night!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 901 Carter St, Bonny Oaks at Lee Highway, Chattanooga, TN 37402-5012
  • Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Chattanooga
  • Phone Number: 423-634-9191

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American, Coffee Shop, Diner

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 am - 12:00 pm
Monday
12:00 am - 12:00 pm
Tuesday
12:00 am - 12:30 pm
Wednesday
12:00 am - 12:00 pm
Thursday
12:00 am - 12:00 pm
Friday
12:00 am - 12:00 pm
Saturday
12:00 am - 12:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?