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City Cafe Diner

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International, American, Coffee Shop, Diner
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901 Carter Street, Bonny Oaks at Lee Highway, 25th St., Cleveland TN, Chattanooga, TN 37402
+1 423-634-9191
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12:00 am - 11:59 pm
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Sun - Sat 12:00 am - 11:59 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Brunch, Dessert, Lunch, Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Cash Only, Delivery, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Takeout, Television, Validated Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Description: 24/7 Anything anytime! City Cafe Diner in Chattanooga, Tennessee and...
24/7 Anything anytime! City Cafe Diner in Chattanooga, Tennessee and Cleveland, Tennessee offers breakfast, lunch and dinner with a choice of 400 different menu items any time of day or night. We feature traditional American fare plus five different varieties of ethnic food, including Chinese, Mexican, Italian, Greek and Mediterranean cuisine. Choose from over 90 home made cakes, cheesecakes, and pies. Our downtown diner provides a full bar and live music. Our other locations provide beer and wine.
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    Very good
  • 59
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  • 28
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
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If it tells you anything, we ate here twice in a two night trip. I stopped here on a recommendation from a friend. Otherwise the location is very unassuming. However, this place had the largest menu I have ever seen. Everything from Mexican, Italian, Greek to American fare, etc. The best fettuccine... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 5, 2015
Tiseandtay
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Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Dining on a budget
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12 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 NEW via mobile

If it tells you anything, we ate here twice in a two night trip. I stopped here on a recommendation from a friend. Otherwise the location is very unassuming. However, this place had the largest menu I have ever seen. Everything from Mexican, Italian, Greek to American fare, etc. The best fettuccine Alfredo I have ever had. Service was great... More 

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Dalton, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 NEW

The City Cafe has two locations to choose from. Anything you want is on their menu ! It's a busy place ! The food is good ! The Desserts are to die for ! Any kind of cake or pie you can think of displayed in glass cases . Have Dessert first !

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Cincinnati, United States
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

This quaint little diner is SO much more! The menu is extensive covering everything from breakfast to international to seafood and more! The portions are extremely generous and the cakes are HUGE! The staff is friendly and helpful! This is definitely worth the trip!

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Franklin, Tennessee
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

I liked the City Cafe 10 years ago, but not anymore. my bacon was bits and pieces of crunchy grease. The service was poor.

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Warner Robins, Georgia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

The City Cafe is a small unassuming place that seems to be always packed. There is one reason for that: The food. I was across the street at a conference and decided to try it. It was great. The place has a neat fakey 50's feel and is a little cramped but nice none the less. The burger I had... More 

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Des Plaines, Illinois
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

First of all, our waiter was Todd and he was knowledgeable and helpful. How many times are you offered plasticware when you ask for a take home bag? He offered. - The hamburgers were good, the bun was not. The on-tab beer was very reasonable, at $2.40 for 16 ounces and $1.60 for 10 ounces. The best part was dessert.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

we eat there the first night not knowing what the expect. the food was amazing and the portions were huge. the staff were also fun and happy. we liked it so much we went back in the morning for breakfast. again great food and good service. I recommend eating here.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

Food was good, service was good. Cakes looked outstanding, but we ate breakfast there. Was a little turned off by the location - in a hotel. Parking was tough as the hotel lot was very full. Would visit again for an every day type of breakfast, not to impress visitors, etc.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

We were seated promptly, and our orders were taken right away. My daughter ordered the Mickey Mouse pancakes, which came out decorated adorably like Minnie. She was given four pancakes and four pieces of bacon...way more than she could eat. I had the chicken pot pie. It was absolutely fantastic. It was steaming hot through the last bite and was... More 

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Tuscumbia, Alabama
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

My husband and I took our girls on a road-trip. We decided to eat here because of the reviews on Trip Advisor. It was amazing to see all the cakes, and pies. The food was delicious and very reasonable. We will eat here anytime we are back in Chattanooga.

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Additional Information about City Cafe Diner

Address: 901 Carter Street, Bonny Oaks at Lee Highway, 25th St., Cleveland TN, Chattanooga, TN 37402
Phone Number: +1 423-634-9191
Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Chattanooga
Open Hours:
Sunday 12:00 am - 11:59 pm
Monday 12:00 am - 11:59 pm
Tuesday 12:00 am - 11:59 pm
Wednesday 12:00 am - 11:59 pm
Thursday 12:00 am - 11:59 pm
Friday 12:00 am - 11:59 pm
Saturday 12:00 am - 11:59 pm
Average Prices: USD 2 - 27
Cuisine: International, American, Coffee Shop, Diner

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 901 Carter Street, Bonny Oaks at Lee Highway, 25th St., Cleveland TN, Chattanooga, TN 37402
  • Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Chattanooga
  • Phone Number: +1 423-634-9191

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 2 - 27
  • Cuisine: International, American, Coffee Shop, Diner

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Dining on a budget

Description

24/7 Anything anytime! City Cafe Diner in Chattanooga, Tennessee and Cleveland, Tennessee offers breakfast, lunch and dinner with a choice of 400 different menu items any time of day or night. We feature traditional American fare plus five different varieties of ethnic food, including Chinese, Mexican, Italian, Greek and Mediterranean cuisine. Choose from over 90 home made cakes, cheesecakes, and pies. Our downtown diner provides a full bar and live music. Our other locations provide beer and wine.
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 am - 11:59 pm
Monday
12:00 am - 11:59 pm
Tuesday
12:00 am - 11:59 pm
Wednesday
12:00 am - 11:59 pm
Thursday
12:00 am - 11:59 pm
Friday
12:00 am - 11:59 pm
Saturday
12:00 am - 11:59 pm

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