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1885 Grill

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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2019 Winner
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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.
PRICE RANGE
$10 - $25
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
CUISINES
American, Bar, Grill
FEATURES
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Totally worth the wait! In fact, it’s one of the best meals I’ve had in Chattanooga (I’ve visited three times) If you’re staying on Lookout Mountain it is very convenient, which is why I decided to try it. I can’t have gluten or corn so...More

Date of visit: June 2019
Thank DrArianaP
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My wife and I visited 1885 Grill for our anniversary. We had a wonderful time and the food was great. We were able to sit outside on their patio. The service was good and even though they were really busy our wait wasn't long.

Date of visit: May 2019
Thank echadwick524
Miguel M, Owner at 1885 Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks for choosing to celebrate your anniversary with us! We're happy to hear that you had such a wonderful experience with us. We look forward to celebrating anniversaries with you all for years to come.

Reviewed 1 week ago

Great food, drinks and atmosphere. We were limited on options due to dietary issues and waiter and staff were very accommodating.

Date of visit: June 2019
Thank Daniel W
Miguel M, Owner at 1885 Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

We are happy to hear that you enjoyed your experience with us. Thanks for sharing your feedback and please join us again soon!

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We rode the incline railroad down the hill looking for a place to eat. Spotted the 1885 Grill and decided to try it. No mistake there. We ordered an appetizer of fried okra. It came with a pimento cheese spread and flat bread. It was...More

Date of visit: May 2019
Thank richardcopass
Miguel M, Owner at 1885 Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks for joining us for lunch! We're happy to hear that your visit with us didn't disappoint, especially when it came to the pimento cheese and fried okra and the shrimp and grits. We appreciate your feedback and look forward to seeing you on your...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Scallop appetizer was amazing! Wish we had time to go back so that I could order them again! Will definitely go next time we are in town.

Date of visit: June 2019
Thank Marilyn R
Miguel M, Owner at 1885 Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

We're so pleased to hear that the scallops were a hit! We're sorry that you couldn't make it in to see us again, but look forward to seeing you on your next visit to Chattanooga!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went for Sunday brunch and got there early around 11:00am and were seated in 5 minutes. We had a table on the patio and had a nice shady spot with a breeze. The temperature was in the high 80's. I got the biscuits and...More

Date of visit: May 2019
Thank Mary Jo J
Miguel M, Owner at 1885 Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks for taking the time to leave us such a wonderful review! We're so happy to hear that you had such a great experience with us and look forward to seeing you for brunch again soon!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Not sure how this place got rated in top ten. That was not our experience. All four adults ordered the 1885 burger. All were ordered medium. Two came out as ordered. Two came out beyond well done. Ordered kids $6 burger. Server asked what we...More

Date of visit: May 2019
Thank hac30188
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I had a great experience here. My family and I went in at about 7:30 and did not have to wait. Our waiter was really nice and knew the menu very well. We ordered a filet, crab cake, mushroom grits, and the salmon. All were...More

Date of visit: May 2019
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Miguel M, Owner at 1885 Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

We're happy to hear that you enjoyed your evening with us and look forward to seeing you again soon!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This was an excellent choice for dinner. If you have four or less you can call ahead. We were seated right when we got there. Most everyone was eating on the patio but we decided to eat inside and there were few people in there....More

Date of visit: May 2019
Thank katielynn1994
Miguel M, Owner at 1885 Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

We're happy to hear that you enjoyed your visit with us and hope to see you again soon!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Came here for dinner with clients. We chose to dine on the patio under the shade trees. Very comfortable even on a 90-degree day. Initially service was slow, but once she started, Kaycee was excellent. Warm and sociable, but very efficient. We had a salmon...More

Date of visit: May 2019
Thank JRGidaho
Miguel M, Owner at 1885 Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks for choosing to dine with us on your trip to town! We're happy to hear that you enjoyed your experience, especially the salmon dip and the grilled salmon! We look forward to seeing you on your next visit to Chattanooga!

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T71KUlesliec
January 19, 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
November 19, 2016|
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Response from jimm841 | 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
September 5, 2015|
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Response from wrestmom | Reviewed this property |
Yes, many Chattanooga restaurants are dog friendly.
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