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1885 Grill

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3914 Saint Elmo Ave, Chattanooga, TN 37409-1268
+1 423-485-3050
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Sun 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Mon - Wed 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thu - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 18, 2017 via mobile

1885 was a completely unique experience in Chattanooga. The food was delicious - amazing even. My hubby had the shrimp and crayfish ettoufee. I had shrimp and grits. My daughter had a hot dog. Everything was cooked perfectly. We also had a pecan bread pudding which was the perfect end to our lunch. Slade was very attentive and did well... More 

1 Thank Gina C
McDonald, Tennessee, United States
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 15, 2017

Friends took us there as a result of TripAdvisor ratings. It was SO good. It was a meal I remember and crave to repeat. (I had the salmon). The only downside is the concrete floors which make it a little noisy. Just ignore that and go have dinner!!! It's wonderful!!

Thank Carol L
Chattanooga, Tennessee
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 26, 2017

This is nestled just at the foot of Lookout Mountain across the street from the Incline Railway. They serve Lunch and Dinner weekdays and add a brunch on weekends. The Brunch... Oh my, the brunch... A-Ma-Zing! Some of the BEST bacon and homestyle potatoes anywhere! So much flavor and perfectly prepared. We had no complaints. In the fair weather months... More 

Thank MustangCaliTenn
Cumming, Georgia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 22, 2017 via mobile

Quaint location in the St. Elmo area of Chattanooga. Very good food at good prices. Cuban sandwich was super and served with a nice bread. Chocolate cake to die for. Nice spot in the mountain area near Ruby Falls.

Thank WagnerWaldo
Chattanooga, Tennessee
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21 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 21, 2017

Very popular local restaurant at the foot of historic Lookout Mtn. Very friendly service, creative menu and well prepared dishes. This restaurant has an open ceiling and concert floors so a bit noisy but it all fits well. Nice large patio for warm weather dining. Small but active bar. Note to Chef, when slicing the flat iron steak cut against... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 19, 2017

We were in Chattanooga just for the day before traveling further south. At dinner time, we checked our options and came across 1885 Grill. It seemed to have a menu of several things not restricted by a specific cuisine or style. We parked on the street conveniently close to the restaurant. We were greeted by a friendly host, seated, and... More 

Thank Wayne P
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 15, 2017 via mobile

Great linner was awesome!!! The best wings ever! I had a wonderful veggie sandwich and chips!! My husband had the club sandwich. Their portions are huge my son had a wonderful beef burger. The mimosa was awesome too. Great service, clean restrooms. :) I loved it!!!

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Charlotte, North Carolina
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53 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 12, 2017

We were in town for a couple of days and looking for a nice place upon our evening arrival. This was a bit off I-24 but in a neighborhood that is on the rebound and right at the foot of well-known Lookout Mountain. My kids both wanted sandwiches from the adult menu, so I ended up having parts of a... More 

Thank Jefferson G
Sarnia Ontario Canada
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14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 10, 2017

Oh my goodness the people in this city drive like maniacs! When you are from out of town it is hard when you are looking for someplace to eat when you are rushed by speeding locals. We stumbled upon this place by chance, and we were so thrilled with Megan our server! She suggested the southern fare.... yummy! Best fried... More 

Thank MmeMinou
Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 23, 2016

Restaurant was crowded when I came in the evening; I was worried as a singleton that I would not be seated quickly nor served well. So happy that neither concern was valid!! Table made ready quickly for me, in the meantime sat at the bar and given an excellent adult beverage with lovely service. Seated before 10 minutes! Have to... More 

Thank Joselyn C

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$10 - $25
American, Bar, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar scene, Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Business meetings, Special occasions
Open Hours
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?