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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.
$10 - $25
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
American, Bar, Grill
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 September 12, 2013

Although none of the food stood out as inspired, it was all good, all nicely prepared and presented and the service was fine. I couldn't rate this restaurant as "average" but "very good" might be a bit much...still, it was certainly above average and quite...More

Date of visit: September 2013
Thank OldGuyPete
Reviewed August 31, 2013 via mobile

We visited here while waiting for the line to go down at the incline railway. This is not a place we would likely return to. We were seated right away and asked our server for a few extra minutes to look at the menu as...More

Date of visit: August 2013
Thank BarbG540
Reviewed August 25, 2013

Finally tried this place after driving by numerous times and seeing people enjoying themselves on the patio. Neat atmosphere, very clean. Very attentive staff. Lots of different food to pick from. Food looked great, tasted great. Ate there with husband and another couple. We are...More

Date of visit: August 2013
Thank Lisa M
Reviewed August 22, 2013

Some of us eat out for the convenience; but some of us eat out for the love of food. 1885 Grill exists because of their love of food, and it shows in everything they do. We've been able to eat at 1885 on four or...More

Date of visit: July 2013
Thank ManningIsKing
Reviewed August 15, 2013

My wife and I live nearby, and we constantly notice that the 1885 Patio is full. This comes with good reason. Unlike restaurants that have been in this location before, the service is good, the food is good, and the environment is totally awesome. It's...More

Date of visit: August 2013
Thank Nate J
Reviewed August 15, 2013

I love the way 1885 has established themselves into the history of St. Elmo--1885 is the year St. Elmo was established, and the decor reflects elements of the neighborhood (otherwise, it's pretty industrial). Along with a great menu, it seems like they have established themselves...More

Date of visit: July 2013
Thank Sara Beth W
Reviewed July 28, 2013 via mobile

Very Good! Heard good things so on way back home from listening to the free concert (every friday) at Miller Plaza we dropped in. It was getting dark and the place was happening! Wanted to sit outside and listen to music and were lucky they...More

Date of visit: July 2013
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Reviewed July 21, 2013

This is a new place and we checked it out for lunch on a Saturday. The decor of the place is pretty cool and it looks like they used old stuff as well as new when decorating. It has its own style. We were seated...More

Date of visit: July 2013
Thank Visitamos
Reviewed July 20, 2013

Nice little restaurant , we had the Shrimp and Grits. Very fresh shrimp !!! Will go back for sure !!

Date of visit: July 2013
Thank Laura D
Reviewed July 19, 2013

The restaurants on Lookout Mt. Are closed on Monday so we took a chance on this restaurant at the foot of the mountain. So glad we did. Loved it!

Date of visit: July 2013
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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.
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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September 5, 2015|
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Response from wrestmom | Reviewed this property |
Yes, many Chattanooga restaurants are dog friendly.
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