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“Great Brunch on the Patio”
Review of 1885 Grill

1885 Grill
Ranked #19 of 965 Restaurants in Chattanooga
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $10 - $25
Cuisines: American, Seafood
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Good for: Scenic view, Local cuisine
Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Reservations
Description: 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.
Reviewed May 26, 2019

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 gravy with scrambled eggs. The eggs had great flavor and the sausage gravy was perfect. Unlike many places that make gravy that tastes like paste, this gravy had great meaty flavor and just the right amount of sausage bits.
The biscuit - outstanding.

My husband had a Bloody Mary. It was good but he commented that there were only two kinds of mixes. There was a good selection of mix-ins including olives, celery, pickled okra and bacon. The price was very reasonable at $3.50. He ordered the breakfast with bacon, eggs, hash browns and toast. They brought him grits but promptly corrected that and brought his hash browns.

Everything was hot when it was presented, tasted great and the price for brunch was very reasonable.

Our waitress Lillian was so polite and brought us our drinks right away. She let us know that our meal would be arriving soon and she checked back with us a few times to make sure everything was right. She was a super server !

We have eaten at 1885 Grill a few times and this was one of the better meals and the best service we have had. A great place to eat in Chattanooga.

Date of visit: May 2019
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Thank Mary Jo J
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Miguel M, Owner at 1885 Grill, responded to this reviewResponded May 29, 2019

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!

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Reviewed May 26, 2019 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 wanted on the burger. Ordered lettuce, tomato and pickles. When we got the bill, we were charged extra without having been told the toppings were extra. This is just downright deceptive and almost dishonest. Shame on the restaurants management.

Date of visit: May 2019
Thank hac30188
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Reviewed May 24, 2019 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 tasty! I recommend calling ahead for groups of 4 or less.

Date of visit: May 2019
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Miguel M, Owner at 1885 Grill, responded to this reviewResponded May 29, 2019

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

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Reviewed May 24, 2019 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. The waiter was nice and very attentive. All the food was great. We got the gumbo, fried green tomatoes, filet migon, salmon, crab cake, grilled veggies, baked potatoes, salad,and mushroom and grits skeeter style. All was very good!!

Date of visit: May 2019
Thank katielynn1994
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Miguel M, Owner at 1885 Grill, responded to this reviewResponded May 28, 2019

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

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Reviewed May 24, 2019

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 dip appetizer. Very nice.
I went for the salmon redundancy and had grilled salmon on a rice and crab gumbo base. In addition there were sauteed green beans and fried okra. It was outstanding.

The others with me were equally pleased with their entrees.
Next tinme I am in Chattanooga, I will try it again.

Date of visit: May 2019
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Thank JRGidaho
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Miguel M, Owner at 1885 Grill, responded to this reviewResponded May 28, 2019

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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