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“Great food”
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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Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine, Scenic view
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 June 4, 2019 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 delicious. Then I had Shrimp and Grits. Two thumbs up. Can’t remember what my wife had because I was enjoying my shrimp and grits to much.

Date of visit: May 2019
Thank richardcopass
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Miguel M, Owner at 1885 Grill, responded to this reviewResponded June 5, 2019

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 next visit to town!

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Reviewed June 2, 2019

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
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Miguel M, Owner at 1885 Grill, responded to this reviewResponded June 3, 2019

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!

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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
Thank countryfoodcritic
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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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