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“The Best Diner in Chattanooga”
Review of City Cafe Diner

City Cafe Diner
Ranked #14 of 833 Restaurants in Chattanooga
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $2 - $27
Cuisines: American, Diner
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Breakfast, Delivery, Takeout
Description: 24/7 Anything anytime! City Cafe Diner in Chattanooga, Tennessee and Cleveland, Tennessee offers breakfast, lunch and dinner with a choice of 400 different menu items any time of day or night. We feature traditional American fare plus five different varieties of ethnic food, including Chinese, Mexican, Italian, Greek and Mediterranean cuisine. Choose from over 90 home made cakes, cheesecakes, and pies. Our downtown diner provides a full bar and live music. Our other locations provide beer and wine.
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“The Best Diner in Chattanooga”
Reviewed January 4, 2013 via mobile

City Diner is open 24 hours a day, conveniently located downtown and has diverse selection of good food in huge portions. Inexpensive, a little more than a small town dive. The cake and pies are epic. Staff is generally very friendly and service is good. They brown the eggs in their omelets, which I don't prefer, but that's a quibble.

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English first
Oneonta, Alabama
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40 reviews
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“the most awesome display of deserts”
Reviewed January 1, 2013

We went to blue water for brunch but they weren't open so we got on the free trolley in the pouring rain & asked the driver for a recommendation so he took us there. Looked like a greasy spoon but turned out to be great food with enormous portions. They had the most impressive desert case ive seen in a long. We loved the Orel cream cake.

  • Visited December 2012
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Mobile, Alabama
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“So YUMMY!! Great desserts!”
Reviewed December 22, 2012

Guys, do not leave Chattanooga till you have had the food here!! The baclava (did I spell that right?) cheesecake is to die for! We are going back again tomorrow to eat a full meal -- gonna try the quesadillas and fajitas. They deliver to your hotel room -- not sure what the minimum order amount is though.

Their menu will have your head spinning. They offer every type of food you can imagine, and HUGE portions! It took us awhile to get over the shock of the sizes of our cakes.....the waitress said they don't do anything small there. haha The cost is very reasonable. I wish we had one of these diners in my hometown.

Additionally, our waitress was super friendly and very helpful, service is fast, and the booths are comfortable. They have excellent fountain coke too. We didn't check out the bar, but there is one connected to the diner by a hallway.

Do not miss this place if you want a good, hearty meal at a cheap price, or your killer sweet-tooth is acting up.......they're open 24 hours a day, everyday. ;-) You won't be disappointed!

  • Visited December 2012
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Brunswick, Georgia
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5 reviews
“Yummy Food & Fast Service”
Reviewed December 18, 2012

First, the menu has about everything you can think of from Country Fried Steak to Banana Nut pancakes (which I had and they were extremely delicious). The waitress took our order (party of 10) and never wrote down a thing, I was certain there would be mistakes but the next thing I know our food was out and it's perfect! Very filling (HUGE portions), very delicious, a great place to eat in the Downtown Chattanooga area. My mother-in-law joked that she'd never been served on a platter before but enjoyed every bite!

  • Visited December 2012
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Birmingham, Alabama
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“LOTS of FOOD”
Reviewed December 17, 2012

Liked the selection of entrees and desserts. Reminded me of the Marrietta Diner in Marrietta GA - SAME menu - but they claim not to be related...hmmmmmm

"side of broccoli" - $4.00!!

Visited December 2012
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