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“Great Food! Logistically challenged... ”
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, Late Night, Dinner, 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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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
“Great Food! Logistically challenged... ”
Reviewed February 28, 2014 via mobile

Food was good, but paying for bill was ridiculous. One guy seating people, taking to go orders, ringing up transactions, cutting desserts. I know it's Friday night but they need more staff to get people out of here. Line to pay bill is 20 people deep. Fire Marshall would not be pleased, nor the people eating while the 20 people trying to pay are standing in aisles and on top of the people eating. Took longer to pay then to eat.

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  • Danish first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • German first
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English first
Chattanooga, Tennessee
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7 reviews
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“Family friendly & good food”
Reviewed February 23, 2014

We ate here with our family & we all enjoyed our meal. Large menu & big servings. Great family place. The desserts are amazing. We went on a Sunday afternoon & it was busy, but we did not have to wait long. We had a good waitress & the service was very good. Would definitely go back.

  • Visited January 2014
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Essex, Vermont
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12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Portions and sweets!”
Reviewed February 21, 2014

So to make this so brief, but a visit to Chattanooga – a wonderful city – would not be complete without a stop at the City Cafe Diner!

  • Visited October 2013
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Nashville, Tennessee
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 238 helpful votes
“Really good breakfast and location”
Reviewed February 19, 2014

As I was staying at a nearby hotel, and had heard so many great things, so had breakfast there this week. I cannot say enough about the down home classic diner atmosphere. The food is really delicious, but would stay clear of the corned beef hash. The eggs, grits, and rye toast, however will make you contemplate when you can next visit. On future visits (and there will be some), I will get another meat choice as they looked delicious. Choices at the bakery, not excluded to cakes, are limitless! Anyone into nostalgic diners, this is a must. I texted my nephew a photo of their classic juke box and as he is the biggest Led Zepplin fan, he was over the moon. Just one example of what you may experience at this Chattanoogan gem. Open 24-7.

  • Visited February 2014
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Thank Patty L
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Louisville, Kentucky
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Fabulous Meal”
Reviewed February 18, 2014

The food is amazing, the choices are unlimited. The prices are great. The deserts are even better. Service is super. Just can't say enough about it!

  • Visited February 2014
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Thank Mandy G
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