We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Want the lowest hotel prices? You're in the right place. We check 200+ sites for you.

1885 Grill

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
3914 Saint Elmo Ave, Chattanooga, TN 37409-1268
+1 423-485-3050
11:00 - 22:00
Closed now
See all hours
Sun 10:00 - 16:00
Mon - Wed 16:00 - 22:00
Thu - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review

399 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Showing 397: English reviews
Athens, Georgia
Level Contributor
5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

No joke. This place has one of the best (if not THE best) burgers I have ever eaten. I'm sure the rest of their menu is good, but it is hard to dine at 1885 and not order the burger. Don't believe me? Try it for yourself.

Thank jonkerie
Ringgold, Georgia
2 reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Very over priced in my opinion, portion sizes are small, service was lacking, ordered a appetizer which never came. Food was good although the Mac & Cheese was warm at best. We will not be going back.

Thank Fowboys14
milton Keynes, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
57 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

At the Base of the Incline Railway the runs up Lookout Mountain 1885 is a nice cafe bar with friendly and efficient staff and good food. Initially we were only stopping for coffee the jazz singer entertaining the patrons outside soon convinced us to make this our lunch stop. We had some things we had not had before, hush puppies... More 

Thank David D
Level Contributor
159 reviews
116 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

1885 was a completely unique experience in Chattanooga. The food was delicious - amazing even. My hubby had the shrimp and crayfish ettoufee. I had shrimp and grits. My daughter had a hot dog. Everything was cooked perfectly. We also had a pecan bread pudding which was the perfect end to our lunch. Slade was very attentive and did well... More 

Thank Gina C
McDonald, Tennessee, United States
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Friends took us there as a result of TripAdvisor ratings. It was SO good. It was a meal I remember and crave to repeat. (I had the salmon). The only downside is the concrete floors which make it a little noisy. Just ignore that and go have dinner!!! It's wonderful!!

Thank Carol L
Chattanooga, Tennessee
Level Contributor
10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is nestled just at the foot of Lookout Mountain across the street from the Incline Railway. They serve Lunch and Dinner weekdays and add a brunch on weekends. The Brunch... Oh my, the brunch... A-Ma-Zing! Some of the BEST bacon and homestyle potatoes anywhere! So much flavor and perfectly prepared. We had no complaints. In the fair weather months... More 

Thank MustangCaliTenn
Cumming, Georgia
Level Contributor
40 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Quaint location in the St. Elmo area of Chattanooga. Very good food at good prices. Cuban sandwich was super and served with a nice bread. Chocolate cake to die for. Nice spot in the mountain area near Ruby Falls.

Thank WagnerWaldo
Chattanooga, Tennessee
Level Contributor
17 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very popular local restaurant at the foot of historic Lookout Mtn. Very friendly service, creative menu and well prepared dishes. This restaurant has an open ceiling and concert floors so a bit noisy but it all fits well. Nice large patio for warm weather dining. Small but active bar. Note to Chef, when slicing the flat iron steak cut against... More 

Thank ChattChefJoe
Level Contributor
7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We were in Chattanooga just for the day before traveling further south. At dinner time, we checked our options and came across 1885 Grill. It seemed to have a menu of several things not restricted by a specific cuisine or style. We parked on the street conveniently close to the restaurant. We were greeted by a friendly host, seated, and... More 

Thank Wayne P
A TripAdvisor Member
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2017 via mobile

Great linner was awesome!!! The best wings ever! I had a wonderful veggie sandwich and chips!! My husband had the club sandwich. Their portions are huge my son had a wonderful beef burger. The mimosa was awesome too. Great service, clean restrooms. :) I loved it!!!

Thank A TripAdvisor Member

Travellers who viewed 1885 Grill also viewed

Chattanooga, TN

Been to 1885 Grill? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 10 - USD 25
American, Bar, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Groups
Open Hours
10:00 - 16:00
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3914 Saint Elmo Ave, Chattanooga, TN 37409-1268
  • Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Chattanooga
  • Phone Number: +1 423-485-3050

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of 1885 Grill and other visitors
5 questions
Ask a question
Cleveland, Tennessee
3 months ago
1 month ago
over a year ago
Trenton, Georgia, United States
over a year ago

See all questions (5)

Questions? Get answers from 1885 Grill staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?