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1885 Grill Ooltewah, Ooltewah, TN

1885 Grill Ooltewah

4.5
4.5
213 Reviews
$30 and under
Southern

We're a southern coastal restaurant specializing in fresh seafood, quality steaks, and southern sides. Proudly located in the beautiful Cambridge Square development in Ooltewah, Tennessee.

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Booked 41 times today

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Southern, Seafood, Breakfast

  • Hours of operation

    Breakfast Sat 11:00 am–2:00 pm Sun 10:00 am–2:00 pm Lunch Thu–Sun 11:00 am–4:00 pm Dinner Daily 4:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (423) 531-1885 ext. 1

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive chef

    Chase Cope

  • Neighborhood

    Chattanooga

  • Parking details

    Additional parking is located behind the building.

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 213 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.3Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • East Tennessee

    Neighborhood Gem

  • East Tennessee

    Outdoor Dining

  • East Tennessee

    Most Booked

  • Chattanooga / Cleveland

    Best Value

  • Chattanooga / Cleveland

    Fit for Foodies

  • Chattanooga / Cleveland

    Neighborhood Gem

  • Chattanooga / Cleveland

    Outdoor Dining

  • Chattanooga / Cleveland

    Vibrant Bar Scene

  • Chattanooga / Cleveland

    Most Booked

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  1. JM

    JoleneM

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall4food5service5ambience5

    I do wish ask the outside tables had umbrellas. even though we started with a little sun we ended up in 100% sun.i did ask for a table not in direct sun due to medical condition. I know better now

  2. S

    Sunny

    E. Tennessee

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall4food5service4ambience3

    Good experience. Fresh food. The tables are a little close.

  3. DP

    DawnP

    E. Tennessee

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Our server peaches was great- the hostess was as well. Food was delicious!

  4. AC

    AshleeC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great service and great food . The brunch was great .

  5. P

    Paul

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great brunch spot with good outdoor dining and nice atmosphere

  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Nashville

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Double date night in beautiful Cambridge Square with a phenomenal sunset and wonderful food and drinks!

  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Our server was amazing! She accommodated our party wonderfully, including special dietary needs. We will be back again for sure!

  8. MK

    MattK

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great food and people are amazing there. We will keep coming back!

  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food4service4ambience5

    Love the atmosphere and food. Always a nice experience.

  10. LH

    LisaH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Everything was good. I would recommend going here.

  11. TL

    TimothyL

    E. Tennessee

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 10, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience3

    Birthday dinner for my daughter. Sat outside upstairs on covered patio. Food was very good and service was good. Would liked inside table but not available as sun was bright and in eyes of some of party. Live music playing below in outside eating area but it was too loud making conversation difficult.

  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 9, 2022

    overall1food1service2ambience4

    My steak Frita came out and was still mooing I ordered medium well and it came out rare the meat was purple and looked like raw meat. I told server and she brought pieces of steak back to kitchen to up cook. Me being a serve safe certified teacher explained to server that was not health code. When food hits the table it is considered dead food and should not be brought back to the kitchen. A new piece of meat should have been offered or a different replacement meal. I asked her to pack up the pieces she brought back to the kitchen for an up cook. I lost my appetite when I seen this practice being done right in front of me. No manager was contacted to come to my table. It is my experience being a previous area director for a larger food chain (Brinker Intl which own chilis Maggianos and other restaurants) that a manager should be touching tables especially a table who had a problem with their food and was still unhappy. There was no compensation offered or any plus one getting us to come back. We had just eaten at this restaurant two weeks ago and didn’t have this kind of experience. We eat out a lot but this experience was memorable in the wrong kind of way.

  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 9, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience3

    We were seated immediately. We weren’t greeted for about 5 minutes or more. Bar was out of the draft beer we wanted. We ordered another with no problem. The food was fresh and delicious. I paid with cash and it was if the restaurant didn’t have change. It took the server forever to get change and the server didn’t give the type of change so that I could leave a tip so I had to ask the hostess to break a$20 which took a while and they didn’t have any tens. Overall it was a good experience. I suggest servers get equipped with change and how to give it so that someone can leave them a proper tip. We will be back. We love the food.

  14. b

    bloomingidiot

    Charleston

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on May 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Had family in town for 1 night and picked 1885 for dinner. It never disappoints. The shrimp and grits are always a hit, and the salmon was cooked perfectly. Our waiter was the best. We will be regulars here.

  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall1food3service1ambience3

    Upon arrive to make my reservation, I had to wait an additional 15 minutes. I booked an outside seating and the waiter told me that unfortunately they didn’t have anymore outside seatings when specifically on the reservation it indicated that I had outside settings reserved. Anyhow, when I was seated, I waited at least 15/20 minutes until someone came to serve us. However, I left after waiting for so long.

  16. RD

    RonaldD

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience2

    My food was cold the waitress didn't keep our glasses full and the srrvice was awful

  17. AC

    AnnieC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great food, great service, great for a date or family!

  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience3

    Mother’s Day lunch with my kids and my boyfriend. Gumbo and salads never came out. Entrees were served and my shrimp and grits were pretty cold. I usually don’t send food back but I had to. It was shift change and our first server was ready to get the heck outta Dodge. The second server could not get caught up. It was my first time there and I had high hopes. It was okay; not great.

  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    E. Tennessee

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Mother’s Day dinner. Everything went very well

  20. S

    Slyman

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great overall experience. The staff was friendly, the service was good, the food was excellent, and the atmosphere was nice; they had a live jazz player/singer.

  21. TW

    TalW

    Atlanta

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Everything from the music, the food, and service we received from our waitress, Heather, was amazing.

  22. CA

    CarolA

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall1food1service3ambience3

    The service was great. The shrimp & grits were wonderful. The chicken & waffles were not. No seasoning on the chicken and needed a larger portion size.

  23. H

    Hollyfaith

    E. Tennessee

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience3

    The only complaint I have is that I booked reservations well in advance for a party of 6. We were sat at a table that was meant for 4 adults. It was very crowded for 6 people and left little room for an appetizer and 4 entrees. The service was spot on and the food delicious but all of that was overshadowed by being uncomfortable.

  24. 1

    10ecgal

    E. Tennessee

    70 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    70 reviews

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Went here after being out of town for several days. Perhaps we weren’t too hungry. The fried shrimp lacked flavor; the coleslaw had a ‘sour’ taste. The char burger was better than one we had out of town that was twice the price. We’ll continue to visit here.

  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    E. Tennessee

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience3

    Food was excellent. Found the downstairs dining area to be very loud. Music level was up too high creating a somewhat stressful/high anxiety vibe with volume level and music selection. Would have a been a perfect dining experience otherwise.

  26. SR

    StephanieR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Enjoyed a nice lunch with mother. This was her first time eating here and she enjoyed. Service, food was exceptional

  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    E. Tennessee

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Took wife and daughters to dinner for my wife’s birthday.

  28. c

    cdojanet

    Atlanta

    44 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    44 reviews

    Dined on May 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    One of my favorite restaurants. Every time we go I try to get something different but I ALWAYS have to have the okra appetizer! My husband always gets the salmon because our preference is medium rare and they do it perfectly. If only they did frozen drinks . . .

  29. JM

    JMH92

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 5, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience5

    The last time we were there, my filet was ahhhh-mazing. This time, it was dry and unevenly cooked and I raved about the restaurant to my family....and I took them with me. SO, this time, unfortunately, it was subpar and I had my out-of-town parents with me. (We were celebrating my kids class awards). It won't deter us from coming again, but I won't get the filet again. It's too $$ to make that gamble.

  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    E. Tennessee

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    I frequent this establishment often due to its connivence to my home. We had exceptional service from our server Aaron. Extremely knowledgeable and recommended I try one of their specials. The meal was excellent! He was very intuitive to our needs. Service was by far the best I have had in years! Bravo. Regards Daniel

  31. KA

    KevinA

    Las Vegas

    72 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    72 reviews

    Dined on May 1, 2022

    overall2food2service1ambience2

    Possibly the worst brunch in the area? I'm shocked actually... we've been here many times and always loved it. But it seems they've been going downhill. Food was just okay and nothing special. Could have made the same thing at home. Server was terrible. Took our drink orders then came back 10 mins later asking if we wanted anything to drink? She brought me a sweat tea which was meant for the table beside us at one point. Food tood forever to arrive and was cold. Needless to say, will never be back for brunch

  32. ME

    MarkE

    E. Tennessee

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 1, 2022

    overall2food4service1ambience3

    Waiter was very attentive but it took over an hour for our brunch to come out. Not one time did the manager come out from kitchen to explain, apologize or ask how we were. Unacceptable!

  33. MP

    MatthewP

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 1, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5

    We absolutely loved our waitress Laura! She was fantastic and really friendly. My only complaint was the hostess. She was not at all welcoming and seem bothered by us even being there. This isn’t the first unwelcoming hostess I have come into contact with there either.

  34. D

    Disappointed

    E. Tennessee

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 30, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience4

    We have had brunch several times at 1885 and tried their dinner menu. Thought I would get some authentic gumbo and Grits and shrimp but was disappointed. Very bland with nothing visible but rice and a little piece of sausage. The shrimp and grits was the same, with nothing visible but grits and six good sized shrimp that had no seasoning.

  35. JB

    JimB

    E. Tennessee

    24 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on April 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Sarah was an excellent server and always exceeds our expectations! Food was, as always, the best in The Chattanooga area. Thank you again for over exceeding our expectations.

  36. CR

    CarvinR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 25, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    Our waitress was awesome, we have become regulars and she remembered. Her service is always outstanding.

  37. LD

    LisaD

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on April 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We set outside and listened to live music. Very relaxing. Food and drinks excellent.

  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 22, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4

    Live music was a slight challenge to talk over. Food was outstanding!

  39. R

    Rob1

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    I travel frequently, and whenever I am in Ooltewah for a few days, 1885 is always a definite "go to" for at least one dinner. Great food, friendly staff, good service. Always difficult to get a seat for dinner without a reservation. That speaks volumes !

  40. CJ

    CindyJ

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great experience, awesome food!!! Always a favorite with our family!

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1885 Grill Ooltewah is rated 4.5 stars by 213 OpenTable diners.

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Booked 41 times today
Google Map for 1885 Grill Ooltewah

9469 Bradmore Ln Suite 101 Ooltewah, TN 37363-8234

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    Chattanooga

  • Hours of operation

    Breakfast Sat 11:00 am–2:00 pm Sun 10:00 am–2:00 pm Lunch Thu–Sun 11:00 am–4:00 pm Dinner Daily 4:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Southern, Seafood, Breakfast

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    Additional parking is located behind the building.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Chase Cope

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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