Big River Grille & Brewing Works - Chattanooga

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$30 and under
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At Big River Grille & Brewing Works, our passion is to produce and deliver to our guests the highest quality and freshest products.
Our tradition of on-site brewing and food made fresh, from scratch, are the most evident examples of this passion. Our restaurants and people offer a relaxed and inviting atmosphere, attentive and friendly service, fresh food carefully and creatively prepared, specially brewed beers and other fine beverages. We feel it is this combination of elements that make a great dining experience possible
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vipCJFJR
San Francisco
14 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience4

small covid menu, low average food, low average service....don't bother...

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PamelaH
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2020
Overall3food3service1ambience3

Our waitress was awful. We ordered salads with our meal, our meal came out first and we
told the runner we had order salads. Did not get them till we through with our meal. Of course it was to late. She never checked to see if we needed anything. Bad experience.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really good. Jessica was awesome!

Greg

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2020
Overall2food3service2ambience2

Nachos were terrible, over cooked (probably in the microwave) and nothing on them. I could have made them better. Club sandwich was ok at best. 2am burger was the only thing good but fries were cold. Service was extremely slow for only at 25%.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent food and Gabriel was a fantastic server!
Definitely a little loud up front at the host stand with the servers hanging out up there and loudly complaining about their tables or lack thereof. Just something to be aware of. Overall it was great!

JT
vipJoshuaT
Las Vegas
6 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

In the midst of COVID, I found the spacing adequate, the service friendly and the food (and beer) delicious

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Chicago
Chicago
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience2

Food was underwhelming. Was seated for about 10 minutes before we asked who our server was. Response was “I guess I can”.

No frills, mediocre at best.

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SheronnaP
Las Vegas
6 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It had been six months since out last visit.
Great as it always is!!

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OpenTable Diner
E. Tennessee
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience5

Big River Grille, was in decline before the pandemic. Now, they are a complete train wreck. We will be avoiding this once staple of downtown dining.

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LThomas
Cincinnati
3 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We had a great experience at Big River. We went for dinner before we had a family gathering in the Billiards Room. Ashton was a very helpful server. She made great recommendations for beers and food. We would definitely recommend going to Big River.

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CatherineB
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We arrived 15 minutes before our reservation and they got us right in! Our server Sara helped us choose from the beer list and overall did a super job. If we lived in Chattanooga instead of 700 miles away, we’d be regulars.

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vipjoewisski
Atlanta
41 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience3

Our server was Gabriel and he made our evening. The food was average. The beers was good and Gabriel gave us samples of beers we ended up buying.

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aswag
Western NC
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I was seated right away after making a reservation earlier in the day, and the food and service were great!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience3

Unpleasant tourist trap, find somewhere else to eat

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CandaceC
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staff was great. Steak was superb. Wait time was great from time we ordered until food was delivered.

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MichelleH
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall3food2service5ambience4

We were very disappointed. The service was wonderful but the (not cheap) food was awful! The steaks weren’t cooked correctly and were burnt on the top and bottom, the ribs were really rubbery and just not good.

The drinks were good though

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Chris
Atlanta
26 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience5

They were very busy but service was good. Food was overcooked and had to send back drinks a few times to get right.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience2

The service was slow and not very attentive.

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AUgal74
Birmingham
5 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food4service3ambience5

This is a fun place near the beautiful Tennessee River and the Tennessee Aquarium. Try a flight of beer and enjoy with an appetizer. We tried the enchiladas and their winter beer. Both were very good! The bartender let’s you taste a small amount before investing in a pint. All the selections we tried were top notch!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Jordan or waiter was fantastic- walked us through the food and beer types/ knowledgeable and friendly

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larryb
Charleston
5 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Ate there 3 times in 3 days Great service andf good food Fun atmosphere and very convient to all attractions in downtown Chattanooga! Larry

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MattF
E. Tennessee
3 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience3

Food was cold; service was poor; manager didn’t care if we were happy or not. Won’t be back

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Family Time,, Everything was EXCELLENT

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vipBiguy
Atlanta
32 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So much good food and great beer and a lot of fun, can't wait to go back

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Nancy
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Menu not great.

JM
JenniferM
E. Tennessee
2 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I’m from Ga and this is the restaurant we come to every time we visit!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

It was our Anniversary and they provided a free desert for us!! It was awesome!!

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AmyW
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall1food3service1ambience1

Our service was horrendous. We saw our server maybe three times, our food was wrong, and we waited over thirty mins to pay our bill. I finally had to ask the hostess to find a manager so I could pay. While I was speaking to a manager, another customer came up and said they were having the same poor service and had been trying to pay for over thirty mins also. The manager did nothing except run our cards and tell us thanks for coming in.

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SharonS
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My favorite Chattanooga restaurant by far. Great atmosphere, food, location and so much more!

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JaniceT
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service and food was outstanding. The only thing which could and should be looked at is the restrooms. In the ladies restroom, one stall was flooded, the other one leaked water, and all around it looked very messy and unpleasant. Other than that it was a great experience.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

My server, Roxanne, was knowledgeable and assured me of the quality of the green beans. She was right. They were still crispy instead of the usual overcooked green beans I often see elsewhere. The steak was cooked well and the potatoes were flavorful. Roxanne also anticipated my need for refills and suggested that I get a drink to go. It never would have occurred to me and I’m glad she suggested it.

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vipDarsenacity1
Memphis/West TN
9 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Our party of 8 showed up in time for our 7:15 reservation. By 8:35 and three complaints to management. We left. Never saw our waitress after taking initial drink order. Final manager we saw agreed to comp our drinks and we left to find dinner somewhere else.

CB
CharlesB
E. Tennessee
10 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2019
Overall4food2service5ambience5

We are frequent visitors at Big River, and I really don't like to be negative, but something is happening in the kitchen...and it's not good. Our server was awesome, as was the beer, the food was marginal at best. I ordered the Texas Ribeye medium-rare. It came out beyond well done. After a few bites I told our server about it, and she had a replacement made. The replacement was a perfect medium-rare, but so over-salted that it was inedible. (This was maybe the 3rd time in my 58 years I've sent anything back. I'm pretty forgiving). To add insult to injury the cheese grits were lumpy, watery and just warm. Sad. I love their grits. My son's pepperoni pizza arrived 15 minutes after everyone else's food...including my second steak. We were a party of 7 celebrating my wife's birthday. Most of the other's were somewhat displeased as well.

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vipJill
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Was there for the IM- really appreciated the discount and although busy, we got seated at the time of our reservation and the service and food were good.

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AmberR
E. Tennessee
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2019
Overall3food2service4ambience3

My chicken with mushroom, gravy, and onion straws was edible at best. I feel like they scraped the bottom of the pan for my gravy and mushrooms. The onions were burnt. I scraped everything off and just ate the chicken. The fried pickles were the best part of our dinner. If you’re going to stay open til 11, I expect my dinner to be just as good at 9:30 as it is when you first open. If not then do a limited menu.

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OpenTable Diner
Savannah
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience5

The food was good but the service was horrible! Had to ask for silverware, napkins. One of the plates of 4 that we ordered took too long to be served and arrived very late. Some food items that we ask for were not available.

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JackieP
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service and the food was excellent! Our food took a little longer than normal to come out. Our waiter took care of it for us before we even said anything! We will definitely eat at Big River Grille again! We liked it more than Puckett's!

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PamelaD
Memphis/West TN
20 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was great. Loved the hazelnut crusted chicken! Service was good and prompt without feeling like the server was hovering.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So good will definitely be back

JB
JeffB
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was absolutely amazing. Had the Brazilian steak house the next and wished we had just went back to big river grille.

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Big River Grille & Brewing Works - Chattanooga offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (423) 267-2739.

Big River Grille & Brewing Works - Chattanooga is rated 4 stars by 240 OpenTable diners.