Big River Grille - Chattanooga/Hamilton Place

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$30 and under
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True to the spirit of the original location in downtown Chattanooga, Hamilton Place Big River Grille features a variety of microbrew beer selections, made from scratch menu items and casually sophisticated decor.
What 204 People Are Saying
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72% of people would recommend it to a friend
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HH
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Steaks were tender, though seasoned. Overall good experience.

OT
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

It’s was a great experience! Food come out at a great time and was hot

ML
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

The food was good in the end and that is what matters I guess. Our server was nice and so was management but we had some issues that left us frustrated. They let us order and then told us most of what we ordered was not available. We decided we’d leave since they didn’t have what we wanted to eat and then within a few minutes they had everything. It was odd. We were just frustrated with the experience especially since we were celebrating a special day. They did try to make things better and we may go back one day but not for a special occasion.

S
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Facility looks nice from the outside but is not super impressive on the inside. We stopped there bc the parking lot is always full when we pass. We got the southwest egg rolls, two different pizzas (the Italian and the bbq chicken), carrot cake, and key lime cheesecake. Everything tasted great! Will definitely go back.

MW
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful food and atmosphere. I love the fish tacos!

VB
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Grouobof four and took long time for appetizers & for meal too. One plate was under warmer too long and missing ingredients

OT
Orlando
3 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Maddie was great server. Drinks always full and she was very gracious

CM
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service was excellent and the food was tasty. I would highly recommend it.

AS
Louisville
3 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Nice for casual dining. Good beer, good food, wonderful patio.

JB
1 review
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very good food at a reasonable price. Wonderful atmosphere and superb service. I highly recommend.

PS
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2019
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 4

I used opentable and made reservation for 5. When we got there, it was empty yet the hostess stuck us on a 4-top next to the kitchen. We asked to move and we’re given another 4-top and extra chair away from kitchen. By the time we finished the place was barely 1/4 full and another 5 showed up and the restaurant pushed 2 4-tops together for them but not us. Guess opentable users are 2nd class people

M
Nashville
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 4

We came here in a Friday hoping for a relaxing evening during our anniversary getaway. We have been to the Big River Downtown and enjoyed it, so we had higher expectations. We were seated immediately because we made reservations. Our waiter was just ok. He was polite but not overly courteous or helpful. It just felt like a Friday night at a chain restaurant. Our food was good, we had no problems with that. We ended up going over to the Cheesecake Factory for dessert and drinks.

m
E. Tennessee
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good steaks, beer and desert! Look for coupons! Close to the Mall and easy parking.

OT
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had the best waiter, and the food was wonderful!

DC
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had great food and service here. The shrimp and lobster tacos are fabulous!

a
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Service was good. Only thing we had to wait for was bread which you had to ask for. Food portions for sides was on small size but other peoples entrees were large. I order salmon which was on smaller side.

MM
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on July 4, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

The service was excellent but the food was not very creative and not very hot. It was an average experience.

JP
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Food service was slow and restaurant was not busy. Several in our party had food that was not hot. Totally out of vegetables on a Sunday.

LL
1 review
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Food was really good and prepared well except for the apple cold slaw. Slaw consisted of chopped cabbage only with no dressing or apple. A little slow getting beverage refill but not real bad. Food was served in a timely matter. Personnel was nice and helpful. Will visit again.

L
Tampa
13 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had thin crust pizzas in oven very good. Fresh ingredients, good wine and beer.

AR
Indiana
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Service was great and staff were accommodating with us having to move back our reservation a half hour.
The pretzel crusted chicken was fantastic and highly recommended. Great experience will stop again on our way through in a couple of months.

CS
E. Tennessee
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

Food is mediocre and not worth the money. Service was saved by the manager and one other employee who had to compensate for not being prepared for Father's Day.

LR
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 1

Our server told us our food was up it was just waiting to be pulled. We were seated by the kitchen so we were able to watch our food die for 20+ minutes under a heat lamp while no one pulled it.

LZ
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

The food was okay, nothing special. Some really good beers (I tried 3 different ones) but when ordering I was asked if I wanted to try a sample before ordering. I was charged $3 for each sample even though I ended up ordering the beers. That is a ripoff and should have been made clear before asking. The beer is good though and my recommendation is for that, not the food.

MS
E. Tennessee
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Great atmosphere, super friendly staff with excellent service, delicious drinks, and a fun place for a party!

TT
E. Tennessee
14 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our server was one of the best we have ever experienced. He was thoroughly familiar with the menu. He was very attentive throughout our visit. The food was excellent.

TC
E. Tennessee
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a wonderful time celebrating! Always enjoy the food & service!

OT
E. Tennessee
4 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

Graduation dinner

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J
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 4ambience 3

Food order took 30+ mins, when the order came the chicken fried chicken was over cooked 25% of it was inedible,, green beans also inedible. Pasta and as overcoked on another dish.

WD
E. Tennessee
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 5

We were seated at our reservation time, but it was at least an hour and a half before our food was served. the wait staff bought us bread and drinks but the kitchen was severely baked up. It was Mother's Day and there was a large crowd. I would recommend the restaurant to friends but not on Mother's Day. This restaurant is very popular throughout the rest of the year.

BS
1 review
Dined on May 5, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 4

Service was very slow. The kids food came out quickly, but then our came out so slow they were done and ready to leave. My food & my mom’s wasn’t hot like it had been sitting waiting for the rest of the table to be ready. Will pick somewhere else next time.

d
E. Tennessee
8 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Great food and good service. It was Easter Sunday and it was busy. Our waitress was so pleasant and did a great job. Always have a well rounded menu.

OT
E. Tennessee
3 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Brunch with the family. Food was great and service was stellar.

OT
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 5food 3service 5ambience 4

It was prom and they were very kind and got us in and out with no rush

l
E. Tennessee
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Our server, Katherine, was very attentive, and they seated us at the rear of the restaurant which we greatly appreciated as it was quieter there. Seems to be a very popular place on Saturday nights. Always get their shrimp and grits, even though I tell myself I'm going to try something different. So shrimp and grits it was, and it didn't disappoint.

OT
Atlanta
23 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 3

Sad to say the food and service has declined over the past year or so. Haven’t been to the restaurant in months and wanted to give them another try.😟 We use to love the Blackened Fish Tacos and Chicken Nachos. The tacos had a “trace” of fish and cold. The chili was lukewarm and tasted scorched, probably on a burner all day. The nachos were basically a few pieces of chicken with minimal cheese sprinkled on top. It will be awhile before/if we return. Also, made the mistake of sitting on the patio as the evening weather was lovely, but the service was nonexistent.

PS
Nashville
1 review
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 4

Poor service. Food was slow and all the meals didn’t come out at the same time. Mac and cheese was cold. Not worth it

TC
1 review
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

I had a part of 11 ladies with individual checks. Our server, Erica, was very patient and attentive. One guest ordered Egga Benedict and was disappointed with it. Otherwise, all seemed to enjoy their meal.

OT
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

It was my birthday and the waitress was super helpful and timely.

OT
1 review
Dined on March 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The waiter was fantastic! She was efficient and very kind with our group of 10. Appetizers and drinks came out quickly. When my brother in law’s steak was undercooked, the staff took care of it very quickly and compensated his meal.

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