Nic & Norman's - Chattanooga

4.6
188 Reviews
$30 and under
American
After the growth and love we felt in our Senoia location, we knew it was time to expand.

Our passion for creating special moments has adopted a passion for taking old iconic buildings and turning them into one of a kind, unique places to create those moments in.

Chattanooga is no exception. We've taken this space at the Choo Choo and kept it as authentic as we could while adding our Nic & Norman's story throughout.

We hope you enjoy it as much as we do.
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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
  • Contact tracing information collected
What 188 people are saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
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4.6
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4.7
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4.4
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95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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PBaker
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

3 out of 4 dinners ordered were to perfection. I will definitely eat there again.

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OpenTable Diner
Nashville
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall2food1service1ambience5

Great style and space. We didn’t get our drinks until our food came out. My flatbread was thick and undercooked. The basil was prepared in a way that had no flavor

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing!!! We’re coming back for sure!!! Love the pork shank and crab cakes.

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vipStanleyW
Washington DC
18 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We are from DC and made an Open Table reservation. Enjoyed the nice, renovated building, excellent food and drink. The service was prompt and friendly. Great place.

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EmilyC
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Food was delicious! Lots of different options included for special diets. The location is perfect and we loved that were was parking at the restaurant. The whole place gave off a 1920s speakeasy vibe which was awesome!

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mcflex
Nashville
12 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Definitely check out Nic and Norman's in the historic Chattanooga Choo Choo complex. The food was amazing and the atmosphere was fun and unique. The bar area looked especially fun with outdoor seating near the trains!

MM
vipMichelleM
E. Tennessee
11 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience2

Our first experience here was unfortunately horrible. We sat at the bar. Bartender was nice. We had 70 minutes to dine before needing to leave. We ordered drinks and got them then ordered food. Then about 5 minutes later same bartender comes back and asks if we are ready to order food...we say we already did..he is like of right..clearly the order had not been put in. ok so no big deal we keep enjoying our drink. Food takes a long time to arrive.. finally comes! I have about 2 fries and one bite of my burger and discover a dark long wavy hair in my burger (I have short straight blonde hair so I know it’s not mine) I show the bartender and he asks if I want another burger...well yes of course I’m not eating this! My husband has time to finish his whole meal before my new one arrives..and it’s an impossible burger so no fear of it being raw it literally takes 2 minutes to grill. By this time we are about to be late to our plans so I tell him just to box it up because I won’t have tome to eat. It finally arrives. My husband has left to get car and I still have to get bartenders attention to get check. Then to my surprise I’m charged for the burger! I’m sorry but I feel that should of been comped or you should of brought a quick app out for me to eat as I’m starving or even a free drink but nothing!!! For a hair in my food!! I almost said something but I was in a rush and didn’t feel like being rude. Will I give them another chance...not sure....bartender was very nice but that was the only positive.

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MartyB
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service. Will return

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vipPooted15
Miami
13 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall2food2service5ambience4

This is a nice open restaurant with plenty of indoor and outdoor seating. It’s basically burgers and fried food-nothing special. Wait Service and drinks are great! Definitely a place to skip.

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ShawnA
1 review
Dined on April 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was outstanding, as was the service. Very cool place!

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
8 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Came here for dinner during spring break with kids. Our service was outstanding and the food was delicious!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Spent more on merchandise than the food lol. Great food and service.

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ELBeavers
Chihuahua
2 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was exquisite, perfectly prepared, and beautifully plated. Service was exceptional. Ambiance outstanding!

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OpenTable Diner
E. Tennessee
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great Cocktails and good food.

KP
KarenP
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always the food and service was fantastic. Highly recommend!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience5

Chandler took great care of us. Food was decent. Burger was overcooked and cheese was left off. Sweet potato fries are delicious. Location and overall theme of restaurant is really cool.

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tarah
1 review
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Been here several times and it is consistently good. Every menu item we’ve tried has been delicious! Love it!

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PamelaP
E. Tennessee
3 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was Great!

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NicoleP
E. Tennessee
1 review
Dined on April 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our second time dining here within a week. We enjoyed both meals immensely. The service was great. Food was all delicious and came out quickly. We will definitely be back again soon.

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ChristinaD
1 review
Dined on March 31, 2021
Overall5food2service5ambience5

We’ve eaten at N the meat was undercooked, the appetizer was “ok”, & the taste was not as before.

When we asked about the noticeable differences, the reason provided was short handed in the kitchen & the appearance of food was contingent on who cooked. 😳

Fortunately, our server was great & this eased the disappointment of our experience.

We will be back, but this time it was off.

CA
CarynA
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience3

Not what I expected. Food was horrible and overpriced

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DisneyM
1 review
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food! Great atmosphere!

TM
TelfanyM
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The pork shank was divine! If you visit Chattanooga, make this place your number one stop!

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AngelT
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food3service5ambience5

We were seated immediately and received food and drinks in a timely manner. Waiter was very polite and checked on us numerous times.

NP
NicoleP
E. Tennessee
2 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went for dinner for my husbands birthday. Food was delicious! Great atmosphere!

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vipKaki
E. Tennessee
38 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall3food5service3ambience3

Food was great. Waiter did not listen to order requests. Drink request wrong as was food request. Lettuce wrap burger request resulted in pretzel bun. Blood Mary Drink request of ONLY celery resulted in 2 pimento stuffed olives. Think the slow service due to waiter adding additional tables

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We will be back! Hostess was great... welcoming and accomodating; Server on back patio was amazing... good timing, perfect memory (how does She do that?!), well done! Thank You!

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Disappointed
1 review
Dined on March 24, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

We were excited to read about Nic & Norman's opening in Chattanooga since we had planned an anniversary get-away to the city. We arrived at the location and went to the front desk. No one was manning it. There was one lady in front of us. We waited and waited, about 20 minutes, and no one came to greet us. We could see staff moving around the bar and restaurant. Another couple came in and came in while we were waiting. They left after about ten minutes since no one bothered to come greet any of us.
My husband finally went back to the bar to see what the problem was. Finally a young lady showed up. She did not offer any apology for our wait. We were seated and the wait staff brought menus and some water. She was not friendly and was rushing us for our drink order. She also rushed us for our dinner order. Again, no friendly conversation or acknowledgement that we has specifically made reservations for our anniversary.
Our food came and it was a total disappointment. Our water was not refilled.
A total disappointment to an evening that was supposed to be a celebration for us.
Even the gift shop was poorly stocked. Maybe the other location in GA is better.
Just beware, the Chattanooga location is NOT ready to receive even one star.

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SarahP
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience4

Had high hopes for this place. Unfortunately it fell a little bit short. The appetizers and Caesar salad were great. We ordered the pickles and the mozzarella sticks which were basically more like cheese curds. They're quote unquote signature drinks were basically like watered down juice. I like to try new drinks when I go places instead of going to my usual but ended up having to do that after not being too impressed with their selection. The dinner fell short as well. Had the Nick's chicken and the nachos. They were honestly both just blah. My son had the burger and that was pretty good. We'll go back again with friends and do the appetizers and try a different meal.

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CrisP
E. Tennessee
1 review
Dined on March 22, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great atmosphere. Good cocktails. Service was excellent.

NY
vipNotYourAverageFoodie
E. Tennessee
5 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great restaurant! Exceeded my expectations.

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OpenTable Diner
E. Tennessee
2 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The service was exceptional. The salmon was fantastic, however my husbands steak wasn’t very good. The meat was tender enough, but it didn’t have a lot of flavor. I will definitely be returning because everything else was great.

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MRit
E. Tennessee
1 review
Dined on March 21, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The service was excellent!! It seemed like the quality of the food slacked off a bit from Valentine's day. Overall... We'll be back.

FM
vipFranM
Nashville
22 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had the lamb burger and sweet potato fries. Just delicious! Service was also great!

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Goodtimes
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Food great. Waitress great!

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TroyB
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great time and a wonderful meal. The staff was friendly and very helpful, the food was delicious and more than any of us could eat in one sitting.

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shannons
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere! Great staff! Great food!!

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tourist
E. Tennessee
2 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Our dining experience was great at Nic and Norman's . It was our first time, but it will definitely not be our last. The food was delicious and we enjoyed ourselves. The restaurant's decor is great like an old time speak easy or vintage steak house. It's so nice to have another great restaurant in Chattanooga.

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DanM
E. Tennessee
2 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience3

We had a 7pm reservation and they were out of beef medallions entree that early on a weekend. Chocolate stout beer, which was on the menu, was also not available. Asked for dressing on the side and it was not. It was our 2nd visit and a little disappointing.

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LindaK
E. Tennessee
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Server didn't acknowledge the "anniversary" on the reservation, didn't tell us they were out of items on the menu when we started looking over the menu which was what I wanted to order and had to change my order at the last minute. Everything was extremely salty. Burger was undercooked.

FAQs

Nic & Norman's - Chattanooga offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (423) 708-8361.

Nic & Norman's - Chattanooga is rated 4.6 stars by 188 OpenTable diners.

Nic & Norman's - Chattanooga does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://www.toasttab.com/nicandnormanschattanooga/giftcards.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.