Nic & Norman's - Chattanooga

4.6
219 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.

We no longer require reservations for Brunch on Saturdays and Sundays
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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 219 people are saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.5
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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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jaimeB
E. Tennessee
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Food excellent. However we had a 3pm reservation for mothers day. After being seated we were told we couldn't order food until 4pm

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OpenTable Diner
E. Tennessee
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall1food1service4ambience4

We had to wait about 10 mins for our table after our reservation time and then once seated our waitress told us it would take an hour to an hour and half to be get out food

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vipPaulM
Tampa
15 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Mother’s Day is not the best day to judge a restaurant, but it was a nice day out. Service was very slow and food was cold when it finally came. We’ll give it another try on a more normal day.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Mother’s Day B

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall3food3service3ambience5

Food took a long time to come out and my order was incorrect. Limited menu and staff seemed overwhelmed.

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The waiter Chance was very nice. The food was absolutely delicious!!!

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KevinH
Nashville
2 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a fantastic place!! We all loved the food, atmosphere, and service.

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OpenTable Diner
E. Tennessee
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Some of the best brunch I have had in Chattanooga! Service was great and fast.

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JoyG
E. Tennessee
4 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best brunch ever!!! Variety on the menu - will definitely be my go to brunch place!!

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barbara
E. Tennessee
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

thank you for making our prom night even more special.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food5service3ambience5

10 Year Anniversary.

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vipAngelbrouss
Nashville
10 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious and service was wonderful! Will return!

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
5 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anniversary dinner.Food was delicious and the service was exceptional. They did a beautiful job with the decor the seating is perfect. Great place to stop by for a drink or dinner. Try the brisket nachos you won’t be disappointed and the portions are huge.

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vipHollyH
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Seeing the Choo Choo thriving with pedestrians and diners everywhere was a wonderful sight! The food was delicious and the wine list was great. The beautiful exposed brick and ambiance is very attractive. Our server told us the section we were in was vacant for 20 years. Thank you Nick and Norm for being a part of revitalizing South Chattanooga. We will be back.

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DanielleO
1 review
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This restaurant has a great atmosphere. Great music, phenomenal food. Would highly recommend!

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vipVolgirl
Tampa
9 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the food!!

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vipJimM
E. Tennessee
2 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We’re locals and this was our first time at Nic & Norman’s. They’ve done a great job with the decor and ambiance. The food and service was outstanding. We will definitely be back soon!

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KimK
E. Tennessee
4 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Big fish burger, which is actually grilled haddock on a bun was absolutely delicious. Meatloaf is more like minced meat so not as appealing as we expected. Burgers are great.
We ate outside which was very relaxing. Server, while very pleasant, seemed overwhelmed. Fries were just warm, condiments took too long when waiting to eat. Would highly recommend for dinner but management needs to balance tables with server resources.

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dahraf77
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The outdoor dining area is great being right next to the Choo Choo. The food was straightforward, and well made. The drink menu has a lot of good options. Most definitely would go back again and recommend to try.

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HayesC
1 review
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were so excited to discover this new restaurant! There are several new ones in town, but we haven't been impressed with any of them in particular...until we tried Nic & Norman's.
The food is out of this world delicious! And I felt it was unusually inexpensive as well.
We went on the earlier side-around 5:45 on a Friday evening, and the light was lovely coming through a beautiful setting.
Our waiter was prompt and friendly, so we were very satisfied!
Will be back with friends!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Great serving staff and tasty food!!

JP
JeromeP
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything about Nic & Norman's was excellent. I love the historic building.

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Todd
E. Tennessee
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great service and loved the decor. It was their first day doing brunch and it was ok. My daughter got chicken and waffles and the waffle was rock hard. My wife's biscuit was hard as well. We will be back for dinner alone for the service.

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OpenTable Diner
E. Tennessee
3 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great brunch and time with friends. Chicken waffle burger and donut smash burger were great.

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AdamC
E. Tennessee
2 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Great atmosphere. Highly recommend trying.

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KristenG
E. Tennessee
1 review
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall4food2service4ambience4

Ordered ribeye dinner with potatoes and corn, when food was brought out the potatoes were colder than room temperature. Told waitress and she brought another order of potatoes but by time they were brought out the rest of the entree was finished.

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vipRDVN
Nashville
5 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great, as always. Wonderful addition to the Chattanooga food scene.

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PBaker
E. Tennessee
1 review
Dined on April 19, 2021
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 on April 18, 2021
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 on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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CodyM
Denver
6 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Great place for a casual dinner! Very good food.

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vipStanleyW
Washington DC
19 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2021
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
E. Tennessee
1 review
Dined on April 15, 2021
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
13 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!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Nashville
7 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had reservations; however, when we arrived they stated it would be awhile due to being short staffed. We were on a time crunch so we just went and sat at the bar. It was a GREAT experience!! The two bartenders were amazing and we tried several new drinks. The food came out fairly quick and was good as well. We will definitely be back and will more than likely sit at the bar again😉

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vipMichelleM
E. Tennessee
12 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
2 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service. Will return

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JennaE
Cincinnati
2 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall4food3service2ambience3

Honeymoon dinner night out

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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.

SA
ShawnA
E. Tennessee
1 review
Dined on April 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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 219 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.