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Big River Grille & Brewing Works - Chattanooga, Chattanooga, TN

Big River Grille & Brewing Works - Chattanooga

4.0
4
240 Reviews
$30 and under
American
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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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    American, Brewery

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Daily 12:00 pm–3:45 pm Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 4:00 pm–8:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (423) 267-2739

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Executive chef

    Erick Wood

  • Catering

    Let us bring the party to you! We have group options available for pick up or delivery. Contact Jena at (423)290-7141 or jhood@cwrestaurants.com for more information.

  • Private party facilities

    Big River Grille & Brewing Works offers a style and energy all its own. Our Semi-Private Dining Areas are a perfect venue for social and corporate functions. Our spaces can accommodate groups of 20-120 guests. Group Dining menus are available with hors d'oeuvres platters, plated meals and full buffets. We are the place to meet! Contact Jena at (423)290-7141 or jhood@cwrestaurants.com for more information.

  • Neighborhood

    Chattanooga

  • Cross street

    3rd St.

  • Parking details

    We have two parking lots adjacent to the restaurant as well as street parking. There is also a 6 floor parking structure located across the street with entrance off 3rd st.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 240 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

4.0
4 based on all time ratings
  • 3.9Food
  • 4.1Service
  • 4Ambience
  • 3.9Value

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  1. CJ

    CJFJR

    Detroit

    15 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on July 22, 2020

    overall2food2service2ambience4
    small covid menu, low average food, low average service....don't bother...
  2. PH

    PamelaH

    Savannah

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 19, 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.
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 11, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Really good. Jessica was awesome! Greg
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 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%.
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    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!
  6. JT

    JoshuaT

    Las Vegas

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 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
  7. C

    Chicago

    Chicago

    1 review

    2.0

    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.
  8. SP

    SheronnaP

    Las Vegas

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on June 20, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It had been six months since out last visit. Great as it always is!!
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    E. Tennessee

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    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.
  10. LT

    LThomas

    Cincinnati

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 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.
  11. CB

    CatherineB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 7, 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.
  12. j

    joewisski

    Atlanta

    53 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    53 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.
  13. a

    aswag

    Western NC

    1 review

    5.0

    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!
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 14, 2020

    overall2food2service2ambience3
    Unpleasant tourist trap, find somewhere else to eat
  15. CC

    CandaceC

    Atlanta

    1 review

    5.0

    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.
  16. MH

    MichelleH

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 26, 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
  17. C

    Chris

    Atlanta

    34 reviews

    4.0

    34 reviews

    Dined on January 19, 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.
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2020

    overall3food4service2ambience2
    The service was slow and not very attentive.
  19. AU

    AUgal74

    Birmingham

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2020

    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!
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 31, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Jordan or waiter was fantastic- walked us through the food and beer types/ knowledgeable and friendly
  21. l

    larryb

    Charleston

    5 reviews

    4.0

    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
  22. MF

    MattF

    E. Tennessee

    4 reviews

    2.0

    4 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
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 28, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Family Time,, Everything was EXCELLENT
  24. B

    Biguy

    Atlanta

    37 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    37 reviews

    Dined on November 15, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    So much good food and great beer and a lot of fun, can't wait to go back
  25. N

    Nancy

    New York Area

    18 reviews

    3.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on November 10, 2019

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    Menu not great.
  26. JM

    JenniferM

    E. Tennessee

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 10, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I’m from Ga and this is the restaurant we come to every time we visit!
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 9, 2019

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    It was our Anniversary and they provided a free desert for us!! It was awesome!!
  28. AW

    AmyW

    1 review

    1.0

    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.
  29. SS

    SharonS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 9, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My favorite Chattanooga restaurant by far. Great atmosphere, food, location and so much more!
  30. JT

    JaniceT

    1 review

    5.0

    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.
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    12 reviews

    4.0

    12 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.
  32. D

    Darsenacity1

    Memphis/West TN

    12 reviews

    1.0

    12 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.
  33. CB

    CharlesB

    E. Tennessee

    11 reviews

    4.0

    11 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.
  34. J

    Jill

    Chicago

    11 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    11 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.
  35. AR

    AmberR

    E. Tennessee

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 3, 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.
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Savannah

    1 review

    4.0

    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.
  37. JP

    JackieP

    Atlanta

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    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!
  38. PD

    PamelaD

    Memphis/West TN

    20 reviews

    5.0

    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.
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 17, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    So good will definitely be back
  40. JB

    JeffB

    1 review

    5.0

    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.

FAQs

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.

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Additional information

  • Cross street

    3rd St.

  • Neighborhood

    Chattanooga

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Daily 12:00 pm–3:45 pm Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 4:00 pm–8:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    American, Brewery

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Parking details

    We have two parking lots adjacent to the restaurant as well as street parking. There is also a 6 floor parking structure located across the street with entrance off 3rd st.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Erick Wood

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (423) 267-2739

  • Catering

    Let us bring the party to you! We have group options available for pick up or delivery. Contact Jena at (423)290-7141 or jhood@cwrestaurants.com for more information.

  • Private party facilities

    Big River Grille & Brewing Works offers a style and energy all its own. Our Semi-Private Dining Areas are a perfect venue for social and corporate functions. Our spaces can accommodate groups of 20-120 guests. Group Dining menus are available with hors d'oeuvres platters, plated meals and full buffets. We are the place to meet! Contact Jena at (423)290-7141 or jhood@cwrestaurants.com for more information.

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