1885 Grill in Chattanooga is a Southern coastal restaurant that specializes in quality steak, fresh seafood, and an array of sumptuous sides. Owner Miguel Morales is proud to bring his 16 years of service experience to his new venture situated in the blossoming St Elmo community. Perfectly accenting the diverse multi-cultural diversity that embodies modern-day American cuisine, Morales has created an eclectic menu, taking traditional Southern cuisine and spicing it with a dash of his mother’s Spanish heritage and a tickle of his father’s Puerto Rican roots.

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The restaurant itself is simply styled with a big, relaxing space indoors where you can watch the chefs at work through a large viewing window. Alternatively, take a seat in the front dining room, where you can enjoy the breeze through the roll-up door, and if even the breeze is not enough, take a seat outside on the restaurant’s patio to really soak up the beautiful Chattanoogan weather.

The menu is carefully curated, sourcing the best fresh, local ingredients and combining them with beautiful presentation and friendly service. It’s a family-oriented atmosphere that aims to become a friendly getaway for locals and tourists alike.


On Saturday and Sunday, the regular menu is replaced by an innovative brunch menu served from 11:00am to 2:00pm Saturday and 10:00am to 4:00pm on Sunday. The menu changes from season to season, but you can expect exciting treats such as the N.C. rainbow trout hash, fried chicken and waffles, or the classic biscuits and gravy.

Hours of Operation

1885 Grill is open 7 days a week, Monday to Wednesday from 4:00pm to 10:00pm, Thursday to Saturday 11:00am to 10:00pm and Sunday they serve brunch from 10:00am to 4:00pm.


? Appetizers - Seared scallops, empanadas, pimento cheese and fried okra, roasted garlic hummus, crab cake, fried green tomatoes, shrimp cocktail, and award-winning wings.

? Salads - House salad, spinach salad, traditional Caesar salad, kale salad, and simple salad.

? Coastal Favorites - Shrimp and grits, fried shrimp, mushroom and grits, fried flounder, shrimp and crawfish etouffee, and Southern-fried chicken.

? From The Grill – Wild-caught salmon, filet mignon, N.C. rainbow trout, Coleman Farms grill chicken, pork chop, barbecue chicken, ribeye, and steak frites.

? Sandwiches - Crab cake sandwich, flounder sandwich, 1885 Burger, Country Cuban, chargrilled burger, Saint Elmo Club, grilled chicken sandwich, and grilled vegetable stack.

? Sides - Mac and cheese, baked potato, Adluh stone-ground cheese grits, hushpuppies, collard greens, coleslaw, feta scallion mashed potatoes, roasted corn, roasted vegetables, sautéed green beans, chips, and rosemary french fries.

? Drinks - The restaurant has a fully stocked back bar, including an outstanding selection of wines by both the bottle and glass as well as specialty cocktails, barrel-aged cocktails, signature drinks, and bottled beers.

Gift Cards

Gift cards are available through the website in denominations of $10, $20, $25, $30, $40, $50, or $100.


3914 St Elmo Ave, Chattanooga, TN 37409, website, Phone: 423-485-3050

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