While staying at the Raccoon Mountain Caverns and Campground in Chattanooga, TN we had dinner at the 1885 Grill and Restaurant and loved everything about it. The restaurant is located 6 miles from Raccoon Mountain Caverns and Campground on St. Elmo St. and sits on the point in front of the Lookout Mountain Incline Railway. For just a few bucks it takes up the mountain and while you’re atop Lookout Mountain, be sure to visit its many attractions. You’ll find points of Civil War interest, including the Battles for Chattanooga Electric Map & Museum and Point Park. Both are part of the Chickamauga-Chattanooga National Military Park system, located just a few short blocks from the Incline top station
The service was great from the time we entered to the time we left. We started off with the delicious hummus and pita bread with a side of kalamata olives. for the main entry, I had the grilled Springer Mountian Farms Grilled Chicken with Rosemary French Fries. The chicken was grilled to perfection. It was fully cooked but not overdone and was still juicy and tender. The fries were oven roasted to a golden crispt outside and still soft and chewy on the inside. Trish had the steak with Rosemary Fries and steamed Asparagus. The steak was one of the best she has had in months. The Asparagus was steamed to perfection and the fries were the same as I mentioned earlier.
To make the meal more memorable the manager stopped by our table and welcomed us. He wanted to know if everything that was brought to us was to our liking. He spent several minutes education us on where they get all their ingredients locally. We found the conversation invigorating because we always prefer to buy local organic ingredients ourselves. After our short conversation, the manager was off to another table checking to make sure they had enjoyed their meal as well. Nothing beats first class customer service in my opinion.