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Nikki's Drive Inn

899 Cherokee Blvd, Chattanooga, TN 37405-3311
+1 423-265-9015
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  • Excellent47%
  • Very good30%
  • Average12%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible5%
Travellers talk about
“fried shrimp” (28 reviews)
“onion rings” (56 reviews)
“hamburger” (15 reviews)
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9:00 AM - 9:00 PM Hours
American, Seafood
899 Cherokee Blvd, Chattanooga, TN 37405-3311
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I’ve lived in Chattanooga all my life and it doesn’t get and better then onion rings and fries the food is good for the price and staff is always friendly

Thank marlenec10
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Ate here last year and enjoyed it so returned again. Was wanting bbq like I had last time but they don’t have it anymore. Oh well. Had the pimiento cheese sandwich and it was good. The onion rings are wonderful -very light batter. Will return...More

Thank Randall H
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Step back in time to an old time dinner / drive-in. The menu goes from burgers to chops to some of the best shrimp ever. The onion rings are to die for. One word of warning - it' a cash only place.

Thank Michael S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Not sure why this place has such a loyal local following. Must be something about the oil. If fried food is your thing, you may like this place. I ordered the 1/2 chicken and my fault in not asking how it was prepared. When I...More

1  Thank chatdad
Reviewed 9 February 2018

First time at Nikki's while visiting friends in the area. It was one of those "we HAVE to go to" places and they were right! The onion rings - to DIE FOR!!!! Definitely will be one to return to next time we're in town.

Thank moocrazee
Reviewed 5 February 2018

First impression, was whoa, what a dive!! It used to be a drive-in, started in the late 1940's. Now a rustic and wonderful little hide a way!! We had heard their onion rings were to die for, exceeded expectations!! Stop by the ATM before you...More

Thank Mark L
Reviewed 11 November 2017 via mobile

Ask the locals where the best onion rings are and the answer will be Nikki's. You have to experience this place to understand. The butterflied and fried shrimp can't be beat - the best. Sit at the bar and chat up the staff and locals...More

Thank Flipper1217
Reviewed 13 September 2017 via mobile

Nikki's Drive-In on Cherokee Blvd. in Chattanooga, TN is a long-standing, family run restaurant serving up some of the best in gulf fried shrimp, burgers, onion rings, and other favorites such a hamburger steaks, fried chicken livers, catfish and southern style fried chicken. When you...More

1  Thank G00dF00dFinder
Reviewed 11 August 2017 via mobile

On a short visit to Chattanooga, we drove by this diner and decided to stop for lunch. After being seated, we immediately knew we didn't want to stay, but we were hungry and decided to stick it out. The Diner could have the charm of...More

3  Thank Olga O
Reviewed 6 August 2017 via mobile

Have been going here since I was a little girl. The food is awesome. They are known for their delicious onion rings. Great place to take ur family too. May have to wait for a booth or table, but its worth the wait.

1  Thank terrysneed20
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$7 - US$7
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Kids
Open Hours
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
9:00 AM - 10:00 PM
9:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 899 Cherokee Blvd, Chattanooga, TN 37405-3311
  • Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Chattanooga
  • Phone Number: +1 423-265-9015
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