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City Cafe Diner

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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901 Carter St, Bonny Oaks at Lee Highway, 25th St., Cleveland TN, Chattanooga, TN 37402-5012
+1 423-634-9191
00:00 - 23:59
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

This restaurant is excellent if you are a fan of the Golden Corral type of quality. Huge portions with using the least expensive product available. Frankly I'd rather eat a bowl of diarrhea

Thank zeznan
Edinburgh. Scotland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Wow this place is busy for diner but we were seated quickly. The young chap who served us was great. The cakes look amazing. We also went back for breakfast. busy too but there was seats. Great breakfast and portions and very good price wise. I had pancakes with toast. Girl server was also really good. There is also a... More 

Thank Cate019
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The food was excellent at the two meals we ate here. Be prepared for a small wait for a table because the cafe is very popular. I would have given five stars but I saw a waitress carrying several drinks to a table with them pressed next to her chest when she should have used a tray.

Thank krenkraw
Bowling Green, Kentucky
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

The biscuit was phenomenal! The omelet was delicious and all I could handle as far as a portion. The dessert looked delicious but it was just too much food. I want to go back to split a dessert.

Thank Blake H
Talking Rock, Georgia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

At the Chattanooga Convention Center and was hungry and walked to the City Cafe Diner for breakfast. Had their breakfast plate that comes with 3 eggs, 2 bacon, 2 sausage, pancakes. Eggs were good, bacon was of the cheap flimsy kind, sausage was okay, pancakes were okay as well. Nothing stood out as spectacular and with a menu of that... More 

Thank Jasperdawgfan
Austin, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This restaurant has cool retro decor, good service, good food, fantastic desserts, and I didn't need to look elsewhere for breakfast options. The menu is basic Americana. I ate there 4 times and everything I ordered was good to very good as was the service.

Thank Jack W
Atlanta, Georgia
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We went there reading reviews on trip advisor. We were thoroughly disappointed as the food served to us was quite ordinary and we did not get flavour of a local diner.We were served burger with bread slices. They can count their days if they continue to do so. The only saving grace was the speed with which they served it.... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We love this place and have been coming here from out of town for years. The food is always amazing. The first night we ate there the food and service was really good. The only turn off was the man who said he was manger that night was trying to get people to do good reviews for pick up food.... More 

Thank odieb5
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Large cake pieces is this place I a nut shell. Menu is very diverse. Decent food. You can always find something you like at the establishment.

Thank michael h
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I have never been disappointed with the food or service at City cafe. When you drive up you would think this restaurant has not much to offer. What a pleasant surprise. The menu has something for anyone. The service is almost always with a smile. The portion sizes are more than enough and talk about flavor. But wait a minute!... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$2 - US$27
International, American, Cafe, Diner
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Validated Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Cash Only, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Delivery, Takeout
Good for
Groups, Cheap Eats, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
00:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 23:59
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 901 Carter St, Bonny Oaks at Lee Highway, 25th St., Cleveland TN, Chattanooga, TN 37402-5012
  • Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Chattanooga
  • Phone Number: +1 423-634-9191
24/7 Anything anytime! City Cafe Diner in Chattanooga, Tennessee and Cleveland, Tennessee offers breakfast, lunch and dinner with a choice of 400 different menu items any time of day or night. We feature traditional American fare plus five different varieties of ethnic food, including Chinese, Mexican, Italian, Greek and Mediterranean cuisine. Choose from over 90 home made cakes, cheesecakes, and pies. Our downtown diner provides a full bar and live music. Our other locations provide beer and wine.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?