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Nikki's Drive Inn

899 Cherokee Blvd, Chattanooga, TN 37405-3311
+1 423-265-9015
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  • Excellent46%
  • Very good31%
  • Average12%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible5%
Travellers talk about
“fried shrimp” (28 reviews)
“onion rings” (53 reviews)
“hamburger” (15 reviews)
Open Now
09:00 - 21:00All hours
American, Seafood
899 Cherokee Blvd, Chattanooga, TN 37405-3311
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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 5 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
Reviewed 20 July 2017

Two for dinner on a week night. Seated quickly, and a friendly server came promptly to take drink orders. Drinks were served just as promptly. The menu is fairly broad for such a small venue, and the drive inn is highly regarded as serving the...More

Thank ECS4me
Reviewed 17 July 2017 via mobile

Fast food price for sit down meal. Onion rings good. Fresh and hot. Shrimp are huge. Batter lacks flavor. Cash only or ATM with fee. Outdated but comfortable. Prices are great. Food is very good. Service efficient. Handicap accessible with booth and tables. Bathroom might...More

Thank Vacationerx2
Reviewed 7 June 2017 via mobile

Food is average at best. They do not have a credit card machine. Nikki's this is the 21st century. The Waitresses were very kind and the service was good. The manager at the register left a lot to be desired. Like, saying thank you for...More

1  Thank Alicia R
Reviewed 3 June 2017

After hearing locals laud this place, hubby and I went for the first time to see what the hoopla was about. Our first trouble began in the parking lot, which is designed so tightly that it's next to impossible to get around the building. When...More

2  Thank Sandi G
Reviewed 25 May 2017 via mobile

Despite having lived a good part of my life in Chattanooga I had never been to Nikki's Drive Inn. My grandparents actually go every week. Nikki's has been open since 1941 and located in North Chattanooga long before it was trendy. It is a simple...More

1  Thank GoVols79
Reviewed 13 May 2017

If you need to get an excellent southern delightful meal, this is the place to visit. The onion rings are Vidalia, hand coated rings that melt in your mouth. The hamburgers, hamburger steak, bacon-wrapped chicken livers and huge gulf shrimp will satisfy your hunger and...More

1  Thank Terry T
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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
Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Open Hours
09:00 - 21:00
09:00 - 21:00
09:00 - 21:00
09:00 - 21:00
09:00 - 21:00
09:00 - 22:00
09:00 - 22:00
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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