Nooga-Q's 'AYCE' of spades

Nooga-Q's 'AYCE' of spades

February 5th, 2017 by Sunny Montgomery in Dining Out

Tami Smith, owner, and Michael Drouillard at Nooga-Q, 301 Signal Mountain Road. (Photo by Mark Gilliland)

Photo by Mark Gilliland


Address: 301 Signal Mountain Road

Hours: Monday-Saturday from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Sunday from noon to 8 p.m.

Phone: 423-752-1935

Every Friday from 4 p.m. to close, Nooga-Q offers all-you-can-eat catfish fillets. (Photo by Mark Gilliland)

Every Friday from 4 p.m. to close, Nooga-Q...

Photo by Contributed Photo /Times Free Press.

The word "ace" has only positive connotations. In the game of golf, it means scoring a hole-in-one. In baseball, it refers to the best pitcher on a team. In poker, the ace is the playing card with the highest value.

But most deliciously of all, at Nooga-Q Smokehouse & Grille, "AYCE" stands for "all you can eat" — as in, all-you-can-eat catfish and pork ribs, two meal deals on which you will not have to gamble. Every Friday from 4 p.m. to close, Nooga-Q offers all-you-can-eat catfish fillets. Then, every Saturday from open to close, the restaurant offers all-you-can-eat smoked pork ribs.

Both of Nooga-Q's endless eats are served with two sides and toast. Sides include coleslaw, baked beans, fried okra, potato salad, corn on the cob, and mac and cheese. All-you-can-eat catfish additionally comes with hushpuppies, all for $10.95. The ribs are served with a drink, all for $14.95.

Be sure to stay tuned, because Nooga-Q plans to roll out a menu upgrade soon. The new and improved menu will continue to feature all the restaurant's tried-and-true favorites: slow-smoked meats, scratch-made sides and sweet banana pudding, as well as a few new recipes.

There is certainly no shortage of satiating feasts at Nooga-Q. When it comes to quelling your appetite, the smokehouse aces it every time.