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Bea's Restaurant

4500 Dodds Ave, Chattanooga, TN 37407-3326
423-867-3618
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Ranked #43 of 682 restaurants in Chattanooga
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Price range: $0 - $6
Cuisines: American
Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Doing business, Local cuisine
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Buffet
Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Doing business, Local cuisine
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Buffet
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English first
Knoxville, Iowa
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29 reviews 29 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014 NEW

The restaurant is fairly non-descript from the outside and the inside looks straight out of the 1950's and hasn't changed much. In fact the wait staff still wear white uniforms. It is family style dining at table with a huge lazy susan in the middle. The tables seat 8 people and if your table is not full, you may be... More

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McKinney, Texas
Top Contributor
89 reviews 89 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014

They seat you at a table with a huge lazy susan in the middle. Then they bring out bowls of food family style. The food was ok, very southern in cooking style. The place has been there since the '50s and was packed the day we went. My concern was what do they do with the food that isn't eaten,... More

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Woodstock
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123 reviews 123 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

Love the food, presentation and atmosphere. Good, down home, country cooking and really good sweet tea. Not in the best section of the area but worth going to.

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Englewood, Tennessee
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2014

My boyfriend and I went to Bea's last week-end for supper. The food was wonderful and our waitress really was on her toes. She took excellent care of us while we were there. The food is self-serve for whatever you want from a lazy Susan on the table. It has a good variety of food to choose from...fried chicken, barbecue,... More

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missouri
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53 reviews 53 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2014

party of 4 arrived today (Saturday) at approx. 2:00 pm. (no wait) Brice (young man) was our server. (excellent} ask for him if you ever go there. he done a fantastic job. what a server should be, friendly, helpful and acted like he really enjoyed his job. The food started coming as soon as we were seated. lazy susan in... More

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Georgia
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2013

I've eaten here for as long as I can remember and there's never been once time that my meal hasn't been amazing! It has some of the best comfort food you will ever eat! The staff is always super friendly as well!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2013 via mobile

The best place ever i come from Rome Ga just to eat there on many Sunday's with my family.And now we visit more then often cause of the people that we bring with use. If I could I would build them a bigger place and have it a little closer to Rome Ga.

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Top Contributor
64 reviews 64 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2013

I can't say enough good things a about Bea's Restaurant. They've been in business for decades, as my husband can remember going there in High School in the 50's. Their foods are always consistent & they have the best chicken of any restaurant I've ever been to. They change some of the menu items on different days. We try to... More

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Augusta, Georgia
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22 reviews 22 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2013

My husband and I spent the weekend in Chattanooga for his birthday. We met some friends at Bea's for dinner on Friday night. None of us had been there before. What a treat! It is a family owned business that serves the food family style with large circular tables and a huge lazy susan in the middle. There is no... More

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Williamsburg, Virginia
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76 reviews 76 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2013

Jamie, our waiter, was phenomenal and the food was stellar. Worth every single cent! The only drawback was the gentleman at the register was very unfriendly.

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