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4500 Dodds Ave, Chattanooga, TN 37407-3326
423-867-3618
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Hours:
Wed - Sun 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Buffet

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  • 91
    Excellent
  • 48
    Very good
  • 17
    Average
  • 13
    Poor
  • 8
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Lunch

What an experience. Old school all you can eat family style southern cooking. It really is worth seeing and experiencing if you are in the area. The staff was so nice and helpful. The food was great especially the fried chicken and the pasta. Peach cobbler was outstanding.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 30, 2015
James C
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Brooklyn, New York
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Large groups
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Brooklyn, New York
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15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

What an experience. Old school all you can eat family style southern cooking. It really is worth seeing and experiencing if you are in the area. The staff was so nice and helpful. The food was great especially the fried chicken and the pasta. Peach cobbler was outstanding.

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Madisonville, TN
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27 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

The food is "made from scratch" and delicious!! Food is brought continuously to the "lazy susan" table you share with a large group (or strangers who've been seated at your table). The restaurant has it's own nostalgic feel, especially the tables. It's about $12 or $13 each, but nobody walks away hungry. Food is brought to the table until you... More 

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Atlanta
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18 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

The food at Bea's is served family-style and the server made sure the bowls were never empty. Overall, our family of 6 thought the food was good and we definitely did not leave hungry. The prices are very reasonable too. My only wish is that there was more than one choice for dessert! I definitely recommend this restaurant, especially for... More 

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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

Great food, just sit down with your family and be served all you care to eat. More than just a buffet, it a good dining experience .

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Parrish, Florida
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93 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

Bea's has been around since the 60's, and not much has changed since then. All of their food is served on the lazy susan in the middle of the tables, and you get seated with random people. If you don't like socializing, I don't recommend it, but otherwise, I have always met interesting folks here. The choices are meager, but... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

We went because it came highly recommended. The food was just okay. The potato salad and Cole slaw was already sitting out and starting to harden. Multiple serving plates were dirty. The food was lukewarm as was the service. The facility needs a good scrubbing. I can usually tell if a place is having a off night. This was more... More 

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Ringgold, Georgia
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184 reviews
110 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

This has been around a long time. It is family seating so unless you go with a group you may be sitting with a table of strangers. Best fried chicken anywhere. Bar-B- Q is very good for a non bbq place. All veggies are good, and save room for peach cobbler.

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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4 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015 via mobile

Good food and a good value. Love to support local venues and non chain places and this is it. Great atmosphere, laid back fun place to eat. Your basic southern staples from fried chicken to sweet tea no frills good food.

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Rockford, Illinois
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13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

Buffet style, brought out in moments and placed on lazy Susan in center of table. Pulled pork, fried chicken, pinto, fried okra, beets, corn bread, potato salad, Cole slaw, chow chow, sweet tea, so much food. No need to order, all tables get the same food and each dish is refilled as soon as it's low. Awesome, food, awesome staff.... More 

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4 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

Love their lazy susan buffet style restaurant. Great southern food at a great price! Live in Florida and planned detour to eat at Bea's Restaraunt before reaching our vacation destination in Gatlinburg!

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Additional Information about Bea's Restaurant

Address: 4500 Dodds Ave, Chattanooga, TN 37407-3326
Phone Number: 423-867-3618
Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Chattanooga
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Saturday 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 6
Cuisine: American

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 4500 Dodds Ave, Chattanooga, TN 37407-3326
  • Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Chattanooga
  • Phone Number: 423-867-3618

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 6
  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Doing business, Local cuisine, Large groups
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 8:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?