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

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  • 89
    Excellent
  • 45
    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
Good country food.

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.

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 23, 2015
Con K
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Ringgold, Georgia
Good for:
  • Doing business
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
  • Large groups
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

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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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 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 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 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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Trenton, GA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

Good southern comfort food. Fried chicken and peach cobbler nothing better. Fried fish and sweet tea.

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Chattanooga, Tennessee
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

This use to be a great place to chow down on lots of really good food...now it's an expensive place to chow down on lots of food, what word is missing here?? The buffet is now $10 per person which makes it about the most expensive buffet in Chattanooga except for the Chattanoogan Hotel. The lazy susan is different and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015 via mobile

This is the oldest restaurant in Chattanooga and for good reason! (It is the best) If you like country cookin' this is your place! The fried chicken, chow chow, corn bread and fixins are the best! They have great sweet tea and service! I have been going here for 48 years. The Bradshaw family are like family to Chattanooga!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

This restaurant has good food, especially the fried chicken. It has an unusual lazy susan in middle of table with food on it. The table seats 10 people at a time. I prefer a group of friends or family at table, since you have to turn lazy susan to get to food and it gets a little ackward with strangers... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

My wife and I had heard about this place for many years, and finally tried it. It's a little bit hard to find but well worth the hunt. You are seated with others unless you have six or eight people with you. The bowls never run out because the waitress keeps them full. The food was very good and the... More 

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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: Doing business, Families with children, 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 have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?