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Bea's Restaurant

4500 Dodds Ave, Chattanooga, TN 37407-3326
423-867-3618
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Ranked #101 of 701 Restaurants in Chattanooga
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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
Atlanta, Georgia
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014 NEW

As a child, I would stand in line with my family over an hour to get a seat Sunday afternoons at this very different buffet. As an adult I can't say the place even warrants a visit. unless you like greasy fried chicken and vegetables from cans. And now that the price is higher there's just no reason to eat... More

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Chattanooga, TN
Senior Contributor
39 reviews 39 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

We have been going to Bea's since the late 60's when we first visited friends living in Rossville, GA, now we live nearby in Ringgold and still enjoy going to Bea's for an occasional dinner. While the menu has changed little over the nearly 50 years we have been going to Bea's, I can't say the same thing about the... More

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East Ridge, Tennessee
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40 reviews 40 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

I recently went begrudgingly to Bea's Restaurant. I wasn't the biggest of fan due to a past visit where it was super crowded and, (on that day, I personally felt) it was not as clean as I'd like to see. I have a habit of looking at how a restaurant cleans it's air ducts as to how well they pay... More

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LaFayette, Georgia
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

The price that u have is not right it is 15.00 a person, you are showing 6.00 . That is wrong.very misleading to everybody new.........

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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

Was driving through researched the area for homestyle cooking and this came up as the best. Greeted promptly by owner seated and food being put on table as we sat down. Food great. Will return.

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Chattanooga, Tennessee
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

This food is terrible. It is bland and extremely overpriced. It is $15.00 for adults and you get fried chicken, fried catfish, beans, new potatoes, mac and cheese, rolls and cornbread. It is all canned prepackaged food and you are paying the price of fresh organic. It's just gross and you have to buy your drinks out of a can... More

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Houston, TX
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47 reviews 47 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

Great local restaurant visited by the people who live in Chattanooga and not the tourists. The food is excellent and they just keep it coming. The tables are built on a lazy susan model and you turn the middle section to get to what ever it is you want. The day we went there were beef ribs, pulled pork and... More

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Chattanooga, Tennessee
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

I have always loved eating here! Been going to Bea's my whole life and never walked away hungry. If you leave hungry it is your own fault. Best chicken anywhere! Great service!

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Chattanooga, Tennessee
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173 reviews 173 reviews
138 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

Bea's has been around forever. I remember going there as a youngster. The only thing that has changed in the past 50 years is the price of a meal. Bea's tables are round and will sit something like 8 people. Therefore, do not be surprised if you are seated with strangers. Each table has a large lazy Susan. Large bowls... More

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Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

The service was great and I had some good food and some not so good food. There's tea and water at the table and they have a drink machine if you'd rather buy a coke. Some of the things that people bragged about were the chicken and the peach cobbler. I agree that the chicken is good but the cobbler... More

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