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Aretha Frankensteins

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518 Tremont St, Chattanooga, TN 37405-4153
423-265-7685
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7:00 am - 12:00 am
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 12:00 am
Dining options: Lunch, Brunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night, Outdoor Seating

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  • 80
    Excellent
  • 62
    Very good
  • 35
    Average
  • 20
    Poor
  • 33
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
You will not leave hungry!

Six for breakfast the day before Mother's Day, and no wait. Pancakes are huge, and my son said they were excellent. All omelets are three egg. You can order two, but you will pay for three. Omelets, scrambled eggs, pancakes, bacon ordered and no one was disappointed. Very small place, quirky... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 31, 2015
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  • Local cuisine
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Chattanooga, Tennessee
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28 reviews 28 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015 NEW

Not clean, not great service. But it's TOTALLY WORTH IT for the best pancakes on the planet. Limited seating but well worth the wait

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015 via mobile

Long, Long wait on a Sunday! But it was SO great! The pancakes are hugh and the potatoes were fabulous! We had a great waitress. She took super good care of us! Will go back and wait for those pancakes again!!!

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Nashville
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22 reviews 22 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015 via mobile

The food is absolutely delicious (particularly the shrimp and grits). The decor, the music, the service: 5 star-fun across the board. The ceiling is covered in framed box fronts from long-deceased cereals (ex: Flutie Flakes), and the walls feature funky art such as an oil painting of Sleastack from Land of the Lost. The restaurant seems to turn bar later... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

With a chance to get only one meal in our stop in chattanooga I had to pick a winner (there were actually several but given the time of day breakfast was in order). Excellent food! I had the Mexican omelette with a single pancake as my side. It was enough to be breakfast and lunch! Well worth the wait and... More 

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Chattanooga, Tennessee
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

I have tried just about everything on the menu and everything is wonderful!!! Best time to go is between 10-11 it is less crowded and there is limited seating.

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dublin
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

Six for breakfast the day before Mother's Day, and no wait. Pancakes are huge, and my son said they were excellent. All omelets are three egg. You can order two, but you will pay for three. Omelets, scrambled eggs, pancakes, bacon ordered and no one was disappointed. Very small place, quirky decor. Fun place to have breakfast.

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ofallon
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19 reviews 19 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015

This place is wonderful! It's a smaller building, serving some delicious pancakes about 2 inches think each. It's not uncommon to wait an hour on the weekends either. One of my favorite places in Chattanooga:)

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Atlanta, Georgia
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71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

This is a LONG LONG WAIT!!! But worth it! Best shrimp and grits I ever had. Pancakes were huge and the DAve Scramble didn't disappoint. You will wait about an hour to sit and another 30 for your food. But it is worth it! Great breakfast. I would go back!

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28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

A unique setting with incredible food. Portions are very large. We ate breakfast. Our children split pancakes with an order of bacon. I had the spinach feta omelet and it was absolutely delicious. It was made with 3 eggs plus you choose a side. The coffee is quite good here as well. My husband had the Super Dave Scramble which... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

This quirky restaurant was super cute. It's small & popular so I was surprised we were seated so promptly. The real star here are the pancakes. I had the slim stack blueberry pancakes...OMG! So delicious. It appeared (as we were facing kitchen) that much of the food is homemade. Scott was an awesome server! I will be back for sure!

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Additional Information about Aretha Frankensteins

Address: 518 Tremont St, Chattanooga, TN 37405-4153
Phone Number: 423-265-7685
Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Chattanooga
Open Hours:
Sunday 7:00 am - 12:00 am
Monday 7:00 am - 12:00 am
Tuesday 7:00 am - 12:00 am
Wednesday 7:00 am - 12:00 am
Thursday 7:00 am - 12:00 am
Friday 7:00 am - 12:00 am
Saturday 7:00 am - 12:00 am
Average Prices: USD 5 - 10
Cuisine: American, Bar, Cafe

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 518 Tremont St, Chattanooga, TN 37405-4153
  • Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Chattanooga
  • Phone Number: 423-265-7685

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 5 - 10
  • Cuisine: American, Bar, Cafe

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
7:00 am - 12:00 am
Monday
7:00 am - 12:00 am
Tuesday
7:00 am - 12:00 am
Wednesday
7:00 am - 12:00 am
Thursday
7:00 am - 12:00 am
Friday
7:00 am - 12:00 am
Saturday
7:00 am - 12:00 am

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