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Aretha Frankensteins

518 Tremont St, Chattanooga, TN 37405-4153
423-265-7685
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Ranked #146 of 703 Restaurants in Chattanooga
Price range: $5 - $10
Hours:
Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 12:00 am
Cuisines: American, Bar, Café
Good for: Local cuisine, Outdoor seating
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Late Night
Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine, Outdoor seating
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Late Night
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English first
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014 NEW

They tell you up front on the menu to expect a 30 minute wait on the average after ordering your food. That's fine...good to know if you are in a hurry. Both times (and my visits were a year apart) they were "short staffed". Both times waited for a table in their very limited indoor seating. Both times they were... More

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Chicago, Illinois
Top Contributor
58 reviews 58 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

We stopped at Aretha Frankensteins for breakfast during a road trip. It is located in the middle of a neighborhood in an interesting kitschy older home. There is a great counter/bar area if you’d rather not sit at a table and there is also some nice outdoor seating if you are lucky enough to get one of those tables. The... More

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Knoxville, TN
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31 reviews 31 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

I've heard about this place before and never got around to visiting it when I went to Chattanooga. On this trip, I thought to go ahead and do it. After reading reviews, i was worried about finding parking and the wait time, but had no issues. We arrived on a Friday afternoon for lunch, and parked right on the road... More

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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90 reviews 90 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

We were a group of four on a Monday morning at 9:30 am. It was packed with a 40-minute wait; but we were on vacation, so no worries. Parking is on the street around the neighborhood and the restaurant/cafe has a pretty small interior for dining (maybe four 4-tops, a 2-top it two and bar seating for about eight). There... More

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Charleston, South Carolina
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34 reviews 34 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

How do you describe a place like Aretha Frankensteins? Quirkey about best describes this Chattanooga restaurant, and I loved it. While back in Chattanooga for a visit I took my wife and son there for breakfast on a Saturday morning. Get there early or you will have about a half an hour wait for a table. The place is situated... More

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Clinton, Tennessee
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

My husband and I experienced Aretha Frankenstiens this morning. We thought it was great and will return when we can. We walked there from Chesnut Street where we were staying. It was a pretty good ways so to us the day was starting off right. Finding the restaurant was a little hairy just because the GPS was taking us through... More

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Top Contributor
129 reviews 129 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

Good luck finding this place, I looked online and saw what I wanted pulling in Chattanooga late Friday- I had a hungry kid who wanted a late pancake (1 pancake is way more the enough they are huge). Found this place and parked on the street- walked up to a dive drunk and passed out people on the porch. Went... More

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Top Contributor
92 reviews 92 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

I cannot say enough positive comments about this place! When i lived in Chattanooga it was my favorite early morning breakfast spot and it did not disappoint me on my most recent visit. Pancakes are tall and fluffy and really soak up the syrup. Biscuits are gigantic, moist, and flakey. I also enjoy the create your own breakfast burrito. Now... More

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Tampa, Florida
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7 reviews 7 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

No parking. I don't mean a small parking lot, or the parking lot is always full. I mean they do not possess a parking lot. They are in the middle of a residential neighborhood, so there are no nearby parking lots either, just people's yards. You will second guess yourself while following your GPS to this restaurant because it takes... More

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Kansas City, Missouri
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22 reviews 22 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

First, there is no parking, next expect to wait for Super longest wait for breakfast, at least 25 min after we ordered. However, the food was really, really good, it tasted so fresh that you could tell everything was homemade. They play really loud music so be prepared for that if you have little ones were sensitive to loud noises.... More

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