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Bea's Restaurant

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4500 Dodds Ave, Chattanooga, TN 37407-3326
423-867-3618
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11:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Wed - Sun 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Trion, Georgia
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The dining here is unique, but limited. What you see is what you get. There aren't many items available, but what is there is pretty good. However, be prepared to pay a hefty price for that limited buffet before you. For fried chicken that doesn't beat most any chicken place, a few sides, rolls or biscuits, etc., you'll pay about... More 

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Thank Benaiah B
Chattanooga, Tennessee
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17 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This is a great buffet-style restaurant, and you don't even have to get up to go to the buffet, because there's a lazy susan at every table that is refreshed by 50's-style dressed waitresses. A delicious and unique place to eat!

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Thank Jennifer L
Paris, Tennessee
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

First time visit, my wife and I walked in and the first thing I noticed was that we were going to probably have to sit with someone we didn't know. At first I was uncomfortable with that but we decided to give it a try. The food is brought out and set on a large lazy Susan type of set... More 

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Thank Drfoodlover2
Chattanooga, Tennessee
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60 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My folks brought me here 30 years ago. I thought the set up was odd and did not love sharing the table or dishes with strangers. Also, the server would take away the bowls of food when they were still mostly full only to return with it. What did they do? Top it off, do they throw away the remains,... More 

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Thank Hubbynfather
Boise, Idaho
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4 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Love the chicken the best. All dishes served family style and you get what they are serving - no ordering. You sit at a round-about table with others if your group does not fill it. It is very noisy but the service is really friendly and good. Your bowls of food rarely are empty. Really good, old-fashioned country green beans... More 

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Thank Stephanie C
Smyrna, Tennessee
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65 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I go here every time I am in Chatt. The fried chicken is always exceptional as is the desert. The bbq is ok as are certain veggies, but focus on the chicken.

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Thank drmurphy1
Chattanooga, Tennessee
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21 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have eaten at Bea's since I was a little kid. It is a great place to take you family or just you and friend for lunch. The old fashioned lazy Susan is a really neat treat. The servers are constantly refreshing and refilling the meats and sides. The chicken is amazing! It is a true southern style meal.

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Thank Jeff L
Chattanooga, Tennessee
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Mediocre. Used to be top notch. Would be worth it for less than $12 a person. Catfish, potatoes, and pinto beans were GREAT!

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Thank Lauren L
Cleveland, Tennessee, United States
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29 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Wow ! Great place to eat . Chicken , beans , spaghetti, Bar b q , turnip greens , little white potatoes , Cole slaw , potato salad , peach cobbler , tea and a new item pineapple pudding ! Kinda like banana pudding but with pineapples! Amazing ! Service was great ! We live 30 miles away , nice... More 

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Thank william423
Alabama
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36 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Just had next to the best fried chicken ever. ( best is Peggy's in Philadelphia MS). This is our third trip to Bea's in Chattanooga. It seems to get better each trip

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$6
Cuisine
American
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Buffet, Highchairs Available
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine
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
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4500 Dodds Ave, Chattanooga, TN 37407-3326
  • Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Chattanooga
  • Phone Number: 423-867-3618

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?