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Bea's Restaurant

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4500 Dodds Ave, Chattanooga, TN 37407-3326
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Wed - Sun 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Chattanooga, Tennessee
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Great lunch as usual! Great place for lunch break! Great fried chicken! Server kept the food fresh and sweet tea full! Can't wait for the next trip to Bea's!!!

Thank lonniestephenson
Chattanooga, Tennessee
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34 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

All the southern comforts at its finest! This was our first time at Bea's. So much food that I didn't have room to try it all. Fried chicken, potato salad and dumplings were my favorites. I'm not typically a cobbler fan, but the cherry cobbler was amazing. If you are looking for an oldie, but a goodie off the beaten... More 

Thank jrs4
Ooltewah, Tennessee
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103 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

My wife and I have been eating at Bea's since we were both kids and it is always great. All you can eat served family style on large round tables with the food on a lazy susan that is constantly changed out by your server. The fried chicken is the best in town. They remove the skin before they batter... More 

Thank Craig D
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Beas never changes. Well worth money and the chicken is super fine. Yummy. Come with an appetite Peach cobbler was very good also. Great service. They keep the round buffets full. Keep plenty of ice and tea. I'd recommend this place to anyone. Regardless of age. Yummy.

Thank Debbie C
Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA
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124 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

What better way to pay respects to the day than visit one of Chattanooga oldest purveyors of fried chicken. The quality, which is great value for the price, can wax and wane from time to time. Today was an outstanding day with some items that are not frequently seen. The potato salad was a nice compliment to the chicken as... More 

Thank f s
Chattanooga, Tennessee
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99 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Be prepared to be miserable when you leave... but it hurts so good! Lazy susanne style tables with good southern cooking.

Thank wonderwoman0718
Chattanooga, Tennessee
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I have been eating at Bea's all my life. The food is as delicious today as it was the first time I had it as a kid. Bea's is a family tradition for us. Make sure you are hungry because it is all you can eat with tea and desert included.

Thank doodlebug56
Birmingham, Alabama
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36 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visited Chattanooga with another couple, & they wanted to go to Bea's for lunch after church. I thought the food was really good, but the peach cobbler is about the best I've ever had. I really didn't think I'd care for sitting at the table with strangers, but we wound up having a good conversation with them. If you... More 

Thank Rita W
Harvest, Alabama, United States
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78 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We have been coming to Bea's since we were in elementary school! This place hasn't changed much in the last few decades, but the menu is consistent! If you're looking for fried chicken and Barbeque... All family style come on down!! It isn't a fancy place but it is clean! Step back in time they way you used to eat... More 

Thank Anita P
Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia
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19 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We went there a few days ago and found some great fried chicken along with some of the best pinto beans and cornbread. The service was excellent, we were seated right away and the server began loading the Lazy Susan table with all the goodies. Southern cooking at it's best. I have been going to this place since I can... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Buffet
Good for
Families with children, Local cuisine, Large groups
Open Hours
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
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?