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Bea's Restaurant

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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4500 Dodds Ave, Chattanooga, TN 37407-3326
+1 423-867-3618
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Wed - Sun 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Louise, Texas
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22 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Awesome food, server and atmosphere. Can't say enough about this place. All the food is put on a lazy Susan at your table and every time you empty a dish they refill it. Fried chicken, pulled pork, chicken and dumplings, potatoes, okra, slaw, beans, greens, rolls and peach cobbler to top it off. Someone posted that you sit with strangers... More 

Thank Kay B
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

When it comes to hole in wall restaurants this is the best the fried chicken is wonderful the potatoes are good the cream sauce makes them out of this world they treat you like family go as soon as you can

Thank jeffreyd753
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A very enjoyable and unique dining experience. You are seated at a round table with a large Lazy Susan in the middle that is filled with wonderful down home food. You will also be seated with others at the same table. The food is total comfort food, just like your granny cooked; fried chicken, pulled pork, chicken & dumplings, "tater"... More 

Thank RachelnBill
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Place is great, kids loved it!! Fried chicken was very flavorful and, would definitely go back.. there very friendly, waitresses won't let you run out of food what so ever. Would highly recommend if you like country cooking, yes i agree the place is a little ghetto. But the food is excellent.

Thank Gutierrez08
Sandy, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

April our waitress was lovely running around keeping our LazySusan stacked up with everything. Restaurant been in business since 1950 & still owned by the same family. A gem of a find. Thankyou April

Thank Louise P
Paris, France
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

First time and loved it. Our waitress was such a sweetie and took excellent care of us. Fried chicken done by someone who knows how to do it right. True southern! A chow-chow to die for for the pintos. Whole new potatoes, stewed just like my Momma did. Sweet tea and rolls to fight over. Reminded me ofParker House rolls... More 

Thank summer100470
Chickamauga, United States
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 27, 2016 via mobile

I lived right down the road for most of my life & have never eaten at Beas before today. I had no clue what i was missing out on. Good old country cooking! The price is a bit steep but come hungry & fill up!

Thank Roger M
Gatlinburg, Tennessee
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 20, 2016 via mobile

First time there. Was seated at a large round table. No one asked if we knew how things worked. Just assumed we knew. Waitress was not very friendly and started bringing out food. The chicken was good, everything else's was okay. The food is served on a Lazy Susan that spins around the entire table. Half way through our meal... More 

Thank Pam H
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86 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 20, 2016 via mobile

If you love country cooking this is your kind of restaurant. Family style at its best. All the tables have lazy susans in the middle. Fried chicken, ribs, bbq, whole new potatoes, greens, pinto beans, slaw, potato salad and peach cobbler, pickled beats, chow chow and sweet potatoes. They keep it coming until you can't go anymore.

Thank Bobby R
Chattanooga, TN, United States
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36 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2016

Family owned and operated restaurant. Community seating around a lazy Susan so don't be shocked to be seated with some folks you don't know. Just look at it as an opportunity to meet some new friends. Some of, if not the best fried chicken ever !! Home style vegetables, rolls and cornbread, and for those not faint of heart homemade... More 

Thank Jason T

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Buffet
Good for
Families with children, Kids, Large groups, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
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: +1 423-867-3618

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