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Aretha Frankensteins

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518 Tremont St, Chattanooga, TN 37405-4153
7:00 am - 12:00 am
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Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 12:00 am
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14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Best. Pancakes. Ever. We were surprised at the decor of this restaurant/bar, but it came highly recommended from a local. I'm so glad that we tried it! The pancakes are like nothing you've seen before - and so good!!

Thank Sheree S
Cleveland, Ohio
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very small, funky bar like restaurant that makes a fabulous blueberry pancake. Delicious! Can't wait to return. Not fancy place but clean, funky atmosphere with good food.

Thank opnhrt
Ooltewah, Tennessee, United States
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45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We recently visited this past Sunday and the food was outstanding. It's a shame they don't offer outside seating they would accommodate more people. It would also be nice if they offered unsweet tea as a beverage. But the pancakes are to die for 😍.

Thank Jan W
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40 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This place is a hole in the wall off the beaten path. It is low brow in the extreme with punk rock blaring and tattooed waiters who don't give a damn. Also flies abound. Of course, this is all part of the"ambiance ". Don't go if you are in a hurry . However, the pancakes are an inch thick and... More 

Thank Carlos M
Lawrenceville, GA
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Every year our family travels to Chattanooga for a weekend. And Arethas is a regular stop. Many have talked about the great pancakes, biscuits and other food. It is very good. A single Pancake is the height of most restaurant short stacks. 3 look like a cake sans the icing. But they are light and wonderfully fluffy. Omelets are tasty... More 

Thank PalSquared
Birmingham, Alabama
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Really enjoyed the funky atmosphere and great breakfast food. Would go again in spite of having to wade through clouds of smoke before entering the building. Enjoyed waffles, bacon, and coffee as well as the decorations.

Thank Lindalms
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We weren't disappointed at all with the food and especially the unusually huge pancakes! (Our table also ordered omelets, potatoes and biscuits which was good) Priced really reasonably too. Wow though..we've eat out all of the time, in all kinds of places, from hole in the walls to the finest of dining but rarely encountered such off handed, unfriendly, "I... More 

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9 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2016 via mobile

We visited Aretha Frankensteins on a Wednesday morning. The restaurant was not busy, nor did we wait for a table. Atmosphere is very unique, dont be suprised of they are blasting heavy metal from the kitchen. Despite being incredibly unique, the food was phenomenal. The breakfast potatoes are the best I have eaten, and the Belgian waffle was like desert.... More 

Thank Morgan B
Reading, Pennsylvania
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25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2016

Aretha Frankensteins has the honor of receiving my first one star review. I can usually find something good to say about the many places I have visited, but not this time. This place was recommended by a local, and it's likely that only the locals are willing to accept the long wait and rude behavior of the wait staff. We... More 

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Powell, Ohio, United States
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12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2016 via mobile

We were in Chattanooga for the night so I googled "best breakfast in Chattanooga". This restaurant appeared on the three lists that I viewed so it's where we headed at 8:30 on a Sunday morning. We had a short wait (15 minutes) and sat at the bar. Keep in mind that I appreciate unique and this place was it! Everything... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$5 - $10
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Local cuisine, Dining on a budget, Families with children
Open Hours
7:00 am - 12:00 am
7:00 am - 12:00 am
7:00 am - 12:00 am
7:00 am - 12:00 am
7:00 am - 12:00 am
7:00 am - 12:00 am
7:00 am - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 518 Tremont St, Chattanooga, TN 37405-4153
  • Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Chattanooga
  • Phone Number: 423-265-7685

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