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Aretha Frankensteins

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518 Tremont St, Chattanooga, TN 37405-4153
+1 423-265-7685
7:00 am - 12:00 am
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Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 12:00 am
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Columbia, TN
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27 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We love to drive from Nashville to spend the weekend in Chattanooga. No trip is complete without a meal at Aretha's. Yes, the wait can be upwards of an hour, but that is evidence of how good it is. I always have a breakfast burrito with eggs and 4 other fillers (the refried beans for sure!!!). Comes with biscuit or... More 

Thank StudentOfTravel
Pearl River, Louisiana
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

First time here for breakfast , just traveling threw. Loved the atmosphere and the whole set up of the place. Sever was really nice although she could of paid a little more attention to us as far as if we needed any napkins and refills, etc... the pancakes were huge and pretty good. The rest of the breakfast was good... More 

Thank EmilyRRichie
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45 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Mmm, I've eaten here several times for breakfast/lunch and have never been disappointed. Think I could go for chicken and waffles now. NOM!

Thank thesouthernagent
Chattanooga, Tennessee
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301 reviews
254 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Lunch on the patio...amazing, beautiful day..my grandson & I had head about their fabulous pancakes....had to give this a try....get the small stack( 2 pancakes)...they are huge..breakfast is the feature here but very interesting lunch items...not too much seating space...do not go at peak meal times

Thank hcohn31
Guilderland, New York
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28 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 26, 2016

This place is unique! Its in a house, all kinds of stuff on walls and ceiling. Even a Ms Pac Man machine as a table. My husband and son shared 3 pancakes, while I had a gouda cheese omlette with homefries and a biscut. The pancakes were SO BIG and fluffy, my was out of this world and the homefries... More 

Thank The_Ryans0407
Hendersonville, Tennessee
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80 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 26, 2016 via mobile

Ok, so it's a dive. And has about 14 seats. And the wait is more than you want to spend. But, damn, this place is fantastic and worth every minute waiting. The food is amazingly good and the service is very attentive to your needs. Find this place, camp out and wait your turn. You won't regret it!

Thank Wsm0723
Fairhope, Alabama, United States
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30 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 23, 2016 via mobile

OK, I'm not reviewing the food because we didn't eat. We just walked to the front door and there was an hour wait (it was about 1045 on a Saturday ) and we chose not to stay because we wanted to get on with our sightseeing. Definitely want to go back, but maybe not with a kid next time either.... More 

Thank Jennifer I
Knoxville, Tennessee
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106 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 23, 2016 via mobile

So much food! You will be very mad at yourself if you do not order the inch thick pancakes. This place is quite eclectic and if you don't get here early you might have to wait an hour or two to get in. It is a tiny place with a lot of loyal customers in a cute older neighborhood. Dine... More 

Thank ljcook20003
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 23, 2016 via mobile

From the moment you walk up, you can tell it's not the ordinary breakfast joint. A super cool time-capsule back to a place/time when you didn't stare at the clock, pager, phone, etc. and just enjoyed being in the moment. From the music to the decor, you're drawn in to the free-spirit vibe. Now, on to the other reason we... More 

Thank Jeff R
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 22, 2016 via mobile

Unique little place off the beaten path. The steam punk vibe threw me off a little bit but the food is amazing. Service was great. A little bit of a challenge to find parking. I will definitely be back next time I'm in town.


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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$5 - $10
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Local cuisine, Families with children, Dining on a budget
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: +1 423-265-7685

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