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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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Medford, Oregon
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5 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Small restaurant - we went on a weekday mid-morning & got to sit right down. Great food and service. Try the pancakes! Good variety of food & drink.

Thank Paula B
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This small place is packed with amazing memorabilia. We loved exploring everything during our short wait for our Ms. Paceman table! The pancakes were yummy but huge! Come hungry! Definitely worth the stop!

Thank Melissa C
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It was my second time eating there. Wonderful food! This time though the host acted as if he had better places to be and was very rude to other customers. I've been a hostess and I know people fudge it to get a table quick but he was rude as could be to SEVERAL groups. When we were seated our... More 

Thank Jamey C
Canfield, Ohio, United States
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32 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We were visiting Chattanooga and this restaurant was within walking distance of where we were staying and it had good reviews. Upon arriving, there seemed to be a few locals hanging out at the entrance. They appeared intoxicated and ask for our id as they laughed. We got past them. Sat down to a very limited menu. Decor was interesting... More 

Thank Stacy S
Boston, Massachusetts, United States
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39 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Decided to go here for a nice goodbye breakfast before me and my husband started our return trip home to Massachusetts. Place is very eclectic, which I loved but the service was just ok! There was 8 of us, 4 at a table and 4 at the bar! We all got there at the same time and the 4 at... More 

Thank Meghan F
Hillsborough, North Carolina
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24 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

No kidding, they really do serve pancakes that are an inch thick - they take up most of a dinner plate too, so they are HUGE! They also serve standard breakfast fare with omelets, grits, biscuits, french toast, fried potatoes, bacon, etc. Everything we had was delicious. This is a fun, punk rock kind of place that is family friendly... More 

Thank Jane H
1 review
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The atmosphere was amazing and fun, but the food was average. The staff was friendly but lost my appetite when my husband and friends noticed the staff scratching his head and then handling "clean" cups.

Thank Julie E
Bowling Green, Ohio
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32 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 13, 2016 via mobile

My husband and I traveled to Chattanooga in early October for a part business, part couples quick get way weekend. We found this gem based on a local friends recommended, and wow, is it a treat for the eyes and mouth! It is nestled just outside of the downtown area, on the north shore. A drive or hefty bike ride... More 

Thank WPHK
Chattanooga, Tennessee
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27 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 10, 2016 via mobile

Visited around noon on a Saturday. We had to wait about 10 minutes to be seated but we're given coffee right away. This restaurant had really cool decorations and a fun atmosphere. The breakfast food was great and the staff were all friendly. Will definitely be visiting again.

Thank Linnea R
Columbia, TN
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27 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 27, 2016 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 

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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, Brunch, 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?