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Bea's Restaurant

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4500 Dodds Ave, Chattanooga, TN 37407-3326
Wed - Sun 11:00 - 20:00
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Newport, Tennessee
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156 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The last time I had been to Bea's had to be in mid 80s before we moved away for more than 30 yrs. But this week we where traveling through Chattanooga around 5 pm and lo and behold a 18 wheeler had the interstate blocked. Remembering Bea's and figuring we could zig zag around the blockage we looked up bea's... More 

Thank surfgermany
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13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Food was bland and cold and not a big variety. Service was unfriendly. Cleanliness was less than average. Be prepared to sit at a round table with strangers. Location is in a very shady part of town.

Thank Kim C
1 review
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great place to have a wonderful home cooked meal,located on Dodds Ave. in Chattanooga, Tennessee , Great Family owned restaurant with all you can eat meals, cornbread @ sweet rolls, vegetables and fried chicken, pulled pork BBQ, spaghetti and sweet tea.

Thank George M
Auburn, Alabama
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26 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

we had lunch Friday, I was so excited that we found this place again so we could visit it and have lunch again, its so good!!!

Thank AngieHead
Western Kentucky
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67 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Family style restaurant that will knock your socks off! All you can eat! Really! They keep bringing it until you cry, "Uncle". And it's ALL good! Round table with a lazy susan in the middle--loaded with more good food than you can shake a stick at! Good country cooking, seasoned well (salt, pepper, meat grease, etc.) so this is not... More 

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9 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The food here is delicious , nothing better anywhere, the restaurant is old, and maybe not so clean.. who knows.. but I have never gotten sick and it is well worth it!!

Thank lacy j
Dayton, Ohio
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485 reviews
350 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 123 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 March 2017 via mobile

Came as early as 1957 and as late as 1968. Chattanooga was where parents lived until they moved with the Air Force. Bea's was always a treat. This time was a special treat. Hasn't changed much in 67 years, except expanding. Fresh food is served family style on a great big revolving table. We were given three meats, beans and... More 

Thank BandB-Lovers_30-yrs
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16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2017

Bea's is another long-standing, family owned restaurant in Chattanooga. The food is simple, wholesome and they feature great fried chicken. Served family style at large tables, expect to be seated with folks that you may not know. It's an all-you-care-to-eat restaurant and everything except the tip is lincluded in the price. The decor and seating arrangements are unique, like a... More 

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Gibbstown, New Jersey
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15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 March 2017

My niece and I were looking for some real soul food and we found this little gem. We were pleasantly surprised with the dinner selections. They were yummy. I especially enjoyed the catfish and chicken. It was delicious. I never had creamed potatoes. Included in the dinner were green beans, ma and cheese, baked beans, pulled pork, rolls, beets, peach... More 

Thank Cheryl O
Holt, Florida
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78 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 March 2017

While in Chattanooga one of our family members wanted to eat at Bea's because he ate there often as a young boy with his parents, so ours was more a nostalgia trip than a dining experience. From what I can tell, Bea's was built in 1949 in what at one time was probably a busy area on the edge of... More 

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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
US$ 6
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Buffet
Good for
Cheap Eats, Groups, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
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?