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Bea's Restaurant

4500 Dodds Ave, Chattanooga, TN 37407-3326
+1 423-867-3618
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  • Excellent56%
  • Very good26%
  • Average8%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“peach cobbler” (41 reviews)
“potato salad” (38 reviews)
“chow chow” (14 reviews)
Opens in 3 min
All hours
$$ - $$$
4500 Dodds Ave, Chattanooga, TN 37407-3326
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It's been many years since I ate at Bea's so I took my work team, none of which had ever been. It was great seeing their first experience. The chicken of course was and is still amazing, but one of my friends loved the spaghetti...More

1  Thank Dewayne H
Reviewed 13 September 2017 via mobile

But it's awkward for Introverts. I do highly suggest Bea's. Nice homestyle food, very polite and helpful to the newbies staff, just be prepared to possibly be sat at a table with strangers. It wouldn't have been so bad for us, but the couple we...More

Thank Miana H
Reviewed 5 September 2017

We visited Beas Restaurant while travelling America in April and a friend took us to this restaurant. We waited a while in line to be seated but it was worth the wait.the food was amazing, the service was excellent. We will be travelling again soon...More

Thank AnnRob5665
Reviewed 9 August 2017

Hubby and I ate at Bea's on Dodds Ave last week. We had not eaten there in several years and were interested to see how it had changed. The food was still served on the lazy Susans, the tables were still community tables, the service...More

Thank Nadine N
Reviewed 9 August 2017

The title of my review says it. This place is unique. The restaurant is filled with big round tables that seat something like 8 people and in the center is a big lazy Susan serving carousel. The servers brings out bowls of food and places...More

Thank Dewaine F
Reviewed 4 August 2017 via mobile

Clean, wholesome southern cooking. Bathrooms were clean and had baby changing table. Apple cobbler had plenty of cinnamon, just the way I like it. The potato salad was good.

Thank R S
Reviewed 4 August 2017 via mobile

This is a great place to go if you want good Southern cooking and aren't watching your waistline! There is no menu - every day a different selection of food is served family-style. Serving dishes are placed on a lazy Susan in the middle of...More

Thank justpraisin
Reviewed 27 July 2017 via mobile

We as a group of guys, 10-12 of us meet monthly for lunch at different locations. Today was Bea's, I was excited! I've been living here 14 years and have always wanted to try. Bringing my wife back soon. Loved the old feel of the...More

Thank davidisrael126
Reviewed 18 June 2017

We had their buffet meal with family and the food was not very good at all. The fried chicken was good but everything else bland. Terrible overcooked peach cobbler. Mostly can tasting veggies and old tasting rolls. High prices for what you get. Wewill not...More

Thank Hungryman30127
Reviewed 7 June 2017

Bea's is a buffet style restaurant with a lazy susan in the middle of the table that seat about 10 people. The load the lazy susan with foods like chicken and dumplings, pulled BBQ, fried chicken breast, creamed corn, boiled potatoes, fried okra, coleslaw, potato...More

Thank Sharon D
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Response from jgwisdom | Reviewed this property |
$12.50 plus tax. Frankly my wife and I love this place. It is old, has character, and it a fun place to eat. We love the fried chicken there, to us some of the best anywhere. You get iced tea or coffee with the price... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Buffet
Good for
Groups, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
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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