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Hot Rods 50's Diner

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373 Hannum St, Alcoa, TN 37701-2452
+1 865-984-7171
11:00 - 21:00
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8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The theme is the 1950's with muscle cars parked outside, TV shows from that era playing, and pinball machines to distract kids from waiting for their food. We took the grandkids, and we all enjoyed it. Menu selection and portion size is HUGE here. There is enough variety to please everyone. They have an a full ice cream selection, but... More 

Thank Mernie R
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87 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Very good food., great service, clean. Lot's of ads on the wall for products from the 50's and 60's. The Burgers are excellent. The mac and cheese is great and my spouse had more french fries then they could est. Sort of out of the way but worth the find.

Thank L D
Tarpon Springs, Florida
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28 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

If you are looking for some excellent "home cookin'", this is the place to go. What a selection! I have to admit I might have been a bit skeptical when I saw the numerous items on the menu. How could they POSSIBLY handle this huge variety of food?!?However, everyone in our party was pleasantly surprised. My brother-in-law and I had... More 

Thank Janet H
1 review
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I have been to this place many times in the months I have lived here and I absolutely love it! The food and the decorations are exceptional. I love it so much that I recommend it to all the guest that visit my hotel! There couldn't be a better place to take your family to get a good quality meal.

Thank Mattie M
Hamler, Oh
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301 reviews
208 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 102 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is just the cutest place ever. The outside of the building is covered in great pictures of cars painted on the walls by someone who is VERY talented. Inside is like a trip back in time. The food is as good the atmosphere. Our server was pleasant and patient as the menu is HUGE and we could not decide.... More 

Thank lange1
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14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

What a great place. Food, staff, menu selections were all amazing. A definite stop on our next trip. Had the Salisbury steak and chili

Thank Tj T
Knoxville, United States
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21 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great menu and a hard working staff. This is a small diner so the staff hustles to provide excellent service so patrons do not have to wait long. The menu is extensive and with so many choices the kitchen has to really hustle to provide great food for everyone. The television provides great memories of the past while you are... More 

Thank George S
Knoxville, Tennessee
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

You could eat here every day for a year and never eat the same thing. We've been eating at least once a week for the past several months and wish we had found it sooner. I don't like burgers but this place is SO beyond just a burger place. I highly recommend the shepherds pie! The ribbon fries are to... More 

Thank Wendy S
Starkville, Mississippi
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This place has like75 different hamburgers! Yes - even one made with krispy kreme donuts! We try something new every time. Great milkshakes. Incredible fries. and a menu that includes way more than the outrageously delicious hamburgers. always fun.

Thank AllisonandRod
Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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578 reviews
200 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 184 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This place was so much fun - and the food was very good. Im had the Three Little Pis burger. It was excellent and it was huge. I could only eat 1/4 of the burger. My friend had one of the gourmet hot dogs and said it was good. I'd go back here if I'm in the vicinity.

Thank Sharon K

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Diner, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 373 Hannum St, Alcoa, TN 37701-2452
  • Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Alcoa
  • Phone Number: +1 865-984-7171

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