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Bud's Sport's Bar

American, Bar, Pub, Steakhouse, Contemporary
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5751 Brainerd Rd, Chattanooga, TN 37411-4011
+1 423-499-9878
11:00 - 03:00
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Sun 12:00 - 03:00
Mon - Sat 11:00 - 03:00
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Becker, Minnesota
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

We noticed Bud's when we visited a restaurant next door a couple nights earlier. We’re so glad we went back to Bud’s later. On Thursday’s they have fresh oysters for 50 cents each. We were there on a Saturday and asked if they had oysters left, which they did. We got a dozen, freshly shucked, for $6, a great deal... More 

Thank MinnGirl123
Chattanooga, Tennessee
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13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 March 2017 via mobile

Buds is the best sports bar that I know of. Love that place. Food is outstanding and prepared properly. Prices are great too. Pitchers of beer are among the best prices too. Plenty of flatscreen TV's there. Large place, but has the personal touch with friendly waitresses. Aunt Betty band is awesome there.

Thank Bobby H
Chicago, Illinois
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18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 August 2016 via mobile

I was originally put off by some reviews I've read about this place when my husband suggested going here for the Thursday night oyster bar, but we went anyway. We ordered the steak dinner that was advertised. It was just ok. I've had better. The over all flavor was charbroiled... no seasonings to speak of. The atmosphere was typical sports... More 

Thank Kimberly H
Rossville, Georgia
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254 reviews
162 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 July 2016

I've been here many, many times including when they were at their previous location. I preferred to previous location because when they moved the burger prices all but doubled in price. The fries are greasy. The burgers are great, but relatively expensive now. They used to be less than 4 bucks! The burgers are the best, but the stuffed mushrooms... More 

Thank Tony B
Ringgold, Georgia
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232 reviews
178 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 July 2016

We go to Buds quite often and love it each time. Great crowd, food is awesome, service A+. This time we sat outside under the covered patio. They have a mist system outside that was wonderful. Just enough to keep you cool without getting soaked. Many TV's to watch all sporting events. Free street level parking. Cheap eats and so... More 

Thank lowogo
Chattanooga, Tennessee
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154 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 July 2016

Anyone not a native Chattanoogan knows that Nooga is not exactly a culinary Mecca, and all the best places seem to be downtown. The 'burbs are generally berift of anything resembling decent food or live music, but Bud's has both. While I will say that it's not 5 star epicurian, it is, as the title suggests, the best to be... More 

Thank Sandi G
Chattanooga, Tennessee
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20 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 February 2016

I'm familiar with this place. It's been a popular hangout spot off Brainerd Rd for years. It used to be in a smaller building up the street, but a few years back they bought this older, larger building. I hadn't been to the new building. I figured it was pretty much the same type of thing.. mainly a biker/rougher sports... More 

Thank witster
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 8 February 2016 via mobile

Great food always! Love the HUGE chef salad, but everything I've had is good. You have to go thru smoking area to get to non smoking which is the only drawback. Last server I had was the best I've had anywhere. Her name is Kelly W. Ask for her. She was great!

1 Thank Lessie T
Olive Branch, Mississippi
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22 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 November 2015

New to the Chattanooga area, we are always looking for something new to try and decided to give Bud's a try after seeing a crowd always present there. So one Monday evening we walked in and after seeing what's in the entrance (Not Going to Spoil The Surprise for Visitors lol), we knew came to the right place. We were... More 

Thank Mr_Mac81
Duluth, Georgia
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63 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 September 2015

Looking for something new and a nice day-trip, I searched the web for the "Best TN Sports Bar," and Bud's came up 1st on every search engine. Then when I saw they had 82 TV's...yep...that sealed the deal! We got there an hour after they opened, and the parking lot was 95% full. When we walked in, the patrons and... More 

Thank MsRayne

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$5 - US$20
American, Bar, Pub, Steakhouse, Contemporary
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats
Open Hours
12:00 - 03:00
11:00 - 03:00
11:00 - 03:00
11:00 - 03:00
11:00 - 03:00
11:00 - 03:00
11:00 - 03:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5751 Brainerd Rd, Chattanooga, TN 37411-4011
  • Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Chattanooga
  • Phone Number: +1 423-499-9878

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