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Bea's Restaurant

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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4500 Dodds Ave, Chattanooga, TN 37407-3326
11:00 - 20:00
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Wed - Sun 11:00 - 20:00
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Food was good. Service was great. Chicken was some of the best I've had. The dessert was banana pudding and very good. Place was busy but clean.

Thank Frank G
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you're looking for a hipster place or you want a beer with your food, this ain't it. This is southern food at it finest. This place has been a staple for Chattanoogan's for decades. If you want to know what the best fried chicken in the south taste like then eat here!

Thank Marc B
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were surprised to sit down and not have a choice on what to order. I should've read reviews first. The only good think about the trip was the fried chicken. All of the sides were bland and cold. Tea was watered down. Location was sketchy. Won't be going back. Didn't get full but food was too gross to eat... More 

Thank Kim C
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were pleasantly surprised and fortunate to come across Beas. The food was very good and the staff very friendly. There was a variety of food from coleslaw, greens, beef stew, potatoes, potato salad, bar b que, pinto beans, onions, cornbread, and about the best homemade roll that I have ever had. To top everything off was the peach cobbler.... More 

Thank LaurelLye
Pensacola, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Ate at Bea's for the first time. As soon as you sit down to a table food is already on it. No waiting or beating around the bush at this place. Server constantly brings you southern dishes such as fried okra, bbq, chicken n dumplins and keeps them coming for as long as you like.

Thank Brittany M
Newburgh, Indiana
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99 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a very good place to eat, The restaurant been here for years and I guess there are sometimes lines out the door and around the building on Sundays after church. I would put the fried chicken on my list of top 3 and I have been eating fried chicken for 50 years. You eat family style around a... More 

Thank Blake812
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 January 2017 via mobile

We've been going to bea's for a few years and have always wanted to have the whole family there. This is such a great place to eat the best chicken that you can find outside of granny's. And the amount of food is unbelievable you can eat all you want and the service is always great.

Thank Loretta R
Athens, GA
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2017

I was introduced to this place on a recent trip to Chattanooga when it was recommended by a friend. Several of us went for dinner and were pleasantly surprised. The restaurant is owned/operated by third-generation family. Service was quick, pleasant and professional. Prices were very reasonable. Food was good old family fare with great variety. I'd visit this place again.

Thank TBoltFan
Ringgold, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2016

I like to put chicken, then slaw, then beans, then barbeque, potatoes, rolls and chow down like crazy! And then...peach cobbler!

Thank brodiejjanny2
Louise, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016 via mobile

Awesome food, server and atmosphere. Can't say enough about this place. All the food is put on a lazy Susan at your table and every time you empty a dish they refill it. Fried chicken, pulled pork, chicken and dumplings, potatoes, okra, slaw, beans, greens, rolls and peach cobbler to top it off. Someone posted that you sit with strangers... 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
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Buffet
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Kids, Groups, Local cuisine
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?