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Aretha Frankensteins

518 Tremont St, Chattanooga, TN 37405-4153
+1 423-265-7685
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  • Excellent44%
  • Very good25%
  • Average13%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible12%
Travellers talk about
“pancakes” (183 reviews)
“biscuits” (53 reviews)
“pancake mix” (11 reviews)
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All hours
American, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
518 Tremont St, Chattanooga, TN 37405-4153
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Hands down the BEST pancake I have ever had!!! We went here after seeing it on the FoodNetwork. You will NOT be disappointed...the wait can be long at times but we went mid-afternoon and the wait wasn’t bad at all! The parking isn’t ideal BUT...More

Thank Chad W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My husband and kids love Aretha's for breakfast, and I have to admit the food is good. However, the place is really a bar, and it's really dirty and cramped inside. They do have patio seating, and if the weather permits, I'd recommend sitting out...More

Thank Tarheel9620
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went here for pancakes and coffee. The pancakes are huge and delicious. The place is small and doesnt accommodate many people; however, Would come back again.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Horrible parking, filthy, and terrible customer service. Won't be back. Would be a really cool place if it was clean.

1  Thank royiatravel
Reviewed 10 December 2017

Apparently it is impossible for the kitchen to serve two pancakes at the same time within an hour. First, had a long wait in the cold. Hostess suggested we wait in our car and she would shout our name out the door when she had...More

Thank Vicki J
Reviewed 13 November 2017 via mobile

Came here for breakfast. Ordered a slim stack of pancakes(2). They are round and thick and slightly sweet. Wonderful flavor! It’s a quirky small one of a kind place.

Thank OhioSuzy
Reviewed 13 November 2017 via mobile

Went to Chattanooga for a wedding. Our friends told us about this quaint little restaurant. The pancakes were the best I've ever had. Loved the homemade apple butter. Come early or plan on waiting to be seated. They only serve breakfast and lunch, but it...More

Thank David S
Reviewed 12 November 2017 via mobile

Don’t miss this place! It’s fabulous! Atmosphere is kitschy - don’t expect the servers to be overly nice, but they do their job and serve great food. Pancakes are the “thing” here ... don’t miss them with the apple butter. (You can order just a...More

Thank MaidenoftheSea
Reviewed 3 November 2017 via mobile

This place is small, but gets crowded really early. The wait can get long, but it is totally worth it. Some of the best breakfast you have ever had. You really can’t go wrong with anything on their menu!

Thank jonkerie
Reviewed 29 October 2017

We decided on breakfast here after seeing TripAdvisor and we are so glad we did. I ordered the breakfast burrito and it was delicious and my wife loved the unusually good Italian omelette, but everything on the menu looked like something I'd eat. Even though...More

Thank John W
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Questions & Answers
14 November 2016|
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Response from hcohn31 | Reviewed this property |
Breakfast is served all day
17 January 2016|
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Response from TeriEasterling | Reviewed this property |
Publix and some other grocery stores in the Chattanooga area carry the mix. You can order the mix online from the Frankenstein Mills website. Search Areth Frankensteins Pancake Mx. You add egg, buttermilk, and canola oil. I... More
Charles N
21 June 2015|
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Response from Philip S | Reviewed this property |
I think the closest thing they would have to a low fat option would be scrambled eggs with peppers/tomatoes/spinach. I think this would be ordered as a side. The do have a veggie omlette as I recall but not sure how low... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$5 - US$10
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
7:00 AM - 12:00 AM
7:00 AM - 12:00 AM
7:00 AM - 12:00 AM
7:00 AM - 12:00 AM
7:00 AM - 12:00 AM
7:00 AM - 12:00 AM
7:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 518 Tremont St, Chattanooga, TN 37405-4153
  • Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Chattanooga
  • Phone Number: +1 423-265-7685
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