Although I’d say many longtime Chattanoogans are familiar with Bea’s Restaurant, its location is a bit out of the way for tourists. So, if you haven’t been, is it really worth it? Is all the good buzz swarming around Bea’s down-home Southern cooking legit?
The original queen bee of Bea’s, Beatrice Steele, founded the restaurant in 1950 along with her husband, Bill, and this family-owned establishment has been passed down through four generations. I roamed in last Friday night to see if they were maintaining Bea’s established hive.