Aretha Frankenstein's is a hidden gem in Chattanooga. Located in a tiny neighborhood, finding parking and waiting for seating is a bit difficult but it's completely worth it! Be sure to order their shrimp and grits, famous pancakes & waffle of insane greatness.
Decent food, consistantly crappy service. The pancakes and waffles are amazing, if by some miracle they are actually warm when they make it to your table. The first time I went I was with my husband. There were a total of four customers in the restaurant and two servers. Still, some of the worse service we've ever had. Both of the servers were complete slugs. Our meals were cold, no refills on our beverages, didn't come back to the table after dropping our food. We had to get up and track them down in the back room (where they were gleefully mocking the customers) to get our check. I've tried it a couple times since because I get my hair cut next door. Always crappy service, regardless of the time of day. The last time the server was trying hard, but it was the lunch rush and she was the only server. So, I buy the pancake mix at the grocery store and make them at home (that's how I know the pancakes and waffles are amazing when served at the proper temp).
Best pancakes anywhere!!!. This place is truely one of a kind. Tastefully funky, pub-ish but elegant. Breakfast and Beer! It belongs in New York but it's in Chattanooga TN. How can you go wrong with pancakes and Guinness? Bad stuff - it's absolutely packed on the weekends.
User review by vmmason. Funky, bohemian atmosphere with tight-fitting dining area, saved by the grace of a nice patio. Breakfast is varied and the omelets flavorful - BUT - somebody do something about the hockey pucks they try to pass off as biscuits. The are disgusting! Nothing fancy, but a fun place to meet friends.
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