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Hot Rods 50's Diner

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373 Hannum St, Alcoa, TN 37701-2452
+1 865-984-7171
11:00 - 21:00
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Mon - Fri 11:00 - 21:00
Sat - Sun 08:00 - 21:00
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15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

1st visit to the area, so found your diner thru its' top rating here on TripAdvisor. Talk about a TON of choices! I had the Fried Egg Cheeseburger w/Mac & Cheese & my hubby had the Blue Cheese Burger. They were absolutely de-lish!! We shared a Fried Moon Pie Sundae, too. Wow, that was amazing! We also had a great... More 

Thank William R
Alcoa, Tennessee
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30 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Fun, festive,, and fabulous food! Small restaurant with indoor and outdoor covered seating area. Huge menu choices, sodas, milkshakes, and unique decor.

Thank Carmen W
Greenback, Tennessee
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25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Best atmosphere ever with all the 50's collectibles and music is great. You will not be disappointed with the food it is great and you get plenty of it. My favorite is the burger selection..so many selections it is mind blowing. Very good place to bring visitors coming to our area and your family. Love this place!

Thank beckycarleton1
Etowah, Tennessee
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4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Stopped in on 3/13/2017 had the Pastrami burger, The food was great along with the service. Would recommend Hot Rod's to anyone and everyone. They have a HUGE menu so there has to be something there for you.

Thank John S
New York City, New York
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186 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 134 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went here at the behest of my sister who loves '50s-themed anything. The place is cute, the people are pleasant. Food quality is average, and the portions are huge. That is something we don't care for, as platter-sized anything is too much food.

Thank BRIANandRONNIE2010
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51 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This place has a huge menu! Hard to decide but I usually end up with a burger of some kind. I especially like their sliders. Love the 50's theme. Always a fun place for lunch.

Thank Susan_7654
Maryville, Tennessee
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Huge menu selection and delicious, fresh food. The servers are wonderful and the Manager Jeremy was very easy on the eyes.

Thank sampson374
Pleasant View, Tennessee
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126 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

What a menu! A varied menu, but too many to count variations of burgers. Cooked to perfection. Fresh lettuce and tomatoes. A wonderful chocolate malt and onion rings accompanied. 50's music from a juke box played continually and walls were decorated with memorabilia that kept your attention. Prices reasonable. Service great. Loved it.

Thank Betty4697
Powell, Tennessee
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18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I've been to Hot Rods a couple of times, and I must say, they never disappoint. They have so many options for burgers, sides, appetizers, and so on. They also have vegetarian options and things of that nature. I've never been let down by their service or delicious food. If I could give them a higher rating I would!!!

Thank Halie M
Maryville, Tennessee
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8 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Classic American cuisine. Seating a bit crowded in small boothes. Homemade sides and sandwiches. For the price tag, the helpings are not overly big, hence less than the 5star rating. Server Aaron deserves 5 stars however. Unintrusive but always at hand a split second before needed - pleasure to be served by! Thank you! Will return.

Thank Rebecca R

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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
American, Diner, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Local cuisine, Cheap Eats, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
08:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 373 Hannum St, Alcoa, TN 37701-2452
  • Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Alcoa
  • Phone Number: +1 865-984-7171

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