Polly Claire's

6178 Adamson Circle, Chattanooga TN 37416

Under $25 Top 10 Recommended New Editor's Pick Special Offer Private Room

Step away from the busyness of life and relax while our attentive staff serves you in royal fashion. Whether you are here for tea, your event, or to browse our china shop, nowhere else in the Scenic City offers a more historic setting than dining in our 164-year-old beloved nationally registered Dent Plantation home. Find tranquillity and enjoyment in spacious rooms with 14-foot elevated walls and ceiling to floor windows in private gathering rooms for intimate lunches or our four-course full afternoon tea service. Open daily, Polly Claire’s strives to accommodate every schedule. Polly Claire’s has dedicated staff to serve you and make your daily experience or once in a lifetime occasion unforgettable.

Reservations


  Business Info

  • Address: 6178 Adamson Circle, Chattanooga TN 37416
  • Cross Street: Bonny Oaks
  • Cuisine: American | Continental | Desserts | English | European | International | Seafood | Steak |
  • Cost: | Very Inexpensive
  • Category: Fine Dining
  • Star Rating:
  • Reservations: Recommended
  • Dress Code: Casual
  • Meals Served: Brunch | Lunch | Dinner |
  • Parking: Street | Public Lot |
  • Payment Options: VISA | Amex | MasterCard | Discover | Cash |
  • Corkage Fee: N/A
  • Phone: (423) 521-4832
  • Features: Organic Ingredients, Private Room, Takeout Available, Wheelchair Access, Lounge / Bar, Healthy Options, Tea Service, Farm-to-table,
  • Occasion: Child Friendly, Romantic Dining, Dining Alone, Business Dining, Meet for a Drink, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Vegetarian, Trendy / Hip, Celebrity Spotting,

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  Business Hours

Reservations Available

Monday
Lunch - Dining Room 1 11 a.m. - 3 p.m.  
Tuesday
Lunch - Dining Room 1 11 a.m. - 3 p.m.  
Wednesday
Lunch - Dining Room 1 11 a.m. - 3 p.m.  
Thursday
Lunch - Dining Room 1 11 a.m. - 3 p.m.  
Friday
Lunch - Dining Room 1 11 a.m. - 3 p.m.  
Saturday
Lunch - Dining Room 1 11 a.m. - 4 p.m.  
Sunday
Closed - Dining Room 1

  F.A.Q.s

Frequently Asked Questions
We always emphasize making a reservation. The restaurant gets to maximum capacity many days! Our online reservation system is just three quick clicks!
The Afternoon Tea experience is a three tiered tray with four courses designed for one. Offering many selections, each portion is bite sized. It begins with hot tea and scones. The tiered tray is four small appetizers, five finger sandwiches, and four miniature desserts. Should you share, each person would not be able to try each item. For example, the chilled shrimp cocktail is one piece of shrimp. The experience is a meal by itself for one.
We absolutely do host large groups! Our seven dining rooms offer exclusive spaces for your guests to be served and share special occasions.
YES! It operated from 1895-1985. The Bonny Oaks Alumni have a FB page and association if you'd like to get in touch with someone who was raised here. Please notice the photos of the BOCH on our walls in the necessary rooms.
We have a free surrounding parking lot next to the Dent House. Additionally, parking is available on the street around the front circle and on the lawn when overflow is necessary.
Anything you like! We've noticed guests dressing up and dressing down. Whatever your occasion, dress comfortably and be prepared to help yourself to any number of hats we have available to share.
Our menu is coded with V for vegetarian, and GF for Gluten Free options for your convenience.
Absolutely! We simply ask for all outside baked goods to come from bakeries, knowing that the Department of Health maintains proper sanitation in those establishments. Cake cutting and serving on our china is $1 per guest. Additionally, we have hat cakes in three flavors available to serve up to 20 guests for $35.
We are! We have a lift to the left of our back porch. Please call for assistance when you arrive and we will be standing at attention to help you operate the handicap lift at the rear entrance. 423.521.4TEA (4832)
Polly Claire's is fully licensed and offers a variety of wines by the bottle or glass, champagne, as well as cocktails. It is not necessary to bring your own bottle of wine.

Customer Reviews & Ratings

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Apr 19, 2021
Felisa M.

Everyone really enjoyed this out of the ordinary experience. It made for a memorable day. The staff was super friendly and even assisted with photo ops.


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
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Apr 18, 2021
Jackie T.

We took our granddaughters. They are 3 and 5. They had such a wonderful time. Food was delicious. My sister and I had a great time also. Will definitely be bsck


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
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Apr 15, 2021
Hannah C.

Wonderful experience!!! Food and environment were amazing!


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 8/10
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Value: 8/10
Apr 08, 2021
Tami P.

Wonderful girls day luncheon! Food was delicious, great service, we will be back soon!


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 8/10
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Value: 8/10
Apr 07, 2021
Jan P.

Everything was good, but a little slow. There were three of us and we were there two hours. Food was good.


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
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Apr 05, 2021
Dan S.

Perfect!


Overall: 10/10
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Apr 02, 2021
Mary M.

The day was perfect. Able to catch up with a dear friend. Visited and talked for about 2 hours. The whole experience was top notch.


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
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Value: 9/10
Apr 02, 2021
kimberly K.

Everything was amazing! The egg salad was a little bland but other than that the food, the service, and ambience was exceptional. I thought $32 seemed a little pricey for the tea sampler. But there was a lot that went into so much variety.


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
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Apr 01, 2021
Karen M.

Polly Claire was excellent as always. My niece and I have enjoyed ourselves there many times. Everyone I've taken there has loved it. Service is fantastic and so is the food. I also appreciate the military discount I get there.


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
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Apr 01, 2021
Linda S.

The server and food was excellent today.


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
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Mar 25, 2021
Roberta S.

Wonderful Afternoon Tea !! It is a very relaxing atmosphere !!


Overall: 10/10
Food: 9/10
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Mar 21, 2021
Victoria N.

As always, service is superb and ambiance is superb. I bring all of my out-of-town guests to Polly Claire's. Food is always excellent and well presented. We were disappointed in the crab cakes which were very strong tasting which is why I only gave a 9 instead of a 10 in my rating.


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
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Mar 18, 2021
Helen B.

This is a must do in Chattanooga. We travel from Nashville to come here. This is the only tea room you need to visit in Chattanooga. The owner and staff are friendly & welcoming and the food is delicious. Their scone and shortbread are out of this world!


Overall: 10/10
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Mar 17, 2021
Laura N.

Very nice!


Overall: 10/10
Food: 7/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 8/10
Mar 17, 2021
Christina H.

I would love to see more truly vegan recipes on the menu. The only option we had was a salad. Overall loved the experience. Thank you!


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
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Value: 10/10
Mar 09, 2021
Lisa W.

We had our first tea experience at Polly Claire's. Everything was absolutely wonderful. The food was amazing, the service was excellent, the décor and ambience were fabulous. The tea house was feminine and sweet without being too overly girly. We've been to many tea houses over the years and Polly Claire's was definitely on par with some of our favorites! We are coming back again in a few days with friends and I can't wait!!


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 1/10
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Value: 10/10
Mar 04, 2021
Jessica M.

This place was amazing! Down to the cute decorations, amazing tea and food, but most importantly, the staff. My server was patient, walked me through how everything worked and gave me recommendations on the teas I might enjoy based on what I was telling her. I'm visiting out of state, so you can bet I've got to squeeze in another visit before I have to leave!


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 9/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 8/10
Feb 25, 2021
Rae M.

It is a beautiful setting to enjoy. The food is scrumptious and a return is a must! Thank you


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
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Feb 25, 2021
Josie W.

My sister and I both went for the first time and were SO pleased! It was absolutely beautiful, the tea was wonderful, food was delicious. I plan to bring my friends back. Thanks so much for offering a place like this in Chattanooga!!


Overall: 10/10
Food: 9/10
Service: 10/10
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Value: 10/10
Feb 21, 2021
Tosha M.

Everything was great!


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
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Feb 14, 2021
LISA B.

This was our second visit to Polly Claire's. Excellent experience again. A++


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
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Feb 13, 2021
Laura W.

Another enjoyable experience. Makes the drive from Murfreesboro so worth it. Katie took very good care of us. Miss the mimosas


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
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Feb 08, 2021
Dave M.

Great service and great food


Overall: 10/10
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Value: 10/10
Jan 28, 2021
Patti C.

Just had the best day celebrating my friend’s birthday.. service with education was terrific and the food was the best.. keep it up .. it is a joy recommending your establishment to my friends. Thank you


Overall: 10/10
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Jan 21, 2021
Sandra W.

EXCELLENT! They always exceed your expectations. We have been there several times for lunch and on one evening event. EXCELLENT food, service, atmosphere.


Overall: 10/10
Food: 9/10
Service: 10/10
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Value: 8/10
Jan 18, 2021
Patty H.

This is the third time in a year and a half for my daughter and me to visit Polly Claire’s, and we had a very good time. We have been there once with just the two of us, once with four of us, and this time with six of us. MINUSES: The food is a bit pricey for what you get, but it is still one of our several favorite places for a special outing. Unfortunately, we can’t go very often. PLUSSES: We love the overall experience and the ambiance. Your servers have been wonderful: Polite, friendly, helpful, informative. We like the laid back atmosphere and the un-crowdedness. The best thing you have is the lobster bisque.


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
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Jan 10, 2021
Shirley T.

Polly Claire’s is always a wonderful experience. The atmosphere, staff, food and service are always top notch. Oh, and don’t forget the tea!


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
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Jan 03, 2021
Meary B.

It was wonderful!!! I love bringing friends and family for their first experience of having High Tea. So nice to relax and slow down and leave our cares for this wonderful experience.


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
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Jan 03, 2021
Sandy D.

Great experience!


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
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Jan 01, 2021
Scott A.

We had an amazing time. It was so relaxing. Our waitress “Katie” was outstanding, very helpful and pleasant. We will definitely be back.


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 8/10
Jan 01, 2021
Jennifer D.

Melissa was a fabulously attentive server! This was our first visit and we enjoyed the experience immensely. Best shortbread I've tasted. We will visit again


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
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Dec 31, 2020
Robin W.

Our experience at Polly Claire's Tea Room is always very special. The ladies who serve us are very friendly and polite, and the tea room is beautiful! We come from Knoxville to have tea; it is definitely worth the drive.


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
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Value: 10/10
Dec 31, 2020
Connie S.

Great atmosphere. Beautiful Christmas decorations. Helpful server. A great yearly tradition.


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
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Value: 10/10
Dec 30, 2020
Sharon B.

I loved it! So did my guest. We had the brunch and it was exquisite. I enjoy the groupings on the menu. I would like to have even more of them. Thanks


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
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Value: 10/10
Dec 29, 2020
Eleasha D.

The food was better than expected. Ordered the Colonial Christmas Tea and everything was delicious. Tea selection was huge and was a great pairing to the food. The staff was very friendly as well. Definitely plan on coming back!


Overall: 10/10
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Dec 27, 2020
Melissa F.

Bethany was excellent!


Overall: 10/10
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Dec 24, 2020
Shelley I.

Very happy with the social distancing. I felt we were safe and we had a great experience.


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
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Dec 20, 2020
Tiffany M.

Always enjoy our experience at Polly Claire's!


Overall: 10/10
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Dec 19, 2020
Karen C.

This was a memorable experience for my out of town friend's first experience. The food was delicious and we enjoyed looking at all the Christmas decorations so much. The service was exceptionally wonderful and the hostess was wonderful in her Christmas attire. Thank you for such a wonderful day!


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
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Dec 18, 2020
Kelli W.

We enjoyed our Colonial tea. Our service was excellent . Cranberry mimosas are excellent. We look forward to our next visit.


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
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Dec 13, 2020
Janis A.

Excellent as always. The employees always make sure you’re well taken care of! See you again soon.


Overall: 10/10
Food: 8/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Dec 11, 2020
Barbara M.

It was the first time my sister-in-law and I were at Polly Claire’s and we really enjoyed it, we are looking forward to returning. We had the Christmas Tea and it did not disappoint.


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
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Value: 10/10
Dec 09, 2020
Renee N.

You are all 10 +++ Thank you for such a delightful meal! Polly Claire's is a place where good food, atmosphere and service come together at the same time, same place! The food was delectable, the atmosphere so beautiful and relaxing. The service was gold star for excellence! Thank you so much!!


Overall: 10/10
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Dec 03, 2020
Debby V.

My daughter had a pleasant visit. Service was top notch, atmosphere was relaxing , and the decorations were beautiful!


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
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Dec 02, 2020
Rhonda L.

Our lunch was wonderful.


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
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Dec 02, 2020
Marie M.

We had a wonderful time, my daughter in law felt spoiled & special, so a very successful shower!


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
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Nov 23, 2020
Vallie T.

Everything was amazing, as always (and the egg salad was MUCH improved, which made me sooooo happy). I took my parents for their first time and they look forward to going back. Thanks so much for having such a lovely tea house


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 9/10
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Value: 10/10
Nov 07, 2020
Mary S.

I very much enjoyed Polly Claires. It reminded me of high tea at the Savoy, but with nicer service. Everything was lovely, from the ambiance to the waitstaff to the scrumptious delights we were served.


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
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Value: 10/10
Oct 30, 2020
Miriam T.

Katie was so attentive to our 7 year old birthday girl! thank you.


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
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Oct 12, 2020
Alison S.

It was so fun! Everything was delicious!