Polly Claire's

6178 Adamson Circle, Chattanooga TN 37416

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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.


  Restaurant 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
  • Staff: Rashelle Stafford | Owner
  • 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,


  Business Hours

Reservations Available

Dining Room | Lunch 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. |  
Dining Room | Lunch 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. |  
Dining Room | Lunch 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. |  
Dining Room | Lunch 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. |  
Dining Room | Lunch 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. |  
Dining Room | Lunch 11 a.m. - 5 p.m. |  
Dining Room | Closed

  Special Hours

December 7 Saturday LUNCH
Dec. 7, 2019 | Lunch 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. |  
Candlelight Christmas Feast
Dec. 7, 2019 | Dinner 6:30 p.m. - 9 p.m. |  
Dec. 14, 2019 | Lunch 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. |  
Candlelight Christmas Feast
Dec. 14, 2019 | Dinner 6 p.m. - 9 p.m. |  
Saturday December 21 LUNCH
Dec. 21, 2019 | Lunch 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. |  
Candlelight Christmas Feast
Dec. 21, 2019 | Dinner 6 p.m. - 9 p.m. |  
Dec. 28, 2019 | Lunch 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. |  
Candlelight Christmas Feast
Dec. 28, 2019 | Dinner 6 p.m. - 9 p.m. |  
New Year's Eve
Dec. 31, 2019 | Dinner 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. |  
Sunday May 10 MOTHERS DAY
May 10, 2020 | Brunch 11 a.m. - 5 p.m. |  


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.
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.
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.

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