Polly Claire's

6178 Adamson Circle, Chattanooga TN 37416
$ English 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.

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Reservations

Booking Notes:

Thank you for using our online reservation system! Guests who make a reservation allow our staff to be prepared to make your visit an unforgettable experience.

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,

Photos

Polly Claire's - Polly Claire's Logo
Polly Claire's - The Historic Dent House, circa 1854 Polly Claire's - Polly, Mom, Claire!

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.
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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Customer Reviews & Ratings

4.88 out of 5 stars based on 1129 votes

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Oct 16, 2021
Kim M.
The foods was excellent, especially the tomato basil soup. Love the decor! Always friendly, professional staff. It's always a treat to eat at PollyClaire's!

Overall: 10/10
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Oct 12, 2021
Vikki S.
Fabulous

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Oct 02, 2021
Gloria S.
We love it !!

Overall: 10/10
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Value: 7/10
Oct 02, 2021
Cari B.
My friend and I had a First Kids coupon that was a $20 valued savings off of the Afternoon Tea for two ($22 per person). Unfortunately they did not include many of the food items from the original tiered Afternoon Tea, hence the $20 savings ($10 per person). When the final bill arrived, it read $22 plus an additional $4.95 for tea per person, on both her bill and mine. I had to mention it to our server and when she returned all she said was, “ok, your bill was fixed”. Polly Claire’s is an experience I look forward to every time I visit. Although I was a bit disappointed on this particular visit, I have decided that it is best on future visits to dine without the use of coupons to receive the full experience.

Overall: 10/10
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Sep 24, 2021
Phil H.
Enjoyed it!!

Overall: 10/10
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Aug 31, 2021
Theodore O.
Really great atmosphere with top notch food and tea!

Overall: 10/10
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Aug 22, 2021
Martha P.
Excellent. Bringing another person for birthday on Tuesday Staff were so informative. My guest and I felt very special and ambiance was very pleasing.

Overall: 10/10
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Aug 18, 2021
Kim P.
More carb free choices

Overall: 10/10
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Aug 10, 2021
Donna C.
Polly Claire's is a favorite. My friends and I celebrate Life there - birthdays, weddings, friendships, days that begin in "y" there. The experience of eating there with special ones is priceless!

Overall: 10/10
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Aug 08, 2021
Exelia P.
All was good

Overall: 10/10
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Aug 07, 2021
Jordan V.
Absolutely wonderful

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Aug 05, 2021
Ginny Y.
Food is always excellent and the tea is delicious. The atmosphere is unlike any other food establishment and the staff are friendly and courteous. Glad to know the tea room is remaining open in the Dent house!!

Overall: 10/10
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Aug 04, 2021
Kellie T.
Polly Claire’s was wonderful!

Overall: 10/10
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Jul 28, 2021
Bethany M.
This is such a special place and my daughter's and I loved every moment here!

Overall: 10/10
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Jul 26, 2021
John M.
First time there and we thoroughly enjoyed the lunch, service and overall experience.

Overall: 10/10
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Jul 24, 2021
Elizabeth T.
Such a calm, pleasant experience! Just lovely, and the food was delectable

Overall: 10/10
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Jul 23, 2021
Paulette A.
The waitresses are great the food is delicious the atmosphere is wonderful

Overall: 10/10
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Jul 23, 2021
Robin T.
The staff was extremely friendly. We loved getting our pictures in the hats.

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Jul 22, 2021
Gail L.
It was a perfect afternoon tea with my sisters.

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Jul 21, 2021
Tonia A.
We had a wonderful time and can’t wait to return.

Overall: 10/10
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Jul 11, 2021
Philip & Linda S.
Exceptional in every way. Food, Service and Ambiance.

Overall: 10/10
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Jul 08, 2021
Susan E.
We had hoped for a traditional tea room that knows tea. We were NOT disappointed!

Overall: 10/10
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Jul 04, 2021
Diana H.
Loved every moment!

Overall: 10/10
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Jun 19, 2021
Coreen M.
We love everything about Polly Claire’s! Food is delicious, the service is superb and ambiance was delightful!

Overall: 10/10
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Jun 12, 2021
Janis A.
Always delightful. Wonderful lunch.

Overall: 10/10
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Jun 04, 2021
Debra H.
Easy to make reservations online. Large menu selection and The best afternoon Tea!!!

Overall: 10/10
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Jun 01, 2021
Naomi M.
Food was delicious! The scone was to die for! It was perfection!

Overall: 10/10
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May 30, 2021
Pam V.
This was the first time back at Polly Claire’s after the Covid outbreak. It was so good to get back and everything about the experience was great!❤️

Overall: 10/10
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Value: 8/10
May 17, 2021
Donna M.
The tea pot had the perfect amount of tea. Delicious! The afternoon tea amount was extremely sparse for the price, but very delicious. The scones are my favorite!

Overall: 10/10
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May 09, 2021
Kim M.
Wow!! The restaurant is beautiful and the food is excellent. Thank you for a wonderful Mother’s Day experience. Our Server was so attentive and very kind. I will be back!!

Overall: 10/10
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May 08, 2021
Joyce M.
Polly Claire's is our celebration place, and once again the staff, food and ambiance were outstanding! A Chattanooga treasure.

Overall: 10/10
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May 07, 2021
Rhonda W.
Honestly I must tell you the truth. I think the chicken croissant would be a little easier to eat if they could slice it put the chicken salad inside and slice the croissant into two pieces. It’s hard to cut it with a fork and eat it. And as far as the Tea ...$4.50 per person is a little bit extravagant...Two people should be able to share one pot for $4.50. But the atmosphere the servers are fantastic!

Overall: 10/10
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Apr 29, 2021
Judy H.
Always apleasure at polly Claire's .

Overall: 10/10
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Apr 28, 2021
Susie H.
Very nice time with my mom, my friend and her mom. It was fun spending time together while enjoying such a special place! Food was yummy as always!

Overall: 10/10
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Apr 23, 2021
Gina M.
Had a very enjoyable experience. Will be returning soon with other friends. Very nice and relaxed atmosphere

Overall: 10/10
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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
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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
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Apr 15, 2021
Hannah C.
Wonderful experience!!! Food and environment were amazing!

Overall: 10/10
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Apr 08, 2021
Tami P.
Wonderful girls day luncheon! Food was delicious, great service, we will be back soon!

Overall: 10/10
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Service: 8/10
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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.

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Apr 05, 2021
Dan S.
Perfect!

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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
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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
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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
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Apr 01, 2021
Linda S.
The server and food was excellent today.

Overall: 10/10
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Mar 25, 2021
Roberta S.
Wonderful Afternoon Tea !! It is a very relaxing atmosphere !!

Overall: 10/10
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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
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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
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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!