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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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Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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536 reviews
193 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 177 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

This place was so much fun - and the food was very good. Im had the Three Little Pis burger. It was excellent and it was huge. I could only eat 1/4 of the burger. My friend had one of the gourmet hot dogs and said it was good. I'd go back here if I'm in the vicinity.

Thank Sharon K
Boston, Massachusetts
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104 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 158 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

Not only is the food fantastic and atmosphere fun, these guys understand food allergies. A million burgers and fantastic drinks. Service was quick and everyone was happy.

Thank Traveling_JenRI
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21 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Stopped in here for lunch while driving through Maryville. The good: Delicious sandwiches. Thanksgiving Turkey and Pastrami Reuben Yummy Sweet Potato Fries with Honey Mustard for dipping Outsanding Shakes - Coconut Cream Pie and Chocolate Malt Service was excellent Decor was very unique. Really fun atmosphere. Think Route 66 The bad: To me, I felt the sandwich portion size was... More 

Thank WayneandTammy
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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17 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We are from the midwest and saw this on Yelp for a pit stop as we were driving around. What a menu! So many amazing choices. The food was great and the atmosphere was really good! Appreciated the varied sides that we could pick from. The french fries were thinner strips than you would get at a McDonald's and they... More 

Thank lizzerdz
Oak Ridge, Tennessee
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52 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Burgers, Hot Dogs, Blue Plates, Sandwiches, Appetizers, Desserts! It looks like they have over 70 different hamburgers! This is our 3rd visit to Hot Rod's and it did not disappoint. We each had a 7 oz. burger, you can upgrade to 11 oz. cooked to order perfectly. My wife had mushroom, Swiss and grilled onion on hers and I had... More 

Thank Rodney P
Knoxville, Tennessee
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14 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

if you leave here still hungry, you obviously didn't eat at all!! great tasting burgers! the steak philly is great but the chicken philly(i know what you're thinking, chicken??) but yes! the chicken philly is awesome!! great onion rings & o-sauce.. you want fries?? oh they give you a about a pound lol. they even have a doughnut burger(not been... More 

Thank melindagidleyas
Bowling Green, Kentucky
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44 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My wife ordered "The general" burger based on waitresses recommendation, it was excellent, I ordered the small king burger, hot and excellent, fries were yummy. GF bun was really tasty and not crumbly. They know what they are doing for social dietary issues. Very busy Saturday night. Took a while, there were several larger parties on the patio. Wait staff,... More 

Thank Chuck C
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5 reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Love it! Had a great meal my brother and his wife. We each had something different and all was great.

Thank Rob8343
Level Contributor
15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

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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
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?