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Hot Rods 50's Diner

373 Hannum St, Alcoa, TN 37701-2452
+1 865-984-7171
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  • Excellent66%
  • Very good27%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“onion rings” (30 reviews)
“burger” (198 reviews)
“sundae” (12 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 - 21:00 Hours
Fast food, American, Diner, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
373 Hannum St, Alcoa, TN 37701-2452
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Top 3 Reasons to Eat Here
Sponsored by: Hot Rods 50's Diner
1. Unique and FUN experience!
"If you love the 'diner' feel and want to enjoy a step back in time"
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2. Excellent bang for buck
"You definitely get large portions."
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3. Family Friendly
"Family really enjoyed going to some place new to them."
Terri M
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Hot Rod's has the largest menu in the area....over 50 different ways to have a burger...any type of comfort food entree that you can think of...very good deserts....fun atmosphere

Thank vols122
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Ate with family and was disappointed! The food was wonderful and service good also. Easy to find with good parking. A fabulous menu of about anything you want. Get a shake, out of this world 👍

Thank worldtraveler35904
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Our first meal here, we found the shepherds pie and BLT awesome. Have never seen so much bacon on one sandwich! Side of fried okra good. Dessert was deep batter fried snickers with ice cream and whipped cream. We split one huge order of that....More

Thank Marian R
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Be sure to get here when you’re in the area. The place is a true throwback to back in the day and the food is consistently excellent. Treat yourself to an ice cream soda or shake.... yum!

Thank Elsie186
Reviewed 20 April 2018 via mobile

We spent a week in the Smokies and thought we had good food until we made a overnight stay in Alcoa. If you want GREAT food, stop in! There is an endless menu and the best variety of burgers to choose from. As far as...More

Thank Downs4UF
Reviewed 19 April 2018 via mobile

Fish and chips was tasteless. Sent soggy fries back and they returned the same way. Service was non-existent.More

Thank Randy W
Ashley S, Owner at Hot Rods 50's Diner, responded to this reviewResponded 20 April 2018

Oh no! We are so sorry, as you can see from our reviews this is not the typical experience with us and is not acceptable! I know it’s asking a lot, but if you’d be willing to open dialogue on a message I’d like to...More

Reviewed 17 April 2018 via mobile

We stopped here for lunch on our way into Gatlinburg. The burgers were very good and our kids liked their hot dogs. Fries and onion rings were great too. The service was very slow from taking our order to bringing the check. That was our...More

Thank Sublimebrad
Reviewed 16 April 2018 via mobile

Decor is nice, food was just ok. Chicken on the sante fe salad was very dry, almost not edible. For some reason voices carried and diner is very loud.More

Thank hallercf
Ashley S, Owner at Hot Rods 50's Diner, responded to this reviewResponded 17 April 2018

We are so sorry to hear about your chicken! We would have been happy to replace it, was your server aware? Can you message me some details like time and day you were in so we can work figure out why the chicken was over...More

Reviewed 15 April 2018 via mobile

Went with my family and we all absolutely loved it. The hardest thing to do here is picking a burger because they have so many to choose from.

Thank jakerofl
Reviewed 14 April 2018 via mobile

Onion rings are fresh cut and delicious. The pot pie soup was good but a little salty. Polish dog with grilled peppers and onions was perfect. Spaghetti and meatball are ok but not special. Stick with the burgers. Good service. Very reasonable prices.

Thank TAMAN1951
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Questions & Answers
18 January 2018|
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Response from Ashley S | Property representative |
Unfortunately we can not take reservations due to the size of our facility.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Free Wifi, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 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
  • E-mail
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