Two Chattanooga area eateries receive low marks in this week's restaurant report card

Restaurant Report Card

There were no failures, but two Chattanooga area restaurants received low scores this week after Chattanooga-Hamilton County Health Department inspections.

One of the eateries improved its low score of 77 to a 96 this morning.

A dirty ice maker, an employee not wearing a proper hair restraint and a person in charge lacking food safety knowledge were among the reasons for the inferior marks.

Three area eateries received a perfect score of 100.


The Chattanooga-Hamilton County Health Department inspects restaurants twice a year and grades the businesses on a 100-point scale. Scores below 70 require corrective action.

Restaurants are reinspected if they fail to meet critical standards. To file a health-related complaint, call the Department of Environmental Health at 209-8110. The scores are original and do not reflect on-the-spot changes, which sometimes lead to upward adjustments.