Best and worst restaurant inspection reports for the week ending Nov. 16, 2022

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 423-209-8110. The scores are original and do not reflect on-the-spot changes, which sometimes lead to upward adjustments.


73 Innside Restaurant 800 Chestnutt Street

Reasons including active managerial control over foodborne illness risk factors not provided at time of inspection. Cold water not operable at designated handsink. Unable to comfortably wash hands due to inability to properly temper with cold water. Proper datemarking disposition of ready-to-eat foods held  longer than 24 hourrs not provided. Datemarked products held past allowable time. In-use knife stored on dirty surfaces in front service area. Some non-food contact surfaces dirty in back prep area. Wastewater leak noted at triple sink. Walls dirty.Ceiling not properly constructed. Walls/floors in poor repair. 

83 Typhoon Of Tokyo 3953 Dayton Blvd.

Reasons including raw chicken observed over egg rolls in refrigerator. Multiple bowls of rice observed under counter ranging from 70-115F. Multiple spray bottles observed in kitchen unlabeled. Utensils in standing water. Stained ceiling tiles observed in kitchen, and paint observed peeling on walls. 

86 1885 Grill 3914 St Elmo Avenue

Reasons including adequate cleaning/sanitizing frequency not provided. Foods on cookline holding between 45-49°F. Proper hair restraints not provided by employees in kitchen. Mold/mildew noted inside ice machine. Floors dirty behind/underneath equipment. Floors in poor repair. 

89 Miller's Ale House

2119 Gunbarrel Road

94 Church's Chicken

3816 Brainerd Road

95 Genesis House of Tea

6178 Adamson Circle

95 Pizza Bros

501 Cherokee Blvd.

96 Tremont Tavern

1203 Hixson Pike

97 Burger King

6404 Ringgold Road

97 Sonic Drive-In

4407 Highway 58

97 Asian Flavor Restaurant

4839 Highway 58

98 Waffle House

2024 23rd Street

98 Marsha's Backstreet Cafe

5036 Brainerd Road

98 Local Coffee of East Ridge

4104 Ringgold Road

99 Pizza Hut

1204 Hixson Pike

99 Burger King

676 Signal Mountain Road

99 Hibachi Express

7401 East Brainerd Road

99 Ben & Jerry's

201 Broad Street

99 Starbucks Coffee

701 Signal Mountain Road

100 Popeyes

4428 Highway 58

100 Waffle House

7705 Lee Highway

100 Chick-Fil-A

2100 Hamilton Place Blvd. 

100 Wasabi Sushi

2100 Hamilton Place Blvd.

100 Chick-Fil-A

2100 Hamilton Pl Blvd.

100 Greg's Sandwich Works

6337 East Brainerd Road

100 Oaks Coffee House

2916 Silverdale Road

100 Highway 58 BBQ

4921 Highway 58

100 Plaza Jalisco Mexican Grill

7001 Middle Valley Road

100 The Bread Basket

1301 Dorchester Road

-- Compiled by Brandi Dixon