Best and worst restaurant inspection reports for the week ending Nov. 21, 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.

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66 Aunt Effie's Restaurant 

7807 Nashville Street, Ringgold, Ga.

Reasons including employee with gloves on using sanitizer rags and take off gloves and touch ready to eat foods without washing hands. Employee actively drinking from reusable tumbler in kitchen area while leaning over open prep top cooler. Raw pork tenderloin stored above ready-to-eat foods in reach-in cooler. Observed raw turkey stored above raw fish in walk-in cooler. Multiple food prep employees without proper hair restraints. 


80 Hunan Wok I 

2201 E. 23rd Street

Reasons including front handsink blocked by food items at time of inspection. Food items not properly and adequately protected from cross-contamination in walk-in cooler unit. Juices from raw chicken leaking onto floor creating a cross contamination issue. Outer openings not protected at back door. Food products not properly covered/protected in walk-in cooler unit. In-use utensils stored in standing water. Clean dishes stored on dirty surfaces. Some non-food contact surfaces dirty on cookline. Dried food debris noted on clean utensils.


82 Pam's Place 

906 LaFayette Street, Ringgold, Ga.

Reasons including employee with gloves on touch raw pork then touched ready to eat french toast with same gloves. Multiple items (sliced tomatoes, ham, chicken salad and lettuce) holding above 41 degrees; items were prepared yesterday so they were discarded. 


83 Chattanooga Pizza Company 

2000 E. 23rd Street

Reasons including sanitizer at dish machine 0 ppm chlorine. Proper disposition of datemarked foods not provided. Cooling method for cooling wings in walk-in cooler not adequate. Rodent droppings noted in storage area and dishwashing area. Non-food contact surfaces dirty on cookline. 


93 Tacos El Cunao

5813 Lee Highway


93 Innside Restaurant

800 Chestnut Street


95 Pickle Barrel

1012 Market Street


95 Sonic Drive-In

3907 Brainerd Road


96 1885 Grill

3914 St. Elmo Avenue


96 Rafael's

9607 Dayton Pike


96 Boccaccia Ristorante Italiano

3077 S. Broad Street


96 Chubby's BBQ

3801 Rossville Blvd.


97 Off the Farm Bar-B-Que

106 Karen Drive 


97 Sonic Drive-In

6915 Shallowford Road


97 Mr. Burrito

2601 Dayton Blvd.


97 Community Pie

850 Market Street


97 Little Caesars

10161 Dayton Pike


98 Sbarro

2100 Hamilton Place Blvd.


98 Starbucks Coffee

975 East 3rd Street


98 McDonald's

4829 Brainerd Road


98 McDonald's

4829 Brainerd Road


98 Marsha's Backstreet Cafe

5036 Brainerd Road


98 Local Juicery

48 E. Main Street


98 El Metate

9332 Dayton Pike


99 P.F. Chang's China Bistro

2110 Hamilton Place Blvd.


99 Good Eats BBQ

1817 Market Street


99 Sarku Japan

2100 Hamilton Place Blvd.


99 Hibachi Express

7401 East Brainerd Road


99 Miller's Ale House

2119 Gunbarrel Road


99 N.Y. Pizza Company

5084 South Terrace


99 Tony's Pasta Shop

212 High Street


99 Mountain City Club

729 Chestnut Street


100 Bojangles'

9375 Dayton Pike


100 Primo Restaurant

1100 Hixson Pike


100 Forker's BBQ

4767 Highway 58


100 McDonald's

6220 Lee Highway


100 Genesis House of Tea

6178 Adamson Circle 


100 Kenny's Southside Sandwiches

1251 Market Street


100 Burger King

1097 Engle Avenue


100 Ruth's Chris Steakhouse

2321 Lifestyle Way


100 Ankar's Hoagies

4764 Highway 58


-- Compiled by Brandi Dixon