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.


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