Best and worst restaurant inspection reports in the Chattanooga area for the week ending Feb. 27, 2024

The Hamilton County, Catoosa County and Walker County health departments inspect restaurants twice a year and grade businesses on a 100-point scale. Scores below 70 require corrective action. Restaurants are reinspected if they fail to meet critical standards. The scores are original and do not reflect on-the-spot changes, which sometimes lead to upward adjustments.

To file a health-related complaint, call:

Chattanooga-Hamilton County Health Department: 423-209-8110.

Catoosa County Health Department: 706-406-2030.

Walker County Health Department: 706-639-2574.


Scores for the week ending Feb. 27. One failure reported.

64 Fulin's Asian Cuisine

6011 Chesterton Way, Suite 103

Reasons include: Person in charge did not demonstrate control over foodborne illness risk factors at time of routine inspection; employee illness policy was not available; inspector did not observe any food prep employees wash hands throughout duration of inspection; hand sink near kitchen entrance was not accessible due to carbon dioxide tanks blocking it; no paper towels were available at all three hand sinks in food prep area, nor did the paper towel dispensers work properly; sliced raw pork was stored on top of 50-pound bags of dry ingredients during the inspector's arrival; improper storage of foods in cooler; no date marking of temperature-controlled foods was observed; rice used for sushi was not time stamped; raw animal products were thawing in large bowl of stagnant water, which is not an approved thawing method; multiple observations of live insect activity; multiple foods were stored on the floor in the walk-in freezer, walk-in cooler and kitchen area; multiple rice scoops were stored in stagnant water at room temperature; dishes were stored wet nested; the walk-in freezer door was not shutting properly and was left open due to excessive frost build-up; the exhaust hoods were dirty; the window to the rear door was dirty with food debris and smudges; phones and chargers were stored embedded/mixed in with spices and dry goods; and the posted health permit was not up to date.

70 Chopstix

6903 Lee Highway

77 Hibachi and Wings

6933 Lee Highway, Suite 901

77 Sake Roll and Grill Bar

5621 Brainerd Road

80 Mean Mug Coffee House

2711 Battlefield Parkway, Fort Oglethorpe, Ga.

83 Tazikis

432 Market St.

88 Puckett's

2 W. Aquarium Way

89 Armando's

1814 E. Main St.

90 Parkway Pourhouse

801 Riverfront Parkway

90 Subway

3127 Broad St.

91 Captain D's

5106 Hixson Pike

91 Zaxby's

3105 Cummings Highway


5113 Highway 153

92 Krystal

6300 Ringgold Road

93 Applebee's

2219 Battlefield Parkway, Fort Oglethorpe, Ga.

93 Hardee's

6013 Shallowford Road

93 Pizza Bros

1800 Broad St., Suite 105

94 Totto Sushi & Grill Bar

330 Frazier Ave.

95 Apron Strings Catering

3018 Cummings Highway, Suite D

95 Central Park

794 Battlefield Parkway, Fort Oglethorpe, Ga.

95 Hardee's

220 Browns Ferry Road

95 Los Charros Taqueria y Restaurante

8019 N. Highway 27, Rock Spring, Ga.

95 Molcajete Mexican Restaurant

6231 Perimeter Drive, Suite 127

95 Wendy's

401 Battlefield Parkway, Fort Oglethorpe, Ga.

96 Chen's Chinese Cuisine & Sushi

2288 Gunbarrel Road, Suite 142

96 Hampton Inn

74 Starview Lane

96 Heritage Health at Shepherd Hills

800 Patterson Road, LaFayette, Ga.

96 Hot Dog Cart

101 Memorial Drive

96 Number One Chinese Restaurant

10161 Dayton Pike

96 Sleepyhead Coffee

735 Broad St., Suite 104

96 Sonic

313 N. Main St., LaFayette, Ga.

96 Toki Sushi Inc.

116 W. LaFayette Square, LaFayette, Ga.

97 Firehouse Subs

1820 Gunbarrel Road, Suite 700

97 Wendy's

3588 Battlefield Parkway, Fort Oglethorpe, Ga.

98 Amada

1413 Chestnut St., Suite 101

98 Belvoir Christian Academy

800 Belvoir Ave.

98 Cracker Barrel

2346 Shallowford Village Drive

98 Krystal

4868 Hixson Pike

98 Normal Park Museum Magnet Upper School

1219 W. Mississippi Ave.

99 Burger Republic

203 W. Aquarium Way

100 75 Cafe

400 Direct Connection Drive, Rossville, Ga.

100 Bess T. Shepherd Elementary School

7126 Tyner Road

100 Caldsted Foundation Inc.

3701 Cherryton Drive

100 Chattanooga Convention Center

1 Carter St.

100 Chicken Salad Chick

5100 Hixson Pike

100 Cloudland at McLemore Resort

243 Cloudland Drive, Rising Fawn, Ga.

100 East Brainerd Elementary School

7660 Goodwin Road

100 El Agave Mexican Grill & Cuisine

4793 Battlefield Parkway, Ringgold, Ga.

100 Fruteria Belen

5630 Highway 153, Suite D

100 Grey Flower Deli

10930 London Lane

100 Hungry Hawk (Mobile)

2916 Silverdale Road

100 Kids Rock Inc.

7480 Goodwin Road

100 LaFayette Golf Club

638 S. Main St., LaFayette, Ga.

100 LaFayette Middle School

419 Roadrunner Blvd., LaFayette, Ga.

100 Memorial Hospital Child Care

2525 DeSales Ave.

100 Nonni's Cafe

2440 Igou Ferry Road

100 Ooltewah High School

6123 Mountain View Road

100 Orchard Knob Elementary School

2000 E. Third St.

100 Rainbow Daycare Center

804 Tunnel Blvd.

100 Red Bank Elementary School

1110 Mountain Creek Road

100 Saddle Ridge Elementary/Middle School

9858 N. Highway 27, Rock Spring, Ga.

100 Silverdale Baptist Academy

7236 Bonny Oaks Drive

100 Six Little Teacups Bakery

4767 Highway 58, Suite 113

100 St. Nicholas School

7525 Min Tom Road

100 Subway

6054 Shallowford Road

100 Sweet Basil Thai Cuisine

5845 Brainerd Road

100 Taqueria Jalisco-Ania

1639 Rossville Ave.

100 Tyner Academy

6836 Tyner Road

100 Tyner Middle Academy

6837 Tyner Road

100 Zaxby's

4815 Highway 58

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