Two Chattanooga area restaurants received low scores this week after Chattanooga-Hamilton County Health Department inspections.

Broad Street Grille in The Chattanoogan at 1201 S. Broad St. received a score of 76 after an inspection found employees without food safety certificates and multiple priority violations, a condenser leaking on plastic-wrapped food in the main walk-in-cooler, sliced deli meats not date marked in the meat and dairy walk-in-cooler and the stacking of cleaned equipment while still wet.

Western Sizzlin' at 6021 Relocation Way was dinged with a score of 82 after an inspection discovered employees unaware of the employee illness policy, some time and temperature control for safety foods not properly date marked in walk-in cooler, some food products not properly covered or protected in dry storage and in the walk-in freezer unit and some food and non-food contact surfaces dirty in kitchen and prep areas.

Tropical Smoothie Cafe at 2380 Lifestyle Way 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.


No failures reported for the week ending March 27, 2019:

76 Broad Street Grille - The Chattanoogan 

1201 S. Broad St.

Reasons including: no employees with a food safety certificate and multiple priority violations marked; condenser in main walk-in-cooler leaking on plastic-wrapped food - tossed several items; various (turkey/beef) sliced deli meats not date marked in meat/dairy walk-in-cooler - items discarded; wet stacking clean equipment.


82 Western Sizzlin' 

6021 Relocation Way

Reasons including: employees not aware of employee illness policy; some time and temperature control for safety foods not properly date marked in walk-in cooler; some food products not properly covered/protected in dry storage and in walk-in freezer unit; some food and non-food contact surfaces dirty in kitchen/prep areas.


89 Hardee's

4831 Highway 58


90 Hunan Wok I

2201 E. 23rd St.


93 Old Chicago

2006 Hamilton Place Blvd.


93 Firehouse Subs

1820 Gunbarrel Road


94 McDonald's

1117 E. 3rd St.


94 New China Restaurant

1900 S. Broad St.


95 Track End Restaurant

3435 Amnicola Highway


95 Firehouse Subs

6408-C Ringgold Road


96 Dunkin' Donuts

6408-A Ringgold Road


97 Dida's Pizza

2020 Gunbarrel Road


97 McDonald's

4829 Brainerd Road


98 Maple Street Biscuit Company

2114 Gunbarrel Road


98 Tony's Pasta Shop

212 High St.


99 Sunnyside Cup

3008 St. Elmo Ave.


100 Tropical Smoothie Cafe

2380 Lifestyle Way