Three Chattanooga area restaurants received low scores after a Chattanooga-Hamilton County Health Department inspection.

Popeye's at 6104 Ringgold Road received a score of 77 after a recent health inspection found food debris on cleaned utensils and dishes, a soiled and dirty triple sink, dirty floors behind and underneath equipment and faulty paper towel dispensers at the hand basin, cook line and dishwashing area.

Baskin Robbins, 4767 Highway 58, was also given a score of 77 after an inspection found the owner eating and drinking in a food preparation area; the cooling vent in the freezer ceiling dripping on 4 gallon ice cream containers, creating ice on and around the product; ice cream stored in a back cooler with no cover for protection; and dirt around non-food preparation areas.

New York Pizza Department at 5731 Highway 153 received a score of 83 after an inspection found that the reach in cooler by the grill was the wrong temperature for temperature control for safety foods, a Windex bottle stored over a food preparation area, an employee's drink without a lid and straw in the food preparation area and a dumpster on dirt and gravel.

One area restaurant received a perfect score.

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 6, 2019:


77 Popeye's

6104 Ringgold Road

Reasons including unable to dispense paper towels from dispensers at hand basin on cook line and in dishwashing area; triple sink soiled/dirty; food debris noted on clean utensils/dishes; floors dirty behind/underneath equipment.


77 Baskin Robbins

4767 Highway 58

Reasons including 4 gallon ice cream containers have ice from cooling vent/ceiling of freezer dripped on and around product; owner eating and drinking in prep area; ice cream stored in back cooler with no covers/protection; non-food prep areas dirty.


83 New York Pizza Department 

5731 Highway 153

Reasons including reach in cooler by grill holding TCS food was 46 degrees-49 degrees fahrenheit; Windex bottle over food prep area; employee drink without lid and straw about food prep area; dumpster on dirt and gravel.


87 Glen Gene Deli

5748 Highway 153


87 Poblanos Mexican Cuisine

551 River Street


89 Your Pie Chattanooga

1919 Gunbarrel Road


91 McDonald's

1305 Taft Highway


92 American Deli

2100 Hamilton Place Blvd.


96 El Meson

248 Northgate Mall Road


97 Captain D's #3146

5106 Hixson Pike


97 Crepe N Melt

2100 Hamilton Place Blvd.


98 Jason's Deli

2115 Gunbarrel Road


98 Flatiron Deli

706 Walnut Street


98 Chili's Grill And Bar

408 Market Street


99 Subway #50254

1309 Taft Highway


99 Sonic Drive-In

6915 Shallowford Road


99 McAlister's Deli

2288 Gunbarrel Road


100 Taco Mamacita Bar

109 Market Street