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.


71 Southern Restaurant

7717 Hixson Pike; Reasons including no active managerial control over foodborne risk factors provided during time of inspection. Employee handling hamburger buns bare handed during food prep. Handwashing sink was full of pots and other utensils and was not accessible during time of inspection. Raw pork chops stored over uncovered RTE foods in reach in cooler. Cocktail sauce left out behind servers line temping 60*F. Door left open to smoker area and dry storage areas. Multiple foods in reach in cooler kept uncovered. Foods must be covered during cold storage to help prevent contamination. Dishes were washed and stored wet nested. 


88 Central Park

2401 23rd E. Street


93 New China Buffet and Grill

531 Signal Mountain Road


93 China House 888 Inc.

7601 East Brainerd Road


93 Rain Thai Bistro

6933 Lee Highway

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94 Kabobster Restaurant

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95 River Drifters

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96 Beas Restaurant

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96 J Alexander's Restaurant

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96 Wally's

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96 City Cafe Diner

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97 Subway

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97 Hooter's Restaurant

5912 Brainerd Road


98 Beast and Barrel

16 Frazier Avenue


98 Spare Time

5530 Hixson Pike


98 O' Charley's 

2340 Shallowford Village Drive


98 Longhorn Restaurant

129 N. Market Street


99 Ankar's Downtown

510 Broad Street


99 Southern Star

1300 Broad Street


99 Armando's Restaurant

8018 East Brainerd Road


100 Moxy Main Kitchen

1220 King Street


100 Tremont Tavern

1203 Hixson Pike


100 Kandi's Drive Thru Kafe

5728 Main Street


100 Sunshine House Food

1010 Gadd Road