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.


70 Tacos El Cunao

5813 Lee Highway; Reasons including kitchen staff not being trained on proper sanitation procedures, where to wash hands, how to sanitize dishes, keeping warewash sink clean, documenting source of foods (keeping invoices). Repeat issue with finding rodent droppings and roach activity. Hand sink in kitchen being used to prepare food, food debris in sink. Hand sink in employees bathroom had hose attached to faucet to fill up tank to toilet, no access to wash hands. Continue to find rodent droppings on floors in storage room, hot water room. Live roach in dry storage. Walls and floors bad repairs, holes through out kitchen. Roof has multiple leaks through out. Does not have current permit.

83 Thai Esan

4330 Ringgold Road; Reasons including raw food products not properly stored in walk in cooler. Observed hand drying of dishes after removed from dish machine. Tofu sitting out at room temperature on cookline. Uncovered/unprotected food products noted in walk in cooler. Food products stored on floor in walk in cooler. Clean dishes stored on dirty surfaces above triple sink. Shelving dirty above triple sink.

Restaurant Report Cards

87 Grand China

3815 Dayton Blvd.


5814 Brainerd Road

93 McDonald's

2017 Gunbarrel Road

94 Huddle House

9401 Reco Drive

96 Chao's Mongolian Grill

5726 Brainerd Road

96 St. Elmo Deli & Grill

3931 St. Elmo Avenue

96 Taco Mac

423 Market Street

97 Krystal

6119 Lee Highway

98 Golden Corral

1808 Gunbarrel Road

98 Wendy's

1868 Dayton Blvd.

98 Choo Choo BBQ

6410 Hixson Pike

98 Outback Steakhouse

544 Northgate Mall

98 Chili's Grill And Bar

509 Northgate Mall

98 Rafaels Italian

5032 Ooltewah Ringgold Road

99 Shane's Rib Shack

9448 Bradmore Lane

99 Waffle House

4903 Brainerd Road

99 Ricko's Pizzeria and Italian Cuisine

10330 Dayton Pike

100 Sourdough Cuppa Joe

6707 Hixson Pike

100 Piece Of Cake

9298 Apison Pike

100 Pizza Bros

501 Cherokee Blvd.

100 Mahoney's Grub House

8701 East Brainerd Road

100 Arby's

4766 Highway 58

100 Bread Basket

5023 A Hixson Pike