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.


45 2A Wings

1014 Battlefield Pkwy. (NGA); Reasons including PIC did not demonstrate knowledge of food safety due to number of risk factors observed and the inability to effectively answer food safety questions. Employee putting on gloves after handling money to return to food prep without washing hands. PIC was unable to provide proof fish received for sale and service was commercially caught and harvested or approved for sale and service. Raw TCS foods in open containers (shrimp, chicken) stored above ready to eat foods (fries, onion rings in reach-in freezer. Food contact surfaces (tea nozzles and ice chutes) not clean to a frequency to be clean to sight and touch. Garbage and refuse being stored on ground stored. Personal employee food stored with food meant for sale and service to public and not in designated area approved by health department. Corrected to 100.


77 Krystal

6300 Ringgold Road; Reasons including manager on duty unaware of employee illness policy at time of inspection. Condensate from walk in cooler unit leaking onto eggs. Eggs sitting out at room temperature on cookline. Wet wiping cloths stored on working surfaces and not in sanitizer solution. Non food contact surfaces dirty in prep areas. Refuse area excessively soiled/dirty and trash noted around refuse containers. Floors dirty in walk in cooler unit.

80 Mexi Wing IX

6925 Shallowford Road; Reasons including manager unfamiliar with food safety practices of kitchen. Inadequate date marking. Sanitizer bucket over 200 ppm. Chlorine level needs to be between 50-100ppm. Queso sitting on top of steam well will not maintain temp. Produce box stored on floor of walkin. Employee food in non designated area.


Restaurant Report Cards


91 Shangri-La Restaurant

14 E. 7th Street


92 Papa Johns

6210 Hixson Pike


94 Brewhaus

224 Frazier Avenue


96 Amigo's

5694 Brainerd Road


96 Puleo's Grille

6108 Artesian Circle


97 The Acropolis

2213 Hamilton Place Blvd.


97 Moe's Original BBQ

221 Market Street


97 Syrup & Eggs

107 Custom Street


98 Taco Town

4812 Hixson Pike


98 Cracker Barrel

8852 Olde Lee Highway


98 Ruby Tuesday

5595 Highway 153


99 Choo Choo Bar B Que

3951 B Ringgold Road


99 Scottie's On The River

491 Riverfront Pkwy.


99 The Juicy Crab

2020 Gunbarrel Road


100 Five Guys Burgers & Fries

5110 Hixson Pike


100 Maynell's Restaurant

107 W. 38th Street


100 Waffle House

8912 Old Lee Highway


100 G's Detroit Sausage

611 E. MLK Blvd.