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.



55 Chopstix 6903 Lee Highway; Reasons including managerial control over foodborne risk factors not provided during time of inspection. Employee prepping peppers with bare hands was using cell phone upon arrival. Employee did not wash hands after cell phone use and continued prepping peppers. Reach in cooler is leaky and dripping onto food products held in cooler. Raw eggs held out at room temperature by hot top. No date marking of prepped TCS foods throughout entire facility. Rusty can of WD-40 held making physical contact with serving utensils while stored on same rack as utensils. Multiple frozen meat products wrapped in plastic wrap were held out and room temperature to thaw and scattered throughout kitchen. Dirty wiping cloths stored on cutting boards in prep area. Excessive grease build up around fryer area and hot top.


68 Rafael's 3877 Hixson Pike; Reasons including nobody has approved food safety certification and the person-in-charge is not in control of several foodborne illness risk factors. Raw chicken and raw eggs stored improperly in the walk in cooler. Several cooked foods not date marked.Cooling cooked rice in a covered, plastic container and not monitoring during the cooling process. Back door to the outside propped open. Cardboard lining shelves. Rusted shelves in the walk in cooler. Dirty shelves in the walk in cooler. Floor dirty in the outdoor storage shed. 


80 Mcdonald's 156 Browns Ferry Road; Reasons including observed employees drinking from unapproved containers in prep area. Adequate cleaning/sanitizing frequency not provided. Numerous food/non food contact surfaces noted with excessive food debris build up noted. Excessive flies noted in dining area. Dish machine with excessive grease build up inside unit.Soda machine nozzles dirty at customer service area.


92 Bojangles

2023 Dayton Blvd.


93 Los Potros Mexican Restaurant

5611 Ringgold Road


93 Popeyes

3352 S. Broad Street


94 Cadence Coffee Company

11 East 7th Street


96 Starbucks

635 Camp Jordan Parkway


96 Zaxbys Store

7634 East Brainerd Road


97 Salsarita's

2115 Gunbarrel Road


97 Moe's Southwestern Grill

1820 Gunbarrel Road


98 La Altena

615 Commerical Lane


99 Saks Wing Shak

3911 Brainerd Road


99 Krystal

307 Cherokee Blvd.


100 Taco Bell

6210 Lee Highway


100 Salsarita's

9032 Old Lee Highway


100 Subway 

6054 Shallowford Road


100 Chicken Salad Chick

1820 Gunbarrel Road


100 4 Corners Cafe

9408 Apison Pike 


100 Good Dog

34 Frazier Avenue


100 Ruby Sunshine Cafe

405 Market Street


100 Bite Me Bakery

9408 Apison Pike