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 423-209-8110. The scores are original and do not reflect on-the-spot changes, which sometimes lead to upward adjustments.



65 Cafe & Toast

3536 Cummings Highway

Reasons including active managerial control over food-borne illness risk factors not provided; previous inspections have addressed lack of proper sanitizing practices with regards to dish machine; spoiled produce noted in reach in cooler unit; visible cross contamination noted in homestyle freezer unit; observed blood from raw meat in contact with other food products; observed employee drop in-use utensil on the floor and re-used utensil without properly sanitizing utensil; insecticides used haphazardly in kitchen by employees to address insect activity; cockroaches noted around dishwashing area; clean dishes stored on dirty surfaces.


80 Hermans Soul Food & Catering

3821 Brainerd Road

Reasons including kitchen staff not trained on how to cool food, check dish machine for sanitizer, proper temp needed in walk in cooler to hold food below 41, no follow through; kitchen not checking food daily as it is cooled, multiple items in cooler above 59, was discarded; one line on hot bar not set at temp to hold food above 135, discarded; food still being pulled from cooler and left on prep table off heat no cold and was all in 50-60, all food discarded; kitchen does not have adequate equipment to safely hold food in temp for the large volume that they prepare.


91 Beef O'Brady's

5958 Snow Hill Road


95 Hardee's

6305 Ringgold Road


96 American Wings

4011 Brainerd Road


97 Subway

3127 Broad Street


98 Smokey Bones Bar & Fire Grill

2225 Gunbarrel Road


98 Cracker Barrel

2346 Shallowford Village Drive


99 Marco's Pizza

5978 Snowhill Road


99 Zaxby's

8884 Old Lee Highway


99 Typhoon Of Tokyo

3953 Dayton Blvd.


99 4 Corners Cafe

9408 Apison Pike 


99 Wally's

1600 Mccallie Avenue


99 Abuelos Mexican Food Embassy

2102 Hamilton Place Blvd. 


99 Fiamma Pizza Company

405 North Market Street


100 Sunnyside Cup

617 Signal Mountain Road


100 I Love Tacos

402 N Lovell Avenue 


100 Chick-Fil-A

1804 Gunbarrel Road


100 Bite Me Bakery

9408 Apison Pike


100 Panera Bread Company

1810 Gunbarrel Road