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.

69 Mayo's

3820 Brainerd Road

Reasons including owners continue to cook chicken wings at home, not approved kitchen so wings and home canned jars of food in fridge are from an unapproved source. Staff does not demonstrate knowledge of proper cold holding temperatures and what needs to be done when coolers are not working. Staff not trained on what proper use of hand sink would be, no food containers or utensils should be stored in sink. Chicken wings still being smoked at home of owner, home kitchen is not permitted so wings are from unapproved source. Home canned jars of food in fridge, cannot use home canned food to sell food to public. Food discarded. Cooler was above 50 degrees; food was placed in cooler never reached below 41 degrees, all food was discarded. Evidence of oil being discarded on ground at deck and at ditch behind building. 


78 Tropical Cuisine

5035 Ooltewah-Ringgold Road

Reasons including person in charge does not demonstrate control over foodborne illness risk factors at time of routine inspection. Vacuum packed meats were cooked and vacuum packed at friends house per PIC. Packaging and food prep from unapproved food source. Tofu veggie mix left out at room temperature by handsink temping 71°F. Asked kitchen staff what time Tofu mix was cooked, and was told roughly around 9am and mix had been sitting out at room temperature since. 2 pounds of Tofu mix embargoed. Employee cell phone and beverage stored on food contact surface near foods being prepped. 


91 Sonic Drive-In

6216 Hixson Pike


92 McDonalds

6401 Ringgold Road


93 Subway

6054 Shallowford Road


94 Hooter's Restaurant

5912 Brainerd Road


95 Firehouse Subs

3849 Dayton Blvd.


95 Firehouse Subs

3849 Dayton Blvd.


96 McDonald's

8601 Hixson Pike


96 McDonald's

8601 Hixson Pike


97 Bojangles

4701 Hixson Pike


97 Typhoon Of Tokyo

3953 Dayton Blvd.


98 The Acropolis

2213 Hamilton Place Blvd.


98 Urban Stack

12 13th W. Street


98 Los Potros Mexican Restaurant

5611 Ringgold Road


98 Taco Bell

2303 Dayton Blvd.


99 Merv's Restaurant

713 Mountain Creek Road


99 Bojangles'

2023 Dayton Blvd.


99 McDonalds

4123 Hixson Pike


100 Taco Bell

8522 Hixson Pike 


100 Arby's

8514 Hixson Pike


100 Jack's Family Resaurant

6411 Lee Highway


100 Cheese Dip Mexican Grill

3643 Hixson Pike


100 Fiamma Pizza Company

405 North Market Street


100 Krystal

307 Cherokee Blvd.


100 Krystal

4416 Highway 58


100 Subway

9231 Old Lee Highway


100 Krystal

7300 Shallowford Road