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.


67 Cajun Oasis

2100 Hamilton Place Blvd.

Reasons including staff not been properly trained on cooling procedures, required temperatures for cold holding, no managerial control over food handling. Staff did not know health policy and no policy was postedStaff eating in back of kitchen. Food stored over rack with pans. No water at sink in back kitchen, sink blocked by pans. Triple sink not set up for sanitizing, washing in sanitizer compartment , pans and sinks soiled with old food collected. Triple sink is not large enough for large hotel size pan to fit and soak in sanitizer compartment. Cooler was 46, degrees food inside over 50 degrees was discarded. Food in coolers with no dates. Styrofoam cups being used to measure ingredients. Floors soiled.


85 Bojangles

1803 East 23rd Street

Reasons including manager on duty unaware of specific reportable symptoms and food-borne illnesses at time of inspection. Chicken sitting at room temperature and not under temperature or time control at breading station. Product was holding at 62*F. Product was discarded at time of inspection. Uncovered/unprotected food items noted in walk in cooler unit. Excessive ice build up noted in walk in freezer unit. Cardboard used as a shelving liner for food in walk in cooler. Several non-food contact surfaces dirty in prep/dishwashing areas. Garbage noted on ground around refuse area.


86 Sekisui

1120 Houston Street

Reasons including no hand soap/paper towels provided at handsink by ice machine. Hand sanitizer can not be used in lieu of handsoap. Raw chicken stored above cooked rice in low boy unit. Items were moved at time of inspection to reduce risk of cross-contamination. Proper cooling method not provided for grilled chicken cooling in walk in cooler. Inspector unable to locate thermometers in freezer unit. Wet wiping cloths stored on working surfaces and not in sanitizer solution. In-use utensil stored in standing water. Some non-food contact surfaces dirty in kitchen/prep area. 


88 Sonic Drive-In

820 Chickamauga Ave., Rossville, Georgia

Reasons including unapproved drink containers in facility. No hand drying provisions provided at back food service hand-washing sink. Chicken breasts sitting on tray in an exposed, ripped open bag. Multiple containers of various batter mixes unlabeled.  Walk-in freezer floor with soil and food on floor. 


89 Asian Kitchen

8142 East Brainerd Road


91 Fuji Steak & Sushi

5437 Highway 153


95 Sourdough Cuppa Joe

6707 Hixson Pike


96 Scottie's On The River

491 Riverfront Pkwy.


96 Burritos el Chepes

613 Kinser Circle


96 Jack's Family Restaurant

5933 Hixson Pike


96 China Cafeteria

511 Market Street


97 Taco Town

5425 Highway 153


97 Shufords Smokehouse

924 Signal Mountain Road


97 Brown Bag

1924 Gunbarrel Road


98 Asia Cafe

5210 Brainerd Road


98 Jersey Mike' s Subs

2260 Gunbarrel Road


98 Sushi Nabe Japanese Restaurant

110 River Street


100 El Meson

248 Northgate Mall Road


100 Frothy Monkey

1400 Market Street


100 Taco Bell

2303 Dayton Blvd.


100 Fresh Burger Grill

8968 Dayton Pike


— Compiled by Brandi Dixon