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.


81 Jim 'N Nicks BBQ

2040 Hamilton Place Blvd.

Reasons including sanitizer buckets and three compartment sink are filled with solution that is measuring 0ppm ammonia. Several foods held in holding units are not holding at proper temperature. Three spray bottles containing chemicals are observed as unlabeled throughout the kitchen. Bottle of juice observed stored in ice bin that is used to serve ice for consumption. Cup in barbecue sauce does not have handle for scooping. Food debris/accumulation observed on can opener blade. 



5113 Highway 153

Reasons including omelette batter uncovered. External food/object from above falling into batter. Multiple foods in low boy cooler next to griddle at 48 - 55 degrees. Cheese and crepes too high in cooler. Food must be at or below 41 degrees. Bag of plastic lids stored on floor. Multiple food containers with carbon build-up or in poor repair. Dishwasher and area around dirty. Excessive food/grease build up around griddle. Multiple food and non-food surfaces dirty.


83 Jacks

4209 Ringgold Road

Reasons including employees not washing hands as needed between tasks. Observed employee sweeping floors then preparing food/donning gloves without washing hands. Excessive food debris build-up behind/underneath equipment. Adequate cooling methods not provided. Uncovered/unprotected food products noted in walk in cooler. Wet wiping cloths stored on working surfaces and not in sanitizer solution. Excessive trash/grease spilage noted around dumpster in refuse area.


88 Chuy's

2271 Gunbarrel Road


93 Provino's Italian Restrauant 

5084 S outhTerrace Road


94 Jackson Bakery

5862 Brainerd Road


95 Dos Bros Fresh Mexican Grill

627 Camp Jordan Pkwy.


96 Abuelos Mexican Food Embassy

2102 Hamilton Place Blvd. 


96 Dunkin' Donuts

7647 East Brainerd Road


96 Krystal

4868 Hixson Pike


96 Stir

1444 Market Street


96 Public House

1110 Market Street


97 Amigo's Mexican

5694 Brainerd Road


97 Bojangles

7987 East Brainerd Road


97 Longhorn Steakhouse

5583 Highway 153


98 Starbucks

635 Camp Jordan Parkway


98 Hibachi and Wings

6933 Lee Highway


98 Kentucky Fried Chicken

7428 East Brainerd Road


98 Baskin Robbins

4767 Highway 58


98 Panera Bread Company

1810 Gunbarrel Road


99 Armando's

7032 Lee Highway


99 Asia Buffet

6901 Lee Highway


99 Honey Baked Ham

2020 Gunbarrel Road


99 Auntie Anne's Pretzels

2100 Hamilton Place Blvd.


100 Il Primo

9436 Bradmore Lane


100 Hardee's

6013 Shallowford Road


100 Kays Kastle

8804 Dayton Pike


100 The Bread Basket

2116 Taft Highway


100 Smoothie King

1913 Gunbarrel Road


— Compiled by Brandi Dixon