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.


80 Ichiban Japanese Steakhouse

5425 Highway 153

Reasons including person in charge not demonstrating control over food safety risk factors. Employee eating next to prep area. Raw steak stored over and being sliced over lettuce. Other raw proteins stored over canned and jarred items in walk-in cooler. No sanitizer for surface sanitizing. Required to have a means for surface sanitizing prior to food handling. Missing thermometer in reach in cooler. 


83 University Pizza & Deli

430 Vine Street

Reasons including stand-up cooler holing food between 48-51F. Inadequate date marking observed by inspector. Spray bottles not labeled. Raw meat thawing at room temperature. Thermometer in stand up cooler not working correctly. Inspector observed insect activity at time of inspection. Dirty wiping cloth on cutting board.


89 Jersey Mike's

5510 Highway 153


91 Hunan Wok I

2201 E. 23rd Street


92 Super Pho & Grill

7003 Lee Highway


92 Sonic Drive-In

3907 Brainerd Road


93 Burger King

676 Signal Mountain Road


93 Armando's

7330 Hixson Pike


93 Smoothie King

2100 Hamilton Place Blvd.


94 Ricko's Pizzeria & Italian Cuisine

3399 Amnicola Highway


94 China Experience

2100 Hamilton Place Blvd.


95 Zaxby's

9347 Springfield Road


96 Typhoon Of Tokyo

3953 Dayton Blvd.


97 McDonald's

2017 Gunbarrel Road


97 Red Lobster

2200 Bams Drive 


97 Tacos El Cunao

5813 Lee Highway


98 Hibachi Express

7401 East Brainerd Road


100 Greg's Sandwich Works

6337 East Brainerd Road 


100 Dinner on the Diner

4119 Cromwell Road


100 Snowie Chatt

9702 Cloverleaf Place


100 Memphis St. BBQ

5722 Main Street


100 Sleepy Sloth Cafe

305 Northgate Mall Drive


-- Compiled by Brandi Dixon