This story was updated at 12:32 p.m. on Wednesday, March 25, 2020, with more information.

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.


82 Armando's

7330 Hixson Pike; Reasons including cook handling ready-to-eat onions with bare hands. Ice/water dripping on food in the walk in freezer. Scoop handle submerged in coleslaw. Rusted shelves in cooler. Multiple non-food contact surfaces dirty in the kitchen. Grease build up on the sides of equipment. Garbage littered around dumpster. Floor and wall dirty in the kitchen. Floor tiles in poor repair. Personal items stored in food prep areas. 


92 Lillie Mae's Place

4712 Dayton Blvd.


93 Chili's Grill And Bar

509 Northgate Mall


95 Papa John's

6210 Hixson Pike


95 Papa John's

5210 Brainerd Road


96 McDonald's

1117 E. 3rd Street



5510 Highway 153


97 Little Caesar's

5730 Brainerd Road


97 Cracker Barrel

8852 Old Lee Highway


98 Dorato Restaurant

801 Pine Street


99 McDonald's

9211 Lee Highway


99 Highway 58 BBQ

4921 Highway 58


99 Choo Choo BBQ

6410 Hixson Pike


99 McDonald's

9211 Lee Highway


99 Sourdough Cuppa Joe

6707 Hixson Pike


100 Waffle House

8912 Old Lee Highway


100 Big Kahuna Wings-Chattanooga

203 West Aquarium Way


100 Burger King

5605 Little Debbie Parkway


100 Firehouse Subs

1820 Gunbarrel Road


100 Baskin Robbins

625 Signal Mountain Road