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.


74 Mahoney's Grub House

8701 E Brainerd Road; Reasons including person in charge lacks managerial control over food safety risk factors. Employee did not wash hands between cleaning dishes and putting on gloves to prepare food. Raw ground beef over RTE foods such as cooked burger and macaroni. Macaroni removed from hot holding due to oven being used. Inadequate date marking. Lunch meat pastrami dated 8-17. Discarded 3 lbs.


82 Southern Restaurant

7717 Hixson Pike; Reasons including raw eggs and raw ground beef stored over vegetables and other RTE foods. Several cooked foods not date marked. Multiple roaches seen in the dishwasher area. The pest control company needs to treat immediately to remedy the issue. Water dripping in the walk in cooler. Multiple surfaces with excessive grease build up in the kitchen. Employee's personal items stored next to food and utensils.


84 Flying Squirrel

55 Johnson Street; Reasons including iIndividual jars jelly found, no canning allowed without HACCP and vender must be a regulated, Dept. Ag., facility. Dish machine sanitizer not working. Slaw from previous day was 50 must be below 41, pans of food being double panned not getting sufficient air flow to food, cheese was 46. Cutting boards scorred, no longer able to sanitize in crevices.


86 Biba's Italian

5918 Hixson Pike


88 Jacks

3530 Cummings Highway


96 Chubby's Bbq

3801 Rossville Blvd. 


97 Fazoli's

2332 Shallowford Village Drive


97 Buddy's Bar-B-Q

619 Camp Jordan Parkway


97 Pizza Hut

776 Mountain Creek Road


97 Los Potros Mexican Restaurant

5611 Ringgold Road


98 Off the Grill by Chef Q

4848 Hixson Pike


98 Subway

8530 Hixson Pike


99 Einstein Bros. Bagels

515 Vine Street 


99 Sequoyah Cafe

2000 Sequoyah Acess Road


100 Grey Flower Deli

10930 London Lane


100 Taco Bell

2303 Dayton Blvd.


100 Dippers

515 Vine Street


100 Waffle House

7047 Amin Drive


100 Subway

815 University Street