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.


84 Krystal 2304

E. 23rd Street

Reasons including adequate hand-washing from employees not observed. Numerous food and non food contact surfaces dirty throughout kitchen/cookline/prep areas. Adequate cleaning/sanitizing frequency not provided. No thermometer provided for reach in cooler unit. Uncovered/unprotected food products in walk in freezer unit. In-use utensils stored on dirty surfaces. Single service products stored on floor. Floors dirty behind/underneath equipment. Unused equipment stored haphazardly in storage area.  


88 McDonald's 4608 Highway 58

Reasons including two reach-in coolers near prep bar holding TCS foods 45-49°F. Excessive ice build up in walk-in freezer and multiple reach-in freezers. Multiple reach-in coolers dirty with food debris. Walk-in freezer floor dirty.

92 Cici's Pizza

5425 Highway153


92 Little Caesar's

1420 Dodson Avenue


93 Hardee's

6305 Ringgold Road


96 Jersey Mikes Subs

5510 Highway 153


96 Los Potros Mexican Restaurant

5611 Ringgold Road


96 American Wings

4011 Brainerd Road


98 Stevarinos

325 Cherokee Blvd.


98 Salsarita's Hixson

252 Northgate Mall Drive


98 Sonic Drive-In

4305 Hixson Pike


98 Heavenly Flavored Wings Express II

1263 3rd E. Street


98 Armando's

8018 East Brainerd Road


99 Moe's Southwest Grill

5510 Highway 153


99 McDonald's

4123 Hixson Pike


99 DQ Grill & Chill

5433 Highway 153


100 Arby's

3903 Hixson Pike 


100 Wendy's

418 Cumberland Street


100 Haven's Diner

4817 Highway 58


100 Subway

6054 Shallowford Road


100 Knubby's Blue Collar BBQ

7735 Maggie Lane


100 Wendy's

7408 Bonny Oaks Drive


-- Compiled by Brandi Dixon