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.


67 New China Buffet & Grill

3536 Cummings Highway

Reasons including active managerial control over food-borne illness risk factors not observed at time of inspection. Controls not put into place regarding oversight and routine monitoring of food-borne illness risk factors and general compliance with food safety rules/regulations. Hand-washing not observed as needed during inspection. No paper towels provided in employee restroom. Proper date-marking on TCS, RTE foods held longer than 24 hrs not provided. Raw food products thawing at room temperature. Rodent droppings noted in dry storage area. Food products prepared at triple sink with dirty dishes and dish water present. Numerous wet/soiled wiping cloths stored throughout prep/dish-washing/cooking areas. Numerous food/non-food contact surfaces dirty. Ice machine dirty inside. 


89 Countryside Cafe

8223 Mahan Gap Road

Reasons including numerous food and non food contact areas dirty throughout facility. Low boy unit holding TCS foods at 50°F. PIC embargoed 5 pounds of cut leafy greens. Low boy unit must not be used until unit is capeable of holding TCS foods 41°F or below. Hot box latch broken. 


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95 India Mahal

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96 Red Lobster

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96 Chick Fil A

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98 Las Margaritas

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98 Little Tokyo Express

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-- Compiled by Brandi Dixon