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 Koch's Bakery

1900 South Broad Street

Reasons including active owner/managerial control over daily cleanliness/sanitization needs of the facility not provided. Numerous food/non-food contact surfaces dirty throughout facility. Cleaning/toxic items stored on working surfaces. Rodent droppings noted throughout facility and several areas where outer openings were not protected from the entrance of vermin were noted. Uncovered/unprotected food items noted in walk in cooler unit. Clean dishes/utensils stored on dirty surfaces. Triple sink area excessively soiled/dirty. Numerous non-food contact surfaces dirty throughout bakery area. Distressed items noted in bakery area. 


84 Sonic Drive-In

3222 Cummings Highway

Reasons including adequate cleaning/sanitizing frequency not provided on cookline. Grilled chicken holding at 108° F on cookline. Whipped topping sitting out at 58° F at ice cream station. Uncovered/ unprotected food products in walk in freezer unit. In use utensils at ice cream station stored in dirty container. Non-food contact surfaces dirty. Litter noted on premises and trash/debris noted in refuse area. Floors dirty behind/underneath equipment. 


88 New China Buffet & Grill

3536 Cummings Highway


89 Nooga -Q

301 Signal Mountain Road


89 Captain D's Seafood

1690 E. 23rd Street


90 Street Quesadilla

4721 Montview Drive


90 El Monterrey Mexican

531 Signal Mountain Road


91 Central Park

2401 E. 23rd Street


92 Taco Town

4812 Hixson Pike


93 Krystal

2304 E. 23rd Street


94 Ankars Hoagie's

5018 Hixson Pike


94 Kenny's Smokehouse

2312 Stuart Street


95 Little Caesars

3728 Ringgold Road


96 McDonald's

1117 E. 3rd Street


97 Southern Star Take-Away

1210 Taft Highway


98 Arby's

9200 Lee Highway


98 Pier 88 Boiling Seafood

2288 Gunbarrel Road


98 Chick-Fil-A

1804 Gunbarrel Road


98 Zaxby's

8884 Old Lee Highway


99 Totto Sushi & Grill

330 Frazier Avenue


100 Dave's BBQ

12914 Highway 58


100 Domino's Pizza

8644 East Brainard Road


100 Mac's Subs & Fries

1715 Lahugh Drive


100 Chicken-W-Bones

6227 Lee Highway


100 Steamboat Super Sandwiches

5950 Shallowford Road


100 McDonald's

6220 Lee Highway


100 Chef Express

720 Woodmore Lane


-- Compiled by Brandi Dixon