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.


81 Captain D's Seafood

668 Battlefield Pkwy. Fort Oglethorpe, Ga.

Reasons including the top of the microwave not being cleaned at a frequency to be maintained clean to sight and touch. Double door reach-in cooler in the front of the establishment cold holding above 41 degrees Fahrenheit. Various TCS foods were 44-55 degrees Fahrenheit. Food employee preparing food without wearing a proper hair restraint. Food employee preparing food with a watch on. 


83 Rafael's Italian Restaurant

150 Pearl Drive, LaFayette, Ga.

Reasons including open cup and a drink bottle on a food prep table. Reach in cooler not cooling properly.  Thermometers missing in coolers. Gear oil leaking from large mixer. 


86 Waffle House

4903 Brainerd Road

Reasons including cook handled raw meat with gloves, made glove change but did not wash hands. Staff on cell phone did not wash hands before handling food. Both hand sinks blocked storage inside sink. Dish machine not reaching high enough temp, 160F on dish thermometer. Knife left on table had food build up. Sink soiled. Mask compliance not enforced, customer allowed to enter, was waiting on to go order without mask, never ask to put mask on. One staff not wearing mask. Observed customers seated with mask.


89 Mr. Burrito Friends, Inc.

517 E. M L King Blvd.


95 Bojangles

7987 East Brainerd Road


95 Wendy's

6727 Ringgold Road


96 China Rose

9203 Lee Highway


96 Subway

3461 Brainerd Road


97 Greek Plate Gyros

811 Market Street


98 Dunkin' Donuts

4535 Highway 58 


98 Southside Pizza

612 E Main Street


99 Cold Stone Creamery

100 Chestnut Street


99 Chris Bakery

4011 Brainerd Road


99 Starbucks

635 Camp Jordan Parkway


99 Kevin Brown's Burgers

8228 Mahan Gap Road


99 Subway

2610 Amnicola Highway 


100 Jets Pizza

3600 Hixson Pike


100 Steak N Shake

5118 Hixson Pike


100 Great American Cookie Company

313 Northgate Mall Drive


100 Central Park

5119 Hixson Pike


100 Papa Johns Store

7000 Lee Highway


100 The Honeybaked Ham Co.

2020 Gunbarrel Road


100 Great American Cookie Company

2100 Hamilton Place Blvd.


-- Compiled by Brandi Dixon