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.


77 Dunkin Donuts

3334 Broad Street

Reasons including active managerial control over foodborne illness risk factors not provided at time of inspection. Employees consuming food products in prep area. Whipped topping sitting out at room temperature (3). Products were at 68*F at time of inspection. Some foods not date-marked in walk -n cooler unit. Cleaning products stored too close to food products. Bulk food products not properly covered/protected when not in use. Food products stored on floor. Excessively soiled, wet wiping cloths stored on working surfaces and not in sanitizer solution. Some non food contact surfaces dirty on prep line. 


85 Kentucky Fried Chicken

2501 S. Broad Street

Reasons including person in charge unaware of employee illness policy at time of inspection. Water supply at drive-thru hand-sink too hot for comfortable and adequate hand-washing. Water temperature was at 147*F. Numerous contact surfaces dirty throughout dish-washing/prep and storage areas. Numerous clean dishes with dried food debris noted on contact surfaces. Food products stored on floor in walk in freezer. Excessive carbon buildup noted on sheet pans. Clean dishes stored on wooden shelving in dish-washing area. 


87 Captain D's Seafood

668 Battlefield Pkwy., Fort Oglethorpe, Ga.

Reasons including no paper towels available at the hand washing sink. Employees wearing bracelets and hair ties on wrists while preparing and handling food. No inspection report displayed. Heavy food debris build-up on the inside of coolers and freezers and sides of equipment. Food and grease debris build-up on floors and walls. Several live flies in the kitchen area.


91 Sugar's Ribs

2450 15th Avenue


91 Yellow Deli

737 Mccallie Avenue


91 Sekisui

1120 Houston Street


91 Spare Time

5530 Hixson Pike


92 China Experience

2100 Hamilton Place Blvd.


94 Smoothie King

2100 Hamilton Place Blvd.


94 Firebox Grill

7025 Shallowford Road


96 Baskin Robbins

2100 Hamilton Place Blvd.


96 Bojangles'

1803 East 23rd Street


96 Pizza Hut

6218 Hixson Pike


97 Cracker Barrel

50 Birmingham Highway


97 Burger King

3401 Amnicola Highway


98 El Fogon

8023 Hixson Pike 


98 Moe's Southwestern Grill

1820 Gunbarrel Road


98 Burger King

4827 Hixson Pike


98 Sarku Japan

2100 Hamilton Place Blvd.


98 Pyramids Cafe

2100 Hamilton Place Blvd.


98 Hardee's

5525 Hixson Pike


98 Arby's

4766 Highway 58


98 Red Robin Gourmet Burgers

2100 Hamilton Place Blvd.


99 Marsha's Backstreet Cafe

5036 Brainerd Road


99 Low Country Cajun Seafood & More

5958 Snowhill Road


99 Champys Chicken

6515 Ringgold Road


100 Taco Mamacita

109 Market Street


100 Bojangles

9375 Dayton Pike


100 Ankar's Hoagies

4764 Highway 58


100 Miller's Ale House

2119 Gunbarrel Road


100 Charley's Grilled Subs

2100 Hamilton Place Blvd.


100 Coffee Community Collective

10161 Dayton Pike


-- Compiled by Brandi Dixon