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.


68 Thai Esan

4330 Ringgold Road

Reasons including adequate demonstration of knowledge not provided with regards to foodborne illness risk factors. Adequate handwashing not observed by staff between tasks. Raw animal products not physically separated according to minimum internal cooking temperatures. Excessive amonts of mold and food debris build up noted on shelving in walk-in cooler unit. Tofu sitting out at room temperature. Raw foods thawing at room temperature. Insect activity noted in kitchen/dishwashing area.  


72 Little Caesars

3728 Ringgold Road

Reasons including active managerial control over foodborne illness risk factors not provided. Numerous surfaces dirty throughout kitchen/prep/storage areas. Toxic item stored with food products by pizza make station and by hand basin. Employee hair not properly restrained. Soiled wiping cloths not properly stored. Drain plug missing from dumpster. Liquid noted draining from dumpster and onto ground. Floors dirty in walk in cooler unit. Walls dirty around triple sink. Mop sink soiled/dirty. 


86 China Gourmet

321 Browns Ferry Road


86 Countryside Cafe

8223 Mahan Gap Road


89 Cracker Barrel

1460 N. Mack Smith Road


90 McDonald's

2003 Dayton Blvd.


92 Popeyes

6104 Ringgold Road


93 Hardee's

220 Brown's Ferry Road


93 Zaxby's

8884 Old Lee Highway


94 Chattanooga Pizza Co.

2000 E. 23rd Street


96 Cici's Pizza

5425 Highway 153


96 Waffle House

6513 Ringgold Road


96 Moe's Southwest Grill

5510 Highway 153


97 Champy's Fried Chicken

526 E. MLK Blvd.


97 Huddle House

5611 Brainerd Road



207 A Frazier Avenue


98 Kentucky Fried Chicken

5323 Highway 153


99 Starbucks Coffee

5513 Highway 153


99 Penn Station Subs

5241 Highway 153 


99 Nic & Norman's

1386 Market Street


99 Mr. Burrito Friends, Inc.

517 E. M L King Blvd.


99 Little Caesars

5510 Highway 153 


99 Choo-Choo BBQ Smokehouse

9070 Highway 58 


100 City Cafe Diner

7641 Lee Highway


100 The Chattanooga Cookie

20 Cherokee Blvd.


100 Firehouse Subs

9032 Old Lee Highway


100 Stir

1444 Market Street


100 Arby's

9200 Lee Highway


100 Papa Johns

9408 Apison Pike 


100 Subway

9413 Apison Pike


100 Chick-Fil-A

5830 Brainerd Road


100 Culture Coffee Co.

610 Georgia Avenue


-- Compiled by Brandi Dixon