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.



84 Sonic Drive-In

6645 Highway 41, Ringgold, Ga.

Reasons including water leak near ice machine contributing to pooling of water in floor of restaurant.  Vent hood system not operational contributing to accumulation of fumes and grease inside facility. HVAC unit not functioning contributing to excessive heat inside facility and difficulty keeping foods cold in cold holding units. Food debris and trash on floor in back of restaurant attracting flies. 


87 Los Charros Taqueria Y Restaurante

8019 N. Highway 27 Rock Spring, Ga.

Reasons including food containers uncovered including chicken and bread rolls in walkin cooler. Potentially hazardous food cold held at greater than 41 degrees Fahrenheit. Beef held at 50, sausage at 61, and tilapia at 48 due to unplugged prep cooler. 


87 Arby's

6302 Ringgold Road

Reasons including inspector observed employee consuming food products in prep area. Inspector observed employee not washing hands after consuming food products in prep area. Excessive flies noted in kitchen/dining areas. Slicer unit dirty. 


88 Red Lobster

2131 Northgate Park Lane



5113 Highway153


95 Las Margaritas

1101 Hixson Pike


95 Dos Bros Fresh Mexican Grill

627 Camp Jordan Pkwy.


95 Einstein Bros Bagels

5237 Hixson Pike 


96 Steak N Shake

5118 Hixson Pike 


97 Little Tokyo Express

4516 Hixson Pike


97 Mr Wok

5402 Brainerd Road


97 Wendy's

6009 Ooltewah-Georgetown Road


98 Greek Plate Gyros

811 Market Street


98 Panda Express

484 Northgate Mall Road


98 Dunkin Donuts

627 Signal Mountain Road


98 Wimpie's

9826 Dayton Pike


98 Glen Gene Deli

5748 Highway153


99 Arby's

5420 Brainerd Road


99 Outback Steakhouse

544 Northgate Mall Drive


100 Applebee's

5595 Highway 153


100 Old Chicago Pizza & Taproom

250 Northgate Mall Drive


100 Auntie Anne's

271 Northgate Mall Drive


100 Lupi's Pizza Pies

5506 Hixson Pike

-- Compiled by Brandi Dixon