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.


69 Countryside Cafe

8223 Mahan Gap Road

Reasons including person in charge does not demonstrate control over foodborne illness risk factors at time of routine inspection. Handsink in dishroom has very low water pressure. Not sufficient to wash hands effectively. Numerous food and non-food contact surfaces dirty throughout facility. Multiple prepped/cooked foods not date marked in walk-in cooler, and reach-in coolers. Insect activity observed in facility during routine health inspection. Multiple foods stored uncovered in multiple coolers throughout facility. Bucket of dirty wiping cloths stored outside establishment attracting flies. Dish pit and area around dish pit dirty. Bottom of multiple reach in coolers dirty. Trash accumulating around dumpster area.


75 Chili's Grill & Bar

881 Holiday Inn Drive, Dalton, Ga.

Reasons including employee drinks stored in several locations. Dish machine not producing a sanitized dish. Multiple items in multiple coolers including walk-in, reach-in, and prep-top coolers with items and raw animal products being held at temperatures above 41 degrees. Multiple items being held past the disposal date, discarded at time of inspection.


84 New York Pizza Department

8627 Hixson Pike

Reasons including employee handling food with bandage not wearing gloves. Cooler holding at 45 degrees (breaker tripped, turned cooler back on during inspection). Using vacuum packaging for sous vide steaks. Employee drink stored in non designated area. 


84 Chattanooga Pizza Co.

2000 E. 23rd Street

Reasons including employees consuming food products in prep area. Employee beverage improperly stored and stored too close to food contact surfaces. Proper datemarking and datemarking disposition of certain foods held longer than 24 hours not provided. Breaded, frozen foods in walk in freezer "soft" to the touch. Rodent activity noted in dry storage area and dishwashing area. 



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-- Compiled by Brandi Dixon