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Public House - Chattanooga
Public House - Chattanooga

Public House - Chattanooga Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.publichousechattanooga.com/
  • Phone: (423) 266-3366
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch : Monday - Saturday: 11:00am - 2:30pm Dinner: Monday - Thursday:5:00pm - 9:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:30pm - 10:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: American, Comfort Food
  • Executive Chef: Michael Lindley
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Smoking Area, Smoking Area (patio only), Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar

Getting there

  • Public Transit: Dedicated stop on the free electric shuttle.
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: Street Parking and Private Parking in the Warehoue Row garage. Bring your ticket for validation during the day.
A word from Public House - Chattanooga
Several years ago, I decided that my future in the restaurant business would most likely not remain in the realm of fine dining and gourmands, but would rather lean towards the style of restaurant that I found myself frequenting most often - places that provided consistency and quality at a price that was fair for the quality of the food and experience. Public House plays to the comforts of good, solid food, while applying the principles of premium food products to a more casual setting. You will find all the fish is delivered from Foley’s in Boston, high quality steaks and a rotating selection of vegetable sides that are true to the region and season. You’ll also find a really good hamburger and fish sandwich, along with fun snacks and small plates that pair well with cocktails, beer and wine.
Nathan Lindley
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Diner Reviews
  • "The pot roast was the best I've ever eaten. (Sorry Mom)."
    Dined on 8/25/2014
  • "My wife and I were in Chattanooga for our anniversary. I was looking for a nice restaurant to take my wife and we found this nice surprise. The service was great our waiter was very helpful. My wife had the trout which was excellent and I had the grouper which also was excellent. The homemade key lime pie was fantastic. We had a wonderful time there."
    Dined on 8/16/2014
  • "We are a young couple that went there for our prom dinner and now we go back every chance that we can. The service is great and they are willing to work with food allergies."
    Dined on 8/11/2014
  • "My boyfriend and I were staying in a B&B only a couple blocks away (Stone Fort Inn); they had a restaurant on-site but the dress code was semi-formal there and we didn't feel like going the whole nine yards. Public House was highly-rated alternative that boasted finer fare with a relaxed atmosphere, so we made a reservation and took a stroll there. So glad we did! The service was friendly and fast, there was lots of room between tables and the food and drinks were delicious! I highly recommend the fried pickles with pimiento cheese and sourdough for an appetizer. Their specialty cocktail menu made us smile, too - all the drinks were inspired by Pixies songs. Try it! You'll like it!"
    Dined on 8/9/2014
  • "The was the second time dinning at Public House, first time on the restaurant side, which is very bright and open, compared to the industrial, darker bar area. Both sides serve the full menu. EVERYTHING we had was fantastic. They do a great job of incorporating seasonal foods. Our server was wonderful, as well. Very friendly and helpful when discussing the menu. Love this place!"
    Dined on 8/9/2014
  • "Service was fantastic, space was great, and food was delicious. We'll be back."
    Dined on 8/9/2014
  • "Public House was a last-minute dinner find on a rainy 1-night trip through Chattanooga and is was a gem! Great meals, interesting presentation, priced fairly and very large (almost too big!) portions for a "foodie" place. The menu had a nice variety from local trout, pork and beef to farm-fresh veggies prepared in an innovative style with a southern flair. Dinner for 4 with appetizer and a couple of salads (but without alcohol and desert) was about $100. If we're in Chattanooga again, we'll be back."
    Dined on 8/8/2014
  • "Public House was a great find for dinner for our anniversary. The food was so fresh and perfectly prepared. Our service was great, enjoyed the recommendation for the pimento cheese appetizer. We had the fried chicken and pot roast entrees and they were both amazing."
    Dined on 8/2/2014
  • "My husband and I were in Chattanooga celebrating our wedding anniversary, and decided to have dinner at Public House after reading reviews on OpenTable. We dined outdoors, and enjoyed a beautiful dinner and wine, served by a very attentive and engaging young lady. The food was fresh, tasty, and absolutely wonderful, from the cheese course to dessert. We will go there whenever we visit the city."
    Dined on 8/2/2014
  • "This restaurant was a pleasant surprise. Nice outdoor seating with a great view of downtown. Excellent food with a good variety of food on the menu. Very enjoyable experience; with good service."
    Dined on 8/1/2014
  • "The meal and service were very good. Only complaint is that the greens in the house salad were nothing exceptional. They were wilted. There were two cherry tomatoes, a few carrot shreds and a radish. I seem to remember the house salad there in the past as being fresh with lots of good veggies. This was a disappointment to an otherwise good meal."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "My family and I dined on a Wednesday night in July, hoping for a quiet, intimate experience. However, the room we were in was cacophonous. Several large parties sat at tables nearby, talking and laughing loudly. The design of the room contributed to the problem, as the bare hardwood floors, Spartan walls, and large windows echoed back all of this noise, making it difficult to carry on a conversation with my family. The overall appearance of the place was bland, white, and overly bright. The tables and chairs were crammed together in the room, as well. Our waiter was friendly and personable, but also self-absorbed, distracted, and inattentive. The food was delicious and well-presented, but the overall experience was lacking."
    Dined on 7/16/2014
  • "We dine here often and are never disappointed. Love the food, service and ambiance. Can't say enough about how good it is."
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "I really enjoyed the drinks offered and they had some nice deals on Saturday. With the food, it was lacking that extra that would have made it special. Maybe the biggest negative is they allow babies, maybe they should ask the parent of a crying baby to step out?"
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "In Chattanooga for a night, my husband and I went here for a date night. We enjoyed the food and atmosphere."
    Dined on 7/4/2014
  • "We had an excellent meal at Public House. Service was pleasant in that the waiter was very knowledgable and personable but was over-extended. There was an extremely long wait between ordering courses and check delivery and pickup. The small plates were excellent as we're the main courses. The only disappointment was that the fried chicken was rather ordinary compared to the remainder of the menu. Cocktails were inventive and fresh ingredients made them unique. Will definitely return because there were a number of things on the menu that I am anxious to try. Impressive!"
    Dined on 7/4/2014
  • "We found this spot while passing through town. Excellent!!!! Fresh ingredients, interesting variety of food choices, fabulous tastes, generous portions, and very affordable. It is a place we would make a special trip to if traveling through again."
    Dined on 7/4/2014
  • "We had a group of picky eaters, and everyone was able to find a meal they loved. The menu has unique variety and everything tastes wonderful. The chef is great!"
    Dined on 7/2/2014
  • "When we want a dining experience where we don't have to worry about a jacket and tie (let's face it...never!)...we come to PH. In this stage of life we love to eat local food treated with respect for the product itself; combined with the simplest yet most enjoyable combinations."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "Homemade perfectly from locally grown produce paired well with variety.with numerous wines. Date or family friendly."
    Dined on 6/26/2014
  • "This was a great way to start a night out! Dinner was great and so was dessert."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "This was our first time eating at this establishment. the service was great and the food was wonderful."
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "Great place for outdoor dining, yummy cheese plate. Salmon and duck breast were delicious entrees. We will be back!!"
    Dined on 6/16/2014
  • "the inside has really nice ambience and the menu is good food and a nice variety. I like the idea of supporting local produce. I enjoyed my glass of wine , meal and dessert with coffee. 3 people cost $120 including tip. Only negative, was the rolls are blah and nothing special at all. This was a shame since I am a big bread guy. I will definitely go back and will multiple times to try all the options. My trout was very good. Ease of online reservations was a nice touch."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "Food & drinks were fresh & tasted incredible! Friendly staff. Great atmosphere."
    Dined on 6/11/2014
  • "Our wine tasting group had a wonderful dinner. The service was attentive; always there when we needed it. The food is a blend of interesting/innovative with comfort; there were great matches for the eclectic wines we brought. The restaurant made it an excellent meeting of our group."
    Dined on 6/11/2014
  • "Wonderful evening celebrating my daughter's birthday with family and friends! Our server was great and the atmosphere and food were perfect! "
    Dined on 6/4/2014
  • "Decided upon Public House based on reviews and local opinion. All were correct. We enjoyed our evening with good food and service."
    Dined on 5/31/2014
    Dined on 5/30/2014
  • "Public House never disappoints, and I dine there weekly. Lunch is incredible at a surprisingly reasonable price. Dinner is more on the elegant side. Their bar, Social, is one of my favorites in the city."
    Dined on 5/29/2014
  • "Really nice spot to meet a friend for dinner. The cuisine is modern American with a southern flair. My only critique is that the waitress was passive aggressive in pushing meals, plates, apps, drinks on us. Every time she came to the table (which was too often) she would say "What drink would you like next?" or "The chocolate cake is divine. How many would you like?" or some junk like that. Or pouring wine into our glasses again and again well before we had even drank any. Lovely girl, but obviously schooled in pushing the product."
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "Great service, great food. Waiter even fulfilled unique requests with out missing a beat. Will definitely return. "
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "We were visiting Chattanooga for the weekend, and read about this restaurant on trip adviser. The restaurant is located in the Warehouse Roll building. It was a little hard to find. You can enter the restaurant from inside the building by walking through The Social at Public House or from the outside on the corner of 12th and Market. The food was good; I had the 4 side sampler (mac and cheese (excellent), Collard Greens (a little too much vinegar for my taste), Squash casserole (also great) and green beans). My husband had the fried chicken. He shared and I was surprised with how good the chicken taste. We also had the homemade key lime pie for desert, which was good."
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "First date with my friend of 5yrs on their 5th Anniversary of the restaurant opening! Everything was great! The romantic ambiance, the energy and service! The food has an exquisite taste, with a comforting feel. I had the trout, served on a squash casserole that was awesome! I give Public House 5 stars! :-)"
    Dined on 5/15/2014
  • "We were very pleased with our first dining experience at Public House. The service was great and food was equally so."
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "It is wonderful to have such excellent service and food. Exceptional throughout the menu!"
    Dined on 5/9/2014
  • "We are from out of town but have been to Public House for the 4th time now. First time was really good, second time not as good as before, third visit, way too expensive for the quality and service received and decided not to return after that. However, we went the fourth time simply at the request of our son for his birthday, expecting to pay a lot for a mediocre dinner. Surprise! Service was great, drinks and food unique and delicious. Public House has redeemed itself. I hope it stays consistent going forward."
    Dined on 5/9/2014
  • "Awesome food and experience. Our server David was great. Don't pass on the desserts by Dottie."
    Dined on 5/3/2014
  • "Food was decent but nothing exceptional/memorable - needed more seasoning. Service was okay but sketchy...service person wasn't around much."
    Dined on 5/3/2014
  • "Had a wonderful evening at the Public House. Enjoyed the cocktail list and wonderful food."
    Dined on 5/2/2014