Food Works

4.5
987 Reviews
$30 and under
American
Voted one of Chattanooga’s Best Restaurants, Food Works strives to provide its guests with a quality experience in a refined, yet relaxed atmosphere. Located on Chattanooga’s North Shore, we are situated in the beautifully renovated and historic Signal Knitting Mill.

With a variety of items to choose from, our menu focuses on “progressive southern” cuisine with global influences showcasing our culinary team’s ability to put new spins on old classics. The spacious bar features an array of imported, domestic and craft beers along with an extensive wine list as well as classic cocktails and specialty martinis. Enjoy a cocktail inside or on our patio with family and friends before indulging in a delicious meal.
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ChristieN
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on January 7, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great menu selection and service! Always enjoy brunch and dinner here!

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OpenTable Diner
E. Tennessee
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was impeccable! Cameron was efficient and kind despite being very busy with multiple large party tables. Food was as good as always!

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OpenTable Diner
E. Tennessee
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

New Year’s Eve

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rowlysy
Atlanta
9 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went here for a New Year’s Eve dinner with friends. We had a great time. Excellent food! Sweet server. Attentive.

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KarenW
Tallahassee
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have not been there in a while but we weren’t disappointed. Service was great and food yummy!

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JessicaS
E. Tennessee
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

The service was great. The food was okay, nothing remarkable. The truffle fries were most disappointing. The fries were good, but definitely not $12 good. The grilled cheese and tomato soup were good. The focaccia that the sandwich was made on was 10/10.

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chattluv
E. Tennessee
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Food was good. One order was incorrect when brought to the table but was quickly rectified. Waitress was very attentive. Nice corner spot in the restaurant that wasn't too busy so it was easy for the table of six to hear each other in conversation, which is hard to find these days.

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My second time here and it does not disappoint! My new go-to spot ! Casual atmosphere , friendly staff, great food!

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OpenTable Diner
E. Tennessee
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My friends had never been here and were very pleasantly surprised. We were all very happy with our menu selections…especially the chocolate mouse cake for dessert. We ate after walking around downtown. 😉

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kassam
Birmingham
40 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Family dinner. We are from out of town. This was recommended and we enjoyed it.

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Francesca
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2021
Overall1food1service2ambience2

Disappointed in the service and food quality here. I ordered a coffee, which arrived lukewarm. Our meals took over 30 minutes to come out. Got the Asian Chicken Salad. The chicken was basically thick rubbery pieces, with no flavoring, and the actual salad was wilted/not fresh. Our waitress was also not very polite. Very disappointed. If you are looking for good quality food and friendly service, I would suggest going elsewhere.

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vipGina
Atlanta
53 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Always enjoy eating here—great food selection and reasonably priced drinks. Food was very good this time, but not up to usual standards—maybe it was because restaurant was very crowded. Will continue to eat here, as we enjoy it.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food takes some time but worth the wait.

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DirkE
E. Tennessee
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent, drinks were great. The hostess Ella did a wonderful job. We will be back and bringing friends.

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OpenTable Diner
E. Tennessee
2 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience!

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Zachp
1 review
Dined on December 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We walked in for our reservation and were immediately sat down. The service and food was great. Would recommend.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, a wonderful meal at one of our go-to favorites.

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FredM
1 review
Dined on December 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Brunch, friendly service, reasonably priced!

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JB37312
E. Tennessee
6 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meal and service! Bruschetta to die for!

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vipLindaAA
Austin
27 reviews
Dined on December 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great choices and great service

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vipGSxxxxxxx
Memphis/West TN
4 reviews
Dined on December 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service for high top tables. Attentive staff.

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CherylS
E. Tennessee
1 review
Dined on December 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Nice open atmosphere. Good, friendly service and their salmon is the best I've had anywhere. Fried green tomato appetizer was amazing too!

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Rudeworks
Nashville
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2021
Overall1food3service1ambience1

We had reservations for 4:45 and when we got there it was apparent that everybody wanted to leave meaning everybody that worked at the restaurant. They closed at 5:00 but OpenTable had a reservation for 4:45. Needless to say our meal was rushed and the wait staff was cleaning the restaurant and putting the tables and chairs up while we were eating the bartender was scrubbing the bar floor while we were eating. I asked for a bloody Mary and it was a snow I asked for the Taj mahal. They seated us right near the kitchen and left the kitchen door open and I couldn't believe when one of the line Cooks actually started talking to my mother from the kitchen. It really sucked that there was a 4:45 time slot for a reservation when in fact we were reserving a spot to watch the wait staff closed down the restaurant.

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vipGina
Atlanta
53 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and drink specials for Sunday brunch—consistently wonderful food, great service and nice atmosphere.

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vipStephen621
E. Tennessee
12 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I'm a regular and was very happy with my dining experience today. It's good comfy food.

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TomC
1 review
Dined on November 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great meal here. The Ribeye was outstanding.

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PrettyasaPeach
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

2 words —— Delicious Food !!!
We were intown from Atlanta everything on the thanksgiving buffett was A-1 not canned food poured into warmers

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ShariC
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This holiday meal was a great experience. The assortment of food and quality was excellent. Service very friendly. The Mill was beautiful and cozy. Bravo 👏

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OpenTable Diner
Tampa
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

If I was local I would return. My one small negative complain isn’t a big deal so overall my experience was great.

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TanaK
E. Tennessee
2 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We frequent Food Works for brunch often! It is one of our favorite places for food along with the atmosphere but.. we were a bit disappointed with the food yesterday! No bacon with the brunch entrees, fruit was also left off of one of the entrees. Our waiter Cameron was wonderful, he handled our table of 8 like a rock star!! He is very personable, friendly and attentive! 5 stars for Cameron!

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Morgan
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Taylor was an awesome waitress!

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Fritz
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience2

Reservation was made 2 weeks prior for a high-top table but we were seated in a back room upstairs with little to no atmosphere or vibe. I was entertaining an out-of-town colleague and was a bit disappointed.

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vipteachr5
Orlando
18 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great brunch. The mimosas are huge and the food was delicious. Cameron, our server, was attentive and very personable. Great experience.

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AshleyT
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Will go again. Great atmosphere and huge portion sizes! Lots of great options on the menu as well- great variety!

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LindaC
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Very enjoyable, interesting menu, great service, cool location.

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vipJMoore
E. Tennessee
29 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The food here is consistently pretty good and very convenient for us. Our friends fish dishes were a bit over cooked and dry.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Nashville
33 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

2nd trip. Everything improved this visit. I ordered the same item as my first visit. I will definitely visit again.

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vipOpenTable Diner
E. Tennessee
5 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Please bring back the crab Benedict’s. They were my favorite on the brunch menu.

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CarolA
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service. Good food. Our waitress was awesome and made the dining experience extremely enjoyable.

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DavidR
E. Tennessee
4 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food Works has been a go-to brunch location for years. Very glad to see that they have survived a difficult time for business

FAQs

Food Works does offer delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. Food Works also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (423) 752-7487.

Food Works is rated 4.5 stars by 987 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.