Food Works

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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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NicoleC
E. Tennessee
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food as always! Menu is innovative and the servers are wonderful-

GJ
GinaJ
E. Tennessee
5 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Made reservations for lunch and it was ready when we arrived. Meal was delicious

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall2food1service5ambience3

Not worth the price. We came here because of the good reviews but the food was awful. I ordered horseradish salmon, which was not horseradish at all. It tasted like expired salmon with Dijon mustard on it. Husband got shrimp and grits which were not good either. Only had a few small shrimp which were hard to eat (rubbery), and the grits were very watery. The truffle fries were not the best either. Our service was great though!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Its a good place to go have brunch. We tried it for dinner twice and its okay. I would go back, but I'm not super excited about dinner. Brunch is amazing. Service was okay. Not bad, not great, just okay.

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ahende10
E. Tennessee
3 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

food was great and definitley recomend make reservations

OT
OpenTable Diner
E. Tennessee
4 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience1

Love going for Brunch on Saturday. Usually request a high top in bar but chose to sit at the bar directly this time. Great experience and service has always been prompt and courteous. Bar staff is efficient and professional. The menu has something for everyone and they offer a wide array of menu options. Tried something new this time and was not disappointed. Pick anything, you can’t go wrong.

TB
TeamBearCat
Nashville
29 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We celebrated our anniversary here with family. We enjoy coming here because the menu is imaginative and the wine list, while small, is well-chosen. Three of us chose creamy pasta dishes; the fourth had grilled swordfish. We declined to have dessert.

BI
vipBrunchIsLife
Nashville
33 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience4

Besides the initial 15 minutes waiting on someone to come speak to us, once a server finally came, the service was good, and the food was decent. Can't beat mimosas at $1 though. Definitely will return.

MS
MikeS
Atlanta
9 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

My sons birthday.

OT
OpenTable Diner
E. Tennessee
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2020
Overall3food2service5ambience5

We have taken family and friends to this restaurant when they visit for years and we have always loved it. However this time we were a little disappointed with the food. Our server and drinks were excellent! (Shoutout to the bartender on 9/27 serving a full bar and several tables without breaking a sweat!) The food however was unimpressive. The chicken and waffles were a bit dry and the breakfast potatoes tasted like they were from the day before. We go here about 2 times a year for special occasions and now I’m not so sure. I don’t like to leave bad reviews but we hold Foodworks dear to our hearts and hope that someone reads this and it helps.

GJ
GinaJ
E. Tennessee
6 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this restaurant for Sunday Brunch. We had the breakfast burrito and it was delicious.

CW
CherieW
E. Tennessee
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Our waitress was slammed having to go outside and back in. On the other hand the bartender was amazing. We will definitely ask for him the next time we ask for a high top in the bar.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Nashville
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

We had a large group and they were awful to us. Will never be back. Andrew was extremely immature and negative. Find better people.

KC
KathyC
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Great food. Service was good. Sat outside dining. Restaurant is dog friendly which is nice although if there is wind, there may be flying dog hair in the air.

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Laura
Portland
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience3

the bill for 4 entrees, one appetizer, one dessert, 3 fountain drinks and a tip was $100. Service was great, quick and the waitress was very pleasant. Considering none of us finished our entrees and came home hungry I would say it was certainly not worth $100. The nachos had minimal flavor, quite bland actually, and was put together in a way that you couldn't eat it - pick up a chip and it breaks because it is either soggy with toppings or too heavy with toppings, etc.

OT
OpenTable Diner
E. Tennessee
3 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Always good at Foodworks!

OT
OpenTable Diner
E. Tennessee
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for an anniversary brunch, food works did not disappoint! Prompt mimosa service, great vibes, amazing food. I had the calamari, brisket hash and the chambulls To drink and we’ve already made plans to go back next weekend!

JF
JustinF
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Food Works is a good option for a standard, American meal. There was nothing that we tried that I would rate as exceptional, but overall was a good experience. We enjoyed calamari to start, which is flash fried and comes along with marinara an aoli. The aoli was just ok, nothing great. We enjoyed some martinis, which were not served in a traditional martini glass and were not prepared as asked - I would rate as sub par and would not order again. The entrees were good, but not great - we ordered the Salmon and Ribeye. Service was also good, but nothing too great either. Overall, I would say the experience was good, but nothing exceptional here.

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vipFineeateryforLolly2017
E. Tennessee
20 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food was very good. We ate outside & the service seemed a bit slow but overall everything was fine. Will dine here again in the future.

JS
vipJamieS
E. Tennessee
11 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall3food2service5ambience3

Food was not the best the bacon on my salad literally tasted like pork Rinds and salad over all want that great, my bruschetta was very soggy, hubs had wings and he really liked them he has liked the French dip however said Brussels were very bland.

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KatieH
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The food was good but the brisket was half fat and not in a good, ‘adding to the flavor’ kind of way. However....the bread pudding might actually be one of the best dessert we’ve ever had. The staff was friendly and our server was great!

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Delicious food and appreciate accommodating multiple food allergies

OT
OpenTable Diner
E. Tennessee
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience2

Upstairs in the corner is tough. Service slow and food ok

NF
vipNikkiF
Atlanta
6 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Even though we had reservations, we had to wait. And, in fairness, they were probably waiting for a table for the lady with the cane (me). The food was good and he service was good. For those who need to know, they are accessible.

VC
VenetiaC
E. Tennessee
6 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The brunch is always a winner for us. The spacing between tables was big enough for Coronavirus protection but so large a gap that you felt alone. Outstanding service.

JC
vipJuanitaC
E. Tennessee
33 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service great food we enjoyed our evening

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Papa
E. Tennessee
7 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Had a lovely dinner on a Fri. night. There were 5 of us and everyone's dinner was quite good. We all opted for the salmon and flounder with the garlic mashed potatoes. Our wait person was very attentive and no one ever had to request refills on drinks. Was a nice overall experience.

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DonaldC
E. Tennessee
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Very good food. My wife's said her lasagna was one of the best she has eaten.

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DeannaN
Nashville
8 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Great atmosphere, but food was just ok.

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2020
Overall2food5service1ambience3

Service was terrible. Not enough employees for a Saturday brunch

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Linette
E. Tennessee
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Enjoyed my brunch and people were spaced out and servers wore their mask.

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vipKkatiedenae
Nashville
9 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2020
Overall4food2service3ambience4

Usually a great stop for us but things seemed to be a bit “off” in the kitchen. The spinach appetizer was delicious as was the Salmon but the rest of one out of four dishes was not great odds

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Gigi131
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff was very friendly and the tables were separated giving plenty of room to feel safe and comfortable. The food was delicious! We will definitely be back.

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

I feel as if the plate was very small given the price.

OT
OpenTable Diner
E. Tennessee
1 review
Dined on August 2, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Staff was very accommodating. We were a little late for our reservation. Also manager was very nice. My friend pasta had pieces of pork or beef in it that wasn’t apart of the ingredients. The manager fixes her a new one that she took to go because we were done eating. I think she should have taken OT off the ticket as well. I love being able to buy a bottle of champagne for mimosas and they provided the juice with no extra cost.

OT
OpenTable Diner
St. Louis
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just passing through Chattanooga and found this cool place.

SP
vipSignalPhilip
Atlanta
14 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Cameron was an excellent server. He sure knew his wines!

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Irishlassie
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

FW is my favorite place to visit because I love the choices on the menu and have never been disappointed in any way. The selections are difficult to replicate at home and I love to be introduced to new foods, especially when the chef is excellent!

NY
NY82
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We were visiting from out of town and found this place on open table. What a gem. Food was good, service was great, staff was friendly.

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anniebody
Charlotte
16 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great meal at Food Works while visiting Chattanooga! Food was delicious and the service was great. We will be back the next time we visit.

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 4.4 stars by 799 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.