Food Works

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665 Reviews
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$30 and under
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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 specialty martinis. Enjoy a cocktail inside or on our patio with family and friends before indulging in a delicious meal.
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Atlanta
95 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had excellent service from beginning to end. The atmosphere is perfect for lunch or dinner. Loved the menu! I had the house salad with chicken. Perfect and the portion was plentiful! Highly recommend it. Easy to get in and out.

DB
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing as usual. Wonderful. No loud music. No music at all. Don't need music to enjoy a fine meal. It's our go to place for brunch, lunch or dinner.

P
Nashville
4 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall2food2service3ambience3

Disappointed. 40 minutes for any food to arrive. Though they brought my son 3 Shirley temples before food arrived. Don’t worry we sent the third one back. I guess they were busy in the kitchen, didn’t seem very full but there were some large parties. We thought about desert but couldn’t risk waiting that long, so we walked next door to the popsicle store!

OT
Orlando
5 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Our first visit. Ordered the Grilled Cheese Sandwich w/ Tomato Bisque Soup and the Lasagna. Both had good potential, but we’re disappointing. The grilled cheese was like warm and the cheese slices were not melted. The soup was rich, but cool. The lasagna had a nice flavor for a meat sauce and melted mozzarella cheese dish - the lasagna noodle ingredient was only found in a couple of bites. Disappointed overall

O
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

First visit in years and the food, service and ambiance was just as good as I remembered it. Great place to meet friends and enjoy a conversation. Appetizers and entrees were excellent for everyone. Only reason for not rating 5stars is that we found a foreign piece of plastic (or something) in the artichoke dip. Server was very apologetic and offered to have a fresh dip prepared. We declined. She said she would report it to the kitchen staff. Thx for an enjoyable meal!

KD
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience2

Service was mediocre. Not busy when there and wait staff not that imformed on menu

OT
E. Tennessee
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent as always. Our server was wonderful. She helped make the time enjoyable.

SR
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Already did recommend it. Steak and truffle fries was delicious!

SS
Birmingham
6 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Seated 10min after reservation for brunch, apps were out 15min later. Service was good but we didn't see our entrees for an hour. It was a busy service and the food was good so we'll probably try again at a slower time.

OT
E. Tennessee
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My mother’s 58th birthday

KH
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall2food2service4ambience3

The salad was wilted and chicken added was cold and chewy. Husband's house salad was the same way.

MH
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Good food, good service but a bit pricey. I selected stardard seating and ended up getting high top seating. Short people problem :-)

JC
E. Tennessee
26 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service great food

I
Charleston
15 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Windrful brunch menu! Pancakes were great! Crab cakes terrific and bacon cheeseburger delicious. We’ll be back as there are more menu items to try!

OT
E. Tennessee
2 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall3food3service1ambience4

The order came out wrong, but what quickly fixed. Forgot a side on a dish and we had to cancel the order due to the timing. The food service was extremely slow, and the plates were not cleared,causing clutter. The waitress was very pleasant but overworked.

RH
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience2

We have enjoyed Brunch Food Works. This was our first time for dinner. The cocktail menu is deceiving; it says on the front that happy hour specials are daily, but our server informed us that this was only during weeknights. Fried okra appetizer was different with whole okra fried. Brisket tacos were good, but a little spicy. Shrimp and grits was OK. Salmon was disappointing. Overall, would choose a different option for dinner.

AW
Atlanta
7 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It never disappoints when we’re in Chattanooga. Great food

SO
Las Vegas
19 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Good, solid,,food,choice with decenr service.

JS
New Orleans
8 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2019
Overall3food4service5ambience3

We continually return to Food Works because of the quality of the food and service. However, it is frustrating to have a reservation, arrive 10 minutes early, and not be seated until 20 to 25 minutes after the reservation time. This is my only complaint. They have an incredible Sunday brunch offering, and we will continue to come back for more. I just hope that a reservation at a specific time means I have a table at that time.

OT
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server, Jordan, was awesome! She helped make our dining experience perfect.

H
E. Tennessee
8 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall4food4service1ambience3

We have been to Food Works several times. We had a reservation for 4. When we arrived the hostess told Andy that we were going to be her table and she very rudely said she didn’t want us she wanted the large party waiting to be seated.
Andy took us to our table. Throughout the meal she forgot drink orders several times, didn’t check how our steaks were cooked and just seemed unhappy to be at work. I tried to kill her with kindness; treat others how you want to be treated. She didn’t get the memo.
We live the restaurant, but will make sure that we don’t sit in her section again!

JM
Birmingham
8 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brunch with friends during Moon River Festival

OT
E. Tennessee
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience4

We had a reservation for opening time at 1030. It took an hour to get food. When we did- food was cold. I ordered crab cake Benedict. It was tiny and sad looking. Dried out from the heat lamps. And SO salty and fishy it was inedible. My husband ordered the same. All our food was dried out from the heat lamps. The ONLY decent thing we had was a bloody Mary and mimosa. We have come here
For years. Last 2 visits were bad. This was our Last trip.

MS
Atlanta
5 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a birthday party for my gf Sarah, and once again had Mikayla as our server!! She is awesome and did not disappoint. We all had a blast! Thanks again for great food and wonderful service!

EC
E. Tennessee
5 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the atmosphere and uniqueness of this dining establishment. I am an on-the-Rock’s drinker and the Jack Daniels is a perfect portion for the price. My wife and I feel the sweet potato chips and blue cheese dip is the best appetizer in Chattanooga. Enjoy the place every time.

B
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall4food5service1ambience5

The server was absolutely slow. Kept forgetting items we asked for. Seemed as if was not happy to serve a large table.

BH
Nashville
2 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience5

We usually love Foodworks but on this occasion the food was just ok. We waiting about 30 mins for our food. French toast was soggy. Eggs were ordered over medium and were served poached. Bacon was barely done.

OT
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall5food5service3ambience3

Date-night with hubby. We sat out back. Very pleasant. Not much in way of scenery. The warehouse feel inside the restaurant was very open and didn’t seem too loud when passing through. We’ll definitely go back.

MS
Atlanta
6 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and great service. Our server, Makalah (not sure of the spelling) did an outstanding job making us feel at home.

TC
E. Tennessee
2 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall1food1service5ambience5

Been to food works a few times it's usually really good food but this past sunday it was not good the food was horrible maybe the cook was having an off day .regardless it will be a long time before I visit food works again .

LA
E. Tennessee
3 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall1food2service1ambience1

The worst dining experience I’ve had. I made a reservation in advance to take some out of town friends for lunch and it was the most awful experience any of us have had. We had a 1pm reservation and we got there 20 minutes early. We kept waiting and waiting without any direction of when we might be seated. After we were there for an HOUR we finally told them we needed to be seated because we had two kids that had to eat. We had to sit outside in the August heat. We were so disappointed and embarrassed our friend had to endure this awful experience with us.

LT
E. Tennessee
2 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience5

This restaurant has fabulous food but was a little understaffed at a peak time.

OT
E. Tennessee
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service!

MW
Atlanta
12 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience5

The fried green tomatoes were good. My only suggestion would be to let the oil get out before cooking because they were quite greasy.
The blue berry pancakes were amazing.
The chicken and waffles were awful. The Breast was beyond dry and cold. The service ordered me another one because she could that the waffle and chicken wasn’t warm enough to melt the butter compound. The second try was hot but not good.
I waited so long for coffee that a waitress from another table had to be asked to give me a warm up.
Not sure I’ll go back.

OT
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Very good food. Great service. Cool decor. Would return.

MP
E. Tennessee
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great consistent service and good. The best bunch place in Chattanooga.

S
Atlanta
8 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Loved Andi and George. Excellent service. Yummy brunch.

OT
Atlanta
6 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience3

Food good not the best. Would dine again.

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server (I don’t remember her name, sorry,) was super sweet, the food was awesome, and the $1 mimosas were fantastic, they did not skimp on the champagne!

AJ
E. Tennessee
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great staff and super good food! The service was so attentive and friendly. Thanks so much!