Food Works

4.5
852 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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chattfoodie
Nashville
13 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall2food1service5ambience2

Not really anything special. The server was amazing. The food was cold and just like something I could cook at home better. No wow factor at all...

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BSABurns
Nashville
1 review
Dined on April 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sunday Brunch is amazing, always have to make a trip when we are in town.

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LPC1
E. Tennessee
1 review
Dined on April 11, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

We were disappointed with the food we ordered. The crab Benedict while tasty enough was a very small portion for the money. The brisket was overpowered by the BBQ sauce.

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DavidH
E. Tennessee
2 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We came back for a second time, need to have a reservation. They were busy, but service was good. Food was excellent.

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CherieW
E. Tennessee
4 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience2

Friends and I frequent Food works for brunch and During week. We’ve always loved recommending. Yesterday was unpleasant and the mew
manager Kristen was very curt. The new sever Ashton was very curt as well. It certainly wasn’t our best experience and one of our parties brothers is an investor. We do our ladies business meeting once a month. Perhaps we should try another venue.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Good food, service was very slow.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday dinner

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OpenTable Diner
E. Tennessee
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service! Great food. Cheap drinks. What more can you ask for

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TerrieR
E. Tennessee
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Servers were fantastic very enjoyable great customer service wish I had their names to give them Kudo’s!!

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OpenTable Diner
E. Tennessee
4 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience, food was brought out quickly

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brandont
E. Tennessee
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful!!

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always love Food Works for brunch on the weekend. The food is great, the staff are friendly, and the Bloody Mary and mimosa deal can’t be beat!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Bachelorette brunch

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JeremyR
New England
2 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent restaurant! Great for a family dinner or a date night.

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OpenTable Diner
E. Tennessee
4 reviews
Dined on April 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

“Everyday dining” at Food Works was a delightful experience. The service was outstanding, and we enjoyed a late lunch where the ambience was perfect. Weekend Brunch is worth the noise level, but it was so nice to enjoy mid-week good wine and perfectly timed and served food at a table with a window view. Our servers, Mandy and others, couldn’t have been more personable and professional.

The sautéed snapper with beurre blanc served on Parmesan risotto with arugula, pear and walnut salad with citrus vinaigrette exceeded expectations. Also, the fried green tomato starter is best in Chattanooga, we think, and we’ve tried them in several other local restaurants that say they’re the best! With great coifed and a shared white chocolate raspberry creme brûlée, the whole dining experience was simply perfect.

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DavidH
E. Tennessee
3 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was good, I strongly suggest getting a reservation.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

The food was great and the atmosphere was great also.

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AnnSmit
Western NC
1 review
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience5

The fried green tomato appetizer took longer than expected to arrive. The tomato bacon jam was not good & appeared to be jarred marinara sauce. The waiter asked if we wanted it on the side. Looking back that should have been a clue.

Salmon was ordered medium. It was very overcooked.

Shrimp & grits- shrimp was overcooked to rubber texture. The Tasso cream sauce was the consistency of water. No thickness whatsoever.

Sunday brunch has always been great but this dinner was terrible. We also found it a bit strange that our waiter had stickers on his face. Star stickers like your child would get on a graded paper.

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GinaJ
E. Tennessee
7 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this restaurant and love open table for allowing me to make reservations.

Food was delicious and server - bartender - was his usual, fantastic, self. We went Sunday March 21 at noon.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service!

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Justarate
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Came up to Chattanooga for a weekend and was pleasantly surprised by the quality of the food for the price. This is a great find in the north shore area. Definitely will go back.

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OpenTable Diner
E. Tennessee
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

My group sat outside it was nice until our heater went out. Other than that it was nice

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vipDwightB
Birmingham
14 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cameron was an amazing server. He was friendly and attentive. Our food was delicious and beautiful. The drinks were great!

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ArielS
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing brunch spot. I've been living here for 2 years now and this was my 1st time. Our server, Andrew, was beyond amazing and attentive to myself and my girl friends. I will definitely be back soon and requesting him.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They have great customer service ..

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OpenTable Diner
E. Tennessee
2 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Three generations of odors annoying brunch

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SoniaH
Nashville
3 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food and good service

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rowlysy
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food, reasonable pricing and friendly service.

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MikeS
Atlanta
9 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Brunch with my wife

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KikiP
Nashville
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Very great service, great atmosphere, yummy food at a good price.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great atmosphere and excellent food..... a little loud but nothing that would stop us from returning

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ECoop
E. Tennessee
5 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Valentines dinner with wife

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RichardK
E. Tennessee
2 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cameron is always an amazing server. He provides great insights about the food and drinks, is always friendly, prompt and enjoyable to be around.
The menu has a great variety and is sure to have something to please anyone.

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Lola
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall2food3service2ambience4

We got a reservation a week prior. When we arrived we were seated at a high top table in the bar. We ask why and was told that’s the way it works. Our fried green tomatoes were soggy. Our server was obviously over seated. She didn’t even come to dee if we were ok will 3/4 way through our food. Husband already decided to not order a second drink due to it taking so long. Just ask for our check when she finally came. I would have liked salt but just gave up on it because it took so long for her to check on us. We have ate there numerous times and always loved it but not sure we would go back now. It was a Valentine’s dinner and it was not a good one

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Corey
Columbus
2 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience5

The restaurant & setting is quite lovely.. Overall we would return. The service was a little lackluster & food priced about 10% higher than I would expect.

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duckydan
E. Tennessee
8 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was great. Waitress was awesome. Food was really good. Had no wait to get to our table. Very happy. Excellent experience.

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OpenTable Diner
E. Tennessee
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall2food1service1ambience3

Food cold. Definitely not fresh . Who serves cold meat loaf?

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vipCajunBabe
New Orleans
16 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

My husband and I were in town and wanted a quick brunch to start our day exploring, it was a very lively place and would be great for big parties. My husband had the burger and loved it, would recommend this places to friends!

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ASHLEYH
E. Tennessee
1 review
Dined on January 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved their brunch! The menu was diverse and unique, giving every picker eater in my family multiple appealing options. Affordable bubbly for brunch too!

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Needc
Atlanta
6 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fast, friendly. Delicious

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 852 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.