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Food Works, Chattanooga, TN

Food Works

4.5
4.5
1103 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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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 7 times today
Private dining

Private dining

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    American, Global, International, Contemporary Southern

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Sat 11:00 am–4:00 pm Sun 10:00 am–5:00 pm Lunch Tue–Fri 11:00 am–4:00 pm Dinner Tue–Sat 4:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (423) 752-7487

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Troy Sutton

  • Catering

    Food Works Catering creates flawless events that can accommodate your specific needs, tastes and budget like no other. We offer everything from carry-out service to complete full-service catering, which entails everything from the planning, staffing and item rentals to the set-up & execution of your event. We approach every event, big or small, with enthusiasm and precision, whether you’re planning a casual theme party or a sophisticated black tie dinner, from the trendy to the traditional.

  • Private party facilities

    Food Works has a variety of options to host your private event. From small groups of 15 to larger groups of 100+, cocktail parties, rehearsal dinners, receptions, showers, business functions, etc., Food Works is the perfect spot to host your event.

  • Private party contact

    Megan McCandress: (423) 752-7487

  • Neighborhood

    Chattanooga

  • Cross street

    Cherokee Blvd

  • Parking details

    Parking is available in our lot along with a large public lot across the street.

  • Public transit

    A free electric shuttle bus stop is roughly 2 blocks away.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 1,103 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • East Tennessee

    Great for Brunch

  • East Tennessee

    Great for Lunch

  • East Tennessee

    Outdoor Dining

  • East Tennessee

    Vibrant Bar Scene

  • Chattanooga / Cleveland

    Best Value

  • Chattanooga / Cleveland

    Fit for Foodies

  • Chattanooga / Cleveland

    Good for Groups

  • Chattanooga / Cleveland

    Great for Lunch

  • Chattanooga / Cleveland

    Neighborhood Gem

  • Chattanooga / Cleveland

    Outdoor Dining

  • Chattanooga / Cleveland

    Vibrant Bar Scene

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  1. e

    equinemidwife

    Raleigh

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food Works was great. The food was all delicious with generous portions. It was quiet enough that we could all have a conversation (7 of us) and easily hear one another. The service was good and we all had a great time. I would highly recommend it.
  2. SS

    SemanticSteph

    Orlando

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Excellent service and quality of food and drinks.
  3. T

    Tryingtoavoidcovid

    E. Tennessee

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on September 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience2
    Music was extremely loud. It ruined the ambiance…really struggled to have a convo across the table. We really enjoy this restaurant but the music was so loud!
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wide variety menu to choose from✔️ Nice strong cocktails✔️ Comfy atmosphere welcoming staff✔️ Delish entree and dessert ✔️
  5. JG

    JaniceG

    E. Tennessee

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great all around
  6. TK

    ThebestofKentucky

    Cincinnati

    22 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on September 23, 2022

    overall1food2service1ambience2
    Arrived at 7:30pm with reservation. Ordered bottle wine but delayed due to had to wash two wine glasses. Wine with two dripping wet glasses finally arrived and placed food order. At 8:30pm waitstaff apologized for delay explaining an event party of 50 upstairs had crushed the kitchen. Food arrived at 8:40pm. Waitstaff ran their tails off. Short staff like all restaurants. We thanked waitstaff and tipped well! Expected a visit from a manager and a discount, free desert or drink but manager left waitstaff drowning on their own. Ownership should demand more of their managers. Burger and fries was good but wife’s chicken piccata was mediocre with no flavor. Do yourself a favor and dine at the Public House instead.
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Birmingham

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great! Good food and service.
  8. B

    Benny

    Nashville

    29 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Great brunch on Saturday and the service was excellent.
  9. JB

    JohnB

    New York Area

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great Dad/Daughter dinner. Great food. Loved the service.
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 5, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Really enjoyed the bruschetta, asparagus, and the tomato Bisque. The grilled cheese was good, but the bisque was incredible.
  11. C

    Canpickem

    New York Area

    11 reviews

    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Great dinner on the patio.
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A great experience overall! We sat on the patio with our dog and toddler and had a fantastic meal! Service was great and food was delicious!!
  13. M

    Matt

    Charleston

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was great and the service was as well. Jordan kept up with everything and made sure we weren’t waiting longer than necessary for anything even though we were not in any hurry. Will definitely check out Food Works again next time I’m in town.
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and service!!
  15. M

    Mamaakins01

    E. Tennessee

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 14, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience5
    Food took forever by the time we got food my kids burgers were burnt and they had waited so long to get them .
  16. B

    Benny

    Nashville

    30 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on August 14, 2022

    overall3food4service1ambience3
    I always love Food Works brunch; however, the service was terrible. Waiters, waitresses, and the normally dependable bar server avoided eye contact and ignored our table for 15 minutes until I was able to wave down the other bartender, who called over a server. Never experienced this here before. Very disappointed. Food was good as usual.
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Western NC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Made a reservation for 5 and was sat at a high top in the bar area meant for 4 with a chair added to the end. Was quite cramped and not what I would’ve expected having had made a reservation. The bartender was able to find me a table about 15-20 minutes after we arrived. Was thankful he did that for us. Otherwise, great experience, food was great, drinks were good, vibe was nice, and parking was fairly easy to find.
  18. B

    Bermyonion

    New York Area

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on August 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great lunch spot. Good food and great service.
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Birmingham

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 7, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Love this place and such a great brunch spot! Also a great deal with $2 mimosas. A little loud but not too bad and the service was great!
  20. DC

    DianeC

    E. Tennessee

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely wonderful and outstanding food and service
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Great food and drinks as always. They were a little busy. There was a leak from the air conditioning unit. But our server was great and moved us. I love their mimosas special for brunch. We had a great time!
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    4 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    Service was very slow.. waited for drink refills and to get our drinks.. wasn’t super busy
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Little Rock

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The whole experience was phenomenal! Food was top notch. Service was spectacular. Would definitely recommend.
  24. M

    Mrsmrk

    Jacksonville

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Traveling with our dogs and read reviews on Bring Fido. Great food, service and atmosphere. We will be back with or without the dogs!
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Greensboro

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Everything was good, drinks, food and service.
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had reservation and showed up 20 minutes early and was seated immediately. Food was amazing
  27. KF

    KuhfahlF

    Raleigh

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Very accommodating staff (slight change in reservation plus mobility issues). Fast friendly staff. Good selection on the menu for all ages. Great cocktails (blueberry mash was my favorite). Everyone thought the food was food tasting and value for the price. Would dine here again!
  28. B

    Bambi

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had appetizer, main course and dessert. It was wonderful.
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 8, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    Everyone enjoyed their food. Atmosphere was great. So happy we tried it!
  30. CC

    ChipC

    E. Tennessee

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on July 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Chef and Manager Troy are excellent. Great food and great service!!!!
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great experience Great food Large family group was kinda loud but it happens. Will be returning
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 28, 2022

    overall1food5service1ambience4
    Food was great. Service was non-responsive. More focused on other things.
  33. AD

    AmyD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious food and friendly, attentive waitress. Cocktails and dessert were delicious also.
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and excellent service by Claire!
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    E. Tennessee

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great service. Got put in a kind of busy area but that didn’t matter after a couple of drinks.
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 24, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Was great, quick service and food was delicious
  37. F

    Frankie

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our server was outstanding. Keep watch on the table and as soon as we looked up to indicate we needed something, he was immediately at our table. This was our second time to come here and was a very different experience. Glad we gave it a second chance . Burgers were great
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Father’s Day
  39. H

    Hannah

    Atlanta

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a great time eating here for Father’s Day Brunch!! We will be returning next time we’re in Chattanooga.
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We were in town for a wedding and we just went to dinner just our group but the place was amazing and our waiter was absolutely outstanding

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 1103 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 7 times today
Google Map for Food Works

205-C Manufacturers Rd, Chattanooga, TN 37405-3253

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Cherokee Blvd

  • Neighborhood

    Chattanooga

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Sat 11:00 am–4:00 pm Sun 10:00 am–5:00 pm Lunch Tue–Fri 11:00 am–4:00 pm Dinner Tue–Sat 4:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    American, Global, International, Contemporary Southern

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Parking is available in our lot along with a large public lot across the street.

  • Public transit

    A free electric shuttle bus stop is roughly 2 blocks away.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Troy Sutton

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (423) 752-7487

  • Catering

    Food Works Catering creates flawless events that can accommodate your specific needs, tastes and budget like no other. We offer everything from carry-out service to complete full-service catering, which entails everything from the planning, staffing and item rentals to the set-up & execution of your event. We approach every event, big or small, with enthusiasm and precision, whether you’re planning a casual theme party or a sophisticated black tie dinner, from the trendy to the traditional.

  • Private party facilities

    Food Works has a variety of options to host your private event. From small groups of 15 to larger groups of 100+, cocktail parties, rehearsal dinners, receptions, showers, business functions, etc., Food Works is the perfect spot to host your event.

  • Private party contact

    Megan McCandress: (423) 752-7487

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