Food Works

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$30 and under
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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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MikeS
Atlanta
8 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall4food5service5ambience5

My sons birthday.

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

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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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

Always good at Foodworks!

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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!

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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
18 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.

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JamieS
E. Tennessee
10 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!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Delicious food and appreciate accommodating multiple food allergies

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

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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

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

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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.

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

Just passing through Chattanooga and found this cool place.

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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!

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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.

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PatriciaD
E. Tennessee
4 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2020
Overall1food4service1ambience4

Waitress was MIA the entire meal. Food was good but I had to request poached eggs with a SOFT yolk. REALLY? Wanted a drink but waitress came at the end of the meal. My husband requested a beer. A server who was not our server got the beer for him. WOW, I can be home, make PROPER poached eggs ( I’m not a chef) get my Bloody Mary, Mimosa, whatever, without waiting forever. Restaurants in Chattanooga- google poached eggs. It’s not rocket science!

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vipdwood
E. Tennessee
5 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2020
Overall2food1service1ambience5

I generally have a pleasant experience; however, my last experience was HORRIBLE. The server was inattentive and the food was cold. I sent the food back and when I received it a second time it was still cold.

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vipMatt
Atlanta
17 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Brisket was a little dry, however the brussel sprouts and chicken picata were delicious

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vipSKGF
Indiana
5 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2020
Overall3food2service2ambience4

We were able to get a last minute reservation which was nice. Restaurant was a cute place with a nice outdoor deck and rustic urban decor inside. Our evening started out great. We were greeted by our waitress quickly, she took our drink and appetizer order right away and they were brought out shortly after. We had the queso and the spinach artichoke dip. Both were delicious. That’s pretty much where the positivity ended. It took forever for our dinners to come out. Our group ordered the flounder with mashed potatoes, the salmon with bacon Brussels sprouts, the lasagna and the scampi with shrimp. Flounder was very good but the mashed potatoes were flavorless. Same with the salmon, the fish was fine but the Brussels sprouts were mushy. Lasagna was just ok, left most of it. The service was painfully slow the rest of the evening despite there being very few customers both in the dining room and patio. Our waitress kept disappearing for long periods of time. In fact at one point there were no visible wait servers in sight. All in all it was disappointing. Maybe it needs a second chance, but with so many other outstanding places to eat in Chattanooga it’s not one I’m willing to give.

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vipLunchdeprived
Birmingham
16 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Daytrip to Rock City and needed somewhere to eat but mindful of social distancing. We found FoodWorks by chance and it was really good. We sat on the patio, tables were well spaced and the server wore her mask at all times.

The food was excellent, I had the salmon which I am always cautious about ordering as it can sometimes be overcooked but FW did an excellent job, it was cooked to perfection.

My better half had the Smoked brisket which is smoked on site, it was delicious, perfectly cooked. The side of fries (piping hot) and slaw was just right. Menu had a good selection that should suit all palates and reasonably price.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Absolutely the best place in town. Excellent everything

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Hannah
Nashville
7 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Swordfish is awesome!

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RedWineLover88
Detroit
6 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Yummy, cool place, good service.

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SharonP
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Considering there were only 2 waiters they did a great job.a little e food but as usual it is always !

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 790 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.