Food Works

4.5
967 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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CherylS
E. Tennessee
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Nice open atmosphere. Good, friendly service and their salmon is the best I've had anywhere. Fried green tomato appetizer was amazing too!

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Rudeworks
Nashville
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall1food3service1ambience1

We had reservations for 4:45 and when we got there it was apparent that everybody wanted to leave meaning everybody that worked at the restaurant. They closed at 5:00 but OpenTable had a reservation for 4:45. Needless to say our meal was rushed and the wait staff was cleaning the restaurant and putting the tables and chairs up while we were eating the bartender was scrubbing the bar floor while we were eating. I asked for a bloody Mary and it was a snow I asked for the Taj mahal. They seated us right near the kitchen and left the kitchen door open and I couldn't believe when one of the line Cooks actually started talking to my mother from the kitchen. It really sucked that there was a 4:45 time slot for a reservation when in fact we were reserving a spot to watch the wait staff closed down the restaurant.

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vipGina
Atlanta
49 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and drink specials for Sunday brunch—consistently wonderful food, great service and nice atmosphere.

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vipStephen621
E. Tennessee
12 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I'm a regular and was very happy with my dining experience today. It's good comfy food.

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TomC
1 review
Dined on November 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great meal here. The Ribeye was outstanding.

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ShariC
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This holiday meal was a great experience. The assortment of food and quality was excellent. Service very friendly. The Mill was beautiful and cozy. Bravo 👏

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OpenTable Diner
Tampa
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

If I was local I would return. My one small negative complain isn’t a big deal so overall my experience was great.

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TanaK
E. Tennessee
2 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We frequent Food Works for brunch often! It is one of our favorite places for food along with the atmosphere but.. we were a bit disappointed with the food yesterday! No bacon with the brunch entrees, fruit was also left off of one of the entrees. Our waiter Cameron was wonderful, he handled our table of 8 like a rock star!! He is very personable, friendly and attentive! 5 stars for Cameron!

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Morgan
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Taylor was an awesome waitress!

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Fritz
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience2

Reservation was made 2 weeks prior for a high-top table but we were seated in a back room upstairs with little to no atmosphere or vibe. I was entertaining an out-of-town colleague and was a bit disappointed.

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vipteachr5
Orlando
16 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great brunch. The mimosas are huge and the food was delicious. Cameron, our server, was attentive and very personable. Great experience.

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AshleyT
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Will go again. Great atmosphere and huge portion sizes! Lots of great options on the menu as well- great variety!

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LindaC
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Very enjoyable, interesting menu, great service, cool location.

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vipJMoore
E. Tennessee
28 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The food here is consistently pretty good and very convenient for us. Our friends fish dishes were a bit over cooked and dry.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Nashville
32 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

2nd trip. Everything improved this visit. I ordered the same item as my first visit. I will definitely visit again.

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vipOpenTable Diner
E. Tennessee
5 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Please bring back the crab Benedict’s. They were my favorite on the brunch menu.

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CarolA
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service. Good food. Our waitress was awesome and made the dining experience extremely enjoyable.

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DavidR
E. Tennessee
4 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food Works has been a go-to brunch location for years. Very glad to see that they have survived a difficult time for business

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vipahende10
E. Tennessee
11 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food and drinks were great and our server Sydney or Cindy was awesome

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vipOpenTable Diner
Nashville
32 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience5

Food was cold when served. With staffing issues, I’d give them another chance.

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Artsygirl6270
E. Tennessee
4 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good as always was incredible. We had Taylor as our server and she went above and beyond when my food came out cold. She’s the best!

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Yostin
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall1food1service3ambience5

Normally we at least try to finish enough to not leave hungry, but just couldn’t get through more than a few bites of each dish. True 0/10 on each of the following:
Calamari
BLT salad (seriously how do you screw up a salad?)
Snapper
Piccata

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JenniferP
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sat outside and had brunch. Great experience! Food was delicious!

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OpenTable Diner
Nashville
2 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love that they open for brunch at 10 instead of 11 - much better option for us with small children who nap middaay!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a great experience with top notch service. The food was so good. We all ordered something different

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TanaK
E. Tennessee
3 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food Works is our favorite Brunch spot! They never disappoint!

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vipAmandaS
Indiana
4 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Service was excellent and fast! Great drink options.

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vipluv2dine
Atlanta
114 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We stopped in on our way back home from Nashville. I love the menu and selection. I had the Asian chicken salad with dressing on the side. Delicious and very filling. Their salad selections were awesome

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StellaG
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience3

The food and service were good. Had a to-go box with lots of leftover food, left it and 2 umbrellas on table to run to restroom, returned to table being cleaned. Inquired, wheres my food? Sorry, we thought you were gone. Well, it was pouring rain so 2 umbrellas left with food shouldve been a clue. Was told people leave to-go boxes all the time but probably not with 2 umbrellas. I couldnt have been gone 3 minutes, maybe hold off a minute before throwing peoples food away.

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vipPatG
Nashville
27 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Our server was excellent. We had trouble figuring out how to enter but that’s probably because this was our first visit. My friends meal was perfect. I ordered a Food Works salad with fried chicken on top. Chicken was great as were the tomatoes. However the field greens were brown on the ends & wilted. When I pointed it out the server apologized & took care of it. If this had not happened I would have given it a 5 all around. We would definitely go back & give them another chance.

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vipChrisG
Atlanta
20 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great spot with fun atmosphere

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PapaBiketbone
E. Tennessee
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had not been to Food Works for a long time. Not for any reason but life was just too busy. Always loved the food there. I was not disappointed in our return. Everything was great. Interesting food selections, well done, and reasonably priced. We had a wonderful time. Wait staff was outstanding.

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KristinB
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I went to Food Works for lunch and brunch this past week. Both meals were amazing. The atmosphere and service are amazing. Highly recommend and cannot wait to go back and try more menu items.

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LunaO
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

We were given a table on the porch since we were accompanied by our canine companion. Service was timely and food good.

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KelleyK
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience3

We love Food Works! The Sunday brunch is our favorite, and we love the burgers and mimosas! They were busier than usual at our last experience and service was slow all around as a result as well as a louder atmosphere than usual. Still very friendly and fun. Definitely a good value.

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HeatherP
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always have great service, food and heavily poured mimosas here for Sunday brunch. It’s a great place to meet friends for food and drinks, and close to the shops on Frazier Avenue.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food Works never disappoints !!

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OpenTable Diner
E. Tennessee
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Molly was an excellent server. The food was great.

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KarenS
E. Tennessee
4 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Love them, both staff and food, but they are were too short staffed for the number of customers for sunday brunch. I felt sorry for wait staff and service was very very slow. Perhaps need to shut a section of restaurant when low staffed. Don't make staff cover both inside and outside tables at the same time, or at least not when its busy.

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AmyP
E. Tennessee
2 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing as always! And always enjoy having Christian as our server!!

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 967 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.