Food Works

4.5
icon/ic_reviewCreated with Sketch.
753 Reviews
icon/ic_price_rangeCreated with Sketch.
$30 and under
icon/ic_cuisineCreated with Sketch.
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.
avatar copy

Private Dining

Book your next event with us

View details
What 753 people are saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.5based on recent ratings
4.5
food
4.4
service
4.4
ambience
4.3
value
Noise · Moderate
90% of people would recommend it to a friend
Sort by
Filters
H
Hannah
Nashville
7 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Swordfish is awesome!

RW
RedWineLover88
Detroit
6 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Yummy, cool place, good service.

SP
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 !

OT
OpenTable Diner
E. Tennessee
1 review
Dined on June 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Seated immediately, great waiter and delicious food!

JW
JasonW
Charleston
1 review
Dined on June 28, 2020
Overall2food4service2ambience4

Service was just okay definitely better service at Stir

OT
OpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Everything was just average, nothing to brag about!

MM
MichaelM
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience5

A bit pricey for a pile of mashed potatoes and a piece of meat. Cool building and great service but I won’t be back.

DW
DWare
E. Tennessee
1 review
Dined on June 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service was excellent as always...and you can't beat the $1 mimosas!!

AJ
AnnieJ
E. Tennessee
2 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2020
Overall4food3service2ambience3

We went to celebrate for Father's Day for lunch. We made reservations, but still had to wait 20 minutes for our table to be ready. The service was good, but the waiter was extremely underwhelming. Never a smile, and just seemed like he really didn't want to be there and had better things to do. Overall the food was good except for my husband's breakfast burrito. It was mainly filled with potatoes and very bland. I felt bad because we were there for him. I have been to Foodworks before and had fantastic service and food! But not this time.

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Our service was amazing, the food was great. I really liked the $1 mimosas for brunch but as it was 2:15pm we’d hoped for a lunch menu option. I had shrimp and grits and it was divine. Hubby got chicken and waffles but the chicken was a little tough and the whole thing a touch too sweet for my tastes. We had a great meal and were seated quickly. Definitely come back again but maybe for dinner.

KR
vipKarenR
Birmingham
2 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My family of three had Saturday brunch, and everything was delicious! Highlights were the truffle fries, the salmon entrée and the smoked wings. The dessert - a chocolate brownie with ice cream and candied pecans - was phenomenal. We'll definitely go back the next time we're in Chattanooga. Servers wore masks and the tables were relatively far apart, so that was reassuring in these COVID times.

JM
JMoore
E. Tennessee
16 reviews
Dined on June 17, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Food works is always consistently a good place to eat with above average food and a large menu.

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is mine and my husband’s favorite brunch! We always get the spinach dip, which is amazing! I’m not a big chip fan, so the flatbread is perfect for me. We usually get the Chicken and Waffles and the Crab Cake Benedict, but sometimes stray to try something new. Every meal has always been delicious! We have always received great service and everyone is always very kind. The wait can be long, but it is absolutely worth it!! I would highly recommend you try it out!

C
Coco20
1 review
Dined on June 14, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Food was ok, not really impressed this time even though i have dined there in the past and it was better. You should get a piece of toast, or some bread with an egg. $15 is a little expensive for an omelet and a small amount of potatoes.

PW
PaulW
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great. Service, food, wait time, cleanliness, etc.

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My date and I had a great time at Food Works. Food was amazing and the mimosas was refreshing.

CM
vipCindiM
E. Tennessee
8 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We sat on the patio on a beautiful Chattanooga evening. Tables were spread out, our server and hostess wore masks. Even tho our server was quite busy, he provided excellent service! We ordered the nachos, which are a new item on their menu, and they were delicious! I would recommend a visit to this restaurant as soon as you can!

JB
JeffB
E. Tennessee
3 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2020
Overall2food4service2ambience4

We go there often for brunch. Today was way off. Service, food everything. I understand every business has bumps occasionally.

OT
OpenTable Diner
E. Tennessee
3 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The only place I enjoy having brunch when I fly in from Dallas. Had it three times in a week. Wish the crab cake Benedict’s were not just on the weekend menu. It should be on the lunch as well.

k
khamm
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on June 7, 2020
Overall3food5service2ambience5

Server didn’t bring drinks til after the food was

I
Itsme
Chicago
1 review
Dined on June 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Passing through on a trip from Chicago to Florida. Great town, and outstanding restaurant for dinner. Crab cake had a light crispy outside, with delicious blue lump crab, that was light and moist, with extreme flavor! Mahi mahi tacos, brisket tacos and calamari were all superb! Restaurant was very clean, and service followed guidelines with a smile. Love this place and will definitely be back on our next road trip!

OT
OpenTable Diner
E. Tennessee
3 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Visiting from Dallas and it’s my favorite breakfast place to eat!

E
Emnn
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Overall great!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Birmingham
3 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a wonderful experience for my birthday dinner! Highly recommend!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on May 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Clay the bartender was amazing! Excellent service will ask for him by name again!!!!!!

T
Tad900rr
Atlanta
6 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great time

JR
JanelleR
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First night out in sit down restaurant! Great dinner and great staff

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
E. Tennessee
16 reviews
Dined on May 10, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience5

It was an unpleasant experience from the minute we walked in the door. Hosts were not that helpful, they sat our party at a small table upstairs and we had an 85 year old with us. Our server was borderline rude most of our time there. She treated us like an inconvenience and was very short with our table. She didn’t write down our 5 orders and three had special requests for things to be left off... needless to say 2 came out wrong. This was my first time here due to my husband not caring for it during several business meetups there but I asked to try it and we did. We WILL NOT be back. Sad.

OT
OpenTable Diner
E. Tennessee
2 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We loved brunch at Food Works! Delicious food, perfectly prepared and served. Added plus are drink options, mimosas and Bloody Marys. Our server was wonderful- so personable and professional with attention to detail. We had requested a table by a window and were delighted with our experience. Favorite in Chattanooga for brunch!

g
gniaj
E. Tennessee
3 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious as always. Changed the menu since the last time we were there, so I enjoyed the omlette with brisket and cheese sauce and fresh fruit.

TC
TreCher
New York Area
44 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were seated upstairs immediately. The menu was well designed and delicious. Everyone loved their entree! My huge steak and truffle fries were amazing. Drinks were good; the bar must have been out of Campari so I chose again and had a nice Hendricks/San Germain martini. The waiters had a bug group somewhere and apologized in advance if service was a bit slow. It was perfection. Two waiters made sure we were given anything we needed. They were outstanding!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Orlando
2 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The lasagna was delicious and very good portion . The pork chop was good but under cooked

b
brents
Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Shrimp and grits was great!

M
Mamaakins01
E. Tennessee
2 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place it’s my favorite for brunch especially !!!

n
vipnoreview
E. Tennessee
17 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food Works has the best lasagna in the area and may be the best I have ever had anywhere.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Tampa
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent. I had the shrimp and grits. Well prepared.

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Good food. Good service. Nice Sunday brunch menu. All around good experience but didn’t knock my socks off.

s
vipsharonm
Denver
24 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience3

First if the restaurant only serves brunch on Sundays then it should state it on open table. My daughter had a dish that had white gravy no taste and barely on the dish. She asked for more gravy and we were charged additional for blah gravy no taste. Waiter was not helpful at all.

LS
LorraineS
E. Tennessee
2 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It's so nice to have a wonderful brunch at a restaurant that provides not only good food but wonderful service. And the mimosas are just a wonderful addition to the experience.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall1food1service2ambience3

We waited over an hour for our food which we understood (was packed) but the food was so bad when it came out. As noted in some other reviews - the food was super dry (we got the brisket) - when the server saw we didn’t eat any of it and asked how it was. We said it was really dry and pretty terrible she said yea it wasn’t her favorite. Most places would probably try to do something about it but they didn’t care. The worst part was this was our valentines/anniversary dinner. Defintiely would not recommend - we went to Tupelo honey the next day and it was AWESOME

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 753 OpenTable diners.

You can book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size.