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About Food Works

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 specialty martinis. Enjoy a cocktail inside or on our patio with family and friends before indulging in a delicious meal.

205-C Manufacturers Rd
Chattanooga, TN 37405-3253
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
American, Global, International, Contemporary Southern

Hours of Operation:
Brunch: Saturday: 11:00am - 3:00pm
Brunch: Sunday 10:00am - 9:00pm
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 4:00pm
Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 9:00pm
Dinner: Friday & Saturday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm
Dinner: Sunday: 3:00pm - 9:00pm

Cross Street:
Cherokee Blvd

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(423) 752-7487

Website:
http://www.foodworksrestaurant.com/

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.

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.

Executive Chef:
Jeremy Allin

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Food Works Ratings and Reviews

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4.5

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.5

service

4.4

ambience

4.5

value

4.4

Noise

Moderate

92% would recommend it to a friend

Great for Brunch (18)
Good for a Date (17)
Sunday Lunch (16)
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Good for Birthdays (12)
Great for Lunch (12)
Casual (11)
Fit for Foodies (9)
Good for Groups (9)
Special Occasion (9)
Comfort Food (9)
Fun (8)
Business Meals (8)
Worth the Drive (7)
Good for Anniversaries (6)
Bar Seating (6)
Creative Cuisine (6)
Pre/post Theatre (5)
Authentic (4)
Kid-friendly (4)
Cozy (4)
Hot Spot (4)
Neighborhood Gem (4)
Handcrafted Cocktails (3)
Quick Bite (3)
Local Ingredients (3)
Disabled Access (2)
Great Beer (2)
Happy Hour (2)
Healthy (2)
Late-night Find (2)
Notable Wine List (2)
Great for Outdoor Dining (2)
Scenic View (2)
Vibrant Bar Scene (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Live Sports (1)
People Watching (1)
Quiet Conversation (1)
Tasting Menu (1)
Good Vegetarian Options (1)
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 (Atlanta)·Dined 4 days ago

I had really high hopes for our anniversary dinner, but was underwhelmed by this restaurant. The chairs were terribly uncomfortable (no booths), and every footfall that passes by one’s table can be felt as a thud. My chicken was burnt but my pasta was underdone. My husband’s lasagna was good, though. I loved the ambiance, and wished the food had been as good as the atmosphere.

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 (E. Tennessee)·Dined 4 days ago

Great food. Eat here.

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 (Birmingham)·Dined 4 days ago

Don't forget to make a reservation. Service was the best ever. The Brunch menu had great choices and deciding was tough. The food was served perfectly, just the right temperature and taste was wonderful.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Authentic, Comfort Food
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 (E. Tennessee)·Dined 5 days ago

The food is generally excellent. There are a variety of brunch items on Sat. and Sun. The service is also great. Don't forget to have a mimosa or BMary during brunch!

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Great for Lunch, Hot Spot, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Groups, Business Meals, Cozy, Bar Seating
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 (Nashville)·Dined 7 days ago

Truffle fries were great! Ordered kale salad and there were more spinach leaves than kale. They also put almost a half cup of flax and sunflower seeds on the salad, so much so, I could not see the greens underneath.
The portion sizes are really large. The waitstaff and hostess were not nice or helpful. Waitress could not make dessert recommendations and complained about walking up stairs. Entire group was not impressed with the service. Also ordered black bean quinoa burger and it was not very good.
Not sure if I will be back again, but others enjoyed their dishes.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Good place to go especially Sunday brunch with 2.00 mimosas and Bloody Mary specials.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Creative Cuisine, Comfort Food, Fun
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·Dined on November 12, 2017

This place is amazing! The staff is very welcoming and the atmosphere is nice. There’s a variety of entrees available which are very creative. This place is very casual and great for either a date or friends/family outing. I definitely recommend the crab cake Benedict or the shrimp and grits!

Tags: Authentic, Worth the Drive, Comfort Food, Creative Cuisine, Scenic View, Good for a Date, Great for Brunch, Sunday Lunch, Quick Bite, Casual, Great for Lunch
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·Dined on November 5, 2017

Excellent all around! I️ highly recommend Food Works.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Business Meals, Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Creative Cuisine, Great for Lunch
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 (E. Tennessee)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Great restaurant. The food was excellent and very tasty. Our server was friendly and attentive. Good value money. The wine was a bit on the pricey side. We will definitely dine here again.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Disabled Access, Cozy, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Excellent starters. Huge portions on salads and meals. Meals good.

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 (E. Tennessee)·Dined on October 31, 2017

The spinach artichoke dip was amazing. Loved the little bit of spice with it. The food was really good with large portions. For desert I had a milk and cookies cream brûlée. It was out of this world delicious. Will definitely be back.

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 (E. Tennessee)·Dined on October 27, 2017

Loved the horseradish-crusted salmon! Server took a little time to warm up.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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·Dined on October 15, 2017

It was not that great to be honest. It started off wrong when found a insect in my cocktail. It went hill from there. Never once did the manager stop by and give a apology for the service and for finding a insect in my drink. I was just disappointed all the way around.

Tags: Good for a Date
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on October 15, 2017

Good food, reasonable prices in a cool old building. Good choice!

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on October 8, 2017

The food was fabulous the wings with the Korean BBQ was amazing along with the MAC and Cheese. All the staff was great. Everyone should try this spot before it gets over saturated.

Tags: Live Sports, Great for Lunch, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Healthy, Notable Wine List, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date
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·Dined on September 30, 2017

Excellent food. They really make your dining experience one you'll not soon forget. The brunch menu in particular has some great offerings such as the crab cake Benedict, avocado toast Benedict, breakfast borrito and horsey crusted salmon...to name a few. Have a few mimosas while you're there! Enjoy!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Fun, Bar Seating, Great for Outdoor Dining, Notable Wine List, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on September 30, 2017

I always have a good experience when dining at Food Works and several of my friends that had not previously known about the restaurant have now began to frequent it. I really enjoy the atmosphere and the food is really good. I must also give the staff a big thumbs up. The servers are always friendly and helpful.

Tags: Casual, Sunday Lunch, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Business Meals, Good for Groups, Worth the Drive, Great for Brunch, Special Occasion, Fun
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 (Key West)·Dined on September 24, 2017

Always enjoy Food Works. We often go for Brunch and enjoy $1 Mimosas and champagne. Dinner is always good, too. Nice atmosphere. Can be a bit busy at times and prefer to have a reservation.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Sunday Lunch, Great for Brunch, Good for Birthdays
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 (Nashville)·Dined on September 10, 2017

Sunday Brunch is always a hit with our family! Consistently good food and service!

Tags: Casual, Good for Groups, Kid-friendly, Good for Birthdays, Bar Seating, Sunday Lunch, Comfort Food
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on September 8, 2017

Service was lacking (we had to clear our own appetizer plates when our entrees arrived). Food was ok, nothing to get excited about. Spinach and artichoke dip was very tasty (highlight of the meal).

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on September 1, 2017

Love this place

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 (Nashville)·Dined on August 27, 2017

As always, great food, great service with Cat and good times with friends!

Tags: Late-night Find, Hot Spot, Worth the Drive, Business Meals, Great for Lunch, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Comfort Food, Good for Anniversaries, Sunday Lunch, Happy Hour, Bar Seating, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Great for Brunch, People Watching, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on August 27, 2017

The brunch was delicious. Though we had reservations we still had to wait 35 minutes to be seated. Our server was good but seemed to be a bit overworked. The chicken and waffles, black berry French toast, mother and child, breakfast burrito and brisket were ALL very good! We will definitely come again!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Sunday Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Lunch, Great for Brunch, Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on August 20, 2017

Great find - terrific brunch menu and the brunch drink specials are outrageous. Will definitely go back next time we are in town.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Fit for Foodies
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on August 19, 2017

A very good meal at a reasonable price. Food works let's the ingredients speak for themselves. The food was simply presented and we'll prepared. They did not overcomplicate the dishes to appear more "gourmet" which was much appreciated. Prices reflected this approach, meaning it's a great value as well. We'll be back.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Scenic View, Vibrant Bar Scene, Cozy
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 (Tallahassee)·Dined on August 13, 2017

Fabulous brunch! Looking forward to trying it again!!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Pre/post Theatre, Comfort Food, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Brunch
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 (Charlotte)·Dined on August 12, 2017

Me and my wife visit restaurants all the time and I must say the waitress was one of the worst experiences ever. She chewed gum the whole time. She was very disconnected and did not pay much attention to our table. She barely said two words. She even never introduced herself so still don't know her name. The food and atmosphere was great though.

Tags: Afternoon Coffee, Fun, Great for Lunch, Hot Spot, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on August 6, 2017

Brunch was AMAZING! Great service! Large Menu, cool venue

Tags: Happy Hour, Good for Anniversaries, Fun, Good for Birthdays, Great for Brunch, Handcrafted Cocktails, Kid-friendly, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date
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 (E. Tennessee)·Dined on August 4, 2017

We eat here often. Always great food and good service. It is also a great place for Sunday Brunch.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Casual
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·Dined on August 3, 2017

It's was our 27th wedding anniversary and he wanted me to pick somewhere we have not been and I choose Food Work and it was a great choose

Tags: Good for a Date
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 (E. Tennessee)·Dined on July 30, 2017

Definitely a disappointment - we have been going here for years and the quality of food and staff has gone down....;(

Tags: Quick Bite
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 (Nashville)·Dined on July 29, 2017

Chicken and waffles were really good. Chicken was really well prepared and the potatoes on the side had a nice hint of spice

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·Dined on July 29, 2017

Excellent brunch! Great food, great service and friendly staff. What more can you ask?

Tags: Great for Brunch
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·Dined on July 23, 2017

Brunch at Food Works is a must. Great food, service, and atmosphere. Also, their $2 double mimosas can't be beat. Make reservations!

Tags: Great for Brunch, Bar Seating, Great for Lunch, Fit for Foodies, Sunday Lunch, Comfort Food, Fun, Kid-friendly
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·Dined on July 21, 2017

Has always been one of my favorite places. First drink was watered down. Shrimp and grits was tasty but served cold.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch
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 (E. Tennessee)·Dined on July 19, 2017

I was thrilled to find out Foodworks took reservations via Open Table, but I wasn't sold on the fact that the table would actually be available. I was very pleasantly surprised when we were shown to our table as soon as we arrived (right on time). We were likely a rowdier bunch than FW normally serves on a Wednesday evening, but we had no issues at all. Our server was very patient with a couple of the more demanding patrons in our group. Everything was served on time and the food was wonderful. My only disappointment was that the sweet potato chips weren't up to par. Mind you, our server told me this when I ordered them (which I always do as they are my favorite...especially that yummy blue cheese fondue/dip that comes with). However, I appreciated our server's honesty that the chip were substandard. He even brought us a small sample of them so we could confirm for ourselves. He was right on. Again, I was disappointed that I didn't get to have my favorite chips/dip combo, but that didn't spoil our experience at all.

Tags: Casual, Pre/post Theatre, Local Ingredients
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 (E. Tennessee)·Dined on July 15, 2017

Foodworks is by far my favorite restaurant. Every time I'm in town I come here and it never disappoints. Amazing food, service, and atmosphere. <3

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Handcrafted Cocktails, Great Beer, Great for Outdoor Dining, Pre/post Theatre, Fit for Foodies, Casual, Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Bar Seating, Good for a Date, Great for Lunch, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Brunch, Happy Hour
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 (E. Tennessee)·Dined on July 9, 2017

Food was great and service ,thanks for the extra parking also.

Tags: Great for Brunch
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on July 8, 2017

Food and service were good. Easy place to enjoy a good brunch with friends and still have a conversation. Ambient noise isn't too bad, makes for a fun brunch.

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 (E. Tennessee)·Dined on July 2, 2017

It was fine. Our food took over 45 minutes to arrive after we ordered. Our waitress also forgot to bring a drink that was ordered and simple items such as ketchup. The waitress blamed the issues on the kitchen, but either way it wasn't great. However every other time that we have been there was awesome.

Tags: Hot Spot
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