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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.
Chattanooga, TN 37405-3253
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
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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 is available in our lot along with a large public lot across the street.
A free electric shuttle bus stop is roughly 2 blocks away.
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
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.
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.
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!
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.
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!
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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