Public House - Chattanooga

4.7
1906 Reviews
$30 and under
American
Several years ago, I decided that my future in the restaurant business would most likely not remain in the realm of fine dining and gourmands, but would rather lean towards the style of restaurant that I found myself frequenting most often - places that provided consistency and quality at a price that was fair for the quality of the food and experience. Public House plays to the comforts of good, solid food, while applying the principles of premium food products to a more casual setting. You will find all the fish is delivered from Foley’s in Boston, high quality steaks and a rotating selection of vegetable sides that are true to the region and season. You’ll also find a really good hamburger and fish sandwich, along with fun snacks and small plates that pair well with cocktails, beer and wine.
Welcome,
Nathan Lindley

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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
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4.7based on recent ratings
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4.7
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4.6
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4.5
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Noise · Moderate
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OpenTable Diner
Nashville
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Deviled eggs were fantastic!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Great service!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome service and food!!

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FabianaF
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome food, awesome service… i would highly recommended!

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BenS
Birmingham
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sarah was wonderful. We split several small plates family style for lunch and loved all of them. Great value for the quality of the dishes.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meal and experience.

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CharlesK
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our second time at The Public House. Both visits were wonderful.
Great staff! Great Service!

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vipMnjack
Western NC
38 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a marvelous evening at the Public House. Gloria, our server was outstanding. She could tell about all the CNN items on the menu and gave us her recommendations. The food was outstanding. So add great service and you have a marvelous experience. If you are in Chattanooga, don’t miss the Public House. Be sure to make reservations in advance.

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melissas
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So good! This would be a favorite if I lived in Chattanooga.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Nashville
31 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great bourbon list

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
5 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great meal

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We’ve been enjoying meals at Public House for years, and last night was no exception. We were celebrating my mom’s bday and our anniversary, and the staff made the evening so special. The pimento cheese & fried pickle appetizer continues to be amazing!

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paulb
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Came in from Atlanta for my birthday and picked your restaurant because of your website. Everything was wonderful! Our server was incredibly! He made me feel special. He knew the menu and also the city. We will return!

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Miami
New England
8 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Meal was excellent but our server Reisha was the best!!

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ArturoP
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Visiting Chattanooga on vacation

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DaraC
E. Tennessee
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious and the server was very personable!

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Mister
Jacksonville
5 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We came for the Creme Brulee and left with one of the best carrot cake experiences ever. This was an anniversary dessert stop and met of not exceeded all of our expectations. We said outside so the noise was from the street if you don't Iike it sit inside. Staff was great as well.

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AshleyH
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience5

The atmosphere was great! Very good service as well, unfortunately we weren’t to too impressed with the food itself.

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OpenTable Diner
New Mexico
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Started out with tasty cocktails then experienced the amazing pork belly appetizer. Our dinner entrees consisted of pot roast which was melt in your mouth delicious. My friend ordered the wedge salad and filet cooked to perfection as she requested medium rare. We have now dined here twice and both times experienced remarkable service. Will definitely return when in Chattanooga!

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KinnyM
Nashville
5 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

The food was very good and our server was extremely helpful and attentive. The noise level was a little much for an intimate meal, but it was OK for just an evening out.

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HunterS
Birmingham
2 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

great service and great atmosphere! Meals were decently priced

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Dees
Chicago
18 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Nothing really memorable or outstanding regarding the food or service. It was okay, somewhat aloof the night we dined.

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vipJames
Nashville
16 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

If you are accustomed to "fit for foodies" - this isn't and doesn't really try to do that. Perhaps a more limited menu with less ambition on variety could help here. With that, the food is ok, better fare than typical "bar food," the location, ambience and service are very good. Great bar inside connected to the warehouse development - that's where I'll head next time.

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EthanC
E. Tennessee
6 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Public House is our go to dinner out. The food is consistently fresh and good, the staff is always professional and kind and the ambiance is warm and inviting.

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LaMandaF
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We went for our anniversary and it was the best decision. Fantastic food, great service, and they even had a card waiting on us when we checked in for a coupon on our next trip.

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vipLanaF
Atlanta
19 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Public House is always the best. We are frequent customers and it always is wonderful. A favorite.

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vipmarty
Atlanta
14 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love the Public house and eat there everytime we are in Chattanooga. We live in Atlanta. We have tried all the dishes and they are all good. I highly recommend the deviled egg appetizer!

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OpenTable Diner
E. Tennessee
6 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Servers were great. Hostesses were frazzled. Food was good.

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RachelP
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our daughter chose Public House for her 4th birthday "fancy" dinner. As always, the food & drink were delicious and service was exceptional. Our birthday girl enjoyed her big cookie with a candle most of all!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

It was good. My mom enjoyed her birthday.

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RobertS
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Orin Swift wine dinner was beyond our expectations. Courtney was so friendly and energetic. Raishi and Ori were wonderful servers. Head Chief did an unbelievable creation of great food pairings with the wines. Many items we would never have tried, but he made them wonderful!! Jeremy from Elevate Collection spoke about every wine and was so informative. Can't wait until the next wine dinner.!! It was wonderful to see Nathan also...

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OpenTable Diner
E. Tennessee
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great service ! Drinks great . Livers phenomenal!

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CarrieB
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Food overall was good, but my husband steak was over cooked. Service was excellent.

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vipTravish
Western NC
4 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

In my opinion, the entree should NEVER come out before the I have finished my salad. Last night I was eating my salad, which the waiter forgot to put into the system first time, when my entree arrived. No one offered to take my entree in the back and keep it warm until I finished my salad. In fact, an assistant waiter tried to take it away despite half of the it was in eaten. I stopped him of course. Please stop doing this. Customers are happy to be out and about these days- don’t rush them out.

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LydiaC
Birmingham
3 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The food was decent. Server was friendly, just never came back to refill water.

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DonS
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This restaurant exceeded what I was expecting. The food and service were outstanding. The price point was much less than what you would expect from what you received. We will be back whenever we visit Chattanooga again. My favorite restaurant in Chattanooga now!!!

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DavidM
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great everything, but the fried chicken and the pimento burger are standouts

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Nana
E. Tennessee
3 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

consistently delicious food at a moderate price plus excellent service

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mkwg
Baltimore
5 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience3

Salad did not come as described. It was a bunch of lettuce piled on a plate. Server was inattentive.

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BuckB
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

We split the chicken pizza appetizer. shrimp bisque and grilled shrimp over pasta. All were delicious! We sat at the bar and the service was excellent. Highly recommend this restaurant. We will visit again when we come back to town.

FAQs

Public House - Chattanooga does offer delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. Public House - Chattanooga also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (423) 266-3366.

Public House - Chattanooga is rated 4.7 stars by 1906 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.