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Public House - Chattanooga, Chattanooga, TN

Public House - Chattanooga

4.8
4.8
2609 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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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 31 times today
Experiences are available.

Order delivery or takeout

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    American, Comfort Food, Contemporary Southern
  • Hours of operation
    Lunch Mon–Sat 11:00 am–2:30 pm Dinner Mon–Sat 5:00 pm–9:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (423) 266-3366
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Executive chef
    Andy Hunter
  • Catering
    https://www.publichousechattanooga.com/catering-chattanooga
  • Private party facilities
    https://www.publichousechattanooga.com/private-dining-chattanooga
  • Neighborhood
    Chattanooga
  • Cross street
    Corner of Market and 12th/Houston
  • Parking details
    Street Parking and Private Parking in the Warehouse Row garage. Bring your ticket for validation.
  • Public transit
    Dedicated stop on the free electric shuttle.
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Experiences

  • Mother's Day Brunch Buffet 2024

    $42.00 per person

    May 12, 2024 only
    Mother's Day Brunch 2024 We are pleased to welcome you to our dining room and patio to enjoy our traditional Mother’s Day buffet, featuring the favorite items from our fondly remembered "Sunday Suppers," as well as brunch items and a large selection of our famous desserts. This buffet is our only menu offering on this day. Price for adults is $42, children 5-12 $20, and there is no charge for children under 5. Reservations are required and patio (covered and heated) or indoor seating selections are required with the reservation so you can dress appropriately.
    Mother's Day Brunch Buffet 2024 Photo
  • Semi-Private Dining Room - Oak Room

    Multiple dates available
    The Oak Room is a semi-private dining room attached to the Social and seats 8-10 people. Reserving this semi-private room REQUIRES THE FOLLOWING FOOD AND BEVERAGE MINIMUM EXPENDITURE: Lunch Food & Beverage Minimum: Monday – Saturday: $200 Dinner Food & Beverage Minimum: Monday – Thursday: $300 / Friday – Saturday: $400 Tax and Gratuity do not apply to the food and beverage minimum. Any additional charge to reach the food and beverage minimum will be applied as a "room fee." To book a regular table in the dining room, please select "Continue with standard reservation" or call the restaurant at 423-266-3366.
    Semi-Private Dining Room - Oak Room Photo

What 2,609 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.6Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • East Tennessee

    Best Overall

  • East Tennessee

    Best Food

  • East Tennessee

    Best Service

  • East Tennessee

    Best Ambiance

  • East Tennessee

    Best Value

  • East Tennessee

    Good for business meals

  • East Tennessee

    Great for outdoor dining

  • East Tennessee

    American

  • East Tennessee

    Most Booked

  • Chattanooga / Cleveland

    Best Overall

  • Chattanooga / Cleveland

    Best Food

  • Chattanooga / Cleveland

    Best Service

  • Chattanooga / Cleveland

    Best Ambiance

  • Chattanooga / Cleveland

    Best Value

  • Chattanooga / Cleveland

    Good for business meals

  • Chattanooga / Cleveland

    Innovative

  • Chattanooga / Cleveland

    Good for groups

  • Chattanooga / Cleveland

    Healthy

  • Chattanooga / Cleveland

    Hot spot

  • Chattanooga / Cleveland

    Neighborhood gem

  • Chattanooga / Cleveland

    Great for fine wines

  • Chattanooga / Cleveland

    Great for outdoor dining

  • Chattanooga / Cleveland

    Good for special occasions

  • Chattanooga / Cleveland

    Lively

  • Chattanooga / Cleveland

    Most Booked

2,609 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    Western NC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food. Lovely attentive waitress. They take reservations. Kept our table for two hours…no problem. It’s just a great place for lunch. Or dinner, I am sure.

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    E. Tennessee

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    I have been going to Public House ever since it opened. Every meal has been great, which why I keep coming back. The meal yesterday was exceptional - the best I think I have ever had there. The service & atmosphere also add to the greatness. I gave 4 stars on ambiance & noise level because we were seated right in front of the busy entry for a business meeting.

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    E. Tennessee

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Met friends for dinner we had not seen in awhile. Had a great dinner and visit!

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  4. RheaH

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The experience was amazing. The food was tasty and well prepared. The ambience was inviting and our server was very attentive.

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta Metro

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our server Nick was great! He was attentive and made sure we had everything we needed. The food was great and we will definitely be back next time we are in Chattanooga!

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  6. SBro

    E. Tennessee

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Had our annual anniversary dinner at Public House. As always the service is amazing. Our waiter was knowledgable of the menu and specials and took care of us. The steak wasn't the best I've had there, but was still good. Fries were way overdone. Dessert was awesome as was my wife's pot roast. We'll be back next year.

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  7. Angie

    Nashville

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Not as good as expected. Didn’t care for ambiance and could hear tables near us conversations

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  8. MarilynG

    New York City

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Maybe because it was Valentine’s Day and they were swamped but the food was mediocre. We had dined there before a few years ago and enjoyed it so we returned. Will not be returning again.

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  9. JasonS

    E. Tennessee

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The servers and hosts were great.Excellent customer service and definitely a great restaurant.Would definitely recommend.

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  10. PaulF

    E. Tennessee

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The trout - Nowhere have I found this match of spices and fresh filet prepared and served to perfection. Try pairing with the sweet beets and goat cheese. Trust me, try it.

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  11. OpenTable Diner

    Charleston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Friendly and gracious servers! Food was perfect! Even sliced my steak before serving!

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  12. BillyH

    Nashville

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very nice upper scale type restaurant. The food was very good. The New York strip was cooked perfectly, and the ceasar salad was very tasty. Our waitress, Sara, was very informative and attended to our needs.

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  13. NicholeH

    Coastal Georgia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing place to eat in Chattanooga! Great service!

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  14. BeerCartDriver

    E. Tennessee

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great service. Great food! We had a group of 10 and everyone had a great meal.

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  15. ReneeD

    E. Tennessee

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on February 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everyone really enjoyed there food selection. Our server was great. Had a great experience.

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  16. Diane

    E. Tennessee

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We were a table of nine and were led to a quiet room already set with menus and waters on the table. Drink orders were delivered promptly. All nine dinners arrived at the same time. All we delicious. Everyone was able to find a favorite from fish, to beef, to vegetarian. We required six different bills. This was done quickly and accurately. This will be a new favorite .

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  17. noogaSlowFoodie

    E. Tennessee

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    I got together with a couple of friends for lunch. The serving sizes of our appetizers and meals was generous and the pricing was good. Our waiter did not rush us but was available when we needed him. Our overall experience was very nice and I’ll go back again.

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  18. JeffG

    E. Tennessee

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The service was fantastic and Nicole (our server) was very friendly and helpful. Every bite of the food was absolutely delicious! We usually don’t order dessert but we did this time. Highly recommended the Jack Daniels chocolate cheesecake as we devoured ours! It didn’t have the rich texture that most chocolate desserts have.

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  19. MichaelM

    Charleston

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Pros: Nice place good food overall. Cons: Crowded with a lot of kids and noise. Seemed hectic way too loud. Food was good, some items were better than others. Cornbread was dry, pot roast was excellent. Shrimp & grits were very good. Not sure we’d go back.

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  20. jtchristian

    Exclusive

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on February 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We arrived 10 minutes early for our reservation so they weren’t quite ready for us yet, but offered a place for us to sit near the door or to go to the bar. We went to the bar and found a nice seating area where we were promptly greeted and offered to place an appetizer or drink order. I ordered the hibiscus mule and my husband got an espresso martini. I loved the hibiscus mule! So flavorful but not heavy at all! The espresso martini was very strong, not surprisingly, with the espresso, and my husband liked it, but didn’t love it…just a personal preference really. Later he got a special “clear” daiquiri that he loved and wanted more of! The bar staff were friendly and accommodating. Once seated the server arrived promptly and was friendly and professional. She made good recommendation and had an excellent knowledge of the both the food and drink menus. My husband ordered the trout and I had a vegetable plate with a Caesar salad to start. Both were delivered quickly and the person serving the food (not the original server) was aware which dish to give to each of us which was a nice touch! The Caesar was excellent with house made dressing and well mixed with great flavor. (The only criticism I have was that the croutons was very hard…to hard to really enjoy.) Otherwise, my husband thoroughly enjoyed his ample portion of trout evening eating the skin because it was crisp and flavorful! I enjoyed each of the vegetables (beets with goat cheese, cauliflower gratin, white beans, and cabbage with bacon) very much. Each was cooked well but not overcooked, with great flavors. For dessert, we shared the Jack Daniels TN whiskey chocolate cheesecake - wow! Talk about decadent! It was a large serving with a chocolate ganache on top, chocolatey middle and a firm chocolate cookie crust. Quite lovely! The food and drinks here are well thought out and prepared. The service is some of the best we’ve had anywhere recently. We would definitely recommend!

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  21. Marianne

    Atlanta Metro

    38 reviews

    5.0

    38 reviews

    Dined on February 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Very good service. Food was fine but mashed potatoes were instant.

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  22. Dwaynep

    E. Tennessee

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on January 26, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was great. The atmosphere was wonderful. Our server was fantastic and it was his birthday. We had a great time.

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  23. OpenTable Diner

    E. Tennessee

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on January 26, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    As always, the food and the service were excellent!!

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  24. JimC

    Denver

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on January 26, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic food! Starters and Small Plates out shine the entree but the service with Nicholas was fantastic! Thank you all!

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  25. Paul

    Indiana

    51 reviews

    5.0

    51 reviews

    Dined on January 25, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic find! Great service and delicious food at a reasonable price.

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  26. KarliT

    Atlanta Metro

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on January 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We got there a little early and there was hesitation on seating us which I didn’t know would be a thing at 540 vs 545. We got seated and were greeted by our server right away. The food was great. I forgot the chicken came with hot sauce…it looks a lot like bbq so if you don’t like spicy stuff please don’t forget and then get a whole bunch on your chicken like I did. Your mouth will burn all night. The server took great care with my toddler which will win me over every time. Overall great food, service was absolutely fantastic and it was a great night.

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  27. JennyB

    E. Tennessee

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent service all around. Great selection of appetizers, drinks, entrees and desserts! Food was fantastic! $$$

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  28. OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta Metro

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on January 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    First time dining here. Pimento cheese/grilled sourdough/fried pickles appetizer; fried chicken dinner; pot roast dinner; carrot cake - all were delicious! Definitely returning!

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  29. Pittsburgher

    E. Tennessee

    48 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    48 reviews

    Dined on January 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We always forget how much we enjoy eating at Public House! Food, service, value all great. Parking is relatively easy and there are plenty of options on the menu. We’ll be back soon!

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  30. DebB

    Philadelphia

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on January 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great service, generous portions, really enjoyed the fried chicken.

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  31. JoeS

    Denver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The food was fantastic. Nicole, our server was stop on all the time. We had a large party and food arrived together and hot.

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  32. KayMartin

    E. Tennessee

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on January 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The strip steak, pork tenderloin, and side dishes were delicious! Our waiter , Ryisha, was professional, friendly, and very attentive, she took great care of us as we were celebrating my husband’s birthday. We love Public House and it’s now our go-to restaurant for special occasions 🩷

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  33. TroyT

    Charleston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great portions, quality and price for lunch. Visited several times and will continue to do so each trip to Chatt.

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  34. JenniferW

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Delicious meal! Everyone working at the restaurant was very nice and despite a busy night, our server was attentive and helpful. Food, shrimp and grits snd fried chicken, was excellent . We really enjoyed our experience at Public House.

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  35. OpenTable Diner

    E. Tennessee

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Perfect casual restaurant with really good food and atmosphere!

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  36. EdwardK

    E. Tennessee

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious food and Amy was a great server at our lunch for 4!

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  37. OliviaH

    E. Tennessee

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I came here to celebrate my birthday, and the staff made sure it was a wonderful experience. They gave me a handwritten card wishing me a happy birthday, as well as a $10 for my next visit. Our server was very kind and attentive to us. The food was very good, as well. They also gave me a free dessert for my birthday! I was thoroughly impressed with this establishment and can safely say I will be back.

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  38. mamato5

    E. Tennessee

    24 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on January 8, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lexus was so happy and kind! The food was delicious as always!

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  39. CatherineD

    Charleston

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 6, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Stopped here while we were passing through Chattanooga and are glad we did. The parking was a bit out of the way but what we expected as it is a downtown establishment. Greeted warmly and really enjoyed our meal. Large servings at a fair price. Attentive service from Ryishia. Hot honey was so hot it was almost inedible. Chicken tenders were average. Other than that, food was excellent. If we lived in Chattanooga, it would definitely be a regular stop in our dining rotation.

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  40. TerriH

    E. Tennessee

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I always enjoy dining at Public House. The food is consistently good and the service is always outstanding. I continue to recommend it to folks for both lunch and dinner.

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Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

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 4.8 stars by 2609 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 31 times today
Experiences are available.

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Public House - Chattanooga

1110 Market Street, Chattanooga, TN 37402

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street
    Corner of Market and 12th/Houston
  • Neighborhood
    Chattanooga
  • Hours of operation
    Lunch Mon–Sat 11:00 am–2:30 pm Dinner Mon–Sat 5:00 pm–9:00 pm
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    American, Comfort Food, Contemporary Southern
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking details
    Street Parking and Private Parking in the Warehouse Row garage. Bring your ticket for validation.
  • Public transit
    Dedicated stop on the free electric shuttle.
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Andy Hunter
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (423) 266-3366
  • Catering
    https://www.publichousechattanooga.com/catering-chattanooga
  • Private party facilities
    https://www.publichousechattanooga.com/private-dining-chattanooga
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