Public House - Chattanooga

4.7
1761 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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Experiences

  • Mother's Day Brunch Buffet 2021

    May 9, 2021 only

    Adults $35/children 5-12 $16/children under 5 – no charge Many of you have celebrated Mother’s Day with us each of the last 12 years, including last year “curbside.” As we return from the pandemic, we are pleased to welcome you back to our dining room and patio to enjoy our traditional Mother’s Day buffet, this year served to you by our staff. Reservations are required and available online only through publichousechattanooga.com, and patio (covered) or indoor seating selections will be required with the reservation so you can dress appropriately.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 1761 people are saying
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Leonetteo
Richmond
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food4service4ambience5

I always come and eat here when I come to Chattanooga. Love this place the food and the service.

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Nicole
Memphis/West TN
3 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding! Food was delicious, service was great, and drinks were amazing. Would definitely return!

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JamesO
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Pot roast was amazing. Service was great! Will visit everytime I am in the area.

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MD66
Portland
7 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience2

Despite reservation, we were seated at a small table amidst heavy foot traffic and with no view. Waiter was fake as a 3-dollar bill and came across like Eddie Haskell. Brought out our salad and entree at the same time—he hadn’t asked if we wanted the salad first, so we just assumed it would come that way. Food was fine, but overpriced. Couldn’t get out of there fast enough. Very disappointing experience.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on April 7, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Food was delicious. Timing of food could have been spaced better. Entrees came right after salad was delivered.

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SteveM
Charleston
3 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Nice place walking distance from our stay at the Read House. We enjoyed the outdoor seating.

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vipCindyfromIndy
Indiana
36 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2021
Overall4food5service2ambience3

We were driving from Florida to Indiana and decided to stop in Chattanooga for dinner and an overnight stay. Found public house as it was highly rated on yelp. The inside of this restaurant is uninviting. We chose to sit outside which was much better ambience. The server was very nice but she was unable to remember any thing we asked of her. I ordered a sugar-free CBD seltzer and she brought me one with sugar. I had to ask two times or three times for everything (a glass of ice for my seltzer, limes) as well as my husband had to ask multiple times for beer refills. It got a little chilly and I asked for the heat lamp to be turned on which she was not able to do and then forgot to ask someone to help her to do it. Her lack of follow up to any of our requests was almost comical by the end of our evening. However the food was terrific! I had the pan seared trout on top of cabbage and thick cut bacon chunks- amazing and delicious. My husband’s fillet was overcooked (he ordered it medium rare and got medium to medium-well) but it was good and the cheesy cauliflower on the side was excellent. We would definitely go back for the food if in Chattanooga again but the ambience and especially the service left much to be desired.

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LoganA
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, amazing food. Will definitely be returning

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Alyssa
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall2food3service4ambience3

We visited Chattanooga and wanted to go to a local restaurant. I wouldn’t recommend going here for a special occasion, it is very casual and the food is affordable and tasted good, but nothing out of the ordinary! The staff is very nice.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Food was delicious. Was pleased that tables had adequate space in between and felt clean

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vipTaylorWest
Atlanta
15 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We had to wait 30min past our reservation for a table. The rest of experience was good. Was glad I did not bring guests as It would have been awkward to wait. We did not want to wait in the bar due to COVD so just stood outside. Would have been nice if they would have offered to bring us a drink while we waited.

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MC76
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Oh my goodness! Everyone in our group loved the food, were impressed with the service, and atmosphere. We will definitely be back next time we are in town!

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PhilG
Nashville
2 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Vacation with family. We had a 2.5 year old with us and kids options were amazing!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Although we are 30 year residents of the area this was our first visit to Public House and we thoroughly enjoyed our dinner. Server was excellent, she had a great sense of humor and took great care of us and we’re not an easy bunch. Food was delicious, I highly recommend the shrimp and grits, Pot roast, & fried chicken, all fantastic !!!You’ve got to save room for the Caramel Carrot cake.
We will be regulars from now on.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The decor and ambience were both very satisfying. The option to eat either indoor or outdoor was also a welcome sight, as we wanted to and did eat outside. The hostess was welcoming and our server was very knowledgeable of the menu items. The heating lamps were also a great addition. And the food was absolutely delicious. The quail on grits was delectable, the soup of the day was a perfectly light appetizer, the trout and fried chicken tasted amazing and both the mac and, I will most certainly visit this place again every time I visit Chattanooga. Thanks to the entire staff and my compliments to the chefs!

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SandraP
1 review
Dined on March 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a wonderful experience out on the patio! Our server, Leo, was awesome. He was able to provide wonderful recommendations and was totally open to all of our questions. We were there on a Monday and took advantage of the exceptionally priced bottled wine special. 🍷

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BryanM
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Food was good, wine list was a little lacking. Overall a pretty decent dinner.

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KevinA
Las Vegas
51 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place all around. Would recommend to anyone

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome food!

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TylerR
1 review
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service and outstanding food! The red wine pot roast was to die for.

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on March 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was great, we loved her!!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing!!!

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vipMomof2
Nashville
5 reviews
Dined on March 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic the best in Chattanooga! We love it every time we come

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DeanE
Indiana
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My adult son and his wife are planning a visit to Chattanooga and I will recommend they eat there. The atmosphere was chic and the food very good. I had the sirloin and fries and it was an excellent cut.

Go for it.

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HighPlainsMom
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience2

Hard review to write because nothing was truly terrible but nothing was stellar. Apps were adequate: "Deviled eggs & Bacon Brittle" were just deviled eggs with a tiny piece of chewy bacon, more akin to bacon jerky. The sauteed sea scallop small plate was flavorful and the scallops were well-cooked. Shrimp and grits was not very good: grits were soupy with no bite left to them at all and shrimp were overcooked. It was edible but not enjoyable. Red wine pot roast was highlight of meal, would recommend. Service was spotty - rolls (which were not warm and seemed stale) arrived when our entrees were nearly finished. My son ordered the Tennessee Whiskey Cheesecake and ate most of it but didn't seem blown away. Requested a kahlua and coffee after dinner and was told they didn't have Kahlua...even though a Chocolate Martini (including Kahlua) is a featured After Dinner Cocktail. We were seated in what seemed like a banquet room at a hotel - industrial carpet on the floor and an accordion-type closure separating the next dining space. No art on the wall, just a flat screen tv (which was off) I guess I was expecting something else from the stellar Yelp reviews. Maybe we hit them on an off night? Definitely spent more than I felt like I got but service was friendly. Would not return.

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Kristen
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My family of 6 is full of picky eaters, but there was something here for everyone! We all had clean plates by the end because everything was so delicious! The pot roast and garlic green beans were so good! We also had desserts. The creme brulee was amazing and the perfect size for one. The prices weren’t outrageous either. Good quality food for good prices. We’ll definitely return!

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vipHungry1
E. Tennessee
15 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Aaron was our waiter and he was marvelous! He was easy to hear and understand despite the mask and loud tables of people. I wear a hearing aid and this is the first time since we’ve had to wear masks that I could understand the waiter! He made wonderful recommendations and we enjoyed our meal as always!

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OpenTable Diner
E. Tennessee
2 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

My husband and I had a quick getaway weekend to Chattanooga. We love Public House because the food is upscale but at a great price.

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WadeC
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent venue, top notch food, drink and atmosphere.

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RubenR
1 review
Dined on March 11, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

All in all ? Always great!
Food great. Had a hiccup, manager on it,explained everything and fixed it.
What I really want to talk about is our server. Absolutely fabulous! Didn't get his name,but on top of everything. Absolutely everything, with the air of this was his everyday. Thank you so much!

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NathanT
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely fantastic experience. Food was amazing, friendly staff, and great Atmosphere!!

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vipmarty
Atlanta
12 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

OUr favorite restaurant in Chattanooga. We drive from Atlanta just to go to dinner!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved it!!

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Ella
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

This is a good place to take friends - plenty of choices on the menu, we ate outside and it was very comfortable. Service staff very polite

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OpenTable Diner
E. Tennessee
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food. Friendly and helpful staff!

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Robert
New England
3 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We were with another couple for dinner on Thursday. The waiter, Jake, that we requested had the night off. Matt was our waiter and did a great job. Everyone at this restaurant is very nice. The quality of the food is very good. I have been there twice in the past week for dinner and had the salmon and my wife order the small filet both times. With different guests, the compliments were the same for the fried chicken, the chicken livers, and the pot roast. I don't believe that you would go wrong ordering anything on the menu. Highly recommend this restaurant and staff.

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vipcarterG
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great food and service!

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LarryS
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great dinner! Food was awesome. Service great! Had a very quiet table. Loved it all!!

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DanM
E. Tennessee
2 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service and food is always right! Never had a bad meal there. The servers are attentive and knowledgeable.

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MerryT
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Public House was very good. The food was very good and our waitress very knowledgeable about the menu.

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 1761 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.