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Public House - Chattanooga, Chattanooga, TN

Public House - Chattanooga

4.8
4.8
2174 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

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 17 times today
Experiences are available.

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • 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

  • 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.

Popular dishes

What 2,174 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
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.6Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • East Tennessee

    Best Food

  • East Tennessee

    Best Value

  • East Tennessee

    Healthy

  • 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

    Fit for Foodies

  • Chattanooga / Cleveland

    Good for Groups

  • Chattanooga / Cleveland

    Great for Lunch

  • Chattanooga / Cleveland

    Neighborhood Gem

  • Chattanooga / Cleveland

    Outdoor Dining

  • Chattanooga / Cleveland

    Special Occasion

  • Chattanooga / Cleveland

    Most Booked

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  1. TW

    TaylorWest

    Atlanta

    23 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great server. Enjoyed our experience. Thank you!
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    E. Tennessee

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We snagged the perfect seat outside! We had wonderful service and, as always, delicious food!! The pimento cheese is a must!
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service. Great good.
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    14 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    14 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall3food2service4ambience4
    We were seated at the front of the building (which made it pretty chilly when the door was opened and closed). Everything we ordered needed a little something extra.
  5. BC

    BadCat

    Las Vegas

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic night out…great dinner and excellent service!
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Perfect service: friendly, personality, knowledgeable Food: everything was delicious and made with experience of Southern cuisine. Shrimp and grits, fried green tomatoes, deviled eggs, and chicken livers with grits! Lovely wine selections
  7. TK

    ThebestofKentucky

    Cincinnati

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on September 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, great service, great environment on outside deck. Best burger have tasted in years!
  8. TO

    TerriO

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This restaurant is one of my favorite in downtown Chattanooga. I had the roasted pork and grits. It was delicious, tender and a large portion. I ordered a house salad that had roasted pecans, very tasty. The roasted vegetable dinner also looked amazing. There is also a long mixed drink menu and very good wine by the glass.
  9. EC

    EthanC

    E. Tennessee

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on September 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As always Public House restaurant exceeds expectations. We sat outside and had a lovely dinner. The food is always high quality and delicious. The wait staff was attentive as well. Public House has been one of our consistent favorites through the years.
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Very good food and service! Loved it and would highly recommend!! We had carrots for snack, absolutely delicious salad and the salmon and trout! Not over seasoned, you could taste the food!
  11. TJ

    TenJacket

    E. Tennessee

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great Restaurant to have an Anniversary dinner !! Food was on point and the drink selection was very good !!
  12. a

    annep

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, friendly service. One of my favorites in Chattanooga.
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Nashville

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Went to celebrate a bride to be. Our waitress awesome and the food & drinks were delicious!
  14. TF

    TerriF

    E. Tennessee

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We were there for a late lunch on a Saturday, and it wasn't busy at all. The food was outstanding, and the server (Shana, I think) was truly exceptional.
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    E. Tennessee

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food and service was great! We all enjoyed it!
  16. KB

    KittyB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Really nice place and great staff. The food was really good and they had no problem getting me in even tho I was a little late for my reservation.
  17. P

    Peached25

    Charleston

    67 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    67 reviews

    Dined on September 13, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    Had a really nice dining experience- love the food and the neighborhood is a great place to explore :)
  18. EK

    ElishaK

    E. Tennessee

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful service. From check in to table to check…great staff. Food was great! Will definitely be returning.
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My wife and I were looking for a good local restaurant on our visit to Chattanooga. I have been in the hospitality industry for almost 20 years and she says I am picky…I guess I agree. We made a reservation and actually went to a different restaurant first, but quickly felt out of place there. As we walked to Public House we hoped for a better welcome and we got it. The host team was great, very accommodating. Wait staff took great care of us and were able to answer all of our questions. The. The kitchen delivered. Nothing fancy or over the top just quality ingredients prepared perfectly. We would go back again and again.
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    E. Tennessee

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food is always amazing. Wonderful atmosphere.
  21. M

    Mandy

    E. Tennessee

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing! Food and service. Loved it! We will be back!
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful food, cocktails and service!
  23. L

    Landy

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 7, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Very enjoyable, great food and service. I will refer friends.
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Birmingham

    22 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Excellent as always
  25. Y

    Yoyobo

    Washington DC

    6 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on September 2, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    The fried chicken is probably the best I’ve ever had! The wedge salad was good fresh lettuce great ingredients, the fried onions on top really worked. Overall, the service was excellent. She had definite opinions and nothing she said steer dis is stray. We are visiting Chattanooga, and she was very informative about the area and suggesting places we could go.
  26. MG

    MichelleG

    E. Tennessee

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on September 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Amy our server was excellent. Perfect timing for appetizers and meal. Been a long time since we have been but glad we went.
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Nashville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We celebrated our anniversary with a weeknight dinner at the Public House. The experience was wonderful. A hand written note was waiting for us at our table. Great food, great service and complimentary dessert was a nice touch.
  28. J

    Jeanna

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food is great, service is good, but at a slow pace.
  29. TM

    ThomasM

    Louisville

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Went to Public House to celebrate by 50th Birthday. It was awesome! First time in Chattanooga, Public House was a fabulous experience. The food was incredible, our server was phenomenal, wonderful wine selection. 5 Star Outstanding
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Both of our meals was good as hell & the atmosphere was awesome! Definitely will be coming back soon.
  31. Z

    Zebra

    E. Tennessee

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    No issues especially since this was a busy Friday night
  32. MO

    MONAP

    Chicago

    20 reviews

    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on August 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    First time there and loved it. Our server Ryisha was delightful. The Salmon was seasoned and perfectly cooked. Mac N Cheese was made with quality cheeses with al dente pasta. The prices were reasonable too! We'll go back.
  33. GE

    GinoE

    Atlanta

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 20, 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience4
    Our server, Drew, was AWESOME. The manager however, Nathan, was not. I originally booked a party of 10 as I was bringing my team in for dinner. I booked it a just few days in advance with no issue. Some of my team members fell ill and could no longer make it to the dinner. I called ahead to let Public House know that we were only going to have 7 people instead of 10 so we likely wouldn't need to take up a large table. I was immediately told by the hostess that there was no other space available and that there was a 20 per person fee to cancel. I advised her that we weren't looking to cancel, we just wanted to be considerate of others and not take up a private room, and that the cancellation fee was not listed in my booking. Nathan came on the line and led off with the information about the cancellation fee. I advised him that I was not looking to cancel, but even if I did want to cancel, it was not in my reservation agreement, nor was it on the OpenTable listing. He insisted that the fee is stated, but they wouldn't be able to find another party, so he would waive (albeit begrudgingly) the $400 minimum. In the end, we still met the $400 minimum and the space was great for a team dinner. HOWEVER, the tone and approach with which I was met when I was trying to adjust the reservation was impactful enough that I wouldn't book here again. For comparison, we had multiple reservations throughout the weekend and I had to adjust one other in light of the drop in attendance. The other restaurant made the changes with no push back, were empathetic to the change in circumstance, and never once insisted to argued about minimum spend requirements or cancellation fees. I have made a stop at Public house 100% of the times that I've visited Chattanooga (at least twice per year) but likely won't be moving forward. Service makes all the difference.
  34. S

    Sburns68

    Chicago

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on August 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was fantastic and prices were super reasonable. Our waitress was amazing ..Rachel?
  35. TB

    TheresaB

    Nashville

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 19, 2022

    overall1food2service3ambience1
    We made reservations well in advance of our trip. We were seated at an outdoor table that had been moved inside. We looked at the numerous open tables, but those were reserved for “reservations “. We had a reservation. And we were dressed up! Our server was nice. Food was ok. This was not the normal experience. On top of this, we were placed directly in the door behind the host station where they gossiped about customers attire, hair, etc. and their obvious dislike of management.
  36. FE

    FoodE

    E. Tennessee

    5 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 19, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience3
    I’ve eaten here many times and almost always had a good experience. However today I was served old shrimp that tasted bad and that I ended up pushing to the side after trying them. Had I not been on a business lunch, I would have informed the server… if I could get her attention. And it was nearly impossible to get our server’s attention today.
  37. JF

    JeanF

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful food - the place I always meet out-of-town guests when they visit. Staff is accommodating and friendly. Try the pot roast and the key lime pie!
  38. NP

    NitaPod

    Nashville

    35 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    35 reviews

    Dined on August 18, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Creative menu with locally sourced produce, meat, fish etc. Very reasonably priced menu and attentive service. Will definitely recommend!
  39. S

    Samantha

    Key West

    47 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    47 reviews

    Dined on August 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food - love the little biscuits that they served with the salad! Great place!
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Jacksonville

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Enjoyed our hometown service, seemingly home-cooked meals, and the cleanliness/ambience! Enjoyed drinks from the bar, fried chicken, salad, burger and appetizers. Can’t say enough good things about their staff!

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 2174 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 17 times today
Experiences are available.
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

  • 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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