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Public House - Chattanooga

4.7
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1621 Reviews
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$30 and under
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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
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
What 1621 people are saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
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4.8
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4.6
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4.5
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97% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was great. We had the pimento cheese appetizer. My husband had the side salad and fried chicken with Mac n cheese. He said it was the best Mac n cheese he’s ever had. I had the wedge and the snapper special with brussel sprouts. All of the food was very good, and our server was phenomenal. I wish I could remember her name, but I unfortunately cannot. She was an African American woman, who was very spunky, full of character, and extremely helpful with the menu.

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vipFunfoodie7
Nashville
135 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience3

Incredibly disappointed! Wait for orders was excessive. Requests had to be made multiple times. Food quality and presentation were poor. Expensive fir what we got. Will never go back.

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Maude
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My birthday celebration

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CHARLIEF
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

The Public House is one of our favorite Chattanooga restaurants. Our favorite items include the Salmon, Pot Roast and mashed potatoes and the Fried Chicken Another go-to is the small plate of scallops with a side of their excellent Grits.

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MoniqueK
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious and the atmosphere was very nice. When I reserved I let the know it was a birthday celebration and they left a hand written note. We will be back.

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CarolynL
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and outstanding food. My husband had the filet and said it was the best he’s had in years! I had the salmon and it was delicious as was the squash casserole and fried local okra. We will definitely go back!

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mamato5
E. Tennessee
14 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We dined on the porch for a friend’s birthday lunch. Every dish was delightful and the service was flawless. The salmon is the best in town, as are the thin French fries. We love it!!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect place for lunch! Everything was fresh and delicious. Our server was great!

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vipMelissaF
E. Tennessee
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

I was there celebrating two girlfriends birthdays & had a wonderful time as always!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a lovely dinner with friends on the patio. The street noice was load at times, but there is nothing Public House can do to change that fact. Great menu and friendly staff. Still one of the best places to eat downtown with certainly the best outdoor patio.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ambiance was nice, service was quick, and they even gave us a free dessert and a coupon for our next visit since we were celebrating our anniversary.

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vipNikkiF
Atlanta
6 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

My only complaint was that my shrimp and grits needed salt. And then I couldn't find someone to give me salt. (Just in case you're wondering, I don't typically add salt to my food at restaurants--I usually complain about too much salt.😀) On the other hand, my husband's fried fish sandwich was apparently perfect. We had a grand time.

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JDub
E. Tennessee
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

One of our favorite places in town. Great experience as always!

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Marie
Atlanta
8 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and food was delicious as well.

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ElizabethF
Nashville
5 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was very good and our waitress was amazing. All the staff was kind and accomodating.

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Artsygirl6270
E. Tennessee
3 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service is always top notch here. I got the Cobb salad and it was huge and so delicious!! Will keep coming back for more! The noise level on a Saturday at noon was a little loud but we were right by the kitchen. They have many rooms you could go to that would be quieter.

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JoanM
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food with great selection. One of us had shrimp and grits, another crab cake, two had the tender, tasty filet mignon. Hugh salads. Wine very good and reasonably priced. Carrot cake large enough to share and cream bulee, wow! Tables spaced for social distance. We will return!

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RobertB
1 review
Dined on August 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were in town for a graduation and looked for a high end restaurant. Public House did not disappoint.

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cshamm81
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on August 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was kind & patient with my 7 & 2-year old daughters. The food was delicious as always!

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Artsygirl6270
E. Tennessee
3 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Public House has a very limited lunch menu, but WOW! The options are all so good. I had the Cobb salad which comes with 3 fried chicken fingers and deviled eggs instead of just an egg cut in half. OMG that was the best Cobb salad I've ever had! Highly recommend Public House. It was fairly quiet also which is nice so you can actually have a conversation over your meal.

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JenniferD
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome food! Like really really good. Price point was great and the service was excellent!

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Joey
Nashville
3 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2020
Overall3food4service4ambience3

Interesting food, if not the tastiest thing I had in town. It was certainly an interesting spot, with a decent enough patio, and not a bad atmosphere, I just felt like for the price the food might’ve been better. Nothing to complain about, but the food felt about on par with something from Applebees overall but not as cheap.

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TimP
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing. We sat outside on the patio, and it was beautiful. We had to move tables because of the rain but the staff took great care of us. The servers were wonderful and very attentive. I’d go back anytime for a lovely dinner or lunch.

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BRIANT
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Second visit for our anniversary. Wonderful as always. Sat outside, so noise level from street, but expected. Tables were spaced appropriately for Covid parameters and servers wore masks. Food is always awesome. One of our favorite places to dine in Chattanooga.

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Serviceking
E. Tennessee
11 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wow! Y’all did it again. What a wonderful dining experience. Thanks for everything. The food is always top shelf. The wine selection is just right.

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charlief
Nashville
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Overall a good experience. Keep up the good work.

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BeckCE
Charleston
5 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always superb! Wait staff amazing!!

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Hickle
Nashville
6 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Good food. Good service

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RobG
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Love the food as always! More like an office now though, liked pre remodel much better.

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EvanZ
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Found this restaurant somewhat by chance a year ago, and wanted to return on next trip through Chattanooga. Everything was excellent, once again. We arrived about 30 minutes prior to closing, but was not rushed through dinner. Will certainly return next time in Chattanooga.

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Woody
Oklahoma City
20 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an appetizer of fried okra which was crispy and quite filling. This was followed by excellent pot roast and the fish special for our table. Carrot cake is a don’t miss dessert. Service was excellent. Tables are well spaced and this restaurant is doing an excellent job insuring that guests are kept safe from viral spread while enjoying fine dining. It almost felt normal.

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vipbossmomrn
Tampa
31 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We were on vacation and found this place online. It’s a pretty setting. We were in a room with only seating for maybe 20. I liked the intimate atmosphere. The service was great! The best scallops too. My son had filet that was covered in a brown sauce he wished he had known was going to be on it. He would have preferred it plain. Or maybe on the side. The flounder my husband ordered was delicious too. The jack Daniels chocolate cheesecake didn’t disappoint either!

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RollTide
Caribbean
3 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Keep going back because everything is fantastic!

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OpenTable Diner
Jacksonville
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious, we were seated right away. Completely accommodating for children! We had our one year old with us and the children’s menu even comes with a first course and second course- genius. Our server was knowledgeable and friendly, and the food was absolutely incredible. Even the kids chicken tenders! Highly recommend. Try the jalapeño margarita (has a different name)

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Good restaurant
Recommend it

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DCGNNYC
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food and good drinks.

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CajunMom
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Pork tenderloin and grits were amazing. So flavorful and true southern charm. Best grits ever!! And we are from Louisiana and are serious about our shrimp and grits. These grits were crazy good.

Others in our group had the steak and mashed potatoes. All enjoyed the meal. One of the best meals we had in Chattanooga

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

We were seated. Hostess left a flyer for sangria flight. Waitress came. I asked if I could have one of the three flavors as just a full drink. She starts talking about the ingredients of all the sangrias. Cool, trying to entice me. I get it. When she finished, I asked if I could just have the rosé one; she tells me she’ll bring me the watermelon white wine one. I told her I had said rosé, thinking maybe she just didn’t hear me. She says I “absolutely cannot have the rosé single.” Um... okay. When she returns to take out order (no review of the soup of day, specials, etc), I asked how the trout was prepared to which she answers “in a pan.” Heavy pause here. When I asked if she could expand on the preparation, she proceeds to explain how they remove the head and tail to serve it. No mention of the herbs, butter etc... HORRIBLE ATTITUDE! As we were waiting, considering whether to leave, the table adjacent asks manager to be moved out of this section because of..... this waitress. Horrible service. Food mediocre at best. So many more good restaurants in DT Chattanooga!!

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DeMarcoC
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was top notch. The server was amazing. Thank you for the great experience and being a wonderful place to celebrate my 40th birthday.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Dallas
7 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved our dinner here! My son said the cookie ranked 1 billion out of a 1-10. Food was amazing, service was excellent!

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 1621 OpenTable diners.

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