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Public House - Chattanooga

4.7
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1579 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

Support Public House - Chattanooga during COVID-19

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Clean menu provided to every guest
  • 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 1579 people are saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.7
food
4.8
service
4.6
ambience
4.5
value
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96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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CarlandRenee
Mississippi
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place was recommended to us by our hotel valet (CJ at The Edwin). The food was delicious! The scallops were the best we've ever had, and recommended by our server Sophie. We also had the pimento cheese appetizer, which came with fried pickles unbeknownst to us. A scoop of pimento cheese on a fried pickle slice will change your life! Also had the filet and wedge, and cut the filet with a fork. This place will definitely be a repeat! We were celebrating my birthday, and there was a nice card at our table when they seated us.

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vipfrist
Nashville
11 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always amazing food!

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viptedman
Washington DC
74 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent local restaurant in downtown Chattanooga.

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BeckyC
Savannah
6 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always...Public House was wonderful!

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KimC
E. Tennessee
2 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience3

It was great to celebrate another event at Public House! We have frequented the restaurant for several years. The food is always good.

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BillP
E. Tennessee
3 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have never had a bad meal or poor service at Public House. I’m always confident to take people there for Lunch Dinner or just cocktails.

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SeanM
1 review
Dined on June 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and environment. Really nice place and it was awesome.

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Madeleine
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great food and a great experience when we go to Public House!! Favorite restaurant!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff is always so friendly and accommodating!

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carpetman65
Memphis
6 reviews
Dined on June 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a great meal and our waiter Matt H was great.

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TatianaC
Tallahassee
1 review
Dined on June 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a lovely time sitting outside and enjoying the craft cocktails. The food was excellent, the pot roast a particular favorite, and it was accompanied by outstanding service. One of my favorite places in Chattanooga. I highly recommend this this place!

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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
1 review
Dined on June 4, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

This was our first experience with Public House, but it will not be our last. Great comfort food with a flair. Everything we put in our mouths: proteins, veggies, beverages, and dessert was 5 star. Servers were professional, friendly, and attentive. Again, we will be back!

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50yearoldmom
Austin
2 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

We understand COVID-19 has created many challenges for restaurants. However, if we are willing to come out & support local restaurants, they need to be ready to provide a positive dining-out experience. This includes properly training servers (it's not ok to reach across guests, 2 of 5 orders served were incorrect), proper sanitation procedures (our table was way too close to other diners, our server pulling on her face mask/touching her face, dirty glassware) and ensuring quality of food (shrimp that smelled so fishy it was not edible). Public House is one of our favorites and was our "go-to" place but unfortunately, we won't be returning until the kinks of re-opening are worked out.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

My husband, in-laws and I went for my birthday and had a great time. We were seated right at the time of our reservation, had great service and the food was delicious. My in-laws are very picky eaters and they loved their meals. Desserts were also fantastic.

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Daniel
E. Tennessee
3 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrating my son’s graduation. Our experience was great.

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vipJulieB
Atlanta
6 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic as always!!

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OpenTable Diner
Birmingham
3 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time visiting Chattanooga, here for my birthday weekend and thoroughly enjoyed the whole dining experience this evening!

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FrankM
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience3

First time out to a restaurant since restrictions started to ease and was pleasantly surprised how the staff made the experience easy and normal. And the food was good too!

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TerryF
Little Rock
1 review
Dined on May 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is consistently delicious. We ALWAYS dine here when we’re in town

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BarbieP
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service! We will definitely dine there again.

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JeffG
1 review
Dined on May 13, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

This was a restaurant we were excited to visit in Chattanooga. however in the end we were a little disappointed with both the menu and the ambience of the place. just didn't feel right I felt like I was at a glorified meat at 3:00 to be honest. Although the food was very good it was still simple and somewhat plain but maybe that's what they do. We enjoyed the experience and will probably go back but I don't think it's nearly as good as it should be.

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ChrisG
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience4

In general it was a very nice experience . Our waiter was super nice but struggled a bit with the wine selection, brought us the wrong wine. Also we ordered a side of collard greens, in stead of collards we got Brussels sprouts. Twice. I guess the kitchen did know the difference between the two.
We ate then
Anyway and had nice laugh. Don’t worry, we will be back. Love the place.

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vipCheryl
Atlanta
7 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food and service!

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JamesH
1 review
Dined on March 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic place. A true upscale offering with a casual atmosphere. A hidden gem in Downtown Chattanooga.

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LucyD
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Was a bit too noisy for us...

But everything else was great! Appreciated our waiter's recommendations and help!

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JDean
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Heard about how great Public House was from several of my friends who dine there semi-regularly. I went in with high expectations, and left with those expecations filled. Great experience. Red wine braised roast beef and potatoes with gravy was fantastic. Service was perfect and I really enjoyed the atmosphere. Will be back for sure!

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ShanynD
Nashville
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

I loved the menu's focus on seasonal veggies and local proteins and all of our meals were absolutely delicious. The service was some of the best I've ever had. It was quite loud on a Saturday night at dinner time, but not obnoxiously so. We'll definitely go back!

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vipRogerH
Atlantic City
10 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was terrific. The greens salad was fresh and delicious. The fried chicken was a light and sweet batter. The white meat was most importantly.....moist.

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EricaC
E. Tennessee
2 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As usual, the food was excellent. Our server made knowledgeable recommendations when asked about both drinks and entrees. We were a little early for our reservation but were able to be seated immediately.

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vipKris
San Francisco
16 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always exceptional

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CherithK
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The restaurant has a great interior design and ambiance, the food was good, and the service was attentive. At no fault, to the restaurant, my date and I felt overwhelmed by the high noise level of the other guests and found it a little hard to talk. Otherwise, it was a great dining experience.

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foodhead
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was outstanding and the service was great....great value for what we paid

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Margaret
Indiana
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very nice cozy vibe great service friendly staff and delicious food !! It a very nice area of Chattanooga also!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing and we loved our waitress Evelyn

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Serviceking
E. Tennessee
10 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The pimento cheese starter is a must. I had the fish of the day. They knocked it out of the ballpark. The whiskey selection was spot on. Incredible value overall.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We celebrated our anniversary at Public House during a trip to Chattanooga! Excellent service, great vibe, and incredible food. Our experience was personalized and the manager had a handwritten note and some discounts for us to celebrate the anniversary!

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cyw27
Little Rock
10 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our portions were all generous and delicious: smoked trout appetizer wedge salads, fried chicken and pot roast! And our server paced our meal perfectly. All food was served to us at the exact correct temp- hot food was really hot and cold was definitely cold. Great attention to detail by both the kitchen and front of house staff.

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vipMJ5418
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food— hubby loved the duck confit, I thoroughly enjoyed the shrimp and grits. Wedge salad was delicious. Loved being able to pop over to The Social for post dinner drinks. Will return when back in Chattanooga.

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great culinary experience. Very broad menu that allowed you to venture outside the box. There were some some classics on the menu that were executed perfectly.

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StephanieB
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Loved our server! Food was great! We had a drink at the bar afterwords. Loved the atmosphere.

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 1579 OpenTable diners.

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