Public House - Chattanooga

4.8
1961 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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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
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LIndaS
Nashville
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

I was very impressed with the menu! We all enjoyed!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Skip the max and cheese, it was soupy/watery

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and meal

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OpenTable Diner
Nashville
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Great service

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Ceejay1025
St. Louis
4 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent! Whatever you are looking for, their menu has it. Highly recommend!

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OpenTable Diner
Orlando
4 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Pot roast was excellent. Had carrot cake for dessert, it was the best

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything sounded so good it was hard to choose -! What we got was delicious and then we had to try dessert and it was also scrumptious.

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Hokie
Houston
8 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service, delicious food, tasty cocktails!

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DBChatt
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2022
Overall5food5service4ambience5

One of my family's favorite restaurants in Chattanooga. it never disappoints. We always get the pimento cheese and devilled eggs starters as they are our favorites. Food quality and service is consistently good - over 10+ years of dining at Public House we've never had a bad experience!

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OpenTable Diner
Poland
1 review
Dined on January 7, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Pre-concert dinner/date night. Great food, amazing drinks and good (but felt a little rushed) service.

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vipwtb2007
E. Tennessee
9 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our favorite restaurant in Chattanooga. New menu is excellent.

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vipOpenTable Diner
E. Tennessee
8 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was excellent and the service was really good

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Pippa
1 review
Dined on January 7, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Public House stands tall in a city that has dozens of excellent restaurants. The food is perfection. Never have I been disappointed.
Their resilience in the age of a pandemic is admirable. They have not lost their “steam.”
Public House is always a first choice for me!

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We celebrated New Year’s Eve and everything was fantastic. We were very pleased with everything in this restaurant

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NickG
Miami
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

New Year’s Eve dinner, party of four w/ children. We had a great time!

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vipPittsburgher
E. Tennessee
41 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Great place for a NYE lunch with daughter & SIL. We all got something different and the portions were just the right size (leftovers from the huge burger & chicken pot pie). Our server was delightful and we’ll definitely go back again for dinner. Although we live in Chatt, for some reason I never think about Public House for dinner. . . .

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TamB
E. Tennessee
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service. They took care of our large party beautifully. We had a wonderful family gathering and look forward to doing it again!

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Redlands
Atlanta
5 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday dinner, very good in general. Trout was excellent.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Public House is the go to for consistent quality. Had a large group meal for my wife’s birthday as a surprise. It was a great evening and the food was great. Lunch is also very good and affordable.

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HealthyEater
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

There with family who brought a wide range of taste preferences plus two children. All were very happy with their food selections and one of the picky eaters even branched out and tried a new food and liked it. Very pleasant all around and we enjoyed our evening at Public House. Would definitely seek it out again next time I'm in Chattanooga.

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AndrewC
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really great meal. We had the shrimp and grits, pot roast, pimento & cheese burger, and fried chicken. All delicious. Desserts really strong too, especially the key lime pie and carrot cake.

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OpenTable Diner
Louisville
4 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love going here for any occasion. The food is always great, service is excellent, and the atmosphere is wonderful.

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sherryd
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Loved everything, BUT it was very noisy and we were too close to the other customers.

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KeithB
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on December 20, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Our first visit and our 24th anniversary. TripAdvisor said this was a romantic restaurant. It really wasn't. The lighting was a little bit dim, but otherwise not very romantic. It was somewhat noisy but the worst place for noise is J. Alexanders and this was about half as loud (and half the size). Our server was very attentive and pleasant. We were 5 feet from a table where a woman was telling her life story and we could hear everything. The chairs were a little tight but otherwise comfortable. We ordered soup and the chicken livers as an appetizer. We should have stopped there because it was very filling. Instead, I ordered the steak and fries and substituted mashed potatoes. My wife ordered the shrimp and grits. My steak came cut pre-cut (convenient) but it wasn't very flavorable. The potatoes were awesome, real potatoes just like homemade. My wife's shrimp and grits had almost no flavor at all. We brought both our entrees home as leftovers. Overall we spent about $75 including tip. There are plenty of other restaurants we haven't tried so chances of us returning are a little slim. We're still looking for "our place".

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EricaE
E. Tennessee
1 review
Dined on December 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing as always, and the staff was very helpful. Thanks for a great evening!

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JakeT
E. Tennessee
3 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Very nice dining experience all around. Good atmosphere and great food! Could use a few more vegetarian options, but if you're not a vegetarian, that won't be a problem. I had the wedge salad (no bacon) and the soup of the day (mushroom) and it was delicious.

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JasonM
Atlanta
7 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing

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vipTlb023
Atlanta
52 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Second year in a row going for my husband‘s birthday. Never had anything I didn’t love

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Alpstrek
1 review
Dined on December 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a fantastic find! Every course was better than the last and the desserts were amazing and so worth it not overly sweet at all, but so good!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Nashville
3 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Great time and great food

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GlenT
E. Tennessee
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place to meet and have a fantastic dinner. Would also be a great date spot.

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PaulaH
E. Tennessee
2 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Took a client to lunch who had not been to PH and she was very impressed. Food was excellent but it was hard to hear once the restaurant filled up.

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vipErnestD
Nashville
17 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Down from the Nashville area to see Chattanooga for the first time and celebrate a birthday. Booked dinner at this wonderful place. Service was excellent and the meal was superb, all of it. Pimento cheese and toast for starters was the best we have ever tasted, and the pork belly was great too. Our mains (Shrimp & Grits, Salmon) were also perfect. And the complimentary carrot cake for dessert was just awesome. Can’t say enough about the staff and management at Public House, this will be a regular stop when we are in Chattanooga.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 4, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

It was really pretty nice!

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DouglasJ
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Have always enjoyed the PH. My wifes son took us there for an early birthday for her. Service excellent and food as always delicious.

We sat outside(hard to believe on December 4!) . Only complaint is every motorcycle rider in town seems to enjoy driving by on Market Street with his engine making as loud a noise as possible. So one may want to re-consider sitting outside.

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SharonM
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on December 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Date night before Christmas concert

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KarenT
E. Tennessee
2 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always consistently good. Reasonable prices. Good service. Still has a happy hour. The best fried chicken!

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MelB
Mobile
2 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a fantastic night celebrating Christmas with friends and family! Anna was wonderful as our server. The food was, as always, delicious!!! Meat/Cheese tray, iceberg wedge, pot roast, filet mignon, fried chicken, and creme brulee to finish up. Spectacular and all at a reasonable price. We will, of course, be back!

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OliviaW
Tallahassee
1 review
Dined on November 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were only in Chattanooga for 24 hours and wanted a nice dinner out for the last part of our honeymoon. Public House was perfect! The food, drinks, and service were exceptional. We can’t wait to visit Chattanooga again and experience this meal again.

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andyt40
Indiana
12 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had four different entrées and everyone was very very pleased

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 1961 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.