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Public House - Chattanooga

4.8
1102 reviews
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$30 and under
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American
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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
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
American, Comfort Food
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Hours of operation
Lunch : Monday - Saturday: 11:00am - 2:30pm Dinner: Monday - Thursday:5:00pm - 9:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:30pm - 10:00pm
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Phone number
(423) 266-3366
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Michael Lindley
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Neighborhood
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Parking details
Street Parking and Private Parking in the Warehoue Row garage. Bring your ticket for validation during the day.
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Public transit
Dedicated stop on the free electric shuttle.
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Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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5.0Dined 4 days ago

Public House is phenomenal! It was my wife’s birthday and they made her feel very special and they were very appreciative that we chose to celebrate there. We had an amazing evening. The service is superior and the food is fantastic. We tried several cocktails and they were all great. We were visiting the city for the weekend. Chattanooga...you have a gem in your midst. Save us a seat, as we will definitely be stopping by Public House during our next visit.

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5.0Dined 4 days ago

I love this restaurant. The waitstaff is fantastic as is the food. Try the seasonal quinoa salad!

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5.0Dined 4 days ago

Loved it! Great food! Amazing service! Conveniently located!

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5.0Dined 4 days ago

We love Public House. Whenever we travel to Chattanooga we try to get there for an awesome meal.

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2.0Dined on April 18, 2018

Mediocre food. Waitress nice and accommodating. Ambience fine.

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5.0Dined on April 17, 2018

The Maitre D (Heather) went to great effort to assure a wonderful experience for our mother's 92nd B'day celebration; providing us with a generous seating location (our mother cannot see and her hearing is failing) and made the wait staff sensitive to this event and issues. 3 Cheers for Heather and the wait staff (Leo). The cocktails were great and the food was even better!
We'll be back often and I encourage others to do the same.
David L. Dahlstrom

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5.0Dined on April 15, 2018

Above and beyond. They are maximizing the use of Open table, I had written in OT that it was my Anniversary and Public House not only acknowledged that at the host stand, but also a hand written card which was a very nice touch. Dinner and all associated aspects of it were perfect. Very nice place.

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5.0Dined on April 13, 2018

The food here is delicious — a real value with great service! The red wine pot roast entree is fantastic. The peanut butter pie is the best I’ve ever had; fresh made peanut butter made in-house topped with fresh chopped peanuts. Cocktails were fresh & crisp. This restaurant has a fine dining atmosphere but for a reasonable price. We live in Knoxville and weren’t disappointed. Definitely recommend The Public House in downtown Chattanooga!

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5.0Dined on April 13, 2018

The veggie app was excellent. The scallops were cooked perfectly. The cocktails were tasty and we had great service.

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5.0Dined on April 13, 2018

I came to down from Knoxville, and my friend recommended this place My experience far exceeded expectations. The prices were very reasonable for what you got and I didn’t have a single thing that I didn’t love, and I ordered cocktails, appetizers, meal, and dessert. Our server, Sydney, was exceptional and all of her recommendations were accurate. I have already told my family about it so they can dine there as well. I will definitely come back when I go back to Chattanooga!

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5.0Dined on April 13, 2018

Fantastic! Our waitstaff, Leo, was the bees knees! We come to Public House often and they are always consistent in perfection for food, service, and ambiance. There is always a genuine kindness from the waitstaff.

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4.0Dined on April 8, 2018

Waiter was very nice and attentive. Food was great!

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5.0Dined on April 5, 2018

We had a wonderful experience. Our server was exceptional. The food was great. I would strongly recommend this restaurant.

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Dinner was fantastic - great atmosphere - clean and modern, and the food was absolutely fabulous. There were southern and traditional options, and everything was reasonably priced and delicious. We especially enjoyed the pimento cheese dip as an appetizer and the fish specials were tasty and distinctive. If you are in Chattanooga, you should definitely check out the Public House.

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5.0Dined on March 31, 2018

We had an exceptional experience here for my mother's 60th birthday. Our waiter was so attentive - we had a handwritten birthday note and cake delivered to our table which we were not expecting. The food was prompt and delicious. I love that the menu has a wide range of options in terms of price, portion size, and ingredients to you are almost certain to find something you love. We would love to go back next time we are in town!

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3.0Dined on March 31, 2018

Overall Public House was a good experience, but there were a few things missing. I had dietary allergies and made them known to the server immediately. I was told that he would check with the chef, but I had to ask 2 more times before he actually did check and he couldn’t really tell me specifics even after that. My husband ordered the steak, which presented well, but was cut up already on his plate and the butter on top didn’t melt...because the steak was luke warm. I had salmon with a quinoa salad, the salmon was also luke warm and fairly salty. The waiter was friendly and the ambiance was nice, but we won’t be returning for another meal.

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5.0Dined on March 30, 2018

Fun vibe, friendly service, excellent food. Knowledgeable waitstaff.

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5.0Dined on March 30, 2018

My husband and my six year old daughter are in love with this restaurant! Great food, the lobster bisque is incredible!! I’ve never had a bad meal here.

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5.0Dined on March 27, 2018

Continually fabulous service and always great food!

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5.0Dined on March 24, 2018

We wanted to eat somewhere we haven’t been before and had heard great things about Public House. They did not disappoint. Our service was wonderful, food was amazing and the atmosphere was great!

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5.0Dined on March 24, 2018

We celebrated my birthday with friends and we thoroughly enjoyed our meal. We will definitely be back!

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5.0Dined on March 24, 2018

Would highly recommend! Great food, drinks and service. Definitely plan to go back!!

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4.0Dined on March 24, 2018

Fun place for lunch with creative small plates and delicious desserts.

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5.0Dined on March 18, 2018

Great recommendation by the Marriott and would recommend this place to anyone who wants great food and better service. Ask for Ghost he is the best!

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4.0Dined on March 17, 2018

Our server was very accommodating, I don't know if it was just him but he took kid friendly to a new level. It made a restaurant with good food and good atmosphere an overall great experience.

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5.0Dined on March 17, 2018

Wonderful food in a casual setting.

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5.0Dined on March 17, 2018

Public House is one of my favorite restaurants in Chattanooga. Love the local, regional and farm-to-table concept. Everything fresh, tasty and well presented. I can eat tasty food, well and/or creatively presented, with predictably great service. I had a house salad, the salmon with quinoa and romesco sauce. And my cocktail was The Public Knowledge. The salad was perhaps a little heavy on dressing and I would ask for it on the side in the future because I like my salads with very little dressing. Everything else was delicious! I always recommend to and take my friends and business associates here when visiting and you should try it!

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5.0Dined on March 17, 2018

Public House is always a great experience!

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5.0Dined on March 15, 2018

My mother and I took my 10 and 7 year-olds for dinner. It was perfect. I love the combination of a lovely evening out where well-behaved children are welcome (the kids menu included 3 "courses" which was novel). The food was delicious, the service jovial and on it. I would go back every day!

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5.0Dined on March 15, 2018

We are visiting Chattanooga and were so pleased with this recommendation! We took our two boys (4 and 1) and they were very accommodating and have a great kids menu. I ordered the fried chicken and it is the best I have ever had. Highly recommend!

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4.0Dined on March 15, 2018

A nice birthday dinner; arrived early and enjoyed the bar. Very nice attentive staff.

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5.0Dined on March 12, 2018

Great kids menu! Excellent food. Nice decor. This was our second time dining here. Each time we have had great servers.I would recommend this restaurant. Great place for date night or special occasion. I had reservations each time , so not sure about average wait time.

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5.0Dined on March 10, 2018

My wife and I were in Chattanooga this past weekend and had dinner at the Public House with our daughter, who is a student at Sewanee. It was a great dining experience for all of us. First, the location is fantastic. There's ample parking and we all love Warehouse Row. The service was excellent and the meal delicious. I try to eat vegan and was pleasantly surprised with the choices available for vegans and vegetarians. We shall return.

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4.0Dined on March 10, 2018

Took my boyfriend for his birthday and the meal was amazing. Our server was sweet and very knowledgeable about the menu. When I made observations online I was able to designate this meal was for someone else’s birthday celebration and a personal note was left for our table telling my boyfriend happy birthday from me and the staff with a small discount card as well. (Loved that personal touch) Drinks were well made and versatile. The only critique I could say is that the ambiance was a little confusing. Casual or sophisticated, there should be more of a defined line. Aside from just that one critique I can’t say enough good things about our first experience. We will becoming back!

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5.0Dined on March 10, 2018

Great place for a friend's dinner. Awesome drinks and a nice atmosphere. I would recommend this restaurant for anyone looking for a classier dinner spot in Chattanooga that won't break the bank.

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5.0Dined on March 9, 2018

Food was great and big portions. Neat little setting with downtown view. Crimson Ghost was an awesome waiter.

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5.0Dined on March 8, 2018

Husbands birthday! Great time.... great cocktails, food and service!

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4.0Dined on March 8, 2018

I asked for the salmon to be well done and it was cooked perfectly. Appreciated the fresh ingredients and tasty combination of flavors. The only downside was the noise level with several large tables competing against one another to be heard. It quieted down once they received their meals.

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5.0Dined on March 6, 2018

Fabulous staff, good drinks and wonderful food! From the bar to the end of dinner, we enjoyed every minute of our stay.

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5.0Dined on March 5, 2018

Outstanding dining experience. Greeted warmly upon arrival and immediately shown to table at 6:30 for a 6:30 reservation. Wait staff promptly greeted us and was outstanding with knowledge of menu and ingredients. She commented on particular menu items upon request but did not declare her "favorite", etc. Food arrived in timely manner and was hot and freshly prepared. Very outstanding food quality. No downsides to experience and recommended highly the following day to other attendees of our business meeting.

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