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About Food Works
Voted one of Chattanooga’s Best Restaurants, Food Works strives to provide its guests with a quality experience in a refined, yet relaxed atmosphere. Located on Chattanooga’s North Shore, we are situated in the beautifully renovated and historic Signal Knitting Mill.
With a variety of items to choose from, our menu focuses on “progressive southern” cuisine with global influences showcasing our culinary team’s ability to put new spins on old classics. The spacious bar features an array of imported, domestic and craft beers along with an extensive wine list as well as specialty martinis. Enjoy a cocktail inside or on our patio with family and friends before indulging in a delicious meal.
Chattanooga, TN 37405-3253
American, Global, International, Contemporary Southern
Hours of Operation:
Brunch: Saturday: 11:00am - 3:00pm
Brunch: Sunday 10:00am - 3:00pm
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 4:00pm
Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 9:00pm
Dinner: Friday & Saturday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm
Dinner: Sunday: 3:00pm - 9:00pm
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Food Works Catering creates flawless events that can accommodate your specific needs, tastes and budget like no other. We offer everything from carry-out service to complete full-service catering, which entails everything from the planning, staffing and item rentals to the set-up & execution of your event. We approach every event, big or small, with enthusiasm and precision, whether you’re planning a casual theme party or a sophisticated black tie dinner, from the trendy to the traditional.
Parking is available in our lot along with a large public lot across the street.
A free electric shuttle bus stop is roughly 2 blocks away.
Banquet, Bar Dining, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Food Works Ratings and Reviews
Food Works is one of my favorite lunch places. I have used it as a destination for many business lunches. I really like their lunch menu options, the setting is rustic, but relatively quiet for conversation and it is reasonably priced. I highly recommend trying Food Works for lunch.
This is my 2nd time visiting Food Works and they did not disappoint. Everyone their is very welcoming and nice. I love eating brunch and that's the main reason why I picked this restaurant. The chicken & waffles are delicious. Their butter mixture is really good. How can you not order the $1 mimosa or better yet a double for $2!! Someone in my party had the Smoked beef brisket hash and it was absolutely delicious. I will definitely return for brunch again.
Our reservation for 8 was set for 1 pm. We were not seated until 2. Other groups who did not have a reservation were seated before us. The hostess apparently had us slated for a particular table and kept telling us that as soon as that group left we would be seated. Finally, another spot was made for us because that group was not leaving. While the service was great and food delicious, the reservation system apparently has serious flaws for larger groups.
My girlfriends and I were in town to run the Chattanooga half marathon. We came in for brunch to celebrate our run. The wait was a little long but was well worth it. I had chicken and waffles, two friends had crab cake eggs Benedict, and another enjoyed the caramel French toast. Everyone thought their food was delicious!
Great ambiance! The food was tasty , reasonable prices! Fast service , good selection of plates! I got black bean burger and my spouse the schrimp and grits! We both were please and the drinks were excellent too! Martinis were excellent too!! Our waitress was ok a little no much of personality !! I said that because I work at the public service industry and personality is a big deal!!!
Had a reservation for 7, and we were seated very promptly. Food was very tasty and attractive. I felt like it was generally a good value for the price. Be forewarned - you cannot order from the regular lunch menu on the weekends. My only major complaint was that I told the server that one of our party eats vegan. She did check with kitchen about how one vegetable was prepared and apparently the chef did not offer to alter preparation. My daughter ultimately ordered pasta and it was delivered to the table with cheese on top. I didn't want to send it back because we had already waited quite a long time for our food. I would go back but do not recommend for vegan or vegetarian eaters.
Valentines night. The medium rare filet came out without the portabello mushrooms and blue cheese I ordered. When my dinner returned the steak was then over cooked. The waiter had been there 2 weeks and was poor. This is unusual for Foodworks. I felt compelled to write this review in hopes Foodworks will use this as coaching moment. I'll be back again.
All in all it when great. There was a little issue with our reservation not being ready when we got there (ten minutes early - but several other 6:30 and even 6:45 reservations were seated before us). Other than that, the service was good and the food, as always, was great.
My wife and my first visit since the fire a few years back. Was one of our favorite places to dine. After this visit, we find back at the top of our long list. Prices fair and service was great. The quality of the food was above expectation. Welcome back Food Works. WE will be back soon.
John and Barbara
Our server seemed rushed the entire time. They also brought out our entrees before we were finished with our salads. The food was fantastic (steak and salmon) but it wasn't the best service we've had. Cheap corkage fee but we poured it for ourselves the whole night.
I love coming to Food Works but this time my fish was not cooked all the way. I had to send it back to get fully cooked so by the time our group was finished eating my food came out. Not the best experience but understand the mistake. This won't keep us from coming back. It's usually a great time and food.
We went around 12:15 on Saturday. The food was excellent. The atmosphere was great. We really enjoyed and found the inside to be a really cool building. Very open and well decorated.
The sweet potato chips with blue cheese fondue was delicious. We had a chicken biscuit with gravy and egg. The breakfast potatoes were delicious.
Rachel, our server, was fantastic and personable. She gave us undivided attention which we would've never known she had other tables. We celebrated our son's 2nd Birthday, and Rachel plus great drinks and food made it amazing! We look forward to returning to this gem. It would be nice to have a FoodWorks in Middle Tennessee (hint).
All was good except the length of time between ordering the meal and its actual being served. This is not a reflection on the wait staff, but on the kitchen. 45 minutes elapsed. Food Works was not full to capacity. It was explained that a large group was being served at this time. That is a staffing issue. Wait staff was courteous and responsive.
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