About Food Works
Chattanooga, TN 37405-3253
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.
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
We went around 12:15 on Saturday. The fo ...
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 pe ...
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 b ...
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.
We have been to Food Works several times ...
We have been to Food Works several times but the last two we have been seated at a table in the bar and had sub-par service. It is of no fault to the bartender, as he has too many responsibilities by himself. The two times we booked with Open Table we were seated in the bar. I'm not sure if there is a correlation, but that is our experience. If we do go back, we will request not to be seated in the bar area.
We went to Food works with our family of ...
We went to Food works with our family of 9 for Brunch on Christmas Eve and had a wonderful experience. It was worth the 2 hr trip we took to get there. All of us had different items off the brunch menu, some of us had even 2! It was busy since it was a Holiday but that did not have any impact on the quality or taste of the food. Service was slowed down but we expected it. So glad that Open Table helped us make the reservations even though it was short notice and that we were able to experience Food Works. Well worth the trip, we can heartily recommend ANYTHING on the Brunch menu.
I have always enjoyed dining at Foodwork ...
I have always enjoyed dining at Foodworks, it's in my neighborhood, the managers are great,
The food is consistently well-made with fresh, local ingredients that remind you of "where you are". The kitchen staff is exemplary. The beauty of Foodworks is all of its many facets. You can come in for a romantic dinner for two, you can entertain business clients, you can bring your children for lunch or dinner.
I made this reservation through Open Tab ...
I made this reservation through Open Table and requested a table on the first floor. I was treating my daughter and 12 year old granddaughter to dinner before the theater. Instead we were put at a table on the second floor furthest from the steps. Didn't even overlook the first floor.
I ordered the strip steak, but it was quite rare so sent it back to be cooked a bit more. It took a long time for my steak to be brought back and by that time my guests had finished their meals. Because we had waited so long, and now had to leave to get to the theater in time, I didn't have time to my meal and had to take it to-go.
Our waitress Allison was very good. Without asking her, she took the price of my meal off the tab. While the food was good, the reason I would think about going back to Food Works is because Allison handled this disappointing situation professionally.
We had the perfect location in the resta ...
We had the perfect location in the restaurant for all 11 of us to be able to chat and hear each other from one end of the table to the other. Our waiter was EXCELLENT. He was attentive, anticipated needs well, and was so personable. He was patient when taking ALL our orders and attended to our table without hovering and without staying away too long.
I would recommend that you close the drapes on the other side of the upper level. Those seated with their backs to the wall had a clear view of a wait-station that was quite unattractive. Also, one drape was partially closed and I think the gentleman sitting at that table felt like he was "on display" to our table.
All in all, we LOVE Food Works and will continue to come.
Glad we used open table. Got right in a ...
Glad we used open table. Got right in ahead of the crowd. Would highly recommend the fried green tomatoes. Our waitress was outstanding. She had great attitude disputed being run ragged by the crowd. She was also very accommodating with our handicapped guest.
So thankful to Foodworks for being open ...
So thankful to Foodworks for being open on Thanksgiving. However, our arrival was a little rough. We stood at an empty front desk for a few minutes, then we were not greeted, but apparently expected to follow the lady who took us to our seat and threw our menus on the table without a word. It was to point where I went back to the front desk to make sure that we were actually supposed to be sitting there and didn't follow her by mistake. She was not pleased with my question. After the disappointing start, everything else was great. Server was awesome, food was perfect. Will be back.
Food was okay; the servant was not frien ...
Food was okay; the servant was not friendly at all, and even though our experience was unpleasant mainly due to the loud dirty mouthed people next to us, I kind of blame the restaurant management for not doing anything about it.
Love that when it is take your dog to wo ...
Love that when it is take your dog to work day that we have places like FoodWorks who accept four-legged friends. We sat on the patio and upon arrival had a bowl of fresh, cold water for our extra guest. Food was spot on, as always. Waitress was very attentive. We'll be back!
We loved coming to Food Works for brunch ...
We loved coming to Food Works for brunch in the beginning, but lately we've been remembering how good the dinners are. The extensive menu and the great cocktail and dessert list will please everyone. There is even a kids menu. Upstairs seating is fairly quiet for good conversations. The servers are always great!
This restaurant has good appetizers and ...
This restaurant has good appetizers and salads; more of a good place to go have drinks and appetizers. Stay away from the main entrees; we had 6 people at our table and all 6 said their food was no good. Maybe sandwiches are ok, but the main dinner entrees are pi
They were quite busy when we arrived. Ap ...
They were quite busy when we arrived. Apparently, a party of 20 arrived. Oddly, because of that they ran out of menus. Odd!? Service was a bit slow that evening as a result it appears. Fortunately, service picked up, and the food was excellent. Our second time there, and we'll be back. I had the Asian Salad, and Chili Bowl appetizer. My wife has a small Caesar Salad and the Crab Cake, which she found a bit too spicy. Overall, a solid four stars for that evening.
Everything was excellent; however, their ...
Everything was excellent; however, their was a large sorority gathering during our visit. As a result, the noise level was extreme. Very difficult to carry on a conversation. This problem is exacerbated when there is live music.
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