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.
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
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.
Unique rustic feel, cute lighting and gr ...
Unique rustic feel, cute lighting and great layout. It wanst too noisy at all as my 3 yr old son was able to sleep through dinner. I didnt like my 1st drink an they were understanding ,made me what i did like an was very good about it. Delicious food.
I loved this place!Made a day trip to ar ...
I loved this place!Made a day trip to area from AL with the hopes of finding a place with good food and great mimosas. Food works was perfect for both. The amount of food that you get for the price is amazing. The drinks were great prices and delicious. Can't wait to stop in Chatt again :)
On our last night in Chattanooga, after ...
On our last night in Chattanooga, after numerous meals of uninspired quality and imagination, we tried Food Works. What a find. Situated in a upcoming, cool and trendy area of North Chattanooga, Food Works delivered a surprising top flight meal. From the drink and wine menu to the broad appeal of entrée dishes from every form of fish, seafood, fowl, pork and beef (as well as vegetarian) to a well planned children's menu, Food Works hit the target dead-on. No one had any reservations about what they were served, how they were served nor hesitation about wanting to return to try other selections. I certainly hope that the local patrons keep this restaurant humming for years to come!
My husband and I decided to try somethin ...
My husband and I decided to try something 'old; ' we hadn't been here in a long time. We always liked the atmosphere. We were pleasantly surprised at the new menu. We decided to forego any appetizer (we like trying fried green tomatoes when they're available). We were asked if we wanted bread. My hubby never turns down bread. It was good even though the butter was a little overpowering with the amount of garlic. I ordered a house salad and my husband had some of it. It was really tasty. The mixed greens with the bacon and spiced pecans hit the spot. We were glad we got the salad.....it took a long time.... a long time .....for our food to come out. When it finally was delivered, my husband's pasta was lukewarm so were my black bean cakes. Good thing both dishes were flavorful! I read a review where someone else commented on the food not being delivered timely. We'll go again and hope service (not the wait person - the food expediter) is more on the ball. We will let management know if it happens again. The restaurant was not busy when we were there.
This is our "go to" place to eat when ma ...
This is our "go to" place to eat when making our Atlanta-Nashville runs because they welcome our dogs on their outdoor deck. In fact the most recent time, I spoke with them to confirm the reservation, and when we arrived there were already bowls of ice water on the deck! The food is always great and the service gracious. All paws up for this place.
Loved it! Only negative was several thin ...
Loved it! Only negative was several things were not available on the menu. This was because of an upcoming menu change so I can understand it. I'm sure next time will be even better when they have the new menu rolled out!
My wife and I were celebrating our weddi ...
My wife and I were celebrating our wedding anniversary. We have dined her before and alway's have enjoyed our experience. Our server was covering too many tables including a party of 10. Needless to say our service was not as good as expected.
We were met at the door, called by name ...
We were met at the door, called by name and immediately taken to our table which was preset for our party of eight. The server came out immediately, was pleasant (actually very entertaining for our little pre-wedding celebration for one of our employees) and food was served very quickly after taking our orders. Drink refills maintained throughout the service and all special requests were handled very well. Everyone was fighting over the Cuban sandwich and sweet potato chips. Will definitely return and recommend to my colleagues and friends.
I orderer the Food Works Steak, a filet ...
I orderer the Food Works Steak, a filet mignon, medium well. My wife had the NY strip medium well, and our two kids shared a chicken fingers platter. We waited for food for over 45 mins, both steaks were burnt and my steak tasted like the cleaning fluid used to clean the grill. The kids chicken fingers and fries were burnt so they didn't eat. The staff was friendly and the waitress was exceptional. All the ambiance and personality in the world doesn't make up for horrible food though. Will not eat here again and will warn others.
This was my second time dining at Food W ...
This was my second time dining at Food Works. I returned because I liked my first experience. The food was tasty and the service was excellent. It was a Saturday afternoon first date and the atmosphere was very pleasant.
We had to wait about 20 minutes to be se ...
We had to wait about 20 minutes to be seated. However, our server was great and attentive. The food was not on the same level as we have had before for dinner. I think we'll try a new place when we come to Chattanooga the next time. Food Works really needs to improve their menu to compete.
I brought a couple of cupcakes for birth ...
I brought a couple of cupcakes for birthday and they charged $1.00 per person even if they didn't have one. It didn't take any extra dishes or setups. We won't be back for birthdays any more. Otherwise, we love Food Works.
We planned a dinner out w/ friends. Made ...
We planned a dinner out w/ friends. Made reservations for 8. Food works called to confirm. Great stuff! We got there and they were unprepared. Stood waiting for 1/2 hr and with uncrowded restaurant ! The waitress was brand new and knew nothing. Blank face to our request & questions. We left that table, moved outside where we had very experienced waiter/ waitress. Finally a better experience but 1hr after the reservation.
Good food for a reasonable price. Recomm ...
Good food for a reasonable price. Recommend booking in advance at weekends. Service is very friendly and you are not rushed. Can be a little noisy at peak times although there is a side section upstairs which is quieter.
Definitely recommend this place.
Excellent food and atmosphere
I've been to this restaurant probably 8 or 10 times in the past two years. The food is always outstanding. My favorite is the Sat/Sun brunch. Excellent food and drinks. The only potential negative with this restaurant is that the servers/bartenders are usually very slow, and they do not come back to the table as often as I think that they should.
Our party of 15 had reservations at 5:30 on Saturday May 7th. Table was ready on time. We were seated on the second floor. Great atmosphere, excellent menu. Our waitress was very attentive . . . . even offered to take a picture of our group after dinner. I will be sure and recommend Food Works to my friends.
Needs to Improve
Friday night dinner. Restaurant was not empty, but not busy for a weekend, whereas surrounding competition was hopping. Seafood (salmon & flounder) were both over-cooked.
Calamari appetizer was good.
This used to be a great, reliable, all-occasion restaurant and something has changed within the last year. Not sure what, but someone needs to get this restaurant back on track.
Food Works 4/17
I reserved a table Sunday morning for brunch and requested that we get a seat outside. The hostess reserved us a table for outdoor brunch. Our waiter, Will, was extremely helpful and had a great attitude. He kept the mimosas coming, just like we asked. With the warmer months upon us, I will definitely be having brunch out on their patio again.
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