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Best and worst restaurant inspection reports for the week ending June 15, 2021

The Chattanooga-Hamilton County Health Department inspects restaurants twice a year and grades the businesses on a 100-point scale. Scores below 70 require corrective action. Restaurants are reinspected if they fail to meet critical standards.

To file a health-related complaint, call the Department of Environmental Health at 423-209-8110. The scores are original and do not reflect on-the-spot changes, which sometimes lead to upward adjustments.


83 LaFamilia Mexican Restaurant

516 Chickamauga Avenue, Rossville, Ga.

Reasons including no PIC present at the time of routine inspection. Sanitize concentration too strong for manufactures recommendation. Foods stored over 24 hours without date marking. Buildup on walls and ceilings of main kitchen area. multiple flies throughout facility. 


86 Chef Lin Buffet

5084 South Terrace

Reasons including observed employee handling ready-to-eat foods with bare hands. Improper source (fish) noted in walk-in cooler. Food products stored on floor in dry storage area and in walk in freezer. Must be six inches off floor. Bulk food products in dry storage area not properly covered/protected. Wet wiping cloths stored on working surfaces and not in sanitizer solution. Some non-food contact surfaces dirty. Garbage/refuse area excessively soiled/dirty. Garbage noted around refuse area and refuse containers not properly closed/secured to reduce insects/odors. 


87 Golden Bowl Teriyaki

5517 Brainerd Road

Reasons including triple sink does not have stoppers, no way to soak dishes in sanitizer. Cold holding prep cases not holding foods on top below 41, case thermometer reads 36 food is 41 in bottom of case, food on top is 42. Beef and egg rolls above 50 discarded. Cold prep cases not able to hold food on top below 41. Lids to storage containers and containers on cold line soiled.


87 Church’s Chicken

3812 Brainerd Road

Reasons including walk-in cooler was 53, raw chicken in cooler thawing, shredded cheddar cheese, chicken was 50. Door gaskets to cold holding units bab repair, not closing. Build up on handles to faucets, door handles, case single serve stored on floor. Standing water in void missing floor tile. Trash accumulated outside around dumpster. Buildup through out kitchen, floors, walls, storage areas. Vents soiled, tag on fire supression system expired, pull device hanging loose from wall.


94 Buffet King

5230 Highway 153


95 Boil Shack Seafood and Wings

5401 Brainerd Road


98 Burger King

6404 Ringgold Road


98 Dockside Cafe

8411 Harrison Bay Road


98 Lakeshore Grille

3600 Lake Resort Terrace


99 Community Pie

850 Market Street


99 Boathouse Grill

1011 Riverside Drive


100 Cadence Coffee at Common Grounds

1 Fountain Square


100 The Bakery

9408 Apison Pike


— Compiled by Brandi Dixon