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Scratch Brick Oven Foodworks

100 E Unaka Ave, Johnson City, TN 37601
(423) 262-8021
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Ranked #2 of 259 restaurants in Johnson City
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $5 - $10
Cuisines: Pizza
Dining options: Delivery, Late Night
Restaurant details
Dining options: Delivery, Late Night
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108 reviews from our community

89% Recommend
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English first
Knoxville, Tennessee
Senior Contributor
34 reviews 34 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

This place was awesome. If you love Asheville, you will enjoy this place. If you don't know what that means, check it out. It's quirky, fun, and delicious. The staff all seem to enjoy their jobs. I love the eclectic, mismatched, retro decor. It's a help-yourself and make-yourself-at-home type of joint. The most unique feature I've ever seen in a... More

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Kingsport, Tennessee
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108 reviews 108 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

This is a quirky little pizza joint but we love it. It has a fun artsy vibe. This trip we tried the gluten free crust due to diet restrictions and it was great. The numerous topping made it and at $10 and all the topping I wanted sign me up.

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Erwin, Tennessee
15 reviews 15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

Had some apprehension at first but man is the pizza great! These guys aren't on the ritzy side of town and they're not trying to impress you with some trendy building. They have a genuine wood fired oven and their focus is on the FOOD!! If you like pizza, don't pass them up looking for something better.

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16 reviews 16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

This is not the first time I have eaten at the restaurant and not much has changed. It still offers a really awesome atmosphere with free records to play. We were greeted quickly by the employees, which was great since we were the only ones there at noon. All members of my party got the gluten-free pizza option because it... More

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Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014 via mobile

Loved the brick oven concept and the off-beat decor. The owner was entertaining and he explained how to order. Three of the four of us really liked the pizza. I thought it was ok, but I will admit I am picky. First time I ever went to a restaurant that was BYOB. My so and his girl friend picked out... More

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Erwin, Tennessee
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40 reviews 40 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

A real 60's joint! Paint peeling on an older home. Challenging parking, Funky little benches and tables outside,. Mismatched furnishing on the inside. Self seating. No table service,you place your order on a scratch pad. BYOB or grab a soft drink from their cooler, Select a record from the impressive collection of vinyl. Locate paper plates and plastic forks. Wait... More

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Madisonville, TN
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6 reviews 6 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

I searched for the top-rated restaurant in Johnson City and found Scratch Brick Oven. We went and were not disppointed! At first we weren't sure how to order or what to order! It took a few minutes of reading the signs and scratch pads (where you order) to figure out what to do! The atmosphere was pretty cool inside the... More

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Tri Cities, TN
Top Contributor
55 reviews 55 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

I have been to Scratch dozens of times and I am continually impressed with the pizza. The brick oven that they use really adds a nice texture to all the homemade and great quality ingredients that they use. The place is a little rough around the edges, so don't take relatives who have problems with hippie children making their food.... More

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Johnson City, Tennessee
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59 reviews 59 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

This is a pizza place like no other in 100 miles radius or more! Their pizzas are all handmade and fired in brick ovens. The toppings are all fresh and in many cases, home-made. Forget about canned ingredients . . . and the usual run of the mill choices. All of their meats are homemade - capicola, peperone, Andouille sausage,... More

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Blountville, Tennessee
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47 reviews 47 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2014

Today my awesome niece graduated from ETSU. Her parents had her a graduation party afterwards & her choice was Scratch Pizza. I had never before tried it. Why???? It was simply delicious. I would say the best pizza I've ever eaten. It just wasn't greasy & yucky like chain pizza places. Pesto, feta, bruschetta yum! There were 4 different varieties... More

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