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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 257 restaurants in Johnson City
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $5 - $10
Cuisines: Pizza
Dining options: Delivery, Late Night
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Dining options: Delivery, Late Night
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English first
Erwin, Tennessee
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15 reviews 15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

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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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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38 reviews 38 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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
53 reviews 53 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 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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43 reviews 43 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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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Kingsport, TN.
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99 reviews 99 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014

.......unique experience. A small, old house on the corner of Unaka & North Roan with a brick oven, unique menu, unique, way of ordering, and a fabulous vinyl record collection makes for an interesting experience. Reading the reviews, it looked as though many didn't enjoy their experience here, but we didn't fall into that category, although I could see how... More

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Johnson City, Tennessee
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

Went there with a few of my friends that had not to tried it out in the past four years of being in college. One of my friends absolutely loved the pizza and even asked if they sell their cheese blend. Turns out they do, which she's already bought a few times now. Definitely is one of the top pizza... More

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