We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Food Works Riverside

Certificate of Excellence
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
205 Manufacturers Road, Chattanooga, TN 37405
423-752-7487
Website
Improve this listing
Today
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Open now
See all hours
Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Mon 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tue - Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 142 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 67
    Excellent
  • 45
    Very good
  • 18
    Average
  • 9
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Good Early Bird Meal

Went here on Christmas eve with my family. We arrived before 6:00 and were pleased to find they had an early bird special - $20 for an appetizer, entree and dessert. The portions were very large. My wife loves their shrimp and grits. It has been quite a while since we had dined here but we will... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 26, 2015
KimsHusband
,
Signal Mountain, Tennessee, USA
Add Photo Write a Review

142 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language
A TripAdvisor Member
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2016 via mobile

My husband and I stopped for lunch on our way back to Atlanta. I ordered the fish tacos and black beans and rice. He ordered the Cuban sandwich and mac&cheese. I ate ALL of his mac&cheese. Overall, it met my expectations and the mac&cheese exceeded my expectations. Lunch was great. Service was prompt and courteous. I would return and recommend... More 

Helpful?
Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Murfreesboro, Tennessee
Level Contributor
19 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2016 via mobile

We visited this great eatery twice during our recent trip to Chattanooga, TN. The food and service are simply fabulous. I can't remember when I had a better meal in a unique environment. They are located in a refurbished textile mill and this just ads to the ambiance. If you're in the area it's worth the trip across the river.... More 

Helpful?
Thank Tooler45
Signal Mountain, Tennessee, USA
Level Contributor
78 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2015

Went here on Christmas eve with my family. We arrived before 6:00 and were pleased to find they had an early bird special - $20 for an appetizer, entree and dessert. The portions were very large. My wife loves their shrimp and grits. It has been quite a while since we had dined here but we will be back again... More 

Helpful?
Thank KimsHusband
Bethlehem, Georgia
Level Contributor
34 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2015 via mobile

We took our 2 kids, ages 10 and 4. When we walked in the door there were 2 young ladies standing behind a desk and they just stared at us until I said hi, we have 4. Then they proceeded to take us up lots of stairs with a 4 yr old(really?)! The. Sat us a table where the sun... More 

Helpful?
Thank Audra R
Chattanooga, Tennessee
Level Contributor
156 reviews
122 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

Outstanding food items though not overly large portions. Service was not too fast nor too slow. I would return.

Helpful?
Thank Phil C
San Antonio, TX
Level Contributor
84 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2015

We stopped for lunch and enjoyed a very delicious experience. Good choices. Recommend the catfish po'boy and the fried green tomato salad. We were seated upstairs, which was a lengthy hike up the stairs, so unless you are young, request the lower floor. Great service was given by Lindsay. An added bonus to coming here is the huge antique store... More 

Helpful?
Thank Prof Bob
Sarasota, Florida
Level Contributor
22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2015

While visiting Chattanooga, my friend suggested that we go to Food Works for brunch. Amazing! The setting is quaint and unique and offered the backdrop to a wonderful meal. I have never had Chicken & Waffles and decided to give it a try. It couldn't have been more perfect. The hand battered & flash fried chicken breast was crispy and... More 

Helpful?
Thank BreezePainter
Gatlinburg, Tennessee
Level Contributor
11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2015

Excellent food every single time. Crab cake benedict to die for! If you go on the weekend, make a reservation because they are wicked busy. $1 mimosas adds to the greatness.

Helpful?
Thank gcole69
Level Contributor
12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2015 via mobile

Food was fair, service was great, great atmosphere. Could be a bit better with the food, but overall a nice time.

Helpful?
Thank Terri H
Chattanooga, Tennessee
Level Contributor
492 reviews
380 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 138 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2015

A friend's wife was out of town for the weekend so we decided to go here for dinner. We started out with a martini, house brand I've never heard of for $8.00. We meet at Outback a lot of the time for a drink after work and they serve their "top shelf" drinks for $6.00. We both ordered The Chop... More 

Helpful?
Thank CRLoveToTravel

Travelers who viewed Food Works Riverside also viewed

 

Been to Food Works Riverside? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 205 Manufacturers Road, Chattanooga, TN 37405
  • Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Chattanooga
  • Phone Number: 423-752-7487

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10 - 15
  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 10:30 pm

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Food Works Riverside staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?