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Scratch Brick Oven Foodworks

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100 E Unaka Ave, Johnson City, TN 37601-4624
+1 423-262-8021
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Erwin, Tennessee
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30 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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.

Thank S W
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56 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 11, 2014 via mobile

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 

1 Thank Zwespe
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32 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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 

Thank Tammy H
Erwin, Tennessee
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60 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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 

Madisonville, TN
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50 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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 

Thank AbsMom
Tri Cities, TN
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65 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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 

Thank Terre B
Monroe, Michigan
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110 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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 

Thank SCTHer
Telford, Tennessee
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88 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 10, 2014 via mobile

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 

Thank gomtneers
Kingsport, TN.
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174 reviews
143 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 114 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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 

1 Thank JDHoss
Johnson City, Tennessee
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$5 - $10
Pizza, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Delivery
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children
Open Hours
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 100 E Unaka Ave, Johnson City, TN 37601-4624
  • Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Johnson City
  • Phone Number: +1 423-262-8021

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?