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“Decent brunch, very busy”

Food Works Riverside
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Ranked #68 of 922 Restaurants in Chattanooga
Price range: US$10 - US$25
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Romantic
Dining options: Breakfast, After-hours, Reservations
Reviewed 22 January 2018

I have often been to Food works for brunch and they have not disappointed with their $1 mimosas and tasty breakfast bowl (i've had shrimp and grits & truffle potatoes in the past and they were also good). I have no complaints on service, but it is a very busy time to go to foodworks. So, as expected, it took a long time to find parking, to be able to even order Mimosas while waiting for a table (just do yourself a favor and get a double) and in the end I had to let the hostess know that there were 2 empty tables outside and that we didn't mind being seated out there in order to not have to wait any longer. Again, not a problem with the staff or service...just a product of frequenting a favorite brunch place in town.
Don't go hungry.

Date of visit: January 2018
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Thank Ale C
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Reviewed 22 January 2018

I have been to Food Works and the food is pretty good. The service is good. The service is almost too good because of their frequency of coming to the table. I would definitely suggest eating here if you want something a little different than barbeque or fried this and that which you find a lot in the South.

Date of visit: January 2018
Thank Rod J
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Reviewed 14 January 2018

When asked where I wanted to go for my 54th birthday I said let's go to our old standby and have brunch at Food Works. I need a Crab Benedict. If you have read any of my pervious reviews abut this place I want to retract every kind word i have written. We were served cold food. Not everything we ordered came out at first. After requesting more water from two servers my dining partner got up and helped herself. I asked for a little more hollandaise, for my extra grit cake that came late from the kitchen, I was served cold hollandaise. When I asked why it was cold I was told "we serve it cold". OMG!! I'm not sure what's more upsetting.....being lied to or that I looked stupid enough to believe it. After a second request to see a Manager someone finally showed up. He had little explanation for why our meal was such a disaster. I was so mad I didn't bring up why over the past few months portions have shrank. Any smaller portions and they will be forced to stop using chicken eggs and start using quail eggs. It's sad to see a local place loose their direction like this.

Date of visit: January 2018
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Reviewed 4 December 2017

I've never been a fan of Food Works. It is quite popular for brunch. That is probably because of the cheap mimosas and PBR tall boys (if you buy an entree). However, I will say it seems better than it once did. I have been twice in the last month or two. They are generous with the champagne, which is nice because most places would stiff you for a mimosa special. $1 for single and $2 for a double?! Can't beat that! (unless you make your own at home). I enjoy the chicken and waffles. I had the french toast with lemon and almonds today, and I really enjoyed it. Not too sweet. Calamari is tasty. They also deep fry banana peppers with it. Fried green tomatoes are good and served with pimento cheese. My friend loves the bruschetta. Last time the breakfast potatoes were over seasoned. Today they were good.

The staff is very friendly.

The place seems to be improving or growing on me.

Date of visit: December 2017
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Thank LazyProjektor
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Reviewed 24 November 2017

This restaurant is wonderful. Good location, excellent food, great service. We took friends from out of town and they were very impressed - thanked us for taking them to such a nice restaurant with such good food. The menu has a lot of different things to offer. And the cocktails are great, too.

Date of visit: November 2017
Thank Catbird70
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