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Health inspections: ‘Rodent droppings’ found in cabinet of Athens bar; restaurant scores 51

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Here are the Georgia Department of Health’s restaurant inspection scores for Athens-Clarke and Oconee counties conducted Apr. 24 through May 7. Scores in each category are listed in order of most recent inspection date.

The Georgia Department of Public Health, Environmental Health Section, conducts regular restaurant inspections to help keep residents and visitors safe.

Disclaimer: On any given day, an establishment may have fewer or more violations than noted in their most recent inspection. An inspection conducted on any given day may not be representative of the overall, long-term conditions at the establishment. A few more recent, follow-up inspections may not be included here.

Athens-Clarke County: Perfect scores

  • RED CLAY CAFE – UGA (80 CARLTON ST)
  • MARTIS AT MIDDAY (1280 PRINCE AVE)
  • UGA – GEORGIA CENTER FOR CONTINUING EDUCATION (1197 S. LUMPKIN STREET)
  • THE CHAPEL (100 PRINCE AVE STE 101)
  • SNELLING DINING HALL – UGA (200 W GREEN ST)
  • WHATABURGER (630 US HWY 29 N)

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Athens-Clarke County: High to average scores

  • THE OAKS OF ATHENS (490 KATHWOOD DR): 98
  • SEABEAR OYSTER BAR (297 PRINCE AVE STE 10): 94
  • COOK OUT (1917 W BROAD ST): 96
  • GEORGE’S LOWCOUNTY TABLE (420 MACON HWY): 90
  • STARBUCKS – KROGER STORE GA-255 (2301 COLLEGE STATION RD): 96
  • JITTERY JOE’S COFFEE (1860 BARNETT SHOALS RD): 93
  • GRINDHOUSE KILLER BURGERS (1553 S LUMPKIN ST): 91
  • THE RIALTO ROOM AT THE HOTEL INDIGO (500 COLLEGE AVE): 90
  • JOHNNY’S NEW YORK STYLE PIZZA (1040 GAINES SCHOOL RD STE 219): 92
  • ARBOR TERRACE OF ATHENS (170 MARILYN FARMER WAY): 99
  • PILGRIMS PRIDE CAFETERIA (898 BARBER ST): 94

Previous inspections: Five Points restaurant ‘not protected from entrance of pests’

Athens-Clarke County: Low scores and why

  • EL PASO TACOS & TEQUILA OF ATHENS (255 W WASHINGTON ST): 51. Inspection notes: “Storage of dishware in kitchen hand sink. Dining tables sanitized using single bucket method. Consumer Advisory and Disclaimer not correct on menu. Chemical spray bottles not labeled as to identity of contents. Bulk salt stored in kitchen without label to identify contents. Beans and beef cooling in deep and covered containers set in WI (walk-in). Employees wearing wrist watches and bracelets during food preparation. Inspection Report posted behind store room door. Knife storage between uses in crack between kitchen tables. Storage of plastic cups on floor in downstairs dry goods room. Employee drinks stored on kitchen food shelf. Employee backpacks stored at kitchen grill.”
  • POPEYES LOUISIANA KITCHEN (130 MCCLUNG RD): 81. Inspection notes: “Person in charge (PIC) not able to produce verifiable documentation showing employees are aware of their responsibility to report symptoms and illnesses. Rice cooled using improper methods.”
  • THE SILVER DOLLAR BAR (262 COLLEGE AVE): 89. Inspection notes: “Employee hand wash sign not displayed in employee restroom. Ice scoop storage on top surface of ice machine. Dump sink required at upstairs bar. Rodent droppings in cabinet at far left side of front bar.”

Oconee County: High to average scores

  • ATHENS ACADEMY (1281 SPARTAN LANE): 91

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