Restaurant Ratings

Restaurant Ratings Most Violations: April 2 to April 7

TAMPA BAY, Fla. (WFLA) - The following Tampa Bay restaurants received the most violations during inspections conducted from April 2 to April 7.

Suncoast Bar & Grill at 10350 W. Yulee Dr. in Homosassa, 28 violations

  • An accumulation of food debris and soil residue was found on the hand wash sink.
  • 60 empty beer cans and bottles littered the property behind the establishment.
  • The gaskets on the three-door cooler were covered with a slimy/mold-like build-up.

Salty Shamrock at 6186 N. HWY 41 in Apollo Beach, 28 violations

  • The hood filters above the stove have a dark dust-like layer.
  • The exterior of the microwave above food prep area was coated with food debris, dust, grease and soil residue.
  • Commercially processed ready-to-eat food was opened and held more than 24 hours without being properly date marked.

Gator Cove at 4076 S. Suncoast Blvd. in Homosassa, 24 violations

  • The dining room wall was soiled with accumulated grease, food debris, and dust.
  • There was food debris, dust, grease and oil residue on the exterior of the oven.
  • Clean utensils were stored in a drawer with dirty, old and worn contact paper.

Dome Grill at 561 Central Ave. in St. Petersburg, 34 violations

  • Potentially hazardous cold food was held at greater than 41 degrees Fahrenheit. This included: cut ham 46°F, sliced ham 51°F and cut purple cabbage 74°F.
  • Rodent activity was present as evidenced by rodent droppings found. Approximately 25 dry, hard dropping under a counter, approximately 40 dry, hard droppings under the steam table, 40 scattered under the display counter, 10 in the basement, 4 in the dining area under the self-serve soda dispensing unit.
  • Roach excrement was present in the corner under the dish machine.

Chen Garden Chinese Restaurant at 7827 Palm River Rd. in Tampa, 26 violations

  • Rodent activity was present as evidenced by rodent droppings found. 3 dry and dark droppings were found by the reach in freezer.
  • Raw animal foods were not properly separated from each other during preparation based upon minimum required cooking temperature. Tongs were being used going from raw beef to raw chicken.
  • Ready-to-eat, potentially hazardous food was prepared on site and held more than 24 hours without being properly date marked.

Grand Sushi Hibachi LLC at 10421 US Highway 19 in Port Richey, 42 violations

  • Ready-to-eat, potentially hazardous food was prepared on site and held more than 24 hours without being properly date marked. This included: cooked chicken, fried chicken, pork, egg rolls and seafood salad.
  • Potentially hazardous cold food was held at greater than 41 degrees Fahrenheit. This included: poultry 55°F, beef 55°F, bean sprouts 57°F, noodles 57°F, chopped fresh garlic in oil 72°F, cut tomatoes 54°F, seafood salad 52°F, banana pudding 54°F, cut honeydew 57°F, cut cantaloupe 54°F, pork 48°F, lemons 64°F, seafood salad 47°F and egg rolls 47°F.
  • The bathroom facility was not clean.

Smitty's Pancake & Grill at 8165 SR 52 in Hudson, 21 violations

  • Approximately 10 dead roaches were found under the dish machine.
  • There was grease accumulation on the kitchen floor and under the cooking equipment at the grill.
  • Clean utensils were stored in a dirty drawer at the prep table.

Country Pizza Italian Grill at 14820 US HWY 19 N. in Clearwater, 21 violations

  • Potentially hazardous cold food was held at greater than 41 degrees Fahrenheit. This includes cheesecake 46°F and cannoli 46°F.
  • Potentially hazardous hot food was held at less than 135 degrees Fahrenheit or above. This included: Italian sausage 129°F, stuffed shells 130°F and chicken wings 102°F.
  • Raw eggs were stored over ready-to-eat shredded cheese in the walk-in cooler.

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