Restaurant Ratings

Restaurant Ratings Most Violations: October 1 to October 6

TAMPA, Fla. (WFLA) - The following Tampa Bay area restaurants received the most violations during inspections conducted October 1 to October 6.

Columbia Restaurant at 2117 E. 7 Ave. in Tampa, 26 violations

  • The women's bathroom facility was not clean.
  • An employee scratched their head and then proceeded to handle food.
  • A Stop Sale was issued on some squid due to it not being in a wholesome and sound condition.

Great Wall Chinese Restaurant at 603 US HWY 41 N. in Ruskin, 25 violations

  • Potentially hazardous cold food was held at greater than 41 degrees Fahrenheit. This included: chicken 59°F, shrimp 55°F, sprouts 53°F, pork 59°F, egg rolls 61°F and General Tso's chicken 56°F.
  • Raw shrimp was stored over ready-to-eat cooked noodles.
  • Dead roaches were found on the premises near the three compartment sink and by the walk-in cooler.

Johnny’s Pizza at 3001 28 St. N. in St. Petersburg, 42 violations

  • A cook cracked shell eggs and the handled toast with no glove change or hand wash.
  • Raw beef was stored over cooked deli meat in freezer, also raw liver was stored over cooked chicken wings.
  • A Stop Sale was issued on potentially hazardous food due to temperature abuse.

Grand Hacienda at 399 11TH Ave. North in St. Petersburg, 25 violations

  • Nonexempt fish was offered raw or undercooked that has not undergone proper parasite destruction. Fish must be fully cooked or discarded.
  • Potentially hazardous cold food was held at greater than 41 degrees Fahrenheit. This included: liquid eggs 70°F, cooked potatoes 71°F, ham 58°F and raw shell eggs 72°F.
  • Raw shell eggs were stored over ready-to-eat cooked potatoes, cut tomatoes and sliced ham.

Glen Lakes Country Club at 10485 Glen Lakes Blvd. in Brooksville, 34 violations

  • Potentially hazardous cold food was held at greater than 41 degrees Fahrenheit. This included: noodles 70°F, tuna 58°F, heavy cream 58°F, shell egg 60°F, raw shrimp 58°F, cut tomatoes 58°F, cut kale 48°F and cheese 58°F.
  • Eight live flies were found in the dishwasher area.
  • An employee handled soiled dishes and then handled clean dishes without washing their hands in-between.

Gators Cafe and Saloon at 12754 Kingfish Dr. in Treasure Island, 31 violations

  • Fifteen live small flies were found in the storage area in the kitchen, also six flies were found in the upstairs bar.
  • Potentially hazardous cold food was held at greater than 41 degrees Fahrenheit. This included: chopped tomatoes 50°F, feta cheese 51°F, sausage 50°F, tomato sauce 50°F, chicken 53°F and pork 53°F.
  • An employee washed their hands with cold water, it was later learned that the establishment has no hot water.

Santa Fe Mexican Grill at 800 Clearwater Largo in Largo, 26 violations

  • An accumulation of black/green mold-like substance was found in the interior of the ice machine.
  • The wall next to the cooking equipment was soiled with accumulated grease, food debris, and dust.
  • Potentially hazardous cold food was held at greater than 41 degrees Fahrenheit. This included shredded cheese 61°F and chicken 77°F.

Tampa Buffet at 3904 S. Dale Mabry Hwy. in Tampa, 28 violations

  • Potentially hazardous cold food was held at greater than 41 degrees Fahrenheit. This included: cantaloupe 46°F, buffet chicken 49°F, beef 58°F, krab 48°F, shrimp 49°F, pasta 47°F, eggs 48°F, lettuce 49°F, tofu 51°F, cream cheese 47°F, chicken wings 51°F and eggs 51°F.
  • A raw chicken bowl was stored over ready-to-eat cooked shrimp in the reach-in cooler.
  • An accumulation of black/green mold-like substance was found in the interior of the ice machine.

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