From dead cockroaches and mold to the perfect 100

SAVANNAH, Ga. (WSAV) — Eating out? You may want to check the restaurant’s inspection score on the Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH) website beforehand.

Locally, Chatham County Environmental Health Services ensures restoration businesses are operating successfully by inspecting them. They ensure that all food code rules are followed and educate those who have compliance issues.

Inspection scores range from 0 to 100, with 69 and non-compliance. Of the restaurant businesses inspected for the month of June, only one Chatham County restaurant establishment scored 69 or less on its health inspection report.

Long Branch, located at 2411 Skidaway Rd. in Savannah, scored a 65 during a routine inspection on June 28.

Some of the violations reported by the inspector were:

  • Heavy mold buildup on the ice maker baffle and large dirt debris on the cutting boards where food was sliced/prepared in the kitchen.
  • The cooked chicken wings, carrot slices and celery slices were prepared in the establishment over 24 hours ago and have not been dated. All items were discarded by responsible person upon inspection.
  • Expired milk dated May 31, 2022 and June 16, 2022 was stored in the handy cooler in the bar area. Items were discarded by responsible person upon inspection.
  • Dead cockroaches were reported on the floor throughout the kitchen. Live fruit flies were also reported throughout the bar area, particularly near the “sump pump tank” near the bar sink.
  • Heavy grease build-up has been reported on the sides and front of fryers, the sides and front of the oven, the sides and front of coolers, the sides and lids of food grade pans (containing food), throughout the kitchen.
  • There was no hot water in one of the women’s toilets.

Foodservice businesses that scored a perfect 100 include:

  • Anita Deli Sandwich, LLC located at 348 Jefferson Street
  • Lobster Dogs located at 205 Television Cir. Unit 4
  • Subway # 12617 located at 6 Mercy Way
  • China Taste located at 2208 E. Derenne Ave Suite B
  • Papa John’s located at 11613 Abercorn
  • Los Dominican Restaurant located at 12411 White Bluff Rd.
  • Starbucks Kroger Food Store #418 located at 311 E. Gwinnett St.
  • Sweet Spice Restaurant located at 5515 Waters Ave.
  • Chick-Fil-A-Gulf Stream Aerospace Completions Café located at 500 Gulf Stream Rd.
  • Fat Tuesday located at 22 W. Bryan St.
  • Stoners Pizza Joint Midtown located at 1100 Eisenhower Rd.
  • Starbucks Coffee located at 5500 Abercorn St.
  • Fairfield Inn Savannah located at 17027 Abercorn St.
  • Five Guys Burgers & Fries located at 4960 US Highway 80
  • Taco Bell #9918 located at 302 Mall BLVD
  • Pretzel Maker located at 7804 Abercorn St. Unit 95 A
  • 5 Spot Mobile located at 4430 Habersham St.
  • Westin & Spa Savannah Harbor Golf Resort located at 1 Resort Dr.
  • Hampton Inn & Suites Savannah Midtown located at 20 Johnston St.
  • Fontaine’s located at 214 E. Bay Street
  • AVID located at 9 W. Gateway BLVD
  • Stevedore Bakery located at 402 Passage Way
  • Arco located at 42 E. Bay Street
  • Juice Box (KIOSK) located at 7804 Abercorn St.
  • The Perry Lane Hotel-South Tower Lobby Bar located at 255 Perry Street
  • Days Inn & Suites by Wyndham Savannah Midtown located at 211 Stephenson Ave.
  • Kis Café located at 714 Mall BLVD