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Due to the coronavirus outbreak, many restaurants have gone to takeout only, reduced hours or have temporarily closed. Please call ahead to make sure a restaurant’s status has not changed.
The Knox County Health Department recently evaluated the following restaurants. Restaurant scores may change with follow-up visits; follow-up scores may not be immediately available. For more information on health scores, visit knoxcounty.org/health.
No perfect scores reported
Holiday Inn (bar), 5634 Merchants Center Boulevard: Small cutting board scored and discolored. 99
Olive Garden Restaurant, 10923 Parkside Drive: Condensation dripping from ceiling in walk-in cooler and by dish machine; damaged gaskets need replacing. 99
Gus’s Good Times Deli, 815 Melrose Place: Build-up present on some places in coolers and freezers; ice machine door is broken. 98
Holiday Inn (breakfast), 5634 Merchants Center Boulevard: Cutting board scored and discolored; build-up on can-opener blade. 98
Jai Dee Thai & Japanese Cuisine, 823 Melrose Place: Cardboard used as shelving covering in cooler; hot water line not working properly at hand sink. 97
Parkside Tavern, 338 North Peters Road: Water leak at hand sink. 97
Embassy Suites Knoxville West Hotel (lounge), 9621 Parkside Drive: Missing hand washing sign; wash arm not rotating; fan dirty. 96
Kentucky Fried Chicken, 409 North Cedar Bluff Road: some clean containers nested wet; some equipment knobs, door handles, and other surfaces contain build-up; central hand basin contains leak; frost buildup at door exterior and inside freezer. 95
K-Town Tavern, Knox Banquets: 320 North Peters Road: Missing hand washing signs; leak on dishwasher equipment; equipment dirty; dumpster door open. 93
Moe’s Southwest Grill, 9450 South Northshore Drive: Top of hot box dirty; hoses on mop sink faucet need to be switched; dumpster lid open. 93
Salsarita’s Cedar Bluff, 105 Moss Grove Boulevard: Employee drink improperly stored; ice scoop improperly stored; ice bucket stored upside down on flat surface; top of hot box dirty; dumpster door open with trash on pavement. 93
Krystal, 3910 Western Avenue: degreaser improperly stored; milk held past date; freezer door gasket needs repairs; build-up on some knobs, handles, and other surfaces; freezer contains condensation leak. 91 (96 follow-up)
Carrabbas Italian Grill (kitchen), 324 N. Peters Road: Cooked whole chickens not cooled properly; clean dishes improperly stored; chopper blocks damaged and hard to take apart; dishwasher dirty; no lids on dumpster. 88 (93 follow-up)
Hibachi Grill & Supreme Buffet, 9645 Kingston Pike: Raw fish improperly stored; some food on display held at improper temperature; hot chicken improperly cooled; tops of equipment dirty; dumpster door open; kitchen walls dirty. 81 (95 follow-up)
Embassy Suites Knoxville West Hotel (kitchen), 9621 Parkside Drive: No soap at kitchen hand sink; cooler not holding correct temperature; toxic chemicals not stored properly; frozen fish improperly thawing; ice scoop stored improper; wash water dirty; no air gap on filter drain line and improper backflow protection on mop sink faucet. 70 (90 follow-up)
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