November's restaurant inspections were a little worse than October's. November's worst score was 13 critical violations, whereas in October, the worst had only five.
Some of the worst offender's were cited for such violations as lack of hand washing facilities and lack of proper dish washing facilities. If the dishes aren't getting to a certain temperature, they're just not getting clean enough to kill all the germs. Many of the offenses cited included improper storage of chemicals and one establishment even had rodents or pests present in the restaurant at the time of the inspection!
This list represents those restaurants during the month of November 2012 that had five or more Critical violations -- those that are considered a risk for foodborne illness during their last inspection. While the Marion County Health Department warns that it's hard to get a good sense of a restaurant's cleanliness from one inspection, I would keep an eye on these and how they perform over the next few months. If they make this list several months in a row, I would avoid them.
Here is the list of those restaurants in Marion County which had five or more Risk Factor Violations, with the worst at the top of the list. After you peruse the worst, please take a look at the many Marion County restaurants that achieved perfect inspections during the month of November 2012. They deserve our support and our business.
Restaurants With Worst Health Department Inspection Results for November 2012
|Restaurant Name||Address||Critical Violations|
|TIENDA MORELOS #8||546 S MERIDIAN ST||13|
|ROCK BOTTOM BREWERY||10 W WASHINGTON ST||11|
|CANCUN MEXICAN RESTAURANT||1268 W 86TH ST||10|
|SULLY'S BAR & GRILL||1229 S GIRLS SCHOOL RD||10|
|WINGS ETC||55 S RACEWAY RD||10|
|POLLO ALEGRE #2||2134 W WASHINGTON ST||9|
|TAQUERIA EL MAGUEY||5629 W 38TH ST||9|
|LA BAMBA||840 BROAD RIPPLE AVE||8|
|PARAGON RESTAURANT||118 S GIRLS SCHOOL RD||8|
|THE BIG DONUT||3510 S EAST ST||8|
|CARNICERIA EL MICHOACANO #2||4711 W 34TH ST||7|
|GOLDEN CHINA BUFFET||8055 MADISON AVE||7|
|O'CHARLEY'S RESTAURANT #247||7640 N SHADELAND AVE||7|
|SAFARI RESTAURANT & HALAL MARKET||5602 W WASHINGTON ST||7|
|THAI SPICE||2220 E COUNTY LINE RD||7|
|CAPULCO JOE'S||365 N ILLINOIS ST||6|
|EL JARIPEO RESTAURANT & BAR||30 WASHINGTON POINTE DR||6|
|HOULIHAN'S RESTAURANT||6020 E 82ND ST||6|
|RADISSON HOTEL||2500 S HIGH SCHOOL RD||6|
|RU YI ASIAN CUISINE||5 S RACEWAY RD||6|
|CHEF SUZANNE||10502 E 75TH ST||5|
|LINCOLN SQUARE PANCAKE HOUSE||5024 E 56TH ST||5|
|MCDONALD'S||3201 E 96TH ST||5|
|MEXICO CITY GRILL||8028 S EMERSON AVE||5|
|REA MEXICAN CUISINE||3350 N HIGH SCHOOL RD||5|
|ROMANO'S MACARONI||5720 W 86TH ST||5|
|STIR CRAZY||6020 E 82ND ST||5|
|TACO AND BURRITO PLACE||4102 N KEYSTONE AVE||5|
|TASTE CAFE & MARKETPLACE||5164 N COLLEGE AVE||5|
For more information regarding the inspection process or the complete reports, visit the Marion County Health Department website.