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Restaurant Report visits Abe's Pizza, Fancy Sushi and Benny's Steak & Seafood

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Updated: 10/22/2013 9:26 am
Jacksonville, FLA. - Abe's Pizza is located on Beach Boulevard near Kernan in Jacksonville. When we walked inside the restaurant we were greeted by a worker who told us she was not there when the state health inspector recently came.

Take a look at what we found in that report - Two emergency orders.

In the first - the facility was temporarily closed down. The inspector cited four high priority violations including dead roaches on the cook line and 25-30 live roaches around the cook line, under the hand wash sink, around and behind the microwave.

The next day the inspector refused to re-open the restaurant until one high priority violation was fixed. More live roaches were seen in the kitchen.

The worker we spoke with says, that's not true. We asked her if she had seen the state health inspection reports. She told us the reason the restaurant closed down was because a car smashed into the front window of the restaurant. She said, "We were closed because of cracked glass." We could see the window was in need of repair but nothing about it was listed in the state health inspection.

She then asked us to get out.

Other restaurants at the top of the high priority list this week include:

At Fancy Sushi in Fernandina Beach there were nine high priority violations including cooks who put on gloves without washing their hands first.

At Benny's Steak and Seafood at the Jacksonville Landing there were seven high priority violations including a cook or dish washer who washed dirty dishes, then put away clean dishes and then continues cutting and slicing vegetables without gloves.

The following restaurants had zero violations and earn our clean plate award:

Domino's Pizza #3127 - Soutel Drive
Adventure Landing Cart - Beach Blvd
Chuck E Cheese's - Atlantic Blvd
Cintas Jacksonville
Semco Southeastern Metals Main Plant
Adventure Landing Melt Away Bar - Beach Blvd
Adesa Jacksonville - New Kings Road
The Dickert House - Jacksonville
Maxwell House Kraft Foods 2 - Jacksonville
River Cruises - Perry Place
Beaver Street Commissary - West Beaver Street
Catering by Mark and Linda - New Kings Road
Homewood Suites by Hilton - Kings Avenue
Ceva Logistics - Deerwood Park

click here if you would like to search for a restaurant health inspection.

click here if you would like to make a complaint about a restaurant with the state.

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