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Restaurant Report visits Huddle House, Quick Chinese and Cotten's Bar B Que

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Updated: 11/22/2013 2:24 pm
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - Huddle House is located on State Road 200 in Yulee. This location is at the top of the high priority list this week with 27 violations, 9 of them critical. When we stopped by the lunch crowd was already gone. The restaurant was empty except for two workers who told us they didn't want to be on camera. They did however ask us to wait while they called the manager. 

The state health inspector found more than two dozen violations here including:

Bacon, sausage, ground beef, tomatoes, pancake batter, peppers and cheese held at hazardous temperatures
The dishwasher wasn't working which is a repeat violation
There were cracked and broken egg shells and a stop sale was issued by the inspector
The cook was seen touching food with his bare hands - that is a repeat violation and a warning was issued

While we were waiting to speak to the manager we looked up and noticed these rusted and dirty vents over the dining area but the kitchen looked clean. The Huddle House manager, Barbara, agreed to speak to us over the phone.

She had these two words for her customers, "No comment."

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

Quick Chinese on Baymeadows Road in Jacksonville had nine high priority violations including non-food grade containers being used to store egg-rolls.

At Cotten's Bar B Que on Main Street in Jacksonville there were seven high priority violations including live small flying insects in the food prep area.

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

Winn Dixie Prop & Casualty - Jacksonville
Gastro Gnome Food Truck - Jacksonville
Salsas Mexican Restaurant - Philips Hwy, Jacksonville
Popeyes Chicken & Biscuits - Kings Road, Jacksonville
Food Tron 15, 11 - Kings Road, Jacksonville
Smokey Jay's Bar-B-Q Pit - Dunn Avenue, Jacksonville
Southeastern Freight - Picketville Road, Jacksonville
S & A Weddings and Events - San Jose Blvd, Jacksonville

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equalityboy81 - 12/12/2013 9:37 PM
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I live in Nassau County, Florida. I became ill with food poison very early this morning because I ate at the Huddle House in Yulee late last night. I became ill and I've had constant diarrhea and nausea. I swear I had no prior knowledge of this article until today. They served me cool room temperature chili that was never hot at any time since I was served. The crackers they gave me for the chili were stale and hard as a rock. The room looked hazy with greasy smoke. My clothes smelled like grease after I left the restaurant. All the food I ate there was terrible. The onion rings were greasy and tasted awful so I only ate one. I think I'll be contacting the health department. Anyone that wants to assist me in this matter is welcome. I'll answer any questions about the situation you ask. I'm also willing for the news media to contact me on this matter.
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