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:
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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
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