Health inspectors made their rounds this week to keep diners safe and healthy.

A major story that made headlines this past week is the contamination of a water source at River Drifters on Suck Creek Road in Hamilton County. At last check, at least 86 people have reported being sick after eating there, but not to worry; the restaurant has been working closely with the Health Department to obtain a passing score and is safe to eat. River Drifters' last score was a 90.

A few other restaurants also have some cleaning up to do. The Bud Sports Bar off Brainerd Road received a 78. The inspector noted reasons including a cutting board that needed to be replaced, and the dishwashing machine not cleaning properly. Also, the inspector knocked down more points due to there being no paper towels at the hand sink which had old build up. Corrected to 96.

LaFiesta Mexican Grill on Hixson Pike scored an 81. The inspector noted reasons including a can opener blade being dirty, and that there was an excessive number of flies in the kitchen. The inspector also noted that the back door was not sealed off and also there was a cup used as a scooper in the ice machine.

And for a bit of good news, 16 restaurants in the Tennessee Valley scored a perfect score.

Hamilton County Restaurants

  • 87 Uncle Larry's 736 E. MLK Blvd.
  • 87 Sonic Drive-In 3508 Dayton Blvd.
  • 90 Logan's Roadhouse 3592 Cummings Highway
  • 91 Armando's 7330 Hixson Pike
  • 92 Popeyes 6105 Ringgold Road
  • 93 Subway 3127 South Broad Street
  • 94 China Moon 5600 Brainerd Road
  • 94 Wendy's 7019 Shallowford Road
  • 95 Hardee's 4007 McCahill Road
  • 95 Taco Bell 6210 Lee Highway
  • 96 Red Lobster 2200 Bams Drive
  • 98 Chick-fil-a 2100 Hamilton Place Blvd.
  • 98 Mexiville Mexican Restaurant 103 Cherokee Blvd.
  • 98 Red Robin 2100 Hamilton Place Blvd.
  • 98 Subway 6054 Shallowford Road
  • 98 PF Chang's 2100 Hamilton Place Blvd.
  • 98 Milk & Honey 135 N. Market Street
  • 99 Chuck E. Cheese 22 Northgate Park
  • 99 Einstein Bros. Bagels 5237 Hixson Pike
  • 100 Subway 2100 Hamilton Place Blvd.
  • 100 Taco Bell 7796 East Brainerd Road
  • 100 Subway 3600 Hixson Pike

Hamilton County Hotels

  • 95 Quality Inn 4833 Hixson Pike

Hamilton County Schools

  • 100 Chattanooga Girls Leadership 1800 Bailey Avenue

Catoosa County

  • 92 Sonic (Hwy 41) 4752, 6645 Hwy 41, Ringgold
  • 92 Domino's (Poplar Springs Rd #4108), 95 Poplar Springs Rd, Ringgold
  • 100 Five Star Food Service, 248 Rollins Industrial CT, Ringgold
  • 95 Arby's, 66 Poplar Springs Rd, Ringgold
  • 93 Hardee's (Battlefield Pkwy), 1086 Battlefield Pkwy, Ft. Oglethorpe
  • 85 Kabuto Grill, 1849 Battlefield Pkwy, Ft. Oglethorpe
  • 80 Super 8 Fort Oglethorpe (Swimming Pool), 2044 LaFayette Rd, Ft. Oglethorpe
  • 100 City of Ringgold- Martha Dent Pool, 406 Cotter St, Ringgold
  • 80 Econo Lodge Inn and Suites Pool, 2120 LaFayette Rd, Ft.Oglethore
  • 97 Bojangles', 2051 Battlefield Pkwy, Ft. Oglethorpe
  • 98 Kentucky Fried Chicken (Alabama Hwy), 5387 Alabama Hwy, Ringgold
  • 94 Seasons Hibachi, 56 Battlefield Station Dr, Ft. Oglethorpe
  • 78 Krystal (LaFaette Rd) CHN009, 2560 LaFayette Rd, Ft. Oglethorpe
  • 82 Rafael's Pizza & Italian Restaurant, 126 Remco Shops Ln, Ringgold

Dade County

  • 100 Dade County Rehabilitation Center, 1234 Highway 301, Trenton
  • 82 Huddle House, 4980 W 136 Hwy, Trenton
  • 89 Asian Garden, 12035 S Main St, Bldg, Trenton

Murray County

  • 85 Global Youth Ministries, 40 Blackhawk Trl, Chatsworth
  • 92 Papa John's Pizza, 2120 G.I. Maddox Pkwy, Chatsworth

Walker County

  • 85 Mountain View Head Start, 403 Chickamauga Avenue Suite 201, Rossville
  • 100 Rossville Middle School, 316 Bulldog Trl, Rossville
  • 95 Armando's, 1105 LaFayette Rd, Rossville
  • 87 Sonic Drive Inn- Rossville, 820 Chickamauga, Rossville
  • 100 Cherokee Ridge Elementary, 2423 Johnson Rd, Chickamauga
  • 96 Gordon Lee Middle/High School, 105 Lee Cir, Chickamauga
  • 97 Chickamauga Elementary, 210 Cresent Ave, Chickamauga
  • 100 Oakwood Baptist Church, 115 Oakwood St, Chickamauga
  • 86 Crossroads, 9157 W Hwy 136, Chickamauga
  • 100 Gilbert Elementary, 87 S Burnt Mill Rd, LaFayette
  • 92 Great Wall, 13311 N. Hwy 27 Suite 1, Chickamauga
  • 100 Hidden Hollow Resort, 463 Hidden Hollow Ln, Chickamauga
  • 99 LaFayette Golf Club, 638 S Main St, LaFayette
  • 100 LaFayette Health Care, 205 Road Runner Blvd, LaFayette
  • 100 Chattanooga Valley Elementary, 3420 Chattanooga Valley Rd, Flintstone
  • 100 Chattanooga Valley middle 847 Allgood Rd, Flinstone
  • 93 Choo Choo BBQ Chickamauga, 13070 Hwy 27 North N, Chickamauga
  • 91 Taco Bell, 15 MajorJames Clark Gordon Ave, Chickamauga
  • 91 LaFayette Middle School, 419 Roadrunner Blvd, LaFayette
  • 100 North LaFayette Elementary, 610 N Duke St, LaFayette

Whitfield County

  • 96 Dos bros Fesh Mexican Grill, Brotown LLC, 100 W Walnut Ave STE 74, Dalton
  • 96 Sol De Mayo LLC, 825 Chattanooga Rd STE 11, Dalton
  • 91 Dug Gap Elementary School, 2123 Dug Gap Rd, Dalton
  • 90 Morningside, 2470 Dug Gap Rd, Dalton
  • 91 Jersey Mike's Subs, 1367 W Walnut Ave, Dalton
  • 77 Day's Inn, 1518 W Walnut Ave, Dalton
  • 97 T & R Auction, 3527 Chattanooga Rd, Tunnel Hill
  • 91 Baja Coop, 222 N Hamilton St, Dalton
  • 99 Nutricion Saludable Familiar, 216 E Morris St, Dalton
  • 87 O'Charley's LLC, 1520 W Walnut Ave, Dalton
  • 89 Shoney's #1249 1302 W Walnut Ave, Dalton
  • 96 Club Nutricional, 700 Redwine St, Dalton
  • 100 Nuestra Salud Es Primero, 1000 Underwood Dr, Dalton
  • 93 Las Palmas Mexican Restaurant #8, 1331 W Walnut Ave, Dalton

Note: Scores were gathered for this report on August 16, 2018, and reported the same day. Follow-up scores are reported the following week.