Nearly 70 restaurants were inspected this past week by county health departments. While there are a number of perfect scores and high marks (congrats to them!) there were few establishments that face additional work and emphasis on food safety and proper technique.

At Las Margaritas Mexican Bar & Grill 816 Walnut Square Blvd. Ste. 28B Dalton, inspector gave a score of 77, for several foods that were out of safe cold temperature storage range, shrimp allowed to thaw outside of a cooler, and raw shrimp were found in the vegetable sink. Inspector also noted flies present.

Jack's Family Restaurants at 56 Lakeshore Drive earned a score of 79 for reasons including improper storage of raw animal food, cheese and shredded lettuce left out for four hours then put back in cooler to cool and employees observed working with food without proper hair restraints.

Amigo's Mexican Restaurant 3805 Ringgold Road received a score of 83 for dirty food contact surfaces, improper cooking time/temperatures, improper cold holding temperatures and physical facilities not maintained/clean.

Other Hamilton County restaurants

  • 90 Armando's 5700 Ringgold Road
  • 90 Taco Mamacita 109 North Market Street
  • 91 Dorato Restaurant 801 Pine Street
  • 92 Hooter's Restaurant 5912 Brainerd Road
  • 93 Krystal 2304 E. 23rd Street
  • 93 Mo Mo Hibachi 9332 Dayton Pike
  • 94 Olive Garden Restaurant 2202 Hamilton Place Blvd.
  • 94 Harrison BBQ & Deli 8909 Highway 58
  • 97 Logans Roadhouse 504 Northgate
  • 97 Southern Star 1300 Broad Street
  • 99 Il Primo 9436 Bradmore Lane
  • 99 Mellow Mushroom 2318 Lifestyle Way
  • 99 Panera Bread 620 Northgate Mall
  • 99 Piece-A-Cake 9298 Apison Pike
  • 99 Subway 4106 Dayton Blvd.
  • 99 Wally's 1600 McCallie Avenue
  • 100 Charley's BBQ and Bakery 2309 E. Main Street
  • 100 Daves BBQ 12914 Highway 58
  • 100 Mark's Munchies 2103 S. Highland Pike
  • 100 Polly Claire's 6178 Adamson Circle
  • 100 Tupelo Honey Café 1110 Market Street

Catoosa County

  • 100 Heritage Middle School 4005 Poplar Springs Rd. Ringgold, GA
  • 78 The Rosewood 14 Fort Town Dr. Rossville, GA
  • 92 Thatcher's BBQ 2929 Hwy. 41 Ringgold, GA
  • 96 Buffalo Wild Wings 37 Parkway Plaza Pl. Fort Oglethorpe, GA
  • 100 Heritage High School 3960 Poplar Springs Rd. Ringgold, GA
  • 100 The Big Biscuit Barn 1389 Lafayette Rd. Rossville, GA
  • 90 Wendy's 401 Battlefield Pkwy. Fort Oglethorpe, GA
  • 96 Chick-Fil-A 1137 Battlefield Pkwy. Fort Oglethorpe, GA
  • 94 Cloud Springs Deli 4097 Cloud Springs Rd. Ringgold, GA
  • 79 Jack's Family Restaurants 56 Lakeshore Dr. Fort Oglethorpe, GA
  • 93 Battlefield Golf Club 285 Cannon Dr. Ringgold, GA

Dade County

  • 98 Wendy's 50 Crimson Dr. Trenton, GA
  • 91 Cornerstone Restaurant 4356 S 11 Hwy. Bldg. Rising Fawn, GA

Murray County

  • 100 Budget Inn 1279 Hwy. 411 S. Chatsworth, GA
  • 100 Little Rome 1201 N. 3rd Ave. Chatsworth, GA

Walker County

  • 88 Rick Buff's Hog Heaven 1105 Lafayette Rd. Rossville, GA
  • 86 Chinese #1 2577 Hwy. 27 Lafayette, GA
  • 92 China Buffet 1141 N. Main St. Lafayette, GA
  • 91 Dari-Dip 302 W. Villanow St. Lafayette, GA
  • 91 Hardees 300 McFarland Ave. Rossville, GA
  • 96 Rock City Enchanted Maze 271 Old Chattanooga Valley Rd. Lookout Mountain, GA
  • 100 The Dinner Bell 3258 Chattanooga Valley Rd. Flintstone, GA
  • 91 Trading Post Smokehouse BBQ 11016 Hwy. 157 Rising Fawn, GA
  • 100 Walker County Jail 105 S. Duke St. LaFayette, Ga
  • 86 Rafael's Italian Restaurant 150 Pearl Dr. LaFayette, GA

Whitfield County

  • 97 Sabrositas Pupuseria 410 Birch St. Ste. A Dalton, GA
  • 93 Cremo Drive-In 125 E. Morris St. Dalton, GA
  • 98 Arby's 244 Connector #3 Dalton, GA
  • 94 Steak & Shake 1250 W. Walnut Ave. Dalton, GA
  • 77 Las Margaritas Mexican Bar & Grill 816 Walnut Square Blvd. Ste. 28B Dalton, GA
  • 98 Fortune Cookie Chinese Restaurant 801 E. Walnut Ave. Ste. J Dalton, GA
  • 89 The Garden Grille & Bar 879 College Dr. Dalton, GA
  • 86 Taqueria El Ray 1705 E. Morris St. Dalton, GA
  • 87 Daisy's Snack Bar 3451 Cleveland Hwy. Dalton, GA
  • 95 Karo's Corn Place 3541 Cleveland Hwy. Dalton, GA
  • 93 Elote La Palma 2 175 Felker Cir. Dalton, GA
  • 95 Big D's Taqueria 3451 Cleveland Hwy. Dalton, GA
  • 93 G & G's Catering 1109 N. Hamilton St. Dalton, GA
  • 96 Howard Johnson 790 College Dr. Dalton, GA
  • 96 Day's Inn 1518 W. Walnut Ave. Dalton, GA
  • 95 Planet of the Grapes 126 W. King St. Ste. 200 Dalton, GA
  • 83 Buckin' Burrito 212 N. Hamilton St. Dalton, GA
  • 96 McDonald's 1523 W. Walnut Ave. Dalton, GA