A lot of high scores across the Tennessee Valley, but health inspectors say a few places need a refresher on food refrigeration.

In Dalton, Taqueria El Rey scored a 66. Inspectors found raw bacon on top of cooked hot dogs. Employees were also seen setting food out on the counter to thaw. In addition, raw meat was kept in the vegetable prep sink. Inspectors noted this sink is only for ready-to-eat food.

In Hamilton County, Buffalo Shack on Tunnel Boulevard scored a 71. Reasons included their refrigerator was not working properly. A health report stated their freezer did not provide adequate space for the amount of chicken they have in the restaurant. As a result, health inspectors temporarily suspended their permit until the refrigerator is repaired or replaced.

We are happy to report they made all necessary correction and their new score is 94.

Hamilton County

  • 71 Buffalo Shack 1512 Tunnel Blvd
  • 89 Bojangles 4152 Ringgold Road
  • 89 Armando's 5700 Ringgold Road
  • 91 Mexiville Mexican Restaurant 809 Market Street
  • 92 Chick-Fil-A 5740 Highway 153
  • 95 Krystal #CHN017 6119 Lee Highway
  • 95 Tupelo Honey Café 1110 Market Street
  • 95 The Daily Ration 1220 Dartmouth Street
  • 95 Public House 1110 Market Street
  • 96 Hennen's 193 Chestnut Street
  • 96 Totto Sushi & Grill 330 Frazier Avenue
  • 96 Smoothie King 1700 Broad Street
  • 97 Waffle House #714 3805 Cumming Hwy.
  • 97 Chicken Salad Chick 629 Market Street
  • 97 Taco Mac 423 Market Street
  • 97 Chao's Mongolian Grill 5726 Brainerd Road
  • 98 Dominos Pizza3801 Tennessee Avenue
  • 98 Dunkin Donuts 5311 Highway 153
  • 98 Starbucks Northshore 20 Cherokee Blvd.
  • 99 McDonald's 2003 Dayton Blvd.
  • 99 Wendy's 6727 Ringgold Road
  • 99 Wendy's 6727 Ringgold Road
  • 99 Olive Garden #1690 5525 Hwy 153 
  • 99 Cracker Barrel #29 1460 N. Mack Smith Road
  • 99 Taco Bell #029046 9210 Lee Highway
  • 99 G's Detroit Sausage 611 E. MLK Blvd.
  • 99 Scottie's On The River 491 Riverfront Pkwy.
  • 100 Little Caesar's 5730 Brainerd Road
  • 100 Fresh Burger Grill 6306 Highway 58

Catoosa County

  • 91 Springhill Suites Cont. Breakfast 155 General Lee St Ringgold, GA
  • 91 Waffle House 909 BATTLEFIELD Pkwy Fort Oglethorpe, GA
  • 100 American Legion 5956 41 Hwy Ringgold, GA
  • 100 Holiday Travel 1623 S Mack Smith Rd Rossville, GA
  • 100 Las Fiesta 110 Kristin Dr Ringgold, GA

Dade County

  • 97 Lookout Mountain Pizza Company 203 Scenic Hwy Rising Fawn, GA
  • 97 Thrive Assisted Living and Memory Care 37 Brock Dr Lookout Mountain, GA
  • 97 Hardees 136 Killian Ave Trenton, GA
  • 96 Los Amigos 12553 N Main St Frnt Trenton, GA
  • Murray County 100 Woodlawn Elementary School 4580 Highway 225 N Chatsworth, GA


Walker County

  • 100 Parkside Operations 110 Park City Rd Rossville, GA 
  • 91 Los Potros Mexican Restaurant 110 Park City Rd Rossville, GA 
  • 100 Farm to Fork 8139 N Hwy 27 Rock Spring, GA 
  • 96 Darr’s Catering 801 MCFARLAND AVE Rossville, GA 
  • 95 Mary & Martha’s Person Care 801 Mcfarland Ave Rossville, GA 

Whitfield County

  • 71 Kenny’s Restaurant 1022 Riverbend Rd Dalton, GA
  • 85 Wendy’s 1140 Glenwood Ave Dalton, GA
  • 96 Common Ground Coffee Shop 510 S TIBBS RD Dalton, GA
  • 66 Taqueria El Rey 1705 E Morris St Dalton, GA
  • 99 Joe’s Italian Beef & More 1218 N Thornton Ave Dalton, GA