As spring begins to feel more and more like summer, health inspectors are not only paying close attention to restaurants but they are also making sure the pools are safe. 

The pool at Hilton Garden Inn located in Dalton scored a 70. Reasons include the door to the pool was not “self-latching.”  In addition, the chlorine level was low and the thermometer for the pool was old. Inspectors also recommended the hotel manager invest in a new first aid kit.

Also in Dalton, the Waffle House on East Walnut Avenue scored a 79. The main concern inspectors noted was a cook who cracked eggs and then touched a clean plate without washing their hands. The rules state hands must be washed after touching raw animal foods. This violation was corrected the day of inspection. 

In Hamilton County, Mike's Smokehouse on South Broad Street scored a 79. Reasons included foodborne illness risk factors at the time of inspection. Adequate cooling methods for some food items were not provided. Inspectors also found uncovered and unprotected food products in the walk-in freezer. During the inspections, there were some personal beverages stored on prep surfaces and wet wiping cloths stored on working surfaces and not in sanitizer solution.

Hamilton County

  • 79 Mikes Smokehouse 3147 S. Broad Street
  • 89 Aretha Frankensteins 518 Tremont Street
  • 94 McDonald's 6220 Lee Highway
  • 94 Seoul 6231 Perimeter Drive
  • 96 Sing It Or Wing It Bar & Grill 412 Market Street
  • 96 Mountain City Club 729 Chestnut Street
  • 96 Chick Fil A 5830 Brainerd Road
  • 97 Jacks 4209 Ringgold Road
  • 97 Waffle House 4903 Brainerd Road
  • 97 California Smothered Burritos 5612 Alabama Avenue
  • 98 Mexi Wing IX 6925 Shallowford Road
  • 98 Rafael's Italian 5032 Ooltewah Ringgold Road
  • 98 Number One Chinese Restaurant 4011 Brainerd Road
  • 99 Hardee's 6013 Shallowford Road
  • 100 Public House 1110 Market Street
  • 100 Paco's Express Dogs 9823 Hixson Pike
  • 100 Outback Steakhouse 2120 Hamilton Place Blvd.
  • 100 Arby's 7314 Shallowford Road
  • 100 Little Caesar's 7601 East Brainerd Road

Catoosa County

  • 100 Hometown Inn Swimming Pool 22 Gateway Business Park Drive
  • 93 Home Plate (New) 7807 Nashville Street
  • 88 2A Wings 1014 Battlefield Pkwy
  • 87 Pruitt Health 1067 Battlefield Pkwy
  • 96 Super 8 Fort Oglethorpe (cont. breakfast)  2044 Lafayette Rd.

Dade County

  • 100 Covenant College Swimming Pool 14049 Scenic Hwy

Murray County

  • 100 Morrison’s Pool 144 Norton Bridge Rd 

Walker County

  • No Reports

Whitfield County

  • 98 Una Vida Mejor 1201 E Morris St 
  • 93 Shaw Café 616 E Walnut Ave 
  • 84 Waffle House 1515 Cleveland Hwy 
  • 79 Waffle House 2505 E Walnut Ave. 
  • 70 Hilton Garden Inn 879 College Drive