Here are the Georgia Department of Health’s restaurant inspection scores for Chatham County, conducted June 13-20, 2023. Scores in each category are listed by most recent inspection date.
The Georgia Department of Public Health, Environmental Health Section, conducts regular restaurant inspections to help keep residents and visitors safe.
Disclaimer: On any given day, an establishment may have fewer or more violations than noted in their most recent inspection. An inspection conducted on any given day may not be representative of the overall, long-term conditions at the establishment. A few more recent, follow-up inspections may not be included here.
BPO ELKS LODGE #183, 183 WILSHIRE, SAVANNAH
CHICK-FIL-A (MOBILE), 2111 E. VICTORY DR., SAVANNAH
HOMEWOOD SUITES SAVANNAH-AIRPORT, 149 W. MULBERRY BLVD., SAVANNAH
BPO SAVANNAH ELKS LODGE 183 (BASE OF OPERATION), 183 WILSHIRE BLVD., SAVANNAH
C. ALEXANDERS LLC (MOBILE UNIT), 183 WILSHIRE BLVD., SAVANNAH
CHICK-FIL-A OGLETHORPE MALL, 7804 ABERCORN ST., STE. 110, SAVANNAH
DELIGHTFUL CATERING, 9727 LEHIGH AVE., SAVANNAH
HEALTHY CONCEPTS INC. DBA SUBWAY, 1900 BENTON BLVD., STE. 104, POOLER
MOE’S SOUTHWEST GRILL, 4 MAGNOLIA BLVD., STE. 100, SAVANNAH
THE CUBAN WINDOW, 1116 ABERCORN ST., SAVANNAH
SLOPPEE TOPPEE LLC DBA HENRY ST. BISTRO, 1308 MONTGOMERY ST., SAVANNAH
CLEAN EATZ, 1 GODLEY STATION BLVD., STE C-111, POOLER
MARSHES OF SKIDAWAY HEALTH FACILITY-THE OAKS, 95 SKIDAWAY ISLAND PARK ROAD, SAVANNAH
PANERA BREAD #4954, 234 POOLER PKWY., POOLER
LAQUINTA INN & SUITES SAVANNAH AIRPORT/POOLER, 414 GRAY, POOLER
TAB BISTRO, 4749 WATERS AVE., SAVANNAH
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High to Moderate Scores
RACHEL’S BEACH BITES, 8 TYBRISA ST., TYBEE ISLAND, 99
MARSHES OF SKIDAWAY (COMMUNITY CENTER)-ISLAND CLUB, 95 SKIDAWAY ISLAND STATE PARK ROAD, SAVANNAH, 98
CLEAN EATZ, 6825 WATERS AVE., SAVANNAH, 96
TACO BELL, 7205 HIGHWAY 21, SAVANNAH, 96
MCDONALD’S, 7001 HIGHWAY 21, SAVANNAH, 96
PIER 16, 1601 INLET AVE., TYBEE ISLAND, 95
PIZZA HUT #34723, 5730 OGEECHEE ROAD,AVANNAH, 94
SLAPFISH, 801 POOLER PKWY., UNIT 106, POOLER, 93
NEW MING GARDEN, 2510 MONTGOMERY ST., SAVANNAH, 93
KRYSTAL RESTAURANTS LLC, 10003 ABERCORN ST., SAVANNAH, 93
MARCO’S PIZZA #8101, 50 BERWICK BLVD, STE, 390, SAVANNAH, 92
ZUNZIBAR, 1115 US HIGHWAY 80, TYBEE ISLAND, 92
HARDEE’S OF OASIS VILLAGE, 1 S. GATEWAY, SAVANNAH, 91
BURGER KING #23049, 496 JIMMY DELOACH PKWY., SAVANNAH, 91
WIND ROSE BAR AND GRILLE, 19 TYBRISA ST., TYBEE ISLAND, 91
SUSHI-ZEN, 1100 EISENHOWER DRIVE, UNIT 4B, SAVANNAH, 90
WENDY’S, 5321 WATERS AVE., SAVANNAH, 90
YOSHIS KITCHEN (MOBILE 1), 1100 EISENHOWER DRIVE, SAVANNAH, 90
SUSHI ZEN/YOSH’S KITCHEN(BASE OF OPERATIONS), 1100 EISENHOWER DRIVE, SAVANNAH, 90
NI HAO, 1900 BENTON BLVD., STE. 102, SAVANNAH, 90
EL GUERO MEXICAN RESTAURANT, 4608 AUGUSTA AVE., SAVANNAH, 90
Low Scores and Why
THE BREAKFAST PLACE, 2130 E. VICTORY DRIVE, SAVANNAH, 88
Inspector Notes: Observed mildew-like substance on interior of ice machine. Observed chemical sanitizer in sani-bucket with too high of a concentration of chlorine. Observed thick white residue and rust on racks within walk-in cooler.
ST. JOSEPH’S HOSPITAL, 11705 MERCY, SAVANNAH, 87
Inspector Notes: Observed facility to not have a valid Certified Food Safety Manager Certification. The posted certification was for Food Safety Handler. Observed raw chicken stored next to cooked food for donation ( mac and cheese, rice). Observed raw salmon stored next to whole pork and on top of raw beef butt. Observed raw chicken next to ground beef.
SAKURA REST., 8465 WATERS AVE., SAVANNAH, 86
Inspector Notes: Observed salad, vegetables and chicken to be stored in reach in coolers uncovered. Observed build up on the baffle of ice machine in main kitchen and soda nozzles in the front food service. Observed multiple food items in the prep top cooler ( top and reach in under) to be above 41F. Observed old food debris with cold holding units (prep top and reach in cooler/ freezer in main kitchen).
ICHIBAN STEAKHOUSE & SUSHI BAR, 40 TRADERS WAY, POOLER, 86
Inspector Notes: Observed multiple food items in the walk-in cooler exceeding 41F. Observed multiple food items in the walk-in cooler exceeding 41F. Observed date marking not being utilized throughout the facility on TCS food items held overnight. Observed walk in cooler not holding proper temperature of <41F.
WAFFLE HOUSE #769, 6941 HIGHWAY 21 PORT WENTWORTH, 86
Inspector Notes: Observed no certified CSFM posted in public view. Observed the ice machine to have a mold-like substance on the walls touching the ice. Observed floor cleaner stored next and between the utensils and a bottle of ketchup without proper separation.
MUDSOCKS BAR & GRILL/HOLIDAY INN SAVANNAH, 11 GATEWAY BLVD. E, SAVANNAH, 84
Inspector Notes: Observed handwashing sink with a cherry inside of it. Observed no hand-drying provision at the handwashing sink in the bar area. Observed no soap available at handwashing sink in bar area. Observed TCS food items in the reach in cooler above 41F. Observed employee cooking with a watch on.
THE PALACE DINER, 7202 ABERCORN ST., SAVANNAH, 81
Inspector Notes: -No Serv-safe certified employee on site. Observed bins and containers of food in cold-holding units (cheese, liquid eggs etc) uncovered and subject to contamination. -Observed menu with consumer advisory statement, but no asterisk next to items that can be undercooked (eggs, hamburgers). Observed raw eggs, fruit, and deli meat in reach-in coolers and cold-holding units that were not marked or labeled and held over 24 hours. Observed multiple food items in cold holding units without food label.
THE 5 SPOT, 4430 HABERSHAM ST., SAVANNAH, 81
Inspector Notes: Observed food debris on clean utensils and dishware. Observed walk-in cooler not holding temperatures above 41F.TCS Food items held over 41F were discarded. (Calamari, chicken, black bean patties, and pork shoulders, buttermilk). Observed sharply broken door handle to reach-in cooler. Observed food debris and residue on racks of walk-in cooler. Observed food debris on shelves under prep table, in microwave, and in gaskets of reach in coolers. Observed grease and dust buildup on vents in main kitchen area. Observed rust like substance on walls in walk-in cooler.
OMELETTE HOUSE, 1 DIAMOND CAUSEWAY, SAVANNAH, 80
Inspector Notes: Observed multiple food items in reach in cooler (shrimp, deli ham and turkey, chicken, scallops) to not be covered. Observed “clean” dishes to be greasy to the touch and having food debris. Observed eggs and cheese on the prep top table line to be above 41F.The lid for the prep top cooler was not on at the time of the inspection. Observed boxes of juice and meat (chicken) to be stored on the floor of walk in freezer. Observed employee actively cooking while wearing a watch. Observed facility to not have any usable test strips for dish machine. Test strips were soiled and not usable. Observed food debris (crumbs) on toasters and the lining of prep top cooler. Observed food splatter within the microwave in the main kitchen.