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Restaurant Report visits IPHO Vietnamese Cuisine, Applebee's Neighborhood Grill & Bar #4303 and Cruisers Grill (San Jose Blvd)

Reported by: Tera Barz
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Updated: 8/02/2013 12:32 am
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - Ipho Vietnamese Cuisine is a relatively new restaurant located on Beach Boulevard in Jacksonville.
As soon as we walked in we met Tony, the owner. Tony offered to give us a tour of the kitchen to show his customers - it's clean. Take a look at some of the high priority violations we found in the state's most recent health inspection report:

22 violations, 8 high priority

Household use only pesticide located in the restaurant. A can of raid was found in the dry storage.

The restaurant license expired on June 1st.
The dish machine wasn't sanitizing properly. The inspector discontinued use until it could be fixed.

Tony tells us all the violations are fixed now except for the expired license. He says they are working on that now.

A new employee at Ipho wants customers to know it's a great place to eat, "I try to keep it clean on my end.... It's my first week here but I will do my part as best I can."

Here are the other restaurants at the top of the list this week for high priority violations.

Applebee's Neighborhood Grill & Bar #4303 located on Lane Avenue in Jacksonville had six high priority violations including Live flies in the kitchen (three), a repeat violation.

Cruisers Grill on San Jose Boulevard in Jacksonville also had six high priority violations including an employee who switched from working with raw hamburger meat to bread without washing their hands.

The following restaurants had zero health violations and get our clean plate award of the week!

Jax Market Place Take Out #2 - Pecan Park Road
The Blu Claw - Pecan Park Road
Taqueria Junior - San Jose Blvd
Firehouse Subs - SR 13, Jacksonville
R & R Crab House 2 - Arlington Road
Hampton Inn 9A/Baymeadows - Point Meadows Drive
Dick's Dogs - Union Street

If you would like to search for a restaurant health inspection click here.

If you would like to make a complaint about a restaurant with the state click here.

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