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Restaurant Report visits Zodiac Grill, Salathai Restaurant and Metrodiner

Reported by: Tera Barz
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Updated: 2/28 7:08 pm
Jacksonville, FLA. - Zodiac Grill is located on West Adams Street in Downtown Jacksonville. The restaurant has been open at this location for fifteen years.

This week the state health inspector found 20 violations at Zodiac Grill. Six of the violations are considered high priority which means they could make you sick. Here's what we found documented in the state report.

Live flies were seen in the kitchen. 
An employee prepping food changed gloves repeatedly without washing their hands. 
Temperature violations with lettuce, ham, cheese, hummus, feta cheese - ice had to be added to the cooler. This is a repeat violation.

Owner Jerieef Ewaif told us his restaurant has been a clean plate award winner in the past for having zero helath violations (which we confirmed). He told us,  "All violations have been fixed.  We've been here for fifteen years and we do good business. We are one of the busiest places downtown."

Other restaurants at the top of the high priority list this week include:

Salathai restaurant on Beach Boulevard in Jacksonville had six high priority violations including shell eggs left out on the cook-line. They were placed in the cooler.

At Metrodiner there were also six high priority violations including live small flying insects in the back of the kitchen.

The following restaurants had zero violations and earn our clean plate award:

The Pecan Roll Bakery: 112 South 8th Street
Blue Heron Inn: 102 South 7th Street
Blue Boy Sandwich Shop Inc: Fort Caroline Road
ARS Regency Inn: Arlington Expressway
Taste Buds Express: West Beaver Street

Click here 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.

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