Restaurant Report: Jacksonville restaurants busted for dirty dining

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — Action News Jax Ben Becker paid a visit to Sam’s Café and Grill on Baymeadows Way near Interstate 95.

State inspectors say that the cafe had two live cockroaches, was operating with an expired license and there was a mold-like substance in an ice machine.


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“Everything good now?” Becker asked a manager.

“Everything good, yes, everything is fine,” the manager replied.

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Subway on Normandy Boulevard near Lenox Avenue was cited for sewage backing up in the men’s room floor drain and a time/temperature safety violation while a mop sink had missing faucet handles.

Inspectors say that Top Dawg Tavern on Old St. Augustine Road, near Bartram Park Boulevard, had raw food not properly separated, cutting boards that were stained and no proof of state-approved employee training.

Becker’s final stop — New Kings Fish and Chicken on New Kings Road near Moncrief Road — had three small flying insects. It was also operating with an expired license and there were time/temperature safety violations.

All the restaurants passed follow-up inspections.

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