Restaurant Report Card

RESTAURANT REPORT CARD: Mt. Pleasant restaurant scores C, North Charleston restaurant scores B

CHARLESTON, SC (WCBD) -- The Department of Health and Environmental Control inspects dozens of restaurants in the Lowcountry every week.

Joey Tomatoes in Mount Pleasant received two C-grades on May 14 and May 15.

Some of the violations include:

-Cold foods not maintaining the required 41 degrees.

-Some foods were not date marked.

-The DHEC inspector noted organic matter on the floors, walls, baseboards, and pipes.

A follow-up inspection should happen by May 18.

The Fish Hut on Spruill Avenue received a B-grade on May 16. The DHEC inspector noted that ready-to-eat-food was stored uncovered in the cooler. Some cold food items were stored too warm, and one of the coolers was overloaded.

The DHEC inspector noted some of the equipment and food containers weren't clean.

There were used rodent traps found next to the hand sink, and puddles of greasy water were spotted behind the facility.

A follow-up inspection should happen by May 23.

UPDATES: The Junction Kitchen, Stacks Coastal Kitchen, and Fuji Steakhouse all now have A-grades.

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