Restaurant Grades: Know Then Go

See which local eatery scored a 75 in recent health-inspection reports.

Results of recent Gwinnett County restaurant inspections in Greater Lilburn by the East Metro Health District, which covers Gwinnett, Rockdale and Newton counties. Each report includes a synopsis of deficiencies found by the inspector.

To see more inspections, visit the health department's searchable Web site.

June 21

Name: Lilburn Café and Grill

Location: 900 Indian Trail Road, Suite 111

Score: 88/B

Previous Scores: 82/B (June 3, 2011)

Deficiencies Found: (This is a follow-up inspection)  Cook seen slicing tomatoes with bare hands (gloves should be worn); Sliced tomatoes came in contact with ice pack in prep cooler (tomatoes should be wrapped to prevent contamination).

June 23


Location: 950 Indian Trail Road #2A and B

Score: 75/C

Previous Scores: 87/B (Dec. 28 , 2010); 87/B (Oct. 20, 2010)

Deficiencies Found: Person in charge not a Certified Food Safety Manager and not able to answer questions regarding food safety; Written or verbal health policy not available; Soap not available at bar hand sink; Paper towels not provided at bar hand sink; Drink dispenser nozzles not clean; Multiple potentially hazardous food not held at 41 degrees or below; Cooked onions not held at 135 degrees or above; Prep and walk-in coolers not holding at 41 degrees or below; Hand wash sign not present at hand-wash sinks.


Location: 5364 Highway 29

Score: 83/A

Previous Scores: 82/B (Aug. 21, 2010)

Deficiencies Found: Some utensils, dishes stored with cleaned equipment contained food particles; Mold-like buildup on soda beverage nozzles; Some cold-held potentially hazardous food not held at required 41 degrees or below; Hot-held potentially hazardous food not held at 135 degrees or above; Employee prepping food had facial hair longer than one-half inch without proper restraint; Storage bins for utensils contained food remnants.

June 24


Location: 4140 Lawrenceville Highway

Score: 90/A

Previous Scores: 70/C (June 23, 2011); 91/A (Sept. 27, 2010)

Deficiencies Found: (Followup to June 23 inspection)  Slime buildup inside ice machine; End of spray hose must be above rim of sink (or install backflow prevention device); No grout used in floor-tile repair (floors must be smooth and easily cleanable); Live roaches seen during inspection.

Name: Bailen’s Pub

Location: 865 Indian Trail Road

Score: 95/A

Previous Scores: 93/A (Sept. 22, 2010); 93/A (March 22, 2010)

Deficiencies Found: Ice machine in need of cleaning (re-check in 10 days scheduled); Employee bathroom must have self-closing door.

Name: Blimpie’s Express (inside )

Location: 4004 Lawrenceville Highway

Score: 96/A

Previous Scores: 95/A (March 23, 2011); 75/C (March 18, 2011)

Deficiencies Found: Not available on inspection report.


Location: 4205 Highway 78

Score: 87/B

Previous Scores: 98/A (March 10. 2011); 78/C (March 5, 2011)

Deficiencies Found: Waffle batter in walk-in closet was above 50 degrees (batter must be cooled from 70 degrees to 41 in four hours); Packs of ham seen soaking in water in sink (potentially hazardous food needs to thawed under running water that is 70 degrees); Cook seen slicing bread with knife, sanitizing knife, then placing bread on plate before changing gloves (sanitize after completely serving a meal; then sanitize knife and change gloves)


Location: 4800 Lawrenceville Highway, Suite 4

Score: 83/A

Previous Scores: 84/B (April 14, 2011); 71/C (April 5, 2011)

Deficiencies Found: Employee seen washing hands without soap; No hand soap in handwashing sink; No consumer advisory on sushi menu and no asterisk to indicate what food is under consumer advisory.

Name: Pho Delight

Location: 4805 Lawrenceville Highway

Score: 86/B

Previous Scores: 82/B (March 22, 2011); 77/C (March 9, 2011)

Deficiencies Found: All food is display cooler was above 50 degrees (needs to be 41 or below); Noodles, beef and pork in display cooler was cooked the previous day, but was not date-marked; Display cooler is not maintaining temp at 41 degrees or below (needs to be serviced).

Name: S&P Hot Pot Restaurant

Location: 4051 Stone Mountain Highway, Suite 108

Score: 92/A

Previous Scores: 97/A (Sept. 29, 2010); 96/A (Sept. 3, 2010)

Deficiencies Found: Raw/undercooked food offered not properly designated with consumer advisory; Bulk food items (sugar, flour, corn starch) removed from original packages, but not labeled in new containers.

Name: Seven Wings and Burgers

Location: 490 Pleasant Hill Road, Suite D

Score: 92/A

Previous Scores: 91/A (Sept. 28. 2010); 96/A (Aug. 24, 2010)

Deficiencies Found: Person in charge could not communicate the five symptoms that would restrict  or prevent an employee from working; Vent covers not cleaned (dripping grease); Self-closing spring screen door does not close tightly. 

June 25

Name: Lilburn Subway

Location: 4785 Lawrenceville Highway

Score: 100/A

Previous Scores: 100/A (June 14, 2011)

Deficiencies Found: None


Location: 4029 Five Forks-Trickum Road

Score: 99/A

Previous Scores: 97/A (May 9, 2011)

Deficiencies Found: Meat cooler has iced up and ambient temp was 56.2 degrees (technician called).


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