Restaurant inspections are done throughout Nashville to give consumers an idea of how safe and clean each restaurant is for their dining needs. The inspections are done by the Metro Public Health Department and all of the food service establishments are inspected throughout the year.
Scores are based on an FDA-approved 44-poin food service inspection process. Weighted point values are used and each critical item is assigned a value of four or five. Some of the less critical times are assigned a one or two point weighted scale. The highest score an establishment can achieve is a 100.
Establishments receiving a 69 or below fail the inspection. When this happens, they must be re-inspected within ten days. If the score is below 70 two times in a row the food permit will be revoked.
The most recent high-scoring restaurants include:
- Amerigo - 1920 West End Avenue (Score 100)
- Jacks on Broadway - 416 Broadway (Score 100)
- Oscars Taco Shop - 530 Church Street (Score 98)
- 400 Degrees - 319 Peabody Street (Score 100)
- Cinco De Mayo - 5770 Old Hickory Boulevard (Score 99)
- Green Leaf & Bananas - 439 Opry Mills Drive (Score 98)
- House of Gyros & Hamburgers - 4310 Lebanon Road (Score 100)
- Village Pub & Beer Gardens - 1308 McGavock (Score 97)
- Hotel Preston Kitchen - 733 Briley Parkway (Score 98)
- Old Spaghetti Factory - 160 2nd Avenue North (Score 99)
All of these restaurants were inspected in the past two months and scored very high. Many other restaurants will be inspected throughout the year and the highest scoring restaurants are usually published online. If you want to make sure your favorite restaurant is found at the top of the list, you can simply ask them what they scored on their most recent inspection.
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