How local restaurants fared in health inspections

The Mecklenburg and Gaston county health departments inspected the following restaurants from March 21 to April 18.

Ranked by scores

• China II, 595 Highland St. 90.

An employee’s drink was found on or above the food prep areas. Potentially hazardous foods were found at improper temperatures.

• Shoney’s, 2539 Little Rock Road. 90.

Inspectors observed uncovered food in walk-in cooler and freezer and no sanitizer prepared in the kitchen at the beginning of the inspection. Cooked sausage patties were placed in a steam table pan at temperatures less than 135 degrees.

• El Valle Mexican Restaurant, 791 W. Charlotte Ave. 91.5.

Inspectors found potentially hazardous food stored above 45 degrees and non-sanitizing solution at the food prep area. Dirty knives were found on knife rack.

• Tops China, 2127-A Beatties Ford Road. 92.5.

Inspectors observed a bowl of raw shell eggs stored directly above a container of cooked, chopped pork spare ribs.

• Excelsior Club, 921 Beatties Ford Road. 93.

Inspectors observed container of maraschino cherries uncovered in cooler at small bar downstairs. A box of raw pork chops was found stored directly on top of a box of raw fish, as well as a box of raw shrimp stored above bags of roasted corn.

• Upscale Restaurant, 3108 Independence Blvd. 93.

Food debris was found accumulating in refrigerator door gaskets and the ice machine drain was stopped up.

• Circle A Food Store, 1301 N. Main St. 93.

Inspectors found potentially hazardous food stored above 45 degrees in refrigerator.

Mountain Island (28214 zip code)

• 7-Eleven, 2825 Little Rock Road. 96.

• BI-LO, 2924 Mt. Holly-Huntersville Road. 97.5.

• Casey’s Grill, 2707 Little Rock Road, Charlotte. 96.5.

• Food Lion deli/bakery, 2526 Little Rock Road. 97.

• Hampton Inn & Suites, 2731 Little Rock Road. 98.

• Hardee’s, 2604 Little Rock Road. 94.5.

• Mountain Island BP, 2211 Vinnie’s Way. 93.5.

• Little Rock Deli, 2615 Little Rock Road

• Pine Island Country Club, 1701 Stoneyridge Drive. 96.

• Pine Island Country Club Turn Kitchen, 1701 Stoneyridge Drive. 99.5.

• Showmars-Little Rock, 2540 Little Rock Road. 97.

• Sonic Drive-in, 265 Mt. Holly-Huntersville Road. 94.5.

• U.S. National Whitewater Center, 5000 Whitewater Center Pkwy. 99.

Mountain Island (28216 zip code)

• Barefooter’s Neighborhood Grille, 8470 Bellhaven Road. 96.5.

• Bojangles’, 9145 Sam Furr Road. 99.5.

• Burger King, 4100 Brookshire Blvd. 98.5.

• Latino Grill, 4601 Sunset Road. 98.5.

• Madison Saints Paradise South, 1821 Bishop Madison Lane. 95.5.

• Niyoshi II Japanese Restaurant, 3625 Mt. Holly-Huntersville Road. 97.

• Olive Garden, 8225 Northlake Commons Blvd. 99.

• P.F. Chang’s China Bistro, 10325 Perimeter Pkwy. 98.

• Sports Page Food & Spirits, 8400-H Belhaven Blvd. 98.

• Subway, 3611 Mt. Holly-Huntersville Road. 96.5.

• Super Target Food Avenue, 9841 Northlake Center Pkwy. 98.5.

Mount Holly (28120 zip code)

• Backwoods Fancy Vittles, 119 N. Main St. 94.

• Billy’s Famous BBQ, 1127 W. Charlotte Ave. 95.5.

• Black’s Bluewater Seafood and Grill, 1118 S. Main St. 95.

• Christy’s Place, 1015 W. Catawba Ave. 94.5.

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