Knox County restaurant scores: Bare hands at sushi bar, fruit flies in pizzeria
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Knox County restaurant scores: Bare hands at sushi bar, fruit flies in pizzeria

Sep 03, 2023

The Knox County Health Department recently evaluated the following restaurants. Restaurant scores may change with follow-up visits; follow-up scores may not be immediately available. For more information on health scores, visit

All Occasions Catering, 922 N. Central Ave.

Anaba Japanese Cuisine Bar, 9405 S. Northshore Drive

Bruster's Mobile Units 1 and 2, 1043 Old Cedar Bluff Road

Calhouns On Bearden Hill (bar), 6515 Kingston Pike

Chipotle Mexican Grill, 11380 Parkside Drive

Chow Hall Mobile Unit, 7404 Lena Lane

Cook To Be Well, 711 Irwin St.

Five Guys, 10922 Parkside Drive

Halls Deli and Cuban Cafe, 7438 Maynardville Highway

Highline Coffee Mobile Cart 2, 1225 Willow Ave.

Fairfield Inn and Suites, 11763 Snyder Road

Schulz Brau (inside bar), 126 Bernard Ave.

Starbucks Coffee, 4721 Old Broadway

Snappy Tomato, 5908 Washington Pike

Treetop Coffee Shop Mobile Unit, 3104 Culpepper Road

Comfort Suites, 811 Campbell Station Road: Inaccurate thermometer. 99

Schulz Brau Brewery (kitchen), 126 Bernard Ave.: No label on water bottle. 99

Backdoor Tavern, 4951 Kingston Pike: Paper towels missing at hand sink. 98

Noodles & Company, 11083 Parkside Drive: Dishes not stored upside down; soda nozzles dirty. 98

Ramen Bones, 852 O'Connell Drive: Screen needed if door to be open. 98

Azul Tequila, 11242 Kingston Pike: Thermometers needed; soda nozzles dirty; ceiling tiles need replacing. 97

Dairy Queen, 11208 Kingston Pike: Thermometer inaccurate; bathrooms, walls need cleaning. 97

Delicias Balin, 1400 Exeter Ave.: Wiping cloth not in sanitizer; paint peeling on counter surface; outside of equipment dirty. 97

Bruster's, 1043 Old Cedar Bluff Road: Single-use gloves stored in restroom; proportioning scoops missing end caps; front panel of ice cream maker not easily cleanable. 96

Waffle House, 7102 Maynardville Highway.: Employee drinks, food improperly stored; wiping cloths not in sanitizer; meat buildup in cooler; food debris, used gloves on floor. 96

Clarion Inn and Suites, 11341 Campbell Lakes Drive: No soap at hand sink; eggs and bacon sitting out on cart; knives not stored handle-out; need chlorine test strips, commercial-grade dish machine. 95

The Edge, 7211 Kingston Pike: Hand sink missing paper towels; food not properly labeled; eggs stored above ready-to-eat foods; employee food stored above food products; buildup on tops of equipment. 95

Hardee's, 7437 Maynardville Highway: Chicken thawing in sink not under running water; women's restroom toilet not properly flushing; men's restroom toilets, urinal, sink dirty; ceiling tiles severely stained in dining room; most recent inspection not posted. 95

Hotel Knoxville (bar), 500 Hill Ave.: Dish machine not sanitizing properly. 95

Merchants of Beer, 137 S. Central St.: Dish machine not sanitizing. 95 (100 follow-up)

Stillhouse Tavern, 4921 Homberg Drive, Suite E: unlabeled food; employee drink on food prep table; ice scoop in dirty container; dirty microwave; heavy buildup on ceilings, cooler fans/shelves. 95

Super 8, 11748 Snyder Road: Hand sinks not working properly, no soap/paper towels; missing thermometers; unwrapped stir straws. 95

Hardee's, 609 Campbell Station Road: Thermometer needed; containers improperly labeled; containers not stored upside down; trays, microwave, ceilings, floors, walls dirty; broiler not working. 94

Lakeside Tavern, 10911 Concord Park Drive: No towels at hand sink; unlabeled bulk containers; no sanitizer in rag bucket; ice buckets not stored upside-down; tops of ice bins dirty. 94

Taco Bell, 11217 Kingston Pike: No paper towels at hand sink; soda nozzles dirty; hot holding unit needs new gasket; women's restroom has wobbly toilet, non-working soap dispenser; no paper towels in men's restroom. 94

Tandur Indian Kitchen, 6502 Kingston Pike: Food wrong temperature; wiping cloths not in sanitizer. 94 (99 follow-up)

Springhill Suites Hotel, 10955 Turkey Drive: Dish machine not sanitizing; stir straws need to be wrapped, or stir sticks used instead; use sanitizer in buckets, test strips. 93 (98 follow-up)

Taziki's Mediterranean Cafe, 6100 Kingston Pike: Dishwasher not sanitizing; employee food, drinks stored above food products, prep areas; dirty cups on clean dish rack; cracked/chipped blender. 92 (97 follow-up)

Econo Lodge, 500 Lovell Road: No paper towels at hand sink; unlabeled chemicals; missing/non-working thermometers; unwrapped stir straws; dirty microwave. 90 (95 follow-up)

Smoothie King, 8515-A Kingston Pike: Flying insects under front sink; employees wearing jewelry; ice scoop holder dirty; clean utensils on wet towels; dipper well tube does not fit; floor wet. 90

Country Inn and Suites, 805 N. Campbell Station Road: No hand soap at hand sink; dish machine not sanitizing; foods thawing on counter; missing thermometers; utensils touched with bare hands; need test strips for dishwasher. 89

Calhouns on Bearden Hill, 6515 Kingston Pike: Food buildup on dicer; mold buildup on ice bin; pork too cool; unlabeled foods; employee drinks above food; dressing cup inside salad dressing (needs scoop with handle). 87 (97 follow-up)

Homewood Suites by Hilton, 10935 Turkey Drive: Dishes, tables not sanitized; undated foods; food thawing in sink; no test strips; dirty microwave. 86 (96 follow-up)

Hotel Knoxville (main kitchen), 500 Hill Ave.: No soap at hand sink; slicer, chopper still dirty after cleaning; undated milk; wiping cloths not stored in sanitizer; water leaking into floor. 85 (97 follow-up)

Blue Slip Bistro, 300 West Depot Ave.: Raw eggs stored with ready-to-eat food; no sanitizer in three-compartment sink; undated foods; open drink on prep table; cutting board grooved/stained. 83 (97 follow-up)

Dazzo's Pizzeria, 710 S. Gay St.: Lemons stored in hand sink; buildup on slicers, prep table; no sanitizer in dishwasher; no thermometers in freezers; fruit flies in dish area; employee drinks improperly stored; wiping cloths not in sanitizer; food debris in sink, on dishwasher drainboard, other areas; water in floor; missing ceiling tiles over food prep area. 83

Anaba Japanese Cuisine, 9405 S. Northshore Drive: Cook did not wash hands between touching raw animal products, ready-to-eat foods; cook touched ready-to-eat food with bare hands; hand sink used as service sink; improper vacuum packing of foods; detergent powder bucket used for transporting ice; need thermometer; no backflow protection on water hoses. 75 (97 follow-up)

Hotel Knoxville Hill Street Cafe, 500 Hill Ave.: Open employee drinks stored over food; food debris on can opener blade; sausage too cool; undated foods; chemicals stored on ice machine; unlabeled powder; no cover on filled tea urn; wiping cloths not in sanitizer; ice machine scoops in container with mold inside; spoon on dirty top of ice machine; dish machine, three-compartment sink dirty; spillage in bottom of reach-in cooler. 74 (93 follow-up)

All Occasions Catering Anaba Japanese Cuisine Bar Bruster's Mobile Units 1 and 2 Calhouns On Bearden Hill (bar) Chipotle Mexican Grill Chow Hall Mobile Unit Cook To Be Well Five Guys Halls Deli and Cuban Cafe Highline Coffee Mobile Cart 2 Fairfield Inn and Suites Schulz Brau (inside bar) Starbucks Coffee Snappy Tomato Treetop Coffee Shop Mobile Unit Comfort Suites Schulz Brau Brewery (kitchen) Backdoor Tavern Noodles & Company Ramen Bones Azul Tequila Dairy Queen Delicias Balin Bruster's Waffle House Clarion Inn and Suites The Edge Hardee's Hotel Knoxville (bar) Merchants of Beer Stillhouse Tavern Super 8 Hardee's Lakeside Tavern Taco Bell Tandur Indian Kitchen Springhill Suites Hotel Taziki's Mediterranean Cafe Econo Lodge Smoothie King Country Inn and Suites Calhouns on Bearden Hill Homewood Suites by Hilton Hotel Knoxville (main kitchen) Blue Slip Bistro Dazzo's Pizzeria Anaba Japanese Cuisine Hotel Knoxville Hill Street Cafe