As much as we highlight the greasy filth, the temperature-tainted milk, the pests (and the mess they leave behind) in some South Florida restaurants, know that way more eateries ace their inspections than not.
These “gold-star” restaurants are those that notch perfect scores because not one violation — minor, intermediate or high-priority — was red-flagged at the time of the surprise visit from the state’s safety and sanitation inspectors. Restaurants typically are inspected at random every six months to a year.
For the month of June, 29 Broward County restaurants earned perfect scores. In Palm Beach County, 21 restaurants passed their inspections without a single incident.
A note: This month’s restaurant count is slightly shorter than usual because it’s updated through June 23, thanks to a holiday lag in inspection reports uploaded by the state.
One more note: The restaurants included below have been sorted by city, and those without physical addresses on the inspection reports have been trimmed from the list. Food and drink concessionaires, professional caterers, event planners — any purveyor that’s not a restaurant or food truck — are also excluded from the roundup.
If your city isn’t listed, either no restaurants were inspected that month, or none earned perfect scores.
Also keep in mind: The South Florida Sun Sentinel does not inspect restaurants, but rather sourced these reports from the Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation — only in Broward and Palm Beach counties. Readers may browse full Palm Beach, Broward and Miami-Dade county reports through our state inspection map, updated weekly (usually Mondays) with fresh data pulled from the Florida DBPR website.