Restaurant Scorecard: Uncooked chicken thawing next to dirty dishes and grease buildup in several areas

Restaurant Scorecard: Uncooked chicken thawing next to dirty dishes. Grease buildup in several areas. Plus you don’t have to cook for Christmas!

MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF) - Uncooked chicken thawing next to dirty dishes, grease buildup in several places, plus another option if you don’t want to cook a Christmas Dinner. Also, we have two perfect scores this week on Restaurant Scorecard.

First up is Jimmy Z’s Original Hibachi House at 6108 North Kings Highway in Myrtle Beach.

Inspectors found uncooked chicken thawing under continuous running water while dirty dishes were stored in the three compartment sink.

A wet and soiled towel was found on a cutting board where dirty knives were also being stored.

The restaurant was also in violation for grease buildup on the wall behind the grill and on the front of that grill. The grease buildup was on the hood filters as well.

Inspectors say, the ceiling vents and air conditioning return had dust build up and a personal cell phone, blue tooth speaker and wallet were found on a cutting board.

Jimmy Z’s Original Hibachi House received an 88 out of 100.

Hats off to Dairy Queen at 2103 South Kings Highway and K and W Cafeteria at 2001 South Kings Highway both in Myrtle Beach and both received perfect scores. Congratulations to the two of you!

If you’re searching for restaurants that are open Christmas Day, consider Denny’s. The American diner will be open for 24 hours and serving holiday fixins' including turkey and dressing, pumpkin spice pancakes and cinnamon roll pancakes just to name a few.

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