Restaurant Scorecard: Dec. 2

SOUTH CAROLINA (WMBF) - The South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control aims at improving food safety at area restaurants through a statewide inspection initiative.

The results, which are made available to the public, are based off of a 100 point checklist that inspects 50 areas of each chosen establishment. The lowest grade a restaurant can receive is a "C" rating, or 70 to 77 points.

The following are two of the latest restaurant inspection results in North Myrtle Beach and Murrells Inlet:

Harold's Raw Bar and Lounge | 2301 N. Ocean Blvd., North Myrtle Beach

Overall Grade: 83 – B

During an inspection this week, a DHEC employee found raw eggs stored over tea as well as raw meat stored over ready to eat foods.

Various areas of the restaurant were in need of cleaning and repair.

Short Bar | 4078 Hwy 17 Business, Murrells Inlet

Overall Grade: 84 – B

A DHEC inspector found flies in the restaurant.

They also found a house attached to a faucet without drainage protection.

Various areas of the restaurant were said to be in need of cleaning and repair.

To see any follow up scores of these and other restaurants within our area, visit DHEC's website. From there, you can search for a specific restaurant name or restaurants within a specific area.

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