MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF) - It wasn't a good week for some area restaurants when the Department of Health came to visit. The scores were all over the place, ranging from a very low B to a nearly perfect score.
Let's start from the lowest scoring restaurant: a 78 was given to Duffy Street Seafood Shack in North Myrtle Beach on Main Street. Inspectors saw an employee preparing a chicken wrap with one glove and handling food with the other bare hand. They also found a bag of raw fish being stored on top of pans of crab cake mixture, and the liquid from the raw fish was puddling on top of the saran wrap over the crab cake mixture.
In Hemingway, New Dragon Chinese didn't do much better: they got an 80 in the inspection. DHEC saw raw meat being stored over ready-to-eat foods. The slicer had accumulation of dried food matter, and the ceiling in the kitchen was leaking.
Inspectors gave China Garden in Myrtle Beach an 81. They found employees were not washing their hands. The wanton dough was being prepped on the floor. Garbage bags were being used to cover the wanton dough, and knives were not stored in a clean location.
Live roaches in the kitchen area was one of the reasons why Golf Karts Beach Bar and Grill in Myrtle Beach got an 85. Also, employees were seen handling raw meat and not washing hands in between tasks, and there was no soap provided at kitchen hand sink.
But it was not all bad news this week: Aspen Grill in Myrtle Beach got a 97 and the Drinking Class Sports Bar in Little River got a 98.