'Flies are excessive' at one restaurant, employees not washing hands at another

'Flies are excessive' at one restaurant, employees not washing hands at another

MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF) – Before you head out to dinner this weekend, check out how some local restaurants were rated by health inspectors in this week's Restaurant Scorecard.

Jimmyz Hibachi, at 6108 N. Kings Hwy., in Myrtle Beach, received an overall score of 83 percent from the Department of Health and Environmental Control. The inspector observed flies in the back prep room, back food storage, around the ice machine and on the cookline. "The flies are excessive and I spoke with the person in charge and explained that proper measures need to be taken to correct the fly issue in the facility," the report states. The report also notes several other violations, including: cold foods were not being held at the right temperature, no sanitizer was found in the dish machine, and fans on the cookline had excessive grease build-up, and there was standing water in the prep room.

Plantation Pancake House in Surfside Beach also scored an 83. The inspector noted that employees were seen handling ready-to-eat food items with bare hands and not washing their hands in between doing different tasks. An employee was seen eating toast on a shelf with condiments, and employee drinks were seen on top of cutting boards and prep tables. Other violations included: eggs in shell and raw French toast batter were being stored over ready-to-eat sausage, there was a pink slime build up inside the ice machine, and there was no advisory on the menu about how the eggs are cooked.

Old Bull and Bush in Myrtle Beach scored 85 from DHEC inspectors. Among the violations noted: hand soap was not available in the lady's bathroom, raw chicken was stored next to ready-to-eat fish and cheese, the inside of the ice machine had a heavy black slime build up, thermometers were not provided in the cold holding units, forks and knives on the cookline were not inverted, and a heavy grease build up was found on floors under equipment.

Bimini's Oyster Bar and Seafood in Myrtle Beach scored an 89. The restaurant lost points for these violations: facility did not have a written employee health or vomit and diarrhea clean up policy, the menu did note have an advisory on foods that are not processed to eliminate pathogens, fish was not thawing at the right temperature, the dish washing machine did not have a chlorine test kit, and dust and dirt accumulation was seen on walls, ceiling and vents.

Burger Fi in Myrtle Beach scored a 94 percent, and Serafino's in Myrtle Beach scored a perfect 100.

View each of this week's Restaurant Scorecard inspection reports below:

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