Food lovers across the city of Dallas can enjoy a seemingly endless array of dining options across the area. Dallas boasts over 6,000 permitted fixed food establishments, including restaurants, coffee shops, convenience stores, schools, delis, and grocery stores. In addition, Dallas is home to more than 800 mobile food units, such as food trucks, kiosks, and food service carts.
The Dallas Express continues its series showcasing the best from the worst that the city has to offer. The latest installment of this series will feature the most recent data from the month of April.
City health inspectors grade food entities on a 100-point scale. Those that earn a score of 70 or above are considered passing, while those with a score of 69 or below are considered failing, according to the City of Dallas.
Restaurants with scores of 80 to 100 must undergo regular inspections every six months, and scores between 70 and 79 require reinspection within 30 days. Scores of 60-69 warrant a review within the following 10 days.
A score below 60 requires immediate closure, and the restaurant must pass a new inspection before reopening.
This latest set of data from the city features 742 restaurants around the city. Of this amount, 94 of these entities had perfect scores from the city.
As part of our April write-up, The Dallas Express sent one of its reporters to a location on this list in the form of Hawaiian Bros.
Hawaiian Bros is a fast-casual restaurant chain that specializes in plate-style Hawaiian cuisine. This chain was founded by brothers Cameron and Tyler McNie.
Cameron and Tyler had 15 years of experience working in their family’s own Hawaiian grill and opened their first Hawaiian Bros location in Belton, Missouri, in 2018.
The chain has since expanded to over 40 locations across the United States. The state of Texas currently has the most locations in the nation, with 17 of all U.S. locations.
One can find 10 of these Texas-based locations scattered across the metroplex.
Hawaiian Bros features a number of signature dishes such as huli huli chicken, kalua pork, and Spam musubi.
Upon arriving at the Hawaiian Bros location, the first word that came to mind was pristine. The smell of food hung in the air, and one could also get a feeling of freshness.
The interior of the establishment was nearly spotless. Windows, tables, and floors seemed as though they had been freshly cleaned.
In addition, the staff was very friendly, welcoming all who entered with the Hawaiian greeting “aloha.” Ordering was quick and simple.
The food arrived hot and fresh, and it was a delicious combination of savory and sweet flavors.
The bathrooms also mirrored the same standard of cleanliness as the rest of the restaurant: the inside was well-managed and kept.
Overall, the experience inside this restaurant was very pleasant. A clean and well-kept facility combined with delicious dining options made this Dallas location a very enjoyable option among the available eateries in the Dallas area.
The full list of restaurants with perfect scores proceeds as follows:
TACO CABANA #136: 6919 GREENVILLE AVE.
SONESTA SIMPLY SUITES DALLAS GALLERIA: 13939 NOEL RD.
CASA VERONA: 9840 N CENTRAL EXPY. #300
CHIPOTLE MEXICAN GRILL: 8018 PARK LN. #105
STARBUCKS – WORLD TRADE CENTER: 2050 N STEMMONS FWY.
SLIM CHICKENS: 9100 N CENTRAL EXPY. #141
WOODLANDS: 6073 FOREST LN.
R & R CAFE: 12221 MERIT DR. #140
NEIMANS EXPRESSO BAR: 1626 MAIN ST.
SARKU JAPAN: 8687 N CENTRAL EXPY. #2392
PANDA EXPRESS: 8687 N CENTRAL EXPY. 2388
KINDRED CENTRAL DALLAS HOSPITAL: 8050 MEADOW RD.
P.F. CHANG’S CHINA BISTRO: 225 NORTHPARK S/C
DALLAS CENTER OF REHABILITATION: 4200 LIVE OAK ST.
NORTH CENTRAL SURGICAL CENTER KITCHEN: 9301 N CENTRAL EXPY. #100
EVA CAFE: 12404 PARK CENTRAL DR. #110
CRYSTAL CREEK: 11409 N CENTRAL EXPY.
MOD MARKET: 7949 WALNUT HILL LN. #110
DALLAS ASSOC OF DEAF: 4215 MAPLE AVE.
JASON’S DELI: 9100 N CENTRAL EXPY. #139
CENTERPLATE WEST KITCHEN: 650 S GRIFFIN ST.
TRINITY FOREST GOLF CLUB (LEVEL 2 STORAGE AREA): 5000 GREAT TRINITY FOREST WAY
TRINITY FOREST GOLF CLUB (GRILL BAR): 5000 GREAT TRINITY FOREST WAY
LA MINA: 8340 SOUTHWESTERN BLVD.
TRANSITIONAL CARE SERVICE UNIT: 8803 STULTS RD.
T. BOONE PICKENS: 12477 MERIT DR.
KBHCC DISHWASHING AREA: 650 S GRIFFIN ST.
BITE BISTRO: 1150 EMPIRE CENTRAL PL.
PRESBYTERIAN VILLAGE WELLNESS CENTER: 8730 WESTMINSTER
ROBERT HILL JR HIGH: 505 EASTON RD.
FUZZY’S TACO SHOP: 10910 N CENTRAL EXPY. #800
LONGHORN CATERING & EVENTS: 4005 SWISS AVE.
ROYAL IT CAFE: 9100 N CENTRAL EXPY. #149
MO MO’S DINING: 8989 FOREST LN. #130
BENIHANA: 7775 BANNER DR.
WINDSOR SENIOR LIVING-DINING: 7750 LBJ FWY.
PRESSBOX: 2500 VICTORY AVE.
PLAZA #1065 EISENBERG #101: 2500 VICTORY AVE. PLAZA #1065
PIZZA HUT#102 PLAZA #1066: 2500 VICTORY AVE. PLAZA #1066
CAVA GRILL: 8018 PARK LN. #100
FAST BREAK 116 PLAZA #1040: 2500 VICTORY AVE. PLAZA #1040
TRULY 327 TERRACE #5044: 2500 VICTORY AVE. TERR #5044
EISENBERG 109: 2500 VICTORY AVE. PLAZA #1014
TERRACE #5064 MOTLEY PUB 308: 2500 VICTORY AVE.
PLATINUM CLUB: 2500 VICTORY AVE.
BALCONES 123 PLAZA #1062: 2500 VICTORY AVE. PLAZA #1062
PLAZA #1045 GRILL ZONE 118: 2500 VICTORY AVE. PLAZA #1045
BUD AND BURGER 124: 2500 VICTORY AVE. PLAZA #1063
SNAPPY SALADS NORTHPARK: 8687 N CENTRAL EXPY.
TERRACE #5054 EISENBERG #301: 2500 VICTORY AVE. TERR #5054
HIGH STEAKS #120 PLAZA #1050: 2500 VICTORY AVE. PLAZA #1050
PIZZA HUT 329: 2500 VICTORY AVE. TERR #5046
DENNY’S: 10433 N CENTRAL EXPY.
TACO BUENO: 7940 FOREST LN.
SHAKE SHACK: 8687 N CENTRAL EXPY. #2400
SIGNET-1ST FLOOR: 9797 ROMBAUER RD.
HIGHLAND SPRINGS PUB RB 2.2: 8070 FRANKFORD RD.
GABRIELA & SOFIA’S TEX-MEX: 10455 N CENTRAL EXPY. STE #117
GUCKENHEIMER SOUTH CAFETERIA (SATELLITE BREAK ROOM): 12500 T I BLVD. STE #8632
EATZI’S: 3403 OAK LAWN AVE.
CHEF’S GALLERY RESTAURANT: 8080 PARK LN. #3
DONUT PALACE: 8989 FOREST LN. #140
GUCKENHEIMER GRAB AND GO (JAVA TIME/STARBUCKS): 12500 T I BLVD. STE #8632
7-ELEVEN #41931H: 8124 FOREST LN.
TRADER JOE’S: 7939 WALNUT HILL LN. #A
CRAFT BEER CELLAR: 6324 GASTON AVE.
JACK IN THE BOX: 7940 LBJ FWY.
FIRST BAPTIST MEDICAL CENTER: 8111 MEADOW RD.
HAYNES AND BOONE CONFERENCE CATERING: 2323 VICTORY AVE. STE 700
SPROUTS FARMERS MARKET #149 (GROCERY): 7110 SKILLMAN ST.
HAWAIIAN BROS: 6011 GREENVILLE AVE.
SAMS CLUB #6482- DELI PREP: 5555 S BUCKNER BLVD.
JIMMY JOHN’S: 7742 FOREST LN.
LA QUINTA INN & SUITES #706: 10001 N CENTRAL EXPY.
AFC SUSHI @TOM THUMB #2642: 5809 E LOVERS LN.
PAYLESS FUEL CENTER COIT/635 / TACO CASA: 12950 COIT RD.
PANERA BREAD: 7839 PARK LN.
CHIPOTLE MEXICAN GRILL: 4502 MCKINNEY AVE.
MAIL BOX MEXICAN GROCERY: 8365 PARK LN.
GREAT AMERICAN COOKIES: 8687 N CENTRAL EXPY. #2364
CHURCH OF THE ASCENSION: 8787 GREENVILLE AVE.
NORTHPARK MALL FOOD COURT TRAY WASH ROOM: 8687 N CENTRAL EXPY. Y224
EL SALVADORENO RESTAURANT & BAR: 8414 DENTON DR.
JUICE BOX: 8687 N CENTRAL EXPY. #2372
AMC THEATRES NORTHPARK 15 (BAR): 8687 N CENTRAL EXPY. #3000
WETZEL’S PRETZELS: 8687 N CENTRAL EXPY. #2368
CAL’S #9001: 4605 FRANKFORD RD
DOMINO’S PIZZA #6984: 10910 N CENTRAL EXPY. 600
SPEC’S LIQUOR #150: 9500 N CENTRAL EXPY. #200
TOTAL WINE & MORE: 9350 N CENTRAL EXPY.
UME PREPARATORY ACADEMY: 3838 SPUR 408
STARBUCKS: 8687 N CENTRAL EXPY. #926
THE MARKET GROCERY: 9410 WALNUT ST. #102
HAMPTON INN & SUITES / BREAKFAST KITCHEN: 10370 N CENTRAL EXPY.
MARIA MORENO STEAM ACADEMY: 2115 S HAMPTON RD.