Restaurants with Flawless Health Inspections


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Foodies enjoy a seemingly endless array of dining options in the city of Dallas, which 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.

All of these establishments must be regularly inspected by a licensed professional for compliance with health and food safety codes by the City of Dallas Code Compliance Services Department.

To help our readers make sense of it all, The Dallas Express will regularly highlight the best and the worst of the Dallas restaurant scene, including information on establishments that passed inspections with flying colors and those that failed to make a passing grade.

In addition, we will on occasion offer the lowdown on the actual dining experience: the food, the flavors, the ambiance, the prices, and the service.

We have compiled a list of eating establishments within Dallas city limits that had routine inspections between November 1, 2022, and December 15, 2022.

City health inspectors grade the restaurants 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 submit to regular inspections every six months. Those that score between 70 and 79 require re-inspection within 30 days. Scores of 60-69 warrant a review within the following 10 days, and a score below 60 requires immediate closure, and the restaurant must pass a new inspection before reopening.

In the previous installment of this series, we reported on four restaurants in Dallas that failed their last health inspection. Now, we would like to tell you about the elite group that exceeded expectations.

Less than 12% of the 988 establishments on the recent inspection list earned a perfect score of 100. We have listed all 117 of them below.

The Dallas Express visited one such restaurant with a perfect inspection score to see if the quality and taste of the food were equally stellar.

Pokeworks is a Hawaiian-inspired restaurant chain serving items like bowls, salads, burritos, and more. This location on Walnut Lane had plenty of delicious-looking options.

Our reporter ordered a build-your-own poke bowl with rice, choosing two types of protein out of the numerous options available, including tuna, salmon, chicken, seafood, and tofu. He also added a few vegetables and one of the house sauces, selecting one of the more spicy options. Of course, no meal is complete without dessert, in this case a soft-serve pineapple-flavored frozen treat.

The taste, the aromas, and the cleanliness of the restaurant – none disappointed – and the staff was friendly and helpful.

Other eateries that received perfect scores in their most recent inspection are as follows:

Van Leeuwen Ice Cream 3699 McKinney Ave. #101
Shake Shack Dallas, Uptown 2500 N. Pearl St.
Fish N Tails Oyster Bar (Restaurant) 1152 N. Buckner Blvd.
Alamo Drafthouse Bar 6770 Abrams Rd.
Medieval Times Bar 2021 N. Stemmons Fwy.
Texas Rangers MLB Urban Youth Academy 2303 Bickers St.
Le Meridien Dallas by the Galleria (Cafeteria) 13402 Noel Rd.
Canteen at Amazon 8901 Forney Rd.
Ciao! by Civellos 1318 N. Peak St.
Dallas Academy 950 Tiffany Way
sweetgreen 6400 Gaston Ave. #5A
Dallas Woody’s (Bar) 4011 Cedar Springs Rd.
Anne Frank Elementary School 5201 Celestial Rd.
Anne Frank Early Childhood Center, Warming Kitchen 14650 Noel Rd.
Tavern on the Village (Kiosk) 8525 Garland Rd.
The Salvation Army, Gym Concession 8341 Elam Rd.
Whataburger #707 2741 N. Stemmons Fwy.
Dallas Athletic Club Pool Cabana Bar (Outdoor Bar) 4111 Dallas Athletic Club Dr.
Anson Jones Elementary School 3901 Meredith Ave.
Spring Valley Elementary School 13535 Spring Grove Ave.
McDonald’s 11217 Garland Rd.
Parish Episcopal School, School Classroom 14115 Hillcrest Rd.
Circle K (Inside Shell) 10433 Garland Rd.
Medical District Pre-K to 1st Grade STEM Program 6516 Forest Park Rd.
Personalized Learning Preparatory at Sam Houston 2827 Throckmorton St.
Mansion – Main Bar 2821 Turtle Creek Blvd.
Harmony School of Excellence – Dallas, Corridor D 8120 W. Camp Wisdom Rd.
Jack in the Box #734 6355 E. Mockingbird Ln.
Popeyes #586 212 Continental Ave.
Fat Straws Bubble Tea & Mochi Donuts 11810 Preston Rd. #150
Yummi Sushi 11920 Preston Rd.
Pokeworks 8041 Walnut Hill Ln. #E 812
Columbia Hospital Cafeteria, Bldg. E 7777 Forest Ln. Bldg. E
Camp 8041 Walnut Hill Ln. Bldg. F
Tom Thumb #3597 Kosher Deli 11920 Preston Rd.
Kome Sushi and Handroll Bar 8041 Walnut Hill Ln. #820
Bellagreen 8041 Walnut Hill Ln. #810
Frullati #2105 7777 Forest Ln. #A-68
Tom Thumb #3597 Deli 11920 Preston Rd.
Columbia Hospital at Medical City, Physician Lounge 7777 Forest Ln.
Columbia Hospital Cafeteria, Bldg. A 7777 Forest Ln. Bldg. A
Snooze, an A.M. Eatery 8041 Walnut Hill Ln. #846
Jimmy John’s Gourmet Sandwich 11810 Preston Rd. #160
Little Greek Preston Hollow 9665 N. Central Expy.
Konnie’s Korner Deli 12801 N. Central Expy. #190
Mike’s Chicken 7752 Forest Ln.
McDonald’s 11102 N. Central Expy.
We the Birds Macarons 4101 Bryan St. #160
McDonald’s 4151 N. Central Expy.
Arcadia Elementary School 1300 N. Justin Ave.
Hilton Garden Inn (Gift Shop) 2325 N. Stemmons Fwy.
Hilton Garden Inn (Bar) 2325 N. Stemmons Fwy.
W. H. Adamson High School 309 E. Ninth St.
Raul S. Quintanilla Sr. Middle School STEAM Academy 2700 Redmond Dr.
Flo’s Cafe 12271 Coit Rd.
Trinity Basin Preparatory 808 N. Ewing Ave.
Trinity Basin Preparatory, 1st Floor 855 E. Eighth St.
Trinity Basin Preparatory, 2nd Floor 855 E. Eighth St.
W. W. Harlee Elementary School 1216 E. Eighth St.
Central Market Grocery 5750 E. Lovers Ln.
Jesus Morales Expressive Arts Vanguard 1400 Walmsley Ave.
De Zavala Elementary School 3214 Winnetka Ave.
Rosemont Primary School 1919 Stevens Forest Dr.
East Grand Preparatory School 6211 E. Grand Ave.
Ann Richards Middle School 3831 N. Prairie Creek
Forum at Park Lane, Main 7831 Park Ln.
Forum at Park Lane, 2nd Floor 7831 Park Ln.
Tom Thumb #3570 (Grocery) 7331 Gaston Ave. #130
Forum at Park Lane – Skilled Nursing, 1st Floor 7827 Park Ln.
Forum at Park Lane – Skilled Nursing, 2nd Floor 7827 Park Ln.
Forum at Park Lane – 3rd Floor 7831 Park Ln.
Rosemont Elementary School 719 N. Montclaire Ave.
Anatole (Jade Waters Bar & Grill) 2201 N. Stemmons Fwy.
Anatole Hotel – Concierge 25th Floor 2201 N. Stemmons Fwy.
Uplift Heights Preparatory, Secondary Campus 2806 Canada Dr.
Peak Preparatory Primary School 1474 Annex Ave.
Peak Preparatory Secondary School, Bldg. 1 4600 Bryan St. Bldg. 3
Peak Preparatory Secondary School, Bldg. 3 4600 Bryan St. Bldg. 1
Legacy Midtown Park 8240 Manderville Ln.
Providence Christian School 5002 W. Lovers Ln.
Legacy Midtown Park, 2nd Floor 8280 Manderville Ln.
The Legacy Midtown Park, Bldg. B 8260 Manderville Ln.
The Legacy Midtown Park, 1st Floor 8280 Manderville Ln.
The Legacy Midtown Park, 3rd Floor 8280 Manderville Ln.
Homewood Restaurant, Inside Bar 4002 Oak Lawn Ave.
Knight Elementary School 2615 Anson Ave.
Nuchoice Foods 4569 S. Westmoreland Rd.
Thelma Richardson Elementary School 7203 Bruton Rd.
Townview Magnet High School 1201 E. Eighth St.
The Riparian Grille Bar – Embassy Suites 13131 N. Central Expy.
Lumin East Dallas Community School 924 Wayne St.
Pavilion Cafe Children’s Health Specialty Center Dallas Campus 2350 N. Stemmons Fwy.
Whole Foods Market, Kitchen 8190 Park Ln. #351
Whole Foods Market, Bakery 8190 Park Ln. #351
Whole Foods Market, Hot Bar 8190 Park Ln. #351
Whole Foods Market, Cheese – Wine 8190 Park Ln. #351
Whole Foods Market, Grocery – Seafood 8190 Park Ln. #351
Whole Foods Market, Meat Smokehouse 8190 Park Ln. #351
Whole Foods Market, Coffee/Juice Bar 8190 Park Ln. #351
St. John’s Episcopal School 848 Harter Rd.
Multiple Careers Magnet Center 4528 Rusk Ave.
St. Mary of Carmel School 1716 Singleton Blvd.
Ignite Middle School 2211 Caddo St.
Northlake Elementary School 10059 Ravensway Dr.
Forestridge Elementary School 10330 Bunchberry Dr.
Lumin Lindsley Park Community School 7130 Lindsley Ave.
Northwood Employee Lunchroom 6315 Alpha Rd.
Northwood Club Main Bar 6524 Alpha Rd.
Northwood ClubFitness Facility 6524 Alpha Rd.
Haute Sweets Hillcrest Village 6959 Arapaho Rd. 106
Antojitos Cafe Mini Store 509 N. Gilpin Ave.
AFC Sushi 1441 N. Beckley Ave.
Snap Kitchen 2222 McKinney Ave. #110
Nova Academy 2800 Prichard Ln.
J. L. Long Middle School 6116 Reiger Ave.
Tom Thumb #2642 Starbucks 5809 E. Lovers Ln.
Uplift White Rock Hills Preparatory School 7370 Valley Glen Dr.


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