Some local restaurants received high scores and one perfect score was rewarded, while several chain restaurants fell short in their last inspection. Only one restaurant currently in unsatisfactory condition, however.
High scores included Bar-L Barbecue in Rockmart, with a 98, Classic Grill of Rockmart with a 99, and Rockmart’s Slate Market Grill at 99. Cedartown’s Dairy Queen received a 98. The Dairy Queen in Rockmart was inspected in July and received an 83.
El Nopal, a popular restaurant in both Cedartown and Rockmart, scored A’s, with the Rockmart location receiving a 99 and the Cedartown location receiving a 90.
The only unsatisfactory rating was for Frankie’s Italian, on East Church St. in Rockmart, which received a 69. Johnny’s Pizza in Rockmart—a favorite among locals, saw a low 79.
A perfect score was awarded to Moore’s soda fountain, located on Main St. in Cedartown.
McDonalds of Rockmart scored a low 79, while the Cedartown location received a 93 rating. The local Pizza Huts received a 74 for Rockmart and an 87 for Cedartown, while the Waffle Houses varied by thirteen point as Rockmart received a95 and Cedartown an 82.
According to the department’s website, each facility is required to receive an unannounced inspection at least twice annually. Inspections are conducted by a qualified Environmental Health Specialist according to the Rules and Regulations for operating a food service set forth by the State of Georgia (Chapter 290-5-14).
For a complete listing of Polk County’s restaurants, hotels and schools, along with their most recent scores, click here.