The Bradenton Herald regularly reports on local restaurants that don’t pass inspection by the Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation or otherwise raise concern due to food safety and cleanliness issues.
But over the past several years, readers have frequently asked which restaurants have done well during inspectors’ visits, too.
Passing inspection without flaw is no easy feat. Florida bases its inspection standards on the US Food and Drug Administration’s Food Code, which contains many, many possible violations. These Bradenton-area restaurants did more than pass their regular state inspection — they aced it.
Here are the restaurants and other food businesses that recently got perfect marks (no violations) or near-perfect marks (only a few minor violations) in Manatee County. These inspections were conducted between November 7-22, 2022.
AMC Bradenton 20, 2507 53rd Ave. E., Bradenton
Bigg Dogg BBQ LLC, 2910 63rd Ave. E., Bradenton
Buffalo Wild Wings, 4120 14th St. W., Bradenton
BurgerFi11563 SR 70 E., Bradenton (No violations)
Chipotle Mexican Grill11715 SR 70 E., Lakewood Ranch (No violations)
Culver’s4714 SR 64 E., Bradenton
Froggy’s Caribbean BBQ, 2525 27th St. E., Bradenton (Mobile food business) (No violations)
J&J Barbecue, 2505 Manatee Ave. E., Bradenton (Catering services)
Main Street Trattoria8131 Lakewood Main St., Lakewood Ranch
Super 8, 5218 17th St. E., Ellenton (No violations)
El Taco Loco, 6103 28th St. E., Bradenton (Mobile food business) (No violations)
Tacos Bertha, 2608 Ninth St. W., Bradenton (Food truck) (No violations)
Tandoor Fine Indian Cuisine8453 Cooper Creek Blvd., Bradenton
La Tentacion del Sabor, 639 10th St. E., Palmetto (Mobile food business) (No violations)
Wendy’s11727 Sr. 70 E., Bradenton
Restaurants in Florida are licensed and routinely inspected by the Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation. Diners can report health and cleanliness issues at a restaurant anywhere in the state by filing a complaint with the agency.