22 restaurants, food trucks get near-perfect health inspections in Bradenton area
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 readers have frequently asked which restaurants have done well during inspectors’ visits, too, and we agree they deserve a shout out.
Passing inspection without flaw is no easy feat. Florida bases its inspection standards on the U.S. 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 Feb. 27-March 18, 2023.
Arby’s, 3608 First St., Bradenton
Birdrock Taco Shack, 1213 13th Ave. W., Bradenton
The Canopy Bistro+Bar, 3503 U.S. 301, Ellenton
Checkers, 8357 N. Lockwood Ridge Road, Sarasota
Corwin’s Ice Cream and Smoothies, 1000 Barcarrota Ave., Bradenton (No violations)
Duffy’s Tavern, Bar, and Grill, 5808 Marina Dr., Holmes Beach
Filhas Da Mãe, 3413 Cortez Road W., Bradenton (Mobile food business) (No violations)
Froggy’s Caribbean BBQ, 2525 27th St. E., Bradenton
gRub Tropical BBQ, 415 Pine Ave., Anna Maria
Horns, Fins & Feathers, 7116 85th St. Court E., Bradenton (Food truck) (No violations)
La Perrada del Ray, 3612 Cortez Road W., Bradenton (Food trailer) (No violations)
N.Y. Italian Sausage, 7506 279 Street E., Myakka City (Food trailer) (No violations)
Outback Steakhouse, 4510 S.R. 64, Bradenton
Poppo’s Taqueria Catering, 5942 34th St. W. #106, Bradenton
Sailfish Bar & Grille, 8830 Barrier Coast Trail, Parrish (at Del Webb BayView Active Adult Community)
Tim’s Gourmet Pizza, 1035 26th Ave. E., Bradenton (Mobile food business)
Tito’s Latin Cuisine, 3413 Cortez Road, Bradenton (Mobile food business) (No violations)
Tyler’s Homemade Ice Cream, 11904 Cortez Road W., Cortez
Vinny’s Italian Kitchen, 5337 Gulf Dr., Holmes Beach
Wendy’s, 606 10th St. W., Palmetto
Wendy’s, 5100 Cortez Rd. W., Bradenton
Worthington on Lovelee Lake, 4815 17th St. E., Ellenton (Event venue)
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.