RESTAURANT REPORT CARD: C and B grades recorded in Downtown Charleston week of Nov. 30-Dec. 6

CHARLESTON, SC (WCBD) — The Department of Health and Environmental Control gave 111 A grades from November 30-December 6.

To find them, click here, and search for A grades in Charleston County during those dates. You can also type in a specific restaurant.

During the same time period, there was one C grade in Downtown Charleston.

A DHEC inspector gave 5Church on N. Market Street a C grade.  Some of the violations include mold in the ice machine and cold foods stored warmer than the required 41 degrees, including the sauté cooler, with an ambient temperature above 50 degrees. One of the violations explains foods were not dated or were expired.

However, a new inspection was performed 24 hours later noted almost all of the violations were corrected. 5Church now has an A.

Park Café on Rutledge Avenue in Downtown Charleston now has an A grade, but on November 30 an inspector gave it a B. Violations included butter stored at room temperature and other cold foods warmer than 41 degrees.  The cooling units also weren’t maintaining the required temperature.

Another violation at Park Café on November 30 had to do with smoking meats, noting the outdoor smoking area does not comply with the regulation.

However, DHEC performed two more inspections on December 1 and December 5. All the violations were corrected, and the restaurant received back-to-back A’s.

Other B restaurants in Charleston County: Bagel Cafe on Folly Road, Blues Burger Joint on Folly Road, and Guadalajara II in North Charleston.

In Dorchester County, Summerville Country Club received a B recently.

There were also 3 B restaurants in Berkeley County: Howard’s Restaurant, which now has an A, Circle K on Redbank Road, and Bojangles in Summerville.

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