Green Acres, Galley & Garden, Carrigan’s received 95 and above food service scores in June

Green Acres Restaurant
Green Acres in Irondale. Photo by Pat Byington for Bham Now

Several Birmingham area food service establishments, including Green Acres in Irondale, Galley & Garden on Highland Avenue,  Urban Standard on 2nd Avenue North and Carrigan’s Public House on Morris Avenue received 95 and above on their health inspection scores over the past 30 days.

As a public service, Bham Now publishes monthly Jefferson County Department of Health restaurant inspection scores and profiles local places that were scored in the past month.

How are the inspections conducted?

According to the Jefferson County Department of Health, the agency, “regularly inspects establishments in Jefferson County where food is prepared or sold for human consumption. Two type of inspections, scored and alternative (non-scored), are performed throughout the year.”

Birmingham, Jefferson County Department of Health
Jefferson County Department of Health

The food service inspection scores are updated regularly on the Jefferson County Department of Health website. In this food service inspection edition, the scores were received after June 1st. Here are our featured establishments for this month.

Green Acres in Irondale -98

View of Green Acres from highway
Green Acres in Irondale. Photo by Pat Byington for Bham Now

Founded in 1958, Green Acres has 5 locations throughout Birmingham. If you are looking for bona-fide southern fried food –  this is the place. Along with the restaurant in Irondale off Crestwood Blvd. there are Green Acres restaurants in Hueytown, Ensley, Downtown and East Lake. A genuine Birmingham original – don’t forget to sample their fried green tomatoes.

Holler and Dash – 97

Holler and Dash – Slow Down to Keep Up from Holler & Dash on Vimeo.

If you love biscuits and want to have a place that is comfortable to meet friends or business associates in the morning or in the early afternoon Holler & Dash in Homewood is the perfect place.


Urban Standard – 96

Urban Standard Birmingham Alabama
Urban Standard on 2nd Avenue North. Photo by Pat Byington for Bham Now

Remember when Urban Standard was closed for months after a fire in 2017? The community truly felt the temporary loss.  Birmingham missed Urban Standard and we all rallied to help get her back and running. Fortunately, Urban Standard is back – better than ever – with great food, coffee and a beloved staff.

Galley and Garden – 95

Galley and Garden Birmingham
Galley and Garden on Birmingham’s Southside. Photo by Pat Byington for Bham Now

Earlier this year, Galley and Garden was recognized as the  “Best Easter Brunch in Alabama” by Delish.  But did you know Galley and Garden was named to Wine Enthusiasts top 100 Wine Restaurants in America?

Carrigan’s Public House – 95

Birmingham, Carrigan's Public House & Oyster Bar, Carrigan's restaurant, Valentine's Day
Photo via Carrigan’s Public House

If you are looking for a diverse menu and a great place to hangout on Morris Avenue, we highly recommend Carrigan’s. One other bonus – their room upstairs is great for private events.

Additional places scoring 95 and above:

Real & Rosemary -95
Woodlawn Cycle – 96
Pies and Pints- 97
Lunch Box Express – 96
Sprout and Pour – 100


Visit Jefferson County Department of Health’s Food Service website for the latest scores.  These food service inspections are invaluable and help keep us all safe. It is our “right to know.”

Pat Byington
Pat Byington

Longtime conservationist. Former Executive Director at the Alabama Environmental Council and Wild South. Publisher of the Bama Environmental News for more than 18 years. Career highlights include playing an active role in the creation of Alabama's Forever Wild program, Little River Canyon National Preserve, Dugger Mountain Wilderness, preservation of special places throughout the East through the Wilderness Society and the strengthening (making more stringent) the state of Alabama's cancer risk and mercury standards.

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