Several Birmingham area restaurants, including BOCCA Ristorante on 2nd Avenue Downtown, Uptown Cantina in the Uptown Entertainment District and Yo Chef Surf and Turf Smokehouse off Findley Boulevard received 95 and above on their food service scores in September to mid-October 2021.
Food Service Scores
As a public service, since 2018, Bham Now has reported monthly Jefferson County Department of Health restaurant scores. In September and October, over 100 local establishments that handle and serve food were inspected by the health department. These places include: restaurants, schools, nursing homes, daycare centers, hospitals, grocery stores and concession stands.
Food service inspection scores are updated regularly on the Jefferson County Department of Health website. The database is easy to access and it goes back several years. We estimate approximately 10-15% of the restaurant inspections score 95 or above, while most local school cafeterias, for example, tend to score 95 or above.
Who made the local restaurant honor roll this month? Here are some notable local establishments:
BOCCA Ristorante – 98
Uptown Cantina – 96
Opened almost simultaneously with the new Protective Stadium, this new Fresh-Mex restaurant is a great addition to the Uptown Entertainment District. You’ll love the food — and the atmosphere, especially the rooftop bar.
Located right off Findley Boulevard near the Alabama’s Farmers Market, Yo Chef has perhaps one of the most diverse menus in the Magic City. Check it out! They have got tacos and tamales — plus high end entrees such as Lamb Chops and ribeye steak and salmon. Check out the menu – HERE.
Additional 95 and above scores:
Basil Thai Kitchen – 96
Oh Yes Wings! – 99
Sugar Daddy’s BBQ – 98
Tasty J’s Food Truck – 97
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.Check out our local business directory featuring over 700 restaurants, bars and businesses offering deals, curbside delivery and more.