Chez Fonfon, Daniel George, Green Acres on 4th Avenue earn 95 + food service scores in October

Green Acres
Green Acres on Historic 4th Avenue. (Pat Byington/Bham Now)

Several Birmingham-area restaurants—including Chez Fonfon in the Five Points South Entertainment District, Mountain Brook’s Daniel George Restaurant and Green Acres on Historic 4th Avenue downtown received 95 and above on their food service scores this past October .

Since 2018, Bham Now has reported the Jefferson County Department of Health restaurant food service scores each month. Over 100 local establishments that handle and serve food are inspected by the health department, including: 

  • Restaurants
  • Schools
  • Nursing homes,
  • Daycare centers
  • Hospitals
  • Grocery stores
  • Concession stands

Food service inspection scores are updated regularly on the Jefferson County Department of Health website

Featured Restaurants

Chez Fonfon – 98

Chez Fonfon
Chez Fonfon (Bham Now)

As we anxiously await the reopening of the James Beard award winning  Highlands Bar and Grill (who scored a 100 on their food service score this October), don’t forget you can still enjoy Frank Stitt’s Chez Fonfon next door. We recommend the burger on the menu., According to the Daily Meal, it’s the best in Alabama.

Bite in Tarrant – 96

Bite Cafe. (Nathan Watson / Bham Now)

Bham Now’s own Nathan Watson featured Bite when it first opened last April in Tarrant. This local eatery has an eclectic menu that includes pizzas, burgers, wraps, tacos and smoothies. 

Green Acres on Historic 4th Avenue – 96

Green Acres
Green Acres on Historic 4th Avenue. (Pat Byington/Bham Now)

If you are looking for a place to eat near the Birmingham Civil Rights Monument and the newly opened Alabama Jazz Hall of Fame (which is reopening soon), we highly recommend visiting Green Acres in Historic 4th Avenue District. Our favorite item — the okra.

Rest of the Honor Roll

A-Train Station
(A-Train Station / Facebook)

Clean Eatz – 99

A-Train Station – 96

Kourtney’s Hot Dogs – 100

Urban Cafe – 99

Birmingham Brewhouse at the Airport – 97

True Story Brewing – 98

Daniel George – 96

Boston Fish Supreme – 95

Joyful Food Co. – 99

Learn More

Birmingham, Jefferson County Department of Health
Jefferson County Department of Health. (Pat Byington/Bham Now)

Visit Jefferson County Department of Health’s Food Service website for the latest scores. Food service inspections help keep us all safe. Bookmark the page and stay tuned for our monthly 95+ stories.

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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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