A-Train Station, Tortugas Pizza, Davenport’s earn 95 + food service scores in November

A-Train West End Mural (Nathan Watson/Bham Now)

Several Birmingham-area restaurants—including A-Train Station on Birmingham’s West End, Mountain Brook’s Davenport Pizza Palace and Tortugas Pizza across from Regions Field received 95 and above on their food service scores this past November .

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

A-Train Station – 98

A-Train Station owners Careese Agee and Anthony Harris (Nathan Watson/Bham Now)

Winner of the Bham Now’s 2022 Nowie Award for Best Food Truck — A-Train Station opened its first brick and mortar location this fall. The new restaurant has added a few menu items including a catfish and shrimp basket. 

Perry’s Steakhouse and Grille – 95

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Perry’s Famous 7-Finger Pork Chop. (Perry’s Steakhouse and Grille)

Looking for a place to have an unforgettable New Year’s Eve meal? Perry’s Steakhouse and Grille made Bham Now’s latest list of 5 restaurants you need to make your reservation today. A bonus: Perry’s offers more than steak, including their famous pork chop or salmon.

Davenport’s Pizza Palace – 95

Davenport's Pizza building
Davenport’s Pizza Palace in Mountain Brook( Pat Byington/ Bham Now)

A Birmingham original, Davenport’s in Mountain Brook was established in 1964 before there were  pizza joints on every corner. In fact, Davenport’s was one of the first in the community.  Best thing about  Davenport’s? Their menu is very simple. Pizza and salads. They do both very well.

Rest of the Honor Roll

Saturn on 41st Street in the new Avondale Entertainment District. (Pat Byington/Bham Now)

Front Porch at Ross Bridge – 98

Satellite – Birmingham  – 98

City Bowls – Vestavia Hills – 97

DZire Bar and Lounge – 100

Magic Muffin – 98

Rusty’s BBQ – 97

East 59 Cafe – 96

Rock and Roll Sushi – 99

Punch Love Coffee – 100

Snapper Grabber – 96

J&R Bar and Grill – 95

Real and Rosemary – Crestline –  96

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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