Several Birmingham-area restaurants—including Alpha Charlie Grill near the airport, Guiseppe’s at UAB and Mr. Chen’s Authentic Chinese Restaurant in Homewood —received 95 and above on their food service scores this past January.
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:
- Nursing homes,
- Daycare centers
- Grocery stores
- Concession stands
Food service inspection scores are updated regularly on the Jefferson County Department of Health website.
Who made the local restaurant honor roll in January? Here are some notable local establishments:
Alpha Charlie Grill – 100
Located on East Lake Boulevard across from the Birmingham Shuttlesworth International Airport, Alpha Charlie has the best views of planes arriving and departing the Magic City. And the food? You’ve got some of the best burgers in town. Another bonus – the interior of Alpha Charlie, from the paneling to the tables and chairs, are made from old airplane parts.
Giuseppe’s Cafe – 98
A Birmingham favorite for over 20 years, Giuseppe’s is one of the best places to go in The Magic City for Italian fare, with calzones, pizzas and pastas you’ll remember long after you’ve eaten them. It’s also a regular on our list of restaurants with 95+ food service scores.
Birmingham Breadworks – 98
If you are looking for fresh— “out of this world bread”— Birmingham Breadworks in Lakeview is the place for you. My recommendation—try the pepper parmesan bread that is only sold on Saturdays. Beware, it usually sells out by noon. One other fun fact about BB – the Alabama Environmental Council has given them their highest rating for sustainability.
Rest of the Honor Roll
Crestline Bagel – Downtown Bham – 99
Crestline Bagel – Vestavia – 98
Mr. Chen’s Authentic Chinese Restaurant – 96
Slice – Lakeview – 98
Roadside BBQ -98
Pappadeaux Seafood Kitchen – Birmingham – 96
Koo’s Fish Market – 98
Domestique Panache – 99
Saw’s Soul Kitchen – 96
The Standard at the Pizitz – 99
Munchies on 5th – 98
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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