These 17 restaurants in and around Bradenton aced their Florida health inspections

James A. Jones Jr./jajones1@bradenton.com
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The Bradenton Herald regularly reports on local restaurants that don’t pass inspection by the Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation or otherwise raise concern due to food safety and cleanliness issues.

But over the past several years, readers have frequently asked to know which restaurants have done well during inspectors’ visits, too.

Passing inspection without flaw is no easy feat. Florida bases its inspection standards on the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s Food Code, which contains many, many possible violations. These Bradenton-area restaurants did more than pass their regular state inspection — they aced it.

Here are the restaurants and other food businesses that recently got perfect marks (no violations) or near-perfect marks (only a few minor violations) in Manatee County. These inspections were conducted between June 15 and July 1, 2022.

Bamboozer Food Truck, 313 12th St. W., Bradenton (mobile food business). (No violations)

Big Dogg BBQ LLC, 2910 63rd Ave. E., Bradenton (mobile food business). (No violations)

Bigguns’ Smoked BBQ, 740-361-2536 (mobile food business)

Camacho’s Best Tacos, 1714 14th St. W., Bradenton (mobile food business). (No violations)

Camacho’s Best Tacos, 1714 14th St. W., Bradenton (restaurant)

Carmen’s Italian Cafe, 515 27th St. E. # 9 & 10, Bradenton

Château 13, 535 13th St. W., Bradenton (No violations)

Los Chiludos Fresh Mexican Grill, 3232 E. Bay Dr., Holmes Beach

Curuvian, 3110 59th Dr. E., Bradenton (mobile food business). (No violations)

Dona Betty Tacos, 5510 14th St W, Bradenton (mobile food business)

Jiggs Landing Outpost, 6106 63rd St. E., Bradenton

The Lake Club Grande Clubhouse, 15804 Clearlake Ave., Lakewood Ranch (No violations)

Livingston’s Billiards, 4828 14th St. W., Bradenton

Outback Steakhouse, 4510 S.R. 64, Bradenton

Pizza Hut, 3132 53rd Ave. E., Bradenton

T&L BAR-B-Q and Soul Food Catering, 2416 Ninth St. E., Bradenton (No violations)

Taqueria Dominguez, 1218 Ninth St. W., Bradenton (mobile food business)

Restaurants in Florida are licensed and routinely inspected by the Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation. Diners can report health and cleanliness issues at a restaurant anywhere in the state by filing a complaint with the agency.