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Kitchen Cops: Long John Silver's earns third perfect score
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Posted at 4:48 PM, Jul 22, 2021
and last updated 2021-07-22 18:13:29-04

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — It's another perfect score for the Long John Silver's restaurant at 4831 Staples.

It's the restaurant's third perfect score, going along with other top marks in 2015 and 2017.

Congratulations to Sarah Rodriguez, the manager, and Hector Barrera.

And they've earned a Perfect score even though they don't have enough employees.

Everybody who is working here, many times, is asked to work a double-shift.

"We all do double time," Rodriguez said. "We all do doubles.

"We need at least a good six, seven more people."

Rodriguez adds those workers could expect to get 30 to 35 hours a week.

Thanks for keeping it clean and safe y'all.

Also earning Perfect scores tonight are:

  • S&J Bakery, 9618 Leopard.
  • The Chicken Shack, 11174 Up River Road.
  • THE Crawfish Shack, 5628 Williams, Robstown.
  • Long John Silver's 4831 Staples.

There are eight restaurants on tonight's A list with scores ranging from 91-96.
Inspectors found seven violations inside The Frontier Saloon at 9706 Leopard and gave them a score of 89.

Among the violations included open containers needed to store properly to prevent contamination.

The Railroad Seafood Station at 1214 Chaparral lost points due to 11 violations, including employees needing to wear hair restraints.

They earned a score of 87 from inspectors.

Here's a complete list of this week's scores from city/county health inspectors:


  • Pete’s Chicken-N-More, 4101 Port
  • Whataburger, 4510 Leopard


  • Arby’s, 4811 Staples, 4811 Staples
  • Frat House, 526 Staples
  • Origami Japanese Cuisine & Sushi Bar, 1220 Airline
  • Roosevelt’s, 200 CotterCotter


  • Krab Kingz located at 6410 Weber


  • El Caporal Mexican Restaurant located at 4450 Greenwood



Frontier Saloon, 9709 Leopard

Violations include:

  • Dirty ice machine
  • Open containers need to be stored properly to prevent contamination
  • Evidence of rodents
  • Store scoops properly
  • Dirty vents in walk-in cooler
  • Holes and ceiling titles need to be fixed
  • Trash can in woman’s restroom needs lid


The Railroad Seafood Station, 1214 Chaparral
Violations include:

  • Dirty ice machine
  • Food not stored properly
  • Employees need to wear hair restraints
  • Handwashing stations should be used for just handwashing
  • No eating allowed on prep line
  • Unapproved jewelry should not be worn
  • Store wiping cloths properly
  • Thaw food in approved manner
  • Store scoop handles properly
  • Label bulk items
  • Dirty floors in kitchen