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Old Hickory House Flunks Health Inspection

Patch rounds up some recent health inspection scores for restaurants in and around the Dunwoody community.


Here are some recent health inspection scores performed by the DeKalb County Board of Health for restaurants in our community. Readers can click on the score to see the actual report:

Chick-Fil-A
5925 Roswell Road
Date: 9/11/12
Score: 95

McDonald's
6560 Powers Ferry Road
Date: 8/27/12
Score: 94

Nancy G's Cafe
4920 Roswell Road
Date: 8/27/12
Score: 91

Old Hickory House
5490 Chamblee Dunwoody Road
Date: 9/18/12
Score: 63

Sushi Mio Japanese Restaurant
6125 Roswell Road
Date: 8/27/12
Score: 100

(A food service establishment that is graded as a “U” and does not earn at least a grade “C” within 10 days of receiving the “U” will be requested to voluntarily close until all violations are corrected and/or have enforcement action taken to suspend or revoke the food service permit.)

Alan September 21, 2012 at 02:26 PM
Disgusting. Mind you, I have eaten my share of meals at Hickory House over the years, but lets all admit it. This place is a dump. It needs a MAJOR renovation. They may be avoiding a mass food poisoning issue by deep frying and/or cooking the heck out of a lot of the food they serve but these issues will catch up to them and there will be a health issue. They need to invest now, rejuvinate their business, and avoid a potentially dangerous breakout or they can continue to operate as is and then close down when "the Big One" hits. I hope they choose correctly. I would actually like to patronize their business again in the future.
Adrienne Duncan September 21, 2012 at 05:58 PM
Food for thought (no pun intended) we could always drop a dime on "Kitchen Nightmares" or "Restaurant: Impossible" production companies. Dunwoody wants more filming in town, let's open it up to reality shows and kill several birds with one stone. (I kid, I kid... long week, I'm punchy.)
jimmie September 21, 2012 at 08:26 PM
And the waitresses have had HORRIBLE dispositions of late...
Kathy Beiermann September 22, 2012 at 01:36 PM
Go behind to the Dunwoody Tavern for a great meal!
alexandra September 22, 2012 at 03:16 PM
I'm not shocked. We use to go there a great deal for breakfast. But with the dirty bathrooms, the servers either being rude (tall male) or scattered brained and leaving there with a horrible stomach ache, we have not been back. We thought the food was good, but they need to clean up EVERYTHING!!! And get some servers that are pleasant and focused! Or that place will get shut down.
Ron Dowling September 22, 2012 at 06:17 PM
HH was busier than a stomach pump in a gastrointestinal lab today.
jimmie September 23, 2012 at 01:13 AM
HH = gastro lab business...
Bev Wingate September 23, 2012 at 10:08 PM
OHH in Dunwoody has been going down hill for some time. Most of us had hoped they would voluntarily remodel and provide the quality restaurant and service we so badly need. Obviously, they do not respect their customers or care about improving their restaurant. A check of past scores shows they do little to improve poor ratings. They fill a niche we sorely need and I hope they will respond immediately and positively. We won't be back until they do.

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