5 On Your Side

October & November Low-Scoring Restaurants

Posted November 29, 2007
Updated December 3, 2007

For the last month, 5 on Your Side featured Restaurants by Request – a segment where you told us what restaurants you wanted to hear about. Because of that, 5 on Your Side did not do it’s regular restaurant report. So 5 on Your Side compiled a list of restaurants that scored less than 90 (without bonus points) during those missed weeks.

They are arranged by date and county.

 

Week of Nov. 12 to Nov. 18

Wake County

East Village Bar & Grill
1 Dixie Trail, Raleigh
Score: 82 (Nov. 15)

Grand Asia Buffet
7371 Six Forks Rd., Raleigh
Score: 82.5 (Nov. 14)

Romano’s Macaroni Grill
740 E. Maynard Rd., Cary
Score: 83 +2 (Nov. 16)

El Dorado
990 High House Rd., Cary
Score: 86 (Nov. 15)

Vallarta
3177 Capital Blvd., Raleigh
Score: 88 + 2 (Nov. 15)

The Big Easy
222 Fayetteville St., Raleigh
Score: 88 +2

Torero’s Mexican Restaurant
1207-C Kildaire Farm Rd., Cary
Score: 88.5

Cumberland County

Real Grill BBQ
2024 Gillespie St., Fayetteville
Score: 80 (Nov. 13)

Ruby Tuesday
3608 Ramsey St., Fayetteville
Score: 89 (Nov. 15)

 

Week of Nov. 5 to Nov. 11

Wake County

McDonald's
2900 Wendell Blvd., Wendell
Score: 87.5 (Nov. 6)

Panera Bread
4325 Glenwood Ave., Raleigh (Crabtree Valley Mall)
Score: 83 +2 (Nov. 7)

Chili’s Grill & Bar
1388 Kildaire Farm Rd., Cary
Score: 86 +2 (Nov. 5)

Johnston County

Wendy’s
923 Johnston Pkwy., Kenly
Score: 88 +2 (Nov. 8)

Bob Evans
907 Venture Dr., Smithfield
Score: 88.5 +2 (Nov. 5)

Ruby Tuesday
65 Son Lan Parkway, Garner
Score: 89 +2 (Nov. 9)

 

Week of Oct. 29 to Nov. 4

Wake County

Barham’s Restaurant
122 N. Arendell Ave., Zebulon
Score: 89 (Oct. 31)

Milano’s Pizza
186 Wakelon St. ., Zebulon
Score: 87 (Oct. 31)

Jumbo China #5
6108 Falls of Neuse Rd., Raleigh
Score: 88 +2 (re-inspection, Nov. 2)

Sushi & Thai
2434 Wycliff Rd. Raleigh
Score: 82 (re-inspection, Oct. 31)

Wang’s Kitchen
1030-109 N Rogers Ln., Raleigh
Score: 88 (Nov. 1)

Cumberland County

Munchies Restaurant
8200 Cliffdale Rd., Fayetteville
Score: 85.5 (Nov. 1)

Orange County

Gumby’s Pizza
306A W. Franklin St., Chapel Hill
Score: 87.5 (Oct. 30)

 

Week of Oct. 22 to Oct. 28

Wake County

Abbey Road Tavern & Grill
1195 W. Chatham St., Cary
Score: 87 (Oct. 24)

Good Taste Chinese Restaurant
532 W. Gannon Ave., Zebulon
Score 85.5 (re-inspection, Oct. 24)

Village Draft House
428 Daniels St., Raleigh (Cameron Village)
Score: 88 +2 (Oct. 23)

Johnston County

Lone Star
13049 Hwy. 70 W., Clayton
Score: 89.5 +2 (Oct. 25)

 

Week of Oct. 15 to Oct. 21

Wake County

1853 Grille
1025 Blue Ridge Rd., Raleigh
Score: 87 +2 (Oct. 17)

Good Taste Chinese Restaurant
532 W. Gannon Ave., Zebulon
Score: 82 (Oct. 17)

Helios Coffee Company
413 Glenwood Ave., Raleigh
Score: 89.5 (Oct. 17)

Sushi & Thai
2434 Wycliffe Rd., Raleigh
Score: 82 (Oct. 19)

Heritage of Raleigh Food Service
1200 Carlos Dr., Raleigh
Score: 88 +2 (Oct. 17)

Durham County

9 N 9 Vietnamese Cuisine
2945 S. Miami Blvd., Suite 102, Durham
Score: 88 (Oct. 17)

 

Week of Oct. 14 to Oct. 20

Cumberland County

Mandarin Wok
247 Skyland Shopping Ctr., Spring Lake
Score: 81.5 (Oct. 16)

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  • huntgage Dec 5, 2007

    NOTE TO SELF.......NO EATING OUT WHILE VISITING THE RALEIGH AREA!

  • Lyle Dec 3, 2007

    I think I'm most confused about the chain(franchised) restauranants........Chili's, McDonald's, Panera, etc. What is big daddy thinking? Get those area managers BUSY!

  • Gab Dec 3, 2007

    I think we'd be shocked by what goes on in MOST kitchens, not just the low scorers; eating out is risk no matter where you go.

  • doodad Dec 3, 2007

    A lot of asian resturants on here.

    This is one reason why eat at home.

  • Halyard Dec 2, 2007

    Thanks for doing this!

  • lolly Dec 2, 2007

    /* Lolly feels queasy */

    I have eaten at a couple of the ones on the list.

    Thanks WRAL. This is a real public service!!!!

  • Made In USA Dec 2, 2007

    Great info to lay eyes on! This certainly has an impact to force these places to clean up their business. Thanks.

  • gopanthers Dec 1, 2007

    We we're just talking about that Grand Asian Buffet the other day and possibly trying it. Thank you WRAL for the reporting. Grand Asian Buffet??? NOT! Atleast until they improve on the score and maintain it for awhile.