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Perfect restaurant inspections: See the 131 South Florida eateries on the list for January

An assortment of smoked meats from Fat Boyz Barbecue. The Fort Lauderdale location had a perfect inspection in January 2024. (John McCall / South Florida ֱ)
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An assortment of smoked meats from Fat Boyz Barbecue. The Fort Lauderdale location had a perfect inspection in January 2024. (John McCall / South Florida ֱ)
Phillip Valys, ֱ reporter.
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We don’t award letter grades for restaurant cleanliness in South Florida, but these eateries get recognition for starting out the new year by acing their state inspections.

These “gold-star” restaurants made the January 2024 list because not one violation — minor, intermediate or high-priority — was red-flagged at the time of the surprise visit from Florida safety and sanitation inspectors. Eateries typically are inspected at random every six months to a year.

In January, 85 Broward County restaurants earned perfect scores. In Palm Beach County, 46 restaurants passed their inspections without a single incident.

Note: The restaurants included below have been sorted by city, and those without physical addresses on the inspection reports have been trimmed from the list. Food and drink concessionaires, professional caterers, event planners — any purveyor that’s not a restaurant, food truck, flea market or food hall vendor — are also excluded from the roundup.

If your city isn’t listed, either no restaurants were inspected that month, or none earned perfect scores.

Also keep in mind: The South Florida ֱ does not inspect restaurants, but rather sourced these reports from the Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation — and only in Broward and Palm Beach counties.

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