Roaches, flies reported at popular DeKalb seafood joint

Several area churches will start to host fish fries beginning Friday.
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Several area churches will start to host fish fries beginning Friday.

A popular Stone Mountain-area seafood restaurant failed its recent health inspection after an official reported finding roaches and flies in the kitchen.

Red Snapper, located at 1131 North Hairston Road, received a 69/U on the inspection Wednesday, according to the inspector's report.

Manager Tony Awwad told The Atlanta Journal-Constitution the restaurant is working to fix the problems.

"Hopefully on the next inspection won’t be a 69, it’ll be in the 90s,” he said Thursday.

He guaranteed the next inspection, expected to be conducted in the next 10 days, will be an improvement.

The restaurant received an 81 on its inspection in March, and a 78 a month earlier.

“Every store has issues," Awwad said, adding that Red Snapper has already been spraying for insects each month. "We’re on top of it.”

In addition to the insects near a kitchen sink, the inspector noted food storage issues and that the hand-washing sink didn't have soap.

The stove top had old French fries under the grate.

Red Snapper

1131 North Hairston Road

Stone Mountain, GA 30083

Score: 69/U

Read the full report here.

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