Food Safety is more important than ever! News Headlines tell the story everyday. Public concern about food safety has never been greater. Each highly publicized incident of food borne illness deals a blow to the public’s confidence in the industry.
The South Padre Island Chamber of Commerce is proud of its membership and created the 5 Star Club to showcase Chamber Member Restaurants, and other Chamber Members that serve food to the public, who score a 90 or above on the City’s Environmental Health Services Department Inspection Report Card.
Each week the City of South Padre Island Environmental Health Services Department conducts unannounced inspections on businesses serving food to the public to ensure they are following safe food handling procedures. Local laws regulate specific items the inspectors look for, but, in general, inspectors check that safeguards are in place to protect food from contamination by food handlers, cross-contamination and contamination from other sources in the restaurant.
Inspectors check for compliance in food handling, food temperature, personal hygiene and vermin control. Each violation of a regulation results in points deducted and at the end of the inspection, the inspector calculates the score.
Congratulations to our Members included in the 5 Star Club!
The following Chamber Members are in the order of their inspection date beginning in January 2020.
2019 5 Star Club Members
The following Chamber Members are in the order of their inspection date beginning in January 2019
Barry's Tacos & Margaritas (Hilton Beach Resort)
LongBoard Bar & Grill
Isla Grand Grill
Isla Grand Quarterdeck
Isla Grand Coffee Hut
Isla Grand WindJammers
Liam's Steakhouse & Oyster Bar
Sea Ranch Restaurant
Padre South Hotel
Russo's New York Pizzeria
Las Olas at Peninsula
Whiskey Shack at Isla Grand
Russo's New York Pizzeria
Lone Star Meats
LaCopa Inn Beachfront Hotel - Breakfast
LaCopa Inn Beachfront Hotel - Bar & Grill
LaCopa Inn Beachfront Hotel - Starbucks
Longboard Bar & Grill
La Quinta Inn & Suites Beach Resort
La Quinta Lookout Bar & Refuge
Padre Island Brewing Co.
Hilton Garden Inn Beach Resort
Super 8 Motel
Tom & Jerry's Beach Club Bar & Grill
Schlitterbahn Beach Waterpark Facilities*
*Icee Hut & Taqueria
*North Beach Bar & Grill
Gabriella's Italian Grill & Pizzeria
Lobo Del Mar
La Palapa at Bridgepoint
Kelly's Irish Pub
Clayton's Beach Bar & Grill
Blue Marlin Supermarket
F & B Restaurant
Blue Bay Inn & Suites
Cafe on the Beach
Palapa Bar at Beach Resort
Seaside Bar & Grill at Beach Resort
Courtyard by Marriott
Bar Louie at Courtyard by Marriott