Don’t think of clean eating as just a trendy diet. The places you eat should prepare your food correctly on clean surfaces — even more so during the coronavirus pandemic. We analyzed restaurant inspection scores from ZIP codes 75218, 75231, 75238 and 75243 to see how many restaurants didn’t make the grade. To see specific grades at your favorite restaurants, check out the Food Inspection Scores database on the City of Dallas website.


100:  Perfect scores.

100–80:  Total passed inspections.
Perfect Scores: 77
Total Passed: 515

79–70:  Required follow-up inspection within 30 days.
30-Day Follow‑Up Inspections: 1

69–60:  Required follow-up inspection within 10 days.
10-Day Follow‑Up Inspections: 0

Food inspection scores for some of Lake Highlands’ favorite restaurants:

100 Lilly’s Cafe

100 Jake’s

100 Chiloso Mexican Bistro

100 RM 1220 Bistro

97 Taco Joint

97 Cedar & Vine

92 Mi Cocina

87 Sheba’s Ethiopian Kitchen

80 Norma’s Cafe

80 Barbec’s Restaurant

71 Hong Kong Che