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DIRTY DINING: Suburban Delray Beach restaurant temporarily closed for rodents, insects

Posted at 7:02 AM, Nov 28, 2018
and last updated 2018-11-28 14:24:10-05

A restaurant in western Delray Beach is on this week's dirty dining list.

State inspectors on Nov. 20 say they found employees touching ready to eat food with their bare hands at the Bagel Tree Restaurant located at 6580 W Atlantic Ave.


More than 35 dry rodent droppings and about 15 fresh rodent droppings were found underneath a bread shelf by the water heater at a bagel station. Fresh rodent droppings were also found beneath a dry storage shelf.

Live, small flying insects were found in the kitchen and food preparation area.  The restaurant was cited for nine high-priority violations.

The restaurant has since reopened after a temporarily closure.

Full Nov. 20 inspection report: