Comments are taken directly from the latest Thurston County inspection reports, which are available at each food establishment and at the Thurston County Environmental Health Office. For questions concerning these reports, contact the health office at 360-867-2667.
Additional restaurant inspections, as well as restaurant inspections for the previous six months, can be found in our online database at theolympian.com/news/databases/article25318366.html.
Reading inspection scores:
▪ Attention should be given to the type of violation (red versus blue) and whether the restaurant has a history of red violations or repeat violations.
▪ Red violations are those most likely to cause food-borne illness and must be corrected immediately if feasible or according to a compliance schedule established by the health officer. Example: Not keeping food at the right temperature.
▪ Blue violations relate to the overall cleanliness and condition of operation and must be corrected according to a compliance schedule established by the health officer. Example: A worn floor that needs replacing.
1675 Marine Drive NE, Olympia
Dec. 1: Routine check (0 red; 10 blue)
Comments: Blue — Sanitizer dispenser providing sanitizer too strong. Dishwasher not providing sanitizer during rinse.
5th on 4th Sandwich Shop
926 Fourth Ave. E, Olympia
Dec. 2: Routine check (5 red; 0 blue)
Comments: Red — Some foodhandler cards were expired.
1615 State St. NE, Olympia
Dec. 3: Routine check (0 red; 0 blue)
South Bay Pub & Eatery
3323 South Bay Road, Olympia
Dec. 3: Routine check (0 red; 5 blue)
Comments: Blue — Contact sanitizer for kitchen not prepared.
728 Fourth Ave., Olympia
Dec. 4: Routine check (0 red; 5 blue)
Comments: Blue — Contact sanitizer not prepared.
Bayview Market Place
516 Fourth Ave. W, Olympia
Dec. 4: Routine check (0 red; 0 blue)
South Bay Dickersons
619 Legion Way, Olympia
Dec. 8: Routine check (0 red; 3 blue)
Comments: Blue — Repair or replace self-closing devices on restroom doors.
715 Plum St., Olympia
Dec. 9: Routine check (30 red; 0 blue)
Comments: Red — Some foodhandler cards are expired. Wrapped breakfast burritos stored outside of refrigerator. Items were between 58-60 degrees.
320 Fourth Ave. W, Olympia
Dec. 9: Routine check (5 red; 8 blue)
Comments: Red — Refried beans in hot holding were at 130 degrees. Must be 130 degrees or above. Blue — Refrigerator door surfaces and handles have grime accumulation. Packages of crab meat stored above cases of pepper, celery, broccoli. Raw meats must be stored below ready-to-eat foods.
903 Rogers St. NW, Olympia
Dec. 2: Routine check (20 red; 5 blue)
Comments: Red — Sliced carne asada can be cooked to order, but a customer advisory is required on the menu. On cook’s open-top cooler near grill, pan of diced lettuce was double-panned and was at 48 degrees. Cold holding/storage must be 41 degrees or colder. At least two workers on the schedule have no foodhandler card on file. Blue — Box of paper sheets near freezer used for frying bacon in oven is being stored directly on floor.