Comments are taken from the latest Thurston County inspection reports, which are available at each food establishment and at the Thurston County Environmental Health Office. For questions, 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.
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.
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▪ 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.
Meconi’s Italian Subs
2527 Marvin Road NE, Lacey
April 4: Routine check (0 red; 5 blue)
Comments: Blue — Thermal test strips unavailable for high-temp dishwasher.
123 Fifth Ave. SW, Olympia
March 29: Routine check (10 red; 5 blue)
Comments: Red — One employee had no current copy of foodhandler card. No cook’s thermometer was available for use. Blue — A dog was present in the sink room.
Happy Teriyaki V
5103 Capitol Blvd., Tumwater
April 8: Routine check (0 red; 0 blue)
6530 Capitol Blvd., Tumwater
April 7: Routine check (0 red; 0 blue)
All American Ice Cream & Frozen Yogurt
Capital Mall, Olympia
March 15: Routine check (85 red; 5 blue)
Comments: Red — Person in charge did not know the correct concentration of sanitizer for solution in rinse sink. Employee did not wash hands prior to shift start and cooking. Use of bare hands noted when making waffle cone and after removing from plastic cone shaping tool. Employee did not use gloves while handling ready-to-eat foods. Hand-wash station was blocked and could not be used. Bananas found not covered and not stored properly. No sanitizer found on station or being used. Blue — Lids on soft serve machine dusty. Reinspection — A reinspection was performed on March 29, where there were 25 red violations noted.
7837 Martin Way E, Olympia
April 6: Routine check (35 red; 0 blue)
Comments: Red — Improper cooling methods observed. Noodles cooked the day before were at 42 degrees in walk-in. Cold holding/storage must be 41 degrees or colder. Inadequate hand-washing facilities. Soap dispenser in disrepair.
526 Sleater-Kinney Road, Lacey
April 6: Routine check (10 red; 3 blue)
Comments: Red — Inadequate hand-washing facilities, paper towels not readily available. Blue — Ice scoop handle in contact with ice in ice bin.
3238 Capitol Blvd., Tumwater
April 6: Routine check (0 red; 0 blue)
Olympia Farmer’s Market
April 7: Routine check (25 red; 0 blue)
Comments: Red — Hot deep-friend items with potato and vegetables were 125-127 degrees. Hot holding must be 135 or hotter.