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.
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.
Rush In Dumplings
205 Fourth Ave. E, Olympia
June 29: Routine check (0 red; 0 blue)
111 Tumwater Boulevard, Tumwater
June 21: Routine check (10 red; 0 blue)
Comments: Red — Shrimp and wontons in containers with lids at 39-53 degrees.
315 Cooper Point Road NW, Olympia
June 16: Routine check (75 red; 10 blue)
Comments: Red — Employee observed handling raw burger patties, removing gloves and placing on new gloves to change tasks without washing hands. Raw, shelled eggs stored in two-door upright maximum fridge on second shelf over ready-to-eat cream and lettuces. All raw meats and eggs must be stored below or away from ready-to-eat foods. This is a medium-risk food establishment that is not approved for cooling. Ice cream machine top mix at 65-67 degrees. This machine must maintain maximum temperature of 41 degrees or below. Cooled hamburgers separated by paper previously used for raw meat. Blue — Prep sink used for handwashing and storing dirty dishes. Washing and counter cloth bucket sanitizer test strips unavailable.
2427 Harrison Ave., Olympia
June 29: Routine check (10 red; 0 blue)
Comments: Red — Two-door prep table with sliced tomatoes and ranch dressing was between 46 and 50 degrees. All cold holding/storage must maintain temperature of 41 degrees or below.
Capital Mall, Olympia
July 6: Routine check (5 red; 0 blue)
Comments: Red — Two employees had missing/expired foodhandler cards.
O’Malley’s at Westside Lanes
2200 Garfield Ave. NW, Olympia
July 5: Routine check (15 red; 0 blue)
Comments: Red — Lemons, limes and oranges observed being cut at the bar without prior washing. Walk-in and two-door prep cooler with foods between 41 and 45 degrees. All cold handling/storage must maintain temperature of 41 degrees or below.