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How Clean is Your Favorite Restaurant?

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We take a lot for granted as consumers when we head into a restaurant. We expect it to be clean, that the food is reasonably fresh, that they follow good practices for food prep, storage and serving.  With the popularity of shows like Kitchen Nightmares (Gordon Ramsey) and Restaurant Impossible (Robert Irvine), we also go in with a bit of suspicion and not a little doubt: is it really as clean as I think?

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The Lane County Restaurant Inspection Scores were recently released, so we can give you a little help with that doubt. This list doesn’t tell you anything about the decor, if the food is delicious, the friendliness (or lack there-of) of the staff, or even if the food comes from a can. It will show you who the dedicated professionals are in our community.

With 1000+ restaurants in Lane County, and more than 900 scoring in the top bracket (90 – 100 points),  you have to wonder what the under-achievers excuses are.

69 or Fewer points: A restaurant inspection score below 70 is failing and requires the restaurant to be inspected again within 30 days.

  • Korea House Restaurant
    1306 Hilyard Street,  Eugene OR 97401
    Semi-Annual 3/3/2014
    SCORE: 68
  • Noodle Head
    880 E 13Th,   Eugene OR 97401
    Semi-Annual 3/15/2014
    SCORE: 69
  • Rivas Taco Shop
    1484 Willamette St,   Eugene OR 97401
    Semi-Annual 1/8/2014
    SCORE: 51 (ouch)
  • Subway Sandwiches & Salads
    1985 Empire Park,  Eugene OR 97402
    Semi-Annual 4/9/2014
    SCORE: 64
  • Teriyaki Boy Inc
    844 East 13Th Ave,   Eugene OR 97401
    Semi-Annual 4/3/2014
    SCORE: 57

70 – 79 Points:

  • Brail’s Restaurant, Inc.
    1689 Willamette Street,  Eugene OR 97401
    Semi-Annual 12/11/2013
    SCORE: 75 (say it isn’t so!)
  • Countryside Pizza & Grill
    88278 Territorial Road,  Veneta OR 97487
    Semi-Annual 12/12/2013
    SCORE: 79
  • El Jarro Azul
    764 Blair Boulevard,  Eugene OR 97402
    Semi-Annual 12/27/2013
    SCORE: 76
  • Embers Club, The
    1811 Highway 99 North,  Eugene OR 97402
    Semi-Annual 4/9/2014
    SCORE: 72
  • Ocean Sky
    1601 Chambers Street,  Eugene OR 97402
    Semi-Annual 11/21/2013
    SCORE: 72
  • Pantry And Pub, The
    1810 Chambers St,   Eugene OR 97405
    Semi-Annual 10/18/2013
    SCORE: 75
  • Tom’s Tea House
    1333 Hilyard St,  Eugene OR 97405
    Semi-Annual 3/3/2014
    SCORE: 75
  • Vietnam Restaurant
    2355 West 11Th Avenue,  Eugene OR 97402
    Semi-Annual 11/25/2013
    SCORE: 74

80 – 89 Points:

  • Agate Alley Bistro
    1461 E 19Th Ave,   Eugene OR 97403
    Semi-Annual 12/19/2013
    SCORE: 87
  • B Squared Wine Bar
    2794 Shadow View Dr,   Eugene OR 97440
    Semi-Annual 11/15/2013
    SCORE: 89
  • Bai Khao Thai Cuisine
    541 W Centennial Blvd,  Springfield OR 97477
    Semi-Annual 3/11/2014
    SCORE: 81
  • Best Western Cottage Grove – Kitchen
    1601 Gateway Blvd,   Cottage Grove OR 97424
    Semi-Annual 3/5/2014
    SCORE: 88
  • Buddy’s Diner
    1725 Coburg Rd,   Eugene OR 97401
    Semi-Annual 4/18/2014
    SCORE: 89
  • Cafe 123
    123 International Way,   Springfield OR 97477
    Semi-Annual 11/7/2013
    SCORE: 81
  • Cafe Soriah Llc
    384 West 13Th Avenue,  Eugene OR 97401
    Semi-Annual 3/11/2014
    SCORE: 84
  • Carmelita Spats
    150 Shelton Mcmurphey Blvd #103,   Eugene OR 97401
    Semi-Annual 11/1/2013
    SCORE: 86
  • Caspian Restaurant
    863 East 13Th Avenue,  Eugene OR 97401
    Semi-Annual 3/4/2014
    SCORE: 85
  • Chao Pra Ya Thai Cuisine
    580 Adams Street,   Eugene OR 97402
    Semi-Annual 12/29/2013
    SCORE: 82
  • Charley’s Grilled Subs
    21 Valley River Ctr,   Eugene OR 97401
    Semi-Annual 11/15/2013
    SCORE: 88
  • Coburg Mongolian Grill
    1540 Coburg Rd,   Eugene OR 97401
    Semi-Annual 10/30/2013
    SCORE: 87
  • Cottage Deli
    605 S 5Th St,   Cottage Grove OR 97424
    Semi-Annual 2/19/2014
    SCORE: 89
  • Dizzy Dean’s Donuts
    2380 W 11Th Ave,   Eugene OR 97402
    Semi-Annual 1/9/2014
    SCORE: 89
  • Doc’s Pad Restaurant & Lounge
    710 Willamette St,   Eugene OR 97401
    Semi-Annual 11/6/2013
    SCORE: 89
  • El Kora
    3007 North Delta Hwy #202,   Eugene OR 97408
    Semi-Annual 12/13/2013
    SCORE: 86
  • Emerald Valley Golf & Resort
    83301 Dale Kuni Rd,  Creswell OR 97426
    Semi-Annual 2/28/2014
    SCORE: 87
  • Emu – Subway Sandwiches
    UOFO- Erb Memorial Union, 1222 East 13Th Avenue Eugene OR 97403
    Semi-Annual 4/2/2014
    SCORE: 89
  • Eug Hilton, Skinners
    66 East Sixth Avenue,  Eugene OR 97401
    Semi-Annual 3/4/2014
    SCORE: 84
  • Firehouse Restaurant The
    1263 Bay Street,  Florence OR 97439
    Semi-Annual 11/6/2013
    SCORE: 82
  • G J’s Family Restaurant
    1563 West Sixth Avenue,   Eugene OR 97402
    Semi-Annual 12/13/2013
    SCORE: 82
  • Hayden Bridge Deli
    2454 10Th St,   Springfield OR 97477
    Semi-Annual 1/10/2014
    SCORE: 89
  • House Of Chen
    1861 Franklin Boulevard,  Eugene OR 97403
    Semi-Annual 11/20/2013
    SCORE: 87
  • Hult Coffee Shop
    401 East Tenth Avenue,   Eugene OR 97401
    Semi-Annual 4/11/2014
    SCORE: 80
  • Izzy’s Pizza Bar & Classic Buffet
    950 Seneca Rd,  Eugene OR 97402
    Semi-Annual 3/14/2014
    SCORE: 85
  • Jack In The Box
    1788 W 6Th St,  Eugene OR 97402
    Semi-Annual 1/3/2014
    SCORE: 87
  • Joe To Go
    2585 River Rd,   Eugene OR 97404
    Semi-Annual 1/15/2014
    SCORE: 89
  • Kelly’s Cantina
    1340 Bay St,   Florence OR 97439
    Semi-Annual 10/28/2013
    SCORE: 84
  • Kozy Kitchen
    820 Hwy 101,   Florence OR 97439
    Semi-Annual 11/14/2013
    SCORE: 87
  • Little Caesar’s Pizza
    24 North Ninth,  Cottage Grove OR 97424
    Semi-Annual 4/14/2014
    SCORE: 87
  • Marche’
    296 East Fifth Avenue, Fifth Street Public Market Eugene OR 97401
    Semi-Annual 11/13/2013
    SCORE: 82
  • Marche Museum Cafe
    Schnitzer Museum Of Art,  Eugene OR 97403
    Semi-Annual 3/3/2014
    SCORE: 82
  • Mcdonalds Of W 11Th #16288
    3555 West 11Th Avenue,  Eugene OR 97402
    Semi-Annual 3/14/2014
    SCORE: 82
  • Milky Way Tea & Pastry
    854 E 13Th Ave,   Eugene OR 97401
    Semi-Annual 3/4/2014
    SCORE: 84
  • Miso
    686 E 13Th Ave,   Eugene OR 97401
    Semi-Annual 12/9/2013
    SCORE: 84
  • Mission Restaurant & Cantina
    610 E Broadway,   Eugene OR 97401
    Semi-Annual 11/20/2013
    SCORE: 89
  • Mom’s Pies
    1133 Willamette,   Eugene OR 97401
    Semi-Annual 11/14/2013
    SCORE: 80
  • Noodle Bowl
    860 Pearl St,   Eugene OR 97401
    Semi-Annual 11/29/2013
    SCORE: 87
  • Our Daily Bread Restaurant & Bakery
    88170 Territorial Road,  Veneta OR 97487
    Semi-Annual 12/12/2013
    SCORE: 87
  • Pho The Good Times Asian Bistro
    2729 Shadow View Dr,   Eugene OR 97408
    Semi-Annual 1/13/2014
    SCORE: 87
  • Pink House, The
    1408 East Main Street,  Cottage Grove OR 97424
    Semi-Annual 11/20/2013
    SCORE: 89
  • Pk Park U-Of-O
    2835 Leo Harris Parkway,   Eugene OR 97401
    Semi-Annual 2/26/2014
    SCORE: 87
  • Prime Time Diner
    40-A River Loop 2,   Eugene OR 97404
    Semi-Annual 3/10/2014
    SCORE: 85
  • Rogue Ales Public House
    844 W Olive,  Eugene OR 97401
    Semi-Annual 12/13/2013
    SCORE: 89
  • Sarku Japan
    293 Valley River Unit G-13,   Eugene OR 97401
    Semi-Annual 2/20/2014
    SCORE: 88
  • Shari’s – West 11Th Avenue
    2950 West 11Th Avenue,  Eugene OR 97402
    Semi-Annual 4/4/2014
    SCORE: 87
  • Sharky’s Pub
    4221 Main Street,  Springfield OR 97477
    Semi-Annual 3/24/2014
    SCORE: 88
  • Sidelines
    77 W Broadway,   Eugene OR 97401
    Semi-Annual 11/23/2013
    SCORE: 85
  • Spring Garden
    215 Main St,  Springfield OR 97477
    Semi-Annual 2/25/2014
    SCORE: 81
  • Steelhead Brewery & Cafe
    199 East Fifth Avenue, Suite 1 Eugene OR 97401
    Semi-Annual 11/26/2013
    SCORE: 89
  • Studio One Cafe
    1473 E 19T,  Eugene OR 97403
    Semi-Annual 12/16/2013
    SCORE: 81
  • Subway
    1657 Mohawk,  Springfield OR 97477
    Semi-Annual 6/21/2013
    SCORE: 84
  • Subway
    551 W Centennial Blvd,  Springfield OR 97477
    Semi-Annual 1/9/2014
    SCORE: 87
  • Sushi Seoul
    2532 Willakenzie Rd,   Eugene OR 97401
    Semi-Annual 12/10/2013
    SCORE: 87
  • Sushi Ya
    5 East 8Th St,   Eugene OR 97401
    Semi-Annual 12/17/2013
    SCORE: 87
  • Sweet Illusions
    1836 So A St,   Springfield OR 97477
    Semi-Annual 10/21/2013
    SCORE: 89
  • Sy’s Pizza
    1211 Alder Street,   Eugene OR 97401
    Semi-Annual 1/8/2014
    SCORE: 81
  • Sy’s Pizza
    55 Silver Lane,   Eugene OR 97404
    Semi-Annual 12/12/2013
    SCORE: 86
  • Tararin Thai Cuisine
    1200 Oak Street,  Eugene OR 97401
    Semi-Annual 12/11/2013
    SCORE: 89
  • Tenghua
    121 Commons Dr,   Eugene OR 97401
    Semi-Annual 12/11/2013
    SCORE: 87
  • Todd’s Place
    355 E Broadway,   Eugene OR 97401
    Semi-Annual 2/19/2014
    SCORE: 86
  • Torero’s Mexican Fam Rest
    1205 Pacific Highway 99 N,  Cottage Grove OR 97424
    Semi-Annual 10/23/2013
    SCORE: 85
  • Wild Duck Cafe
    1600 Coburg Rd #4,   Eugene OR 97401
    Semi-Annual 1/30/2014
    SCORE: 85

90 – 100 points:  There are 904 restaurants in Lane County that inspected out in the “A” class.  50% of them hitting a perfect score including some favorites: Albee’s, Restobar, 7’s Deli, A Secret Garden, Aiyara’, Axe & Fiddle, Belly, Bier Stein, The Bijou Metro, The Black Forest, Bugsy’s, Cafe 440, Carpe Diem, Glendi, Du Hall, Shiela, Sienna, all the Cafe Yumms, Chachi’s, Chaos Kaolaches, Chief’s Wild Wings, Cornbread Cafe, Chu’s Chinese, Craig’s Family Bbq, Cush, The David Minor, Davis, Dixie’s, Duck Brothers, Dunes Cafe, El Charro, El Pato, The Stockman’s Cafe, Fiddler’s Green, Falling Sky, Fins, The Firs, Food for Lane County, Palace Bakery, Goodfellas Lounge!, The Glenwood, Grit, Harley’s and Horses, Heidi Tunnell Catering (Creswell Bakery), Hole in the Wall, Hop Valley, Holy Cow, Ike’s Lakeside, Izakaya Meiji, The Jail, Jameson’s, King Estate, Koho Bistro, Kona, Kopi-O,Las Morenas, Laughing Planet, Level Up, Lion Mountain Bakery, Los Faroles, Mazzi’s, Mezzaluna, Mon Ami, Morning Glory, The Noti Pub, Off The Waffle, Perk, The Pita Pit, Poppi’s, PRI, Rennie’s Landing,Ryi, Sabai, Sam Bond’s, Shooters, Sixteen Tons, Snack Shack, Spice, Sprout!, Stray Kat Cafe, Sunrise Cafe, Sushi Pure, Sweet Basil, Sweet Life, Taste, The Tiny Tavern, Ume Teriyaki Grill, Urban Kitchen, Vida Cafe, Voodoo Donut, The Washburne Cafe, Wetlands Pub, Whirled Pies and Ye Olde Pancake House.

There are a lot of additional 100 pointers.  You can check these scores for yourself here: Lane County Restaurant Inspection Scores

 

 

 

Kelly Asay is an entrepreneur, software developer and performing musician. As the publisher of Eugene Daily News, Asay is continually searching, finding and promoting the best unknown journalists, photographers and inspirational people from all over Lane County.

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