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Restaurant Inspections

Editor's Note: A new inspection-scoring system for food facilities went into effect in September after the state of Oregon adopted the 2009 Food and Drug Administration Food Code. Jackson County health inspectors still use the same criteria for evaluating restaurants, focusing on measures that prevent foodborne illness and subtracting points for violations. However, low-priority items — while noted — no longer count against a restaurant's overall score, effectively increasing the likelihood that an establishment can log a perfect score.

Jackson County health inspectors evaluated 131 restaurants in March. All passed their semiannual inspections, and 80 received perfect scores of 100. All scores are published in weekly portions in the Mail Tribune.

The following restaurants received perfect scores of 100:

  • Abby's Legendary Pizza, South Riverside Avenue, Medford; and White City;
  • Aloha Grill (ballpark and soccer field), Medford;
  • Ashland Food & Friends Mealsite, Ashland;
  • Ashland Street Cinemas, Ashland;
  • Asian Grill, Medford;
  • Bambu, Medford;
  • The Beanery, Ashland;
  • Bento Phoenix, Phoenix;
  • Black Bear Diner, Medford;
  • Boomtown Saloon, Jacksonville;
  • Cadaly Coffee II, White City;
  • Carl's Jr. No. 7191, East Stewart Avenue, Medford;
  • Cinemark USA, White City;
  • Coquina, Ashland;
  • Dairy Queen, Morrow Road and West Main Street, Medford;
  • Downtown Grounds, Medford;
  • D's Cookin Tonight, Medford;
  • The Elizabethan Theatre, Ashland;
  • First Christian Church, Medford;
  • First Presbyterian Church, Phoenix;
  • Gold Hill Pharmacy, Gold Hill;
  • Grass Shack Cafe, Phoenix;
  • The Great American Pizza Co., Ashland;
  • Happy Falafel, Ashland;
  • Hematology Oncology Associates Properties, Medford;
  • The Homestead Lounge, Rogue River;
  • The Human Bean, South Pacific Highway, Medford;
  • Jack in the Box, White City;
  • Joe's La Burrita, Medford;
  • KFC, Central Point; and Barnett and East McAndrews roads, Medford;
  • La Burrita, Medford.
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Restaurant scores are posted at www.jacksoncounty.org and www.mailtribune.com/dining.

Inspection files are open to the public at the division of environmental public health, Jackson County Health and Human Services, 1005 E. Main St., Medford.