Restaurant inspections

Jackson County health inspectors evaluated 88 restaurants in November. All passed their semiannual inspections. A portion of all scores are published weekly in the Mail Tribune.

The following restaurants received passing scores of 70 points or higher:

  • Señor Sam's Mexican Grill, Medford Center, Medford — 77;
  • Sesame Asian Kitchen, Ashland — 96;
  • Shenanigan's on Main, Medford — 96;
  • Shoji's, Medford — 92;
  • Sizzler Family Steak House, Medford — 94;
  • South Medford Dairy Queen, East Barnett Road, Medford — 94;
  • Southern Oregon Moose Lodge, Medford — 86;
  • Spicers Restaurant and Dessertery, Medford — 95;
  • Starbucks Coffee Co. No. 443, Center Drive, Medford — 89;
  • Starbucks Coffee No. 448, East Main Street, Ashland — 99;
  • Subway No. 2404, Avery Street, Ashland — 96;
  • Subway Sandwiches No. 20833, North Phoenix Road, Medford — 81;
  • Subway Sandwiches, Highway 62, Eagle Point — 93;
  • Sunrise Cafe, Medford — 90;
  • Table Rock Coffee Co., White City — 98;
  • Taj Indian Cuisine, Ashland — 88;
  • Talent Food & Friends Meal Site, Talent — 95;
  • Whiskey River Cafe & Lounge, Central Point — 94;
  • The Wrangler BBQ & Grill, Medford — 93;
  • Zen Kitchen, Rogue Valley Mall, Medford — 96.


Inspectors subtract points for critical violations, which include: foods maintained at improper temperatures, improperly cooled or reheated; not properly protected from contamination, from unapproved origins, unsafe, adulterated or not honestly presented; not date-marked or discarded upon expiration; raw animal foods improperly cooked; presence of rodents or insects; inadequate personal hygiene; failure to clean and sanitize food equipment; lack of an approved water system; toxic chemicals or cleansers not properly stored, used or labeled.

Restaurant scores are posted online at www.jacksoncounty.org and www.mailtribune.com/dining.

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

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