regularly inspects food service establishments throughout St. Charles County, except for within limits of St. Peters.
Businesses are inspected one to four times a year or after public complaints. "Lower-risk" places, like gas-stations that serve pre-packaged foods, are inspected less often than "higher-risk" places, like a restaurant, said Doug Bolnick, spokesman for the health department.
The establishments begin with a score of 100 and points are deducted based on the severity of problems observed. According to the department's website, a low score does not mean the restaurant was unsafe on the day of the inspection.
"A place could have just one deficiency that garners a relatively 'high' score out of 100, but that the problem is so critical, it forces immediate action – while another may have two or three non-critical deficiencies that would give that provider a lower total score," said Bolnick.
Below, see some of the inspection scores for restaurants in the O'Fallon area between March 17 and April 21. Check back with O'Fallon Patch next week for more local restaurant's scores. To look up other scores, visit the health deparment's Food Inspection page.
Score Smoke Free?
1163 Tom Ginnever
2974 Hwy K
Culpepper's Grill & Bar
4401 Hwy K
93 N Friar Tuck
4635 Hwy K
Garden Villas of O'Fallon
7092 S. Outer Rd 364100 Y Cracker Barrel 120 Progress Point Ct. 100 N Park Place Restaurant 2002 Boardwalk Place Dr. 95 Y Buffalo Wild Wings 3020 Highway K 98 N Rizzos 104 Triad West Dr. 98 N Ethyl's 8305 Veterans Memorial Parkway 100 N Hot Shots 215 O'Fallon Plaza 96 N Blue Sky Cafe and Bar 9999 Winghaven Blvd. 93 N Timber Creek Grill 1120 Technology Dr. 98 N Twin Chimney's Elementary School 7936 Twin Chimney's Blvd. 100 Y Westhoff Elementary School 909 Homefield Rd. 100
YChevy's Fresh Mex 2005 Highway K 96 Y Assisted Living at the Meadowlands 135 Meadowlands Estate Ln. 98 Y Texas Road House 1600 Mexico Rd. 90 N J.L. Mudd Elementary 610 Prince Rupert 100 Y Mount Hope Elementary 1099 Mount Hope Dr. 100 Y