The Austin/Travis County Health and Human Services Department conducts the permitting and inspection of more than 4,000 food establishments in Austin, several local municipalities and rural Travis County. Food establishments should be inspected twice a year. If unable to be inspected at this frequency, then inspections are prioritized by risk.
The establishments include a wide variety of food industries, such as restaurants, delicatessens, school cafeterias, grocery stores, retail meat markets, bakeries and bars. If no violations are found, a score of 100 is achieved. If more than 30 points are lost, a re-inspection is required and corrections must be made to bring the score above 70, in accordance with the Texas Food Establishment Rules. If subsequent inspections score below 70, compliance actions will be taken. Re-inspection scores are not posted here, but can be obtained by calling: 512-978-0300, or by sending an email.
Important Notice about Restaurant Score Information
The information on this web site is designed to give consumers an indication of a food establishment’s sanitation level during an inspection performed by our food inspection staff. The inspection results give consumers a “snap shot in time” of an establishment’s sanitation and procedures. It should not be assumed that the inspection results reflect how an establishment always operates. Consumers may draw their own conclusions from the information on this site.
While every effort is made to keep the information on this web site accurate and up to date, the City of Austin is not responsible for discrepancies between information posted here and inspection reports posted on food establishment premises. The user must recognize that inspections are occurring continuously. As a result, scores provided on this site may occasionally differ from the most current inspections. Reviewing the entire inspection history of an establishment, rather than an individual inspection score, will provide a more accurate picture of an establishment’s commitment to food safety and sanitation