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Gardner's Restaurant

111 Thurston Ave NW, Olympia, WA 98501-1043
+1 360-786-8466
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  • Excellent76%
  • Very good15%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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Steakhouse, American, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
111 Thurston Ave NW, Olympia, WA 98501-1043
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Service was great but the seafood salad left a lot to be desired. Fish bits were breaded, fried, and flavorless.. The $34 bottle of chard was good but .... Will not be back...Oly has better to offer...don't understand why this is such a hometown favorite.

Thank OurGig
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Unfortunately, Olympia does not have many "excellent" restaurants. Some are nice, good view, but Gardner's is great! Though no view, the service, food, and drinks are superb. It's our "go-to" for my birthday each year, and never disappoints. It's somewhere to spend two hours just...More

Thank Jennie J
Reviewed 2 April 2018

We had been given a certificate for a gift and ended up having one of the best meals either of us can remember. Pros- A level of thought, preparation and skill in the food that is of such high quality it is hard to imagine...More

2  Thank ducklakedaniel
Reviewed 2 April 2018

Came here twice for my wedding anniversary. Nice cocktails and nice ambiance. Good quality food and service.

1  Thank divabrecht
Reviewed 31 March 2018 via mobile

Gardner's restaurant is likely olympia's finest restaurant. Its located by itself a couple blocks from the Port of Olympia. Its fine dining at its best with a menu of seafood, lamb, pasta and beef. Their wine selection small, but very good. I recommend recommend Gardner's...More

1  Thank mjfoster
Reviewed 25 March 2018 via mobile

The food was very good the service was amazing the atmosphere was perfect. I would keep this on my list of special occasions locations.

Thank Eric S
Reviewed 15 March 2018

I recently ate here with friends and we all agreed that the food and service are wonderful. You do need to make reservations as the restaurant is small and it is always crowded. Plan your dinner trip ahead of time. We all had different entrees...More

Thank maryellenbradley
Reviewed 8 March 2018 via mobile

The service is very friendly, the presentation is good, the food is excellent, the interior is very cozy.

1  Thank Veronique V
Reviewed 4 March 2018

We often go to Gardner's for special celebrations like birthdays or for an anniversary celebration. Most recently it was for birthdays (my wife and a good friend's). The razor clam appetizer was excellent. Everyone thoroughly enjoyed their entrees. I had the seafood trio (scallops, crab,...More

1  Thank wazzu75
Reviewed 4 March 2018

Gardner’s has been a favorite restaurant of ours for many years, especially for special occasions. The food is superbly prepared and the service is always excellent. They take care of you but are not intrusive. The atmosphere is comfortable and inviting. We’ve never had a...More

1  Thank MikeBigelow
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17 July 2017|
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Response from Sarah S | Property representative |
I'm sorry, but we don't usually have vegan offerings. One option we could do is pasta with veggies and an olive oil based sauce.
Mary Jane S
9 April 2017|
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Response from andreae707 | Reviewed this property |
The state capital building and the marina are all within a very short distance.
29 August 2015|
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Response from OlyJones | Reviewed this property |
The menu is posted on line at the restaurants website. The menu looks to me as though your family member will find several choices.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$15 - US$35
Restaurant features
Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
5:00 PM - 8:15 PM
5:00 PM - 8:15 PM
5:00 PM - 8:15 PM
5:00 PM - 8:15 PM
4:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 111 Thurston Ave NW, Olympia, WA 98501-1043
  • Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  Olympia
  • Phone Number: +1 360-786-8466
Gardner's has been family owned since 1983 and has proven to be the favorite place to dine in Olympia. Gardner's Executive Chef Dan Keith favors the freshest local and seasonal ingredients. Everything is created from scratch, including soups and sauces to an abundance of desserts. With many local wines offered by the glass or by bottle, you are sure to find that perfect pour for any entrée. We hope you join us soon. Make your reservation by telephone or online at Open Table.
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