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5th Avenue Sandwich Shop

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117 5th Ave SE, Olympia, WA 98501-1121
+1 360-705-3393
10:00 - 16:00
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Mon - Fri 10:00 - 16:00
Sat 11:00 - 16:00
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Olympia, WA
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 November 2016

This is one of the great sandwich shops in Olympia. It's been on 5th Avenue for a number of years and is a favorite. You can take the free Dash shuttle on Capitol Avenue and get off at 5th Ave. The restaurant is just a half a block east.

Thank patownsend
Level Contributor
10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 14 November 2016

This otherwise diner-like sandwich shop has a great staff who build custom sandwiches to your order while you wait. Most of the regular lunch crowd are older, but this is a place which does a brisk business in drive up and to go sandwiches for folks with tight lunch hours. Great service at the counter AND the window, a rarity... More 

Thank william k
Olympia, Washington, United States
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91 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 November 2016

If you have time and want to relax over lunch with a good sandwich this is your place. Prices are good and the menu has lots of different items to choose from. I have had several different sandwiches in the past year and they have all been tasty. Staff are very friendly and food comes out pretty quick which makes... More 

Thank S_Robbie014
Olympia, Washington
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8 reviews
Reviewed 9 November 2016 via mobile

The Ruben is the best in town by my standards. The mushroom burgers are also very good. They have another restaurant called 5th on 4th with almost all the same food.

Thank Kevin B
Olympia, Washington
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5 reviews
Reviewed 18 October 2016

Consistently good food here! Homemade breads and desserts! Warm, family type atmosphere. Last here to celebrate two friends birthdays. When we informed the wait staff, they told us they each got a piece of pie-free!

Thank joyinthejourney57
Olympia, Washington
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306 reviews
196 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 October 2016 via mobile

Great Sandwich shop in downtown Olympia. It is only open for lunch. Most sandwiches are big enough for two to share. My last visit, I had the egg salad, which was almost perfect. If it had a slice of tomato, it would have been perfect. They have a nice selection of pies, cookies, and cakes, which change from time to... More 

Thank Brimsmith
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 7 October 2016

One sandwich is enough or two seniors . Really great sandwiches, and fries are terrific. Go early place gets filled early.

Thank Sallie H
San Diego, California
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 4 October 2016

Would not have looked twice if I hadn't read reviews and it was great. Homemade chicken noodle soup and Reuben sandwich which my husband and i split, planning to have dessert (which looked wonderful) but were too full even sharing.

Thank Dustella
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46 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 October 2016 via mobile

House made bread piled with tender meat. Portions generous enough to share. Huge sodas. No one can accuse this deli of skimping on portions. We stopped in for lunch on a rainy Saturday and were absolutely delighted. We left stuffed and happy, carrying our bag of leftover sandwiches. A true old-fashioned deli. Downtown Olympia is a delight, and 5th Avenue... More 

Thank RAStubbs
Malvern, United Kingdom
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316 reviews
170 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 280 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 September 2016

Trust me on this one-if you are seeking a really superb sandwich and incredibly great service then go here. This place certainly deserves its very positive and glowing reviews. The sandwiches and soup are truly wonderful. We were allowed to try some samples to help us make a decision and both soups of the day sounded delicious! Bread is freshly... More 

Thank gowerguy

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine
Open Hours
10:00 - 16:00
10:00 - 16:00
10:00 - 16:00
10:00 - 16:00
10:00 - 16:00
11:00 - 16:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 117 5th Ave SE, Olympia, WA 98501-1121
  • Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  Olympia
  • Phone Number: +1 360-705-3393

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?