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Shipwreck Cafe

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$$ - $$$
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244 Madrona Beach Rd NW, Olympia, WA 98502-9537
+1 360-866-4788
06:00 - 20:00
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Burgess Hill, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2017

I have been to this cafe few times and I found the food to extremely good, has good menu and variable choices for young and old. There to few of these places around these days, but this fits well. Plenty of parking and very easy to get too. I would recommend all of the menu. H

Thank kdeaksea
Arlington, Texas
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12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2017 via mobile

Shipwreck Cafe...the name says it ALL! After typing in the best ten states to go for succulent seafood/food, I decided to journey to the state...Oregon. After, re-stocking my snack-pack in preparation for my plane trip and quest, I anxiously typed in places to go for breakfast. I closed my eyes, and chose the index finger choice. Away I went, to... More 

Thank Butterfly-JOY777
Lacey, Washington
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33 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

Been going here since I was a kid, I'm almost 40 now . Still great service. Food is still good though not what it used to be. Great breakfast and lunch spot.

Thank Amaris C
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17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016 via mobile

Came across this cafe by chance. The cinnamon bun in cinnamon sauce was superb and the best sugar kick I have had in a long time. Well worth a stop on the way to sport Angeles.

Thank Timothy W
Olympia, Washington
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145 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2016 via mobile

Now I normally don't give any restaurants a 5 rating on TripAdvisor. But this was a special circumstance. We have gone out all night the night before karaoke, dancing, and hanging out in downtown Olympia. (which is not a normal occurrence since we've had a baby for the last year.) We're not really drinkers but we did burn alot of... More 

Thank Andrew B
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 May 2016 via mobile

French toast had no unique flavor, the build your omelet lets you have only 3 choices, including cheese (should be included), additional ingredients were $2 each??? Service was very very slow. Food was greasy as other reviewers have said but I don't mind some things being a little greasy like hashbrowns. Kids pancakes were greasy though which was not great.... More 

Thank K K
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81 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 May 2016 via mobile

This is a must stop on our way to visit family in Raymond and it never fails to please. The food is always great, servers friendly with a homey atmosphere. One of my approved places to eat Biscuits and Gravy.

Thank Claudette C
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94 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 April 2016 via mobile

Yes, the food is greasy, sometimes. That's because their posts are fantastic fried food. Other meals though are not great. Spectacular hot chili taco salad. Lovely omelets. Sometimes you just want some good old fashioned comfort food! This is the place!

Thank Kathie B
Olympia, Washington
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106 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 February 2016

While entertaining family, we were asked to find a good seafood restaurant. New to the area ourselves we decided on the Shipwreck Cafe. It certainly wasn't what we were looking for but nonetheless decent. Despite the claim that it is famous for seafood, the majority of the menu is fried food. The fish and chips were okay yet most likely... More 

Thank Frank R
San Francisco, California
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130 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 171 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 February 2016

We've eaten here twice in the past two months, and despite the close location to our house, and as much as we like to support a local business, we won't be going back. I don't really mind the kitchy decor, which looks as though it hasn't been updated since the early 70's, or the attempt to sell gewgaws by the... More 

Thank 133travels

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Cafe
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
06:00 - 20:00
06:00 - 20:00
06:00 - 20:00
06:00 - 20:00
06:00 - 20:00
06:00 - 20:00
06:00 - 20:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 244 Madrona Beach Rd NW, Olympia, WA 98502-9537
  • Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  Olympia
  • Phone Number: +1 360-866-4788

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