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Water Street Cafe

Seafood, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options
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610 Water St SW, Olympia, WA 98501-1025
11:30 - 14:00
16:30 - 21:00
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Sun - Sat 11:30 - 14:00
16:30 - 21:00
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36 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 April 2017

On previous visits to Water Street, I had gone the salmon and salad route. This time I decided to get out of my zone and go full frontal southern to see if a good kitchen and chefs in the Pacific NW could really do southern food up right. The Hot Scarlet cocktail started it off. The pigs belly entree was... More 

Thank Thunderb0lt
Seattle, Washington
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21 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 November 2016

Overall 4/5 Value 4/5 Service 5/5 Food 4/5 Ambiance 5/5 This weekend, we had an unexpected dinner at the Water Street Cafe in Olympia, Washington. Being that it's a small city, my expectations weren't high. I was very pleasantly surprised. The service was impeccable. Our server (Kyle) was personable, knowledgeable and accommodating. From start to finish, he kept our glasses... More 

Thank TheHastyChef
Olympia, Washington, United States
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91 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 November 2016

My wife and I had a great evening with some close friends. This restaurant is cozy with a great atmosphere. The food and drinks are tasty and the servers were very good. The menu is limited but it is easy to find something for all tastes. Prices are on the expensive side but we enjoyed our meal. There are some... More 

Thank S_Robbie014
Oslo, Norway
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29 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 March 2016

i think of Water Street as my go to standard. I appreciate that i know the food, service, and ambiance are going to be predictably great. I've been to Water Street many times over the years, once things went sideways - their response was far beyond my expectations in making it right. This is the true test of an awesome... More 

Thank astra s
Olympia, Washington
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170 reviews
116 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 611 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 February 2016

High end restaurant - worth the visit!!! Nicely presented, great atmosphere, good food! We visited this restaurant when out of town company came to see us! Lamb chop was tasty and tender, Coconut Snapper was remarkable, as was the Squash Ravioli, but my FAVORITE was the Beef Stew! Our server was attentive, but not obtrusive! He allowed us to have... More 

Thank SBruce J
Honolulu, Hawaii
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19 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 December 2015

While in Olympia if you are local, a visitor or on business and truly enjoy unique, finished food this is your place. A wine list for all by knowledge and by price. A staff that is welcoming, well trained, working cooperatively and just enough to enhance this dining experience. Food was very fresh (as best we could tell most like... More 

Thank Barry S
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 15 December 2015

The Water Street café is a jewel! Huge portions, spacious and well-lit ambiance. My entrée of coconut crusted snapper came with 2 large filets. Tomato bisque was a full 1 cup serving. Service was attentive. Reasonable prices for a “fine dining” establishment.

Thank deeandjaykland
Olympia, Washington, United States
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163 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 October 2015

Water Street Cafe has possibly the best happy hour selections that I have ever had. This happy hour begins at 4:30 to 6 and has an extensive selection of wonderful foods. The service is very good, prices are especially great, and the atmosphere is so pleasant. I have also had dinner here and it was excellent.

Thank Wendy334
Olympia, WA
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111 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 September 2015

We went to the Waterstreet Café this past weekend. We've been there before and have been favorably impressed...........unfortunately, it wasn't the the same as I had remembered. My wife and I both inadvertently made reservations. One at 6:00 and one at 6:30. When we realized our mistake, my wife called back and cancelled the 6:00 reservation and told them why.... More 

Thank mjfoster
Lacey, Washington
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34 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 August 2015

This evening my husband and I celebrated our 40th anniversary at the Water Street Cafe. We have previously eaten at this restaurant and enjoyed very good food and attentive service. I called to make a reservation and told the receptionist we were celebrating our 40th anniversary and wanted a quiet table to enjoy a leisurely meal with our friends. We... More 

Thank Suzanne C

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Seafood, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
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Open Hours
11:30 - 14:00
16:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 14:00
16:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 14:00
16:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 14:00
16:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 14:00
16:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 14:00
16:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 14:00
16:30 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 610 Water St SW, Olympia, WA 98501-1025
  • Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  Olympia

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