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Oyster House

320 4th Ave W, Olympia, WA 98501-1006
+1 360-753-7000
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  • Excellent26%
  • Very good23%
  • Average19%
  • Poor15%
  • Terrible17%
Travellers talk about
“oysters” (75 reviews)
“chowder” (32 reviews)
“fresh seafood” (11 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM Hours
American, Bar, Seafood
$$ - $$$
320 4th Ave W, Olympia, WA 98501-1006
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Reviewed 4 days ago

As of August 14, 2018 the Oyster House appears to be CLOSED permanently. Visual inspection showed the inside of the restaurant in disarray, and doors locked on a beautiful Wednesday evening.

Thank Brian O
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I would not eat here again. They have one of the best locations in town, however the food is very expensive and this wouldn’t bother me if it was delicious....but that is not the case. You would be better off getting bar food and paying...More

Thank Cathy H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This has been our go to restaurant for over 30 years. We were told that the owners has passed and the daughter was running it now but not sure if that is correct. Our food as not hot upon arrival. Service was good but not...More

Thank Fdelidude
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Years back, we used to go to the Oyster House for Fish & Chips that was quite passable at a reasonable price. Today, it was a beautiful 80 degree sunny day, so we decided to go back and sit by the water for an enjoyable...More

1  Thank BobybC
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stopped here for an early dinner. Got a table right by the windows overlooking the marina. Great view. Crab cakes were much bigger than expected, and fish and chips were good sized - we went away full and happy.

Thank davemonahan21
Reviewed 9 July 2018

We would never return. The prices were inflated, the server untrained (had to explain to him what a negroni was.) Other than the oysters the food was bland and nothing to get excited about.

Thank Phillip N
Reviewed 1 July 2018

The Bottom Line: The price is OUTRAGEOUS compared to the quality and amount of food you get. Seriously consider going somewhere else if you want high end, problem free dining. Our first and last trip to the Oyster House was the result of it being...More

1  Thank Tom-H98532
Reviewed 25 June 2018 via mobile

This place reminds me of going out for dinner with my grandparents, and I mean that in the best way! It’s old school family dining on the Olympia waterfront, has a menu that works for everyone and the fish and chips were great! I highly...More

Thank lildebil
Reviewed 25 June 2018 via mobile

My son and I were looking for a fast place to eat on our way to SeaTac. We stopped to see Olympia and stumbled upon Oyster House. What a beautiful location right on the harbor. I had a delicious order of Halibut and chips while...More

Thank mafischl
Reviewed 27 May 2018 via mobile

First the restaurant burned down and was rebuilt. Then the husband died. The window took over and has run the restaurant into the ground. Place is virtually deserted at dinner time, even Friday and Saturday. Warm sunny days the outside setting is unoccupied. Those who...More

3  Thank Eurail
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2 September 2017|
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Response from thefarmer61 | Reviewed this property |
Well I read a lot of other reviews and in my opinion, the owner needs to sell the place. And yes, it is very sad
23 August 2015|
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Response from Paul N | Reviewed this property |
I would give them a call at (360) 753-7000 Best, Paul
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, View, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 320 4th Ave W, Olympia, WA 98501-1006
  • Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  Olympia
  • Phone Number: +1 360-753-7000
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