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Oyster House

320 4th Ave W, Olympia, WA 98501-1006
+1 360-753-7000
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  • Excellent27%
  • Very good23%
  • Average19%
  • Poor15%
  • Terrible16%
Travellers talk about
“halibut” (40 reviews)
“seafood” (46 reviews)
“chowder” (32 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 AM - 9:00 PMAll hours
American, Bar, Seafood, Soups
$$ - $$$
320 4th Ave W, Olympia, WA 98501-1006
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1 - 10 of 418 reviews

Reviewed 5 days ago

Came here with my wife and two daughters (ages 35 and 11). Was a rainy day and thought a nice meal with a view would be great. We love seafood. Arrived about 2 PM and very few customers were in the place so service would...More

Thank David S
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Oyster House burned down a few years ago but they rebuilt and recaptured their regulars. The food is good (mostly seafood). Parking is an issue. Can be noisy. Good service.

Thank janlS6763BR
Reviewed 22 October 2017 via mobile

Have been here a few times. First time, my friend and I had scallops. They were very watery and definitely not good. Today, my husband and I had oysters. They were huge pacifics and are not settling well for either of us. If the restaurant...More

1  Thank MAnative
Reviewed 25 September 2017

We went here for my mom's 81st birthday. The good news is the pan fried Oysters and the Oysters Rockafeller were good. Thank goodness that is what she had. The afternoon was beautiful so we ate outside. Why a poor rating? This used to be...More

1  Thank GinaFN
Reviewed 25 September 2017

Went to dinner with another couple and were excited to dine at what has been promoted as the oldest restaurant in WA. Service was terrible - appetizer clams were disgusting and we didn't eat them, the butter for the clams arrived with the entree, the...More

1  Thank skdcall
Reviewed 24 September 2017 via mobile

Worst salmon ever. Way overpriced. I would never eat there. Service was fair. Mixed orders. Salad poor. Rolls are old. Butter old. I heard the oysters were good.

1  Thank Bob N
Reviewed 4 September 2017 via mobile

Stopped in for lunch. Restaurant closed!!! Sign just said "Be back Tuesday". No other explanation! Very disappointed as we wanted to take out of town guests!

2  Thank Lisa V
Reviewed 1 September 2017

We have always been happy with Oly Oyster House until yesterday when we went for our anniversary dinner. 1. Tried to order and pay for shrimp to add on dinner salad but told they couldn't do that but only on Caesar salad 2. Salad served...More

1  Thank Deon R
Reviewed 31 August 2017

My friend called in her order, when she got to the restaurant, the cost was 3x the price listed on the website. I've checked. The prices are still lower on the website after her experience. When questioned, the clerk called someone who said the price...More

1  Thank badexperiencehere940
Reviewed 26 August 2017 via mobile

Great patio seating on the waterfront on a lovely day with high hopes for a quality seafood and service experience. Unfortunately, both were marginal. Although represented on the menu to contain crab, prawns and scallops, the Louie Seafood Salad presented contained mostly small fragments of...More

1  Thank J T
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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
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, View, Kids, Local cuisine, Groups
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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