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“Another Good McMenamins Location”

McMenamins Spar Cafe
Ranked #15 of 367 Restaurants in Olympia
Certificate of Excellence
Dining options: After-hours, Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast
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Dining options: After-hours, Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast
Reviewed 16 July 2018

I've eaten at several McMenamins' locations in Washington and Oregon, and there's a nice consistency among them, even though there is some variation in the menus. They serve good cocktails, tasty sandwiches, soups, and fried dishes, as well as killer mac and cheese. The service is casual, but always friendly. The old buildings that they rehab for their locations are great. If you'd visited the old Spar (as I have), you'd know what a step up this is!

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Thank Emmesol
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Reviewed 14 July 2018

Had plans to go to 5th Avenue Sandwich Shop, but looked like they had moved and we weren't really sure where to find it. We had past this place looking for parking and since it was just a block over decided to try it.

Really cool old building. Menus is pretty decent and we did enjoy what we had. Service did leave a little to be desired. Two of us ordered soup but it wasn't delivered prior to the main entree and had clearly been sitting for a while.

Decent place for lunch, but nothing to write home about. Would go again.

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Thank Allison F
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Reviewed 12 July 2018

Poor service,mediocre food. chicken appetizer dry and tasteless. Place was not busy and food took a long time.

Thank Sando1951
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Reviewed 10 July 2018 via mobile

The front windows and small outside tables are great for watching a steady stream of walkers, bikers, sometimes stumblers. The food is good quality. Always reliable at McMennamins. Tried a cucumber margarita. Really good, refreshing and not sweet. Perfect for summer afternoon sipping. We came because my friend, a long time resident had never been to the Spar. She loves old hole in the wall bars so the atmosphere was perfect!

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Reviewed 29 June 2018 via mobile

We enjoyed a wonderful brunch and all four dishes were excellent! Huevos Rancheros, pancakes and crab cake eggs benny. Try the cherry cider. I am not usually a cider fan but this one is dry and almost like a dry sparkling wine.
Great service too in an historic setting.

Thank Noreen A
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