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Olympia Tea Room

$$ - $$$
American, Seafood, Contemporary
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74 Bay St., Watch Hill, Westerly, RI 02891
+1 401-348-8211
11:30 - 22:00
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Sun 12:00 - 22:00
Mon - Sat 11:30 - 22:00
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Hoboken, New Jersey
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64 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2015

Watch Hill is a very small town and Olympia is the only place to eat, literally. There is only 1 or 2 other places here. You will have a wait for a seat and once you get in the staff is ready to to assist. The beer is good with a few local craft brews and there is a small... More 

Thank Hobogeorge
Hartford, Connecticut
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223 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 138 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2015 via mobile

Couldn't believe how slow the kitchen was for a simple lunch. Very expensive, as well. But with limited options, what can you expect? They are under no pressure to excel here. The food tastes fine, but nothing special. Strange decor choices.

Thank Wendy S
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33 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2015

Great bar with the best bartenders. Food is phenomenal with multiple selections. I had the Portuguese fish special which was spicy and cooked perfect. My girlfriend had the scallops cooked perfect and plenty when served with home made orzo. We always do a dinner at the bar when visiting during the summer.

Thank Thomas F
New York City, New York
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 2015 via mobile

Great Oysters and the special of Scallops with Rigatoni and Pancetta was superb. They knew how to make a great Manhattan. Dinner for 2, 6 courses and 2 drinks was $115. Very reasonable for such quality.

Thank justkop
Granby, Connecticut
2 reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 August 2015

It's basically the only restaurant in Watchhill. It is usually packed. We were able to get right in for a late lunch on Saturday. The food was ok as was the service.

Thank Ed H
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 August 2015 via mobile

Visited yesterday. Food was excellent. I had the halibut special - best fish I have eaten in several years. The cheese pizza (made with Parmesan, garlic and crushed tomatoes) is awesome. Staff and waitresses are professional and efficient.

Thank Steven W
Level Contributor
4 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2015

Food/Menu is great. Only issue is waiting time. Eating at the bar is a good alternative. Also wish they did take out

Thank Alan S
Cromwell, Connecticut
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23 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2015 via mobile

Had a wonderful meal and cocktails! The bartender recommended a very refreshing and delicious peach drink that I can't wait to try to make! Also had the best Lobster salad ever! Very friendly staff and beautiful location.

1 Thank Deb F
U.S.A. East Coast
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153 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 August 2015

Right out of the past. Little changed since the 1940's. Located in Watch Hill, RI it is a great place to visit with good food and good service.

Thank JackRabbit88
Charlestown, Rhode Island
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11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 August 2015

Olympia has been the only real sit-down place in Watch Hill for a long time, and they act like it. The food ranges from OK to occasionally good, but it is pricey and the service reflects the fact they are pretty much the only show in this part of town. so lots of tourist/ visitors. No reservations, can be pretty... More 

Thank cmy88

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
American, Seafood, Contemporary
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
View, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
12:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 74 Bay St., Watch Hill, Westerly, RI 02891
  • Location: United States  >  Rhode Island (RI)  >  South County  >  Westerly  >  Watch Hill
  • Phone Number: +1 401-348-8211

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