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Gardner's Restaurant

111 Thurston Ave NW, Olympia, WA 98501-1043
+1 360-786-8466
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  • Excellent77%
  • Very good14%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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Steakhouse, American, Seafood, Gluten Free Options
111 Thurston Ave NW, Olympia, WA 98501-1043
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Reviewed 1 week ago

After having a so-so experience the day before at another nearby restaurant, we found this one on yelp or something. It's awesome! Looks like crap from the outside and don't count on any window view, but don't pass it up. Has a private parking lot...More

Thank BrananMike
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

You might not guess from the modest exterior of this place, but it is a really notable place to eat. I visited with my family for dinner and have to say that the interior is very comfortable and the food is really excellent. I had...More

Thank docboar
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I had been to Gardner's on two different occasions - over 10 years ago. When I was thinking where I should take hubby for his birthday, I remembered this little gem. We had 4 courses and drinks. At the end of the meal hubby said...More

Thank CBarcomb
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

My favorite restaurant in Olympia! Gardners delivers exactly as promised. Delicious food (love the veggies!), great service and a cozy atmosphere. This is our go to place for out of town guests, family dinners out as well as date nights. You can't go wrong with...More

Thank Molly M
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Hands down the most romantic restaurant in Olympia! It is a guarantee that you will love your experience at Gardner's! Wonderful staff and management. Enjoy!

Thank Heather J
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Usually more of a special moments restaurant. The professional staff made a wonder night for the whole family, ages three to sixty. If have a sweet tooth or not don't pass up in house made dessert. You can also slip in late to the counter...More

Thank 789joyce
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Olympia is not known for its fine restaurants. However, I've had the pleasure of eating at some of the finest restaurants in North America and Gardner's is on that list. It is a small locally owned restaurant that has charm and personality dished up with...More

Thank shirleyl2017
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

My wife and I have been eating at Gardner's for more than 25 years and my favorite dish is and has been for 25 years their Seafood Alfredo; very fresh seafood, creamy alfredo sauce and all other good things. Do call for reservations and leave...More

Thank MikeRyherd
Reviewed 21 May 2017 via mobile

This was our first time here. Judging from the outside, the place looks like a diner dive more than a place to drop $100-200 bucks on a meal. We get inside and are promptly greeted and seated. Good ambiance, but not what we expected with...More

1  Thank Kristian K
Reviewed 30 April 2017 via mobile

I've come to Gardner's 3-4 times in the past year and every time it's delicious. The restaurant is small, intimate, and has great special occasion lighting. I've been here with my husband twice and with a small fry of friends twice. You need a reservation...More

1  Thank Angie H
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Mary Jane S
yes, thank you - where is it ? - local landmarks nearby ?
8 April 2017|
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Response from andreae707 | Reviewed this property |
The state capital building and the marina are all within a very short distance.
Subject: An inquiry from a TripAdvisor user Hello. We are planning to visit your restaurant soon. We wanted to find out if you have any menu items that a family member could eat. The family member has the following food allergies: gluten, corn, soy, and peanut. We would appreciate this information. Thank you.
28 August 2015|
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Response from OlyJones | Reviewed this property |
The menu is posted on line at the restaurants website. The menu looks to me as though your family member will find several choices.
What is the corkage fee?
5 August 2015|
Response from Barry W |
It is the fee a restraunt charges if you bring your own wine to be served there.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$15 - US$35
Restaurant features
Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
Open Hours
17:00 - 20:15
17:00 - 20:15
17:00 - 20:15
17:00 - 20:15
16:30 - 20:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 111 Thurston Ave NW, Olympia, WA 98501-1043
  • Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  Olympia
  • Phone Number: +1 360-786-8466
  • E-mail
Gardner's has been family owned since 1983 and has proven to be the favorite place to dine in Olympia. Gardner's Executive Chef Dan Keith favors the freshest local and seasonal ingredients. Everything is created from scratch, including soups and sauces to an abundance of desserts. With many local wines offered by the glass or by bottle, you are sure to find that perfect pour for any entrée. We hope you join us soon. Make your reservation by telephone or online at Open Table.
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