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Gardner's Restaurant

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Fri., 01-18

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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2018 Winner

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Dungeness Crab Dip
Artichoke hearts and cheeses, Flat bread
Steamed Clams
Fresh local clams, Butter
Calamari Steak
Sliced, Floured and pan fried, Garlic and lemon, Aioli
Razor Clams
Floured and pan fried, Lemon and butter
Stuffed Mushrooms
Bacon, peppers, onion and cheeses
Floured and pan fried or poached
Seasonal Side Salad
Side Salad
house-made bleu cheese or caesar
Gardner's Seafood Salad
Shrimp, scallops, crab, calamari and seasonal fish
French Onion
Gruyere, mozzarella and parmesan cheeses
available Friday and Saturday
Served with fresh vegetables
Seafood Fettuccine
Scallops, crab, shrimp, clams and mushrooms. Choice of cream sauce or olive oil, white wine, garlic, lemon and dijon sauce
Italian sausage, ground beef, cheeses and marinara
Seafood Cannelloni
Crab, scallops and shrimp, Baked in pasta, Bechamel and marinara with cheeses
Mushroom Ravioli
Caramelized onions, butter, garlic, sherry and parmesan
Served with fresh vegetables and choice of polenta, mushroom risotto or potato
Seasonal Fish
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(Fisherman's Stew) Clams, shrimp, scallops, prawns and seasonal fish. Spicy Italian tomato sauce
Dungeness Crab Casserole
Crab, bacon, mushrooms, green onions, cream and cheeses, Baked
Lightly floured and sauteed, Cream, lemon and dill
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Seafood Trio
Prawns, scallop, dungeness crab, onions, and mushrooms, White wine, garlic, lemon and butter
Served with fresh vegetables and choice of polenta, mushroom risotto or potato
Tenderloin Steak
Top Sirloin
Lamb Chops
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Duroc Pork Chop
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Chicken Piccata
Floured and sauteed, White wine, lemon, cream and capers
Chicken Parmesan
Floured and sauteed, Marinara and cheeses, Fettuccine
Grey Goose, Hendricks or Tanqueray "10" $13.0
Gin or Vodka, Dry vermouth
Maker's Mark Bourbon, Sweet vermouth, Bitters
Tito's Vodka, Cointreau, Fresh lime juice, Cranberry juice
Lemon Drop
Tito's Vodka, Triple Sec, Fresh lemon juice, Sugared rim
Suaza Hornitos Tequila, Cointreau, Fresh lime juice
Old Fashioned
Bulleit Rye Whisky, Orange, Lemon, Cherry, Sugar, Bitters
Gin Sour
Hendricks Gin, Fresh lemon juice, Simple syrup
Bulleit Rye, Absinthe, Peychauds bitters
Gardner's St. Germaine Martini
Tito's Vodka, St. Germaine Liqueur, Pink grapefruit juice
Barbados Lemonade
Mount Gay Rum, Fresh lemon juice, Brown sugar simple syrup
Jameson Irish Whiskey, Gran Marnier, Sweet vermouth, Orange bitters
Tequila Blush
Suaza Hornitos Tequila, Pomagranate juice, Lime, Soda
Cherry Collins
Grey Goose Cherry Noir, Fresh lemon juice, Simple syrup, Splash of soda
Heather's Sidecar
Double pour of Maker's Mark Bourbon, Cointreau, Muddled orange
Lemon Meringue Drop
Vanilla Tito's Vodka, Triple Sec, Fresh lemon juice, Simple syrup, Sugared rim
Coors Light
Ghostfish Grapefruit IPA
Pyramid Hefeweizen
Lagunitas Dogtown Pale Ale
7 Seas Rude Parrot IPA
Fremont Interurban IPA
Ridgetop Red Ale
Black Butte Porter
Guinness Kaliber (NA)
Seattle Cider Semi Sweet
Please check our wine rack in the lobby for other great wines $30
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.
US$15 - US$35
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
Steakhouse, American, Seafood
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, Accepts Credit Cards
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All reviews seafood trio tenderloin steak casserole marionberry cobbler cioppino dungeness crab razor clams salad prawns dessert tray special occasion smaller restaurant perfect evening fine dining anniversary dinner lovely restaurant cooked to perfection
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

A friend recommended this restaurant and I'm glad they did. The service was efficient and the variety and quality of food was exceptional. I, along with my friend, highly recommend this restaurant for a very nice dinner.

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank mnorth18
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Dropped in because we were staying at hotel next-door and what a pleasant surprise. Does not look like much on outside but lovely inside, the best service and food to die for. Will be on our go-to list when back in area. A must go...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank charlespV2413HL
Reviewed December 11, 2018

We've stayed in the hotel adjacent to Gardners many times and walked right past it on our way to other places to eat. When we finally visited we were just blown away. This is a perfectly lovely restaurant. Inside the atmosphere is relaxed and elegant....More

Date of visit: November 2018
1  Thank Blake M
Reviewed November 24, 2018 via mobile

If you are ever in the area don’t miss on the opportunity to have dinner here!!! It was delicious.. the platter, the main courses and the out of this world cheesecake!! Best dinner for the whole trip!!!

Date of visit: October 2018
1  Thank ioana_TravelFYI
Reviewed November 16, 2018 via mobile

We’ve been going to Gardner’s for decades and there has been little change in almost 40 years. The food is excellent and they do a good job of pairing wine to your meal. We’re always to full for desert after dinner but never fail to...More

Date of visit: October 2018
1  Thank John S
Reviewed November 6, 2018

We went to Gardeners recently and we were pleasantly surprised at how good it was. My girlfriend had not been there in years but her impression was it was a little overpriced old-school place. When we walked in she immediately said "They've upgraded". It was...More

Date of visit: November 2018
1  Thank Scott P
Reviewed October 2, 2018

Wonderful food, great ambience, personalized and attentive service. It's our favorite place to go for special occasions.

Date of visit: June 2018
1  Thank Kristy K
Reviewed September 25, 2018 via mobile

My husband and I had the best scallops, in preparation and pairing. Steak was also cooked perfectly. Staff was helpful and very attentive. Gardner’s is always a home run!

Date of visit: September 2018
2  Thank Horselover5506
Reviewed September 20, 2018

Outstanding service, a fabulous selection of desserts, dinner was delicious. Atmosphere was great for our romantic evening away. Parking was the only challenge as we had to deal with Harbor Days traffic.

Date of visit: August 2018
1  Thank Andrew B
Reviewed September 3, 2018

We love this place. The food is outstanding. We loved the baked oysters and usually order the scallops. The service is excellent.

Date of visit: August 2018
2  Thank Jim L
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July 16, 2017|
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Response from I4557QMsarahs | Property representative |
I'm sorry, but we don't usually have vegan offerings. One option we could do is pasta with veggies and an olive oil based sauce.
Mary Jane S
April 8, 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.
August 28, 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.
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