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King Solomon's Reef

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American, Diner
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212 4th Ave E, Olympia, WA 98501-1105
+1 360-742-3199
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08:00 - 03:00
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Completely love this place! Excelen service, food and prices. Come with all your family is a very friendly place.

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Thank YulyRyo
Olympia, Washington
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69 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Excellent food and people-watching. Famous tot-chos (tater tot nachos) are excellent and the enormous Rocky Mountain Rescue dessert is EPIC! Fried chicken, hot legs, mac & cheese, burgers, monte cristo- all excellent.

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Thank Wendy B
Issaquah,
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57 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 March 2017 via mobile

Nothing fancy but a really good breakfast and friendly service. I had chicken and waffles and my brother had corned beef hash, both were really good. Seats at the counter and tables give an old school feel, will go back again next time I'm in Olympia.

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Thank Steve H
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38 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 March 2017 via mobile

This place was awesome. I know some reviews in here talk about it being a little dirty. No. This place is awesome. It's a cafe in downtown. It's exactly as it should be. The service was awesome and friendly. The food was amazing. The reuban burger was hands down to die for. Definitely come check this place out!!

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Thank Michael F
BC
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50 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 December 2016 via mobile

I had the eggs Benedict and the kids had a mixed breakfast. Husband had the corned beef. All excellent. The only slight issue is that the food was seriously rich. A little too greasy for my taste. Colouring and relaxed staff for the kids. With the bonus of lovely fellow customers. Nice atmosphere!

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Thank katey1010
Seattle
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41 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 December 2016

Let us start here: if you are a clean freak, don't step foot in this place. It needs a good floor to ceiling cleaning. However,if you can overlook gritty floors, sticky tables, you can expect some fantastic food. Amazing sandwiches and interesting menu. With a little work, this could be a standout place.

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Thank George A
Chehalis, Washington
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 November 2016

First of all this place is not cheap nor is it even affordable for a family in my opinion. My wife and I read the reviews and thought hey the next time we are in Olympia we are going to check this place out. It was HORRIBLE, we ordered a bacon burger and fish and chips, we had our order... More 

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Lindy M, Owner at King Solomon's Reef, responded to this review

GoodForYou01- I am sorry that the quality of our food did not meet and exceed your expectations. We bread our fish in-house with breading we made and buy our burgers from the local butcher shop. We have always prided ourselves on being able to offer from-scratch food at a very affordable price. As you may have heard, raising the minimum... More 

Sioux Falls, SD
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90 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 November 2016

I had the hot turkey sandwich with mashed potatoes and a hot chocolate. While the hot chocolate was clearly Swiss Miss, it was delicious and came with whipped cream. The food was delicious. Steve's mac and cheese was good but not great. The decor was very diner-y and I would definitely go back.

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Thank lizSiouxFalls_SD
Lindy M, Owner at King Solomon's Reef, responded to this review

lizSiouxFalls_SD, Thank you for stopping in! More 

Olympia, Washington
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23 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 October 2016

Looks like a dive--but its a great local treasure. Big portions. Great pie and milk shakes. Chili is world class. Stays open real late.

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Thank arcturusmoon
Lakewood, Washington
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271 reviews
139 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 October 2016

I love dive bars and diners, and this place fits that bill. It reminds me a little of some of my east coast hang outs. Get breakfast, have a drink, and then go walk the waterfront.

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Thank djstatick

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American, Diner
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
08:00 - 03:00
Monday
08:00 - 03:00
Tuesday
08:00 - 03:00
Wednesday
08:00 - 03:00
Thursday
08:00 - 03:00
Friday
08:00 - 03:00
Saturday
08:00 - 03:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 212 4th Ave E, Olympia, WA 98501-1105
  • Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  Olympia
  • Phone Number: +1 360-742-3199

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