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5th Avenue Sandwich Shop

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117 5th Ave SE, Olympia, WA 98501-1121
+1 360-705-3393
10:00 - 16:00
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Mon - Fri 10:00 - 16:00
Sat 11:00 - 16:00
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Malvern, United Kingdom
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275 reviews
150 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 258 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

Trust me on this one-if you are seeking a really superb sandwich and incredibly great service then go here. This place certainly deserves its very positive and glowing reviews. The sandwiches and soup are truly wonderful. We were allowed to try some samples to help us make a decision and both soups of the day sounded delicious! Bread is freshly... More 

Thank gowerguy
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016 via mobile

Great sandwiches and soups! All fresh ingredients and very friendly people. Get there early - they get busy!!

Olympia, Washington
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016

Was there at the end of August around lunch time. The service, food and atmosphere were great. My homemad soup and homemade bread were fab. Then I treated myself to a homemade berry pie ala mode.

Thank karenmcg59
Astoria, Oregon
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82 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2016

An absolutely wonderful experience and a fabulous chocolate shop across the street. Downtown, so you get to experience the homeless, sad on many levels! Do not let that detract from a sandwich shop that is bigger than most restaurants. They make most of their own bread, seem to have a huge takeout business, offered us excellent service and primo food!... More 

Thank Wildchinook
Huddersfield, United Kingdom
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260 reviews
193 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 116 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2016 via mobile

Called in here for lunch and had two great sandwiches and coffee. The staff was really friendly and helpful even though was getting close to closing.

Thank Paul D
Olympia, Washington
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33 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2016

Really homey atmosphere, great sandwiches on homemade bread. Gets pretty busy during the lunch hour. Make sure and get yourself a cookie on your way out!

Thank krchavez
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49 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016

Wonderful salads and sandwiches---homemade bread even!!! And the deserts are wonderful too... This place is hopping at lunch time....but the staff are fast and friendly..

Thank Greekrlm
Olympia, Washington
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

Best pickles. Best egg salad sandwich. Best French fries. This place can do no wrong! Literally my fav sandwich shop in Olympia. The bread is thick and homemade and they don't scrimp here. If you are in a lunch rush, maybe not the best time place to come because there usually is a wait. Especially thru the tight fitting drive... More 

Thank staplesmc
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016

Whether it's the classic Reuben, the raspberry cream pie, or the red potato salad (can you tell what my favorites are) you can't go wrong with anything you select off the menu. Awesome food and great staff!

Thank Jill R
Lacey, Washington
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016

I am told the 5th Avenue Sandwich shop has been around for over 30 years and there is good reason it is still thriving. They are still doing things the old fashioned way. Their bread is baked fresh daily so the sandwiches are amazing. Their soups and salads are also noteworthy as are the reasonable prices. In addition to the... More 

Thank JohnG98516

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Soups, Gluten Free Options
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
10:00 - 16:00
10:00 - 16:00
10:00 - 16:00
10:00 - 16:00
10:00 - 16:00
11:00 - 16:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 117 5th Ave SE, Olympia, WA 98501-1121
  • Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  Olympia
  • Phone Number: +1 360-705-3393

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