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McMenamins Spar Cafe

) #13 of 289 Restaurants in Olympia $$ - $$$ Cafe, American,
114 4th Ave E, Olympia, WA 98501-1103
+1 360-357-6444
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  • Excellent30%
  • Very good41%
  • Average17%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible3%
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Cafe, American, Bar, Pub
$$ - $$$
114 4th Ave E, Olympia, WA 98501-1103
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Reviewed 4 days ago

We stopped here for breakfast. I had a breakfast bowl, called "Joe's Special", without eggs, please, with a biscuit. The titled dish, was unusual for breakfast, and so delicious. I love to eat, and it would be hard to return to Olympia, and not repeat...More

Thank therese h
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Yummy fish tacos on the app menu. Love the historic feel of the bar. Walking distance to the Governor Hotel and shops.

Thank crkuffner
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We ran the lakefair 8k and supported in for breakfast afterwards. I had the Spar breakfast. Check out the size of this biscuit! Had a little trouble with the meshing of me and my friends bill but the food is great!

Thank friar77
Reviewed 6 July 2017

GREAT place! Original pub in the heart of old town. Atmosphere in abundance. Great food and good service. An artesian well right in the back of the pub! What else would you want for brewing great beers?

Thank Matthew P
Reviewed 1 July 2017 via mobile

We are not beer drinkers, so we tried the black cherry hard cider in order to get another Passport stamp. Wow...we are converts! This tart cherry beverage was perfect on a hot summer day as we traveled through Olympia. The pizza was very good; generous...More

Thank GrammiePapa
Reviewed 26 June 2017 via mobile

Went to the spar with my family on a Sunday morning. Had a great Spar breakfast and my wife had the blueberry pancakes. Service was outstanding. I inhaled my food for I just gone on a 12 mile run. Everything was tasty, but the hash...More

Thank Andrew B
Reviewed 22 June 2017

First off, we enjoyed the McMenamins craft beers. I could just drink the beer, but I saw the menu and it all looked great. The seared Ahi tuna was as good as expected, but small. A side salad went well with it. My daughter got...More

Thank Doug H
Reviewed 16 June 2017 via mobile

We stopped by while visiting family in the area. The restaurant has a cool feel of another era. We started out with an order of Cajun Tater Tots, which were good but nothing too impressive. I ordered the Fish Tacos, which again were good but...More

Thank Mike G
Reviewed 13 June 2017

Summer was our server and I will ask for her every time. She is fantastic! Such a great atmosphere and all the staff is great, but Summer goes above and beyond. I will be a regular.

Thank DanielleStricklett
Reviewed 21 May 2017 via mobile

Pancakes were good with no bizarre aftertaste. The bowls were hearty but I should have followed my wife in subbing bacon for the ground beef, which tasted grimy and low quality. Everything else in the bowls was good, including the generous amount of grilled bell...More

Thank Kristian K
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16 July 2017|
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Response from Robert L | Reviewed this property |
I do not know if there is anything in particular on the menu but just ask them to make something special for you. These guys are usually very good about taking care of the customers.
Penny S
6 June 2017|
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Response from Jhonesnaps60 | Reviewed this property |
Breakfast ends around 1100 to 1200hrs. You can also google to find the answer its correct.
21 August 2015|
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Response from joslyn1966 | Reviewed this property |
The folks at Mcmenamins Spar are super helpful. I have a gluten intolerance and my wife can't eat soy and we do great at all the Mcmenamins including spar.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Cafe, American, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Takeout
Good for
Groups, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
07:00 - 00:00
07:00 - 00:00
07:00 - 00:00
07:00 - 00:00
07:00 - 00:00
07:00 - 01:00
07:00 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 114 4th Ave E, Olympia, WA 98501-1103
  • Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  Olympia
  • Phone Number: +1 360-357-6444
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