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McMenamins Spar Cafe

114 4th Ave E, Olympia, WA 98501-1103
+1 360-357-6444
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  • Excellent30%
  • Very good45%
  • Average15%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible2%
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Open Now
7:00 a.m. - 1:00 a.m. Hours
Cafe, American, Bar, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
114 4th Ave E, Olympia, WA 98501-1103
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Reviewed yesterday

I love all the McMenamins and since moving to the southwest hadn't been to one in years. Went for breakfast. I just love them! I love the old buildings with history that they save and this one was no different. Wonderful atmosphere, amazing food, great...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank KGodinez
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

5 of us met for a reunion. Bar was as beautiful as it was 50 years ago, empty bar and very hard to get second and third beers, had time for more but service was so slow it wasn’t enjoyable.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank John S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Ate there with my wife on a Friday night. It was busy, but no wait. Had a basic hamburger with tater tots. It was good and a good value. My wife had mac & cheese. It was cold, but the waitress took it back and...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Scott M
Reviewed November 2, 2018 via mobile

Nice chilled vibe for breakfast. Reminded me of old American glamour. Fabulous poached eggs. Freshly squeezed orange juice and lovely children's menu. My daughter loved the porridge

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank fantazeyEngland
Reviewed November 1, 2018 via mobile

I like coming for dinner or a post dinner night cap. The scotch and whiskey choices are good and often a knowledgeable bar tender is available for good insight. Food is damn good and the atmosphere is dark with dark wood all over the place....More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Dr_Veritas
Reviewed October 9, 2018 via mobile

Decided to stop and get our stamp. The place had a fun vibe. We both really enjoyed our food. I had the cubano and my husband had the special sandwich which was cheese and apple butter

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Swimmy128
Reviewed September 16, 2018

Loved the decor! There was a women’s drinking area - women weren’t allowed in bars so would drink in this litttle area while their husbands could drink in the main area. A visual delight is the wooden bar and the curtained booths in the back.

Date of visit: September 2018
1  Thank melemike
Reviewed September 14, 2018

We enjoyed our meal towards the end of happy hour on a lively Friday evening. The service was great. The atmosphere was lots of fun -- so much to look at around the place. We look forward to going back.

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank MaryClareLeader
Reviewed September 3, 2018 via mobile

A good stop for lunch. Service was friendly and quick, but not rushed. Some concern for the number of homeless on the streets.

Date of visit: March 2018
Thank LV-and-BF
Reviewed August 28, 2018

I've been to several McMenamin's and this one is OK. We took the family there for lunch and beer after our trip to the local Farmer's Market. I really liked the vegan burger - much better than I'd expected for a non-meat option. The sweet...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank David D
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July 16, 2017|
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Response from jroberto | 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
June 6, 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.
August 21, 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
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
7:00 a.m. - 12:00 a.m.
7:00 a.m. - 12:00 a.m.
7:00 a.m. - 12:00 a.m.
7:00 a.m. - 12:00 a.m.
7:00 a.m. - 12:00 a.m.
7:00 a.m. - 1:00 a.m.
7:00 a.m. - 1:00 a.m.
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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