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Olympia Tea Room

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74 Bay St., Watch Hill, Westerly, RI 02891
401/348-8211
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11:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Mon - Sat 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch

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  • 31
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Definitely not a tea room

We went to the Olympia Tea Room with another couple last weekend. They have a weekend home nearby and we were visiting them. We went on a Friday night and had to wait almost an hour for a table. They don't take reservations. The men went to the bar and my friend and I went shopping on the same... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 29, 2015
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Cincinnati
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Cincinnati
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

We went to the Olympia Tea Room with another couple last weekend. They have a weekend home nearby and we were visiting them. We went on a Friday night and had to wait almost an hour for a table. They don't take reservations. The men went to the bar and my friend and I went shopping on the same street.... More 

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Montreal, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

The food was just ok! Don't order the calamari! The parpadelle Bolognese is pretty good. Didn't care for the oysters either. Not the best service either. Very rushed.

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New York State
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

On a Friday at 4:15 PM, after an afternoon of shopping, our party of 4 thought it would be nice to sit and have a drink. We entered the restaurant and saw a full bar, but at least 1/3 of the tables were empty. Our greeter said "4 for lunch"? We said, no, we'd just like to have a drink,... More 

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New Tripoli, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

Good local restaurant, laid back atmosphere with a Florida Key West look. Server was very friendly a great local stop.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

Old business that has been around. Vintage decorations, with options from seafood to sandwiches. Unfortunately, our waitress didn't tell us about the specials, we knew about them only because another waitress told her table about them. Food was good, wine expensive, but very nice. Lobster roll was delicious, served on a croissant which made it difficult to eat. Eggplant on... More 

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Tolland, Connecticut
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

Went for a couple mid afternoon drink and appetizers. Waitress who was probably college age seemed annoyed that we only ordered 2 apps. Not very friendly or helpful and definitely not the pathway to good tips!

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Newport, Rhode Island
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Olympia is right on the main street in WH, couple of outside tables good for people watching. We sat inside - funky fun interior; great seafood and service; and an amazing selection of desserts (we saw eclairs the size of soccer balls go by). Can't miss.

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Westerly, Rhode Island
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Because this restaurant is in a very heavy tourist area, we didn't expect the quality of food we received. Being senior citizens, we shared an open faced steak sandwich with delicious mushrooms and onions smothered with cheese. The fries were tasty and stayed crispy to the bitter end. I assume they are homemade and not frozen. We ended with key... More 

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White Plains, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

This was my first time in Watch Hill and after going into a few shops and talking with the owners/workers, we found out the the Tea Room is one of the only places to eat as dining options are limited. We were sat immediately which was good especially since it was a nice sunny Sunday, but I suspect there would... More 

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Norwood, Massachusetts
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

We decided to go to see what the wait was at the Olympia Tea Room for lunch on a busy summer Saturday. We were told by the hostess 35-40 minute wait for a table for 4. We decided to stay and wait it out simply because the options for a sit down lunch in the nearby area was limited. To... More 

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Additional Information about Olympia Tea Room

Address: 74 Bay St., Watch Hill, Westerly, RI 02891
Phone Number: 401/348-8211
Location: United States  >  Rhode Island (RI)  >  South County  >  Westerly  >  Watch Hill
Open Hours:
Sunday 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Friday 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 30
Cuisine: Contemporary

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Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 74 Bay St., Watch Hill, Westerly, RI 02891
  • Location: United States  >  Rhode Island (RI)  >  South County  >  Westerly  >  Watch Hill
  • Phone Number: 401/348-8211

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 30
  • Cuisine: Contemporary
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm

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