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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: Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 37
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  • 14
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Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
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Brought some friends from out-of-town to the Olympia Tea Room on a Friday afternoon at the height of the summer season. Very busy but we didn't have a long wait for a table, which was surprising. Service was good but felt a little rushed. I have eaten here on a few other occasions and was always... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed October 14, 2015
Linda02813
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Westerly, Rhode Island
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Westerly, Rhode Island
2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2015

We live in Westerly and enjoy spending time in Watch Hill. On Columbus Day weekend , we went to the Olympia on a Sunday afternoon at 2:30 PM for some appetizers and drinks. The party included my wife, my mom and two teen aged daughters and me. We went into the restaurant and noticed a large number of empty tables.... More 

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Thank McDaddy34
Westerly, Rhode Island
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28 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

Brought some friends from out-of-town to the Olympia Tea Room on a Friday afternoon at the height of the summer season. Very busy but we didn't have a long wait for a table, which was surprising. Service was good but felt a little rushed. I have eaten here on a few other occasions and was always satisfied with my meal... More 

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1 Thank Linda02813
East Lyme, CT
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135 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2015

Stopped in here for lunch after our walk around Watch Hill. It is a touristy area so we didn't expect too much. We sat at the bar and were promptly waited on. I wasn't that hungry so I ordered the clam chowder and fried calamari appetizer. The clam chowder was very good as was the calamari. I expected a small... More 

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Thank VinMar_10
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2015

What a lovely way to spend a fall afternoon. Lunch at the Olympia Tea Room was a delight. Outdoor seating added to our enjoyment. The server was courteous and knowledgable. Menu choices were the expected seaside offerings. Fish and chips was crisp, flavorful and generous. Pasta was perfectly cooked. Lemonade was freshly squeezed. We'll be returning next season!

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Thank Albert S
Woodstock, Connecticut
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78 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2015

Olympus is consistently great! I have never had a bad meal. Just be prepared to wait for a table, but it s well worth it!

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Thank Traciebeth
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2015 via mobile

The best thing we had was the Caesar salad with white anchovies..Excellent! Very good calamari..The lamb shank was incredible! Fish and chips were great also We also stayed above in the apartment. .Extremely gorgeous .and spotless! The best view for sunsets around!!

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2 Thank arabrabnosnaws
Avon, Connecticut
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2015

It's a bit of a factory in the summer, churning a lot of people, but despite that the service is surprisingly good and the food is delicious. I love the zucchini ribbons and baked pasta dish with marscarpone and butternut squash. Get their early to put your name in for dinner. No reservations.

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Thank BebaRI
Malvern, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2015 via mobile

This historic restaurant in the heart of Watch Hill offers wonderful seafood and Italian fare. The mussels are fabulous and that would be my recommendation, although everyone in our party liked the food. The waitstaff is pleasant and efficient.

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1 Thank NWRob
East Hampton
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36 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2015

Always a pleasure, always friendly and the food makes you just go "ahhhhh." After a Disaster on the Porch of the Ocean House, the next night, I took my guests to the Olympia Tea Room in Watch Hill. How can you say - food that makes you want to bring 10 more friends and make it a night? Appetizers great,... More 

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1 Thank JoeRugby
Wakefield, Rhode Island
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27 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015

Great wine list, wonderful food, eclectic shops nearby this downtown mainstay. Old money beach vibe makes this a unique experience with classy service and food choices.

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Restaurant Details

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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?