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Once Upon a Thyme

Sandwiches, Dessert, Delicatessen, Soups
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1090 Northwest State Avenue, Chehalis, WA 98532
(360) 740-8944
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Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Tucked away luncheonette

A friend and I had lunch there on an unusually warm early March day. We opted to sit outside on their front porch as it was in the 70s. Previous reviewers coined this establishment "quaint", and I agree that quaint is the perfect adjective to describe this eatery. The menu was neatly written on a... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 15, 2015
Ke11ijean
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Centralia, Washington
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Centralia, Washington
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

A friend and I had lunch there on an unusually warm early March day. We opted to sit outside on their front porch as it was in the 70s. Previous reviewers coined this establishment "quaint", and I agree that quaint is the perfect adjective to describe this eatery. The menu was neatly written on a chalkboard above the ordering station.... More 

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27 reviews 27 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

Once upon a time always has a line and that's because they are an excellent place for lunch early and late they have fresh soup or sandwiches quiches all kinds of baked goods and cold drinks the gift shop is also excellent

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Chehalis, Washington
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14 reviews 14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

Even though this café is tucked away in the State Avenue Business District of Chehalis WA, it is a favorite of mine for lunch. Their variety of sandwiches and specials makes it a treat for a break. The rustic and old-fashioned décor is a refreshing change from the "restaurant norm". Parking can be somewhat limited, but is worth a visit.

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Top Contributor
81 reviews 81 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Our favorite in our new hometown. Great sandwiches, and a very personable owner who serves and greets each guest. Fare is reasonable, fresh and innovative. We definitely look forward to our next lunch at Once Upon a Thyme!

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Chehalis
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4 reviews 4 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

A place that has grown in local as well as regional notoriety. Our group meets there monthly and some have their favorite every time while others try the daily specials. They pride themselves with wholesome ingredients while still very delicious. The menu is varied so there is something for everyone.

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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Always a wonderful variety of tasty choices. I usually take extra containers of the homemade soups home because they are incredible. The staff does a great job and are obviously proud of their restaurant.

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Washington State
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39 reviews 39 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

One of our favorite places to gather for lunch with the gals. I have two groups I lunch with each month and this is the most requested location.

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23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

In the area for some business meetings and stopped in for lunch. What a great spot. The staff is very accommodating, nice atmosphere and great food. I had a Rueben and a side salad. Best lunch of the whole week.

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6 reviews 6 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

Cute country deli in chehalis. Food is good. Sandwiches run about $9.49. A little high for what you get. Comes with a bag of chips. The Caribbean is ham with pineapple and chipotle mayo on ciabatta bread. I would skip the chipotle mayo and it would be great.

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54 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

We were traveling to Seattle and reading the reviews, it sounded perfect. We stopped and the place seemed busy. I have a limited diet and reading that it had many options for healthy food, I thought it would work. I was disappointed to find that the options were limited. The menu looked great but the majority of it was sandwiches.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1090 Northwest State Avenue, Chehalis, WA 98532
  • Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  Chehalis
  • Phone Number: (360) 740-8944

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Sandwiches, Dessert, Delicatessen, Soups

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