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Once Upon a Thyme

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1090 Northwest State Avenue, Chehalis, WA 98532
(360) 740-8944
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Dining options: Seating, Takeout

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  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
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If you decide to try this cozy, friendly little spot for lunch (and you definitely should!), be sure to arrive early because by noon there is a line at the counter. It just happens. Word is getting around about the wonderful menu choices. Today's soup was an udon noodle with massive amounts of... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Anne K
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Washington
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Washington
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25 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

If you decide to try this cozy, friendly little spot for lunch (and you definitely should!), be sure to arrive early because by noon there is a line at the counter. It just happens. Word is getting around about the wonderful menu choices. Today's soup was an udon noodle with massive amounts of veggies and chicken. Perfect. And my turkey... More 

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Thank Anne K
Centralia, Washington
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is our first thyme at this restaurant. You place your order at the counter, pay, and find a table to your liking. My wife and I had the half turkey and artichoke panini with a small bowl of clam chowder soup. Both items were delicious. The soup had a generous number of clams as well as potatoes and cut... More 

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Thank Jim G
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20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016 via mobile

stopped here on our way down to Portland from Seattle. Exactly 1.5 hours between the cities so great break location. Food is tasty and very much home made which is a nice break from heavy restaurant meals when you are on the road.

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Thank Giselle E
Chehalis, Washington
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120 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016

Lunchtime is a buzz when you stop in here. It is a locals favorite and the food is sooo good. If you like really good food and a home cooked style food this is the place for you. Bon Apetit

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Thank dallasrd
Chehalis, Washington
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19 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2015

This is an outstanding little restaurant. I have NEVER had a bad lunch there and have eaten there numerous times. I patronize other restaurants but it is my #1 choice for lunch. There are gluten free choices for those that need this but since I love gluten, I can't attest to whether or not they are good. The carrot cake... More 

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Thank Dennis B
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2015 via mobile

We saw the other good reviews and decided to give this place a try while on our way from Oregon to Seattle. What an amazingly good lunch. Very cute decor, nice ambiance, fast service and delicious food. Those in our party had the turkey and artichoke panini, salmon bisque, turkey cranberry sandwich and beef brisket sandwich. all was delicious. the... More 

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Thank Donna L
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2015

We're from Seattle and stop here for lunch every time we visit our grandkids in Portland. A perfect break and a great lunch.

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Thank Ronald H
Snohomish, Washington, United States
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15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2015

This is a wonderful little café with a variety of hot and cold sandwich choices as well as soups and salads. They also sell jams, honey and a some other stuff for cooking. I had the roast beef sandwich and my wife had the Reuben sandwich. They were both very, very good. My wife also had the iced ginger peach... More 

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Thank dasfoto
Salem, Oregon
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2015 via mobile

This place has some of the best food both in taste and quality! If you want a healthy AND mouth watering meal this is your place. Quality takes time though so don't be in a hurry here. Just sit back, relax, and enjoy the crafty and friendly ambience of this charming restaurant.

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Thank sethandmichelle
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2015

Fabulous spot for lunch! Delicious food, good service, relaxing atmosphere, friendly staff - first choice for everyone I know of in this area!

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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: Delicatessen, Soups

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?