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Gardner's Restaurant

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111 Thurston Ave NW, Olympia, WA 98501
13607868466
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5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Tue - Thu 5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Good for: Romantic, Special occasions, Business meetings, Local cuisine
Description: Gardner's has been family owned since 1983 and has proven to be the...
Gardner's has been family owned since 1983 and has proven to be the favorite place to dine in Olympia. Gardner's Executive Chef Dan Keith favors the freshest local and seasonal ingredients. Everything is created from scratch, including soups and sauces to an abundance of desserts. With many local wines offered by the glass or by bottle, you are sure to find that perfect pour for any entrée. We hope you join us soon. Make your reservation by telephone or online at Open Table.
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  • 108
    Excellent
  • 25
    Very good
  • 12
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Outstanding!!

I have eaten here a dozen times, and they have knocked it out of the park every time. Whether you have a business lunch and need to impress a client, or you have a woman to woo, you will not be disappointed. Their steaks are excellent, but do yourself a favor and get seafood.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Mark W
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Olympia, Washington
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Olympia, Washington
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I have eaten here a dozen times, and they have knocked it out of the park every time. Whether you have a business lunch and need to impress a client, or you have a woman to woo, you will not be disappointed. Their steaks are excellent, but do yourself a favor and get seafood.

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Thank Mark W
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The wine that was selected for us was half the price we normally spring for and was very good, and the service was wonderful. With the ranking in Olympia, we honestly were set up for a wow, came close, the food was good, and the sauces good, just short of a 5. There are other favorites in Olympia that we... More 

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Tumwater
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19 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My wife and I went back to Gardner’s on New Year’s Eve (2016) for dinner. Despite being very busy the waitresses, food and drinks were outstanding! We started with the razor clams. Lightly breaded and cooked to perfection. Not underdone and soft or overdone and rubbery. The slaw was awesome! I had the special, Steak Oscar, and my wife had... More 

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Thank DGS3
SeaTac, Washington
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60 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 147 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2015

I am local to Olympia and took a client from out of town here for dinner in December. It is across the street from the Doubletree hotel. Since it is dark at night I figured I would rather have good food than a waterfront view. Drinks and dinner were all excellent. Service was almost perfect. We did change tables to... More 

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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2015

Although Gardner's offer absolutely no view , it is located within walking distance of Percival Landing. The food is spectacular here. Much attention to detail is taken to make your dining experience special. The seafood and beef selections are outstanding. If you are a wine lover note the special wine rack at the welcome counter where you can chose any... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2015 via mobile

Had a great dinner with my bromance a few months back. Very nice dinner a great drinks as well. Worth the stop if your in the Olympia area.

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Thank Drew S
Olympia, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

Definitely one of our favorite local restaurants. Quality, service, and taste are always top-notch. Scratch made delicious meals that let the local food shine. Don't let the outside of the building make you hesitate - enter in and have a wonderful meal.

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Thank tasha4656
Olympia, Washington
2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

Great traditional restaurant in downtown Olympia - seafood was fresh and well prepared. Wine choice was somewhat limited but we really enjoyed our selection and the price was right! Desert was scrumptious!

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Thank 3419Jan
Olympia,WA
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29 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2015

We love going to Gardner's for special occasions ie. anniversary, birthdays. We are always made to feel very special and always enjoy the food. Desserts are always top notch and always taste exquisite!! We especially enjoy going in the winter because the lights in the restaurant make it seem so romantic!

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Thank CandJOlympia_WA
Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
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57 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2015

Salmon was cooked perfectly. My 10 year old loved his pasta. My husband loved his steak. Service was excellent. Worth the drive off of the interstate to find on a side street downtown. Highly recommend.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 111 Thurston Ave NW, Olympia, WA 98501
  • Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  Olympia
  • Phone Number: 13607868466

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 15 - 35
  • Cuisine: Steakhouse, American, Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic, Special occasions, Business meetings, Local cuisine

Description

Gardner's has been family owned since 1983 and has proven to be the favorite place to dine in Olympia. Gardner's Executive Chef Dan Keith favors the freshest local and seasonal ingredients. Everything is created from scratch, including soups and sauces to an abundance of desserts. With many local wines offered by the glass or by bottle, you are sure to find that perfect pour for any entrée. We hope you join us soon. Make your reservation by telephone or online at Open Table.
Open Hours
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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