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Gardner's Seafood & Pasta

111 Thurston Ave NW, Olympia, WA 98501
(360) 786-8466
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Ranked #7 of 299 Restaurants in Olympia
Hours:
Tue - Thu 5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Cuisines: Seafood, Steakhouse, Pasta
Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Dessert
Restaurant details
Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Dessert
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English first
Huddersfield, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
143 reviews 143 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

As we are staying in Olympia with family I looked for somewhere to have my retirement meal and saw this place. It is set in an unassuming building but once inside it is pleasantly pleasing. There are a small number of table which make it nice relaxing without being cramped in. The staff are excellent and very attentive and know... More

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Seattle WA
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35 reviews 35 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

Gardner's is an Olympia institution. The atmosphere is very welcoming and cozy. The staff is so special and they make you feel like family. Wonderful drink specials, numerous delicious appetizers all prepared with local fresh ingredients. I had the tenderloin which was juicy, flavorful and perfectly prepared. It was served with rice pilaf and tender sautéed fresh vegetables. A fresh... More

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Olympia, Washington, United States
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Pulling up to Gardners, you may wonder if you made the right choice for dinner... Don't let the tiny, rundown exterior fool you. Inside you will find a cozy, romantic setting with cheerful wait staff. It is very small and reservations are recommended, however, we went on a Wednesday evening and there was plenty of seating. I would likely only... More

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Belfair
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

This was our first visit to Gardner's and we were not disappointed. The service was excellent as was the atmosphere and food. The food was cooked to perfection and tasted fabulous. The desserts were well..... mouthwatering at first sight. We had the caramel cheese cake which was amazing, the flavor and texture was very pleasing to the palate. This is... More

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Olympia, Washington
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Once a year we visit this hidden gem and we just finished our yearly trek. We always call a day or two In advance for reservations. The service level has always been excellent and the food from appetizer to main course to desert always exceeds our expectations. When your dinner experience is pricey you expect great stuff and at Gardners... More

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Lacey, Washington
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

We went there as a special occasion for my daughter's birthday. Everything was delicious and cooked to perfection. Could not have asked for a better experience!

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Olympia, Washington
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57 reviews 57 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

I had been hearing about how amazing this restaurant was and finally got a chance to go. It did not disappoint. I had salmon and it it was cooked to perfection. The wine, and desserts were delicious as well. Excellent service too, the staff was very nice and knowledgeable about the menu. I will be going back!

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Columbia, South Carolina
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

My wife and I were recommended Gardner's from the owners of the Swantown Inn to eat as our Wedding night dinner. We loved the atmosphere and the wait staff were very friendly and accommodating. Our glasses were never empty for long and the food was absolutely delicious. The food we ordered was hot, tasty and very well prepared. The ambiance... More

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Rochester, New York
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83 reviews 83 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

My wife and I had dinner here. The meal was excellent, the service was excellent, and they even gave us a discount because we said nathan at the Swantown Inn had sent us to the restaurant. The reason it is not a five star for me is that the tables are rather close together and it lacks the ambiance of... More

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Olympia, Washington
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23 reviews 23 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

For our 42nd Anniversary, we decided to try Gardner's Seafood and Pasta. I was pleased when we were given a table for two that was somewhat private....separated from the noise of the dining room. While the salad was tasty with various greens, fresh peas, sunflower seeds and a garlic dressing.....the rolls warm and crusty, we were disappointed with our entrée,... More

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