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Gardner's Seafood & Pasta

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111 Thurston Ave NW, Olympia, WA 98501
(360) 786-8466
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5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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Tue - Thu 5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Everything was perfect!

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.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Romantic
  • Business meetings
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Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
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57 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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.

Thank LoveFoodinPA
Seattle, Washington
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47 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Good quality foods, quaint atmosphere, and super service. Requires a reservation. Mostly meats and seafoods, always to perfection. Perfect for birthdays and anniversaries, or out of town. It's on the upper end of pricing.

Thank cupperr
1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We've been to Gardener's several times before and always enjoy the ambiance but were disappointed with the meal and wine on November 3. The meal was pork cheek's and mashed sweet potatoes. Both were relatively tasteless and the only things salvaging the meal was the gravy and vegetables. We also tried a couple red wines that were nothing special.

Thank Donald L
Arroyo Grande, California
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32 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I took my friend here to celebrate her birthday, and we had such a nice evening of visiting and fine dining. We started with the cheese board, and cocktail. that and a salad would have been plenty, actually ! The cheese board ( that we spit ) was such a wonderful mixture of flavors that blended well on the palette... More 

Thank marilynseimpainter
Olympia, Washington
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Gardner's Seafood and Pasta is a class act! Service is wonderful, everyone is treated special. The food is heavenly always a special treat to dine at this little place tucked away downtown.

Thank GrandmaRita2015
Olympia, Washington
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

Olympia's best kept secret is our favorite restaurant for special occasions. Not inexpensive but we feel well worth it. I have been going there since their beginning and although ownership has changed the food and service are still excellent. In my opinion Olympia's finest dinner house.

Thank DonSchmidt
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11 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

Karen always has seafood; this time it was scallops. I went for the filet. Both were scrumptious. The challenge is saving room for the stunning desserts. Sometimes we have dinner at a nearby Thai restaurant, and come to Gardner's just for dessert. If they are not crowded, they welcome us.

Thank lazyjim
Olympia, Washington
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015 via mobile

We love Gardners! Food is always outstanding. Save room for dessert-they are all homemade and worth the splurge.

Thank Rwandatravel
Olympia, Washington
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

The service is great, the food is amazing -- Great atmosphere. I Highly recommend the pasta, everything is delicious!

Thank Skyllonen
Olympia, Washington
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2015

I had been hearing about the amazing Gardner's restaurant for years when we finally went for a special dinner a few years back. Unremarkable bland seafood, tepid potatoes and vegetables that would have been better off without the copious pool of oil or butter. And the dessert tray looked like something from TGIFridays. But a few months back some friends... More 

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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: (360) 786-8466

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Steakhouse, Seafood, Pasta

Restaurant Characteristics

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


Open Hours
5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?