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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 - 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, Reservations

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  • 85
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  • 20
    Very good
  • 8
    Average
  • 3
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  • 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
wonderfully awesome

The food was wonderful, so was the atmosphere. The service was great, our server Kirsten was marvelous very helpful and friendly. I would recommend Gardner's to everyone. Went there for my husbands birthday.

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 18, 2015
Cheri B
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Oakville, Washington
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Special occasions
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
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Oakville, Washington
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

The food was wonderful, so was the atmosphere. The service was great, our server Kirsten was marvelous very helpful and friendly. I would recommend Gardner's to everyone. Went there for my husbands birthday.

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

Gardner's is a must when staying in Olympia, the food is second to none, and you always feel so welcome. Our table was already set up with water and ready when we came in. I savored my entrée to the very end as did everyone in my party of 3. I will never come to Olympia without eating at Gardner's,... More 

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Olympia, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

My wife and I went for our Anniversary supper. It was also our waitress, Amanda's, anniversary, as well as the anniversary of a couple ladies who we see each year on that date! As always, the folks at Gardner's treat us royally. The food is fresh, local-sourced, and well-prepared. We started with the razor clams, had the Seafood fettuccine and... More 

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Olympia, Washington
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

Always good. Never fails. Service is top notch and the food is fantastic. Gardners' has been in Olympia for years and it is still one of the best.

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Olympia, WA
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 via mobile

Gardeners is fantastic. It's intimate, very special and completely satisfying. Great customer service, delicious food, a perfect place for a special night

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Olympia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

In the past this restaurant has always had first rate food and an interesting menu. They had done some remodeling since we were last there and it's much nicer and seemed roomier. Wait staff was pleasant and attentive. We received wine in a reasonable amount of time. Salads were crisp and quite tasty. We had a prawn saute' and seafood... More 

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Olympia, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

The ONLY really romantic and special eatery in Olympia. Everthing on the menu is excellent and the service could not be better. We have had over 20 anniversary dinners there and each has been special. Going hungry is a good idea if you don't want a doggy bag as their portions are more than ample.

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Olympia, Washington
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

We have been enjoying this restaurant since the original owner founded it back in the 80s... and named it after themselves as their last name was Gardener. The chef and his wife have been there ever since. The food is scrumptious with the main focus being seafood and pasta. However, other choices are available and varied. My particular favorites are... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

We were staying across the street and could see this little dumpy exterior. Thought it was a bar UNTIL we read Trip Advisor! We asked our hotel for more info - and boy are we glad! The calamari doesn't come out in little straw like strands - it's nice cuts of true calamari steak prepared with lemon and olive oil.... More 

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Olympia, Wa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

We have usually had a great experience at Gardner's from the beverage selection, placement in the restaurant, service, and food.

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Additional Information about Gardner's Seafood & Pasta

Address: 111 Thurston Ave NW, Olympia, WA 98501
Phone Number: (360) 786-8466
Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  Olympia
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
Cuisine: Steakhouse, Seafood, Pasta

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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: Romantic, Special occasions, Doing business, Local cuisine
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?