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Gardner's Seafood & Pasta

111 Thurston Ave NW, Olympia, WA 98501
(360) 786-8466
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Ranked #6 of 307 Restaurants in Olympia
Tue - Thu 5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Cuisines: Seafood, Steakhouse, Pasta
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Dessert
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English first
Bozeman, Montana, United States
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

I try to have dinner at Gardeners every time I visit Olympia! The service is outstanding, all the girls are great. My favorite dish is the Prawn Sautè. All their sides are wonderful, and the cocktails are to die for! Definitely give Gardeners a visit next time you're in town!

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Olympia, Washington
3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

There is everything to like and nothing to dislike about Gardner's. I have lived in Olympia for 27 years - this is the restaurant to go to for all celebrations. Food/service/atmosphere are beyond comparison.

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Olympia, Washington
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

I recently took my girlfriend here for a nice dinner. We shared the razor clams as an appetizer, and I would definitely order them again. For dinner, she had the seafood fettuccine and I had the tenderloin steak; we were both extremely satisfied with out meals. Drinks and dessert were excellent and well prepared. Overall, I was impressed with the... More 

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Olympia, Washington
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

Just had New Year's Eve dinner with husband and 2 others. We each had a salad and different entrees. Croutons on 4 tasteless salads were so hard they were jawbreakers. My steamer clams were uninspired. No desire to soak up the broth as it lacked any flavor. Fried razor clams were reportedly tasty but very expensive. 2 of our desserts... More 

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274JJJ, Owner at Gardner's Seafood & Pasta, responded to this review

I am very sorry that you were not happy with your experience at Gardner's. As the owner, I try very hard to provide quality food and service. So when I was serving you that evening, and you voiced the problem with your dessert, I promptly brought you another dessert to take home, on the house. If you had mentioned your... More 

Hoodsport, Washington
Top Contributor
58 reviews 58 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014

Have been looking for a go to restaurant in Olympia and found one. It was a great experience from making the reservation (which I do advise on the weekends) to the servers (who own the restaurant) to the head chef Leon who was in charge of the kitchen. All the food was excellent from the crab dip, clam chowder, salad,... More 

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Olympia, WA
3 reviews 3 reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

All the wonderful food is made right there in their kitchen. It's the best restaurant I've ever been to.

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Washington State
Senior Contributor
35 reviews 35 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Would recommend this restaurant every night that it is open. Entrees always cooked to perfection. Service impeccable. Desserts are the best part of the perfect meal.

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Tumwater, Washington, United States
15 reviews 15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

Many reasons why you should go here...Excellent food...and Flavor in every bite. Wonderful service and desserts to die for! Yes yes yes!!!!

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Lacey, Washington
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014 via mobile

Wait staff was exceptional. The server knew all the dishes and could explain them with the greatest of detail. Our entire meal was delicious...from the appetizers through the dessert. I would give each course a 5* rating! The entire staff was friendly, efficient, and worked as a team. We will certainly go back.

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Olympia, Washington
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

Gardner's is a small and intimate restaurant in downtown Olympia, WA. Food is consistently excellent. A varied and diverse menu, with menu specials changing daily. This being the northwest, there is always a terrific seafood special Service is friendly, gracious, and professional. In fact, my wife and I prefer to sit at the counter, as that gives us an opportunity... More 

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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: Seafood, Steakhouse, Pasta

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