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Gardner's Seafood & Pasta

111 Thurston Ave NW, Olympia, WA 98501
(360) 786-8466
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Ranked #9 of 302 Restaurants in Olympia
Cuisines: Seafood, Steakhouse, Pasta
Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Dessert
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Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Dessert
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84% Recommend
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English first
Olympia, Washington
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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
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
Top Contributor
57 reviews 57 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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
2 helpful votes 2 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
Top Contributor
62 reviews 62 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 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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Olympia, Washington
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

My wife and I celebrated my 50 somethingish birthday there last night. Our wait was a very personable and friendly woman named Renee. The place has only 11 tables and has a very personable feel in both the ambiance and the behaviour of staff. The food was outstanding. We started with stuffed mushrooms for an appetizer. Yumm. I had the... More

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REPUBLIC
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70 reviews 70 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

Joined my coworkers at a conference for dinner at this small, intimate restaurant. Tucked on a back street corner in downtown Olympia, it looks fairly unassuming from the outside. But the customer service and the quality of the food is outstanding! I enjoyed the crab with bacon and cheddar cheese casserole, which was very good, with creamy fettuccini as a... More

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Phoenix, Arizona
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36 reviews 36 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

I was staying at the Doubletree near the capitol building in Olympia. Gardener's is just across the street. Nice, well lit interior with modern wooden furnishings. The staff was excellent, the food was excellent and it was a very nice time. I would take friends or business associates to this place any time.

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North Bethesda, Maryland
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43 reviews 43 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2014

The outside of Gardner's doesn't look like much. But, the inside is wonderfully maintained and creates a cozy, romantic atmosphere (even though I was there with a group). The service was wonderful, with excellent suggestions and engagement. The food was also excellent. Highly recommend.

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