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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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Today
5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Closed now
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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, Dessert
Good for:
Romance
Doing business
Local cuisine
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 89 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 61
    Excellent
  • 16
    Very good
  • 7
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Our Favorite

We have never been disappointed here. It's more expensive than most, but worth it. The food is wonderful and done to your liking. The service is very professional - attentive but not intrusive, informative but not pretentious, friendly not smug. The atmosphere is calm, subdued, and perfect for a... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 22, 2015
dc714
,
Washington State
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Dessert
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89 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Washington State
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

We have never been disappointed here. It's more expensive than most, but worth it. The food is wonderful and done to your liking. The service is very professional - attentive but not intrusive, informative but not pretentious, friendly not smug. The atmosphere is calm, subdued, and perfect for a couple or small group to spend a wonderful evening together. When... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
274JJJ, Owner at Gardner's Seafood & Pasta, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your feedback. We are delighted that your experience was so positive. We work very hard as a team, and so all of us here at Gardner's greatly appreciate hearing that your evening turned out so special. We look forward to your next visit! More 

Olympia, Washington
Contributor
11 reviews 11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

For a superb seafood restaurant, you cannot beat Gardner's. You will need a reservation -- but it is worth planning ahead for a dinner there.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
274JJJ, Owner at Gardner's Seafood & Pasta, responded to this review

We are so glad that you had such a wonderful evening dining with us. We are delighted too, that you chose Gardner's for your guest. Thank you for your review, and we hope to see you soon! More 

Bozeman, Montana, United States
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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!

Was this review helpful? Yes 3
274JJJ, Owner at Gardner's Seafood & Pasta, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your lovely review. We are always so pleased when our guest have such a positive experience with the food and service. We hope you stop in on your next visit to Olympia! More 

Olympia, Washington
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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.

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Olympia, Washington
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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 

Was this review helpful? Yes 4
Olympia, Washington
Reviewer
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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 

Was this review helpful? Yes 4
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
36 helpful votes 36 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 

Was this review helpful? Yes 5
Olympia, WA
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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.

Was this review helpful? Yes 4
Washington State
Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 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
Contributor
15 reviews 15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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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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: Seafood, Steakhouse, Pasta

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
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?