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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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Sunday
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Hours:
Tue - Thu 5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Dessert, Dinner, Reservations

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Visitor rating
  • 69
    Excellent
  • 18
    Very good
  • 8
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 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
I can't stop raving!!!

My hubby and I were in desperate need of a date night so we decided to FINALLY try Gardner's. I am so glad we did! This is our new date spot! I love to cook so it is a rare occasion that we find a restaurant we both love! I mean really love! The service was friendly, knowledgable, and attentive.... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 29, 2012
Unity74
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Local cuisine
  • Entertaining clients
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2012

My hubby and I were in desperate need of a date night so we decided to FINALLY try Gardner's. I am so glad we did! This is our new date spot! I love to cook so it is a rare occasion that we find a restaurant we both love! I mean really love! The service was friendly, knowledgable, and attentive.... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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36 reviews 36 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2012

Every year I get to visit Olympia - and I always make time to eat at Gardner's. Great food. Excellent service. Did I mention the great food? There are certainly other fine restaurants in Olympia - but Gardner's is the best

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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18 reviews 18 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2012

From year to year, you can always expect the finest dining in Olympia. Unless you have been there before, you will never know from the outside, what treat is instore for you on the inside. The food is the kind you will relax and savor for the entire meal. No matter what you select from the menu or the specials... More 

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Tenino, Washington
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2012

My wife and I went for our 14th wedding anniversary. We hadn't been for about 10 years and were greatly delighted with the changes --- all for the better. Food quality was exceptional. Portions were good. Service was outstanding. A wonderful wine with dinner which was preceded by a top-notch, double-pour cocktail. We loved the generous space between dining tables.... More 

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Kent, Washington, United States
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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2012

Dined at Gardner's with out of town guest last night. When we drove up the parking lot was full which I thought was a good sign. The exterior of the build was a little concerning as it is a gray box with few windows and not on the water. Was pleasantly surprised upon entering at the inviting atmosphere. All of... More 

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Olympia, Washington
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23 reviews 23 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2012

We have been here on several occasions, and are never disappointed. It does look somewhat like a hole in the wall from the outside, but inside it is a little gem! Great atmosphere, very romantic, great service, and the food is fantastic. Their seafood selection is great, and never disappoints. We love to bring family from out of town to... More 

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Tucson, Arizona
Top Contributor
67 reviews 67 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2012

While the outside of this restaurant wouldn't draw you in, it is quite cozy and nice on the inside with great service and delicious food. Our waitress ( who was also one of the owners) was very helpful in advising us about wines, ingredients and taste of the dishes and was enthusiastic about the restaurant. We had a great local... More 

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Tucson, Arizona
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77 reviews 77 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
86 helpful votes 86 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2012

I did not experience the slow service mentioned in some other reviews, In fact, I would say that the service was outstanding and one of the high points to our dinner. Our servers were very attentive without being overbearing. They were helpful with meal selections and especially helpful when selecting a Washington State wine. I could not decide between two... More 

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OLYMPIA, WA USA
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70 reviews 70 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2012

If you're celebrating something special - a birthday, anniversary, etc. - Gardner's is a good choice. This restaurant has been a favorite fine dining spot in Olympia WA for many years. Though a bit pricey, the food is quite good and the restaurant atmosphere and wait staff are among the best.

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Olympia, Washington
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21 reviews 21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2012 via mobile

My wife and I visited Gardner's on a Thursday evening. We are always looking for a decent local place to enjoy and had a nice experience. The restaurant is small but classy -- wooden floors and a nice table arrangement with some tables a literal step up or down from others, which adds variety to the room. I ordered the... 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: Romantic, Doing business, Special occasions, Local cuisine, 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 have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?