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Waterstreet Cafe and Bar

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610 Water St SW, Olympia, WA 98501-1025 (Legion Way)
360-709-9090
Website
Today
4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Fri 11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Fri - Sat 4:30 pm - 12:00 pm
Good for:
Casual Elegant

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  • 30
    Excellent
  • 10
    Very good
  • 11
    Average
  • 7
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Improved Service But Still Needs to Step It Up

We hadn't been back to the Waterstreet Café for several years due to a negative experience (tab too high for what we got in food and service). However, this time things were much better. Last time there was no Hostess present and we had to wait until the Host finished filling water glasses, etc... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 23, 2015
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Olympia, Washington
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  • Casual Elegant
  • Reservations
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Olympia, Washington
Top Contributor
316 reviews 316 reviews
222 restaurant reviews
157 helpful votes 157 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

We hadn't been back to the Waterstreet Café for several years due to a negative experience (tab too high for what we got in food and service). However, this time things were much better. Last time there was no Hostess present and we had to wait until the Host finished filling water glasses, etc. to be seated. This time, we... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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22 reviews 22 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

The food quality here is hit and miss. The restaurant lacks consistency which is very unfortunate. The ambience is great and the bar is lovely. I wish they could get a handle on the quality of the food, it's been rather disappointing on several occasions.

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Washington State
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27 reviews 27 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

Great happy hour menu, arrive early as the bar is tiny, menus change seasonally. Prices and portions are happy hour appropriate

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Contributor
11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Very good Nothwest cuisine - very inventive kitchen Very good wine list with unique wines from NW and Old World Good for foodies

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Olympia, Washington
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

After moving back to Olympia we tried Waterstreet café three times trying to like it again. All three times it failed us. Not sure we will ever go back.

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Portland, Oregon
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60 reviews 60 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

Celebrating a friends birthday I picked up the $285 tab. For a table of 4. The entrees were lacking for the value. The oysters didn't come with a mignonette but with shaved ice mixed with some green herbs. Totally tasteless. I was pretty angry paying for a dinner that didn't come close to satisfying our appetite. Drinks were good- but... More 

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Lacey, Washington
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113 reviews 113 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

Seriously, I don't know what has happened to this place. They used to be one of our favorite restaurants in the area and we dined here constantly for the past 2+ years. However, the last 3 times we have dined here over the past 9 months the food and service have both declined immensely. I didn't see a lot of... More 

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Olympia
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253 reviews 253 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
96 helpful votes 96 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

For some strange reason I have not been here in years. I don't know why as it is a great place with wonderful food and nice servers.

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Seattle, Washington
Top Contributor
57 reviews 57 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
103 helpful votes 103 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

We stopped in on an early Saturday evening, and the restaurant was nearly empty. We were given the choice of indoor or outdoor seating and chose outdoor, which is covered (a nice feature). After 15 minutes of pouring over their over-priced menu, out waitress still did not come back to take our order. We even went inside the restaurant to... More 

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Senior Contributor
37 reviews 37 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

Came here for a celebratory dinner. The atmosphere was inviting and cozy. We picked a wine that our server said there was a limited number of bottles of and it had won awards! The table enjoyed the pomme frites and the special Malbec. Everyone enjoyed their dinners that we didn't speak much while consuming! Desserts some of us partook in... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 610 Water St SW, Olympia, WA 98501-1025
    (Legion Way)
  • Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  Olympia
  • Phone Number: 360-709-9090

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 30 - 30

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
Open Hours
Sunday
4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday
4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Tuesday
4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Wednesday
4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Thursday
4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
4:30 pm - 12:00 pm
Saturday
4:30 pm - 12:00 pm

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?