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Fish Tale Brew Pub

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515 Jefferson Street SE, Olympia, WA 98501
360 943-3650
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9:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Sat 9:00 am - 12:00 am
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Late Night
Good for:
Local cuisine
Dining on a budget

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  • 52
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  • 59
    Very good
  • 26
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  • 5
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  • 4
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Stumbled Across this Gem

Decided to give this place a try as it was on the Triple D list, one of just a few in Olympia. Had a great sandwich and the menu looked very promising too. Looking forward to coming back and trying more things. The craft beer was a plus too!

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 30, 2015
DukeMcCoy
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Lacey, Washington
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Dining on a budget
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146 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Lacey, Washington
Senior Contributor
48 reviews 48 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

Decided to give this place a try as it was on the Triple D list, one of just a few in Olympia. Had a great sandwich and the menu looked very promising too. Looking forward to coming back and trying more things. The craft beer was a plus too!

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San Antonio, Texas
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

Found this place on yelp. Glad that we went in. After walking in you could smell nothing but beer. So you know they gotta have some good brews. Created my own flight to try some local brews. Very good, especially the beyond the pale ale, got a growler of it to go. Chill environment I think. Tables, high tops and... More 

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Tacoma
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Place was very noisy (couldn't hear the people sitting at our table with us) - just like the other reviews. Beer was good but food was just okay. No empty tables when we were there so service was slow. That would be just fine except that we were on a time schedule.

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lacey, wa
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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Finally made our first trek here for dinner on a Friday night. Parking aside the atmosphere was comfortable, service was attentive and the locally brewed beer tasty. Food was just ok but I hesitate to judge that based on one visit. It's definitely a casual atmosphere and not overly noisy. The waitperson was knowledgeable about the beer was able to... More 

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Olympia, Washington
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15 reviews 15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

Great for local beer. I've considered ordering from the menu multiple times, but I start to ask questions and realize I really don't want to eat there. It's unimaginative bar food. The vegetarian options are beyond boring. If I want greasy junk food, I'll go to Darby's where it's at least interesting with a wide selection. I have friends who... More 

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Olympia, Washington
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

The "Fish Bowl" has great staff, and darned good food. The place is large enough to allow a moderate sized group or accommodate just the two of your. Their beers are pretty darned good. And - despite the 2015 Super Bowl Commercial by Budweiser - Real people *Love* craft beer and we love our Brew Pubs! Unfortunately, I rarely go... More 

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The NW
Top Contributor
60 reviews 60 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Their salmon fish and chips are to die for. Their cole slaw has a bite to it and I love it. The dark cider is fantastic too. They have lots of beers, ciders, ales. Everything is pretty good and a little spendy but it's not for a romantic dinner or business meetings. It gets really loud in here and on... More 

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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015 via mobile

Good food, great prices,fun atmosphere,Great beer brewed across the street. Love the Salmon Salads and fish tacos. Loud like a pub. 21 and older. A must if visiting Olympia!

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Olympia, Washington
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

The food and brew here are very good. Parking is right next to the pub in a parking lot. Problem is the background music is so loud that it is hard to talk with others at your table. So if you want a good informal meal and don't mind being blasted out, this is a good place to go.

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Lombard, Illinois
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75 reviews 75 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 via mobile

had the chance to stop in for a pint while visiting friends - could not decide which beer to try - waitress was great, asked me what I liked in a beer - and helped me make a great choice (forgot the name). Slightly sweet and yummy Even saw a fellow Packer fan amongst the Hawks fans

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 515 Jefferson Street SE, Olympia, WA 98501
  • Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  Olympia
  • Phone Number: 360 943-3650

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
Sunday
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Tuesday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Wednesday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Thursday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Friday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Saturday
9:00 am - 12:00 am

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?