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515 Jefferson Street SE, Olympia, WA 98501
360 943-3650
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Today
9:00 am - 12:00 am
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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
Breakfast/Brunch
Dinner
Late Night

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  • 52
    Excellent
  • 57
    Very good
  • 23
    Average
  • 5
    Poor
  • 4
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
The Noise, Noise, Noise, Noise . . . .

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... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed February 18, 2015
Jon A
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Olympia, Washington
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Dining on a budget
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Dinner
  • Late Night
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141 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
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
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56 reviews 56 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
74 helpful votes 74 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

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
Senior Reviewer
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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65 reviews 65 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 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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Augusta, Georgia
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47 reviews 47 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

Fish Tale feels more like a coffee house than a pub. They have excellent food (both meals and pub food) and a great beer list that's not overwhelming, just tasty. The staff is always fun. Get there early at lunch if you want a table. They do have odd closing times, so if you're going for a drink late on... More 

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Aberdeen, Washington
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45 reviews 45 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

Great Beers to pick from, nice atmosphere inside, outside too when the weather is good. Food is good and the people that work there are great.

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Olympia, Washington
Top Contributor
53 reviews 53 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

The Fish tale Brewpub is true the Olympia dining experience. Organic options and locally brewed beers and ciders will make your visit a classic. I have attended many a social gathering, trivia, brunch, and nightlife events at this location and it serves so many purposes. The bangers and mash are Delish. It was also featured in Diners, Drive ins and... More 

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Olympia, Washington, United States
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Fish Tale is a great place to meet people you know to talk ,eat and have a beer. Even if you just met them at the bar. I'm not sure what it is about the bar there, but I almost always meet at least one interesting person and have a great conversation. The beer is very good. My favorites are... More 

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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

So you'll stop in on a slow Saturday, order breakfast and why not have a pint, it's the weekend you deserve it. Careful tho after that first pint it's really easy to have a second and it's around this time you realize this is all some evil plot. Yes, your innocent looking wife has now talked to into remolding the... More 

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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?