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King Solomon's Reef

212 4th Ave E, Olympia, WA 98506
(360) 742-3199
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Ranked #34 of 300 Restaurants in Olympia
Cuisines: American
Dining options: Late Night
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Dining options: Late Night
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English first
Lake Forest, California
3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

I had been hiking all day in Olympic National Park, arrived at my hotel late on a Sunday and had not yet eaten dinner. The desk staff recommended this place and it did not disappoint. It had that local diner and late night hangout kind of feel. The grilled chicken sandwich was good, but was overshadowed by the tomato basil... More

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Portland, Oregon
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29 reviews 29 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 via mobile

My favorite meal of all meals is excellent fried chicken. I have had fried chicken all over the U.S. and so far a restaurant in Vicksburg MS is tops. A very close second best place for me so far is King Solomons Reef which is located in Olympia. It is excellent. 3 of us had the fried chicken and all... More

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Tacoma, Washington
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221 reviews 221 reviews
130 restaurant reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

Had breakfast here and the food was good but nothing special. I did enjoy their apple slices with mint and lemon. It was good but the omlet was average and the sausage gravy was a bit bland and too thick.

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16 reviews 16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014

Our family doesn't get up to our State Capitol often but when we do, King Solomon's Reef is the funky soul food eatery we all choose. The food is superb! From the Corned Beef Hash to the Breakfast Burritos. From a delightful Denver to a plate heaped with Chicken & Waffles. This place has got it down when it comes... More

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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2014

So I was hanging out in my favorite city .......olympia.....and wanted a good breakfast. The wonderful aroma that was coming from king Solomon called to me!!!! I went in and ordered some eggs and hash. It was unbelievable. I was expecting the typical hash that looks like it came from a can.... Nope not this stuff. It was petite chunks... More

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Salem, Oregon
5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2013

My wife and I went to the Reef for the first time on 12/19/13, when we needed a late-afternoon bite to eat before catching a bus to the train station. (We might have gone to Darby's, but we had no interest in waiting 45 minutes for service.) My wife had the tomato soup (with fresh basil and parmesan), and I... More

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Olympia, Washington
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30 reviews 30 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2013

We were so happy to see that the Reef reopened. Serving Artesian water, a great burger and fresh salad with fresh gf and regular pie ala mode! Trying NOT to go every week for dessert is our challenge. Servers are pleasant, attentive and knowledgeable. Plenty of seats for a group, but we like to sit at the counter and watch... More

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Kelowna, Canada
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107 reviews 107 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2013 via mobile

We went to visit my cousin who is a university student. He took us to this location. I would have never chosen this location for a family with young children but I am glad I was wrong. The food was great and something to offer for anyone. The atmosphere is artsy and appealing to students. Great value. Delicious home style... More

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Novelty OH
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38 reviews 38 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2013

Have had the pleasure of dining at KS Reef five or six times over the past year and each time enjoyed the food and the service. This is diner fare to the max! Fried, grilled, gravied, and piled high! Service has been wonderful, although we had the same server each time we visited, she always remembers us on our return!... More

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Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2013

It's located in a funky, groovy sort of downtown--a bit much for older folks like us, but it was a great dinner, with a fun, younger atmosphere. We had the Noah's Ark (ham/turkey/roast beef sandwich with waffle bun) and chicken and waffles, and enjoyed our food quite a bit.

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