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5th Avenue Sandwich Shop

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117 5th Avenue Southeast, Olympia, WA 98501
(360) 705-3393
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Mon - Fri 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Sat 11:00 am - 4:00 pm

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  • 60
    Excellent
  • 19
    Very good
  • 1
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  • 1
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Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Great lunch spot

We have come here for lunch many, many times. The sandwiches are fantastic. They bake their own bread each day and everything is so fresh and home-cooked that you won't want to ever go back to sub-way. My favorites are the Hot Oly, the Turkey with cranberry, the BLT and the chicken salad. Their... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 18, 2015
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Olympia, Washington
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Olympia, Washington
Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

We have come here for lunch many, many times. The sandwiches are fantastic. They bake their own bread each day and everything is so fresh and home-cooked that you won't want to ever go back to sub-way. My favorites are the Hot Oly, the Turkey with cranberry, the BLT and the chicken salad. Their homemade soups are also wonderful. We... More 

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

Great food and service. They make their own bread. Great deserts. Chicken Noodle soup has lots of chicken.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

The food is consistently excellent and the staff exceedingly friendly. One visit my wy wife was having a really rough day and the waiter noticed her crying. He went way out of his way to be nice and he drew fliwers on her take-out bag. I recommend. Also, get the jalapeño bread.

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Olympia, Washington
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

I have been here a few times and have always been impressed with the quality of the food. The sandwiches, and soups are delicious and a good value for the money. It does get busy and fill up during the lunch hour so I quite often go at 1:00 to avoid the crowds. The only reason I give it 4... More 

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Olympia, Washington
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14 reviews 14 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

This little shop in downtown Olympia is just amazing! They make all their own breads and soup and pies and probably much of what they serve. The food is always excellent and I am a great fan of this place. The staff are responsive and cheerful. I highly recommend any time your in the area to stop on in and... More 

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Jblm
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20 reviews 20 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

As soon as you walk..... The pleasant smell of sandwiches being make ensure you will eat to place an order. The atmosphere is friendly. Low music in background. Friendly and assertive customer service ready to satisfy their customers. I ordered the French dip sandwich with potato salad. Juicy roast beef. Warm bun. Delicious as juis. Delicious. Potato salad was like... More 

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Bellevue, Washington
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84 reviews 84 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

Not to be confused ...as the last reviewer was with the 5th Ave Sandwich Shop on 4th Ave which does indeed have french fries...this one does NOT..however the food, portions and staff were EXCELLENT. The special for today was a chicken salad 1/2 sand with soup..our 10 yr old granddaughter ordered it and declared it "cool beans"!! I had the... More 

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Whidbey Island, Washington
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40 reviews 40 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015 via mobile

Great little cafe with sandwiches and soup. My daughter had a half cobb salad that had WAY more goodies (chicken, bacon, avocado, hard-boiled egg) than lettuce, the opposite of most places. I had a BLT sandwich with more bacon than I've ever seen on a sandwich. And the best part of lunch were the french fries. I never order or... More 

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Camano Island, Washington
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

The soups and sandwiches are amazing. It is a very clean restaurant with super friendly staff. I would recommend this place to anyone!

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Olympia, Washington
Top Contributor
63 reviews 63 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

Menu had plenty of options (as long as you are looking for soup/sandwich/salads). Have always left very pleased. Try the Turkey/Cranberry sandwich!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 117 5th Avenue Southeast, Olympia, WA 98501
  • Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  Olympia
  • Phone Number: (360) 705-3393

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American
Open Hours
Monday
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Tuesday
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Wednesday
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Thursday
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Friday
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 4:00 pm

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