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320 4th Ave W, Olympia, WA 98501-1006
360-753-7000
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Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Time to rebuild the menu, too

The Oyster House was once the best place in Olympia to enjoy fresh seafood and a nice waterfront view. While the fish was good- we had salmon, oyster, and fish & chips meals- the accompanying dishes were sub-par. Overcooked vegetables, bland rice, soggy fries. Not good. Our server was excellent... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
JMacBigGulp
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Olympia, Washington
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Long Beach
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20 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

We have come here for about 40 years, it was a favorite when we camped in this area when we lived in California. We hoped it was still here when we moved here 9 years ago. It was and our family, especially the grankids loved it. Then it burned down! We were one unhappy family. Ahhh, now it is back... More 

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Olympia, Washington
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Yes, that's right, there were multiple shells in my shucked oysters as well as a huge black hair in my salmon burger. What's worse, management sent the wait staff to our table to apologize instead of visiting our table herself. "I guess we could take the burger off the bill." Was their response. For a place that's called the Oyster... More 

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Olympia, Washington
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44 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

The Oyster House was once the best place in Olympia to enjoy fresh seafood and a nice waterfront view. While the fish was good- we had salmon, oyster, and fish & chips meals- the accompanying dishes were sub-par. Overcooked vegetables, bland rice, soggy fries. Not good. Our server was excellent but he couldn't make up for the lack of quality... More 

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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

Always a favorite.we stopped in for a beer, and fish tacos. Then a walk on the boardwalk after. Great day.

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Richland, Washington
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27 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

The food here is off the hook. Sea food was amazing. Ordered fish and chips and it was fresh, flaky, just what it should be. The drinks are fantastic and the price is good. Upscale, but not snobbish. Great wait staff and the atmosphere is total fun and good food. Can't wait to go back.

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Chicago, Illinois, United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015 via mobile

Service was goodm. too busy for outdoor seating but nice that it's available. Food was good enough, more fried options than I would prefer.

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4 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

Stopped here after a meeting to grab a quick lunch. The restaurant was clean and wait-staff was quick and friendly. Not a bad place to gab a bite! Really good iced tea!

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Olympia, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

After their fire, the Oyster House has rebuilt their restaurant pretty much exactly as it was. The food selection is just as good as it was and the service is, maybe, even better!

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Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

I have not been here since the fire. Looks about the same. This was the first time I tried oysters. The bartender knew what to recommend. They were yummy. The fish and calamari were also good. The place seemed understaffed since they are located at the end of the parade route for Procession of the Species & many people wander... More 

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Tucker, Ga Usa
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 via mobile

We were excited to try the Oyster House whilst visiting Olympia. We were seated at a booth overlooking the kitchen and oh my, did we get a eyeful. There were two employees behind the line prepping and serving food and they were not wearing gloves. They were touching raw food and then ready to eat food, tossing a loose fry... More 

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Address: 320 4th Ave W, Olympia, WA 98501-1006
Phone Number: 360-753-7000
Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  Olympia
Cuisine: Seafood

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  • Address: 320 4th Ave W, Olympia, WA 98501-1006
  • Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  Olympia
  • Phone Number: 360-753-7000

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Seafood

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