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320 4th Ave W, Olympia, WA 98501-1006
360-753-7000
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Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations

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  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Ver good

Very good...no Olympia Oysters available, though. Just a bit on the "touristy" side but still an excellent meal. A bit on the noisy side, too.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 28, 2015
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7 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

Very good...no Olympia Oysters available, though. Just a bit on the "touristy" side but still an excellent meal. A bit on the noisy side, too.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

So here's the deal: the place burned down and I think the entire community was hoping it would be better when they rebuilt. I actually think it IS better... It's just not great. It's a fabulous place to take your grandma. Everything is just "fine", good tourist place, it seems like they did a MUCH better job at training their... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

Went in for a drink. Were given menus and we'd decided to order some oysters too. Waited nearly 20 mins and despite numerous members of staff looking over our way, no one came to take our order. We left and were ignored as we did so! Very dated restaurant. Don't bother.

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Portland, OR.
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

My wife and I stopped in to our favorite spot in Olympia, The Oyster House. Part of the joy of this classic, old spot, is the deck outside by the water......we asked to be seated outside, and noticed a waterfront table that was empty. The host, a young guy who seemed somewhat ill-equipped for the job, told us he could... More 

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Olympia, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

Great food! Fast friendly service. We had halibut, chowder, and salad. everything was fresh. Enjoyed the outdoor seating.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

After a long wait to be seated (we accepted it is hugely popular- so we had no problem waiting) but the service was poor - long waiting times for even something like a glass of water or a glass of wine. The Oysters (grown and harvested nearby ) are that expensive that we had to only take 6 each! You... More 

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Olympia, Washington
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

This was our first trip back to the Oyster House since they have rebuilt. We had high hopes but were very disappointed in both the food and service. We were a large group (10 people) and only one person in our group said the meal was good. Those who had fish and chips said the fish was terrible and those... More 

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Olympia, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

I love the Oyster House for their clam chowder. I have never had clam chowder like this ANYWHERE...EVER. it is so delicious I want to lick my bowl when I'm finished. (Ok, just kidding on that part, but it's good!). Another recommendation is the spinach salad with hot bacon dressing. TO DIE FOR. the Oyster House has an excellent menu,... More 

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Olympia, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

You can not go wrong here the food is great. It is my favorite breakfast spot in the area. For dinner the seafood is very good. Our family has been there many times and no one has ever not liked their food.

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Olympia, WA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Wonderful to see the Oyster House back after it was destroyed by fire. Looks almost exactly the way it used to -- better. Food is typical of fish houses, with reasonable non-fish selections. Personally, I love their oyster stew and halibut fish and chips. Prices are good for a waterfront restaurant.

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Restaurant Details

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

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  • Cuisine: Seafood

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