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320 4th Ave W, Olympia, WA 98501-1006
360-753-7000
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  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great Service; Nice Remodel

The Oyster House is an Olympia staple and after the fire, I wanted to see how the place looked. It was identical, probably for insurance reasons. Having said that, it is a comfortable relaxing place with a nice ambience. On a Friday night, the bar area was packed and I got the last table in the... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed March 21, 2015
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Seattle, Washington
Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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London, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

I should have known better, but we had been walking all day, and we were both famished. Initially, we ordered a dozen intermediately priced oysters on the half shell. We were presented with the highest priced ones, which we returned for the ones that we had ordered. The oysters were brackish, and not very good. Next we ordered cod and... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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104 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

The Oyster House is an Olympia staple and after the fire, I wanted to see how the place looked. It was identical, probably for insurance reasons. Having said that, it is a comfortable relaxing place with a nice ambience. On a Friday night, the bar area was packed and I got the last table in the bar. The service, unexpectably,... More 

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Arden
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14 reviews 14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

went with husband, son,daughter in law, grandson(infant) for lunch. The staff acted like they had never had an infant there before even tho there were other children of all ages. Food was mediocre and service was slow. Will not return.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 via mobile

Since I was visting Olympia wanted to try things that weren't avaiavailable where I am from.Initial seating was very quick but table service was painfully slow. Waited quite some time before getting water or offering of drinks. Place didn't seem overly busy to have the slow service. Food was decent but waiter forgot some of it and had to ask... More 

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Olympia, Washington
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

I like fish to taste like fish. The food was too fancy for my taste. Lovely remodel of the restraint, though. It is noisy, even on a quiet night, as we got there after 8:00 pm. Also,beware- we were ticketed in the adjacent parking lot! Didn't know you had to pay to park, and the sign in the dark is... More 

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Olympia, Washington
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Yes - it has once again risen from the ashes and most of us consider that to be a miracle!! The Oyster House is a wonderful tribute to the geography and biology and gastronomy of the area.

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Seattle, Washington
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

After experiencing a devastating fire a couple years ago, the Oyster House was rebuilt to as closely resemble the former restaurant as possible - a totally successful venture. Not only is the decor and atmosphere the same as it was for the past several decades, but the food is equally good (as is the service). We've had lunch or dinner... More 

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Olympia, Washington
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4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Great seafood in a relaxed atmosphere. It is popular among the locals and tourists alike. If you like seafood, you will not be disappointed.

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Lacey, Washington
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71 reviews 71 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

We love to take our out of town friends here for good seafood amidst a casual, laid back atmosphere. Outdoor dining in the summer can't be beat. We always take a walk along the boardwalk or around Capitol Lake after our meal. In the summer, It's fun to watch the children and the dogs try and catch the dancing water... More 

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Chehalis, Washington
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26 reviews 26 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

Met with a group of six including myself. We wanted to eat in the lounge and the young male waiter apparently was not pleased with our decision judging by the way he threw the coasters on the table and took forever to get our drinks. It was not busy then. I think we were his last table of the day... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • 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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