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“My "must-do" spot in Olympia” 4 of 5 stars
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Tugboat Annies
2100 W Bay Dr NW, Olympia, WA 98502
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Ranked #84 of 304 Restaurants in Olympia
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“My "must-do" spot in Olympia”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2013

We visit family in this small state capitol several times a year, and Annies is a must. Sort of funky atmosphere, perched above the water, dirt / gravel parking lot - not something tourists might normally pick. But the sailors, kayakers, and all other water-sport loving people have made this a favorite. Clam chowder (NE style) is the best ever ... and I've had it from Nova Scotia to CT. Rich, not overly creamy, filled with tender clams and potatoes that taste like potatoes - not some granular creation found in some chowders. A bowl of this well-seasoned delight, paired with a large Caesar salad (freshly shaved parmesan on top), makes a great meal.

Their salmon "burger" comes on a roll (it's actually the same filet you have on the dinner plate) and is quite a bargain. Haven't tried their whole menu, but you see a lot of happy faces.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“Awesome experience”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2013

We actually ate here twice on our trip! They have a special that includes breakfast and a two hour kayak rental for two for $48. Kayaking on the sound in the early morning was the best part of our trip--make sure you go!

Dinner was great as it was sunset over the sound. They have a unique dining room and the food was outstanding! There wasn't a complaint from anyone in our normally-picky party. Their mac n cheese was over the top.

Visited July 2013
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