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Ricardo's Restaurant

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5211 Lacey Blvd SE, Lacey, WA 98503-2443
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Mon - Sat 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We were pleasantly surprised by the wonderful, varied, attractively presented menu. Six of us were each pleased with our choices. I am not big on eating beef but our friends enjoyed their selection, while several of us raved over our seafood. Our waitress was perfect and did a nice job of helping us with our wine selections from a nice... More 

Thank Sylvia O
Olympia, Washington
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53 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Our server was pleasant and since we were a large group we arrived at staggered times. She honored the happy hour menu even though that last person in our group arrived a few minutes late. Everyone of the 8 of us enjoyed our food. My wine was still $10 at happy hour... ouch. The happy hour burger was HUGE and... More 

Thank lkchome
Olympia, Washington
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 16, 2016 via mobile

Awesome atmosphere.. One of the best happy hour menus in Olympia area. Very niche for the Thurston market. If looking for a good steak and glass of wine or cocktail it's a must. One of the few , if not the only, fine steak restaurants in the area. Well worth a stop in

Thank bbarnes30
Olympia, Washington
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119 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2016

This is an expensive restaurant but the service and the food is worth it. They are located in a new area in Lacey which has great parking and easy access. The restaurant is larger but still feels intimate since they have several rooms that are separate. The decor is nice, the service was great and the food was very good.

Thank maryellenbradley
Olympia, WA
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28 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 2, 2016

We love to support local entrepreneurs/chefs who try to make it in the hard restaurant business. That's why I feel badly being critical of Ricardo's. They have moved to a new location - more upscale, great looking outdoor seating complete with gas fireplaces. The restaurant is famous for its steaks and beef. If you love beef, you will enjoy the... More 

Thank Olympia_WAAnn
Rancho Palos Verdes, California
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39 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 29, 2016

Casual upscale dining. The steaks are the best in the Olympia area. Extensive wine list. Staff is attentive and service is very good. The desserts are very good. Enjoyed the whole dining experience

Thank GretaGarboFranklyn
Lacey, Washington
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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 22, 2016 via mobile

Fantastic ambiance for a very special night. The selection of appetizers and dinner options are fantastic. There wine selection is extensive, we selected something from the local area but their options cover the world. This is definitely someplace we will visit again.

Thank Jettj1
Olympia, Washington
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42 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 15, 2016

Ricardo's new address is 676 Woodland Square Loop, Lacey. Their new location is more sophisticated than their previous home. Their meat is dry aged and visible in a glass windowed room. Much of what they serve is locally sourced. They are also gluten friendly. We shared their Chateaubriand with a Dijon mustard crust. It was tender, delicious and not fatty.... More 

Thank Ibjan
Olympia, Washington
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 15, 2016 via mobile

We had my birthday dinner at their new location in Lacey . I have had many steaks in my 64 years and their's was the best. We could not have been happier with the service and the food quality. It is a must go for steaks!

1 Thank rburning
Fort Lewis, Washington
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224 reviews
150 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 121 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 11, 2016

As I finally made my way to this restaurant I have been meaning to go to, I was not let down. I knew this place to be top shelf and wanted to go on a special occasion. The restaurant had just moved to the new location and maybe had not yet given attention to some details. The Wine and Entree... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$30 - $30
American, Steakhouse
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Special occasions
Open Hours
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5211 Lacey Blvd SE, Lacey, WA 98503-2443
  • Public Transportation: Intercity Transit
  • Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  Lacey
  • Phone Number: 13604139995

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?