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Gardner's Restaurant

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111 Thurston Ave NW, Olympia, WA 98501
13607868466
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5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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Tue - Thu 5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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North Carolina Coast, North Carolina
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79 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This restaurant is across the street from the Doubletree, and it was very unassuming from the outside. But inside it was a total surprise. The wait service was great. We had just driven in from Portland and had fabulous meals there in fine restaurants. This was just as good if not more. The fettuccini and sweet pea side dish was... More 

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Thank Laura m
Dupont, United States
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12 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Gardner's Seafood and Pasta is a lovely restaurant near the West Bay in Olympia with quite the menu. They offer fresh seafood and hand-made pastas as well as other delicious items such as cheese trays, lamb, and more. I had the Mahi Mahi, which was the special of the day when I came in, and it was absolutely delicious. They... More 

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Thank Daniel A
Indianapolis, Indiana
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

What a great restaurant. Food was delicious and portion size perfect. Lots of different options. Desserts are made in-house as well. They also have a nice counter area, so if you are eating alone, it's easy to strike up a conversation with someone. Will definitely be back.

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Thank Leslie0609
Olympia, Washington
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Excellent food, great service - more than meets the eye from the outside. A bit spendy but really worth it overall for a special occasion.

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Thank Marnee O
Olympia, Washington
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is the perfect spot for any type of romantic getaway. They have a private booth in the back for two, however, the whole ambiance of the restaurant is very romantic. The food was absolutely amazing and the service was delightful. They are a little spendy but it is worth it.

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Thank KzKayne
olympia, wa
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The food is always fresh and fabulous! Gardeners is always our special evening out in Olympia🍾🍾. Intimate dining and very romantic setting.

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Thank kayzeek
Olympia, Washington
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

So easy to overlook, Gardner's caught our eye as it is the name of my husband's hometown and I was looking for an anniversary surprise meal. The staff was very personable and attentive, the food unique and of high quality, and the price was fine for a special occasion. They are local folks serving local food in a quaint setting,... More 

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Thank susiehw
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23 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

It had been over five years since I had dined at Gardners- very pleasant surprise while there are some old standbys on the menu - it has been upgraded to take advantage of our vibrant local produce . There is even an eclectic wine rack- found a delightful Rhone.

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Thank Michael T
St. George, Utah
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 121 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

It was an evening to celebrate family birthdays and we did with good food and great service. I had the seafood Fettuccini, which was good and plenty. I am a big guy and ended up taking food home. The best aspect of this dinner was the service which was graceful, knowledgeable and attentive. My negatives were my caesar salad dressing... More 

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Thank TeamFlounder
Olympia, WA
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22 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016

This is a small restaurant with no view on the port peninsula. The food is good, but the staff easily ignores you. It's very pricy for the quality. It has regulars, but my husband and I are not part of that group.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$15 - $35
Cuisine
Italian, American, Seafood
Meals
Dinner
Restaurant features
Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Business meetings, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Romantic
Open Hours
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 111 Thurston Ave NW, Olympia, WA 98501
  • Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  Olympia
  • Phone Number: 13607868466
Description
Gardner's has been family owned since 1983 and has proven to be the favorite place to dine in Olympia. Gardner's Executive Chef Dan Keith favors the freshest local and seasonal ingredients. Everything is created from scratch, including soups and sauces to an abundance of desserts. With many local wines offered by the glass or by bottle, you are sure to find that perfect pour for any entrée. We hope you join us soon. Make your reservation by telephone or online at Open Table.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?