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Waterstreet Cafe and Bar

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610 Water St SW, Olympia, WA 98501-1025 (Legion Way)
+1 360-709-9090
4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
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Sun - Thu 4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Fri 11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Fri - Sat 4:30 pm - 12:00 pm
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Olympia, Washington
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481 reviews
320 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 227 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 12, 2016

We had dinner at the Waterstreet Café yesterday. Everything was excellent -- from the friendly greeting at the door, to the service, and the food. The restaurant is not inexpensive, but it's appropriate for the experience. The only negative is that the menu is rather small. For example, salmon was the only seafood on the menu. However, the entrée choices... More 

Thank AreWeHavingFunYet
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 31, 2016 via mobile

I had the Korean BBQ Sea Bass and it was amazing. Honestly have never had a bad meal here. The Hot and Dirty Martini special of the night complemented the meal perfectly. We had a table at the front window and both the server and server assistant were very attentive. Others at the table had Salmon, Stonington Red Shrimp PHO,... More 

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Winchester, Tennessee
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73 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 23, 2016

I searched for a quiet place in Olympia to meet a friend who I hadn't seen in several years. I was really hoping to find a quiet place so we could catch up and one where we wouldn't be rushed. I found it at Waterstreet. The restaurant was not crowded on a Monday evening and parking was plentiful. The waitress... More 

Thank unobtanium
Olympia, Washington
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2016

I love Waterstreet. The food is always spectacular, the service is always friendly. They do change their menu up which can be a bummer once you have found your favorite dish, but they always replace it with something awesome.

1 Thank KzKayne
Olympia, Washington
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34 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 27, 2016

This is our first time dining inside the restaurant. Years ago we dined in their outdoor area, but had not been back since. We wanted to expand our dining horizons in Olympia and have been recently trying out some different restaurants. Having booked on-line, we arrived to discover that a gourmet dining club had booked the banquet room in the... More 

1 Thank foxsable
Home Usa
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308 reviews
218 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 27, 2016

Menu is small but nicely varied, and dishes are well-prepared and delicious. My seared tuna salad was perfect, especially on a hot day. Don't be scared off by the stupid wine menu descriptions as the wine choices are very good. But, come on, "cherries, spice cake, wildflowers, "blueberry, huckleberry, mocha," and "stony blackberry, vanilla lace"??? Really nice interior ambience. Great... More 

Thank CaseyfromBoston
Seattle, Washington
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25 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 16, 2016

We had the pleasure of dining here for a wedding rehearsal dinner and it was wonderful! The party room was just perfect - the menu was delicious and the service was impeccable. Oh - and come for the wine - amazing selection!!

Thank Stephanie S
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169 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 12, 2016 via mobile

Came for a casual business meeting. It was one of the few places open on a Monday night in Olympia. The atmosphere was great, well decorated and a good open bright feel. It appears they have a private room which is a nice option and a patio, although it is next to the parking lot. The service was great and... More 

Thank Lorraine J
Seattle, Washington
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126 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 8, 2016 via mobile

What can I say, I have never had a disappointing meal here! I love this restaurant! If you are in a hurry or an inpatient diner this may not be your cup of tea. They put time care and love into each dish.... This takes time, be patient, order a drink, and an appetizer and take in the experience! They... More 

Thank Scott H
Seattle WA
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87 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 5, 2016 via mobile

We went for happy hour yesterday. Jessica in the bar is amazing! So friendly and a very skilled bartender. Perfectly made makers mark Manhattans. We ordered the hamburger which was excellent. Juicy delicious and perfectly cooked.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$30 - $30
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Parking Available
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings
Open Hours
4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
4:30 pm - 12:00 pm
4:30 pm - 12:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 610 Water St SW, Olympia, WA 98501-1025
    (Legion Way)
  • Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  Olympia
  • Phone Number: +1 360-709-9090

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