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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 - 12:00 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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202 reviews
142 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We shared appetizers & had some wine for Happy Hour. Prices were okay, but not overly thrilled with appetizers - would not recommend the calamari - simply boring and not very flavorful. Might try it again, but not rushing to return.

Thank JuneOlympia
Federal way
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111 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had an enjoyable evening with friendly service, great food, and very pleasant atmosphere. I experimented with the curried vegetables and was amazed at how good they were. A must visit restaurant in Olympia.

Thank L1drake
Olympia, Washington
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109 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Love the Ambiance at this restaurant. The service was not what was expected. Our group of 8 for dinner waited over an hour for our entrees to arrive with no apology, explanation or word from the server or chef. Very surprising. While the food was good, not great for the price, it wasn't worth the overwhelming wait time.

Thank LovetoTravel58653
Olympia, Washington
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489 reviews
325 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 232 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 

Thank Luv To Travel A
Winchester, Tennessee
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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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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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36 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 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
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240 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 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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18 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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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?