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Waterstreet Cafe and Bar

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610 Water St SW, Olympia, WA 98501-1025 (Legion Way)
4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Closed now
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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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Huntsville, Alabama
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63 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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 1 week ago

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 4 weeks ago

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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196 reviews
136 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 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 45 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 46 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.

Thank WAtravelbug
Olympia, Washington
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468 reviews
312 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 227 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 29, 2016

I've written a couple of reviews about the Waterstreet Café and Bar in the past and in the last two I said they needed to step it up. I'm glad to say that everything was excellent this time. The location and ambience is so nice, it's good to see that the service and the food excel as well. We went... More 

Thank AreWeHavingFunYet
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22 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 24, 2016

The area this restaurant is located is great. Right across from the capital. The ambiance and the staff is very friendly. I ordered the rib-eye Med/well and it was very raw. The lady next to me ordered well done and hers was extremely pink as well..Will have to go back and order something else to give a proper food score.

Thank Veronica P

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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
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Bar scene, Business meetings, Families with children
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: 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?