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Van's Burger

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7811 Yelm Hwy. SE, Olympia, WA 98513
7:30 am - 10:00 pm
Closed now
All hours
Sun 7:30 am - 10:00 pm
Mon - Tue 6:30 am - 8:00 pm
Wed 6:30 am - 10:00 pm
Thu - Fri 11:00 am - 7:00 pm
Sat 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I always come here a couple times when I visit family in Olympia! The menu is small, burgers and hot dogs, but they are soooo good! We always order the "Frings", a combo order of fries and onion rings, they are always hot and CRISPY! Be sure to get a mixed fresh berry shake during berry season. They are only... More 

Thank gilamonster7
Olympia, Washington
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Love Van's. Can't say enough good about this place. This is a little off the beaten path. Bring your patience on Friday and Saturday. Worth the wait.

Thank pkndj
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2016 via mobile

Van's consistently turns out the best burgers & fries around. Cooked to order, fresh meat, tasty bun, all fresh trimmings, thick shakes. Open Thu. Fri. Sat. 11 a.m. to 7p.m. cars start lining up around 10:30. Fri. & Sat. Waits can be long but worth it. Don't forget the sweet shop, corn dogs and handmade shakes, fantastic.

Thank Don K
Olympia, Washington
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2016

We would go more often but long line of cars says just keep on going. Great shakes, burgers and fries. Everything made to order so it is fresh and hot.

Thank Deon R
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19 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2016

I truly like Van’s and their burger is one of the best. It is easy to get in and out of. Be prepared to wait, it’s small and take out only. No seating. I can’t count how many times I’ve gone over there and it’s closed, take my advice and call ahead! If you need to sit down and eat... More 

Thank DGS3
Olympia, Washington
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1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2016 via mobile

Old school burgers. Drive through with nice picnic area. The even have toys for the kids to play on.

Thank Rmiller72
Olympia, Washington
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

Small "Burger-Box" operation with only very good, fresh ingredients used. Reasonable prices, friendly service. They close every year between Nov. and April. They are going to experiment being open starting in January serving fish & chips and chowder.

1 Thank J9539DWjims
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015 via mobile

We have eaten here several times!!! I dream of this burger!! It is out of this world.. There onion rings and other side are delicious too!! Always fresh and crispy!!

1 Thank Lou Y
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171 reviews
147 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2015 via mobile

Most excellent fair burger! Grilled onions make this sooooo delicious. Worth the wait in line, only wish they were open year around. Nicest people run this too!

1 Thank Reubentinker
Olympia, Washington
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68 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2015

I have eaten burgers at all of the Burger joints that people rate as #1 in Washington State and the top two are outfits with multiple locations, etc., so they get a lot of votes and win....But they are not the best burger. Van's has one #3 before, but they are number 1 in my book. If you want the... More 

1 Thank MiketheArchAngel

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
American, Fast Food
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Good for
Families with children, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
7:30 am - 10:00 pm
6:30 am - 8:00 pm
6:30 am - 8:00 pm
6:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 7:00 pm
11:00 am - 7:00 pm
11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 7811 Yelm Hwy. SE, Olympia, WA 98513
  • Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  Olympia
  • Phone Number: 360-412-8267

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