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Van's Burger

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7811 Yelm Hwy SE, Olympia, WA 98513-5263
360-412-8267
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6:30 am - 8:00 pm
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Hours:
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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Sw Grand Mound,
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19 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2016 via mobile

Unfortunately Vans is only open in the summer. Great for dinner, the fry's are great too. There is no inside dining, but the burger and fry's were still great when I got them home for the family.

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Thank jameshF2154SF
Olympia, Washington
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273 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 117 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2016 via mobile

Locals know about Van's. They know it is a drive up burger joint with the best burgers around. But, it's reputation extends much farther than that. I first heard of it from a friend who lives in Portland. That is why the line up of cars is long during peak periods. Do not despair...the line movies quickly and it is... More 

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Thank Cathy C
Yelm, Washington
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2016

Van's Sweet Spot is actually where we visited and therefore where this review is focused. We pulled up, on a whim, after a hot day's shopping in Olympia for a treat. The board advertised seasonal milkshakes -strawberry, peach, raspberry and the like. We had chocolate, peach and strawberry, and they were delicious. Three large (20 oz) shakes cost us just... More 

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Thank Camille W
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15 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 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.

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Thank Don K
Arizona
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10 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2016

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 

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Thank gilamonster7
Olympia, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2016 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.

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Thank pkndj
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15 reviews
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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.

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Thank Don K
Olympia, Washington
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15 reviews
10 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.

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Thank Deon R
Tumwater
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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 

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Thank DGS3
Olympia, Washington
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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.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Cuisine
American, Fast Food
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children
Open Hours
Monday
6:30 am - 8:00 pm
Tuesday
6:30 am - 8:00 pm
Wednesday
6:30 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 7:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 7:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 7811 Yelm Hwy SE, Olympia, WA 98513-5263
  • 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?