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Fish Tale Brew Pub

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515 Jefferson Street SE, Olympia, WA 98501
360 943-3650
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11:00 am - 12:00 am
Closed now
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Sun 9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Sat 9:00 am - 12:00 am
Dining options: Drinks, Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Late Night, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
It has just expanded

Fishtale is popular spot in Olympia. A recent expansion and now open to children. It has organic fresh foods, and very eclectic menu, and is open for breakfast on the weekends..Good beer selection.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
Seattle, Washington
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

On a recent trip to Olympia-my hometown, my fiancé and I went out of our way to seek out this recently expanded restaurant/brewery. We are big fans of local breweries and were looking forward to this one, but sadly, we were quite disappointed. The overall atmosphere was great and the place was packed with two levels, but the beer was... More 

Thank Christi E
Olympia, Washington
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43 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Always a good time at Fish Tale. Their beer is above average as it most of their menu selections. The pulled pork quesadillas are phenomenal. It is a must if you are visiting Olympia...

Thank Frank R
Seattle, Washington
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74 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Fishtale is popular spot in Olympia. A recent expansion and now open to children. It has organic fresh foods, and very eclectic menu, and is open for breakfast on the weekends..Good beer selection.

Thank cupperr
Olympia, Washington
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9 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My husband and I love this place! The food and service is always consistently good. I have food allergies so tend to order the same thing but I enjoy it every time. The fish and chips! The fish is light and flakey with a crunchy breading that is not to heavy. Fries are made from fresh potatoes and the flavor... More 

Thank Bonnie B
Olympia, Washington
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42 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2016 via mobile

This place is by far one of the greatest little jet Oly has to offer, the staff are great, the beers are awesome, love the ciders, and the food is Always greatly made and taste so darn good. This joint is always busy and folks all around. Love coming here for a short visit with some friends, get a cider,... More 

Thank Oly360
Vancouver, Washington, United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2015

The awful service here really blew me away. First, the good stuff: they have some couches next to a tiny little stove that made for a really comfortable, homey feel. They even had board games to play. We really liked this aspect of the place. The food was good, although not amazing. I had fish and chips, the boyfriend had... More 

Thank Erica I
casper, United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2015 via mobile

The creme broulee was a bit runny! The food here is excellent. We have been here two nights in a row, and I was gonna give them 5 stars but the ladies desserts were a bit disappointing....one of the creme broulees was runny. The shrimp & grits were awesome, the clam chowder bread bowls were super tasty, and the poutine... More 

Thank Steve S
Port Angeles, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

We recently went out for my 40th birthday with the kiddos. The food is so delicious & reasonably priced. I got the BLAST (BLT with Swiss & avocado) & my husband had the Reuben (he is very picky & said it was done perfectly). My 4 year old had macaroni & cheese -- she ate the WHOLE bowl, which says... More 

Thank MMMamaJ
Olympia, Washington
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2015

The food was ok, the service decent. Had a bartender that was loud and obnoxious. There was a lot of flies and I mean a lot which made he experience not so good.

Thank Canucky58
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249 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2015 via mobile

My husband and I were checking out all the local breweries. We were generally satisfied with the selection on draft. Not all winners but decent. We enjoyed conversing with the helpful and polite bartenders while tasting our beer. When it was time for dinner, we walked around a bit and actually came back here because of the light atmosphere. Overall... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 515 Jefferson Street SE, Olympia, WA 98501
  • Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  Olympia
  • Phone Number: 360 943-3650

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Pub, American, Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Bar scene, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
9:00 am - 12:00 am

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?