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King Solomon's Reef

Certificate of Excellence
American, Diner
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212 4th Ave E, Olympia, WA 98501-1105
(360) 742-3199
8:00 am - 3:00 am
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Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 3:00 am
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Lakewood, Washington
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232 reviews
109 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I love dive bars and diners, and this place fits that bill. It reminds me a little of some of my east coast hang outs. Get breakfast, have a drink, and then go walk the waterfront.

Thank djstatick
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

This place used to be a real dive bar and cardroom in the 1970's when I first used to frequent it; I'm back in Olympia now for an extended visit and have been pleasantly surprised by how really great this spot is now. The waitstaff might be offputting for some people, but the food is really basic diner fare from... More 

Thank william k
Santa Barbara, California
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124 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great breakfast experience while staying at Olympia. Walking from our hotel, easy to find; fast, attentive service. One big veggie omelot, one big pancake with two medium eggs cooked perfectly sitting on top, just like I ordered. Coffee refills nonstop.

Thank Jennifer H
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40 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 23, 2016

Total dive in a good sense.. only been here a few times, food is good, but I can't give it a 4. Their fried chicken is good, and so is their biscuits and gravy.

Thank dgnldy
Fort Lewis, Washington
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224 reviews
150 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 121 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 11, 2016

I received great service from Nora. Very attentive and our food was hot and delicious. My wife had the Mac and Cheese and I had the chili. We traded half of each and had a tremendous food fusion. I hear the place is great for breakfast but have not made it there yet for that meal. They do serve it... More 

Thank clausrock
Portland, Oregon
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29 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 11, 2016 via mobile

On the way from Seattle to Portland we stopped at this funky, nondescript joint. Excellent service from the young, inked and attentive staff. Enormous portions. I had the "Flying Saucer," which is essentially biscuit(s) and gravy on steroids. Hash browns that are actually brown and crisp filled half the plate and the Flying Saucer (biscuit, sausage patty, gravy, cheese) filled... More 

Thank bacongougere
Snohomish, Washington
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35 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 8, 2016 via mobile

Nice that this place doesn't close down mid day. Food was good and they have nice vegan/veggie items.Funky, quirky place with the same clientele. Service was ok.

Thank monikaannette
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 30, 2016

Great diner food and the classic Olympia scene. Perfect comfort food and sandwiches served by Oly artists and musicians. Don't think twice, get the chicken and waffles and a cold beer followed by pie. Best milkshakes ever.

Thank Glomared
Santiago de Compostela, Spain
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 25, 2016 via mobile

My friends and I eat here all the time- it is open super late, has delicious food, is very cheap and has a wonderful atmosphere for hanging out. For families/people with younger kids I'd recommend going a little earlier in the day because college kids typically fill the place later at night. Several vegan options as well!

Thank amber_m_s96
Petoskey, Michigan
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37 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 24, 2016

Okay, doesn't look like much from the outside. Okay, we only went in because we needed a restroom... but what a surprise. We both ordered salads, which were amazingly fresh... and huge! Veggie burger and hot wings followed -- both excellent. We went back the next day and had breakfast: great omelettes, and then went back again for another breakfast... More 

Thank dbuddha

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Diner
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Dining on a budget, Kids, Families with children
Open Hours
8:00 am - 3:00 am
8:00 am - 3:00 am
8:00 am - 3:00 am
8:00 am - 3:00 am
8:00 am - 3:00 am
8:00 am - 3:00 am
8:00 am - 3:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 212 4th Ave E, Olympia, WA 98501-1105
  • Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  Olympia
  • Phone Number: (360) 742-3199

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