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Martin Way Diner

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
American, Diner, Cafe
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2423 4th Ave E, Olympia, WA 98506-4820
+1 360-705-1438
6:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Sun 6:00 am - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 6:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 6:00 am - 11:00 pm
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed August 15, 2016 via mobile

We went to have breakfast at this restaurant after staying in the area for the night. I got their French toast which was good. My boyfriend got the biscuit and gravy, their sausage gravy is SUPER GOOD. I kept eating off his plate. I will visit again.

Thank Nate S
East Olympia, Washington
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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed August 3, 2016

Had dinner here tonight and ordered the chicken pot pie. I had three forks full and could not eat any more. The flavor was perfume like and there was very little turkey in the pie. My partner had a chicken fried steak sandwich and wanted to substitute a salad for the fries. We were told that you had to get... More 

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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
Reviewed July 30, 2016

An old Ribeye restaurant now reborn as a decent diner. Good high cal breakfasts and decent burgers, sandwiches and other lunch foods.

Thank Glomared
Des Moines, Washington
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44 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed July 21, 2016 via mobile

The staff isn't incredibly attentive but the other diners are so friendly! Every time I have gone it's always a great atmosphere where people aren't afraid to chat with their neighbors. Food is good, hash browns are soggy but all in all typical diner food.

Thank Rebecca F
Fort Lewis, Washington
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51 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed June 27, 2016

Husband and I visited on a Saturday morning, and it was packed (always a good sign, empty parking lots don't bode well). Despite the busy morning, our food order was taken quickly, and the food arrived about when we'd expected. Nothing super fast, nor super slow. The server was very attentive, refilled water without our asking, refilled my tea pot... More 

Thank djak12
Olympia, Washington
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2 reviews
Reviewed June 11, 2016

The food is great: well prepared and a lot of it. The wife usually orders oysters, and I like to be adventurous and order stuff I've never had. I now dream about their chili omelette. The décor is absolutely primitive but clean. If you go when it's not crowded, you get to hear the 1950's rock 'n roll piped in... More 

Thank Alan J
Olympia, Washington
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502 reviews
334 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 236 helpful votes
Reviewed June 5, 2016

The Martin Way Diner has the old-fashioned comfortable look you would expect of a diner. We stopped there for Saturday morning breakfast, and it was excellent. The portions are plentiful and the staff is friendly, fast, and efficient. The menu, food, and the prices are what you would expect in a diner. They have daily specials in food and drinks.... More 

Thank AreWeHavingFunYet
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19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
Reviewed April 6, 2016

It took us months to come in, but it is a decent breakfast place. Always seems to be packed. Large portions and they serve mimosas and bloody marys if that helps. Good local spot.

Thank genapeone
oly; wash
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64 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed March 27, 2016

We love this place! Great food! Staff is great . It is hard to sometimes find a seat esp. around breakfast and dinner time; but add on to the place helps. I think they have the best food around.

Thank stinkyoly
Tacoma, Washington
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220 reviews
117 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed March 12, 2016 via mobile

This place has a good amount of seating and is easy to find parking. I thought that the food was good. We only had breakfast and everything we ordered was better than most places. It reminded me of some the good truck stops I used to go to, and I mean that in a good way. Their lunch and dinner... More 

Thank Lynn F

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Diner, Cafe
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Families with children, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
6:00 am - 9:00 pm
6:00 am - 10:00 pm
6:00 am - 10:00 pm
6:00 am - 10:00 pm
6:00 am - 10:00 pm
6:00 am - 11:00 pm
6:00 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2423 4th Ave E, Olympia, WA 98506-4820
  • Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  Olympia
  • Phone Number: +1 360-705-1438

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