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5th Avenue Sandwich Shop

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117 5th Ave SE, Olympia, WA 98501-1121
+1 360-705-3393
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Mon - Fri 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Sat 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
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29 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This a nice little sandwich restaurant in downtown Olympia. I've had the french dips, club, and egg salad sandwiches. They were all good. Homemade bread is also good.

Thank Nascar109
Olympia, Washington
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This place is pure Olympia charm, full of good scents, good sense food, and sensible, sexy staff. You'll never have a tastier sammich than you'll get here, not even momma made them this good. Add to that the desserts, homemade soups and salads...what more could a person whose soul hungers for sustenance want? Eat here. You won't be sorry.

Thank Linda L
Atlanta, Georgia
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22 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 5, 2016

Absolutely delightful staff, abundant and VERY TASTY sandwiches and soups. Wouldn't miss a visit here!

Thank 1968NamVet
Olympia, WA
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 14, 2016

This is one of the great sandwich shops in Olympia. It's been on 5th Avenue for a number of years and is a favorite. You can take the free Dash shuttle on Capitol Avenue and get off at 5th Ave. The restaurant is just a half a block east.

Thank patownsend
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 13, 2016

This otherwise diner-like sandwich shop has a great staff who build custom sandwiches to your order while you wait. Most of the regular lunch crowd are older, but this is a place which does a brisk business in drive up and to go sandwiches for folks with tight lunch hours. Great service at the counter AND the window, a rarity... More 

Thank william k
Olympia, Washington, United States
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76 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 13, 2016

If you have time and want to relax over lunch with a good sandwich this is your place. Prices are good and the menu has lots of different items to choose from. I have had several different sandwiches in the past year and they have all been tasty. Staff are very friendly and food comes out pretty quick which makes... More 

Thank S_Robbie014
Olympia, Washington
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7 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 9, 2016 via mobile

The Ruben is the best in town by my standards. The mushroom burgers are also very good. They have another restaurant called 5th on 4th with almost all the same food.

Thank Kevin B
Olympia, Washington
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5 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2016

Consistently good food here! Homemade breads and desserts! Warm, family type atmosphere. Last here to celebrate two friends birthdays. When we informed the wait staff, they told us they each got a piece of pie-free!

Thank joyinthejourney57
Olympia, Washington
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291 reviews
181 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 9, 2016 via mobile

Great Sandwich shop in downtown Olympia. It is only open for lunch. Most sandwiches are big enough for two to share. My last visit, I had the egg salad, which was almost perfect. If it had a slice of tomato, it would have been perfect. They have a nice selection of pies, cookies, and cakes, which change from time to... More 

Thank Brimsmith
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 6, 2016

One sandwich is enough or two seniors . Really great sandwiches, and fries are terrific. Go early place gets filled early.

Thank Sallie H

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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
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Soups, Gluten Free Options
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget, Families with children
Open Hours
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 117 5th Ave SE, Olympia, WA 98501-1121
  • Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  Olympia
  • Phone Number: +1 360-705-3393

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