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Shipwreck Cafe

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244 Madrona Beach Rd NW, Olympia, WA 98502-9537
+1 360-866-4788
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  • Excellent33%
  • Very good37%
  • Average24%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible1%
Travelers talk about
“prime rib” (5 reviews)
“taco salad” (2 reviews)
Open Now
6:00 AM - 8:00 PMAll hours
American, Cafe, Diner
$$ - $$$
244 Madrona Beach Rd NW, Olympia, WA 98502-9537
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

While the cafe seems rather spartan, it is clean and the staff are friendly and the atmosphere is warm. The seafood is rather typical freezer to deep fryer and uninspiring, but the prime rib really quite good (Fri and Sat only, sadly). Would return on...More

Thank William B
Reviewed August 28, 2017

I cannot tell you how many times I have driven right past this restaurant. It is right out of Olympia on 101. Yesterday, I got the best taco salad I have ever had. They also serve breakfast all day! There are gifts. It is a...More

Thank OctoberinOregon
Reviewed August 7, 2017 via mobile

Had a Groupon for this place so thought we give it a try. It is really off the beaten path. Too bad because it is a cute little place. Seems like a lot of locals visited. Had breakfast for dinner that was awesome. Homemade caramel...More

Thank Shelby8143
Reviewed June 20, 2017 via mobile

A very friendly staffed place. Casual atmosphere, old fashioned upholstered booths, open kitchen, good service. The senior swabbies biscuits 'n sausage gravy is the best to be had. Breakfast crowd can make it noisy especially on weekends. Plenty of available parking however. If I have...More

Thank cheezemaker
Reviewed June 9, 2017

On my way to Union, WA, I saw the "CAFE" sign from the freeway. My intuition (and growling stomach) said, pull over, so I did. All alone in the middle of a huge parking lot was the Shipwreck Cafe. Honestly, there is nothing nearby, but...More

Thank AnnieOlson
Reviewed June 1, 2017 via mobile

This was the best oyster sandwich we have ever had. The ciabatta roll was soft with a very generous portion of fried oysters. The next time we have a craving for an oyster sandwich we will come here.

Thank Dklivingston
Reviewed May 25, 2017 via mobile

This is one of our favorite off-the-beaten path independent restaurants. The food is good and the service is usually good. We moved away from that area so we had not been there for several years and noticed that the prices have gone up. Other than...More

Thank Wspmf1
Reviewed May 5, 2017

Last Saturday I missed the exit on I-5 to go to our intended breakfast stop. So we drove on and stumbled across the Shipwreck Cafe. Had on of their senior breakfasts, and was quite disappointing. The food was okay at the best, but way overpriced...More

Thank GeorgeTheDriver
Reviewed April 11, 2017

Maybe it was the day we went, but the meal was disappointing. My burger wasn't too bad, and the fries were plentiful, but my daughter got the 2 piece fish dinner, and asked for 2 dressings on the side for her salad, but got 1,...More

Thank gayleh-k
Reviewed April 2, 2017 via mobile

So very good eggs benedict was excellent service fast highly recommended, friendly service. Easy on and off the 101.

Thank Brian S
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August 24, 2015|
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Response from Markwkimberly | Reviewed this property |
I am an customer of the resturant, I cannot answer that. I only wrote an review. It was an awesome experience though!!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Cafe, Diner
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children, Kids
Open Hours
6:00 AM - 8:00 PM
6:00 AM - 8:00 PM
6:00 AM - 8:00 PM
6:00 AM - 8:00 PM
6:00 AM - 8:00 PM
6:00 AM - 8:00 PM
6:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 244 Madrona Beach Rd NW, Olympia, WA 98502-9537
  • Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  Olympia
  • Phone Number: +1 360-866-4788
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