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McMenamins Spar Cafe


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Certificate of Excellence2017 - 2018 Winner

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Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Cafe, American, Bar, Pub
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Late Sunday breakfast on a whim. We had to wait 10 minutes for a table (there were a number open but I don’t think they were staffed for all of them). As a couple left the bar they suggested we sit up to the counter—much...More

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank Coug1984
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I always try to eat somewhere new when I’m in downtown. The Spar Cafe is one of my favorites do to atmosphere. They serve the normal McMenamins menu and it’s wonderful, also absolutely love the ciders.

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank U7097XFkaties
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Mambo cubano with fries and mustard was divine. My friend got it gluten free and said it was fantastic too. I got fries which were delish. Friend got tater tots he said were great. Service was good. Atmosphere was decent. We sat in a booth...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank Lalalove1983
Reviewed February 6, 2019

We have been here several times because it is convenient when we go to the theater or a concert. The food is always good and the service is very professional. We never worry that we will be late for an event.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank leeinoly
Reviewed February 2, 2019 via mobile

We had a pleasant breakfast here. We like their pancakes (short stack gives you two large ones) having very simple taste with good softness/texture. Route 66 scrambled eggs were tasty too. Potatoes were a bit over cooked though. It’s fun to order beer flight to...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank Curiosity503162
Reviewed January 28, 2019

The food was really good. The waitress was another story. She forgot the bacon for my wife, then forgot the dressing for her salad. When we needed refills on beverages, had to ask the bus boy as we couldn't find her. It's worth going for...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank dawgman4449
Reviewed January 23, 2019

varied menu offers gluten free and vegan choices as well as standard fare. Had a memory throwback with the RC (Royal Cola) drink rather than coke or Pepsi. super photos of old Olympia and lumber industry. Seating was fine with some outdoor tables with heaters...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Olympia-wa-jim
Reviewed January 19, 2019

We've gone to the Spar and other McMenamins establishments for several years and have always enjoyed their consistent quality and festive atmosphere. This last time was not as good as in the past, but still very acceptable.

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank yosemiterisk
Reviewed January 12, 2019 via mobile

Cool place downtown with friendly staff and very good breakfast. Gave it a 5 star because it exceeded all expectations

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank charlespV2413HL
Reviewed December 14, 2018 via mobile

This is a very friendly place. We went in and well our waitress never let our drinks get low but she didn't bother you too much . I love the juke box and the pool table. The beer was great I'm coming back for a...More

Date of visit: December 2018
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July 16, 2017|
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Response from jroberto | Reviewed this property |
I do not know if there is anything in particular on the menu but just ask them to make something special for you. These guys are usually very good about taking care of the customers.
Penny S
June 6, 2017|
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Response from Jhonesnaps60 | Reviewed this property |
Breakfast ends around 1100 to 1200hrs. You can also google to find the answer its correct.
August 21, 2015|
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Response from joslyn1966 | Reviewed this property |
The folks at Mcmenamins Spar are super helpful. I have a gluten intolerance and my wife can't eat soy and we do great at all the Mcmenamins including spar.
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