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Urban Onion Restaurant

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116 Legion Way SE, Ste D, Olympia, WA 98501-9314
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Sat - Sun 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Seattle, Washington
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103 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2015

food and service are not top reasons to go here. They have many productions that are fun to go to. Drinks are good, atmosphere is eclectic, and people are very varied.

Thank cupperr
Olympia, Washington
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290 reviews
170 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 148 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

We've eaten here several times. Sometimes the service is outstanding and other times it's not great. It depends on who is working. The fish and chips and the flat-breads, with different toppings are particularly good. The drinks are good. There is entertainment here from time to time. This restaurant is popular and welcoming for the LGBT community.

Thank bczican
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

I would give them a negative 4 (-4) but the stars don't go that far. Lousy service, rude staff, poor drinks. I was pretty excited to eat here and was particularly looking forward to the shrimp tacos. Overall we sat for well over 60 minutes completely ignored. Not one service individual came to our table to provide menus, water or... More 

2 Thank NDP2013
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

A little over priced, but nice to have an organic quality meal. Service was good as well. I honestly can't say I was super duper impressed, but I would go back there again for a larger meal.

Thank Jill W
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2014

Went there for lunch. Had gone many years back and it was beautiful and the food was lovely now its a sad sad black hole. The tables were dirty sticky and crusty the chairs had crusted food and crumbs stuck in them. Only the owner and a cook were working so service was slow but at least she was pleasant.... More 

Thank beckham4
Olympia, Washington
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39 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2013 via mobile

This restaurant has been around for ions and has changed hands numerously. The latest being by far the worst! Now one big room with tables scattered here & there, no imagination, no ambiance. Oh the posters on the wall, talk about tacky! Server was rude, couldn't be bothered attending to any needs we may have needed as perhaps filling water... More 

Booneville, Mississippi
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132 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2013

The food here was great. Hard to describe, but the atmosphere is a little different from your normal place. Service and food were excellent though.

Thank Clifton C
Lacey, WA
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15 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2013

The service has always been bad. The food was much better at one time. Healthy stuff. The soup is always too salty.

Thank Monk1939
Olympia, Washington
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2013

Wow, tried it out again after two quite sub-par visits over the last few years. The server was nice enough, but we waited almost 10 minutes for water, an hour to actually get food... and there were 3 people at the bar and only eight other people there then entire time we were there. I wish I could say slow... More 

Thank Olelee
Olympia, WA
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84 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2012

Went to the UO on a Sunday at noon. We were the only individuals there. This large cavernous space and only us. We ordered a hamburger and a haystack lunch item. They were both good. The waitress was friendly and attentive. It's unfortunate that this venue, that was once so vibrant is now deserted most of the time.

Thank mjfoster

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    2.5 of 5 stars
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    2 of 5 stars
    2 of 5 stars
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Open Hours
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 116 Legion Way SE, Ste D, Olympia, WA 98501-9314
  • Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  Olympia
  • Phone Number: 360-943-9242

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?