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Oyster House

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320 4th Ave W, Olympia, WA 98501-1006
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Closed now
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Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Frederick, Maryland
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89 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Sometimes it is good, sometimes not so good. Last night was one of the better nights. They have an extensive menu, some items on the expensive side, some not so much. But you can always find something that you like. For a Friday night it wasn't that busy and our server was prompt and pleasant. We had an assortment of... More 

Thank DWG6392
Lakewood, Washington
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Service was terrible took 20 min to get someone to help us...then it got worse and come to find out it was the manager that serviced us. The food has gone down hill and was terrible. We were long time consumers and will not go back till new management/owner.

Thank Doreen T
Salt Lake City, Utah
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35 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Dined here with clients. The Server seemed a little unsure of himself and had to come back to the table once to get a reminder of what one of our party ordered, so we were a little worried that things wouldn't be right, but that was the only issue and it all turned out just fine. I had the broiled... More 

Thank DCockayne
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The manager was our waiter last Thursday; he was too stoned to comprehend the order. 40 minutes after taking our drink order he sent someone back to retake the drink order. He took our order and then brought back the entirely wrong order. It took him three tries to get it right. After that he never returned. We had to... More 

Thank william k
Gresham, Oregon
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84 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The restaurant is in a great location, in a nice building with a pretty waterfront view. The prices are very expensive ($40 for cioppino?). The portions are also on the small side. The clam and crab chowders were pretty good. We were seated quickly and the server was prompt. The beer that I ordered sat on the bar loosing it's... More 

Thank Randy T
Ridgefield, CT
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688 reviews
182 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 404 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our hotel recommended this restaurant because we wanted some fresh wild salmon. It was just a short walk from the hotel and right on the water near the Kissing statue. The service was prompt and good. We were seated by a window and attended to promptly. They had an extensive menu with a lot of oyster dishes and other items.... More 

Thank larkenRidgefield_CT
Olympia, Washington
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65 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Three of us had a business lunch here today. To summarize, this place has a fantastic location in downtown Olympia, limited free parking at the restaurant, great view of the Puget sound. Prices were insanely expensive, Skimpy portions, food quality just OK, service was very good and nice ambiance well suited for business lunches. Two of us had the cod... More 

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Thank Tom H
Scarborough, Maine
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61 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

First time in Olympia and was looking for a good meal...I got to the restaurant and the restaurant was almost empty but still had a long wait to be seated. The host wanted to seat me in the bar because I was alone...I asked for a table and he seemed upset. When I did get seated there was a long... More 

Thank Dan0001
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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126 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Met an old friend here for lunch. Started with a bloody Mary and while the mixer was tasty the garnish seemed a bit washed out -it came with an olive, a pickled string bean, a pepperoncino and a small onion. Both the string bean and the pepperoncino seemed tasteless -which I'm not sure why that would be? Our waiter was... More 

Thank Windsor999
Portland, Oregon
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12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 16, 2016

What a disappointment. Use to be a great place to eat and entertain friends from out of town. Tonight the food was mediocre at best. The cake was dry and tasted old. Mentioned it to the server who said nothing, nor did she offer to take it back for something different. At 8:30pm we went inside to the bar to... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Bar, Seafood, Soups
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Reservations, Highchairs Available
Good for
Scenic view, Families with children, Special occasions, Kids, Local cuisine, Large groups
Open Hours
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
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 320 4th Ave W, Olympia, WA 98501-1006
  • Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  Olympia
  • Phone Number: 360-753-7000

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