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The Bair Bistro at The Bair Drug & Hardware

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1617 Lafayette St, Steilacoom, WA 98388-1325
Sun 8:00 am - 2:00 pm
Tue 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Wed 8:00 am - 7:30 pm
Thu - Sat 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Steilacoom, Washington
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Such a cute spot! Memorabilia from past incarnations as a hardware store, a pharmacy, and a post office. The menu is good, and the kitchen usually does a decent job, but service is very "hit or miss." On good days, it is friendly, prompt, and professional. On bad days, your juice never arrives, you are brought cold coffee, and your... More 

Thank TPN423
Steilacoom, Washington
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15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Had a mimosa and Gary's breakfast. Food was great, service friendly and I love the atmosphere. They were busy so we sat at the bar. Comfy bar stools!

Thank nikibee
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Awesome! Eat here every time we visit. Love the short stack pancakes and Root Bear float. The location is perfect. It overlooks the water and the building and old timey artifacts from the old soda/pharmacy days makes this the perfect place for a delicious breakfast, lunch or dinner. Any history buff will get a kick out of it! Truly worth... More 

Thank Kathy L
Lacey, Washington
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19 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2016

Like others have stated, long waits are a risk here. A group of three of us visited on Saturday and arrived at 11:50. We had a fifteen minute wait for a table. that was fine, as we walked around a bit. However we had to wait an hour for our lunch to arrive, merely soup and sandwiches. They had four... More 

Thank Deskandchairs
Olympia, Washington
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71 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2016

On the plus side - Steilacoom is heaven in our opinion. Many times in summer months we've walked passed this place, charmed by those seated out on the porch and having a lovely view of the water and mountains. Another plus to this place is the wait staff who are extremely pleasant and accommodating. A third plus is the setting... More 

Thank Jane S
Lakewood, Washington
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114 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

the old style drug store lives. the theme is authentic. the food is good and the wait staff is local and friendly.

Thank genejohnson2015
Phoenix, Arizona
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

We had to walk out of this restaurant. We were finally sorted but after 15 minutes the servers hadn't even said hello or provided menus. Service was slow to nonexistent. To bad as the place was so cute and quaint with so much character.

1 Thank Kathryn P
Steilacoom, Washington
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

Historical landmark with the most amazing ICECREAM! Great stop for cultural value as well as tantalizing to the taste buds. Cool feel, great for visitors and locals alike .

Thank Lake M
Steilacoom, Washington
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59 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

The food is pretty good, hit and miss on the temperature. Slow service, let them know if you're in in a hurry. It's in a historic former general store and has a lot of original goodies to look at. Great place for a meal after visiting the Historical Museum.

1 Thank Shelly S
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56 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

My husband and I had breakfast at Bair Bistro. Pros..charming, historic and immaculate Cons..worst service ever. Food just ok. The servers were pleasant but obviously poorly trained. There don't seem to be systems in place..the service extremely inefficient. We waited 45 minutes for our meal then no silverware. They had 45 minutes to figure it out ridiculous. It wasn't that... More 

1 Thank Kidlet

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 stars
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$7 - $13
Healthy, American, Cafe
Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Parking Available, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Seating, Waitstaff
Open Hours
8:00 am - 2:00 pm
8:00 am - 4:00 pm
8:00 am - 7:30 pm
8:00 am - 4:00 pm
8:00 am - 4:00 pm
8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1617 Lafayette St, Steilacoom, WA 98388-1325
  • Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  Steilacoom
  • Phone Number: 12535889668

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