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Gardner's Restaurant

111 Thurston Ave NW, Olympia, WA 98501-1043
+1 360-786-8466
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  • Excellent76%
  • Very good14%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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Steakhouse, American, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
111 Thurston Ave NW, Olympia, WA 98501-1043
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Good food and well prepared. Just not equal to the cost. There are other options as good or better for less money.

Thank tim k
Reviewed 10 July 2017

We had a very nice dining experience at Gardners service was excellent. We had not been here in years so was pleasurable to go again. It was not at all as I remembered it, it's a quaint little place and the excellent service along with...More

Thank Cindyxxx
Reviewed 30 June 2017 via mobile

We were staying at the hotel directly across the street from this restaurant but didn't realize it was a nice restaurant nail the hotel registrar suggested we try it. It's not much to look at from the outside, and the ambiance inside isn't a five,...More

Thank Kay M
Reviewed 29 June 2017

Many people have commented on the looks of the building and the area. I think sometimes that is what makes this type of restaurant special. Once inside you will find a very cozy, nicely decorated, great dining experience. My wife and I made last minute...More

1  Thank Larry269
Reviewed 26 June 2017

We were staying right across the street at the Double Tree Hotel while visiting our son in the hospital. Gardner's was recommended to us and it was spot on! Although it is a small place it delivers big results. I had the rack of lamb...More

Thank garyamc
Reviewed 14 June 2017

After having a so-so experience the day before at another nearby restaurant, we found this one on yelp or something. It's awesome! Looks like crap from the outside and don't count on any window view, but don't pass it up. Has a private parking lot...More

Thank BrananMike
Reviewed 11 June 2017

You might not guess from the modest exterior of this place, but it is a really notable place to eat. I visited with my family for dinner and have to say that the interior is very comfortable and the food is really excellent. I had...More

Thank docboar
Reviewed 27 May 2017 via mobile

I had been to Gardner's on two different occasions - over 10 years ago. When I was thinking where I should take hubby for his birthday, I remembered this little gem. We had 4 courses and drinks. At the end of the meal hubby said...More

Thank CBarcomb
Reviewed 23 May 2017 via mobile

My favorite restaurant in Olympia! Gardners delivers exactly as promised. Delicious food (love the veggies!), great service and a cozy atmosphere. This is our go to place for out of town guests, family dinners out as well as date nights. You can't go wrong with...More

Thank Molly M
Reviewed 23 May 2017 via mobile

Hands down the most romantic restaurant in Olympia! It is a guarantee that you will love your experience at Gardner's! Wonderful staff and management. Enjoy!

Thank Heather J
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17 July 2017|
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Response from Sarah S | Property representative |
I'm sorry, but we don't usually have vegan offerings. One option we could do is pasta with veggies and an olive oil based sauce.
Mary Jane S
9 April 2017|
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Response from andreae707 | Reviewed this property |
The state capital building and the marina are all within a very short distance.
29 August 2015|
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Response from OlyJones | Reviewed this property |
The menu is posted on line at the restaurants website. The menu looks to me as though your family member will find several choices.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$15 - US$35
Restaurant features
Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
Open Hours
17:00 - 20:15
17:00 - 20:15
17:00 - 20:15
17:00 - 20:15
16:30 - 20:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 111 Thurston Ave NW, Olympia, WA 98501-1043
  • Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  Olympia
  • Phone Number: +1 360-786-8466
Gardner's has been family owned since 1983 and has proven to be the favorite place to dine in Olympia. Gardner's Executive Chef Dan Keith favors the freshest local and seasonal ingredients. Everything is created from scratch, including soups and sauces to an abundance of desserts. With many local wines offered by the glass or by bottle, you are sure to find that perfect pour for any entrée. We hope you join us soon. Make your reservation by telephone or online at Open Table.
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