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Gardner's Restaurant

111 Thurston Ave NW, Olympia, WA 98501-1043
+1 360-786-8466
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  • Excellent77%
  • Very good14%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“seafood trio” (12 reviews)
“cheese board” (3 reviews)
Closes in 3 min
5:00 PM - 8:15 PM Hours
Steakhouse, American, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
111 Thurston Ave NW, Olympia, WA 98501-1043
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Reviewed 5 days ago

You wouldn't walk into the restaurant just looking at it from the outside. Once inside it's a very nice - but not fancy - place. The service is good and food excellent. My wife and I visited on a Friday night. We didn't have a...More

Thank David C
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great food and great service the staff were great,drinks awesome atmosphere was nice and will be back again.....

Thank magpie250
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have been going to Gardner's for special occasion dinners for 30 years.For a local restaurant to still be in business that long is saying something. Always top of the line, mouth watering food. Even the green beans were over the top. Fresh and local.

Thank Lori L
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We have been to Gardner's several times in the past 8 years. It has never disappointed us. This time was no exception until we had dessert. I ordered the seasonal apricot cobbler (or crumble) and it was exceptionally tart. My sister's praline dessert was delicious...More

Thank olytravelers2016
Reviewed 9 July 2018 via mobile

Having eaten at Gardner’s twice before, my husband and I chose it for an anniversary dinner. Unfortunately, we were disappointed this time. One item we ordered was not available, which would have been fine, except that we weren’t informed until after forty minutes of waiting....More

Thank Jordance2
Reviewed 9 July 2018

Wanted to take my wife out for a special dinner, thinking we would need to go out of town. When I made the suggestion of a couple of Restaurants north of us she gave me this big sigh and said I don't want to leave...More

Thank Del D
Reviewed 8 July 2018

For several years, I have visited family in Olympia and have dined with them at many of its restaurants, but until yesterday not at Gardner's, which my sister said had recently been dubbed the best place in Olympia. Well, she was right: Gardner's was superlative...More

2  Thank tuckernyc2003
Reviewed 29 June 2018

We always go to Gardner's for our anniversary dinner, and often for birthdays, and to bring our out of town guests. It is always special. The place is small and intimate. Service is very attentive. We have had many fine meals there, often seafood. They...More

1  Thank Lin324
Reviewed 27 June 2018 via mobile

The dinner and service were exceptional! The menu has great variety and everything was delicious. It’s a small, intimate setting so reservations are a must. Enjoy!!!

1  Thank ReneSchaefer
Reviewed 21 June 2018 via mobile

Right next door to the double tree. Small quaint with very personal service. I had the crab and cream cheese. It was amazing, huge bowl think with crab in a cream cheese and bacon sauce. Very rich and satisfying had to use a fork.

1  Thank 2014ksmith
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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, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
5:00 PM - 8:15 PM
5:00 PM - 8:15 PM
5:00 PM - 8:15 PM
5:00 PM - 8:15 PM
4:30 PM - 8:30 PM
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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