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Gardner's Restaurant

111 Thurston Ave NW, Olympia, WA 98501-1043
+1 360-786-8466
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  • Excellent75%
  • Very good15%
  • Average6%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“seafood trio” (12 reviews)
“cheese board” (3 reviews)
4:30 PM - 8:30 PMAll hours
Steakhouse, American, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
111 Thurston Ave NW, Olympia, WA 98501-1043
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My husband and I went to Gardner's to celebrate his birthday. He dropped a hint that he wanted to go there because he was craving their yummy seafood cannelloni. They gave us a great corner table that made our special evening even more special. We...More

Thank luvbigdogs
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

You can’t tell from the outside, but Gardner’s is a lovely restaurant with fabulous food, ever changing menu & warm service. The food is fresh & changes with the seasons. Good wine. Smaller restaurant but not cramp, or loud like larger restaurants. We see everyone...More

Thank Carolyn G
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Wow, Olympia's best little secret has been revealed. This 1950's building still has class and who would've thought it was a fine dining restaurant. The hardwood floors and exposed beams will take you back in time. Meal was excellent and well prepared and they don't...More

Thank fourenzsix
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Gardner’s is my absolute favorite local place for special dinner. Excellent food, service, nice wine selection! Never failed us once in 19 years!! Don’t forget a reservation!

Thank Shalomcharlie
Reviewed 4 December 2017

well liked in Olympia kinda pricy looks like a hole in the wall from outside but nicer inside. i got a cheesy seafood/lobster pasta it was very good and rich.

Thank gormally123
Reviewed 10 November 2017 via mobile

Very intimate, quiet and romantic place! The servers are all very attentive and friendly. The food is amazing with good portions, well presented and super tasty! Their desserts are incredible and if nothing else go there for a dessert and coffee or after dinner drink!

Thank Lacubana61
Reviewed 10 November 2017 via mobile

Gardeners was a pleasant surprise! We were greeted by a nice young lady who explained that that their tables were reserved but we were welcome to the counter seating. I was surprised that a dinner house would have a counter. The counter had regular height...More

3  Thank Chubola
Reviewed 10 November 2017

Have been going there for many years. Always great food and wonderful service. One of the few places you can get really good fresh oysters as well as many other great seafood dishes. Also wonderful desserts.

1  Thank George W
Reviewed 5 November 2017

I have been dining out for well over 65 years both in the US and many foreign countries and I would rate Gardner's among my very best dining experiences. From the moment you enter the restaurant you feel at home. The staff is attentive, friendly...More

1  Thank Gordon R
Reviewed 19 October 2017

Meet our friends for a Birthday Celebration. The staff and food was excellent. A five out of five on the kind service. This isn't our first rodeo here. We've been going to Gardner's since the original owners, 30 years ago? Time flies, "new owners" but...More

Thank Dwnptrl
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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
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
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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