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Darby's Cafe

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211 5th Ave SE, Olympia, WA 98501-1114
+1 360-357-6229
08:00 - 21:00
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Wed - Fri 07:00 - 21:00
Sat - Sun 08:00 - 21:00
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Olympia, Washington
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10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My friends and I go out to breakfast every Sunday. We discovered Darby's a couple of months ago and, my being vegan, I was thrilled. I thought I would be relegated to oatmeal and brown sugar, which in itself is not bad, but gets tiring every Sunday. The Devil's Haircut was my first breakfast there. WHOA!!!!! Potatoes, green peppers, onions,... More 

Thank robin_miller_wa
Renton, Washington
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31 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016

Did a to-go order...cup of soup and salad. Delicious!!! Homemade soup was perfect for a rainy day. Decided to back the next day. Put the same order in but with a bowl of soup. Went to bank and came back... my order wasn't even ready. I was handed a smaller salad and cup of soup. Took the guy 20 mins... More 

Thank Casaundra A
olympia, washington
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54 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

Our first visits to Darby's were impressive; after relocation things went downhill. Recently gave it another (our last) try. Ordered scrambled eggs, side of fruit, house made chicken sausage. Order arrived with greasy hashbrowns, mostly overcooked; chicken sausage patty completely overcooked resembling a hocky puck. The "fresh" fruit which they charge $3.95 for was cut up melons, in bad shape... More 

Thank spirit_8
Prosser, Washington
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13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2016

Met friends for breakfast 9-7-2016. The three plates we ordered were plentiful. Staff was accommodating for my request. Prompt service and timely food delivery. I prefer eating at non-chain places. Glad we chose Darby's, especially enjoyed the home-style prepared food. Address is not on 5th, needs updated. Was a little hard to find, not being from Olympia area. Now on... More 

Thank Christine C
Olympia, Washington
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285 reviews
177 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2016 via mobile

Darby's is a fixture in Olympia, but I've never been until today. I'm unimpressed. The service is slow. It took forever to get a menu. Forever to order and then forever to get the burger. Once the burger arrived, it was just average. The meat, itself, was underdone, but tasty. It was on one of those hippy ciabatta whole wheat... More 

Thank Brimsmith
Olympia, Washington
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

This is a must visit with fabulous choices for breakfast with the best sausage patty in Olympia. Great service and neat people!

Thank 2023MikeandLibby
Olympia, WA
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37 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2016 via mobile

I should have left when, while waiting for a table, I saw a bearded dude in the kitchen preparing food w/o his beard covered. Eww. Sure enough, found a hair in my food. They tried to serve my daughter a pancake that was completely burned on one side, but they served that side down, probably hoping we wouldn't notice. We... More 

Thank Amy290
Olympia, Washington
Level Contributor
3 reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 July 2016 via mobile

Breakfast is my favorite meal to eat out. Met a friend at Darby's looking forward to great food. They advertise spectacular bloody Mary's. Everything about the experience was just ok. The hashbrowns are gray like they've been grated a long time- very unappealing. I had eggs Benedict. There was barely any sauce and what was there was cold. As for... More 

Thank Kay M
Olympia, Washington
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49 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 June 2016 via mobile

You might wonder why I didn't give it 5 stars when we go there all the time. When the key staff are there and they have an experienced cook, it's a five star place. We've had undercooked pancakes and things that just weren't right. Usually when the have a new cook. Their hash browns are first rate. Pair that with... More 

Thank sandyss77
Monterey, California
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50 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 June 2016

I had a cheese omelet with ham. The ham tasted a little off but I thought it was a special cured variety. Later that day my stomach was a little queezy. Also had problems the following day. My partner didn't have any problems but had vegetarian eggs. Restaurant service was good for being very busy.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$5 - US$9
American, Cafe, Diner, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Open Hours
08:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 211 5th Ave SE, Olympia, WA 98501-1114
  • Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  Olympia
  • Phone Number: +1 360-357-6229

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