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Darby's Cafe

) #199 of 289 Restaurants in Olympia $$ - $$$ American, Cafe,
211 5th Ave SE, Olympia, WA 98501-1114
+1 360-357-6229
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  • Excellent38%
  • Very good21%
  • Average18%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible14%
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American, Cafe, Diner, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
211 5th Ave SE, Olympia, WA 98501-1114
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

This used to be our favorite place for breakfast, but it has kept going downhill. Today it was awful. Only one server. My husband's fork and water glass was dirty. He got biscuits and gravy and the gravy was cold. Kids French toast was overdone....More

Thank sandyss77
Reviewed 12 June 2017

I visited Darby's with family for breakfast and the food was just ok. My wife had an omelette and when she asked for cheese with it they said ok and then laid a piece of "sandwich cheese" on top. I had a beef hash dish...More

Thank docboar
Reviewed 30 May 2017

Darby's problem is that they put political correctness above quality of food and service. However, there are few breakfast options in Olympia, and most are truly wretched (greasebox chain stores). At Darby's you can wait a long time and eventually get a breakfast that tastes...More

Thank meinoly
Reviewed 18 February 2017

Got a "breakfast burrito with corn salsa, hash browns, and sour cream" that was not as described. Fifteen kernels of corn = corn salsa, Hash browns that had spent exceedingly little time browning, so warm potato mush. Dribble of sour cream, but did get more...More

Thank jmitsche
Reviewed 9 January 2017 via mobile

We've been to Darby's probably ten times. I keep wondering why we go back. The food is mostly good, but the service is sketchy. Whatever I order, the server gets it wrong. I ordered an egg white omelet. I was served a regular omelet. The...More

Thank luandpat
Reviewed 15 November 2016

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...More

Thank robin_miller_wa
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....More

Thank Casaundra A
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....More

1  Thank spirit_8
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,...More

Thank Christine C
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,...More

Thank Brimsmith
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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$5 - US$9
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
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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