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McMenamins Spar Cafe

114 4th Ave E, Olympia, WA 98501-1103
+1 360-357-6444
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  • Excellent31%
  • Very good41%
  • Average17%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible2%
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Cafe, American, Bar, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
114 4th Ave E, Olympia, WA 98501-1103
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Service was prompt and polite. Be forewarned. Omelettes are no longer listed on the menu. You can still get one if you ask. I ordered a cheese and mushroom omlette. It was large but the proportions were not well-balanced. There was too much egg and...More

Thank Howard K
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The local chain is one of my favorites. The service when i last visited as a bit slow because they had some excuse about opening a new wine bottle or something. But I still enjoyed the pre-theater dinner in downtown Olympia. You get a lot...More

Thank Mauri S
Reviewed 12 March 2018

I was in town for a girls weekend and this was within walking distance of our condo. Friday night we had sandwiches (try the cajun tots - so good and not too spicy) and enjoyed a couple of drinks. We had excellent service and they...More

Thank Erica W
Reviewed 4 March 2018 via mobile

Went there on a Friday night and it was packed. The food was good but it was loud, but considering it is basically a bar, that’s just the way it is. Wife had a rice bowl and she thought it was great. I had a...More

1  Thank Sandyloam64
Reviewed 27 February 2018 via mobile

The Spar is our weekly breakfast spot for our family. My wife goes when im out of town. We go when we arent busy. The Spar is like our family church time before church. We shared the pancakes this weekend (full stack works for 2...More

Thank Andrew B
Reviewed 19 February 2018

If you are from the Pacific NW, you are bound to hear of the McMenamin chain of restaurants, brew houses and hotels. If you are really into visiting all the classic McM, you can get enrolled in their frequent guest plan and score some freebies!...More

1  Thank AnnaDan M
Reviewed 8 February 2018 via mobile

The food quality was fantastic as was the coffee and service. One meal with coffee ended up costing $21.00 so it is rather steep but the atmosphere is quite unique. If you have never been, I recommend this place.

1  Thank 17kaylabieber
Reviewed 7 February 2018

The inside is nice. The prices were too high. The food was good. The server was friendly, but was busy and we didn't see him much.

Thank western u
Reviewed 27 January 2018

My family ate here early in the AM and although there were many things to love about this place: the historical atmosphere, quick seating and amazing french toast. There were downsides: never got a drink refill - our waiter never checked in on us and...More

1  Thank torteun
Reviewed 27 January 2018

While in Olympia my son and daughter-in-law and I decided to have lunch at the Spar. The Spar is now under new ownership and the beauty of it is that this chain buys wonderful old properties and leaves them alone. All they do is change...More

Thank rontrips
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17 July 2017|
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Response from Robert L | Reviewed this property |
I do not know if there is anything in particular on the menu but just ask them to make something special for you. These guys are usually very good about taking care of the customers.
Penny S
7 June 2017|
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Response from Jhonesnaps60 | Reviewed this property |
Breakfast ends around 1100 to 1200hrs. You can also google to find the answer its correct.
22 August 2015|
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Response from joslyn1966 | Reviewed this property |
The folks at Mcmenamins Spar are super helpful. I have a gluten intolerance and my wife can't eat soy and we do great at all the Mcmenamins including spar.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
7:00 AM - 12:00 AM
7:00 AM - 12:00 AM
7:00 AM - 12:00 AM
7:00 AM - 12:00 AM
7:00 AM - 12:00 AM
7:00 AM - 1:00 AM
7:00 AM - 1:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 114 4th Ave E, Olympia, WA 98501-1103
  • Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  Olympia
  • Phone Number: +1 360-357-6444
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