We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

McMenamins Spar Cafe

114 4th Ave E, Olympia, WA 98501-1103
+1 360-357-6444
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
  • Excellent30%
  • Very good43%
  • Average16%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
Open Now
Cafe, American, Bar, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
114 4th Ave E, Olympia, WA 98501-1103
All Details
Write a ReviewReviews (261)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year

1 - 10 of 260 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Cuban is one of my go to sandwich’s when on the menu. Great sandwich, pint and Portland ketchup. Nice vintage place to grab a pint and meal. Great wait staff! First time there and engaged by several team members.

Thank Chuck O
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a great McMenamins location that used be the Spar Restaurant in Olympia. The food is typically awesome of McMenamins, and the location does not disappoint. The service was great and the food was pretty good. The decor was typically awesome and eccentric (like...More

Thank HistoryTeacher07
Reviewed 16 July 2018

I've eaten at several McMenamins' locations in Washington and Oregon, and there's a nice consistency among them, even though there is some variation in the menus. They serve good cocktails, tasty sandwiches, soups, and fried dishes, as well as killer mac and cheese. The service...More

Thank Emmesol
Reviewed 14 July 2018

Had plans to go to 5th Avenue Sandwich Shop, but looked like they had moved and we weren't really sure where to find it. We had past this place looking for parking and since it was just a block over decided to try it. Really...More

Thank Allison F
Reviewed 12 July 2018

Poor service,mediocre food. chicken appetizer dry and tasteless. Place was not busy and food took a long time.

Thank Sando1951
Reviewed 10 July 2018 via mobile

The front windows and small outside tables are great for watching a steady stream of walkers, bikers, sometimes stumblers. The food is good quality. Always reliable at McMennamins. Tried a cucumber margarita. Really good, refreshing and not sweet. Perfect for summer afternoon sipping. We came...More

Thank akvalle535
Reviewed 29 June 2018 via mobile

We enjoyed a wonderful brunch and all four dishes were excellent! Huevos Rancheros, pancakes and crab cake eggs benny. Try the cherry cider. I am not usually a cider fan but this one is dry and almost like a dry sparkling wine. Great service too...More

Thank Noreen A
Reviewed 29 June 2018

My husband and I had two great meals here plus some wonderul Iggy's kombucha. Service was good and the place was busy. I loved the steak, but the fries were just ok, especially compared to their sweet potato fries which to me were much tastier...More

Thank SJ S
Reviewed 20 June 2018

Delicious!, we've been having breakfast here for the last 11 years. Service is good, food is abundant and tasty. Good selection of beer as well as "happy hour" drinks and food at a really good price.

Thank divabrecht
Reviewed 17 June 2018

Another weekend, another trip to the Spar Cafe! Weekend Pancakes are a fav of my 3 year old daughter. My wife loves the coffee. This weekend I ordered the Capitol Peak Porridge (stone cut oatmeal) - they offered blueberries or strawberrys! (something new) My wife...More

Thank Andrew B
Nearby HotelsSee all 9 hotels in Olympia
The Governor Hotel, a Coast Hotel
523 reviews
.29 km away
DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Olympia
667 reviews
.33 km away
TownePlace Suites Olympia
51 reviews
.52 km away
Olympia Inn
20 reviews
.53 km away
Nearby Restaurants
5th Avenue Sandwich Shop
326 reviews
.12 km away
The Bread Peddler
324 reviews
.14 km away
King Solomon's Reef
97 reviews
.09 km away
Nearby Attractions
Hands On Children's Museum
422 reviews
.46 km away
Percival Landing
207 reviews
.26 km away
East Bay Public Plaza
24 reviews
.45 km away
Washington Center for the Performing Arts
18 reviews
.17 km away
Ask a question
Questions & Answers
17 July 2017|
AnswerShow all 3 answers
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|
AnswerShow all 4 answers
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|
AnswerShow all 2 answers
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.
Improve this listing

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
Kids, Child-friendly, Groups
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
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more. Claim Your Listing