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Ramblin' Jacks

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520 4th Ave E, Olympia, WA 98501-1111
+1 360-754-8909
11:00 - 21:00
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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Olympia, WA, United States
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017

We take out of town friends here quite often. We enjoy the relaxed atmosphere and the great variety of the menu and drinks. We have yet to be disappointed.

Thank Ed S
Shelton, Washington
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11 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 February 2017 via mobile

I am very careful when I whip out the one star, so here's the deal. I have eaten here before and knew the place had the ability to be a good choice in the past. We went on a Saturday night, we made reservations several days in advance. We arrived on time and were seated. 10 minutes later someone came... More 

Thank Sean R
Seattle, Washington
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017 via mobile

I don't like fussing about food at dinner, especially when I'm hungry; hence a review. The wait staff were friendly. Over all this is not a lactose friendly restaurant, near zero substitute options. Probably 20% over priced. I requested a medium steak, got well done. Half the vegetables were stone cold and the rice substitute was cold within minutes, not... More 

Thank jone2118
Fort Lewis, Washington
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259 reviews
180 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 124 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2017

I was impressed with the service and the drinks immediately. It must have been a fluke that no one was there at time of day on a Saturday night. I would say the place was less than half full. I seemed skeptical, but I know this place usually has more patrons. I ordered the Jack's Way for me and my... More 

Thank clausrock
Swadlincote, United Kingdom
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430 reviews
184 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 299 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2017

I loved this place but on my last visit I had to return the meal as it was cold (Ribs). Everyone's meal was good except mine - sad that it had to be returned - has put me off the place. Hopefully the next time it will be better. Service was slow and the cocktails were not well made.

Thank TheScubaDuo
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2017

Had a french dip sandwich and it had so much fat in it I couldn't eat it. Also the juice was watered down fat drippings not aujus. Had already made plans with friends to meet them there later that week. We had liked the salad so ordered the chicken salad, what we thought would be a good choice, but the... More 

Thank Stephen C
Lacey, Washington
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41 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 December 2016 via mobile

Since moving down to this from Seattle a few years ago, it sometimes feels like I'm living in the Twilight Zone/Food Hell when it comes to the restaurant scene. Mediocre food is often priced way too high and portrayed as amazing. With this context, I was blown away by the quality, portions, and flavor at Ramblin Jack's today. My wife... More 

Thank CMG3000
Vancouver, Washington
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132 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016

In looking for a restaurant that is different, we found "RAMBLIN JACKS" in the downtown area of Olympia. Being in a congested area, parking is a premium, and Ramblin Jacks does not have a dedicated parking area. Upon entering, it's felt sort of like being a bar/restaurant in the early 1920's The seating area is huge. They could easily fit... More 

Thank Collins M
hemet, ca
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35 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

Love Ramblin Jacks! The atmosphere is open and inviting and great for family dinners. The menu in varied and has something for everyone! I had the salmon and it was cooked perfectly to my taste. My husband had the ribs - they were delicious!

Thank pennie349
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016

We have always enjoyed Ramblin' Jacks with their consistent quality and fresh ingredients. It's also a great place to get a drink in their bar. Their location is conveniently located within walking distance of most Olympia downtown attractions as well. They recently catered our daughter's wedding in our backyard and we couldn't be happier. They were so easy to work... More 

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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$15 - US$20
American, Bar, Barbecue
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Television, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Groups, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 520 4th Ave E, Olympia, WA 98501-1111
  • Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  Olympia
  • Phone Number: +1 360-754-8909

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