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Gardner's Restaurant

111 Thurston Ave NW, Olympia, WA 98501-1043
+1 360-786-8466
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  • Excellent74%
  • Very good15%
  • Average7%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“seafood trio” (12 reviews)
“cheese board” (3 reviews)
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Steakhouse, American, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
111 Thurston Ave NW, Olympia, WA 98501-1043
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

well liked in Olympia kinda pricy looks like a hole in the wall from outside but nicer inside. i got a cheesy seafood/lobster pasta it was very good and rich.

Thank gormally123
Reviewed 10 November 2017 via mobile

Very intimate, quiet and romantic place! The servers are all very attentive and friendly. The food is amazing with good portions, well presented and super tasty! Their desserts are incredible and if nothing else go there for a dessert and coffee or after dinner drink!

Thank Lacubana61
Reviewed 9 November 2017 via mobile

Gardeners was a pleasant surprise! We were greeted by a nice young lady who explained that that their tables were reserved but we were welcome to the counter seating. I was surprised that a dinner house would have a counter. The counter had regular height...More

2  Thank Chubola
Reviewed 9 November 2017

Have been going there for many years. Always great food and wonderful service. One of the few places you can get really good fresh oysters as well as many other great seafood dishes. Also wonderful desserts.

1  Thank George W
Reviewed 4 November 2017

I have been dining out for well over 65 years both in the US and many foreign countries and I would rate Gardner's among my very best dining experiences. From the moment you enter the restaurant you feel at home. The staff is attentive, friendly...More

Thank Gordon R
Reviewed 19 October 2017

Meet our friends for a Birthday Celebration. The staff and food was excellent. A five out of five on the kind service. This isn't our first rodeo here. We've been going to Gardner's since the original owners, 30 years ago? Time flies, "new owners" but...More

Thank Dwnptrl
Reviewed 11 October 2017

Legend has it that someone at the factory where I work ran up such a large bill taking a new prospective worker to dinner here on the company credit card, that new policies governing the use of company credit cards were developed soon afterwards. Gardner's...More

Thank Glomared
Reviewed 3 October 2017 via mobile

Excellent food. Great flavors , and a great selection. Was a nice surprise! Prices were a bit high, but not too bad. Worth a trip to try!

Thank lorinehallc
Reviewed 28 September 2017 via mobile

Outstanding dinner, excellent service, perfect ambiance - by far the best of three different upscale dining establishments where we had dinner. Will definitely return. Five stars.

Thank Dean B
Reviewed 14 September 2017

So, I may not be the least biased person writing this review. My husband and I went for our anniversary - although this is viewed as one of the popular local restaurants we were one of only 3 tables. We selected the "best" seating based...More

Thank christC1925HC
274JJJ, Owner at Gardner's Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 17 September 2017

We are sorry that you didn't enjoy your visit. As a small family business, we strive every day to ensure that our guest have a memorable dining experience. We are known for excellent service, so we are quite shocked to hear this. We do have...More

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17 July 2017|
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Response from Sarah S | Property representative |
I'm sorry, but we don't usually have vegan offerings. One option we could do is pasta with veggies and an olive oil based sauce.
Mary Jane S
8 April 2017|
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Response from andreae707 | Reviewed this property |
The state capital building and the marina are all within a very short distance.
28 August 2015|
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Response from OlyJones | Reviewed this property |
The menu is posted on line at the restaurants website. The menu looks to me as though your family member will find several choices.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$15 - US$35
Restaurant features
Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
17:00 - 20:15
17:00 - 20:15
17:00 - 20:15
17:00 - 20:15
16:30 - 20:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 111 Thurston Ave NW, Olympia, WA 98501-1043
  • Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  Olympia
  • Phone Number: +1 360-786-8466
Gardner's has been family owned since 1983 and has proven to be the favorite place to dine in Olympia. Gardner's Executive Chef Dan Keith favors the freshest local and seasonal ingredients. Everything is created from scratch, including soups and sauces to an abundance of desserts. With many local wines offered by the glass or by bottle, you are sure to find that perfect pour for any entrée. We hope you join us soon. Make your reservation by telephone or online at Open Table.
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