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Ben Moore's

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112 4th Ave W, Olympia, WA 98501-1002
+1 360-357-7527
11:00 - 21:00
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Mon - Fri 11:00 - 21:00
Sat - Sun 09:00 - 14:00
Sat 17:00 - 21:00
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Olympia, Washington
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50 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 December 2016 via mobile

We ate here last night for my daughter's birthday. The food and service were excellent. From the outside, this place isn't eye-catching but don't let that stop you. This is a family-friendly restaurant with great salads,burgers, and dinner entrees. We were too full to try the desserts (gluten free carrot cake , caramel apple pie, berry cobbler). Dinners come with... More 

Thank sandyss77
Olympia, Washington
Level Contributor
13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 July 2016

I have eaten at Ben Moores three times, and twice got violently sick. The personnel was friendly, but that didn't make up for the bad food and bad memories.

Thank 227odie
Olympia, Washington
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 28 June 2016

Great little place. The food was amazing and the different activities such as poetry slam, salsa lessons, and live bands really set the place towards the top of my list!

Thank KzKayne
Level Contributor
6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 March 2016

We really like this restaurant. It is one of a handful of places we go to frequently. The food is nicely prepared. I love the Kobe steak strip and salmon dinners. Pan fried oysters and razor clams are my husband's favorites. Dinners include salad as well as house made soups, and then a really nice vegetable and pasta, mashed Yukon... More 

Thank Theresa K
Olympia, Washington
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32 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 March 2016

I've been to Ben Moore's twice. The first time was very mediocre, but I gave it a second chance. The second chance wasn't good either. Too many other really good options for dining than this place. It was very disappointing after I'd heard that it was a long-time business. It must have fallen on hard times.

Thank TommyTomThomas
Olympia, Washington
Level Contributor
10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 February 2016

This place is quiet, and in need of a few more diners to make it more fun. The food is very well done with both soup and salad to accompany dinner. The menu is varied, but not large. Give it a try! Much much cleaner than the old Ben Moore's.

Thank olygirl360
Seattle, Washington
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142 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 November 2015

Not what it used to be. It used to be a favorite until it changed hands. Food is much different and more ordinary. Service is slow.

Thank cupperr
Olympia, Washington
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 29 May 2015

My wife and I have been to Ben Moore's 5 times this year. Minh and her daughter Bonnie are sweet and frequently come by the table to bring water or ask if we need anything else They are quiet and subtle about these moments. The food is well presented and fair portioned. The taste is excellent!! That is why we... More 

1 Thank d b
Olympia, WA
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21 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 April 2015

Ben Moore's used to be something of the typical downtown dive, but we found it delightful now after a significant upgrade. Excellent dishes, good ambiance, friendly staff, very quiet and personal. A new favorite for a nice downtown meal.

2 Thank Olympia_P_and_S
Olympia, Washington
Level Contributor
15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 March 2015

Ben Moores cooks do an excellent job on razor clams. They are tender and not overly battered. The remodeled interior is bright and inviting.

3 Thank versteegsl

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
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Open Hours
09:00 - 14:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
09:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 112 4th Ave W, Olympia, WA 98501-1002
  • Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  Olympia
  • Phone Number: +1 360-357-7527

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