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McMenamins Spar Cafe

€€ - €€€Cafe, American,
114 4th Ave E, Olympia, WA 98501-1103
+1 360-357-6444
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  • Excellent30%
  • Very good41%
  • Average17%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible3%
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Cafe, American, Bar, Pub, Gluten Free Options
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114 4th Ave E, Olympia, WA 98501-1103
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Very cool place to eat, very nicely laid out restaurant! The food was wonderful, large portions. Full bar and a nice choice of beer. There is a pool table in the back, along with a hand shuffle board and a couple pin ball games. We...More

Thank Wanderer0213
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We came during happy hour for drinks and food and to celebrate one of our dear friends. The service was great as we had no wait and were attended to right away. The happy hour menu has options for anyone even someone who is GF...More

Thank Jennifer F
Reviewed 1 week ago

This may be the smallest of all the McMenamin's Restaurants, they specialize in historic places with lots of character, and if it is short of character they can bring in plenty. They serve the type of food most people love and a lot of it....More

Thank Jon K
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There is nothing special about the place or the food. It is good but nothing special. Too many places in downtown to stop here unless you have hit up all the others.

Thank gregg w
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We were here years ago. Raved that it had the best mac and cheese we have ever had. So we make it back maybe 10 years later and their menu has changed. Its a little pricey for the area. Apparently many people are complaining about...More

Thank Kevin L
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Let me start by saying I love normally really enjoy eating at the various McMenamins. The food was fine but left something to be desired. I had the Cajun tots which were excellent and the Aztec salad, yes I like heat! I was disappointed with...More

Thank Sarah H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had a great breakfast the special was apple pancakes which were great. I had the mon amie scramble which was great.

Thank Janet G
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a first visit to the Spar Cafe and like all McMenamins location great food and good service and wonderful decor and in fact i half expected to see see private eyes from a vintage novel coming and going. The food was great and...More

Thank Mike O
Reviewed 19 September 2017 via mobile

Stayed one night downtown and many restaurants within walking distance closed. Walked into McMenamins and at first glance maybe not impressed Stayed for 1 then 2 beers and checked out menu. Glad I did. The Jamaican Rice Bowl rocked. My business partner had the Mai...More

Thank John S
Reviewed 24 August 2017 via mobile

This is an old fashion place with booths and private spaces. I can picture it filled with politicians of old, cigar smoke, boasting, and back room negotiations. The breakfast food is varied and the plates are generous. Very good service too. Try the huge biscuits......More

Thank BeastiePV
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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
6 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
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Takeout
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
07:00 - 00:00
07:00 - 00:00
07:00 - 00:00
07:00 - 00:00
07:00 - 00:00
07:00 - 01:00
07:00 - 01:00
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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