This guide is our tried and true places to eat, that rarely fail to impress. If you want a specific recommendation for a particular style of food please ask us.
Casual Dining, but great!
Fish Tale Brew Pub: 515 Jefferson St SE Olympia, WA 98501 – 360.943.3650
Home of the Fish Tale Ale and many other local microbrews, this little pub is both a great watering hole and place to eat. With a healthy selection of snacks and sandwiches that are sure to satisfy, the Fishbowl is a great place to just kick back and relax. The Hoppy Hour is the best, stops at 5pm when the whistle blows!
Casa Mia : 716 Plum Street, Olympia, Washington, 98501 – 360.352.0440
Simple family style Italian specializing in great unique pizzas. Very close to the Inn.
Finer Dining, but not snobby.
Gardner’s Seafood and Pasta: 111 Thurston Ave. N.W., Olympia WA 98501 – 360.786.8466
Our favorite place in town. Impeccable service. Great food. A desert tray to die for. Tell them you are staying with us! Seasonal offering, along with steaks, seafood and pasta.
Waterstreet Café: 610 Water Street Olympia, WA 98501 – 360.709.9090
Waterstreet offers great ambiance, satisfying cuisine, a wine-lover’s wine list and accommodating and friendly service. Northwest cuisine at its finest.
I am just hungry!
Eastside Big Tom Drive-In: 2023 Fourth Ave. E., Olympia, WA 98501 – 360.357.4852
You can’t beat goop. This amazing sauce graces the burgers at Big Tom’s. This place is an institution in Olympia. Real onion rings, crinkle fries and thick shakes pair up with good old fashioned burgers. The wait is a little longer than the “chain” burger joints, but it’s worth the wait–they are actually cooking your food right when you order it. Limited outdoor seating. Sit in your car and eat it!