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.
We support locally owned restaurants. Chains are great, but shopping and dining local has soul and substance.
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.
Well 80 Brewhouse: 514 4th Ave E, Olympia, WA 98501 – 360.915.6653
Using well 80 they even brew a couple of beers that pay homage to Olympia Beer. Great popcorn and tots!
State & Central: 1415 State Avenue NE, Olympia, WA 98506 – 360.489.0824
A simple walk north on Central, you will find a great little neighborhood pub. Limited menu of burgers, fish and chips, hot sandwiches, while featuring rotating beers on tap.
Olympia Oyster House: 320 Forth Avenue W, Olympia, WA 98501 – 360.753.7000
Featuring a fresh Oyster Bar, and other locally sourced seafood, there are still a variety of other options. Located on the water at the end of Percival Landing.
Equal Latin: 520 4th Avenue E, Olympia, WA 98501 – 360.819.4817
This is our to go place for latin/mexican food for our family. Great service and generous portions.
I just want a coffee and a snack.
Olympia Coffee Roasting Company: 600 4th Avenue E, Olympia, WA 98501
It is where we get our beans from. “Fair for all”, they know their coffee! Try a single origin, or their public cupping on a Friday at 10am.
Left Bank Pastry: 1001 4th Avenue E, Olympia, WA, 98506 – 360.350.0669
Can’t afford a trip to France? No worries, this patisserie will take you their via you taste buds. French trained, the pastry chef is as good as they come. A truly unexpected delight that will have you coming back for more (stay with us when you do!).
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.
Dockside Bistro: 501 Columbia Street NW, Olympia, WA 98501 – 360.956.1928
Located on Percival Landing boardwalk, blending Northwest, European and southeast Asian cuisines. Locally sourced food, including some interesting game choices.
Chelsea Farms Oyster Bar: 222 Capitol Way N, Olympia, WA 98501 – 360.915.7784
Seasonal food and craft cocktails, from a family that literally owns the farm. Located in the wonderful Market 222 building.
Basilico Ristorante: 507 Capitol Way S, Olympia, WA 98501- 360.570.8777
This is the place to go if you are following a Gluten Free diet. Authentic Sicilian menu.
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!