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King Solomon's Reef

Certificate of Excellence
American, Diner
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212 4th Ave E, Olympia, WA 98501-1105
+1 360-742-3199
08:00 - 03:00
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49 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 December 2016 via mobile

I had the eggs Benedict and the kids had a mixed breakfast. Husband had the corned beef. All excellent. The only slight issue is that the food was seriously rich. A little too greasy for my taste. Colouring and relaxed staff for the kids. With the bonus of lovely fellow customers. Nice atmosphere!

Thank katey1010
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37 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 December 2016

Let us start here: if you are a clean freak, don't step foot in this place. It needs a good floor to ceiling cleaning. However,if you can overlook gritty floors, sticky tables, you can expect some fantastic food. Amazing sandwiches and interesting menu. With a little work, this could be a standout place.

Thank George A
Chehalis, Washington
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 November 2016

First of all this place is not cheap nor is it even affordable for a family in my opinion. My wife and I read the reviews and thought hey the next time we are in Olympia we are going to check this place out. It was HORRIBLE, we ordered a bacon burger and fish and chips, we had our order... More 

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Lindy M, Owner at King Solomon's Reef, responded to this review

GoodForYou01- I am sorry that the quality of our food did not meet and exceed your expectations. We bread our fish in-house with breading we made and buy our burgers from the local butcher shop. We have always prided ourselves on being able to offer from-scratch food at a very affordable price. As you may have heard, raising the minimum... More 

Sioux Falls, SD
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91 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2016

I had the hot turkey sandwich with mashed potatoes and a hot chocolate. While the hot chocolate was clearly Swiss Miss, it was delicious and came with whipped cream. The food was delicious. Steve's mac and cheese was good but not great. The decor was very diner-y and I would definitely go back.

Thank lizSiouxFalls_SD
Lindy M, Owner at King Solomon's Reef, responded to this review

lizSiouxFalls_SD, Thank you for stopping in! More 

Olympia, Washington
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23 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016

Looks like a dive--but its a great local treasure. Big portions. Great pie and milk shakes. Chili is world class. Stays open real late.

Thank arcturusmoon
Lakewood, Washington
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264 reviews
132 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

I love dive bars and diners, and this place fits that bill. It reminds me a little of some of my east coast hang outs. Get breakfast, have a drink, and then go walk the waterfront.

Thank djstatick
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

This place used to be a real dive bar and cardroom in the 1970's when I first used to frequent it; I'm back in Olympia now for an extended visit and have been pleasantly surprised by how really great this spot is now. The waitstaff might be offputting for some people, but the food is really basic diner fare from... More 

Thank william k
Santa Barbara, California
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123 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2016

Great breakfast experience while staying at Olympia. Walking from our hotel, easy to find; fast, attentive service. One big veggie omelot, one big pancake with two medium eggs cooked perfectly sitting on top, just like I ordered. Coffee refills nonstop.

Thank Jennifer H
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48 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016

Total dive in a good sense.. only been here a few times, food is good, but I can't give it a 4. Their fried chicken is good, and so is their biscuits and gravy.

Thank dgnldy
Fort Lewis, Washington
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251 reviews
173 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 122 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2016

I received great service from Nora. Very attentive and our food was hot and delicious. My wife had the Mac and Cheese and I had the chili. We traded half of each and had a tremendous food fusion. I hear the place is great for breakfast but have not made it there yet for that meal. They do serve it... More 

Thank clausrock

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Diner
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
08:00 - 03:00
08:00 - 03:00
08:00 - 03:00
08:00 - 03:00
08:00 - 03:00
08:00 - 03:00
08:00 - 03:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 212 4th Ave E, Olympia, WA 98501-1105
  • Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  Olympia
  • Phone Number: +1 360-742-3199

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