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McMenamins Spar Cafe

114 4th Ave E, Olympia, WA 98501-1103
+1 360-357-6444
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  • Excellent30%
  • Very good42%
  • Average16%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible3%
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Cafe, American, Bar, Pub, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
114 4th Ave E, Olympia, WA 98501-1103
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Reviewed 3 days 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 4 weeks ago 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
Reviewed 14 August 2017

We stopped here for breakfast. I had a breakfast bowl, called "Joe's Special", without eggs, please, with a biscuit. The titled dish, was unusual for breakfast, and so delicious. I love to eat, and it would be hard to return to Olympia, and not repeat...More

Thank therese h
Reviewed 20 July 2017

Yummy fish tacos on the app menu. Love the historic feel of the bar. Walking distance to the Governor Hotel and shops.

Thank crkuffner
Reviewed 15 July 2017 via mobile

We ran the lakefair 8k and supported in for breakfast afterwards. I had the Spar breakfast. Check out the size of this biscuit! Had a little trouble with the meshing of me and my friends bill but the food is great!

Thank friar77
Reviewed 6 July 2017

GREAT place! Original pub in the heart of old town. Atmosphere in abundance. Great food and good service. An artesian well right in the back of the pub! What else would you want for brewing great beers?

Thank Matthew P
Reviewed 2 July 2017 via mobile

We are not beer drinkers, so we tried the black cherry hard cider in order to get another Passport stamp. Wow...we are converts! This tart cherry beverage was perfect on a hot summer day as we traveled through Olympia. The pizza was very good; generous...More

Thank GrammiePapa
Reviewed 27 June 2017 via mobile

Went to the spar with my family on a Sunday morning. Had a great Spar breakfast and my wife had the blueberry pancakes. Service was outstanding. I inhaled my food for I just gone on a 12 mile run. Everything was tasty, but the hash...More

Thank Andrew B
Reviewed 23 June 2017

First off, we enjoyed the McMenamins craft beers. I could just drink the beer, but I saw the menu and it all looked great. The seared Ahi tuna was as good as expected, but small. A side salad went well with it. My daughter got...More

Thank Doug H
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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
7 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, Breakfast, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Takeout
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
7:00 am - 12:00 am
7:00 am - 12:00 am
7:00 am - 12:00 am
7:00 am - 12:00 am
7:00 am - 12:00 am
7:00 am - 1:00 am
7:00 am - 1:00 am
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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