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“Local Favorite!”

The Iron Rabbit Restaurant and Bar
Ranked #16 of 349 Restaurants in Olympia
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$15 - US$25
Cuisines: American
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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Reservations
Description: Designed with the entire family in mind, we strive to meet and exceed guest expectations by offering the friendly and familiar with a unique and unusual twist.The fare is fresh and local. The burgers are the best in town, Natural Northwest beef hand forged and full of flavor. The root beer is made right here in the restaurant. The bar boasts rotating craft beers, from European imports to neighborhood favorites. And the desserts? There’s a reason we list them on the front of the menu.If you have dietary concerns, tell us about it and we’ll make it right. Special orders or substitutions? No problem! The way you want it is the right way.
Olympia, Washington
Level 6 Contributor
232 reviews
138 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
“Local Favorite!”
Reviewed 2 November 2013

This restaurant is close to our house and we visit frequently. The menu is original and made with high quality ingredients, yet the atmosphere is still casual and laid back. There is a good size restaurant area where kids are welcome and a smaller bar area that has some good happy hour specials. This visit was with friends in the bar area and we had the Hoppy Mac and Cheese - it was soooo yummy and only $5! They feature some local beers and the drinks are good too. Service is always quick and friendly. If you are in the Olympia area I recommend you stop by!

  • Visited October 2013
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Thank PuraVidaDawn
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Hoppenings, Manager at The Iron Rabbit Restaurant and Bar, responded to this review, 3 November 2013
We so appreciate you writing such a thoughtful review. It's great to hear from our fellow Olympians about how we're doing. We do our best to change our Hoppy Hour Menu regularly, and always have beers rotating on tap. We look forward to you dining with us soon, and again, thank you for your review.
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Lakewood Pierce County, Washington
Level 5 Contributor
69 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“Upscale cafe”
Reviewed 31 October 2013

This place is hard to catagorize. The menu is definitely interesting and displays some creative touches but the place itself is very ordinary without much charm or ambiance.

  • Visited October 2013
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Thank alanarko0
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Hoppenings, Manager at The Iron Rabbit Restaurant and Bar, responded to this review, 1 November 2013
Thank you for taking the time to write a review of your visit to the Iron Rabbit. We are glad that you enjoyed your visit, and look forward to having you dine with us again soon.
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Renton, Washington, United States
Level 3 Contributor
21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Glad I found this place”
Reviewed 28 October 2013

I came here on a weeknight after reading reviews right here on Trip Advisor, and it was well worth it. Their bar and dining room are separate, so you can have a choice of atmosphere depending on the mood you are in. The staff was very friendly and accommodating. The food was excellent and a little unique, with items like a lamb burger and polenta fries ... even though it is a casual dining restaurant. The alcohol choices were very diverse, with everything from local microbrews to a plethora of cocktails. I don't live in Olympia, but when I return, this is definitely a spot I would return to. It is wonderful to have a fantastic local restaurant in the midst of national chains to support! great for a date night, a night out with friends or family

  • Visited October 2013
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Thank Ayanna E
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Hoppenings, Manager at The Iron Rabbit Restaurant and Bar, responded to this review, 3 November 2013
Ayanna thank you for writing such a thoughtful review. We're glad the other reviews on Trip Advisor brought you into the Rabbit! We are always mixing up new cocktails and our beer list is rotated regularly, so be sure to check back soon for new additions. Thank you again for taking the time to write a review, we appreciate it!
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Seattle, Washington
Level 4 Contributor
26 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Awesome little find in Olympia!”
Reviewed 27 October 2013

We had originally planned to go over to the 5th ave sandwich shop, but didn't realize that they closed at 4PM. We looked up other places to eat in Olympia and found the Iron Rabbit. It was a pleasant surprise! I had the Lamb burger and an apple and my boyfriend had a bacon cheeseburger with fries. We also had 2 of their root beer specialty. I am not a huge soda drinker so I was indifferent to the root beer, but our burgers were awesome, the fries were some of the best fries that I have ever tasted. The service was also awesome. Our server was very peppy and seemed happy to be there.

  • Visited October 2013
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Thank Hailey R
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Hoppenings, Manager at The Iron Rabbit Restaurant and Bar, responded to this review, 3 November 2013
Hailey, thanks so much for writing a review of your visit to the Iron Rabbit. We're glad you enjoyed your visit, you both picked two of our most popular menu items. In addition to our house made root beer, we also make our own Ginger Ale and Tonic- a little food (or drink!) for thought for your next visit. We look forward to having you visit again.
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Olympia, Washington
Level 4 Contributor
33 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
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“Excellent find in Olympia”
Reviewed 12 October 2013

We went to this place based on the reviews and for "date night." We weren't disappointed. Driving up we weren't sure what to expect but once inside we were greeted quickly by genuinely friendly staff. Our server was attentive without being too present or pushy and had a good knowledge of the menu. She had the alfredo penne with artichoke hearts and chicken and I had the rancho burger. Both were quite tasty, fresh flavors, and just right portions. We topped it off with the bread pudding and I enjoyed two "Working Man's Brown" beers. The atmosphere was warm and inviting. It wasn't crowded and overall an excellent dining experience. We look forward to going back.

  • Visited October 2013
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Thank SubZeroKelvin
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Hoppenings, Manager at The Iron Rabbit Restaurant and Bar, responded to this review, 19 October 2013
Thank you so much for your review! We love guest feedback, and are glad that you enjoyed your visit to the Rabbit. We love being "date night" for some, the family spot after work for others, and the place to watch Sunday football for the Hawks fans. We hope to see you again soon, and thank you again for taking the time to write a review.
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