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Ben Moore’s Restaurant & Bar

"This too shall pass."

And has. We will carry our memories of one of the last vestiges of the real America with us to our graves. Thank you, Michael, for your many years of dedication and service that made Ben Moore’s what it was.

Great Food, Great Drinks, Great Prices, Great Folks in Downtown Olympia: “It's America!”

Ssssh! It's a secret! Behind the funky exterior of this hundred-year-old building in downtown Olympia is a peerless joint that only locals cool enough to "get it" know and appreciate. Inside, what is there to love at Ben Moore's? Check out some of the responses from some of "those who knows" in the video.

Inside you'll find a relaxed atmosphere, friendly folks, great drinks, great prices, and GREAT FOOD! Lots of FANTASTIC FOOD! The menu is old school: Chicken Fried Steak, Grilled Red Snapper, Liver and Onions, Broiled New York Steak, Chicken Cordon Bleu, Cobb Salad, Broiled Salmon, Garlic Prawns, Grilled Pork Chops... the list goes on and on. And then there are daily specials added to that. It's all cooked "traditional American"--no nouveau cuisine, here, folks--but it's real food. Fresh food. Local food whenever possible. And it's cooked to really, really lip-smackin' deliciousity.

You'll also discover great bar specials--both Happy Hour (5-6pm) and late night--and an eclectically eccentric collection of historic photographs, paintings, hangings, lamps, decorations and... more eclectic eccentricity. Including a mysterious brick that you'll have to find by yourself.

Finally, if, during the crush, you're offended when served an excellent martini in a wine glass by a server or bartender who is more interested in getting the work done than groveling his or her way into your good graces... well...

Forget it, Jake. It's Ben Moore's.