The Oyster House... a lil' History
The restaurant in which you are now sitting is the oldest
seafood restaurant in the State of Washington.
It is the old original culling house of the original Olympia Oyster
Company, which was formed prior to 1900.
Here for many years the Olympia Oysters were culled after being barged
in the basin immediately to the north of this building. As far back as 1859, Olympia Oysters were
sent to San Francisco where gourmets would pay $20.00 per plate for them.
The original owners started a small seafood bar in the southeast
corner of the building where Olympia Oyster Cocktails were served to patrons.
In 1948, the restaurant started to evolve into a large scale
operation with two or three additions.
Today it is Olympia’s most noteworthy restaurant. Personalities from around the world have
visited the restaurant and still return when in the area.
With great respect for the history of this old building and
the citizens still in this area, we have been and are now in the great task of
returning the Olympia Oyster to its rightful place as a signature item grown in
Southern Puget Sound.
We feel it is a rare privilege to bring this wonderful
establishment into the 21st Century.
Our Management and Staff hope you will be pleased with your