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The Martin Way Diner – Olympia, WA

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This article appeared in the February 2014 edition of the online JBLM Spouse Magazine *

Some days, you are just in the mood to go out for a meal that has that comforting, home cooked feel to it. Do yourself a favor and bypass all the big name chain restaurants and make your way to The Martin Way Diner in Olympia. This restaurant has a distinct vintage feel to it that lets you know it has been around since the 1950’s, which is a good thing. On one side, there is a wrap around counter where you can sit to enjoy some house made apple or peach crisp along with some hot coffee. Perhaps you are in the mood to be nostalgic and while sitting at the counter, you might decide to order a root beer float, milk shake, or ice cream sundae.

Almost all the seating at The Martin Way diner features the good old fashion spacious booths with all the condiments that you need at your fingertips. Familiar oldies music will play as you read through the menu deciding whether you want breakfast, which is served all day, or perhaps an old fashioned burger. If you’re looking for a hearty breakfast, the Mega Chicken Fried Steak is a delicious choice. Even a half order of this meal would be more than enough to fill you up. Along with a large portion of chicken fried steak cooked to perfection and smothered in a generous scoop of country gravy, you also get hash browns, two eggs, and a side of toast ($9.59).

Chicken Fried Steak Breakfast Plate at The Martin Way Diner in Olympia, WA

Chicken Fried Steak Breakfast Plate at The Martin Way Diner in Olympia, WA

The fun thing about The Martin Way Diner is that this is the type of place where all the guests seem to know one another and are familiar with the staff. If they don’t know you, they sure want to get to know you. The staff and guests are so friendly, you will feel as though you are one of the family right off the bat and have been going to the diner for years. Some members of the staff have worked at The Martin Way Diner for 25 years and clearly know their regular guest’s orders by heart. As soon as they see the familiar face of a regular guest come in, they have their order already cooking and bring them their favorite beverages.

With their newly expanded seating area, The Martin Way Diner is now capable of serving more guests and welcome larger parties. The diner features flat screen televisions so that guests can watch their favorite sports games, too. With a full service bar and selection of alcoholic beverages, The Martin Way Diner can offer guests just about anything they may be in the mood to eat or drink. With the items on their menu being served at any time during the day, it makes the perfect place to stop whether you’re craving breakfast food at night or a hearty dinner style meal early in the morning. Whatever it is that you want, you can rest assured that the great food, fun atmosphere, and friendly service will leave you will a smile on your face.

The Martin Way Diner is located at:
2423 4th Ave E, Olympia, WA 98506.
If you have any questions, please call: (360) 705-1438.