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Ralph's Thriftway
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1908 4th Avenue East Olympia, WA 98506
1908 4th Avenue EastUSWashingtonOlympia98506
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We've been in the business of feeding Thurston County since 1944. Ralph's Thriftway is a local, family-owned business that is only one of two independent grocery stores in the South Sound (the other one being our second location, Bayview Thriftway). We pride ourselves on featuring many local, organic and special dietary products that you can't find anywhere else. In the 70 years we've been in business, we've learned that giving back to our community is just as important as the quality items we put on our shelves. 
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"I am a Thriftway customer for LIFE!"
"Again, a bad experience."
"If you want frozen/bulk, you can go to Grocery Outlet for 50% - 75% off Ralph's."
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Logan Obermire
3 weeks ago
We have great options for food in Olympia, but Ralph’s is not one of them. This is my first one-star review ever after giving Ralph's a few tries. The staff were unfriendly towards me every time so I have a feeling they are not treated well by management and do not enjoy their jobs. Everything is very overpriced compared to our other options in Olympia and if you think the price gives you a better shopping experience such as Whole Foods, that is not the case. Ralph’s feels like a gray, lifeless, valueless store that needs to go away. If you want frozen/bulk, you can go to Grocery Outlet for 50% - 75% off Ralph’s. If you want great quality organic produce, you can go to one of our Olympia Food Co-Op locations for 25% - 40% off Ralph’s. You can even find better quality meats for less at these locations than at Ralph’s. I usually get great customer service at these locations and have consistently failed to receive it at Ralph’s.
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Renée A.D.
7 months ago
This review is for their pharmacy. I really tried to make it work with this pharmacy. They're a local business, close to my house, etc. But I have never been treated so poorly as a customer. In the time that I regularly filled my (very basic) prescriptions here, they have been consistently days late, often out of stock, or, simply, "cannot get it" as I was told today. If they are out of stock of something, they won't call you or notify you. You just have to get surprised when you try to pick it up. I have also never had so many prescriptions "lost" in their fax machine. It got so bad that my doctor's office does not send prescriptions there anymore. I switched to Sammy's on Ensign Rd. Samil is so friendly and prompt. They fill prescriptions quickly (even auto refill it for you) and keep you informed about your order.
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Jaynee Bohart
3 months ago
I really like Ralph's Thriftway because they are open 24/7 hours and are a 10 minute walk from my house. Although they don't have the best deals around, they do have a good rewards program (I've earned $15 cash back in a few months) and are always courtesy to my boyfriend and I. Also, their pharmacists have been nothing but polite and helpful with auto-filling my prescriptions every month - regardless of what the prescriptions are for.
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Jones Cunningham
6 months ago
I've only had a couple of weeks dealing with Ralph's pharmacy and I have been very pleased. My prescriptions have been ready in a very timely manor and the staff is polite as well as professional. My only wish is, that they had pharmacy hours on Sunday outside of that I project a long professional relationship with Ralph's for years to come.
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Patrick Bertlein
a month ago
Both Ralph's and bayview are basically the same. People go here because it's not a corporation, but they are no different than a Safeway or qfc, in fact perhaps even worse. They are over priced, have little, and are extremely rude and snobby. It's clear they hate poor and homeless people I have seen them personally be rude to the homeless community many times. It's unfortunate they have a monopoly on the east side, because they are neither healthier or cheaper than anyone else.
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Home Exner
4 months ago
Take all criticisms of this store with a big grain of salt. The owners have been attacked by state officials and pro-abort organizations with lawsuits and frivolous accusations (some of which you can read in these reviews) for their courageous stand in not stocking medicine that violates their conscience. The liberal governor even went so far as to completely replace the board of pharmacy to get them to pass the most radical "ethics" rules in the U.S. With the sole purpose of shutting them down for their stand on religious freedom. They have been harassed within and without their store by protesters and lawsuits from radical organizations and continue to suffer from false accusations and baseless slander. So don't trust any lying stories that sound too terrible to be true, because they are probably not. The owners deserve the strong support of everyone who values their personal liberty and freedom of conscience.
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sickdolphin more
2 weeks ago
Great place with great customer service. Prices are a little higher but so is the quality.
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Kacey Nedrow
a month ago
Like this store have liked it since I was a kid, love the deli


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