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Ralph's Thriftway
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1908 4th Avenue East Olympia, WA 98506
1908 4th Avenue EastUSWashingtonOlympia98506
(360) 357-8011olythriftway.com
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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."
"The store is clean and good order with staff that is willing to help."
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Renée A.D.
4 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 weeks 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
3 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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Jesse Taylor
a year ago
Everything here is wildly overpriced (generally around 10-20% more than other nearby grocery stores charge for the same items) and the staff are rude. This is not to mention the fact that their security staff have assaulted and *killed* people, and that the owners are far-right conservatives who fund all kinds of regressive political initiatives. The only reason I ever go in here is if there is nothing else open, and I must get something (they are open 24 hours) -- but I always feel like I got ripped off when I leave (because I did!). Take your business elsewhere.
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Home Exner
2 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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3 months ago
A friend of mine was made to leave his bag by the counter once when he went in. The bag was STOLEN from behind the counter! The cashier who made him leave it did nothing, and management did nothing about it. A different time, a friend who was shopping was tackled and given a concussion by their over-zealous security although he had done nothing wrong. Management later washed their hands of the incident when they got rid of that LP firm.
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Ahniwa Ferrari
a year ago
We have been shopping almost exclusively at Ralph's for about 8 years now, and wouldn't consider going anywhere else for our weekly shop. Our four-year-old knows everyone by name (and they know his) and we are treated like family. Customer service has always been excellent, in my experience, and the quality of the meat and produce is top-notch. On top of that, their customer rewards program allowed us to save nearly $700 on our Thrifty card, which we used to buy prepaid CCs and go on a vacation to New Orleans last summer. We're back up to about $130 now and looking forward to another pre-paid vacation in a few years.
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cole stormans
a year ago
Ralph's Thriftway is an awesome grocery store! By far have the best produce in town, offering local produce and quality that you will never find in big chain stores. Employees are very friendly and willing to help in anyway they can. Why support a conglomerate when you know that your money is recycled right back into the city it was spend? I am a Thriftway customer for LIFE!!

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