Inspired Dining Since 2005
About The Owner
Christian Skillings opened the Iron Rabbit Restaurant & Bar in 2005, believing that a family-friendly restaurant could make inspired food in a casual and welcoming atmosphere. Christian is proud to operate a restaurant that demonstrates his values: locally sourced ingredients, environmental stewardship, well-compensated staff, and involvement in our community.
Christian was born in Olympia and graduated from North Thurston High School. While earning his B.F.A. from the Pacific Northwest College of Art in Portland, Ore., he discovered a passion for restaurants and the unique value they bring to communities as a gathering place and way to savor life. Away from the restaurant, Christian enjoys spending time with his wife, Oksana, and their beautiful daughter.
We live our guiding principles
At the Iron Rabbit Restaurant & Bar, we strive to be known for excellence by proving to each guest how important they truly are. Hiring passionate, exceptional people and taking great care of them is the first step towards quality service. Our crew is dedicated to exceeding our guest’s expectations with impeccable service demonstrating warmth, graciousness, efficiency, knowledge, professionalism, and integrity in their work. We develop, create and provide food and beverages that meet the highest standards of quality and value.
Good stewards of the community and the planet
We limit our environmental impact through sustainable practices including ethical and sustainable sourcing, water and energy conservation, and the reduction of waste through reusing, composting, and recycling. In addition, we are dedicated to supporting the local community to improve quality of life by providing support for local charities.