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308 N Olympic Ave, Arlington, WA 98223-1339
360-435-2724
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Dining options: Breakfast

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Nice "mom & pop" cafe

Their breakfast is probably their best meal, but we've dined here on many occasions and all of their meals are quite nice. The service is quick and friendly. It's not a trendy kind of boring cafe :-). You'll be pleased with this cafe.

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 18, 2015
Mike R
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Arlington, Washington
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Arlington, Washington
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26 reviews 26 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Their breakfast is probably their best meal, but we've dined here on many occasions and all of their meals are quite nice. The service is quick and friendly. It's not a trendy kind of boring cafe :-). You'll be pleased with this cafe.

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Arlington, Washington
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109 reviews 109 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

Down home service is standard towards all who come to this "come as you are" kinda place. Food is consistently good! Nestled in among the shops of Stillaguamish Ave. Not to far from the old Arlington Ace Hardware store and the co-op feed store. Makes for a nice lazy Saturday start...

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Arlington, Washington
Senior Contributor
41 reviews 41 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

This is a great little cafe/diner. It has a very old-timey feeling to it. The service is good and the food is great. We go here a lot and would highly recommend it!

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Arlington
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

I went with a friend to the Blue Bird Café for breakfast. It was very very good, down home flavor. The staff was really friendly. I am going to make it a routine.

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Bellingham, Washington
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37 reviews 37 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

A welcome change from the standard food on the highway. This is a place the locals go. Menu choices were ample and the food served in a timely manner. A good choice on a busy travel day.

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Naknek, Alaska
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33 reviews 33 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2014

This place is stuck in 1962. Some fresh food would be a welcome addition. Came back for a second chance but left dissapointed.

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Portland, Oregon
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86 reviews 86 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
263 helpful votes 263 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

Recently in Arlington on a news assignment and had to get breakfast for the crew. Ventured into the Blue Bird in downtown and got food to go. Service was quick and friendly. The food was fresh and flavorful. We ended doing it the next morning, too. Why stop a good thing. Looks like the kind of place where locals go... More 

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Arlington, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2013 via mobile

Our favorite place for breakfast we go there at least once a week. Everyone treats you with respect and makes sure you are pleased with your meal. There Bisquits and Gravy are superb as is there Blue Berry pancakes. If you happen to go in the afternoon the BLT is great and they always have the best soup.

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Arlington, Washington
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2013

Have eaten here several times with my kids. Always good for breakfast and lunch! Friendly staff and attentive for soda and coffee refills. I am always happy that I went and am happy when family owned businesses are successful. They have some creative menu items and are friendly and welcoming to the local youth who stop in.

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Seattle, Washington, United States
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

Food was unseasoned and not terribly well-prepared. The flour coating on my veal cutlets was a combo of burned and raw. Again, no seasoning. Veggies and fries were from frozen. We found out quite by accident their desserts are not always fresh. When asked why I didn't care for the food and I mentioned the lack of flavor she told... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 308 N Olympic Ave, Arlington, WA 98223-1339
  • Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  Arlington
  • Phone Number: 360-435-2724

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American

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