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Cafe Nola

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$$$
French, American, Delicatessen, Contemporary
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101 Winslow Way E, Bainbridge Island, WA 98110-2425
206-842-3822
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11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Sat - Sun 9:30 am - 3:00 pm
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Outdoor Seating, Reservations

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  • 74
    Excellent
  • 66
    Very good
  • 35
    Average
  • 17
    Poor
  • 11
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Good spot for brunch

We had a large party of a dozen or more and they handled it well. The food was good. The smelt special was creative in a good way. The coffee was good quality

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 23, 2015
David D
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Indianapolis, Indiana
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Romantic
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  • English first
  • French first
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English first
Seattle, Washington
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

We visited this restaurant a couple of years ago, and it was a great experience all around from the clam chowder to the entries, but our recent visit was so disappointing, I won't be going back. The food was over cooked and bland. Guacamole looked brown and old; the burger was waffer thin, dry and shriveled; the fish was dry,... More 

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 NEW

We had a large party of a dozen or more and they handled it well. The food was good. The smelt special was creative in a good way. The coffee was good quality

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Seattle, Washington
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

My wife and I went to Cafe Nola last weekend because we heard the restaurant used to be really nice. We were seated rather quickly. After 30 minutes, we had to wave down a hostess to get our waitress to come take our order. This was after trying to get the waitress's attention for several minutes; the front seating area... More 

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Goleta
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48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

Grilled king salmon, halibut, buttermilk chicken are all offered. Start with the Kung Pao Calamari! They were good. the sides such as charred broccoli or kale salad were underwhelming but tasty desserts are the reward. Outdoor seating looked inviting but it was too windy to enjoy that day.

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Bethesda, Maryland
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36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

Had a family dinner here on a rainy friday night. on a positive note the kids menu was great! Good options priced to please. However the adult option were ok. Had the bacon wrapped dates.... previously frozen! I had the Crab Taco Salad....a nice assembly of ingredients but nothing to write home about. My husband had the filet. He said... More 

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Roseville, CA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

Great place for a lovely dinner. Decent wine list and pricing. Fresh and tasty food. A favorite when I am in town. Walk from the ferry dock.

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Ellicott City, Maryland
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14 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

This restaurant has unique and tasty dishes and located a short walk from the ferry. Outdoor or indoor seating offered. Nice brunch selection as well.

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Bainbridge Island, Washington
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51 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

We are semi regulars at Cafe Nola. Great food, great service, great atmosphere. A fun place to take out of town guests. I've never had a bad meal here. HANNAH the bartender/waitress is awesome! Desserts a must!

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Hingham, Massachusetts
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27 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

Nice, convenient location. Average food and decent service. Somewhat pricey for the portion size - at least for the portions I had.

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Washington
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

I was very disappointed in the Café Nola. Very crowded with tables close together. Noisy. My friend and I both had the scallops, just okay, overall the food was bland. Very small portions. Very slow service. Very inattentive. It was pricy so I expected much better. There are other seafood places to go for the price.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 101 Winslow Way E, Bainbridge Island, WA 98110-2425
  • Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  Bainbridge Island
  • Phone Number: 206-842-3822

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 25
  • Cuisine: French, American, Delicatessen, Contemporary

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
9:30 am - 3:00 pm
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Saturday
9:30 am - 3:00 pm
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?