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Budd Bay Cafe

525 North Columbia Street NW, Olympia, WA 98501
360 357 6963
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Ranked #21 of 300 Restaurants in Olympia
Good for: Families with children, Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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Good for: Families with children, Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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English first
Seattle
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30 reviews 30 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014 NEW

If you don't want customers, don't open your doors. Budd Bay Cafe, a slightly cheaper knock-off of Anthony's up the street, tries real hard on the surface but falls flat where it counts: respect for the customer. Our party showed up well before closing time and nearly had to force the greeter to be seated outside the bar. I get... More

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New Braunfels, Texas
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32 reviews 32 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014 via mobile

Had dinner there with my family. We had steak, flank steak salad and fish and chips. First and foremost - get the chowder!! Wow!!! Add the cherry and peppercorn...you'll never forget it. Steaks were cooked to perfection. Then husband and I had breakfast - seafood omelet and crab cake eggs Benedict. Delicious!!!! I couldn't eat all the eggs Benedict and... More

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Vancouver, Canada
Senior Contributor
34 reviews 34 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

Our party of three lunched here September 27th and had three very good meals. Service was friendly and helpful. The place was clean, pleasant, and had a great view of the Olympia marina. Prices were reasonable.

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Olympia
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 via mobile

Food is pretty good representation of the Northwest, sometimes trying too hard with the sauces. Location is great with nice views of the marina.

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Olympia, Washington
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42 reviews 42 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

Budd Bay Cafe has a great location on the boardwalk at the Olympia waterfront. Boats bobbing in the marina and a steady stream of people enjoying the boardwalk on a sunny afternoon make this a delightful setting for a leisurely lunch. Service is friendly and attentive here, and the seafood is delicious. Clam chowder, crab cakes, and hot seafood salad... More

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Declo Id
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17 reviews 17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

A hotel recommend and we loved it. Had a prime rib dinner and smoked salmon dinner and both were very good as well as the artichoke crab dip appetizer! We would eat here again! Service was great.

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Playa del Carmen, Mexico
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32 reviews 32 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

food was good and fairly priced. Waiter made substitutions without much fuss. Hostess found us a seat on the patio where our small dog could sit with us and she brought him a bowl of water. Location on the waterfront is beautiful. My son had steak and butter mashed potatoes - yum. Wife had fish tacos and enjoyed them. I... More

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Shelton, Washington
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23 reviews 23 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

We visited Budd Bay Restaurant On September 9th. I had never been there but went with a group of fellow travelers. We were able to order from the early bird dinner menu. The choices were superb as was the atmosphere and all of the entrees. I ordered the flank steak and it was cooked to perfection, medium rare. The wait... More

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Rocky Hill, Connecticut
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40 reviews 40 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

The professionalism and quality of the staff speaks volumes of the managing style of any commercial venue. The right attitude and the desire to accommodate the customer (given that the customer isn't a complete idiot?); can be found at Budd Bay Cafe. After reading the other reviews, there isn't much more that can be said about Budd Bay Cafe...it is... More

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Victoria, Canada
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35 reviews 35 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Anytime you can eat near the water on a beautiful sunny day, it's hard to beat. Super service, great menu, and very good food. Drinks were good too. Would go back again for sure.

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Additional Information about Budd Bay Cafe

Address: 525 North Columbia Street NW, Olympia, WA 98501
Phone Number: 360 357 6963
Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  Olympia
Cuisine: American, Seafood, Steakhouse

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