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525 North Columbia Street NW, Olympia, WA 98501
360 357 6963
Today
6:30 am - 8:30 pm
Open now
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Hours:
Sun 9:30 am - 8:30 pm
Mon - Sat 6:30 am - 8:30 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Good for:
Families with children
Romance
Large groups
Doing business
Local cuisine
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

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Visitor rating
  • 71
    Excellent
  • 110
    Very good
  • 38
    Average
  • 16
    Poor
  • 8
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Could improve

I hadn't been to Budd Bay for a number of years. Back in the day, it was a favorite. My friend and I went this past week for lunch. The setting is lovely and it was a sunny , beautiful winter day. Cool and clear. We both ordered the cod fish 'n chips @ $10.99. Two pieces of fish, fries,... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed February 28, 2015
Fltravelinggal
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Englewood, Florida
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Romance
  • Large groups
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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243 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Englewood, Florida
Top Contributor
172 reviews 172 reviews
116 restaurant reviews
141 helpful votes 141 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

I hadn't been to Budd Bay for a number of years. Back in the day, it was a favorite. My friend and I went this past week for lunch. The setting is lovely and it was a sunny , beautiful winter day. Cool and clear. We both ordered the cod fish 'n chips @ $10.99. Two pieces of fish, fries,... More 

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Olympia, Washington
Reviewer
4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

We always bring our out-of-town guests here. Rarely get a poorly cooked fish and they respond immediately to get a new one the time we did. Ciapinno is great as is the applewood salmon. Most visits have had great service. Sunday Brunch is priced right for the huge selection of fish entrees as week as breakfast fare.

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Washington State
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

We have found that the food, service, and atmosphere are average, the prices above average, and the view fantastic. The view sets it apart from the chain casual dining restaurants. We go if others invite us to meet there, but we don't choose to go there on our own. There are better options for us in town.

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Olympia, Washington
Contributor
12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

You can't beat the Sunday brunch at Budd Bay Cafe! All the seafood, delectable treats, and mimosas you could want. The service is great and everyone is so friendly. The view of the marina is nice and relaxing. Their menu beyond the brunch is well varied and provides an option for most any pallet (as does the brunch). This is... More 

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Olympia, Washington
2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

This is a decent restaurant but nothing to write home about. The location however is enviable and the place is packed on a sunny day. They do have outdoor seating which is a plus.

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Olympia, Washington
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Intersting to see the contradictory reviews. This was my first visit to Budd Bay along with a small group of friends. We all thought highly of the food, less so for the attentiveness of the waitress who was, otherwise, quite charming. My crab cakes were tasty and my wife's steak was quite good and cooked as ordered. I would recommend... More 

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Olympia
Contributor
13 reviews 13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

The Sunday Brunch is wonderful! A variety of foods, along with Mimosas, and a view of the bay makes breakfast a special meal.

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Olympia, Washington
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Budd Bay Cafe is one of my all time favorite restaurants! Great food and excellent service. Their menu selections provide something for everyone and we love looking at the boats in the bay while we eat.

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Olympia, Washington
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015 via mobile

Very good food with a Nice view of the Olympia harbor. A great place to eat. The staff is outstanding without crowding you. And a nice bar for that afternoon beverage.

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Olympia, Wa
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20 reviews 20 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015 via mobile

I love Budd Bay Sunday brunch-My favorite place in Olympia on a Sunday afternoon! Always good service and atmosphere.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

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

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American, Seafood, Steakhouse

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Open Hours
Sunday
9:30 am - 8:30 pm
Monday
6:30 am - 8:30 pm
Tuesday
6:30 am - 8:30 pm
Wednesday
6:30 am - 8:30 pm
Thursday
6:30 am - 8:30 pm
Friday
6:30 am - 8:30 pm
Saturday
6:30 am - 8:30 pm

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