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Bay Cafe at Birch Bay

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7608 Birch Bay Dr, at Alderson, Birch Bay, WA 98230-9014
7:30 am - 5:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 7:30 am - 5:00 pm
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Ferndale, Washington
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53 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Because we live nearby, 5 minute drive, we head to BB 3-5 times a week for a walk and something afterwards. We make the rounds between 5 different restaurants, the Bay being one of them. Great coffee, Seattle's Best, and split a sandwich now and then. Always fresh, made there while you wait, which is not long.

Thank DaveWSI
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22 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2016 via mobile

Ate brunch at the Bay Cafe with my extended family. Food was absolutely delicious. Most of us had the breakfast burrito and everyone loved it. Can't beat the south facing patio with the sun and blue sky as far as you can see :)

Thank Davis M
Beaverton, Oregon, United States
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167 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2016

The first meal when we pulled into town, and a great start to a vacation! Really good lunch sandwiches made from scratch, and generous sizes. Across the street from the bay, with a good view!

Thank Ned K
Vancouver, Canada
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349 reviews
251 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 194 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2016

We were just driving through town and looking for a place to eat. This casual restaurant was right on the bay with a wonderful view so we had to stop in. Really friendly staff. We elected to get their lobster tail combo specials - chicken and lobster and salmon and lobster combo. The lobster tail was done perfectly. We opted... More 

Thank Where_to_travel_next
Renton, Washington
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64 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015

Stopped in for lunch around 1pm on a weekday in December - which may explain why we were the only customers. The place is small and I imagine is busier in the summer. A bit disappointed with the grime on the top of the napkin dispenser and the black around the door handles of the back storage room. Our family... More 

2 Thank Toni N
Seattle, Washington
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46 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2015

I little disappointed at this selection for lunch. The place was a bit run down, less than acceptable bathroom and generally not so clean. The lunch fare for ok but nothing great. My club sandwich was underwhelming. The wife wasn't impressed either. Lots of local seniors frequented the place so it seemed value was primary. Decent but we won't be... More 

Thank Rick R
Seattle, Washington
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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

Went here to grab breakfast. They love dogs here !!! Food simple and tasty, and the people working there were friendly.

2 Thank Phillymaz
Eugene, OR
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48 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

I was a little surprised reading some reviews? This more of a coffee bar. They offered a breakfast burrito and breakfast sandwich. There was seating available, but no wait service. Decor was worn down.

Thank stevec132006
Bellingham, Washington, United States
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

I took my daughter and grandchildren here for lunch a couple of months ago and wasn't pleased at all with my order, my daughter said her's was alright. I ordered the Reuben, would not recommend it. She ordered a turkey sandwich.

Thank Lori S
Madison, Wisconsin
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256 reviews
118 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

Friendly people, good tasting food, strong coffee, and nice seating areas indoor and outdoor. Must have been the 'village hangout', too, met several people who are helpful to us the visitors.

1 Thank mdns

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
American, Cafe, Delicatessen
Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Takeout
Open Hours
7:30 am - 5:00 pm
7:30 am - 5:00 pm
7:30 am - 5:00 pm
7:30 am - 5:00 pm
7:30 am - 5:00 pm
7:30 am - 5:00 pm
7:30 am - 5:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 7608 Birch Bay Dr, at Alderson, Birch Bay, WA 98230-9014
  • Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  Birch Bay
  • Phone Number: 360-371-5409
A quaint retro style cafe with great food and service at a great price!

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?