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Blue Bird Cafe

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308 N Olympic Ave, Arlington, WA 98223-1339
360-435-2724
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6 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This diner is the real deal. A great breakfast spot and good for a quick lunch as well. Situated right on Arlington's main street among it's many vintage, thrift and consignment shops.

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Thank G3Man
Arlington, Washington
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16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2016

If you like fresh blueberry pancakes, you have to try the Bluebird! Pancakes as big as the plate, bursting with blueberries!

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Thank Amy K
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82 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2016 via mobile

Breakfast here is pretty good. As all places, price is going up and portions down. Breakfast is the only thing to get here. Dinners are beyond bad, tried 3 times, no more.

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Thank flight000
Arlington, Washington
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16 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2016

Legendary blueberry pancakes! Three "small" ones is plenty for breakfast! All kinds of specials: meatloaf, mashed potatoes, and tapioca pudding. A happy, small town diner.

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Thank kjarman1
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16 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2016 via mobile

I went there to meet a friend for breakfast. We where waited on quickly, they know who he was and what he wanted, me I was treated very nicely. The breakfast was great, fast to the table with our food, filling the coffee and frequently. They did not rush us even when the dishes were taken. Great people, good food.... More 

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Thank JON B
Arlington, Washington
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12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2015

Eh, not impressed. Food was typical of a greasy spoon. Not a lot of healthy options. I wouldn't say they were bad, but I don't need to go back. A lot of locals frequent the place and I'm wondering if it's just out of loyalty cause it's not anything to write home about. Great Service, good family friendly atmosphere, Food... More 

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Thank tanys b
Dearborn, Michigan
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45 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

My meal was good with very generous portions. My fellow diner was not real pleased with his meal. Arlington was an interesting town, with that section having stores nearby for browsing.

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Thank MarySue2
Seattle, Washington
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60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2015

Fast friendly service and best place in town for breakfast. Large portions on all serving and haven't had a bad meal.

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Thank Pig1287
Arlington, Washington
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22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

This place is always one step from being packed with people, but if you wait for a moment, a table becomes available. This your classic small town main street restaurant. The food is good and affordable, the excellent service comes with friendly attentiveness. Your coffee cup is never empty and the friendly servers check often for your needs.

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Thank Luetner
North Lakewood
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132 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

I have been going there for years for breakfast. It's got a great small town feel and the food is good.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Cuisine
American
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 308 N Olympic Ave, Arlington, WA 98223-1339
  • Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  Arlington
  • Phone Number: 360-435-2724

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