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Budd Bay Cafe

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525 Columbia St NW, Olympia, WA 98501-8230
+1 360-357-6963
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6:30 am - 8:30 pm
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Sun 9:30 am - 8:30 pm
Mon - Sat 6:30 am - 8:30 pm
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Dupont, Washington
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125 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I normally do not write more than 1 review for a restaurant, but after a number of excellent meals, the service here has been increasingly a problem. Twice the service was very slow without apology, once taking 30 minutes between ordering and getting wine. The last time was the worst. We stopped in on a weekday and were told it... More 

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Thank ProfLonghair
Olympia, Washington
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50 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We used to love this restaurant, but this past Sunday we sat for a long time before a server came to help us. We almost left. No water, no greeting, and wait staff walking by as if we were invisible. The food was good and the rolls were soft and warm but the service isn't what it used to be.... More 

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Thank sandyss77
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

The last time I had lunch here I found it not so good. But I tried it again and had a great lunch. Good menu and reasonably priced.

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Thank Barbra M
Olympia, Washington
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46 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

It is fun to take visitors here since many seats have a view of the water. Generally, good food though it is too easy to order deep fat fried stuff.

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Thank ColvilleB4
Bellingham, Washington
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Brunch was good. Plenty of selection and tasted great. Started out with eggs Benedict, scallop potatoes and sausage. 2nd helping included roast beef and steamer clams-surf and turf. Yes- 3rd helping included Dungeness crab and artichoke dip-fantastic and vegetable dip with cut veggies. Finished with made to order crepes and creame bulle. If looking for brunch in casual but great... More 

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Thank ferdherd55
Nashville, Tennessee
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148 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Large variety of food on the menu. There is something for everyone and reasonably priced. We enjoyed our dinner so much that we returned for a delicious breakfast. The fresh seafood offerings are a nice addition.

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Thank 2tired2choose
Seattle
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78 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It has been a while since our visit last year. The drive from Seattle for brunch requires early start. We had the Thanksgiving Day buffet at 11:15. Arriving in heavy rain and wind, we were happy to park right near the front entrance. After less than a 3 minute wait we were seated. The feast began. In addition to the... More 

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Thank ResponsibleTraveler
Herk-de-Stad, Belgium
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68 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had the chipotle chicken. Was really tasteful and there was a good atmosphere sitting there in the evening. Cool view of the harbor too.

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Thank Kristof_Ge
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18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great location harbor side, very attentive staff, and really good cedar plank salmon had us eat dinner here 3 nights out of 4 in Olympia.

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Thank Tom B
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I travel all over the country and this was the best salmon I have had. I had the pan seard salmon and it was great. I will be back.

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Thank Tyler G

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American, Bar, Seafood, Soups, Pub
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
Good for
Romantic, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Business meetings, Families with children, Scenic view, Kids
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
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 525 Columbia St NW, Olympia, WA 98501-8230
  • Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  Olympia
  • Phone Number: +1 360-357-6963

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