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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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  • Excellent33%
  • Very good47%
  • Average14%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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“brunch” (50 reviews)
“salmon” (59 reviews)
“seafood” (56 reviews)
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American, Bar, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
525 Columbia St NW, Olympia, WA 98501-8230
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Reviewed August 22, 2016 via mobile

Don't waste your time. This place is a dump and serves terrible food. Move on; the view isn't even good.

Thank Xavierrette
Reviewed August 20, 2016 via mobile

The food is excellent, try the seafood trio if you hungry. The booth was not dirty, but it was not clean, it felt like there was build up on the table. The food was very good. On a nice day there is outdoor seating right...More

Thank jameshF2154SF
Reviewed August 17, 2016

I have been there several time over the last few years. The atmosphere was nice and the food OK. My last visit in July 2015 was very disappointing. We ordered the crab louie and a shrimp louie. Both looked like just a pile of bagged...More

Thank Olymom_12
Reviewed August 14, 2016 via mobile

The view was very pretty. Family of 4 came and all enjoyed our meals. Service was friendly. Seafood Alfredo was delicious. One peice of clam in New England Clam Chowder was painfully tough. Would reccomend to others :)

Thank lilybeary
Reviewed August 13, 2016

Excellent food, great service and a view of the bay. On Monday night all wine by the bottle is half price, they have a good wine list to go along with great food.

Thank offwego20014
Reviewed August 12, 2016

I've only come here for breakfast. Average. If you like smoked salmon and eggs benedict, try the smoked salmon benedict. It was pretty good, only complaint is that I wished there was a little bit more smoked salmon. The crab cake one is so so....More

Thank dgnldy
Reviewed August 10, 2016 via mobile

This is my family's third visit in two years to Budd Bay Cafe. We come to Washington to visit family. Every lunch we have had here has been excellent, the staff is efficient and friendly, service is excellent. My wife had a Spanish, chicken and...More

Thank Con N
Reviewed August 2, 2016

It was my husbands birthday saturday and he wanted lobster, too bad we went here. They started off with greasy coconut shrimp. (they should of drained from the fryer). He ordered a lobster it wasn't cooked, rubbery awesome. Our friends ordered salmon which looked terribly...More

Thank rrwidow
Reviewed August 2, 2016 via mobile

Took my sister to Budd Bay for a birthday breakfast. She had the seafood omelet and it was terrific (of course I had some, it was huge!). I had a lighter, healthier meal of a breakfast taco (a soft taco or burrito) that was loaded...More

Thank yoda98513
Reviewed August 2, 2016

Looked for a lunch place having walked over Capitol grounds and down to the Farmer's Market with landlocked cousins from NC....picture hot, tired Seniors walking along the boardwalk and that was us! Stopped in to a couple of paces along the waterfront but voted for...More

Thank Gabe C
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Michael G
August 27, 2017|
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Response from Diwi1950 | Reviewed this property |
Again - I don´t know
July 16, 2017|
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Response from carolmK3397WF | Reviewed this property |
Not sure, but you could call and ask. The phone number is (360) 357-6963.
Ashley W
April 26, 2017|
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Response from G3581FKmarcusm | Reviewed this property |
In the upper $20 range with a beverage. I can't remember the exact price.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Scenic view, Romantic, Business meetings, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Large groups, Kids, Families with children
Open Hours
9:30 am - 8:30 pm
6:30 am - 8:30 pm
6:30 am - 8:30 pm
6:30 am - 8:30 pm
6:30 am - 8:30 pm
6:30 am - 8:30 pm
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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