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Salmon Bay Café's hip and fun staff serve traditional American breakfast and lunch (and soon dinner), great coffee, and beer, wine, or cocktails from our full bar. No small plates, no gastro-novelties-Ballard already has plenty of joints like that. Our goal is to offer something different: comfort food with home-cooked deliciousness. Great meals at great value! C'mon down to the waterfront and check out working-man's Ballard: fisherman-sized omelets, habit-forming seafood benedicts, two-fisted sandwiches and full plates for hearty appetites. We have great veggie options, too. Not hungry for hash browns today? Substitute a small mountain of beautiful fresh fruit. We bake to-die-for muffins on…
$2 - $15
Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
American, Cafe, Diner, Bar, Pub
Serves Alcohol, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Takeout, Reservations, Highchairs Available
Decent food, gigantic portions and friendly service. Nothing crazy, but great coffee and basic breakfast. You can tell it's been there a while, located in a more industrial part of Ballard, neat nautical furnishings.
It was delicious. It is no longer worth a visit. I had the waffle and chicken. Chicken was over cooked. Got some gravy... it had NO flavor. The service was ok. But considering it was not very busy, it could have been better. It’s too...More
Stumbled across this café while looking for a quick bite to eat. The waitress was super friendly and helpful and the overall vibe was pleasant. The food wasn't amazing but for a cafe it wasn't bad. The seafood caesar salad was tasty enough and was...More
There are certainly trendier and more sophisticated spots in Ballard, but this holdover is worth paying for. The combination of good food, fantastic service and fair prices add up to a great breakfast experience!
Returning to Seattle for vacation, the first stop was this old favorite of some 25 years. Really nice folks, but ouch...what awful food. Pancakes tasted like cardboard as did the omelette. Over cooked eggs that lost their taste as a result. Pancakes should be easy,...More
Salmon Bay Cafe is just off the trendy Ballard Market Street area but it's not your usual Ballard restaurant. It's the kind of place you want to hang out in for conversation for hours on end. Fishermen that just got off work mix with hipsters...More
Ownership has changed, they cut corners and the food is not worth it. I ordered and specified no cheese or sour creme on my plate due to a food allergy but the kitchen ignored the wait person's instructions. Then the meal came out and the...More
Date of visit: May 2017
2 Thank Elana56
Ten H, Manager at Salmon Bay Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded June 1, 2017
Dear Elana56 -
First of all, thank you for leaving us a review! I am disappointed and sorry that you had a less-than-satisfied experi nice recently.
Our entire team, both front and back of house, is committed to provide our guests the best service and...More