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Salmon Bay Cafe

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Ham, green pepper, onion & cheddar
Spinach, mushroom, onion, jack & parmesan cheese
Ham, pineapple, green onion & jack cheese
Crab & Shrimp
Snow crab, bay shrimp, tomato & jack cheese topped w/ hollandaise sauce
Bacon, avocado, tomato & cheddar & cheddar
Queen Anne
Sausage, mushroom, green pepper, onion, tomato & cheddar cheese
Meat Lovers Omelettes
Sausage, bacon‏ & cheddar
Bacon & Cheddar Cheese
The Western­
Ground beef, onion, potato & cheddar
Seasoned ground beef, black olive, green onion, tomato & cheddar topped w/ salsa & sour cream
Special Scramble
Choice of bacon, ham, breakfast or polish sausage w/ onion, mushroom, cheddar & sour cream
Veggie Scramble
Broccoli cauliflower, mushroom tomato, onion & cheddar cheese
Joe's Special
Sausage, mushroom, onion, spinach, topped w/ parmesan & sour cream
Minced Ham Scramble
Seafood Scramble
Snow crab,‏ bay shrimp, mushroom, green onion & jack cheese
Jill's Scramble
Spinach, tomato, mushroom & green onion & jack cheese
Huevos Rancheros
Salsa, black‏ beans, sour cream, mexican cheese, green onion & jack cheese
Minced Ham & Cheddar
Eggs Benedict W/Canadian Bacon
Seafood Benedict
With crab & shrimp
Seafood Benedict
With crab‏ & shrimp
Veggie Benedict
With tomato & spinach
Short stack (two) $6.25
Tall stack (three) $7.25
Pancakes (One)
Short stack (two) $5.75
Tall (three) $6.75
French Toast
Egg or whole wheat
Banana or Blueberry
Bacon or Strawberry (Seasonal)
Bacon & Eggs
Oatmeal Cup
Oatmeal & Toast
Fresh Fruit Plate
Oatmeal Bowl
Oatmeal, Fresh Fruit
Cinnamon Rolls
Fresh Fruit Cup
Home Fries
One Egg
Canadian Bacon
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
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Reviewed December 12, 2018 via mobile

Salmon Bay is never a disappointment. Four of us meet here occasionally for breakfast. The setting is casual, the prices are excellent, service is friendly and efficient, and the food is delicious.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank gpas
Reviewed July 24, 2018

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.

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank sunseeker8909
Reviewed July 7, 2018 via mobile

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

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank Tealdawn
Reviewed June 28, 2018

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

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank jo74london
Reviewed December 12, 2017

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!

Date of visit: December 2017
Thank Steve M
Reviewed October 5, 2017 via mobile

Omelette was perfect, pancakes so large my buddy couldn't finish. Good coffee and good service. Noticed a bunch a stores nearby worth walking off a hearty breakfast.

Date of visit: October 2017
Thank 758scottd
Reviewed September 18, 2017

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

Date of visit: August 2017
1  Thank simmonsparis
Reviewed August 30, 2017

Nice people in this diner and a recently renovated interior. But the salmon burger tasted like it was from Costco's freezer.

Date of visit: August 2017
1  Thank yobyot
Reviewed May 30, 2017

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

Date of visit: May 2017
Thank matski_001
Reviewed May 26, 2017

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

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Susan N
March 17, 2017|
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Unless you have a big group, there isn't really a need for reservation.
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