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“Best Sunday Buffet Brunch in Olympia!”
Review of Budd Bay Cafe

Budd Bay Cafe
Ranked #4 of 354 Restaurants in Olympia
Certificate of Excellence
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Good for: Business meetings, Families with children, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Large groups, Romantic
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Reservations
Reviewed May 29, 2014

The Sunday buffet at Budd Bay is phenomenal! Lots of choices, always fresh, and the servers keep your water and coffee cup filled, The views are the best, no matter where you're sitting you have a drop dead gorgeous view of the water and marina. This is one spot you do NOT want to miss in Olympia. Their lunch and dinners are also pretty darn good with lots of fresh choices as well as some of the regular "stand-bys". Go enjoy a wonderful meal at the Budd Bay Cafe!

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Reviewed May 28, 2014

I had the Cioppino for lunch sitting by the bay on a partly cloudy spring day. The food was excellent with a real tomato base. Great service. I couldn't ask for more. Glad the hotel staff recommended the place.

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Thank Hal H
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Reviewed May 28, 2014

The restaurant is right on the boardwalk with outside seating available. Inside, tables are in front of the huge windows and booths are across the isle on a slightly elevated platform so every seat has a great view of West Bay Marina. The dining room is fairly quiet and you can have an intimate conversation without feeling like the next table over is listening to you. There is also a small bar area adjacent to the main dining room.

Service is great and the food is excellent. Last visit we started off with crab cakes that were very tasty. For an entrée I had Blackened Salmon with twice-baked garlic mashed potato, perfectly done asparagus, and a very nice dinner salad. My wife had the combo Crab and Shrimp Louie. Both meals were excellent and the Louie was exceptional. We did not have wine, but there is a fine selection of Northwest wines available.

Because of the location on the marina, the atmosphere is classy but not pretentious. You can dress as casual or formal as you want without feeling out of place. Prices are reasonable for a quality dining experience and I highly recommend it for couples, friends and special occasions. It is family friendly but definitely not a bargain for families with lots of kids.

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Reviewed May 28, 2014

I started going to Budd Bay in the 90's-and it was the best! My husband and I tried to feel good about it but the last time we were there--food was just food! Staff were new to us and not as friendly--but when we would go for lunch-the bartender named David was always awesome. The minute we walked in he would say "hey guys-how are you" but same old menu-not as friendly-and we haven't been there for months!

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Thank saltbox2
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Reviewed May 28, 2014

Went there for a family get together, big family 12 adults. We had cocktails before dinner, then a great meal, some had dessert. The service was great, price good, relaxing.

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Thank magpie250
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