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Budd Bay Cafe

525 Columbia St NW, Olympia, WA 98501-8230
+1 360-357-6963
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  • Excellent33%
  • Very good44%
  • Average14%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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“brunch” (38 reviews)
“salmon” (53 reviews)
“seafood” (50 reviews)
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American, Bar, Seafood, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
525 Columbia St NW, Olympia, WA 98501-8230
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Reviewed 10 August 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 2 August 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 2 August 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 2 August 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
Reviewed 31 July 2016 via mobile

Excellent service with a lovely smile, delicious food, all types of food, breakfast and lunch items. Yummy deserts. Magnificent view. What more could we ask for? Oh yes...the farmers market was open and great...and in walking distance.

Thank ommie7
Reviewed 31 July 2016

Had lunch here after a meeting at the Capitol. Very good food, very slow service. Great location. Will probably go back.

Thank phred209
Reviewed 31 July 2016 via mobile

We were quite late to sit down, but they took care of us well nonetheless. Sit outside if you can. Lovely view across the inlet and to watch the people going by. A cross between American fare and some seafood. The meals were good if...More

Thank SH23
Reviewed 30 July 2016 via mobile

Good food and service reasonably priced. Try the salmon, their main sea food offering. Their wine list is ample, beer selection sparce.

Thank steve a
Reviewed 30 July 2016

A friend and I met at Budd Bay Café for lunch today. It is a beautiful day and so we asked to be seated on the outdoor deck. Upon being seated, we asked if we could sit at a table with an umbrella. We were...More

1  Thank Kelli O
Reviewed 29 July 2016

Usually very noisy especially down by the windows which is nicest place to sit. Best time to go is for late lunch when regular lunch crowd is gone.

Thank George W
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Ashley W
What are the prices for brunch
26 April 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.
Does one need reservations for an eleven-thirty lunch? Do you have a lunch menu?
6 October 2016|
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Response from SH23 | Reviewed this property |
I wouldn't have thought so
Subject: An inquiry from a TripAdvisor user Hello. We are planning to visit your restaurant soon. We wanted to find out if you have any menu items that a family member could eat. The family member has the following food allergies: gluten, corn, soy, and peanut. We would appreciate this information. Thank you.
23 August 2015|
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Response from RSStone | Reviewed this property |
I would call the restaurant. Everyone replying here appears to have been guests -- self included.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Romantic, View
Open Hours
09:30 - 20:30
06:30 - 20:30
06:30 - 20:30
06:30 - 20:30
06:30 - 20:30
06:30 - 20:30
06:30 - 20:30
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
  • E-mail