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Budd Bay Cafe

525 Columbia St NW, Olympia, WA 98501-8230
+1 360-357-6963
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  • Excellent34%
  • Very good46%
  • Average14%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (61 reviews)
“salmon” (65 reviews)
“seafood” (63 reviews)
Open Now
9:30 a.m. - 8:30 p.m. Hours
American, Bar, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
525 Columbia St NW, Olympia, WA 98501-8230
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Reviewed 2 June 2017 via mobile

Stopped for lunch on the way from Portland to Seattle. Nice setting on the water. Friendly service. Poor wine list, very limited to low end wines. Had a crab cake as app- okay, nothing unique. Main dish was pan fried oysters- under fried, greasy. Mashed...More

Thank Edward D
Reviewed 2 June 2017 via mobile

There were seven of us for lunch. We tried several dishes. To start we had the clam chowder, crab cakes and Caesar salad. The crab cake tasted more of bread than crab. The sour dough rolls were terrific. The soup was overly thick and I...More

Thank Vivian B
Reviewed 23 May 2017 via mobile

My company holds a monthly lunch-time meeting at the Budd Bay Cafe. The food is consistently good, the service is excellent, and the view of the bay is outstanding. Sit outside during better weather, or ask for a seat with a view. They also have...More

Thank Michelle Z
Reviewed 22 May 2017

Lived in Olympia 30 years and this is my favorite restaurant to bring out of towners or just meet friends. Great patio for warm days and nights. Great specials and staff are very friendly.

Thank K3164TRmaryn
Reviewed 22 May 2017 via mobile

We experienced great food and and great, personable service! Everyone in our group of 8 was happy and left wanting to go back!

Thank lkchome
Reviewed 22 May 2017

Food very good. Budd Bay has always been a sure bet re food. Service was great. Do feel that it is time they do a retrofit. Beautiful location although very worn look. We will return although it will be a while. Really looking very run...More

Thank Dee M M
Reviewed 17 May 2017 via mobile

We had a good meal, but the service was VERY slow and the ambiance is just average. The setting is very pleasant - on the water facing a small marina, with outdoor seating available if weather allows.

Thank JoyceMU2015
Reviewed 14 May 2017 via mobile

Budd Bay Cafe is the best restaurant in Olympia, and has been consistently good for over 25 years. We have never had an meal we didn't enjoy, brunch through late evening meal. Summer time dining on the dock is a special treat, while a warm...More

Thank Jody S
Reviewed 11 May 2017

Nice place, very good food. Drinks are fine. Waiter/Bartender overworked. View to the water and marina. Clean bathrooms.

Thank Ursula B
Reviewed 3 May 2017

Great place for lunch, dinner or weekend brunch. The spread for brunch is impressive. Great for groups and out-of-town guests. Really comfortable ambience. A little upscale but not at all stuffy. Nice menu with a variety of choices. Everything we've tried has been delicious. Steak,...More

Thank OlyAnnie
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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, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, View, Romantic
Open Hours
9:30 a.m. - 8:30 p.m.
6:30 a.m. - 8:30 p.m.
6:30 a.m. - 8:30 p.m.
6:30 a.m. - 8:30 p.m.
6:30 a.m. - 8:30 p.m.
6:30 a.m. - 8:30 p.m.
6:30 a.m. - 8:30 p.m.
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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