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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” (69 reviews)
“seafood” (72 reviews)
Open Now
6:30 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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81 - 90 of 631 reviews

Reviewed September 5, 2017

Ate here while on vacation and had pretty good food and service The place was pretty busy but we didn't wait for being seated and served. We had steak and seafood and both were good.

Thank James D
Reviewed September 1, 2017 via mobile

Felt like I was packed into the restaurant like a sardine. Food looked like it was not being changed out often. Waiting area is terrible too. Waitress was nice and friendly.

Thank sheylab3
Reviewed August 29, 2017

We were in town for our son's wedding so took the family out for seafood. We were very impressed with the service we received. Our server was prompt and attentive. They offer a good selection of dishes and the quality and quantity were just right!...More

2  Thank DiznyGirl
Reviewed August 24, 2017

What a wonderful lunch we had recently with our daughter-in-law, Mary and granddaughter, Mattie. Mattie had the crab cakes, her favorite treat food. They were excellent. Everything was good from delicious French fries to a crispy Caesar Salad. The Blackened Cod Fish Tacos were delicious....More

Thank Karyn L
Reviewed August 20, 2017

Took my mom here for her 70th and we really enjoyed the views. She shared some of her crab salad with me and of course it was incredibly fresh, but I'm glad I ordered the cioppino because it was absolutely to die for. Really nice...More

Thank pilotwifelife
Reviewed August 14, 2017 via mobile

This restaurant offers a wide variety on its menu so anyone can find something to satisfy their taste buds. My husband is picky and he was happy to find something he enjoyed. I love salmon and they had several choices of salmon so it was...More

Thank Leta D
Reviewed August 11, 2017

My husband and I along with two friends decided to come here for early dinner based upon reviews, and we left feeling very happy and stuffed! We were seated immediately upon arrival and our server greeted us very quickly and was very friendly. Among the...More

Thank debandharry
Reviewed August 9, 2017

After hearing good things about Budd Bay Cafe, I went with our-of-town relatives for the view, and reported great cuisine. Perhaps I have overly high expectations. The place is unassuming, but well-placed on the Olympia waterfront, which I find rather charming. Our waitress was friendly...More

Thank BobybC
Reviewed August 9, 2017

We have been dining at Budd Bay over the last 25 years and in the last years service and food quality is slipping. We enjoy the view the most, however the food quality varies from time to time and service is also not the best....More

Thank DianeChuckC
Reviewed August 8, 2017

Tasty menu that satisfies most everyones cravings. I had the fish and chips and the portion size was perfect for lunch and good value too! Service was fast and friendly

Thank Jeff G
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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
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, View, Romantic, Groups
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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