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“Disappointing ”
Review of Budd Bay Cafe

Budd Bay Cafe
Ranked #13 of 374 Restaurants in Olympia
Certificate of Excellence
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Good for: Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Romantic, Groups, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Dining options: Dinner, After-hours, Lunch, Breakfast, Reservations
Reviewed October 20, 2017 via mobile

We were looking forward to some good food and service. Overall, we had neither. It was a slow night for the restaurant, so we were seated quickly. That was the last time we could describe our service as quick. It took our server quite awhile to acknowledge us. Throughout the evening she seemed more invested with conversations at other tables.

The clam chowder was the consistency of condensed soup straight from the can. The sourdough bread was very tasty, but we couldn't get a second basket because we were ignored. The spinach salad with chicken and goat cheese was so good. The large salad was generous, and leftovers came home with us. The combo seafood platter was huge, but the size was due to all the seafood being on top of French fries. They could have cut the amount in half and it would have been enough. The seafood was flavorful. Something was amiss with the coleslaw. It was bland, with very little flavor. Another disappointment.

We would not return. The service was poor, and some of the food was not at all up to par.

Thank TheCheerfulGivers
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Reviewed October 12, 2017 via mobile

The menu is full of yummy seafood, but there is something for everyone. Short, but good cocktail list and a variety of NW wines and beers.

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Reviewed October 11, 2017 via mobile

This is my families favorite seafood restraunt. We usually do several appetizers and chowder with drinks. A little expensive but well worth it. The seafood is always fresh and the desserts are fantastic and big enough to share. I recommend Budd Bay to visitors who want to sample locale fare.

Thank WesleyG437
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Reviewed October 4, 2017

Had a fantastic waitress who's name escapes me now but she recommended two appetizers instead of an entree. Wrapped Scallops and Seared Tuna (plus a bowl of NE Clam Chowder).

She was correct. Fantastic!

Also were able to enjoy an evening on the patio overlooking the The Sound.

Will go back this week!

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Thank netfish
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Reviewed October 3, 2017

BBC has been one of the 'go to' places for family and visitor entertainment dinners for more than 20 years.

The view is the best....sitting outside (when available and weather permitting) is the best location for eating on the water in Olympia.

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Thank BobbyGolympia_WA
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