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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%
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“brunch” (61 reviews)
“salmon” (65 reviews)
“seafood” (63 reviews)
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American, Bar, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
525 Columbia St NW, Olympia, WA 98501-8230
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had gone to a different restaurant to start with but after sitting for over 5 minutes without any acknowledgement we left and found this place. It was under mom/pop cafes. This is nothing like a café; linen tablecloths and napkins, heavy silverware, full bar,...More

Thank davidjensen399
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have dined (lunch and dinner) several times over the years. We return because we have always enjoyed the food and service. We especially enjoy the outside seating. Although there are many enjoyable seafood dishes on the menu, there are well prepared alternatives. I think...More

Thank DonSchmidt
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Right next to the expansive marina, and every table has a view! My favorite salmon is the one with the wasabi sauce. They'll let you substitute rice for Yukon mashed potatoes if you like too. Moderate - as well as Fine Dining. There are Happy...More

Thank Lenora A
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Just left this location after waiting 35 minutes for an outdoor table. Was told 15 upon arrival. We were the only people waiting in the lobby with our 3 year old (who wanted to eat dinner outside). When we left there were more than 5...More

Thank Andrew B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I had a hankering for a bowl of clam chowder and so very glad we found Budd Bay Cafe. A table by the window - right on the waterfront - watching the sun set and lights come on across the by was unexpected ambience. Lots...More

Thank Travelers22018
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A very pleasant atmosphere on a night of heavy rain. Warm and welcoming, all the staff were friendly and accommodating. We had a reservation and were promptly seated in a booth overlooking the water.I had the cioppino, which is always a highlight on pacific coast...More

Thank dwgibbs
Reviewed 15 April 2018

Great ambience with the wide, broad windows. Staff is pretty nice as well. Very helpful. Food is mediocre, nothing exceptional. Ate breakfast there twice now. Kind of pricey for what you get but it's so Puget Sound.

Thank z0fmui
Reviewed 15 April 2018

Delicious pasta with shellfish and sourdough bread. Mum said her wild Salmon with Wasabi cream and glaze was excellent. Can’t wait to return to Olympia Washington and eat at Budd Bay Cafe again!

Thank Charlie F
Reviewed 27 March 2018

Budd Bay Cafe was a lovely place to relax, enjoy dinner and take in the dockside views. We timed our visit to coincide with the sunset, and we were rewarded for our timing. Our dinners consisted of a glass of Prosecco, the yummy, hot Dungeness...More

Thank kindtraveler2016
Reviewed 25 March 2018

Sunday brunch visit..was very good with a good variety of food..only drawback was peel and eat shrimp which were on the small side and hard to clean..great views

Thank hunblos
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Michael G
28 August 2017|
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Response from Diwi1950 | Reviewed this property |
Again - I don´t know
17 July 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
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.
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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, View, Child-friendly, Romantic, Kids, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
9:30 AM - 8:30 PM
6:30 AM - 8:30 PM
6:30 AM - 8:30 PM
6:30 AM - 8:30 PM
6:30 AM - 8:30 PM
6:30 AM - 8:30 PM
6:30 AM - 8:30 PM
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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