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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” (45 reviews)
“salmon” (65 reviews)
“seafood” (67 reviews)
Open Now
6:30 AM - 8:30 PM Hours
American, Bar, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
525 Columbia St NW, Olympia, WA 98501-8230
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Food was mediocre and a dollar or two overpriced. I ordered the cod tacos and it was topped with raw onion. Would of tasted better with grilled onions. Also, we went a month ago for the Sunday brunch. It was nothing to rave about, but...More

Thank Katrina T
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Trip Advisor gave this restaurant high marks and a local recommended it as well. I am so glad we tried it. The food was high quality, the view and atmosphere were wonderful, and the staff gave a lot of personal attention (you could tell they...More

Thank watsode
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We hadn’t been here for more than 10 years (boring menu, bad fish) but the owners are different and it’s such a nice dockside location. We really liked our lunch. We had well prepared salmon, salads with freshly made dressing, all good. The lemon cake...More

Thank Kathleen2cats
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went to Budd Bay on a recommendation from a new employee at our hotel. The food was fresh and delicious. So good in fact that we ate there a second time while in town. Most of us had salmon but I had a fillet...More

Thank Mansfjj
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Love their clam chowder. Really good with salad or a burger. It's right on the marina with good outdoor seating in the summer. They also do a good job on breakfast or dinner.

Thank Carl N
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great food, great service, local seafood, nice decor, patio is great in summer. A favorite of locals for years!

1  Thank HornsAndHawks
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We ate here on a weeknight. Between 1600-1800 they had 4-course meals for about $23 each. The food was excellent, fair sized portions and the server was very helpful and friendly. It took a little while to get the beverage order but was over all...More

1  Thank Julie H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Let’s start out by saying the atmosphere was perfect. Overlooking the harbor was so romantic. They met us at the door (which I am not used to) and immediately sat us (I was rude and followed the hostess-they like to set up your table.) the...More

1  Thank Jennifer P
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I just picked a random date for when visited, my family and I have had many breakfasts here, and it is usually excellent. I gave it a very good due to the rare occasions when the service is slow. My kid loves the biscuits and...More

Thank Laura K
Reviewed 12 February 2018

Matthew was a super server; the wasabi fried oysters (3) as a starter hit the "gong bell" as a winner - each oyster being served on a half shell with a bed of cole slaw placed under the oyster - quite good; my wife enjoyed...More

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