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Budd Bay Cafe

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525 North Columbia Street NW, Olympia, WA 98501
+1 360-357-6963
06:30 - 20:30
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Sun 09:30 - 20:30
Mon - Sat 06:30 - 20:30
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Olympia, Washington
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8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

never had a bad meal. good seafood nice brunch good service. not really exciting but i would and do continue to eat here nice view easy parking

Thank gormally123
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15 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Whenever I visit this place for dinner, I usually order their citrus butter salmon! I also like their side salad - always taste fresh. I also love their prime rib as well! Great place to go for lunch and dinner. Have been here with co-workers for lunch and then dinner with the family many times!

Thank Evergreen101
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Food was good and service was fine. Nothing special for the Special Day. Atmosphere was so-so but the water setting is very nice.

Thank W5639UTmichaels
Olympia, Washington
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great Nortwest fare. Had steamers and salmon. I met a fellow writer for a book review. We were able to eat and work. The staff was sensitiive to our needs.

Thank Bob M
Chehalis, Washington
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

food was very good, but the facility could use some updating...... I will go back for an everyday meal, but not for an anniversary dinner

Thank mackdril
Olympia, Washington
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Always get good service and excellent food. Can't go wrong here. Great view on the harbor also. Good for lunch, their fish and chips is fantastic. Never had breakfast so can comment on that.

Thank jmotorman
Olympia, Washington
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The food is great, NW at its best. Love the fresh seafood and the wine is great. Have been there before and will go again.

Thank rozannereahle
Olympia, WA, United States
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Whenever we have some visit us from out of town, Budd Bay Cafe is our go to place for taking visitors. The atmosphere is relaxing; you get an overview of what Olympia is all about; and, the staff is always friendly and welcoming. We go back often.

Thank Ed S
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The service/food and drinks were more than adequate tasty and prompt as were their on the middle of the afternoon which so often experience a "casual" service experience!😊😊

Thank Leo B
Olympia, United States
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3 reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This used to be a pretty OK place a number of years ago. Now it seems ill maintained and the food is somewhere between blah and awful as in get that meal out to the table as inexpensively as possible.

Thank Carolyn S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Bar, Seafood, Soups, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
Good for
View, Romantic, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Groups
Open Hours
09:30 - 20:30
06:30 - 20:30
06:30 - 20:30
06:30 - 20:30
06:30 - 20:30
06:30 - 20:30
06:30 - 20:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 525 North Columbia Street NW, Olympia, WA 98501
  • Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  Olympia
  • Phone Number: +1 360-357-6963

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?