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Budd Bay Cafe

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525 Columbia St NW, Olympia, WA 98501-8230
+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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Bellingham, Washington
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Brunch was good. Plenty of selection and tasted great. Started out with eggs Benedict, scallop potatoes and sausage. 2nd helping included roast beef and steamer clams-surf and turf. Yes- 3rd helping included Dungeness crab and artichoke dip-fantastic and vegetable dip with cut veggies. Finished with made to order crepes and creame bulle. If looking for brunch in casual but great... More 

Thank ferdherd55
Nashville, Tennessee
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148 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Large variety of food on the menu. There is something for everyone and reasonably priced. We enjoyed our dinner so much that we returned for a delicious breakfast. The fresh seafood offerings are a nice addition.

Thank 2tired2choose
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78 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It has been a while since our visit last year. The drive from Seattle for brunch requires early start. We had the Thanksgiving Day buffet at 11:15. Arriving in heavy rain and wind, we were happy to park right near the front entrance. After less than a 3 minute wait we were seated. The feast began. In addition to the... More 

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Herk-de-Stad, Belgium
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68 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had the chipotle chicken. Was really tasteful and there was a good atmosphere sitting there in the evening. Cool view of the harbor too.

Thank Kristof_Ge
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8 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great location harbor side, very attentive staff, and really good cedar plank salmon had us eat dinner here 3 nights out of 4 in Olympia.

Thank Tom B
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I travel all over the country and this was the best salmon I have had. I had the pan seard salmon and it was great. I will be back.

Thank Tyler G
Kent, Washington
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great ciopino for the price paid.. $13 for a piping hot bowl.. great food for the wet cold day .. Service a little slow but not horrid.. Wait staff pleasant and when we ordered our dishes they concurred that they liked the tasty seafood stew also .. That says a lot about a restaurant..

Thank Ulsternana
Chico, California
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187 reviews
121 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A really great place to eat outside on the Olympia harbor. The weather was perfect and we ate on the nice outside patio. The inside seating also looks great if the weather is not good when you go. We ordered the fresh fish tacos and they were yummy! Our waiter was very nice, and we had local beers too. Outside... More 

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Bellevue, Washington
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66 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

One of the best manhattans I have ever tried - bar none (I ask for mine made with Irish whiskey) but their version is with Maker's Mark - tried both liked both but the Irish in me always brings me home to the Irish version. They have a comfortable bar, lots of seating at the bart and high tables, nice... More 

Thank peter8061
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6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

A great brunch with everything from omelets to prime rib, shrimp, crab, desserts, etc. Excellent price of $26.

Thank Richmond G

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Bar, Seafood, Soups, Pub
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
Good for
Groups, Romantic, Kids, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, View, Child-friendly
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 Columbia St NW, Olympia, WA 98501-8230
  • 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?