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Budd Bay Cafe

) #3 of 289 Restaurants in Olympia $$ - $$$ American, , Seafood
525 Columbia St NW, Olympia, WA 98501-8230
+1 360-357-6963
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  • Excellent32%
  • Very good48%
  • Average14%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (40 reviews)
“salmon” (55 reviews)
“seafood” (50 reviews)
Opens in 23 min
All hours
American, Bar, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
525 Columbia St NW, Olympia, WA 98501-8230
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Reviewed yesterday

Took the family here for dinner--it was Monday night and they had a number of specials the best of which was any bottle of wine at 50% off!!! Three of us ordered from the Sunset Dinner menu (Chowder, entree and dessert for set price of...More

Thank jaybeeFL
Reviewed 4 days ago

I went here on a Monday evening and it was fairly quiet. I was seated right away. I found the furnishings to be a bit on the worn and dated side, but the service was friendly and the food was very good. It was Copper...More

Thank ParentsOfRedheadBoy
Reviewed 4 days ago

We were there for lunch, the food was fine and our server was pleasant. The view of the marina is the highlight of Bud Bay Cafe. This not a negative about the restaurant really more statement on the education system, I asked the hostess what...More

Thank Kay B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

There are not a lot of restaurant choices in Olympia so it's nice to have a tried-and-true good restaurant ..nothing too fancy but delicious food , beautiful view of the harbor/inlet and good service.

Thank LisaLove2015
Reviewed 1 week ago

We have had dinner tonight at this place. Great view to the sound at sunset. We had both seafood. Excellent quality and very good taste. I had the copper salmon, which is excellent. It was our most expensive dinner during our 1 week trip from...More

Thank Diwi1950
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Despite thinking we would make it for breakfast, lunch turned into a savory unexpected treat. We were looking for a late brunch type of experience but missed their 11 am breakfast cut off. Once we changed our mind set about breakfast, we each ordered something...More

Thank Dianna I
Reviewed 1 week ago

I recently visited Budd Bay Cafe with my family, but have eaten multiple meals there over the years when I have been in the area. The food is consistently good and the location is right on the water so that views are very nice. I...More

Thank docboar
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Beautiful setting right on the water. Very friendly and attentive staff. I had the Blackened Ribeye that was fantastic. My daughter had the Seafood Alfredo that she described as incredible and fresh. Save room for Salted Caramel Vanilla Crunch Cake, it will make you want...More

Thank Brent B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Really enjoyed the salmon and the oysters here. The view is also very nice. Desserts were fantastic.

Thank Nancy H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped for lunch on the way from Portland to Seattle. Nice setting on the water. Friendly service. Poor wine list, very limited to low end wines. Had a crab cake as app- okay, nothing unique. Main dish was pan fried oysters- under fried, greasy. Mashed...More

Thank Edward D
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Ashley W
What are the prices for brunch
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.
Does one need reservations for an eleven-thirty lunch? Do you have a lunch menu?
7 October 2016|
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Response from SH23 | Reviewed this property |
I wouldn't have thought so
Subject: An inquiry from a TripAdvisor user Hello. We are planning to visit your restaurant soon. We wanted to find out if you have any menu items that a family member could eat. The family member has the following food allergies: gluten, corn, soy, and peanut. We would appreciate this information. Thank you.
23 August 2015|
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Response from RSStone | Reviewed this property |
I would call the restaurant. Everyone replying here appears to have been guests -- self included.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Child-friendly, Kids, View, Business meetings, Local cuisine
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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