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Budd Bay Cafe

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525 North Columbia Street NW, Olympia, WA 98501
+1 360-357-6963
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09:30 - 20:30
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Sun 09:30 - 20:30
Mon - Sat 06:30 - 20:30
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Marysville, Washington
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461 reviews
279 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 170 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We were quickly seated. This is an Anthony's like restaurant overlooking the marina. The decor inside could be considered dated. The dinner entrees are mainly in the $20-$30 range. The mashed potatoes were, amongst everything else, were good.

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Thank western u
Olympia, Washington
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Budd Bay could use a complete refresh, as it feels tired and behind the times inside. Food is well-prepared, although the menu is not very original. I can't help wondering why the restaurant hasn't been renovated, considering the cost of the typical entrée or appetizer matches that of Anthony's Homeport, while the decor is decidedly circa 1980s. I haven't gone... More 

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Olympia, Washington
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24 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The atmosphere is busy and the view over the inlet and marina is delightful. Outdoor dining on the boardwalk in warm weather is always pleasant. The food is American fare with a variety of seafood and meat dishes with fast and friendly service. The bar is popular except on Sunday lunch times when the self service Brunch is laid out... More 

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Kihei, Hawaii
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59 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My mother and I stopped in to have an early dinner (4:30 on a Thursday). Julia, the waitress, was pleasant enough and talked us into an appetizer, the artichoke dip. We only had one piece and she brings out my mom's soup then my salad. We asked Julia to take the soup back until mom was ready. Julia stopped by... More 

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Seattle
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78 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 December 2016 via mobile

We had reservations at another restaurant for 7pm, only to discover 21 years & over only. So with 3 hours notice we had to find a place to take 7 for dinner on a Saturday night. After reviewing places on line & several calls, this place took our reservation. We were seated promptly and our service was wonderful. We tried... More 

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Annapolis, Maryland
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126 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 December 2016

Good basic breakfast and nice location right by the water. Be aware that the menu on the website is not up to date/accurate.

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Thank Lasuvera
Seattle WA
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587 reviews
391 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 174 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2016 via mobile

Food was just ok. Found the rib eye to be tough and dry and the lobster tail overcooked. Salads were good but even side items seemed overcooked like they were sitting in a warming oven. Service was very good. Really good drink and wine prices.

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Thank TikiTravels
Dupont, Washington
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128 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 December 2016

I normally do not write more than 1 review for a restaurant, but after a number of excellent meals, the service here has been increasingly a problem. Twice the service was very slow without apology, once taking 30 minutes between ordering and getting wine. The last time was the worst. We stopped in on a weekday and were told it... More 

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Olympia, Washington
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49 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016 via mobile

We used to love this restaurant, but this past Sunday we sat for a long time before a server came to help us. We almost left. No water, no greeting, and wait staff walking by as if we were invisible. The food was good and the rolls were soft and warm but the service isn't what it used to be.... More 

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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016 via mobile

The last time I had lunch here I found it not so good. But I tried it again and had a great lunch. Good menu and reasonably priced.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American, Bar, Seafood, Soups
Meals
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, Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Business meetings, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Sunday
09:30 - 20:30
Monday
06:30 - 20:30
Tuesday
06:30 - 20:30
Wednesday
06:30 - 20:30
Thursday
06:30 - 20:30
Friday
06:30 - 20:30
Saturday
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?