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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” (56 reviews)
“salmon” (67 reviews)
“seafood” (68 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 4 days ago

I have heard friends talk about this restaurant for years and always wanted to try it out for myself. I finally got my chance. The location is fabulous and my friend who is a dog lover was totally entertained by the all the people walking...More

Thank Sunshinetoo
Reviewed 1 week ago

My favorite menu item is the mixed seafood grill which comes with rice and a vegetable. And don't miss the delicious bread! Numerous visits and we always get very courteous service.

Thank Jan S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We haven’t been here for a few years, but came for lunch with friends. First, the staff is very friendly and makes being there a pleasure. Second, the atmosphere is easy and friendly. It’s just nice being there to eat along the waterfront. The food...More

Thank rogerjm
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Who even does this anymore? They do!!!!! They have everything under the sun hot and ready and I believe they may still do bottomless mimosas.

Thank Do G
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had a delicious lunch at Budd Bay Cafe. Service was superb. The view was impressive. With boats moored the dockside.The menu has a wide selection....of which to chose.

Thank JulesBrie
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had a lovely dinner here last night. Our waiter, Matthew, was simply the best...attentive without being intrusive...that is a challenging skill! We had the clam chowder...amazing, seafood grill...incredible, and our favorite...the blackened salmon! The chefs are beyond talented. We will be back...even if we...More

Thank lucystella
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Once a decent place to take friends and family from out of town, last time there it was less than marginal. No flavor, no care in prep. Like high school cafeteria food sadly. Good view, good people but careless food. We deserve better

Thank olylumber
Reviewed 15 October 2018

Nice Lunch Spot on the Water. Nautical decor and great food. Especially enjoyed the Dungeness Crab Cakes and the blackened King Salmon.

Thank KG6MC
Reviewed 11 October 2018 via mobile

Stopped there for a lunch. Located on the sea front with a nice view of the Marina. Got a very nice Apple smoked salmon.

Thank IamZozo
Reviewed 5 October 2018

It's been a year since I've been to Budd Bay Cafe but it's a good local restaurant. My wife and I received a gift certificate for our anniversary from one of our adult children so we decided to use it. The food was good, the...More

Thank F8919QHdennish
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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.
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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
Romantic, Business meetings, Kids, Child-friendly, View, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine
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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