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Budd Bay Cafe

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525 Columbia St NW, Olympia, WA 98501-8230
+1 360-357-6963
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06:30 - 20:30
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Sun 09:30 - 20:30
Mon - Sat 06:30 - 20:30
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Bradenton, Florida
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663 reviews
491 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 115 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Truly enjoyed this above average eating establishment the Cippiono and Bud' seafood sampler are out of this world delicious. The death by peaches cobbler is the best dessert that i have eaten in a long time. This is truly one of Olympia's finest and the severs are friendly, knowledgeable and just plain nice.

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Thank Jhonesnaps60
Portland, United States
2 reviews
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

My husband and I had a nice dinner for two with a chance to talk without the kids:) It was a little on the later side of the evening (almost 8pm) and we were seated right away. Our waitress was very attentive and our table was a booth with a great view (all the tables here have a great view... More 

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Thank kimberlyt842
Olympia, Washington
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a go-to for breakfast, lunch & dinner along with happy hour. Food & service are always reliable as is the wonderful view. The menu is not inspiring, a bit dated but the food is always good no matter what time of day & service is always spot on.

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Thank Oly55
Kansas City, Missouri, United States
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The location is great. The view is awesome. The food is average. We had the early dinner that included all the courses. The appetizer was skimpy but we were warned by the server about that. The clam chowder was thick with flour rather than potatoes and clams. The crab cakes also had way too much filler. More filler than crab!... More 

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Thank Wbegun
Grays Harbor County, Wa
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15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We arrived at 5 pm on a Monday. There were only a few patrons there. We were seated promptly and our server brought menus right over and took our drink orders. We ordered appetizers + a meal. We expected to receive the appetizer right away but that did not happen. It took quite a long time and then they brought... More 

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Thank Candis H
Olympia
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have dined hear for lunch & dinner many times. It's a fine place to take out of town guests. Food is always good, prices are right & service is excellent.

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Thank Pat L
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

I like coming here more than going to Anthony's. Much nicer atmosphere and feeling. The food is good too

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Thank Jack_EOD
Spokane, United States
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21 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 21 March 2017

We had dinner during a recent visit and had a view of the bay and the marina. The service was good and the food was delicious.

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Thank G3581FKmarcusm
Kihei, Hawaii
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71 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 March 2017 via mobile

Wasn't as good as normal, baked potato was cold and the calamari was soaked in oil. Although, I didn't want to complain to the waitress so my bad. Steak was cooked perfect so kudos for that. Yee worst part were the people sitting across from us, they reeked so bad we had to leave, yuck!

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Thank Sharon D
Olympia, Washington
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20 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 March 2017 via mobile

Great place for lunch, good sized portions, nice view of the marina and outside seating if the weather's nice. Prices are a little high but it's a nicer restaurant so expected. Highly recommend the steak salad.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American, Bar, Seafood, Soups, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
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
View, Romantic, Groups, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Business meetings
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 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?