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“feet on table”
Review of Budd Bay Cafe

Budd Bay Cafe
Ranked #4 of 349 Restaurants in Olympia
Certificate of Excellence
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Restaurant details
Good for: Business meetings, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, After-hours, Reservations
Honolulu, Hawaii
Level 2 Contributor
7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“feet on table”
Reviewed 5 May 2014

We have eaten at Budd Bay Cafe for years -ever since they opened. Went to lunch today. Had good food. However, one of the staff was attaching a shade to one of the windows. He was standing directly on the table next to the door on the west side. He was there for about 5 minutes. After he left, another guy came, He did a quick dry wipe of the table and put on the place settings. On the way out, I complained to the hostess. She assured me that all the tables are thoroughly cleaned before they are set. I explained what I saw. She further assured me that the table was thoroughly cleaned. So - she called me either a liar or delusional. This was like one of those scenes with the hidden camera. Not very assuring. D***, P***, G** (owners) ..... please do something to improve staff quality and how they treat customers. Thanks.

  • Visited May 2014
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Thank glentap
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English first
Olympia, Washington
Level 4 Contributor
22 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Good View...”
Reviewed 22 April 2014

i have eaten here a few times and the food is consistent. The crab salad was very good. There is a decent view

  • Visited September 2013
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Thank sddelichick
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Vancouver, Canada
Level 6 Contributor
627 reviews
270 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 324 helpful votes
“Great Location, Food OK”
Reviewed 20 April 2014

We went here on a friend's recommendation and while not disappointed, we were not wowed either. The waterfront location is very nice, especially if the weather is good and you can sit on the deck. We had the prawn and scallop rotini and the clam linguine. Both were fine but the sauces were nothing special. The service was good, but again, about what I would expect at this style / level of restaurant

  • Visited April 2014
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Thank Lonelobster
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Olympia, Washington, United States
Level 3 Contributor
13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Mediocre, with a view”
Reviewed 18 April 2014

Budd Bay Cafe is one of those aggressively middle-of-the-road restaurants that gets to charge a few extra bucks per entree because you're on the water. It's just not worth it, when Olympia has so many really good restaurants to choose from.

On the other hand, if you're looking for a drink and snacks at an outdoor table on the water, you could do a lot worse.

  • Visited August 2013
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Thank Doug R
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Olympia, Washington
Level 2 Contributor
8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
“Good Food Better View”
Reviewed 17 April 2014

Truly nice place to eat, especially their Sunday Brunch! Dining outside with the water view and breeze is a delight on our sunny days.

  • Visited May 2013
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Thank scoobydowa
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