Beach Cafe

3.6
1673 reviews
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$30 and under
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American
Beach Café serves up cuisine featuring fresh ingredients from the Pacific Northwest region. Dine indoors or out on the waterfront patio (weather permitting), and enjoy your favorite cocktail and appetizers during daily Happy Hour.
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AR
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 5

Error with order
Slow service -water not refilled, 25 mins to get bill

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l
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

This is my go-place for booking lunch meetings for my office executives. easy to get to, fairly quick service, parking is easy, view is amazing.

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K
Seattle
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

On a beautiful night you cannot beat the view. The outside is nice and protected from the wind so it is pleasantly warm.

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C
Portland
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 4

I had lunch with a friend last week. The steak salad was excellent, but we were disappointed with the service. It took a long time for the server to greet us at the table The meals came without utensils and napkin. No one came by to fill our drinks.

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BI
Seattle
7 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

ASHLEY IS AMAZING...SUCH A BIG BEAUTIFUL SMILE...SHE IS THE BEST

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OT
Seattle
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent breakfast in a wonderful setting

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BI
Seattle
8 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

AMAZING ASHLEY...Bartender extraordinaire, always lucky to see Ashley making people happy with her big smile ....party time cheers

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JF
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 3ambience 4

I hadn't been to the Beach Café in quite some time and used to love it. I met a friend for lunch yesterday and ordered a $17.00 Asian Chicken Salad and thought it was less than mediocre. The chicken was fatty/grisly, the dressing, meh. My friend had the Spinach Salad which she said was 'okay'. We had no drinks and were presented with a tab of well over $40 (which included a service charge - which is basically charging the customer to cover the restaurants choice to not pay their employees enough). The view is the only thing that worked. Too bad...won't be back.

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JK
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on June 23, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Excellent t service. We had great conversations in the booth with the 4 of us.

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TS
1 review
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 3ambience 1

We had one of those square tables that can be expanded into a round by unfolding the sides. All four sides were droopy, especially one that was propped up with a butter knife. Plates would slide off. Table was situated too close to a walkway which didn’t leave sufficient room to pass easily. Had to ask for more bread four times before it finally came near the end of the meal. Three couples with separate checks and they automatically added 20% for gratuity on top of some other kind of service charge. Great location by the water but really couldn’t see much. Owners have run the place into the ground in 20 years.

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EK
San Diego
1 review
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 2

It took over an hour to get served and over 15 min to wait for reserved table

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s
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2019
Overall 3food 1service 5ambience 4

Servers were great, restaurant is pretty nice and the water view was lovely, the food was very expensive and not good at all. I had a chicken BLT and it came with a barely cooked piece of chicken breast, the chicken juices soaked through my bread and it was really rubbery, it made me so sick I lost my appetite altogether, my kids chicken strips were decent, my dtr got fish tacos with a tiny over cooked piece of burnt fish and just a bunch of cabbage- didn’t look good at.all, no sauce or anything on it. Even my strawberry lemonade was disgusting, it was extremely tart with just strawberry syrup in it( no real strawberries - not even some frozen ones !) I had to add a bunch of sugar to the drink just to drink it. Overall I would never go back to eat there, the bill for 4 meals 100$ not worth it at all. I’m sure there are many places with the same lake view with 10 x better food to choose from

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LB
Seattle
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 4

The food did not come out good, it was clearly burned. No apologies for having to have to wait for food to be brought out again. Manager argued when we questioned being charged full price for less than adequate food preparation.

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M
Seattle
16 reviews
Dined on June 18, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

The hamburger was huge and great. I would have it again. The salad that came with it was poor. The first "green" I picked out was basically a long twig with greens attached. It was so tough to cut I thought I might need a chain saw. Next time I will pass on the salad and go for either the french fries -- though I usually try to avoid them when I have a choice of salad or fries -- or pay extra for a coup of soup. (My companion reported that the clam chowder was average.)

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OT
Seattle
1 review
Dined on June 17, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

The food was not cooked well and the service was slow!

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M
Seattle
81 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The Beach Cafe is a real find--top level food and service combined with an outstanding view!

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D
Hawaii
19 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Super chill server staff with their friendly spirit made our dining experience wonderful! Many thanks to our server Jessica and the others at Beach House for a terrific Father’s Day brunch!

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MV
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 3

Service was awful. Half of the food came out cold. for such an expensive meal on Fathers Day it was really disappointing

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T
Dallas
7 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

Used to love Beach Cafe. Now, service was incredibly slow and husbands burger nearly inedible. The meat was tough and stringy. Poor quality for this level of eatery. Add to that an automatic 4.5% service charge (not a tip...that’s extra too). Don’t know what’s changed at the cafe, but with all the other choices, we won’t be returning.

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CB
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Anniversary was wonderful spent there!

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J
Seattle
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

We've been to the Beach Cafe many times, but it's been a couple years. This time the food was mediocre (chicken was dry, bland). The service was terrible. The waitress forgot our drinks, and brought the wrong wine, and never came by to ask how the food was. We were disappointed. The location is killer and usually the food and service is very good. It will be awhile before we return.

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OT
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2019
Overall 5food 3service 5ambience 4

Our waitress was a pro. Very attentive, intuitive and personable. I just wish I remembered her name. We are and drank in the bar for Happy Hour. Food and drinks are your standard fare. The views are beautiful.

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j
Seattle
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 2

Clueless hostess and manager. Refused to honor our outside seating reservation and shoved us in the back of the restaurant...on our 20th wedding anniversary. Ouch. I'll never go back.

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LB
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Great views, and the fish and chips were great!
We will be back.

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OT
1 review
Dined on June 9, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

Not good with baby. Hard to access by stroller.

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JD
Seattle
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 4

Service was different, food has been better. Overall decent experience

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LA
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 6, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 4ambience 4

The name “Beach Cafe” sounds good but the food we had was not good. We had two orders of tacos, one chicken and the other steak, and we found them to be nothing but calories - no taste. We followed it up with strawberry shortcake so we could get some flavor and that, too, had very little taste.
Nice place, decent ambiance, poor food. Don’t go there if you’re hungry!

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CN
Seattle
1 review
Dined on June 2, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

everything about it was "OK". Nothing special but not bad.
would recommend it if it was very convenient or if there was an event taking place on the dock or at the hotel

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BA
Seattle
15 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

This is one of our favorite spots for lunch/dinner with a view especially when it is nice outside. The food is fine but I feel like menu choices got smaller over time, still our entrees were delicious. The reason I rated just good for service was that last time our food arrived at different times, and unfortunately, it happened that kid menu item arrived latest.

Btw if you are going there with kids note that kid menu is designed for older kids based on the seasonings, so if you are ordering for a toddler you might want to ask them to skip some of the spicier seasonings. It would have been nice if our server mentioned this while ordering.

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JO
Seattle
1 review
Dined on May 23, 2019
Overall 3food 1service 4ambience 4

Nice ambeance,great waiter,but spicy Mahi, Mahi with 2 dried sticks of Mahi (?) and lots potato chips and chopped up califlower - poor!

Beach Cafe
Responded on May 31, 2019

Thanks for the feedback Johannes and so sorry to hear about the poor food quality you received on your last visit. Would you be willing to connect by phone and see if we can turn this around? Your continued patronage is very important to us! You can reach me at 425-889-0303 if you would like to discuss further. Sincerely, Bill (GM)

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L
London
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

They made us sit down then 15 mins later told us that they can't serve hot food because something happened in their kitchen.

Beach Cafe
Responded on May 28, 2019

So sorry to hear about your last experience with us. Would love to connect and discuss the events that took place and also see if we can invite you back for another visit. If interested, you can contact me at 425-889-0303. Sincerely, Bill (GM)

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k
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

Food was at best average. Fish was too tough, probably over cooked. Service was extremely slow and honestly not consistent, salads meant for another table were brought to us after our dessert, one meal arrived later than other 3, etc.

Beach Cafe
Responded on May 22, 2019

We are so sorry to hear about your poor experience on your last visit with us. Would you be willing to connect by phone so I can get some more details about your experience? Feel free to contact me at 425-889-0303 at your earliest convenience. Your patronage is very important to us. Sincerely, Bill (GM)

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OT
1 review
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 4

It was our 15th anniversary. They didn't care to make it special in any way. Gave us a crappy table when booths were available, had to ask. Food was mediocre. Not going back.

Beach Cafe
Responded on May 20, 2019

I am so very sorry to hear this! We always celebrate special occasions and strive to make them memorable for all our guests. It sounds like we failed to make this a special day for you unfortunately and that is unacceptable. Would you be willing to connect by phone and discuss the matter further? I can be reached at 425-889-0303. I hope to connect soon! Sincerely, Bill (GM)

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F
Seattle
14 reviews
Dined on May 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent service, food is always good. We go there quite often when we’re in that area.

Beach Cafe
Responded on May 20, 2019

Thanks for the great review Frankie!! We hope to see you back at Beach Café soon!

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KA
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on May 13, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 3

It was very very noisy
The temperature was very cold and the fan was blowing on us
The server was not very attentive In fact I ordered coffee and got the 1st cup but never had a second or 3rd cup because she never came around to refill
Unfortunately there was a power outage which we could understand that would make things more difficult however there was no compensation and the service still was not very good

Beach Cafe
Responded on May 16, 2019

I'm so sorry to hear this Karen and sincerely apologize for the terrible experience. We strive to make every experience a memorable one for all our guests. I have followed up with my team and retraining servers on the issues addressed above. Your feedback is very valuable for our future success. I would love the opportunity to speak with you by phone and invite you back in for a better experience. I can be reached at 425-889-0303. Sincerely, Bill (GM)

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AN
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 2

Very slow! We had a reservation for 1:15pm and was seated at 1:45pm. Then, we were not greeted by a server for another 15 minutes. It was a special mother's day brunch menu which included starters but we did not receive them until after we asked for them as our orders arrived (delivered to the table by someone other than our server). Being understaffed for a special event day is not an excuse, these events happen every year and they should be prepared for it! Disappointing and not worth the price.

Beach Cafe
Responded on May 16, 2019

I'm so sorry for the terrible experience on a very special day for many! We take great pride in providing a memorable experience for every guest especially on important days like Mothers day. We failed to do so on this day for you and for that I sincerely apologize and would love to connect with you by phone for an opportunity to earn your back your loyalty. I can be reached at 425-889-0303 if you would like to connect. Sincerely, Bill (GM)

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LP
Seattle
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 2

We had to wait for an hour even though we had reservations. Felt sorry for all the wait staff...it was clear that they had overbooked the restaurant.

Beach Cafe
Responded on May 16, 2019

Thanks for the feedback Lori and very sorry about your recent experience. We strive to make every visit a memorable one for all our guests. Would you be willing to connect by phone and discuss your visit further as well as to see if we can earn back your business and loyalty? If so, I can be reached at 425-889-0303. Sincerely, Bill (GM)

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CK
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 4

Food was Ok and service slow (60+ minutes to receive food after ordering) but location and ambience was nice for Mother’s Day.

Beach Cafe
Responded on May 16, 2019

Thanks for the feedback Craig and apologize for the long wait time on what was a very important day for many. Would love to connect with you by phone and invite you back in for some better food and service. I can be reached at 425-889-0303. Sincerely, Bill (GM)

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PD
Portland
6 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 5

This was my serving time at The Beach Cafe. The guest time I was there the food was disappointing.The juevos rancheros tasted like black beans (straight out of the can) on a plain, crunchy tortilla with tomato sauce poured over the top. We decided to give it another try on Mother's Day. Since they had a limited holiday menu (only three items to choose from) I subbed the food would cine quickly. It took a really long time to get our food, and my Crab Benedict was barely warm.

Beach Cafe
Responded on May 16, 2019

Thanks for the feedback and please accept our sincerest apologies for the experience you had on what was a very important holiday for many of us. We take a lot of pride in creating memorable experiences for our guests and it's obvious we failed with you on this visit. I would like to connect with you by phone and attempt to earn your business back as it is very important to us. I can be reached at 425-889-0303. Sincerely, Bill (GM)

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LB
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 5

We go there a lot. Service was extremely slow but in their defense it was Mother’s Day so busier than usual but may have wanted to prepare for that. My daughters eggs Benedict came out soft boiled and my sons drnxh trash was just barely warm. But overall it was an ok experience because we knew the circumstances. They did give us a $20 gift card for our next visit because it took so long to get our food so that was a nice gesture.

Beach Cafe
Responded on May 16, 2019

Thanks for the feedback Lori and apologize for the experience. We hope you will use that gift certificate and come back soon to give us another try. We strive on making every experience memorable for our guests and learned some great lessons this last weekend on how to improve our operation. We hope to see you again soon and feel free to give me a call at 425-889-0303 if you'd like to discuss further. Sincerely, Bill (GM)

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