Beach Cafe

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$30 and under
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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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3.9
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4.3
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78% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Seattle
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food3service4ambience5

For many years I've hosted guests for Special Events at the Beach Cafe. Even though some changes seems worth mentioning, I will continue patronizing the Beach Cafe. Parking is great, location, view and privacy are all +s. The menu is dramatically simplified, making it a "decision" to stay. We asked for special consideration to the way eggs would be cooked and it was not honored. I'm guessing changes are in progress and I'm hoping the Beach Cafe continues to be the quality we've always enjoyed.

OT
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food3service3ambience2

Unnerving that this restaurant had an “okay” rating when we arrived.

MH
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall3food2service4ambience4

Beautiful views and service was good. Food was just ok. Nothing spectacular.

RC
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

A bit pricey for 5 breakfasts but the food was excellent and the staff was attentive and polite, very easy and pleasant to deal with

NB
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Not through Open Table. The restaurant couldn't find our reservation. I had asked for an upper table and we were put at a boring lower table. I had marked that this was for a birthday (5 of us) and we had to asked for someone to help us with a birthday celebration. Kind of frustrating since we went through open table.

LC
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Food was tasty, a bit greasy and took awhile to get. Service was slow and our table was basically in a walkway, so a bit awkward seating. Plus is the view was terrific!

OT
Seattle
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2019
Overall4food3service3ambience3

I was not sure where was the parking. We appreciate if we can find easily.

OT
Seattle
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and great food.

OT
Cincinnati
2 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

We ordered Fish and chips and Mahi Taco. Enjoyed both. We switched to sweet potato fries that were crunchy but not overly so. The cole slaw was ok and the tarter sauce was a little watery but passable. Tacos were fresh and moist. Mahi mahi was rightly grilled. Table was available upon arrival because we booked. Service took a while but the server was friendly and helpful.

S
Seattle
5 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great as always

M
Seattle
81 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

The Beach Cafe is always dependable--it's a Carillon Point gem!

OT
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great outing and all enjoyed meal & beautiful setting.

JG
Seattle
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

They were very helpful with ordering for our grandchildren, who are picky eaters.
They even offered a cookie for them after dinner!

AE
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall4food5service2ambience5

The service (unusually) was mixed. The server forgot the order and came back 15 mins later to ask for it again. And then she still forgot to bring the coffee which we had to ask for 15 more mins later. And then slapped the check on the table 10 mins after the food came to the table. This is not my normal experience here by any means.

OT
Seattle
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2019
Overall3food2service2ambience3

Asian salad was okay at best. Chicken was tough and salad and dressing were flavorless.

Other than stopping in as the meal arrived the server never returned to check in.

KL
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

I stumbled upon this place and was so pleasantly surprised. The view was absolutely wonderful. I went when the temperatures didn't allow for us to eat outside, but I can imagine that would be amazing! Parking was easy also as there is public lot nearby. The restaurant also validates so you don't have to pay for parking. I'd definitely go back to this place.

JH
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a great experience. I would definitely recommend it to everyone.

C
Seattle
8 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Nice location and view of the lake. Server was friendly and helpful. The menu is limited, but the sandwich and fries were quite good, despite 2 hairs in the fries.

RS
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience3

We've been to Beach Café several times and have had great experiences in the past. Unfortunately, this time wasn't as good. We had a reservation for 3pm on Sunday to celebrate my father's birthday (7 people). Nowhere in the reservation process did Beach Café indicate that they have a limited menu from 3pm to 4pm on the weekends, but when we arrived that is what we were given. We asked if we could have the real dinner menu and were told no. There were about 6 items on the 3pm to 4pm menu - burgers, fries, fish & chips, etc. If we had wanted pub food, we would have gone to a pub. We went to Beach Café to enjoy good seafood and a nice view. Even though the restaurant was practically empty, they seated us at a table in the back with very little view. Our server was nice and very attentive (she didn't have anyone else to serve), but overall we were very disappointed in the experience.

GC
Seattle
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were able to talk as if we were the only customers in the restaurant. The food was delicious!!

n
Seattle
22 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience5

Mediocre food at reasonable prices, but good service. Great location and excellent view.

B
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Yes I would recommend the beech cafe as the food and service are both great

JH
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Food prices are 2x their value. Hostess tries to give people tables when there are booths available. View not that good. Would not recommend.

RL
Seattle
5 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service, food delivered quickly. Nice view of Lake Washington.

D
Seattle
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2019
Overall3food2service2ambience4

Recommend because of beautiful space and the view! The downfall was the service. Even though we had a reservation, others that just walked in were seated before we were. We ordered clam chowder which wasn't brought out until after the main course was served. We had to ask for it. Water refills were never offered, nor was the desert menu. That being said, we will most likely dine here again because of the location.

TK
Seattle
10 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall3food4service1ambience4

Surcharges should be included in pricing on the menu, instead of trying to guilt the customer into thinking they need to support managements forced compliance with minimum wage laws. Service was incredibly slow, with extensive waiting after being seated to take order, and to have table cleared after completing meal and receive the desert menu.

BJ
Seattle
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Enjoyed a great dinner with friends out on the patio. Our server Adam was attentive and gracious without being intrusive in any way. Food was delicious, we just love coming to the Beach Cafe.

PS
Los Angeles
452 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2019
Overall5food5service2ambience4

The seafood Mac-n-Cheese is amazing.... Very slow service though.

SD
Seattle
8 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience4

yes...but...our order was 30 minutes in the making and was incorrect upon arriving at the table...when queried, our waitress said, 'i must have spaced out'

K
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2019
Overall3food3service1ambience3

The waitress we had completely forgot about our table of 6 people. Our food was cold when it came out and we ended up waiting 40 minutes for our food to arrive. We had to ask three different people for our bill because the waitress never came back to check in, etc. There was an automatic tip (a really high % at that) added to our bill so I am under the assumption that this is why we had poor service; because the waitress knew that she was going to receive her tip no matter what.

Y
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Overall a good experience. Food was great! The restaurant is a bit outdated. The table we sat on was kinda sticky. I didn't like seeing some of the waitresses wearing shorts but it could be just me :)

r
Seattle
9 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience4

We didn’t expect it to be a brunch menu till 3pm!! What a limited menu for a sat 2pm time. Anyway had to make do with fish and chips and some tacos- nothing that special . We were hoping for a larger selection as in their website I didn’t see the timings for lunch as post 3pm.

F
Philadelphia
28 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2019
Overall3food2service2ambience3

Great location and deck overlooking Lake Washington. Food was mediocre at best.

OT
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Experience ok, but limited menu.

DE
Sacramento
3 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Seated promptly, great service and food. Wonderful view of the water front. A little noisy, but overall an exceptional experience.

OT
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall2food1service1ambience4

This was for brunch. Everyone’s (4 guests) meal arrived cold. One person returned hers to be warmed. It came back warm but with a hair in it. One other persons meal had a bristle from a brush in it. The waitress was quite passive and absent. I’ve eaten hear many times before but not sure I’ll be back.

TU
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall3food2service3ambience4

Great value. Mediocre food. Chowder has too many potatoes. Crab cakes have too little crab.

Z
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We had Chapter’s, Caesar salad and salmon for main dishes. All were delicious. They don’t seem to have great deserts. Nice view of the lake at sunset and excellent service. The restaurant is big but still felt intimate to us.

LM
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perhaps the best King Salmon preparation I've experienced in my 80 years. Compliments to the chef.

PF
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience4

We went for lunch. Location is very good. Food is okay, not very special for the price point. What I found especially irritating is in addition to the required 20% tip which was okay based on our party size, but the ADDITIONAL service charge that was significant (about another 10%). Was not informed about this prior and thought it was excessive. Staff was mediocre at best. They are banking on the location on the water which of course is nice.