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Buddy's Crabs and Ribs

100 Main Street, Annapolis, MD 21401
410-626-1100
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Ranked #147 of 298 restaurants in Annapolis
Hours:
Sun 8:30 am - 9:00 pm
Mon 11:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Tue - Thu 11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Fri 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Cuisines: Seafood
Good for: Families with children, Large groups
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Buffet, Late Night
Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Large groups
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Buffet, Late Night
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English first
Levittown, Pennsylvania, United States
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014 via mobile

Buddy's is a down home restaurant with a bar type atmosphere when things get really cranked up. We have gone here many times when we visit Annapolis by boat for one reason their "crab cakes" which are delicious! I love crab cakes so I taste them wherever we travel and they are in season. We had a lovely seat on... More

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Boston
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83 reviews 83 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

Buddy's is kind of a hidden gem. It's hard to tell that it's a large restaurant because it's on the second floor of a building in downtown Annapolis. I think the only reason we got in last minute during a very busy weekend was that people are not aware of it...now they can be. The crab cakes were delicious and... More

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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

Went to Buddy's based on a recommendation from a store downtown. The downstairs entrance advertised buddy loves kids but the upstairs has beer signs everywhere. The decor was confusing and didn't makes sense to me. Service was sub par, the waiter was attentive and friendly but used curse words on two occasions while speaking to us. The side I ordered... More

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Top Contributor
88 reviews 88 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

My husband and I met another couple here. I have heard this restaurant recommended in person before by another Annapolis employee. I heard it ha a great view. I called to make a reservation an the hostess said they don't take reservations for parties under ten people and that we would be fine. On a Friday night I was a... More

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Cary, North Carolina
Senior Contributor
34 reviews 34 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

The service was pretty slow and not exactly top notch at this restaurant even though only about one third to half of the tables were occupied with diners. Some of us had the crab cakes and some had the ribs. The ribs were outstanding. The crab cakes were pretty good, lots of crab in them, but not really flavorful. The... More

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Annapolis, Maryland
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 via mobile

Ate here and ate at the buffet. Two friends also ate from the buffet as well and we all had bad reactions to the food. When brought to the attention of the manager, he denied that the food could make us sick and said that tuna often makes people sick. I am an avid seafood consumer and have never had... More

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Chicago, Illinois
2 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

My colleagues and I sat at the table for 10 minutes and still no one came to wait on us. I finally went to the hostess and about 3 minutes later a waitress shows up explaining she had no idea people had been seated in her area. It was not crowded that day so her reason was unacceptable. Furthermore, several... More

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Annapolis, Maryland
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

My husband and I went to Buddys with another couple for the all you can eat crabs. 80% of the crabs were mushy and disgusting. I had no problem with the smallish size, however the texture of the crabs was just awful. And for $40 it was quite pricey. The hush puppies were delicious, but not worth the price of... More

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Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
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17 reviews 17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

I was really excited to try out this place. I typicaly would never pay 30 dollars for a sea food buffet but I was under the impression it was the best. I was wrong. The food was mediocre. I have had better pull n eat shrimp at a 6.00 chinese buffett. The cake was stale, plates were dirty and floor... More

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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45 reviews 45 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

We live in DC and go up to Annapolis quite a bit and usually eat at Buddy's. It's really hit or miss when you eat here. First, the crabs are good, almost always good to excellent. It's everything else about the place. Because the food is so good, it's usually always crowded, unless you go on a Tuesday at 3:00pm... More

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