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Buddy's Crabs and Ribs

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100 Main Street, Annapolis, MD 21401
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8:30 am - 9:00 pm
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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
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Buffet, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
Copious Amounts of Food for Brunch

If you're a big eater, this is a great value for all you can eat brunch. Good salad bar, hot food bar, made to order omelet station, lots of dessert choices. Nice location and views from the tables near windows. Not a foodie site, but solid good eats.

3 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Maria O
Chevy Chase, Maryland
via mobile
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were hungry after meetings so we grabbed the buffet here. It was around 9 dollar and we could try different kinds of soup. Given this price, the quality of the buffet food was so so. But then I ordered local oysters and they were just amazingly fresh! My friends ordered crab cakes and soup and they just love it!... More 

Thank Irene F
Chevy Chase, Maryland
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37 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If you're a big eater, this is a great value for all you can eat brunch. Good salad bar, hot food bar, made to order omelet station, lots of dessert choices. Nice location and views from the tables near windows. Not a foodie site, but solid good eats.

Thank Maria O
Singapore, Singapore
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69 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had dinner hoping that buffet is available on Sunday evenings.It was only available for brunch.Good they have good ala carte menu. The seafood gumbo and and soft shell crab sandwich is perfect for a windy cold night in Annapolis. Service is fast and good.

Thank Victorious_Vi
Sykesville, Maryland
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33 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2015

Took a group of teen age girl here for dinner. The girls decided they would get some crabs, I recommended against this as they would have been flown in and on a Monday some would be bad for sure. Buddy's did not disappoint, after carefully questioning of the waiter about the condition of the crabs he assured us the would... More 

2 Thank Viking50bysea
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2015 via mobile

While the buffet selection was massive, we didn't think it was maintained very well. The desserts were a big disappointment. Pies were put out for diners to dish out themselves and it was just a mess. I recommend plating the slices of pie, cheesecake, and cake. It would be cleaner, easier for diners, and a nicer presentation.

1 Thank wahootoyou
Blowing Rock, North Carolina
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2015

We had great service (thanks, Justin) and excellent crab. Our waiter gave exceptional service adding to the positive experience.

1 Thank cindy9200
Monterey, California
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98 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2015 via mobile

I had the lunch buffet which included soup, salad, and pasta. The salad was unimpressive. It was just mixed greens, tomatoes, cheese and dressing. There were also prepared salads (potato salad, egg salad, etc). There were six soups. I had Maryland crab which was good. The pasta was fine.

Thank melissa o
Bethesda, Maryland
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386 reviews
223 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2015

They have a great location in the heart of downtown Annapolis, on Main St. near the docks. Fresh steamed crabs are the stars, stick to them.

Thank laser20814
Upper Marlboro, Maryland
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2015

My friend and I came to this place for brunch. You have to walk up a good amount of steps to be seated. If you bring someone with knee or leg problems, or in a wheelchair, then you might as well make a u turn because there's no elevator. The food was......ok. The food wasn't hot unless you were having... More 

Thank misskrt1
Rochester Hills, Michigan
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35 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2015 via mobile

Cream of crab soup and crab cakes were good, buffet was ok. Many items to pick from in large buffet line, but many cold and chewy. Atmosphere and service were friendly. Given all the delicious options in historic Annapolis, we thought it was good, but wished we'd searched a little longer before eating here.

Thank Nancy B

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 100 Main Street, Annapolis, MD 21401
  • Location: United States  >  Maryland (MD)  >  Annapolis
  • Phone Number: 410-626-1100

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Seafood, American, Barbecue

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Large groups, Families with children
Open Hours
8:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 pm - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?