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100 Main Street, Annapolis, MD 21401
410-626-1100
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11:30 am - 9:30 pm
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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
Dining options: Breakfast, Brunch, Dinner, Lunch, Buffet, Late Night, Reservations

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    Very good
  • 76
    Average
  • 45
    Poor
  • 29
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Be patient and plan well - we found Buddy's to be a positive experience

This was a busy place on July 3rd but we planned accordingly and got on the list at 4:00 and waited at the bar for 20 - 25 minutes. Our server was very accommodating and checked on us frequently. We had crab legs and crab and enjoyed taking our time shelling them and snacking on the food bar. We... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 4, 2015
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  • Large groups
  • Families with children
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Fairhope, Alabama, United States
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13 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015 NEW

I made two mistakes - going to a buffet and not checking out the restrooms PRIOR to being seated. The food was awful! They do not replace the food often so what you find is overcooked remains. Even when they replaced the shrimp, it was disgusting. If the restrooms are disgusting, then so is the kitchen - beware!

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Hilton Head, South Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015 NEW via mobile

They over price their crabs, their version of a colossal is nothing more than a jumbo. When you buy a dozen jumbos you'll quickly find that you have the next 2 lower sizes and the crabs are light ( not much meat). Not the place to go for good Maryland crabs! Overall the appetizers and salads are average. The wait... More 

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

We grew up in Maryland but moved to North Carolina. We travelled up from North Carolina to visit Annapolis and went to this restaurant for lunch. We were seeking a good crab cake. The crab cake sandwich was phenomenal and so was the coleslaw. My son ordered the Seafood pizza and he loved it. My husband ordered the Cream of... More 

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Tucson
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

This was a busy place on July 3rd but we planned accordingly and got on the list at 4:00 and waited at the bar for 20 - 25 minutes. Our server was very accommodating and checked on us frequently. We had crab legs and crab and enjoyed taking our time shelling them and snacking on the food bar. We found... More 

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New York City, New York
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

I brought my family along with my in laws from France to try this restaurant. The food wasn't fresh and the staff behind the buffet counter use the same gloves for preparing food and for handling non-food items such as the tables, and one even used their cellphone with it. The male waiter who served us wasn't nice and we... More 

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Chicago, Illinois, United States
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28 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

Ordered half a dozen crabs served with corn. Crabs seasoned with old bay. Great crabs and always fun spending some time cracking them open. Also ordered a portion of hush puppies. Great freshly made with onions in the batter. My wife ordered the crab cake sandwich. Great crab to filler ratio and tasted fresh.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW via mobile

More than 40 minutes since salad came. I am typing this as I sit and still wait for my dinner. The servers are overwhelmed with too many tables. There are three to four people in uniform standing around the hostess/greeting stand. Drinks took at least 15 minutes. By the way, still waiting on dinner. The only reason I gave two... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

My boyfriend and I spent so much money during our weekend in Annapolis. We wanted something that wouldn't cost as much so we stopped at Buddys and boy was the food good! The burger and fries was perfect. We had great service and a Jeremiah Weed tea drink lol sounds funny (thats why we picked it) it was great!

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Honolulu
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

Shared a Gumbo and salad just to see what the place looked like inside since friends had ate their the night before. Surprised to see this was a very large restaurant in quant Annapolis. Whole steamed crabs was the specialty. Just watched the couple in next table devour platters of crab. They had an interesting buffet, but it looked like... More 

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Charlottesville, VA
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21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

*sigh* where do I begin? Do I mention the crowded conditions first? The noise? The fact that once you climb the steep steps to the 2nd floor the floor is not one level and so you have to be very careful when carrying your food plate back to your table as you try to slip past other patrons going the... More 

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Additional Information about Buddy's Crabs and Ribs

Address: 100 Main Street, Annapolis, MD 21401
Phone Number: 410-626-1100
Location: United States  >  Maryland (MD)  >  Annapolis
Open Hours:
Sunday 8:30 am - 9:00 pm
Monday 11:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Tuesday 11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Wednesday 11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Thursday 11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Friday 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Cuisine: Seafood, Barbecue

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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, Barbecue

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Large groups, Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
8:30 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?