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Buddy's Crabs and Ribs

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100 Main Street, Annapolis, MD 21401
410-626-1100
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11:30 am - 11:00 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, Reservations

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Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Good Choice

Other reviewers are correct, this is a very touristy spot. But, also very conveniently located to everything, so its no wonder that it attracts almost everyone. I have to say that the meal I had at Buddy's was as good as any meal I had during my stay in Annapolis. The seafood was fresh, I had a... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 30, 2015
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New Jersey
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  • Large groups
  • Families with children
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

Other reviewers are correct, this is a very touristy spot. But, also very conveniently located to everything, so its no wonder that it attracts almost everyone. I have to say that the meal I had at Buddy's was as good as any meal I had during my stay in Annapolis. The seafood was fresh, I had a soft shell crab... More 

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Annapolis, Maryland
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

This is an okay choice if you have young kids as it is one of the only downtown restaurants that is not geared toward the bar crowd. Try to sit by the windows for a wonderful view! Most likely, the crabs served will not be local and you will pay dearly for them. Locals never ever go to Buddy's. Ever.

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Annapolis, Maryland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

So maybe shame on us for picking such a touristy spot to have lunch on a Saturday in the middle of summer! But sometimes this type of place ends up being real gem - just not this time!! First, we didn't try the crabs and maybe we should have...but the lunch buffet looked like a step above a school cafeteria... More 

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Tucson, Arizona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

This a fun place for friends...not a ideal date location. That being said, the crab cream soup is incredible! The staff were great and even taught us desert dwellers how to best disassemble crab.

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Maryland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

Visited here last night after enjoying a day on the water. Though it had come recommended, we were not as impressed. The food was okay, but we felt that the service was very slow. When we asked the status of our food, the woman rattled off something that none of us could understand. When we asked for a time for... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

I went here for a friends birthday on a Saturday afternoon. There was absolutely no wait which was good. As I waited for my friends I saw many people heading to the host, I immediately thought by the time my complete party arrived there would be a wait...nope still no wait. A few folks decided to select the buffet option... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

My friend wanted to show me the best of Annapolis, but sadly the midday heat scrabbled our brains and the tacky exterior of Buddy's drew us in. The staff were cold, as was the buffet food, and the excitement at all-you-can-eat for $13.95 was quickly eroded by the realisation that you couldn't eat half of the food. We made an... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

Went there this weekend for Sunday brunch. On what it is, I would say it is 5/5. A low cost buffet. They have made to order omelets, eggs benedict, salad bar and some carved meats and dessert for 15 bucks. I don't think you can expect more. Definitely nothing original, but so many options are crowded and impossible to get... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

Came on a Saturday afternoon. It was busy, but we didn't have to wait for a table. We got the seafood buffet with all you can eat steamed crabs, which was the same price as just getting the crabs, lol. Had it not been the same price, I definitely would've skipped the buffet, there was certainly nothing to write home... More 

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annapolis
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

Too bad the primo of prime spots in Annapolis is taken up with the worst of the worst! That said, tourists flock to it because of the location, and, without having a sophisticated palate for crabs, they think it represents the best of Maryland...The place could not be tackier: it's like a boardwalk invite, neon signs, terrible accoustics, rude inexperienced... 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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