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Buddy's Crabs and Ribs

100 Main Street, Annapolis, MD 21401
410-626-1100
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Ranked #143 of 294 restaurants in Annapolis
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
Annapolis, Maryland
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014

The food was very good a specially the cream of crab soup. Our waiter tried to keep up but was having trouble, while other staff members just sat around talking

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ocean city
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39 reviews 39 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014

went to Buddy's yesterday and had the buffett.Left wishing we had gone somewhere else..The food at the buffett was average at best. The fried fish was overcooked and the baked fish was dried out. The steamed clams and mussells also left much to be desired, On the cold bar the shrimp was rubbery and the crab claws were basically mush.... More

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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25 reviews 25 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2014

This is a dynamic place that attracts Midshipmen with voracious appetites for good food. The ribs fall of the bone and the crab is delicious. The cream of crab soup is delicious.

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annapolis
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2014

I have gone to Buddy's a number of times over the last 20 years. The food has traditional been pretty good. Not excellent, but seafood options were usually fresh and good. We recently had dinner there and I could not believe how horrible the food was. The cream of crab looked good with chunks of crab meat. However, what appeared... More

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Paris, France
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14 reviews 14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2014

The food here is mediocre, the sanitation behind the scenes is apparently horrendous (speak to ex-employees they will tell you horror stories), and overall it just a giant tourist trap. Great location but they do not take care of it at all. You've been warned.

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Pennsylvania
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17 reviews 17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2014

Yes like it's implies they serve crabs and ribs at Buddy's and they are simply delicious. The crabs we were served were sweet and garlicky - traditional Maryland blue crab. The ribs were also delicious and are St. Louis style ribs (with a sweet bbq sauce glaze). Additionally they serve items more kid friendly like the ubiquitous chicken tenders. The... More

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San Diego, California
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2013

After trudging up over 25 steps (no other access) with 3 elderly lady's; one on oxygen - we passed by the buffet offering to our seats. We ordered She Crab soup and were disappointed in the thick gravy like texture. We were also disappointed / shocked with he price of steamed crabs which we declined to order. This establishment appears... More

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virginia
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21 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2013

Had a few minutes in Annapolis, was caught up with the cobblestone streets and the water scenery. Looked up seafood restaurants and GPS pulled up Buddy's on main street. I thought a quick bite to eat since the meter was running. Entered in just at 4:30pm, seafood buffet was displayed. Complete with crab legs, oysters and crawfish. Of course you... More

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Millersburg, Pennsylvania
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2013

Food/service was so-so a couple weeks ago. Thought we'd give them another chance Saturday. Not a good idea. Uncaring service, cold soup, mediocre salads/entrees. So many other exce3llent choices in town, not Buddy's. Sorry.

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7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2013

Our food was average. I think my dad, who had the seafood buffet, was happiest with his meal. We went in because a sign out front said something like "Buddy's loves kids." We thought it would be good for my nephew, who is 2. There was nothing in particular that made it any more kid-friendly than any other restaurant. But... More

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