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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 296 restaurants in Annapolis
Cuisines: Seafood
Good for: Families with children, Large groups
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Buffet, Late Night
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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
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW 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 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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18 reviews 18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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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42 reviews 42 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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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Warrenton, Virginia
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17 reviews 17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014 via mobile

We went to another restaurant, and the children were disappointed crab legs were not on the menu. The hostess directed us to Buddy's. The crab legs were perfectly cooked and delicious! The Maryland crab soup and the fried shrimp were also very good. The location is great too. While I was there, I checked out the buffet which was not... More

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Napoleon, Ohio
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

Was probably the perfect stop for my son's last dinner before his induction into the USNA. All you could eat crab legs and lobster claws...when they had them in the line. The food was good, the view was better. Fun atmosphere.

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Roanoke, Virginia
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

There were 5 of us for lunch 2 were having steamed crabs and the others the buffet. Waitress was nice and the service was good but the pricing of the steamed crabs was confusing: small, medium, large, xtra large all different prices but nothing under $40 and then there was a $40 all you can eat so we chose that... More

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Savannah, Georgia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

The food was good, service was good, price was good but.....The ladies room was terrible, not clean, slippery and tacky. Men's room not much better. There 6/22/14; hope this gets the desired attention.

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Richmond, Virginia
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43 reviews 43 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

I grew up in Maryland and lived there for 25 years, so I know good Maryland seafood. When I come back to visit and want to get a seafood fix, it's nice to find one of those places that never disappoints. This is not one of those places, and we spent about $75 on top of it. I started with... More

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