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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 - 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: Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Buffet, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 43
    Excellent
  • 89
    Very good
  • 73
    Average
  • 43
    Poor
  • 24
    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
Buddy's Top

Great buffet, good selections and very friendly staff. Great window views as well.

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 14, 2012
Clinton W
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Annapolis, Maryland
Good for:
  • Large groups
  • Families with children
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Annapolis, Maryland
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21 reviews 21 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2012

Great buffet, good selections and very friendly staff. Great window views as well.

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Newark, DE
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34 reviews 34 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2012

Was worried about eating here but wanted some crabs on main st. Me and my wife got the buffet ($23 each). Food was good not the best but for buffet standards was good. Kids under $10 eat free and free garage parking. My son loved sitting at the big second floor window looking down on main st.

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Annapolis, Maryland
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14 reviews 14 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2012

If you order crabs or their crabcase special they are excellent. Other food is gerally overpriced and average.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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153 reviews 153 reviews
111 restaurant reviews
86 helpful votes 86 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2012

This is a big place, and the prices are reasonable, but everything tastes a little stale, perhaps just bad. On the other hand, where else can you get unlimited crab for about $12. you get what you pay for, and as much as I like to save a few dollars, this just isn't worth it.

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Bowie, Maryland
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26 reviews 26 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2012

Good - not great - but good! Great family activities liked Bruch with the Easter Bunny and Santa.

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Cleveland, Ohio
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2012

Service was great, the food was ok. I would not go back. To many other restaurants in Annapolis not to have a great experience.

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Edgewater, Maryland
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32 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2012

Buddy's is okay. I would think it's a tourist spot, but being a local, there are lots of better places for crabs. The buffet was not to my liking at all. It's in a TERRIFIC location and I guess you could get worse. Just not my cup of tea.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2012

Awesome seafood. Stuffed ourselves with crab platter and loved it!! Lots of TVs so watched NFL playoffs same time!

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Bowie, Maryland
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2011

It is a Shoney's with seafood. The food isn't very fresh or interesting, but at least there's a lot of it.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2011

Main Street in Annapolis is always busy and full of traffic...people on foot and cars in the street. Buddys' Crabs and Ribs is located right in the heart of this hubbub. It's upstairs, so be ready for a short walk up and then a striking view of the quaint Annapolis waterfront from the wrap-around windows. The menu has lots of... More 

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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

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?