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Buddy's Italian Restaurant

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626 E Lewis St, Pocatello, ID 83201-5863
208-233-1172
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11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night

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Visitor rating
  • 29
    Excellent
  • 22
    Very good
  • 9
    Average
  • 12
    Poor
  • 15
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
Great salads

Wife and I stopped in for a late lunch. Service was good and the food was excellent. Salads were crisp and plentiful. Business was brisk even at mid afternoon and everyone was super friendly.

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 25, 2015
Ed Y
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Bloomfield
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Bloomfield
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015 NEW

Wife and I stopped in for a late lunch. Service was good and the food was excellent. Salads were crisp and plentiful. Business was brisk even at mid afternoon and everyone was super friendly.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

Buddy is the best place to eat. People that say there are bad waitress they are wrong. We had the sweetest waitress she was laughing along with us and would also coming and check up on us frequently. HANDS DOWN BEST SALAD EVER 😊😊 . I was pleased with the place . I will most defenetly going back to visit... More 

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Pocatello Idaho
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71 reviews 71 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

Fabulous salads especially if you like garlic. Their pizzas are very good and their sausage sandwiches are my favorite. It seems to be a cult favorite

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Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

Enjoyed our food. Daughter loved her Italian soda. It is a little noisy for me but I like to eat at local places and not chains like Olive Garden.

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32 reviews 32 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015 via mobile

Buddy's restaurant has been around since I was a child and has served generations of Pocatellians. No trip back to Poky to visit family is complete without one or two visits. It is the salad that made Buddy's reputation, and the full salad is a meal in itself: warning-don't order if you are averse to cheese or garlic. The Garlic... More 

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Idyllwild, California
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015 via mobile

This was my 4th time eating at Buddy's, we were disappointed with the food: fettuccine was rubbery and sauce was bland. Lettuce in the salad was wilted, not fresh. Sitting near the kitchen we got to listen to bang your head against the wall music and color full language. The price of the meal did not match the quality of... More 

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Pocatello, Idaho
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23 reviews 23 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015 via mobile

Best salad ever. cute fun and cozy place to eat food is delicious and original. nice atmosphere!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Idaho Falls, Idaho
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

I got the Italian sandwich which was delicious, the salad was huge, my wife and I enjoyed a nice lunch without breaking the bank.

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Blackfoot, Idaho
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17 reviews 17 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

I am a very hard grader of restaurants, I tell it how it is and do not sugar coat. I always list pros and cons. Pros It was not easy to find anything that this restaurant had done right. I did visit twice because I had such a bad experience the first time that I visited. I was not impressed... More 

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Pocatello, Idaho, United States
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Buddy's is one of those restaurants that out of town people have heard about and just have to visit and people returning to town for a visit always make sure it includes a meal at Buddy's Be sure to order the salad and get a dose of "Buddy's Breath". My recommendation is the Sausage sandwich with all of the trimmings... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 626 E Lewis St, Pocatello, ID 83201-5863
  • Location: United States  >  Idaho (ID)  >  Pocatello
  • Phone Number: 208-233-1172

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian, Pizza
Open Hours
Monday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm

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