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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: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Reservations

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  • 30
    Excellent
  • 26
    Very good
  • 15
    Average
  • 13
    Poor
  • 17
    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
Buddy's breath!

We really enjoyed the Buddy's salad and pizza. Lots of garlic, but we really enjoyed it. We went with a large group and they were very accommodating.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 13, 2015
Becky P
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

We really enjoyed the Buddy's salad and pizza. Lots of garlic, but we really enjoyed it. We went with a large group and they were very accommodating.

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boise, United States
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Best part about this place is the sign. The food was over cooked the salad wasn't great and somehow I spent almost 40 dollars on dinner for myself with just one drink. Needless to say I want go back especially to an Italian place that can't cook a simple spaghetti and meatballs.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

The food was ok. I could probably make something very similar at home. If your from the east coast or visit the east coast, it's not anything like the Italian there.

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Pocatello, Idaho
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015 via mobile

We used to eat from here all the time but lately it hasn't been good. Buddy's is known for their salad and we used to love it. I don't know what has changed but it isn't very good any more. And we gave it a 2nd try but still the same result. It was also an hour before closing but... More 

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Saint Louis Park, Minnesota
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015

A common sayin around Pocatello is "I have Buddy's breathe". That is a good thing because that means you have been to Buddy's for Italian food, pizza and their classic house salad. They are kind of known for their pizza and spaghtti and meatball subs, but mostly for their salad : iceberg lettuce cut up and marinated for a bit... More 

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Montrose, Colorado
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

Staff is there but barely notice the customers. Food is ok . The Salads were supposed to be the high-light and there is so much dressing on their specialty that you literally had two cups of it in the bottom of the bowl---lettuce turned to mush. Diners that had the spaghetti said was tasty but only on par with other... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

I went in last week and had their spaghetti and salad but I must say the spaghetti sauce didn't taste the same as well as the meatballs something has changed at the restaurant, the service is typically very good but they must have hired a new chef or I was there on a very off day? I will give them... More 

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Pocatello, Idaho
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Buddy's salad is all you need! They have a full menu but don't leave without having the salad with whatever else you order. Buddy's breath is worth it!!!

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

Dinner Food: 5/10 Staff: 6/10 Atmosphere: 4/10 Location: 4/10 Recommendation: Try somewhere else first. The food was really wanting to be great but fell a little flat. It was okay. The staff was helpful but there was a staff smoking convention right outside for the most part. The atmosphere is extremely loud. Tables are very close and it doesn’t feel... More 

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Oroville, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015

Buddy's was packed when we got there but we got a table quickly. It was by door which wasn't the best but it was only table open. Our server was very good and got our drinks quickly. Dinner took about 20 minutes to be served but with the large crowd we thought that was pretty fast. Waitress checked on us... 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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?