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Buddy's Italian Restaurant

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

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  • 29
    Excellent
  • 23
    Very good
  • 10
    Average
  • 12
    Poor
  • 16
    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
don't skip the salad

Buddy's is known for pizza, sandwiches, and salad. The famous Buddy's salad is basically iceberg lettuce with a couple slices of extra thin pepperoni, salami, and mozzarella. It is mixed up with a heavy garlic dressing. The dressing is outstanding and once you start eating it you can't stop... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 1, 2015
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Idaho
Top Contributor
73 reviews 73 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

I use to love Buddy's food! The sausage sandwiches and huge, garlicky salads were the very best! I ordered the same thing last week and it was awful and so sad!! The place use to be clean and fun to go to but no longer! The service is bad and the place itself is filthy!!!!!!!!!!!! The lady that use to... More 

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boise
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80 reviews 80 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

Buddy's is known for pizza, sandwiches, and salad. The famous Buddy's salad is basically iceberg lettuce with a couple slices of extra thin pepperoni, salami, and mozzarella. It is mixed up with a heavy garlic dressing. The dressing is outstanding and once you start eating it you can't stop. I had a half salad ($4.15) and cup of 3 meat... More 

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Pocatello, Idaho
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

Buddy's is a long time Pocatello staple. Their sauce is unique and the atmosphere can be fun. If you are an extreme garlic fan you will love the salad dressing. My kids do love the ziti and my husband the meatballs. It's all great until you get the bill.

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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

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

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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76 reviews 76 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

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
9 reviews 9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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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 have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?