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

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  • 30
    Excellent
  • 24
    Very good
  • 11
    Average
  • 13
    Poor
  • 17
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
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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... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed July 1, 2015
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California/Idaho
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California/Idaho
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20 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

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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6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

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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25 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
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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14 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
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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Pocatello, Idaho
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4 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

Terrible pizza. Ordered a veggie pizza for take out. Couldn't even get the pizza out of the box, the crust was so soggy. Called Buddys and was told that the veggies made the pizza crust soggy. We order veggie pizza from other places all the time and don't have soggy crusts. Buddys offered to remake it, saying they would sauté... More 

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Idaho
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 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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94 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 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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Additional Information about Buddy's Italian Restaurant

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

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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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