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Buddy's Italian Restaurant

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626 E Lewis St, Pocatello, ID 83201-5863
208-233-1172
Today
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm

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Visitor rating
  • 27
    Excellent
  • 20
    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
Most recent review
After all these years

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 14, 2015
mike22207
via mobile
Good for:
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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83 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 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
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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
Senior Reviewer
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
12 helpful votes 12 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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Heber City, Utah
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18 reviews 18 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

A colleague suggested this place for a small group of us and I was not disappointed. Outstanding lunch menu - awesome salad (I had 1/2 and it was plenty). But don't expect anything fancy. A medium dinner plate filled with lettuce (covered in Buddy's dressing) with cheese and plenty of garlic!! 1/2 sausage sub dipped in their primo homemade marinara... More 

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Pocatello, ID
Top Contributor
89 reviews 89 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
94 helpful votes 94 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 via mobile

Always busy, always good food. Their (Buddy's salad) house specialty salad will not disappoint! Wilted lettuce dressed in a heavy garlic and cheese dressing will have you reaching for your breath mints the rest of the day. Pasta is hand made, pizzas have a great crust texture and flavor as well as great toppings, and their sandwiches are very good!... More 

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13 reviews 13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

Every bite is full of flavor. Starting with their salad, I always ask for them to get the wet salad at the bottom of the bowl because it has been totally saturated with their amazing salad dressing. Next I order the sausage sandwich with everything well done (love the sausage crispier), and order a side of marinara sauce to drip... More 

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Pocatello, Idaho
Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

We love to go to Buddy's for Pizza and Buddy's salads. Be sure to try the Sausage, Pepperoni & Mushroom 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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?