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

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  • 12
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  • 13
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  • 17
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Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
Iconic Pocatello purveyor of Garlic.

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 31, 2015
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Saint Louis Park, Minnesota
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Saint Louis Park, Minnesota
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12 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

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 NEW

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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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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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