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Buddy's Crab House and Oyster Bar

101 Roland Ave, Surf City, Topsail Island, NC
910-328-1515
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Ranked #42 of 46 restaurants in Surf City
Cuisines: Seafood
Dining options: Late Night
Most recent review
- Jul 21, 2014
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Dining options: Late Night
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English first
Punta Cana Excellence
Senior Contributor
38 reviews 38 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

Not up to par but location is nice. We were rushed and it wasn't busy.. I wish they would have turned on tv bc the World Cup was on, instead employees were all watching on a laptop. 50 cent charge for a glass of water

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Garner, North Carolina
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15 reviews 15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

This lace was recommended by a local gift shop. We wanted casual, on the beach, nice view of the ocean, reasonable priced food. It was all that. Our waitress was attentive. Beach view was great, nice breeze, fish sandwich was very good, daughter's burger was good. Price was decent. We would recommend this place for a casual bite at the... More

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Saint Thomas, Pennsylvania
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

Overpriced for such a limited menu and poor service...our waitress all but forgot about us and do I really have to pay .50 for water when I'm paying close to $75 for a meal for 4? This is a neat location for some beers, but the menu is awful for a bar/pub. Went to watch the World Cup final and... More

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Waynesboro, Virginia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014 via mobile

I've been here once before to grab a drink at the bar. The bartender was attentive and it's definitely a fun, beachy atmosphere. Their only form of cool air is the breeze off the beach so make sure you dress comfortably. Came back again to grab lunch. Disappointed that there isn't a separate lunch menu like other restaurants in the... More

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North Carolina
Top Contributor
89 reviews 89 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

Don't waste your time here. We tried eating here on a Saturday night and the place was empty. This should have told us something. The place is dirty and overpriced for the terrible food you get. GO SOMEWHERE ELSE!!!!! DON"T WASTE YOUR TIME or MONEY!!!

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014 via mobile

This used to be one of our favorite low-key dinner spots. Unfortunately, it has considerably gone down -- both in food and value. Very limited menu (all the items we used to get are no longer available). Food is extremely overpriced and tastes fair at best. Such a disappointment as we spend a lot of time on the island and... More

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Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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6 reviews 6 reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

What's with all the negative reviews? This is the BEACH!!! Indeed the food is mediocre, although I can't say the service is as well, we enjoyed our waitress who is studying oceanography at UNC-W and wants to fix the ocean....the reason we go when we go to this area is because we can sit on the porch and watch the... More

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Pawleys Island, South Carolina
Top Contributor
119 reviews 119 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

This is a Gr8 place for ocean view, breeze, people watching. It took almost an hour for a table of one to get a hamburger. The other tables around me waited FOREVER for their food too! I don't get it........it's fast food in plastic baskets. A little pricey considering the food quality & barebones decor. I was told most seafood... More

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Monroe, North Carolina
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

If you are a family of 5 or more, dont bother. They will NOT move tables together to accomodate larger family on the patio. They were pretty rude about it as they made sure we understood just as we walked in. The bar tender made sure we knew as we walked past the bar, then another server told us the... More

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Lansing, North Carolina
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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

This was once, one of our favorite places. They had good (fair priced) food and a great waterfront/beach front view. We went in last night (Thursday) and the first thing we noticed is you seat yourself. We found a spot out on the outside deck where they had a man playing the steel drums for entertainment. After being handed a... More

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