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Buddy's Crab House and Oyster Bar

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101 Roland Ave, Surf City, Topsail Island, NC
910-328-1515
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11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Late Night

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  • 11
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  • 20
    Very good
  • 25
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  • 29
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Rating summary
  • Food
    2.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Buddy's

Small menu of fried food. Good house wine. Honestly come here for the friendly service and oceanfront view. Rooftop has an amazing view!

3 of 5 starsReviewed October 18, 2014
Stauffenecker
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Jacksonville, North Carolina, United States
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  • Late Night
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Jacksonville, North Carolina, United States
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

Small menu of fried food. Good house wine. Honestly come here for the friendly service and oceanfront view. Rooftop has an amazing view!

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Greensboro, NC
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28 reviews 28 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

Buddy's is a great VERY casual bar to have a cold beer and look out over the ocean and Surf City Pier. I've been there numerous times over the years and as long as you stick with basic burgers and cold beer it's a neat place to hang out. Even though there are a couple of other restaurants on the... More 

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Pelham, North Carolina
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

We ate at this restaurant 2 days in a row. The shrimp was perfectly battered and fried. Then the atmosphere of being able to sit out on patio and look at the beach was great!

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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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80 reviews 80 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

Went with some work associates while visiting the area - would have been fine for a beer and to take in the view but - we had 4 meals. The fried fish sandwich, fish platter and hushpuppy's were all burnt and looked like they were cooked in oil that was way too hot and extremely old. The steamed shrimp was... More 

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Commerce Township, Michigan
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139 reviews 139 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

Had a burger on my mind when I walked through the door. Had one and it was great. All the folks in our group enjoyed the food. Service was very good. Our server went above and beyond in splitting our bill even though there were 8 of us and we sat at two different tables. The house rule is no... More 

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Cranberry Townsihp, Verango County, Pennsylvania, United States
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5 reviews 5 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014 via mobile

This place is right in the beach and have a nice view and atmosphere. Everytime the family comes to the beach we usually come to buddy's for a beer and the view. The food is not really that good. Usually dry and nothing really seems fresh. Prices should definitely be lowered to match the quality. . Good place to go... More 

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Wilmington, North Carolina
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27 reviews 27 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

The only positive thing I have to say is that the view was amazing. The have a small roof top area overlooking the ocean. The service was awful. Every single one of the customers around us had a cigarette in their hand while eating.

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Trumansburg, New York, United States
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25 reviews 25 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

Wish there was more food on the menu that's not fried but overall the food is awesome. Got 8 of us right in and on the outside deck overlooking the ocean. It was a great experience, can't wait to go there next year when we are back at Topsail :)

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Fuquay-Varina, North Carolina
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45 reviews 45 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

Outdoor dining a plus looking at the ocean. Service an8 on 1-10 scale. Casual lunch and tasty. Bar also indoor/outdoor.oLots of fried food. Recommend peel and eat shrimp or flounder sandwich. Oyster sandwich good too. Will go back for food maybe but location.

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Greensboro, North Carolina
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47 reviews 47 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

The view could not be better - you can see the pier, the sand, the surfers, the beach walkers, the sea birds, everything! We sat on the lower deck so were not in the direct sun - two of us had the soft shell crab sandwiches (the crabs were crispy and perfectly fried), the others had mahi sandwiches (one fried,... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 101 Roland Ave, Surf City, Topsail Island, NC
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Coast  >  Topsail Island  >  Surf City
  • Phone Number: 910-328-1515

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Seafood
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?