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All 44 Surf City Restaurants

Buddy's Crab House and Oyster Bar

101 Roland Ave, Surf City, Topsail Island, NC
910-328-1515
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Ranked #39 of 44 Restaurants in Surf City
Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Cuisines: Seafood
Dining options: Late Night
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Dining options: Late Night
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English first
Commerce Township, Michigan
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105 reviews 105 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 NEW

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
5 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

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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23 reviews 23 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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21 reviews 21 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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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36 reviews 36 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 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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28 reviews 28 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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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North Carolina
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16 reviews 16 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

Our family went as a large group so I would have expected it to be a little slower. However it was insane slow, it even says on the menu if you are in a hurry come back when you are on beach time, REALLY! The food was way over priced for what you got. The fries were good so that's... More

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Charlotte
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45 reviews 45 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

Like a lot of places in Surf City, this place was kinda worn out. It's one of the few eateries where you can actually sit with a view of the water. The service good and the beer was cold ... the menu on the other hand was sorely lacking and overpriced for what you get. Paid $20 for their soft... More

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16 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

The server was respectful and great but her kitchen was poor. Crab dip had burnt bread and the entree took over 20+minutes. Not going back!

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8 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

My boyfriend and I came here early on in the summer because we noticed Buddy's was right on the beach. We sat outside on the porch with the ocean. Our waiter was phenomenal. He was very personable and attentive. However, we did notice that we were easily accommodated because we were only a party of two. I think bigger families... More

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