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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: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night

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  • 13
    Excellent
  • 23
    Very good
  • 27
    Average
  • 25
    Poor
  • 31
    Terrible
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
A little bit of a letdown but good enough.

I went here with my daughter and grandson for an early dinner. As it's not in season yet it wasn't at all crowded. The hostess and our server were very nice. I ordered 2 appetizers. Corn nuggets and hush puppies. The hush puppies were average at best. A little dry and not a lot of flavor... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed April 20, 2015
Bigfoot424
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Manassas, Va.
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Chloride, Arizona
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92 reviews 92 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

The place was ran by a staff of kids. It's a bar with a limited menu. My advice is to get a beer and a sandwich at a gas station instead. The food was totally devoid of flavor. Fish sandwich on a dry, undersized bun for the price. The fish was a long strip of dry fish that I had... More 

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Hampstead, North Carolina
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17 reviews 17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

The food was very good and you can't beat the views. If your looking for a high class restaurant, this is not for you. If your looking for good food, attentive waitress, and a relaxing setting on the beach... this is it. Our waitress, Dominique, was very friendly and highly attentive to our requests. We will be back again.

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Hampstead, North Carolina
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5 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

The deck was nice, but our fries came to us cold. They were out of slaw, which was a third of 3 at our tables meal, and were not offered any replacement, still charged full price for less food. Waitress did not ask women about refills just the guys another beer. Not going back, and we all live here. Was... More 

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Sneads Ferry, North Carolina
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30 reviews 30 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

If you want to come right off the beach for a fresh flounder basket and a beer, this is your place!! Good food for the price but who cares it is ON the beach. Watch the surfers will you have a drink on the deck.

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Manassas, Va.
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222 reviews 222 reviews
160 restaurant reviews
79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

I went here with my daughter and grandson for an early dinner. As it's not in season yet it wasn't at all crowded. The hostess and our server were very nice. I ordered 2 appetizers. Corn nuggets and hush puppies. The hush puppies were average at best. A little dry and not a lot of flavor. The corn nuggets were... More 

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Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

Dirty, unfriendly and just gross. I was not impressed with the fact that we sat their for several minutes before deciding to walk out and try something different. Several light bulbs were burned out, not one person acknowledged us although there was someone sweeping the floor around us and it just didn't feel right. I've been once before and did... More 

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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

The wait staff is great. The food was very tasty and average priced for seafood. I love being able to eat on the deck and still see the ocean.

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Fort Worth, Texas
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

Right on the sand. I recommend you eat outside. The fish tacos were wonderful with a beer. But watch people on the beach, priceless!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

I've been in the kitchen it is extremely clean , the manager is servsafe certified . The kitchen has well maintained equipment and meets the standards required by the health department . A great place to eat! I've seen much lower health grades in numerous establishments. Buddy's has a A health grade.

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

I love this restaurant. The location is FANTASTIC, right on the ocean and next to the pier, there's lots to look at while you dine. They have a great selection of seafood and they're fries are great! It has the feel of a seafood shack with a bar, that's basically what it is. Every time I go in there the... 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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?