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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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  • 12
    Excellent
  • 22
    Very good
  • 27
    Average
  • 25
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  • 29
    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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Manassas, Va.
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221 reviews 221 reviews
158 restaurant reviews
79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 NEW

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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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 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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5 restaurant reviews
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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
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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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Jacksonville, North Carolina, United States
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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
31 helpful votes 31 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
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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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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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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?