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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 8, 2014
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Dining options: Late Night
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English first
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014 NEW 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
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014 NEW

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
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118 reviews 118 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
63 helpful votes 63 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
1 review
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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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 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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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

This place is the perfect beach bar and grill. Very friendly staff, cold drinks and some of the best chargrilled burgers around. Don't miss relaxing here over a drink or meal...come right off the beach...very casual.

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missouri
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51 reviews 51 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014

We stopped at Buddy's for lunch. We sat on the deck and enjoyed the beach view. Food was good and service was fast and friendly. Crab dip was awesome. Very enjoyable lunch.

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Alton, Illinois, United States
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27 reviews 27 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

This was my 2nd time eating at Buddy's and I've been pleased both times. The menu has changed since my last visit, but still found something to please everyone. The crab dip is fantastic! Buddy's has a great deck for watching the waves or people watching. The prices are higher than your fast food places, but this is a sit-down... More

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raleigh north carolina
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

While vacationing at surf city at a campground. We decided we would love some fried clams and hush puppies. Chose buddy's close to where our beach stuff was on beach we sat at a table overlooking the beach. We had two orders of fried clams and hush puppies. Along with margaritas Our wait or was awesome made you enjoy the... More

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Erie, Pennsylvania
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014

Don't bother going there bad overpriced food go to the hot dog stand across the street ha ha Go to Mac daddy's also on the beach a couple houses down great food with deck overlooking ocean.

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