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Buddy's Crabs and Ribs

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100 Main St, Annapolis, MD 21401-2003
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
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Sun 8:30 am - 9:00 pm
Mon 11:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Tue - Thu 11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Fri 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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St Petersburg, Fla
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103 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Been here a couple times now and always good seafood. The buffet is very good and service is top line. Being right downtown it makes for a good stop whilst wandering the waterfront . For wheelchair there is an elevator, just ask how to access

1 Thank Eugene H
Bel Air, Maryland
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Annapolis has somewhat limited (i.e., crowded) options for breakfast. Iron Rooster had an hour wait, so we walked down street to Buddy's brunch buffet and really enjoyed it. There is no way you could not find something to eat in that buffet - all the normal breakfast eats, lunch items like ribs, shrimp, mussels, seafood gumbo, etc., and a good... More 

Thank kmad5
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128 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a popular tourist destination in the heart of downtown historic Annapolis. It is very crowded and it took it three tries to get in without a horrible wait. It's on the second floor, with views to the harbor. Food and drinks are very good. Recommended for families and large groups.

Thank FunlovingJohn
Rochester, New York
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99 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If you're looking for a really good bowl of crab soup, this is your spot. The soup was thick & full of chunks of crab. Very yummy & filling for sure. The server Justin was really friendly & suggested I try a little sherry with the soup which made it even better.

Thank OP-Critic
Chesapeake, Virginia
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32 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great menu, reasonable prices, and friendly and courteous staff. Relaxing atmosphere! My wife went for the snowleg crabs and a plate of steamed oysters from the appetizer list while I selected the seafood gumbo. We thoroughly enjoyed our meal. Nice to be able to sit down and enjoy your meal without feeling you are being rushed out the door. Our... More 

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Laurel, Maryland
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182 reviews
120 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The restraint is on the second floor, but is does have some sidewalk seating. Both time I have been there I had the seafood buffet for lunch. The seafood soup is zesty and one time if found a small whole octopus in the soup. I could not bring myself to eat the little fellow. The clams in the shell were... More 

1 Thank Bruce L
Clarksville, Maryland
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18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Family meal to celebrate a birthday. Wonderful food, great view of the Annapolis City Dock. Friendly staff. Large gluten free menu for crabs, ribs, cream of crab soup and more. Will be back!

Thank Diane M
Morris County, New Jersey
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134 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We could nto decide where to eat and drove and walked the area. This was advertised where the locals go. It is good seafood. The seafood buffet is excellent and varied. It was crowed even late at night. From teh conversations folks return over and over and enjoy the food and service. Our waiter was very attentive.

Thank Sue S
Lancaster, PA
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125 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Heard about Buddy's via their billboard on Dock St. We visited for lunch and had an enjoyable meal ordered off the menu. They offer a fairly elaborate buffet but only some of the items are seafood and we were really wanting a seafood meal. We ended up with crab dip and cream of crab soup for appetizers and the tuna... More 

Thank trav717
Annapolis, Maryland
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89 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2016

Buddy's is an Annapolis institution known for crabs and plentiful buffets. In addition to all of the regular seafood choices, Buddy's has a lot of choices that will please land lovers - steaks, burger, fried chicken, etc. Most platters are served up with fries and cole slaw, salad or soup. Lots of choices for large parties and those with picky... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
American, Bar, Seafood
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Buffet
Good for
Scenic view, Families with children, Local cuisine, Large groups
Open Hours
8:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 pm - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 100 Main St, Annapolis, MD 21401-2003
  • Location: United States  >  Maryland (MD)  >  Annapolis
  • Phone Number: 410-626-1100

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