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100 Main St, Annapolis, MD 21401-2003
+1 410-626-1100
11:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Closed now
All hours
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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Edison, New Jersey
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221 reviews
113 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Casual dining upstairs dining overlooking Main Street and waterfront. Limited craft beer selection. Extensive menu of sandwiches, salads, pasta, entrees, ribs. Entrees come with salad. Very fast service - didn't wait long for soup salad or entree. Good portions. Good service. Prices are a little high, but now worse than elsewhere. The Maryland crab soup delicious.

Thank P F B
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30 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My family ate here during a recent visit. Although there is a buffet we ordered off the menu. Kids under 10 eat free with purchase of adult entre. Service was good. Food was okay. View is nice from window seat and tvs allowed my husband and boys to get football scores during meal. Nothing stood out about this one but... More 

Thank Lagarrison
Xenia, Ohio
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42 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Being on the coast my daughter wanted to try all the seafood. Buddy's had a seafood buffet for $24 you could try oysters, crab, shrimp, crawfish, gumbo and much more! Couldn't have tried it all for that price anywhere else off a menu. Mashed potato, macaroni, and breaded shrimp was awesome! Great atmosphere looking over the dock and town.

Thank Karen T
Pedasi, Panama
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123 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 21, 2016

Overpriced buffet, definitely not worth the price. Everything was bland, overcooked or poor quality. Service was OK, but not what it could be with some training of the staff. The fish, shrimp and crab were all tasteless. The oysters on the half shell were OK but needed the squeeze of lemon to have a bit of taste. The only thing... More 

Thank PedasiPundit
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 18, 2016

If you can get a table by the windows, then you will have a great time looking out over the main square, the harbor, the boats and Ego Alley. The food at Buddys is okay, and honestly, if you want crabs and cold beer, then the food is great! The lunchtime buffet is actually a fabulous deal at $14.95 for... More 

Thank Mark and Susan S
Bonne Terre, Missouri
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52 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 14, 2016

Visited Buddy's on the Friday opening of Boat Show weekend, We had a large group of people and had been turned away by several other restaurants. We went to Buddy's, it wasn't crowded even though it was just past noon. We were seated on adjoining trestle tables and sat, and sat, and sat. The bartender finally came out, apologised, and... More 

Thank Les B
Columbus, Ohio
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49 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 120 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 13, 2016

Essentially, it is poor food and crappy service, served with a lot of apologies. I have no need to go back there.

1 Thank William B
Glen Burnie, Maryland
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47 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 11, 2016 via mobile

On mini vacation with a good friend and kids and we spotted this place with a lunch buffet deal ($14.95 adults, 1/2 price kids and kids 6 & uber free) Lots of options for everyone and fresh food on the buffet even at 3pm when the special was ending! Definity recommend stopping in, also a full bar for the adults!

Thank levinwest
New York
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27 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 8, 2016 via mobile

We were looking for somewhere in Annapolis proper where we could enjoy Maryland's famous cracked crabs. This is the only place we found but was worth the visit. They don't take reservations but we had no trouble getting a table and were seated at the windows from which we could enjoy the view. Most patrons appeared to order the all... More 

Thank Doug R
Ottawa, Canada
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28 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 7, 2016 via mobile

We had the worst buffet lunch we have ever eaten. We ate at 1:30pm, I know that is late but, the food was cold and not much of it. The name and location drew us to this place but we were very disappointed.

1 Thank DrFluxOttawa

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Bar, Seafood, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Buffet
Good for
Local cuisine, Special occasions, Large groups, Scenic view, Kids, Families with children
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: +1 410-626-1100

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?