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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
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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Lancaster, PA
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110 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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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88 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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 

Thank jw62256
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

3 adults and 2 kids under 5. Saturday 6pm ish. 55 minutes from seeting to serving - at least 2 tables arriving after us being served first - despite 3 conversations with staff for help. Request to see manager resulted in 2 free drinks but no sight of manager. Eventual waitress was patronising beyond belief. Would not recommend.

Thank kitty4414
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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224 reviews
114 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Came here on a Wednesday night for the buffet. The buffet fare seemed standard, with fried chicken, gumbo, fried fish, shrimp etc. The Gumbo was the best part of the buffet. It has a lot of seafood in it and pretty tasty. The trick with Buffets is to come early so you can taste fresh food. We came late and... More 

Thank Sundncr
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120 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I was very disappointed that the buffet closed at 3pm, but we saw people getting food all the way until 4pm. We arrived at 2:55pm, so we should of been offered the buffet. Our meal was not worth $30 a person. Our money would of been better spent on the buffet. However the view from upstairs was amazing, and the... More 

Thank Mary M
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped here with 3 hungry kids and the free and half price buffet seemed like a win- big mistake. After I realized there were no crabs offered on the buffet (should've checked first) the ribs were terrible. Kids are some shrimp and even they said it tasted like rubber. The gumbo had floating "mystery meat" that resembled octopus (?) Dessert... More 

Thank mollyk451
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

If you wanted to spend $30 to eat over cooked seafood that all tasted like paper napkins with the slightest hint of old bay this is your place. Amazing views of the rotten Chesapeake bay which you can smell in the rotten over cooked served crabs. Yummy. Everything was dry and tasteless except the Mac and cheese which was delightful... More 

Thank audry r
Mercersburg, Pennsylvania
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12 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My husband and I tried Buddy's for lunch. Quick service and the food was great. My husband ordered the ribs and if we lived closer, we would be frequent visitors to Buddy's! Best he ever had! I order a Greek salad with crab....delicious!

Thank Karen H
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Me and my wife traveling through Annapolis as we do several times a year decide to try spot for mid week lunch. We each had crab soup (Maryland for me and Cream for her) which was very good on both accounts. Fried green tomatoes topped with spinach and crab was excellent, but we both said it would have been good... More 

Thank Johnterps
Seminole, Florida
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23 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

When we were visiting Annapolis at the end of July 2016 Buddy's was running an all you can eat steamed blue crab special for $25 that included their large and varied buffet. Although small, the crabs were good. Service was excellent and the reorders came out quickly. We ate there twice in two days.

Thank 1Harvey

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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
Large groups, Local cuisine, Families with children, Scenic view
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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?