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Buddy's Crabs and Ribs

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100 Main St, Annapolis, MD 21401-2003
11:00 am - 11:00 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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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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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51 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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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43 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 116 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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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46 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago 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 2 weeks ago 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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27 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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
Rockville, Maryland
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60 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We came here following recommendation from the visitors centre. It is well situated, in front of the marina, at the end of Main Street. It is well decorated with simple although comfortable chairs, tables, etc. My only problem with Buddy's is that the food is ok but not that great. Yes, they have a large panel of sea food. Yes... More 

Thank jepoirrier
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22 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Buddy's is a restaurant, that you must to visit. It has an excellent location, being situated in the center of historic downtown Annapolis, the staff was impeccable, and the food was absolutely divine. I wanted to eat traditional crab cake and I can say it was excellent. There was also a great seafood buffet. I highly recommend seafood trio and... More 

Thank Ado N
St Petersburg, Fla
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103 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks 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 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks 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 

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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
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Reservations, Buffet
Good for
Scenic view, Families with children, Kids, Large groups, Special occasions, Local cuisine
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?