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Buddy's Crabs and Ribs

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100 Main St, Annapolis, MD 21401-2003
+1 410-626-1100
Today
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
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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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Odenton, Maryland
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354 reviews
169 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 5, 2016

We came here as a work lunch, we had employees from out of town and brought them here for a lunch maryland style. Wish we had gone somewhere else. The food was just ok, the service could have been a lot better. There was hardly anyone there eating (3pm) but we could not get the attention of our server, no... More 

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Edison, New Jersey
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241 reviews
127 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 25, 2016

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.

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Thank P F B
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31 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 6, 2016 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 

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Xenia, Ohio
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48 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 31, 2016

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.

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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 

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Thank PedasiPundit
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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 

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Bonne Terre, Missouri
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54 reviews
32 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 

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Columbus, Ohio
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55 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 134 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.

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Glen Burnie, Maryland
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51 reviews
37 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!

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New York
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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 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American, Bar, Seafood, Pub
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Buffet, Full Bar
Good for
Scenic view, Kids, Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Open Hours
Sunday
8:30 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
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 have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?