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Bud and Alley's

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Highway 30a, Santa Rosa Beach, FL 32459
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
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Green Bay, Wisconsin
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6 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Good pizza and great wine! Had a nice time sitting at the bar watching football. Very nice. The staff was attentive and had good suggestions. The pizza is wood fired and was tasty! The whole atmosphere of SeaSide is fantastic.

Thank bocagreen
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Excellent Bloody Mary's coming from an excellent Bloody Mary maker my husband. We were there for the sunset and happy hour only. Enjoyed the smoked tuna dip..delicious! Although it was very crowed the service was outstanding.

Thank Nancy Thacker G
Birmingham, Alabama
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17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This is about Bud and Alley's Upstairs Bar. We go about twice a year for the view and to revisit the place we had our first date 12 years ago. There have been times I've been blown away by the food (few) and other times I think - just keep looking at the water/view. Lately, the food is just OK.... More 

Thank Elizabeth F
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Didn't even come close to the hype. Apparently, they think more of their place than it was worth. Over priced frozen tasting food, wobbly table, old drunk guys moving from table to table trying to pick up anything not nailed down and we weren't even sitting in the bar. Terrible experience.

Thank jarainh2o
Indian Rocks Beach, Florida
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20 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

From what I understand the ownership of Bud and Alley's started Seaside, Florida. We've been at least a dozen times. The food is good, not great. The views are fantastic and a great place for a sunset. This last trip was the first time we had breakfast and our group thought it was really good! I can easily recommend this... More 

1 Thank mwfowler11
Columbus, Ohio
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I've been here several times. Always outside on the upper deck. My latest visit was a couple of weeks ago on a college football Saturday. It was loud, but you could still have a conversation. You just can't beat the view as the sun goes down over the gulf. The food is solid, not outstanding and a little pricey for... More 

Thank dj8689
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went for the view to have a drink with a friend. Disappointing! Nothing special on the rooftop bar, no unique look/style/decor at all; yes you can see the ocean but there are way better options for that along 30A or elsewhere. Rooftop area was very small, there was not enough umbrellas, and it was dirty. My friend and I ordered... More 

Thank shwrldtraveler
Cleveland, Mississippi
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141 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We love this restaurant! It has been several years since we had been here, but it was just as good as always. Our waitress was very knowledgeable and friendly. The food was impeccable. I got the scallops, which were divine! We are going back in May and taking our kids!

Thank Susannah W
Pensacola, Florida
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54 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We made dinner reservations for the upscale restaurant, but made our way to the upstairs open-air bar early in the afternoon. Football was on, so we settled in, had drinks, appetizers, and enjoyed the lively atmosphere and the fresh breeze coming off the gulf, along with a view second to none. The appetizers we had were the baked Seaside Oysters... More 

Thank Trishamo
Lexington Ky
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76 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Sunset cocktails and appetizer. Very expensive and the food is just okay. It's well worth it though for the view. I come here every time I'm in the area as it's a great place to watch the sun go down. Treat yourself but save your appetite for dinner somewhere else. The smoked tuna dip is usually good but was very... More 

Thank lexingtongal

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
American, Seafood, Bar, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar scene, Scenic view, Kids, Families with children, Large groups
Open Hours
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Highway 30a, Santa Rosa Beach, FL 32459
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Florida Panhandle  >  Santa Rosa Beach
  • Phone Number: 850-231-5900

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