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Bud and Alley's

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2236 CR 30-A, Suite 8, Seaside, FL 32459
+1 850-231-5900
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  • Excellent38%
  • Very good32%
  • Average16%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible4%
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American, Bar, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
2236 CR 30-A, Suite 8, Seaside, FL 32459
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Bud and Alley's provides a great upstairs deck from which to view the beautiful Watercolor beach while dining. It is usually a crowded spot, but the food offerings are delicious. Serving seafood, pub food, and fresh salads, the menu choices are well worth the wait....More

Thank awilson2012
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Attempted to go to Bud and Alley's twice. Once Thursday night, then again Friday afternoon. I walked out Thursday after 3 servers walked by in 10 mins and didn't even give us a smile. Which normally is ok if a place is super busy but...More

1  Thank Chase C
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great views, good food! Smoked Tuna dip is yummy! A little pricey for moderate place, but honestly worth it.

Thank TheBolings2005
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a great place for lunch in the restaurant area and then going for drinks around sunset time on the rooftop deck. Delicious food and good drinks! Good fish dishes, paneed chicken was delicious and sweet potato fries! Cannot beat the view at sunset!

1  Thank weezie O
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My go to place at Sea Side. Food is great and the view is makes you want to linger and soak in the beach .

Thank rallye56
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went for light lunch and the wow factor kicked in. You can't beat this amazing view upstairs of the gulf. Service was great. We enjoyed the tuna dip so much that we went back the next day for it before the Labor Day weekend crowd...More

Thank Msallthatt
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

You can sit outside on a pretty day or night, or eat inside. The food is always wonderful. The whole fish is a treat, and they have some of the best grouper and crab cakes on the beach. They are located at the water, but...More

Thank jtt37
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

With so many places to choose from this one is alright. My husband enjoyed the Tuna Dip while I enjoyed the ocean view. It was his birthday so we went where he wanted. Not a place that I would have chosen, but to each their...More

Thank Penni B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Beautiful location on the beach with a wonderful view of the sunset. Shrimp was delicious as were the salads, especially the wedge salad. It is a little pricy but worth if for the view.

Thank Sunrise-traveler8
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had a very good meal here on our first night of vacation. My grouper was very good , my wife's crab cakes were also good. Our 4 y/o is well behaved and did fine here. But her kids meal chicken strips,green beans and mashed...More

Thank Dan S
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June 28, 2015|
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Response from DiverJay | Reviewed this property |
I had a horrible, watered down cocktail, and while I was choking it down, I had a look at some of the food that was being put down at neighboring tables, and nothing looked particularly outstanding. It looks like a place to... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available
Good for
Special occasions, Kids, Large groups, Families with children, Romantic, Scenic view, Local cuisine, Bar scene
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: 2236 CR 30-A, Suite 8, Seaside, FL 32459
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Florida Panhandle  >  Seaside
  • Phone Number: +1 850-231-5900
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Founded in 1986 and named for a dog and cat, Bud & Alley's has been a revered gathering place by loyal patrons for great food, great fun and Seaside's finest sunsets for 23 years. South Walton's longest established restaurant, Bud & Alley's is nestled in the dunes overlooking the Gulf of Mexico. Bud & Alley's has garnered numerous awards including Florida Trend Magazines Golden Spoon Award designating the eatery as one of the top 20 restaurants in Florida as well as receiving a five star designation from the Tallahassee Democrat and annually winning Wine Spectator Magazines Award of Excellence.
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