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Bud and Alley's

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Food and ambience

Local cuisine, American, Bar, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Special occasions, Romantic, Scenic view, Large groups, Bar scene

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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.
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night, Drinks
American, Bar, Seafood
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
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All reviews crab cakes pizza smoked tuna dip grouper shrimp po boy salad key lime pie white fish potatoes fries rooftop bar great view the upper deck ocean view an appetizer great lunch watch the sunset
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My daughter in law and I had a girls’ getaway in September so we hung out like grown ups ! Bud and Ally’s is consistently delicious and the crab cakes are incomparable ! If you go at sunset, they ring the bell on their rooftop...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Rosemarybeachgirl
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The view from the roof top bar is amazing! The food is visually stunning and tastes fantastic! The service is spotty on. This is a place you don't want to miss.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank BBBB_13
Reviewed November 29, 2018 via mobile

It’s a beautiful view with an oceanfront view. The food was good and the staff was very attentive and friendly.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Paula M
Reviewed November 21, 2018 via mobile

When we thought of a place that would be good for family night out, Bud and Alleys came up. We were very disappointed in the service, the food, the cocktails and the menu. We requested tartar sauce with the crab cakes, not available. We wanted...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank lmn1102
Reviewed November 8, 2018 via mobile

One of the best places to enjoy a sunset and a cocktail. The service is always great and the cocktails are cold!

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank rdonner2016
Reviewed November 8, 2018 via mobile

This place has some fantastic pizza and its right on the Gulf in Seaside. You can eat outside and indoors and they have takeout. They make their own everything and it's all fresh. I love the vegan pepperoni pizza and my wife loves the vegan...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank VeganChefJustin
Reviewed November 4, 2018

Well, again one of the best restaurants to view sunsets and relax. We have eaten here numerous times the past few years.The crab cakes are simply the best. The only stumbling block with this restaurant is seating on the upper deck. On my recent trip,...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank jason t
Reviewed October 24, 2018

Stopped in after usual lunch time on a recent Sunday with a group of 5. The wait was about 20 minutes and we were asked to "wait up here" since they just call your name when your table is ready. Unfortunately, there really is no...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank TXGirl2001
Reviewed October 21, 2018

It is a little pricey but worth every penny. Location is great, beautiful view, amazing food (it is Fresh)

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank DestinForever
Reviewed October 20, 2018 via mobile

Vegetarian friendly. Excellent wine choices. Fun beer flight. Close to the beach. Great staff. Brussels Sprouts appetizers!

Date of visit: September 2018
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June 28, 2015|
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Response from Kmlindy | Reviewed this property |
At dinner it was almost all seafood, even upstairs. The lunch menu looked great, but not available in the evening.
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