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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
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I'm not sure why anyone would think this is a gem of a restaurant! We walked in to be initially seated in a dark corner and had to ask for outdoor seating. Which wasn't full. We ordered their chicken salad and 2 kids meals. The croissants were super stale and the chicken salad @ Whole Foods is outstanding in comparison... More 

Thank Rumpleteaser
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I had the best experience today at the pizza bar! Our server was fantastic and very friendly. The vegan special was absolutely amazing. Definitely the best pizza that I have EVER had. The avocado bruschetta was so flavorful and I could not stop eating it! We finished off our lunch with some lime and raspberry(?) sorbet. I'm so happy that... More 

Thank Jena B
Austin, Texas
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30 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed March 19, 2017

We decided to eat here rather than wait over an hour at the pizza bar. We had great seating under the covered bar upstairs and the view was amazing. We enjoyed the smoked tuna dip, sweet potato fries and shrimp po'boy. Would have loved to eat here again had we vacationed longer and the weather been nicer.

Thank stanton0918
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed March 16, 2017 via mobile

Wonderful view and great food. We had the tuna salad appetizer, hum as and pita and then a chicken/portobello mushroom sandwich and all were delicious and we got to look out at the beach!

Thank Anne M
Dallas, Texas
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81 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed March 13, 2017

We dined at Bud and Alley's on our first night in Seaside. The restaurant is pleasant. The menu is mainly seafood. The crab cakes were very good and filling. The prices are a bit high but based on the location the higher prices are expected.

Thank tracy f
Miramar Beach, Florida
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121 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
Reviewed March 12, 2017

Bud and Alley's has been on the beach at Seaside for years. The food and drinks are amazing and you can not beat the view. Great for lunch or dinner or to just hang out and grab a drink

Thank firedog1013
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed March 11, 2017

This is a little restaurant that is great anytime of the day! The salads or sandwiches are great real food. One visit during our weekend stay was not enough. We went for breakfast and for dinner.

Thank msgitw
new jersey
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163 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
Reviewed March 7, 2017 via mobile

I would love to go back and sample other food, since our table all ordered the mahi-mahi sandwiches. They were very good, not fantastic! Other dinners seemed very happy with their food choices. The one real negative was their serving of a small bags of chips as a side. You would think they could have given you real fries for... More 

Thank henry21_7
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed March 5, 2017 via mobile

My wife ordered a cheeseburger it was good but pricey@ $18 and came with chips no french fries. I ordered crab cakes and they were extremely undercooked and again pricey @ $39 and served on a bed of lettuce. The service was good but the noise was almost unbearable. Almost impossible to carry on a conversation. The atmosphere is a... More 

1 Thank Donald G
Maplewood, Minnesota
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171 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
Reviewed March 1, 2017

This place is over-rated and over-priced in my opinion. The service was average and the food was edible, but not outstanding. My seafood gum bo had very little seafood and the small plate of greens was not worth $10. I will not return.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Bar, Seafood, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Scenic view, Bar scene, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Kids, Large groups, Families with children
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
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?