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Buddy's Italian Restaurant

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626 E Lewis St, Pocatello, ID 83201-5863
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Phoenix, Arizona
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53 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Very proud of their house salad, but to most of our group, too much lettuce swimming in their secret dressing.

Thank EdwardA044
Monterey CA
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29 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Staff were so friendly and kind. The pizza was excellent, and don't forget to order their famous salad.

Thank kathiwo
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13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I've been eating here for 36 years. It's a local favorite. Great Italian sausage sandwiches and salad with famous buddy's dressing. You can't go wrong with anything here.

Thank Colene M
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3 reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 19, 2016 via mobile

I had a great lunch here. The salad was awesome. I got the half order chicken salad. Filled me right up.

Thank rissaroo2u
Sacramento, California
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25 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 18, 2016

This is a quirky family run restaurant that always seems to please my Wife and I. The garlic dressing for the salad is the best you will find.

Thank Stephen H
Edmonds, Washington
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67 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2016

This place has to be doing something right since it has been around for 50+ years. Very local with great food & very busy all the time.Everything on the menu is good but I like the Chick Special & the S. Sandwich best. Run by a great crew of people with Steve in charge.

Thank lgatlin
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 30, 2016

The atmosphere is generally busy but cozy. The food is traditionally prepared the same way for 50+ years. I recommend the Buddy's salad. The dressing is second to none. Plenty of garlic!

Thank Pete S
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10 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 26, 2016 via mobile

Salad also good but the spaghetti was sub par, needed some spice - blah. No drink and bill + tip was over $20.

Thank W.w. L
Pocatello, Idaho
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250 reviews
149 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 22, 2016

Buddy's is a local Italian restaurant that has been in Pocatello for a very long time! The floors are all tile....and it is small inside.....which makes for a loud and active environment. However, they are famous for their salads and more specifically, the salad dressing. This is the kind of place that after eating here, people "smell you and tell... More 

Thank dkbrig
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26 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 16, 2016 via mobile

We stopped in to Buddy's on our way home on recommendation from a friend who grew up in Pocatello. Let's just say we were not disappointed in any way. First off the restaurant is local, the atmosphere and decor is welcoming yet gives off that family owned and hole in the wall vibe too. The service from the wait staff... More 

Thank Rpkelley

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Italian, Pizza
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Television, Full Bar
Good for
Families with children, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 626 E Lewis St, Pocatello, ID 83201-5863
  • Location: United States  >  Idaho (ID)  >  Pocatello
  • Phone Number: 208-233-1172

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