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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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Pocatello, Idaho
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243 reviews
144 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago 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
Ventura, California
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43 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Went there on a weekday before the dinner rush. Liked the salad - it was enough for three(3) hungry guys. Had the open-faced meatball sandwich - one of the best Ihave had in a long time. Great pizza - not like the pizza chains. Last, our waitress was a kick! She recommended a dessert that they make in-house -- a... More 

Thank DuckyDrake
Broomfield, Colorado
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18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We would go back again. Each of us had a different entree and all were excellent. If you have a choice of portion sizes and are a normal eater choose the small. It is still enough to take some home. You also get your own loaf of bread with your entree. The parking lot was full at 2:00 PM which... More 

Thank Jank2012
Queen Creek, Arizona
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15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We ate here for lunch and liked it so well we went back for dinner. The house salad dressing is seriously to die for. Besides the salad, we shared a sausage sandwich. Then for dinner, we had the salad again and Angie's Special Pizza which has garlic butter rather than tomato sauce. Really unique and delicious. Our servers were Stephanie... More 

Thank Deb M
Meridian, Idaho
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166 reviews
111 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2016

This is a local restaurant that is not part of any chain. Their welcoming atmosphere makes you want to sit down and enjoy the meal to come. My wife and I met in Pocatello while attending Idaho State. On our 49th Anniversary we decided to return for the memories. My wife had never been to Buddy's, but that is where... More 

Thank TomTrel
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51 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2016 via mobile

Great place to eat for business and a great place to go on a date. It has a great salad which is what I like the best their. Their Italian food is ok not like stand out kind of a thing.

Thank Michael W
Fort Collins, Colorado
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2016

Great food for a Italian restaurant in dinky little Pocatello. I love their salad! The pizza we ordered tasted great and was visually appealing also. Service was good but do not look as professional or as appealing as their food. But well worth the visit!!! Enjoy!!

Thank Luke H
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17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2016

Three generations of Pocatellans have frequented this legendary establishment. Not to be missed is the Buddy's salad, loaded with a dressing of blue cheese and garlic.

Thank MissClicks
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30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2016 via mobile

The tap beer was very cold and good and the service was very good the spaghetti sauce still hasn't really improved and overall it was extremely pricey $42 for 2 too eat with one beer and one iced tea that did include a salad, the difference between a small spaghetti and a large spaghetti was one meatball exactly the same... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    3 of 5 stars
Italian, Pizza
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar
Good for
Families with children
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?