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Buddy's Crab House and Oyster Bar

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101 Roland Ave, Surf City, Topsail Island, NC
910-328-1515
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11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Fuquay-Varina, North Carolina
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The title explains the crab legs. They were barely above room temperature. Taste was OK though. Slaw was pretty poor. Fries were way over seasoned. Baked potato was barely done. Dinners came out missing one side each. Had to ask for them. Anyone would expect a lot better for nearly a C note for three people's entrées with two drinks... More 

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Thank Ringo357
Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania
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65 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

The view is unbeatable, it was only a short walk from our vacation home and the drinks were pretty darn good actually! Just a great no nonsense beach hang out any time of day. I just wish they were open later! I was there on multiple visits during our stay - just drinks at night, snacks mid day, etc. I... More 

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Thank Purrduedvm
Jacksonville, North Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Buddy's Crab House and Oyster Bar is an excellent lunch spot for individuals visiting the Surf City Beach! Buddy's offers a street entrance as well as a beach entrance for guests to enter their restaurant. With both an indoor and outdoor bar area, Buddy's offers guests different options for their experience. Buddy's also provides indoor and outdoor dining areas for... More 

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Thank Alyssa W
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10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had lunch here with family. They've been there before. They told us upfront service was slow but the view, breeze and food was really good. We arrived mid-afternoon. Seated ourselves on the deck. The deck was 3/4th full. We waited 15+\- before I went to find a waitress One waitress is mid restaurant crying her eyes out. 3 waitresses in... More 

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Thank Jessica S
Raleigh, North Carolina
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21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Came here for my daughters bday. The view was great, server was great, corn nuggets were great but the seafood was not good. They do not substitute anything! They even charge 50 for water. Now their internet is down so everyone is waiting for their bill.

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Thank beachgurlnc
Buffalo, New York
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19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We have been here a couple of times. The food is ok and so is the service. The outdoor seating is the best with the view and basic airflow. It's a good casual place to go.

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Thank momgiggly
Raleigh, North Carolina
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32 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is your beach restaurant. It's not going to be fancy. We love having lunch here because we can leave our stuff right on the beach and sit with an oceanfront view. The fried shrimp basket is our favorite menu item. A good grab-n-go meal.

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Thank Julie R
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158 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This place has the best view around. The drinks are inexpensive and when the weather is nice you can sit here for hours. We did not eat here so I can't say anything about the restaurant.

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Thank Lealance
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We arrived in Surf City ready to start our vacation with a good drink and a nice lunch on the beach! Boy were we disappointed, yes the view was awesome but everything else was the worst. I ordered a goombay smash and there was absolutely no liquor in it. When your charging 9:25 for a cocktail you can at least... More 

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Thank CherylMurphy2014
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36 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2016 via mobile

The view at this place at the Surf Coty pier is probably the best in the surronding towns. Food is average, just does not stand out any to me that much the few times I have been there.

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Thank Jonathan S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    2.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Cuisine
American, Bar, Seafood, Pub
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
Good for
Families with children, Scenic view, Bar scene
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 101 Roland Ave, Surf City, Topsail Island, NC
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Coast  >  Topsail Island  >  Surf City
  • Phone Number: 910-328-1515

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