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Buddy's Crab House and Oyster Bar


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$6 - $19
American, Bar, Seafood
Late Night
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Fried Clam Strips
Fried Corn Nuggets
Smokey Cheese Stix
Jalapeño Poppers
Crabby Shrimp Dip
Buffalo Spiced Shrimp
1/2 dozen $5.95
Dozen $8.95
Chicken Wings
1 Dozen Clams
1/2 Dozen Clams
1 Dozen Oysters
1/2 Dozen Oysters
Peck of Oysters
1 Lb. Of Shrimp
1/2 Lb. Shrimp
Steam Bucket for One
Steam Bucket for Two
Bud Light
Bud Select
Michelob Light
Michelob Ultra
Carolina Blonde
Coors Light
Entrees served w/ any 2 of the following: salad, slaw, French fries, steamed veggie mix, corn on the cob, or corn nuggets
Full Rack of BBQ Ribs
1/2 Rack of BBQ Ribs
Jerk Chicken
Tuna (Sushi Grade)
Snow Crab Legs (1 Lb.)
Soft Shell Crabs
Fried, grilled or blackened
Crab Cakes
Steak Specials
Make it a surf & turf
Served w/ slaw & French fries
Combination of any 2 items below for: 21.95
Corn nuggets $+0.75
Clam Basket
Corn nuggets $+0.75
Flounder Basket
Corn nuggets $+0.75
Oyster Basket
Corn nuggets $+0.75
Shrimp Basket
Ages 10 & under only.
Grilled Cheese
Popcorn Shrimp
Keylime Pie
Served w/ fries
Hamburger (Angus Beef)
Cheeseburger (Angus Beef)
Grilled Chicken
Try it w/ jerk seasoning
Philly Steak & Cheese
Fried Flounder
Fried, grilled or blackened
Grilled or blackened
Fried Shrimp Po’ Boy
Fried Oyster Po’ Boy
New England Clam Chowder
House Salad
Caesar Salad
Chicken Caesar Salad
Tuna Caesar Salad
Grilled or blackened
Grouper Caesar Salad .
Grilled or blackened
Hush Puppies
French Fries
Corn Nuggets
Fried Corn Cob
Cole Slaw
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Reviewed August 22, 2018

I've been going to this restaurant for years. This summer the wait staff has been awful. Twice I went this summer and both times my table was totally ignored. We had to go to the bar to get our own drinks. When the food finally...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Mary B
Reviewed August 20, 2018

Do not go here!! One in our party said it was the most unpleasant meal she's ever experienced. Very stressful evening. What should have been a nice evening left us very upset and stressed out. 40 minutes after we ordered, we were informed that friend...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Kelly M
Reviewed August 20, 2018 via mobile

Buddy’s restaurant is by far the WORST food I have ever eaten. I ordered crab legs and the actual texture of the meat was of comparison to chewy rubber just awful. The baked potato that was not a baked potato but two rotten old potatoes...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank in2flying2018
Reviewed August 20, 2018

Not the best for food but the view is good. They have an upper deck where you can watch the surfers. They have a bar so drinks and a view will have to do.

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank Peggy288
Reviewed July 24, 2018 via mobile

We visited for dinner on July 22nd and were seated right away on the deck overlooking the ocean! There was a nice breeze and a great view. That is truly the only good thing I have to say about Buddy’s. We waited a long time...More

Date of visit: July 2018
4  Thank Jenbowie
Reviewed July 22, 2018 via mobile

They overextend their ability to serve the amount of people they cram in there. View was nice. Waitress said management makes them purchase the shucking tools for guests.

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank Bradygaga
Reviewed July 13, 2018

I can't honestly say that I ate at Buddy's, because they wouldn't let us. I spoke to some locals earlier in the day, and mentioned we were going there for dinner. They had warned me that, while the food was ok, the service was terrible...More

Date of visit: July 2018
3  Thank David C
Reviewed July 11, 2018 via mobile

My husband and I tried ot last night since there was a wait at the restaurant next door. Big mistake. Ordered grilled mahi sandwich. No taste. Limp soggy bun. Gross.

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank Chris H
Reviewed July 8, 2018 via mobile

Its a beach bar with food. Food was good on day we visited..crab legs,shrimp and chicken sandwich. Price seemed above average. Cleaner than it has been in years past. Fall between average and very good.

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank E G
Reviewed July 3, 2018 via mobile

My family and I stopped here on July 1st in the evening because it wasn't crowded. That should have been my first clue. I ordered to go but it was brought to us to eat in. We ordered the shrimp sandwiches at $12.95 each I...More

Date of visit: July 2018
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July 25, 2017|
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Response from Bernie D | Reviewed this property |
Call an ask, great food and great atmosphere, we had 10 people in our group and sat out on the deck, perfect view of the beach. Right next to Buddy's you have beach access with restrooms and outside showers.
April 18, 2017|
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Response from wecacnna | Reviewed this property |
It is a perfect place for a bar on the beach. Its kind of the hang out place for surfers and many of the younger crowd beside buddies-If you want you can enter from the large public covered sitting area super easy-a option... More
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