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Bud's restaurant

American, Diner
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505 W 2nd St, Defiance, OH 43512-2143
6:00 am - 2:00 pm
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Mon - Fri 6:00 am - 8:00 pm
Sat 6:00 am - 2:00 pm
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Defiance, Ohio
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Nice family owned diner in the heart of downtown. The menu is somewhat limited, but the homemade soups and pie are worth going for.

Thank Chrisswitzer
Bryan, United States
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42 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed February 20, 2017

It isn't often I'll drive 20 miles to eat a hamburger....but I will for a Big Bud. Or, drive 20 miles for a piece of pie...but I will for seasonal fruit pies ( Raspberry....oh, MY!). Bud's is a dying breed of small diners in America...very sadly. Chains abound and places like this are disappearing (along with neighborhood bars), but Bud's... More 

Thank Thomas R
Defiance, Ohio
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10 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed February 13, 2017 via mobile

Best pie in town !! They have great daily specials and soups. Always a yummy lunch with a slice of pie for dessert!

Thank sweisenburger
Defiance, Ohio
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed January 18, 2017 via mobile

Great food and service, local diner feel to it , the pies are outstanding and worth a trip just for them.

Thank TRusho
Defiance, Ohio
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed January 17, 2017 via mobile

Excellent diner. Pie and soup are amazing. Cooks and servers are all awesome. Would visit often. Family friendly.

Thank Deb M
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3 reviews
Reviewed January 17, 2017

Been going here for 30 plus years. The food is always good and the pie is always great. Homemade every day, different specials every day. Easy to find right down town and very clean

Thank darkout
ON canada
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21 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed January 10, 2017 via mobile

This little restaurant or diner has been around Defiance forever. It's where all the local shop and business owners go for their morning breakfast. It's what you would expect from a diner type restaurant. Check it out and support small town America.

Thank cdnhotdog
Fort Wayne, Indiana
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62 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed November 30, 2016

Bud’s is a little hole-in-the-wall diner. It’s small and clean and fresh. There is a row of booths down one side and in the front, and stools along the bar. The waitress was pleasant, personable and prompt. The food is diner food but is freshly homemade. I was told the daily specials and perused the menu. A cheeseburger, fries and... More 

Thank rhondab659
Defiance, Ohio
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed November 23, 2016

Bud's is a wonderful family friendly restaurant. They have WONDERFUL daily specials and PIES that will make you drive miles to have a slice. The service is cheerful and small town friendly.

Thank 341jbrown
Melbourne. Australia
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68 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed November 20, 2016

Good service and food was cheap, decent quality. Nice little diner in a small town. Everything was cooked and seasoned right.

Thank World_Travels1

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Diner
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children, Kids, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
6:00 am - 8:00 pm
6:00 am - 8:00 pm
6:00 am - 8:00 pm
6:00 am - 8:00 pm
6:00 am - 8:00 pm
6:00 am - 2:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 505 W 2nd St, Defiance, OH 43512-2143
  • Location: United States  >  Ohio (OH)  >  Defiance
  • Phone Number: 419-782-9101
Long time defiance family restaurant located across from our.courthouse, downtownGood food and service. Specialty is mouth watering pies

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