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Buddy's Place

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600 N Sheppard St, Richmond, VA 23221-1712
10:00 am - 2:00 am
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Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 2:00 am
Sat - Sun 10:00 am - 2:00 am
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2016 via mobile

I've frequented the old buddy's location a number of times while visiting Richmond. Was surprised to find they've moved but headed there regardless. New location lacks the charm of the Robinson st location. It's not that its bad layout just looks a little boring. Ordered a beer which was fine. Ordered a philly cheese steak which was not. Fries way... More 

Thank bodymore
Richmond, Virginia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2016 via mobile

I will say that I've been going to Buddy's since Buddy sat at the door - maybe 1974?. A little over a year ago, they moved from the original location to their new location where a lot of their clientele have been bellying up to the bar to support a previous owner who is a friend of a lot of... More 

Glen Allen, Virginia
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4 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2015 via mobile

Food was ok! Beer was flat. Not the same vibe as the old location! Waiter said two words. But on s good note the bathrooms are nicer

Thank jolygi2015
Marian D, Owner at Buddy's Place, responded to this review

Buddy's prides itself on our food, service and new location. Please call me at Buddy's 804-355-3701 with your specific complaints and we would like to give you a gift certificate in hopes that you will return and have a true Buddy's experience. More 

Richmond, Virginia
1 review
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2015

They're in a gorgeous new location, with a ridiculously talented new chef that makes pretty much everything from scratch, but they still have the same wonderful waitstaff that made Buddy's such a great place to be to begin with, along with some great new additions. Every meal I've eaten there has been spot on - the grilled caeser is Amazing,... More 

1 Thank Snappingginger
Richmond, Virginia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

Great new location! The new menu, countless craft beer selections and a nice wine list give new and old customers lots to choose. Try the wings they are The Bomb! Monday night was karaoke night and lots of fun! They can really sing!!

Thank Stevie O
Richmond, Virginia
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

Down to earth place where as soon as you walk in you feel at home. Food is great! Staff is wonderful! Same faces, different place! Everyone in the fan loves Buddy's and the new location!

Thank Alice W
Richmond, Virginia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

My girlfriend and I have always loved Buddy's when they were on Robinson St, recently visited their new location and wow- what a great time! We had only planned on meeting friends for a drink but after a look at the menu we decided to stay and try a few items. Best wings in Richmond hands down. In addition to... More 

Thank Jason W
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 via mobile

Came with a group of friends on a Thursday night. Had a live band which was awesome. Great specials. Food came out in a timely manner and was amazing. Bartenders and servers were the best part. Made us feel so welcome.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

Nice setting and fair drink selection, but service was indifferent and food tasted (and looked) as if it had been reheated. Portion was very small for the price, plated similar to a school cafeteria and onion straws looked and tasted as if they came from a can (like the "potato sticks" of long ago). Would not recommend unless you want... More 

2 Thank KarenRichmond
Marian D, Owner at Buddy's Place, responded to this review

We are sorry you did not enjoy your meal at Buddy's. We would love to give you a gift certificate so you can return and let us change your experience with us. Please email me, Marian DeAlto, at ...mariandealto@yahoo.com with your address. Hope to hear from you soon. More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015 via mobile

High energy. Pleasant servers and bar tenders , great music, numerous beers on tap....a variety of burger and brunch selections. If only I lived in Richmond, this would be my go to local bar

Thank cptbomber

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$5 - $15
American, Delicatessen
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover
Good for
Dining on a budget
Open Hours
10:00 am - 2:00 am
11:00 am - 2:00 am
11:00 am - 2:00 am
11:00 am - 2:00 am
11:00 am - 2:00 am
11:00 am - 2:00 am
10:00 am - 2:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 600 N Sheppard St, Richmond, VA 23221-1712
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Richmond
  • Phone Number: 18043553701
Buddy's Place began with a simple goal in mind: to have a place where people can come and relax. Whether it be lunch with friends, drinks after work or a night out on the town, this neighborhood grill has embraced the idea of bringing friends together. The business changed hands in 1982 when Mike Kid Dealto and Al Tuna Evans took over, and a new era began. Catering to the young, and the young at heart, we here at Buddy's have always believed that good food and good people equal good times. Since its inception Buddy's has grown with this neighborhood and throughout the years many faces have passed through these doors, both customer and employee alike, many of which have moved on to help promote our community with businesses of their own. Thus, the Buddy's family continues to grow. Today, Buddy's is owned by Mike and Marian Dealto and Greg Nevi. Although some of the faces may have changed the idea remains the same. By sticking to one simple recipe, Buddy's has been a place where friends have met and friendships have been made for over thirty two years. As of January 2015 we have relocated to the corner of Sheppard Street and Patterson Ave (the devil's triangle) in the upper Fan.

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