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“Great upstairs patio with view” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Buds On The Bay

Buds On The Bay
Ranked #13 of 90 Restaurants in Brockville
Cuisines: American, Bar, Pub, Canadian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Large groups, Dining on a budget, Bar scene, Scenic view, Kids, Families with children
Dining options: Drinks, Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Late Night, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Ottawa, Canada
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137 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
“Great upstairs patio with view”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 10, 2014

Stopped in for lunch at the recommendation of a co worker. Our 1st visit to this restaurant. Downstairs was almost vacant as most patrons were upstairs on the patio overlooking Brockville Harbour/Marina. Service good [Thanks Daniella]( about 6 waitresses or more to take care of business). My wife had a chicken Caesar wrap with Greek salad-I had a smoked meat platter with a poutine upgrade on the fries. Beer on tap( 8+ choices) added to the experience. Portions were generous and tasty. No room for dessert - we were full.
We'll be back.

  • Visited August 2014
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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  • Chinese (Simplified) first
  • English first
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  • German first
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English first
Ottawa
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Great Evening - Friendly Service”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 8, 2014

Enjoyed a nice evening at Bud's On The Bay, upstairs patio, Had French Onion soup - very tasty and Roast Beef Dip sandwich, also very good. What stood out most was the friendly service from our server, lovely girl, blond hair (I think her name was Kim). We decided to eat here instead at the RibFest and we were not disappointed. Looking forward to going back.

  • Visited August 2014
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank travelLite4me
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Belleville, Canada
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Harbour View - Food OK”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 7, 2014

We wanted to enjoy a summer supper view of the Brockville Harbour and that was available, along with the passing of an ocean liner. The food was ok - nothing extraordinary. The one upstairs outdoor patio had only cheap plastic patio sets and the facility needs some updating and more serious cleaning. It's not the worst place we have eaten. Service was sufficient and the waiting time reasonable. As some of Brockville's waterfront is getting updated, this is one place that could use some attention.

  • Visited August 2014
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Barry R
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Sandhurst, United Kingdom
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63 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“Great food but in need of some TLC”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 4, 2014

Stopped here on the way back from boating on the 1000 Islands. Went upstairs onto the terrace and the first thing I noticed was that the carpet on the stairs was in desperate need of a vacuum. The food was great and the portions ample. The service was a little slow initially but then was friendly. The ladies could do with a revamp. The towel dispenser was hanging off the wall and the stall lock would not work. The view from the terrace was fantastic. Seating was plastic patio style.

  • Visited August 2014
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Thank junder2701
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32 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Marginal Food , Slow Service”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 31, 2014

My father took us out for lunch here a few weeks ago and we waited almost 20 minutes to get our drinks after ordering. Food took almost 45 minutes, this on a sunday afternoon with a half full outside deck.
After getting the food my wife's meal was mildly warm and we had to send it back to get it warmed up. After 10 minutes she got a plate of mush from the microwave. She didn't even bother re-ordering or sending it back.
I don't we will go back anytime soon.

  • Visited July 2014
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Wayne M
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