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“Best restaurant for Maryland crabs”

Buddy's Crabs and Ribs
Ranked #87 of 354 Restaurants in Annapolis
Cuisines: Seafood
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Good for: Families with children, Large groups
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Buffet, Reservations
Level 3 Contributor
16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Best restaurant for Maryland crabs”
Reviewed October 3, 2012

Best place in Annapolis for Maryland crabs! Just like a remembered it! Great atmosphere for families and reunions. Great service!

Visited September 2012
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Chalfont, PA
Level 4 Contributor
47 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“Great ribs and crabs, fun atmosphere”
Reviewed September 30, 2012 via mobile

Buddy's is a typical crabhouse. Paper tablecloths and all. My advice is stick with what they do best: crabs and ribs. Both very good. Other menu items just average. Also great creamy crab soup. So thick you can easily share a cup with a friend. Wash it all down with a cold beer on tap.

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1 Thank proscribe
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Crownsville, Maryland
Level 2 Contributor
9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Disappointed”
Reviewed September 27, 2012

Ate here once and got a dozen crabs. Pretty sure they were pre-cooked earlier that day and reheated, first time this ever happened to me in Maryland. The buffett looked like it had potential but I've never been back.

Visited October 2011
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Thank Joe A
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texas
Level 5 Contributor
63 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“We had good service for late Saturday afternoon lunch.”
Reviewed September 25, 2012 via mobile

We had all you can eat crabs. Enjoyable. Club sandwich. Nicely presented. Lots of tasty fries. Mariners salad. The crab was very good on this. Our server John took good care of us.

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1 Thank LJtravelertexas
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Baltimore, Maryland
Level 3 Contributor
13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Not the same! Disappointing!”
Reviewed September 24, 2012

We used to love this place. I would drive an hour 2-3 times a year just to come to Buddy's and hang out in Annapolis.

We ordered the crab dip and it was not the same. It looked more like tuna fish. The crab cake sandwich had more filling than crabmeat. Then the waiter came to check on us; we asked if there was a change in how the food was prepared. He said there was a new cook. We expressed our dismay with our meal. $60! Oh yeah the prices $$$ and value don't match.

Although we paid for it this time, fool us twice shame on us. We don't plan on coming back. Very disappointing.

  • Visited September 2012
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Thank SweetfaceTurtle
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