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“We found it!” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Bud's Louisiana Cafe

Bud's Louisiana Cafe
Ranked #351 of 4,561 Restaurants in San Diego
Certificate of Excellence
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
North Carolina
Level Contributor
70 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
“We found it!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2012

This place was open ages ago in Little Italy and then left. We thought it was gone for good and then discovered the new location. Not the easiest place to find and not really near anything. But if you want solid LA comfort food, make the trip. Great food and a nice staff. Takeout is available too.

    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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  • English first
  • French first
  • Any
English first
San Diego, California, United States
Level Contributor
6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Excellent Louisiana food!”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2012

Bud's is one of our favorite restaurants. The food is always excellent, and the service impeccable! We love the seafood bisque, and Louisiana chicken.

  • Visited October 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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Thank Tressa P
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Terre Haute, Indiana
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512 reviews
366 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 147 helpful votes
“Almost like New Orleans”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2012

Bud's is a great place to catch a New Orleans style lunch. I usually choose the shrimp Po Boy that reminds me a lot of the French Quarter hoagies. You can ask them to spice it up a little if you want. My other favorite here is the red beans and rice. The rice is cooked perfectly and the with a dash or two of hot sauce it is a good light meal. Although it is usually served as a cup, if you ask they will bring you a big bowl. My only negative about Bud's for lunch is you bets come early as seating is limited as well as the parking. Try the food and you will understand why the crowd.

  • Visited October 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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Thank OrlandoMouse
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Orlando, Florida
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58 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“Nice for a great tasting lunch”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2012

Had quick lunch here last month. Food was great (New Orleans style, of course). Not much in the way of ambiance, it's just a good lunch restaurant located in a strip mall near a number of light manufacturing facilities. Good though.

  • Visited September 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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Thank Bonzoboy2000
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San Diego, California
Level Contributor
13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“A great place to eat!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2012

This restaurant is close to my home in Tierrasanta and I have eaten there many times. I'm a big fan. The food is delicious, the service is excellent, and the atmosphere is charming. I can't recommend it highly enough.
My only hesitation is that when it gets very busy, as it does at lunchtime, the conversation at the table is hard to hear unless you're on the patio.

  • Visited July 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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Thank Peripatetic33
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