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Buddy's Crab House and Oyster Bar
Ranked #43 of 67 Restaurants in Surf City
Price range: US$6 - US$19
Cuisines: Seafood
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Dining options: After-hours
Description: The prime oceanfront location in Surf City to eat delicious Seafood featuring Steam Buckets with Oysters, Snow Crab Legs, Shrimp and Clams with Corn on Cob and Potatoes!!! Also featuring Hand Cut Prime Angus Ribeye Steaks, Chicken & Barbeque Ribs!!! Remember to try our delicious Crabby Shrimp dip or Fried Calamari for a tantalizing appetizer!!! The kids will crave the corn nuggets served here!!! The gathering place for FAMILY and FRIENDS as the oceanfront dining deck offers views of the beach and Surf City's beautiful pier! On a clear day, both the North & South Curves that lead to the inlets can be seen! The warm ocean breeze is comforting to all from our "Tiki Land" upper deck for cold beverages on a warm day! The kids will enjoy our "Little Shrimp's Menu" and wearing our PIRATE HATS to take home! The décor inside is built of cedar pulled up from our beautiful Cape Fear River and remember to leave your signed dollar bills stapled to our walls!!! There is plenty of parking in our double sided parking lot with free city parking in all directions for any overflow!
Reviewed 28 June 2018 via mobile

I hesitate to write bad reviews but I need to warn others. Drinks were not good, food was left uneaten and the live music was loud and not pleasant to listen to.
I will not be going back.
Sorry buddy’s.

Thank briannunya
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Reviewed 26 June 2018 via mobile

Seated ourselves as sign said. Waited at least 15 minutes without being acknowledged while they waited on people all around us! Pulled menu up online because they sure didn't bring one. Needless to say we left.

Thank Leigh C
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Reviewed 23 June 2018

This restaurant is located on the beach near the Surf City fishing pier. Parking across the street is plentiful. I don't think it's accessible to handicapped people.
We had a a very pleasant lunch on the covered deck with the sight and sound of the surf right across the sand from our table. Wonderful, relaxing time! As for the food, it's "fried, fried, fried" as someone writes about another beach place,.Since it's the beach, it's O.K provided it's well cooked and in clean oil (it was).
Service was efficient and very nice.
We shared one calamari appetizer, one big salad, one big serving of grouper in a basket with sides of good French fries and hush puppies. With 2 Yuengllngs, our tab came near $50 with a good tip. I consider it reasonable for the place and time of the year.

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Thank DELAQUERIERE
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Reviewed 3 May 2018

Small place. Nice covered outside deck & outside bar. Based on the other reviews glad they were not busy. Staff was nice. No wait. Food nothing to wright about.Appetizers priced about normal. Rest of the menu pricey.I sure as hell would not wait an hour to get seated nor 45 min for food like some people!!

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Thank daveparkshere
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Reviewed 3 May 2018 via mobile

Needed dinner before the two hour drive back home,so this was an unplanned stop but a good one! We had the shrimp baskets which were generous and good. I'm picky about my cole slaw so I wasn't crazy about theirs, but everything else was really good

Thank YayaQueenBee
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