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Buddy's Crabs and Ribs

100 Main St, Annapolis, MD 21401-2003
+1 410-626-1100
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  • Excellent19%
  • Very good35%
  • Average24%
  • Poor13%
  • Terrible9%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (41 reviews)
“ribs” (78 reviews)
“seafood gumbo” (18 reviews)
Open Now
11:30 - 23:00 Hours
American, Bar, Seafood, Gluten Free Options
££ - £££
100 Main St, Annapolis, MD 21401-2003
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Reviewed 8 July 2015

This restaurant feels like the "Old Country Buffet" of crab houses. Lots of food, prepared cafeteria-style, with little to no standouts. If you're looking for a lot of bulk to fill your belly, you've come to the right place. If you're looking for delicious seafood,...More

Thank InThePassengerSeat
Reviewed 8 July 2015 via mobile

This place had the best location BUT the worst food!! The hostesses were sooo rude when we checked in BUT we did get a good table. The apps and entrees were very bad and the crabs were even worse!! No meat and fishy smell! The...More

Thank Lmd613
Reviewed 8 July 2015

Locals wouldn't eat here on a bet. We all know too many people who have worked here and the workings behind the scenes. Every town needs a local tourist trap I guess.

Thank Avansant
Reviewed 8 July 2015 via mobile

We met some friends for dinner & had a variety of the menu between us. The fish tacos and ribs were good, the blue crabs & crab legs were small but tasty and the cream of crab soup decent. However, avoid the buffet at all...More

Thank Mel J
Reviewed 7 July 2015

Fact: Buddy's is the only place downtown that I know of where you can open hard shell crab. However, it is very touristy and often the hangout for large families with small children. If this does not bother you, then you can get a great...More

Thank JohnBlechl
Reviewed 6 July 2015 via mobile

I made two mistakes - going to a buffet and not checking out the restrooms PRIOR to being seated. The food was awful! They do not replace the food often so what you find is overcooked remains. Even when they replaced the shrimp, it was...More

Thank Jana R
Reviewed 6 July 2015 via mobile

They over price their crabs, their version of a colossal is nothing more than a jumbo. When you buy a dozen jumbos you'll quickly find that you have the next 2 lower sizes and the crabs are light ( not much meat). Not the place...More

Thank Susan K
Reviewed 4 July 2015

We grew up in Maryland but moved to North Carolina. We travelled up from North Carolina to visit Annapolis and went to this restaurant for lunch. We were seeking a good crab cake. The crab cake sandwich was phenomenal and so was the coleslaw. My...More

1  Thank MomtoDJG
Reviewed 4 July 2015

This was a busy place on July 3rd but we planned accordingly and got on the list at 4:00 and waited at the bar for 20 - 25 minutes. Our server was very accommodating and checked on us frequently. We had crab legs and crab...More

1  Thank TucsonDaug
Reviewed 4 July 2015

I brought my family along with my in laws from France to try this restaurant. The food wasn't fresh and the staff behind the buffet counter use the same gloves for preparing food and for handling non-food items such as the tables, and one even...More

1  Thank Sam R
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Response from BlackDLDuo | Reviewed this property |
I don't remember an elevator
4 May 2017|
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Response from byronaubrey | Reviewed this property |
The lunch/dinner menu has a good selection. Prices are average but this place is good for a mid day meal. They have views of the main street, the square, and the harbor here too.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Buffet
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, View, Kids
Open Hours
08:30 - 21:00
23:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 100 Main St, Annapolis, MD 21401-2003
  • Location: United States  >  Maryland (MD)  >  Annapolis
  • Phone Number: +1 410-626-1100
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