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2236 CR 30-A, Suite 8, Seaside, FL 32459
+1 850-231-5900
11:00 - 21:30
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Mobile, Alabama
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20 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Had a mahi sandwich the first night there on the top deck bar & grill. excellent piece of fish and plentiful. was crowded, but service was excellent. Sat with Eric at the bar. Kept a good eye on us. B E A U T I F U L sunset. Ran into John Prine, singer songwriter, on the way out. Made... More 

Thank N5696RYgenem
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We love Bud and Alley's. Enjoy great food while viewing the beautiful waves. You can't beat it. The smoked tuna dip is a must!

Thank Beth M
Ocean Springs, Mississippi
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68 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

If bringing a family I'd sit outside on the open patio because can hear better. Bar area too noisy for kids. They do have high chairs. Wait staff was good and kept rounding. No beer on draft, no chilled mugs for bottled beer. Gumbo was good but temperature was too cool. Scallops were good although stingy on quantity. Ribeye was... More 

Thank johnjnelson
Colleyville, Texas
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37 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We had the house smoked salmon on bagel and the "breakfast sandwich. Salmon served with a huge amount of picketed onions. Had to scrape off to tasty salmon. Sandwich was tasty. Would I go back for breakfast? Probably not. Think there are Akon better options in the neighborhood.

Thank Gigi215513
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43 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I stumbled upon this place by accident. They have the most amazing view from the upstairs bar. Service was great! Perfect place to be for sunset!

Thank Chelsea W
Geneva, Illinois
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43 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had lunch here a year ago, and our second visit was today. The ambiance and food are unbeatable. My wife had two appetizers: the smoked tuna dip (almost addictive) and the crab cake. I had the crab cake and an entree of shrimp and grits. The crab cake is incredibly simple but equally incredibly delicious. It's essentially all crab... More 

Thank jongeol
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were excited about our visit because we had heard so many good things. The crab cakes were just average. We had much better seafood later in our trip. The atmosphere is beachside and has your typical laid back feel. It has a nice patio waiting area that is shady.

Thank AR2222
Indianapolis, IN
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20 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Breakfast at Bud and Alley's offers a good selection of traditional breakfast items but by far the best is the crab cake Benedict. Served with a small side salad, there is no doubt you are eating crab! The cake has a real crunchy outside that gives way to nothing but crab meat. It's pricey but worth it! The view overlooking... More 

Thank Indianapolisrose
Charlotte, North Carolina
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75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Very good. Crowded, but worth the wait. Crab cakes and chicken salad were both great. Will comeback when in the area.

Thank BorntoTravel911
Toronto, Canada
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24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2016

After walking around the beautiful town of Seaside Fl, we decided to have lunch at Bud and Alleys in the Roof Deck Bar section. The place was packed with a lineup and the wait was about 20 minutes - just give your name to the receptionist at the top of the stairs, get a drink t the bar, enjoy the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Bar, Seafood
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, View, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2236 CR 30-A, Suite 8, Seaside, FL 32459
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Florida Panhandle  >  Seaside
  • Phone Number: +1 850-231-5900
Founded in 1986 and named for a dog and cat, Bud & Alley's has been a revered gathering place by loyal patrons for great food, great fun and Seaside's finest sunsets for 23 years. South Walton's longest established restaurant, Bud & Alley's is nestled in the dunes overlooking the Gulf of Mexico. Bud & Alley's has garnered numerous awards including Florida Trend Magazines Golden Spoon Award designating the eatery as one of the top 20 restaurants in Florida as well as receiving a five star designation from the Tallahassee Democrat and annually winning Wine Spectator Magazines Award of Excellence.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?