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Bud and Alley's

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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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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 21:30
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We went to Bud & Alley's because of the location and atmosphere..... the food was ok, but the person who cleaned and deboned their fish did not do a very good job. The roasted beet salad was wonderful, but the service was again mediocre at best. Disappointed in Seaside ☹️

Thank Jodi W
Knoxville, Tennessee
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

By far the best gulf views anywhere close! Good food & drinks.And thats just on the roof bar. Downstairs it's white linen tablecloths and extremely good service. Right on the beach overlooking the gulf. Try the smoked tuna dip!

Thank markpalmer261mp
Rogers, Arkansas
2 reviews
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We arrived at Seaside Beach ready to eat fresh seafood outside in the sun and oceanfront. Bud and Alleys was perfect! We went upstairs to the rooftop. Our table was oceanfront and it was so peaceful to see the ocean while we are. I had the crab cake and it was delicious! Great food and great atmosphere. We will definately... More 

Thank aheason
Indialantic, Florida
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50 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

stopped in for lunch on the way home. Exactly what we were looking for. A casual place with good food and cold beer. Sat on deck to overlooking ocean. Waiter was helpful and efficient. Would have loved to stay longer and enjoy but had to leave. Would definitely go back the next time we are in the area.

Thank Bob L
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17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

we visited seaside during our Vaca to destin. bud and alleys was recommended by a local where we were staying ..we were told to order the tuna dip and to sit up at the top where the bar is to enjoy the amazing view. I will say that area is quite lovely..but it was pricey for the overall trip. I... More 

Thank jennifer c
Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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203 reviews
142 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We went for lunch on Easter Sunday and were seated quickly. Service was good but food was just ok. Kids pasta wasn't up to par and was beyond bland. Shrimp po-boy had about 7-8 shrimp on it and steak fries cost and additional $5 (instead of potato chips). The chicken portabella mushroom sandwich was just ok. The waiter couldn't seem... More 

Thank latraveler393
Birmingham, Alabama
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31 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The dinner here is very awesome - nice atmosphere and great service. The breakfast was not that good and quite expensive.

Thank Bamatams
Kingston, Ontario, Canada
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217 reviews
110 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is 5 star for what it does. A raised beachside, outdoor fish shack. We returned to this place 3 years after our last visit to Seaside. The menu has great choices. The service is efficient and friendly and the food is unpretentious, good portions and tasty. And the views are beautiful, especially at sunset. After lunch/dinner , enjoy a... More 

Thank Tom H
Atlanta, Georgia
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Loved this place. Best sunset drink view in town on their rooftop floor with postcard views. Open for all 3 meals and we at different times for all 3. First the service -- like you were a guest in someone's home which was welcome after a really rude encounter earlier another place. Food was perfectly prepared -- fresh shrimp that... More 

Thank Boydlio
Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States
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24 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We enjoyed a pleasant dinner at this spot for our anniversary. Good food - nothing that knocked our socks off. Good view , cool hot spot.

Thank lavishlisa

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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, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar Scene, View, Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Special Occasion Dining
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?