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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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Panama City, Florida
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29 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Atmosphere was good but the amount of food that you got for the money wasn't worth it. I thought I was getting a dinner salad turned out to be a 1/2 cup for $12.00, then it was just okay. Everyone in our group thought their food was okay but not a lot of it ( grouper & gumbo).

Thank Tammy2500
Saint Augustine, Florida
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311 reviews
214 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 172 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Bud & Alley's please don't ever change!! I've been visiting here for as long as I can remember (before Seaside was the bustling little town it is today) and have loved their Taco Shop for several years as well (if you haven't tried the Taco Shop don't walk...run). I love sitting upstairs even though the wait is usually just under... More 

Thank Ellyanne
Point Clear, Alabama
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143 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I had the Shrimp poboy and fries with a Bloody Mary. It was good, but my favorite thing about Bud and Alley's is the view. Nice menu and good service once we were seated.

Thank kmk225
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Best place in Seaside, and for quite a long stretch of 30A Highway for a drink at sunset! Fresh seafood with the best view in town.

Thank Mimi_cheryl
Indian River, Michigan
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30 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I guess you could say that Bud & Alley's is the center of town, but in this case, it would also mean on the beach. Story goes that this was the first restaurant in the Seaside development and it has only grown to become a fixture on 30A. The restaurant gets kudos for location, location, view, overall ambience and of... More 

Thank jctusa
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34 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stopped in a quaint little area in Seaside, thought we'd try out the local scene. Picked out this taco joint. Service was average, tacos were the worst we've ever had. If you see this place, make it a memory... keep moving on to something else.

Thank Dawn W
Freeport, Illinois
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42 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Wanted to stop far a drink and snack. I was able, with effort to get to the lower level restaurant. Was told the bar was closed and would have to go to the upper bar and restaurant. No elevator. About 15+ steps. Obviously, not following the disability law.

Thank Peg H
Niceville, FL
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76 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 140 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Over the years we've eaten at Bud and Alley's time and again, but this was our last—certainly for the downstairs dining room, which is extremely overpriced. While we have generally been happy with the upstairs lunch and dining options, we were appalled at the service, prices, and food quality below. First off, I paid $39 for two crab cakes and... More 

Thank LizzyBennett12
New Orleans, Louisiana
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152 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Bud and Alley's has been our most frequented place along 30A for about 17 years. In all that time, we have only eaten downstairs at the inside restaurant a handful of times. The Roof Deck Bar (aka Tarpon Club) is our spot. Doesn't matter the weather; if it happens to be cold or rainy it's zipped up tight and the... More 

Thank Vieuxcarre
Durand, Illinois
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had the crab cakes eggs Benedict, and they were the best crab cakes ever. Lightly breaded on the outside, the were comprised solely of real crab and probably butter. The hollandaise sauce was also perfect. We sat in the rooftop bar area. Even though it was 52 degrees out and we were in the open with just a roof... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 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
View, Bar Scene, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids
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?