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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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Toronto, Canada
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56 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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 

Thank OakvilleGolfer
Atlanta, Georgia
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

After years of dining elsewhere in the 30a area we decided to try bud and alleys again. The food and service is simply subpar. Wine list is overpriced at all price points. Menu is limited and not very excited. We had crab cakes grouper salmon and gumbo. Mediocre. Gave it 2 stars because upstairs bar is always a great view.

Thank worldvu
Niceville, Florida
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35 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The view from the deck is superb but the food has deteriorated since my last review in 2012. My wife had trout. The fish was larger than average but the cook had, seemingly, dropped the salt shaker on it to the point that the flavor was totally hidden. I had a fish sandwich which was very good but I was... More 

Thank thirdwiley
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8 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Server went above and beyond to make a perfect pina colada with some ice cream and dark rum floater! Was best ever. Crab cake was outstanding. Grilled Mahi mahi over rice and veggies melted in your mouth! Great vibe on the open bar deck!

Thank cynthiaw660
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We went rooftop had amazing view ..food was great ..had grouper (fish) with Vegetables and mango mojito !!!!

Thank Hope T
Loveland, Ohio
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175 reviews
132 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We went On a Saturday night and were very disappointed in the service. Our waitress disappeared and we waited a very long time to see a new one. Our appetizers arrived with our meals and our drinks arrived after the meals. The food was good though, especially the sweet potato fries.

Thank Gina R
Lenoir City, Tennessee
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246 reviews
147 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We drove down from Fort Walton because of the reviews and one of our ladies had eaten there last year. Our food was horrible. Way over priced. Most of our plates went back to the kitchen hardly touched. Wouldn't recommend to anyone or return.

Thank Dottie47
Lowell, Arkansas
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67 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2016

Went for cocktails at sunset. Sat outside--what a view. This is a hopping place with all tables full. Drinks were very good but on the expensive side. I guess you're paying for the view so I guess it is worth it.

Thank Desperado52
Evansville, Indiana
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42 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016

My pecan waffle was like so many others. It just drank the syrup like a sponge. Not impressed. My husband on the other hand ordered the duck confit hash browns. OUTSTANDING!! Loved the breakfast menu choices,my bad for ordering a waffle. I wonder what a 40.00 crab cake tastes like. One of the kitchen managers told us they cook heavy... More 

Thank Wennifer2013
Covington, Georgia
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42 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

The food was great and the view was amazing. A little pricey but the whole area is. I would recommmend

Thank Donna S

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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
Groups, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, View, Kids, Child-friendly
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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