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Buddy's Italian Restaurant

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626 E Lewis St, Pocatello, ID 83201-5863
+1 208-233-1172
11:00 - 23:00
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Mon - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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Shelton, Connecticut
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5 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Interesting place. Food was great and staff was very friendly. Plenty of parking in their lot. Gets quite a crowd on game day.

Thank Frank Y
Phoenix, Arizona
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54 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

Very proud of their house salad, but to most of our group, too much lettuce swimming in their secret dressing.

Thank EdwardA044
Monterey CA
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29 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016

Staff were so friendly and kind. The pizza was excellent, and don't forget to order their famous salad.

Thank kathiwo
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13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2016 via mobile

I've been eating here for 36 years. It's a local favorite. Great Italian sausage sandwiches and salad with famous buddy's dressing. You can't go wrong with anything here.

Thank Colene M
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3 reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2016 via mobile

I had a great lunch here. The salad was awesome. I got the half order chicken salad. Filled me right up.

Thank rissaroo2u
Sacramento, California
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25 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016

This is a quirky family run restaurant that always seems to please my Wife and I. The garlic dressing for the salad is the best you will find.

Thank Stephen H
Edmonds, Washington
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67 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016

This place has to be doing something right since it has been around for 50+ years. Very local with great food & very busy all the time.Everything on the menu is good but I like the Chick Special & the S. Sandwich best. Run by a great crew of people with Steve in charge.

Thank lgatlin
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2016

The atmosphere is generally busy but cozy. The food is traditionally prepared the same way for 50+ years. I recommend the Buddy's salad. The dressing is second to none. Plenty of garlic!

Thank Pete S
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10 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2016 via mobile

Salad also good but the spaghetti was sub par, needed some spice - blah. No drink and bill + tip was over $20.

Thank W.w. L
Pocatello, Idaho
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267 reviews
160 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016

Buddy's is a local Italian restaurant that has been in Pocatello for a very long time! The floors are all tile....and it is small inside.....which makes for a loud and active environment. However, they are famous for their salads and more specifically, the salad dressing. This is the kind of place that after eating here, people "smell you and tell... More 

Thank dkbrig

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Italian, Pizza
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Television, Full Bar
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 626 E Lewis St, Pocatello, ID 83201-5863
  • Location: United States  >  Idaho (ID)  >  Pocatello
  • Phone Number: +1 208-233-1172

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?