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Buddy's Crabs & Ribs

₹₹ - ₹₹₹American, , Seafood
221 Wicomico St, On the Bay, Ocean City, MD 21842-4293
+1 410-289-0500
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  • Excellent54%
  • Very good27%
  • Average14%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“hush puppies” (8 reviews)
“ribs” (20 reviews)
“boiled shrimp” (3 reviews)
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American, Bar, Seafood, Pub, Gluten Free Options
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221 Wicomico St, On the Bay, Ocean City, MD 21842-4293
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1 - 10 of 83 reviews

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

When you go to a restaurant and sit at the bar and do not even get acknowledged within the first 10 minutes, what do you do? LEAVE. Horrible horrible. There were only 4 people at the bar. Wow.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We were staying at Emerson Towers right above this place! Happy Hour all day and the drinks are great! Had crabs and they were great, but the service was terrible. Chariah (?) was awesome and without her, we probably would have walked out. We told...More

Thank Cruiseaddict2
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had the $25 buffet which "because of the storms" was $35 that night. Still a good price. The corn and the fries were good, but the crabs were either over-cooked or re-heated. They were just all mush. We mentioned it to the server and she...More

Thank brian k
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I ate here on Saturday and thought the food and service were good. I had a fried oyster sandwich which was nice. They did a nice job following up to see if I needed anything during the course of my meal. Chances are I'll probably...More

Thank Sbyman
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Reviewed 28 August 2017 via mobile

Came here for dinner..yes no waitress but great food and awesome sunset..get pit beef sandwich and Alaskan crab and 2 for 1 drink..free kids meal 5 and under ..no brainer!!

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Reviewed 15 August 2017 via mobile

Forget those other rib places and head to Buddys. Three of us had full ribs and one had steak tacos. Everyone enjoyed their meals and the portions were good. Only reason they did not receive 5 stars is the ordering process. There are no waitresses,...More

Thank mpcpjep
Reviewed 12 August 2017 via mobile

We were actually looking for another place but we were hungry... only one person working multi tables...finally ordered crab dip...where was the crab??? Grandson got chicken fingers and fries. They were ok..i ordered the pit beef it wad excellent..but the guy that brought out the...More

Thank chef2b5763
Reviewed 9 August 2017 via mobile

We were recommended to try this place by some locals in Ocean City. A short walk off the boardwalk with a beautiful view over the bay and nice outside seating. Fish and chips were good. My son had fresh caught red snapper and salmon it...More

Thank April D
Reviewed 15 July 2017 via mobile

We stumbled on this place while on a weekend Getaway. The food was delicious and they give you plenty of food

Thank Adaomma S
Reviewed 12 July 2017

This was a last minute pick for a group of us on a Tuesday night. The outside temperature was about 95 and we weren't even sure we wanted to eat. But once we got to Buddy's, sat down and had a beer and cooled down,...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast
Restaurant features
Reservations, Accepts Visa, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Street Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Discover, Highchairs Available, Full Bar
Good for
Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
4:00 AM - 9:00 AM
4:00 PM - 9:00 PM
4:00 PM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 221 Wicomico St, On the Bay, Ocean City, MD 21842-4293
  • Location: United States  >  Maryland (MD)  >  Ocean City
  • Phone Number: +1 410-289-0500
Home of the "World's Best Crabcake". Award winning crabcakes, soups, and the freshest steamed to order MD Blue Crabs. Full menu available, something for everyone. Fresh Food from scratch, awesome views.
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