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Buddy's Crab House and Oyster Bar

) #38 of 43 Restaurants in Surf City ₹₹ - ₹₹₹ American, , Seafood
101 Roland Ave, SURF CITY, Surf City, Topsail Island, NC 28445
+1 910-328-1515
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  • Excellent35%
  • Very good10%
  • Average15%
  • Poor25%
  • Terrible15%
4 weeks ago
“Just okay”
4 weeks ago
“Relaxing time”
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American, Bar, Seafood
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101 Roland Ave, SURF CITY, Surf City, Topsail Island, NC 28445
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We tried Buddy's because of its location right on the beach. The view was beautiful over looking the ocean. The food on the other hand which took a long time was just okay. Ordered the crab dip appetizer which arrived literally right before the meal....More

Thank Familyonthegoagain
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Excellent good, excellent service, excellent view. Generous portion sizes and The BEST fried oysters on the island.

Thank Tracy Q
Reviewed 1 week ago

We tried Buddy's a couple of weeks ago for lunch and had the flounder basket - it was super - 2 nice size pieces of flounder filet with fries. We sat on the covered deck right on the ocean - breeze and view was excellent....More

Thank scooternoodlesmom
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Arrived at 12n with a party of 9 for lunch. It was a 92 degree day and very humid , we sat on the covered porch and despite the heat we were comfortable and shaded. The service was attentive and the food was just okay...More

Thank PeacefulSpirit4
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped at buddy's because it sits on the beach. Is is a nice causal restaurant. Our server was very pleasant and attentive. The food was good, although we wanted to get the steamer pot and were advised the steamer was down. Would have been...More

Thank Deb M
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Nice people, wonderful deck to watch a storm go through, a little light on the tequila and I wish they would take the time to devein the steamed shrimp or at least give me a tool to do it. Out of steamed clams, I guess...More

Thank slowasmolasses
Reviewed 16 June 2017 via mobile

LOVE this place!! Great food, Friendly staff and Unbeatable views!! Buddy's has it all!! It's a must stop every time we are in Topsail!! HIGHLY Recommend!!

Thank Jill B
Reviewed 16 June 2017 via mobile

The food was delicious, I had the grouper and it was the best I ever had! Greatest atmosphere, we ate outside on the deck that is right off the beach. Give it a try you'll be glad you did!

Thank Bernie D
Reviewed 28 May 2017 via mobile

I visited here last year and left a review, which has disappeared for some reason. A quick synopsis - I am well travelled but this is the worst food I have ever been served in a restaurant. Tasteless and overpriced. Lovely evening in lovely surroundings...More

Thank SusieJ1953
Reviewed 27 May 2017 via mobile

If you're coming off the beach for a drink or beer this is a great quick walk up place. If you're trying to sit for food it takes forever. It's crammed and never fun to wait endlessly for deep friend bar food. During the summer...More

Thank DoctorGCP
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Response from wecacnna | Reviewed this property |
It is a perfect place for a bar on the beach. Its kind of the hang out place for surfers and many of the younger crowd beside buddies-If you want you can enter from the large public covered sitting area super easy-a option... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 6 - US$ 19
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Free Wifi, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Kids, View
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 101 Roland Ave, SURF CITY, Surf City, Topsail Island, NC 28445
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Coast  >  Topsail Island  >  Surf City
  • Phone Number: +1 910-328-1515
The prime oceanfront location in Surf City to eat delicious Seafood featuring Steam Buckets with Oysters, Snow Crab Legs, Shrimp and Clams with Corn on Cob and Potatoes!!! Also featuring Hand Cut Prime Angus Ribeye Steaks, Chicken & Barbeque Ribs!!!
Remember to try our delicious Crabby Shrimp dip or Fried Calamari for a tantalizing appetizer!!! The kids will crave the corn nuggets served here!!!
The gathering place for FAMILY and FRIENDS as the oceanfront dining deck offers views of the beach and Surf City's beautiful pier! On a clear day, both the North & South Curves that lead to the inlets can be seen! The warm ocean breeze is comforting to all from our "Tiki Land" upper deck for cold beverages on a warm day!
The kids will enjoy our "Little Shrimp's Menu" and wearing our PIRATE HATS to take home!
The décor inside is built of cedar pulled up from our beautiful Cape Fear River and remember to leave your signed dollar bills stapled to our walls!!!
There is plenty of parking in our double sided parking lot with free city parking in all directions for any overflow!
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