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Bud & Alley's Waterfront Restaurant & Bar

4.3
580 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Seafood
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  • Waterfront
  • Scenic View
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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.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Seafood
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Hours of operation
Lunch Daily: 11:30am - 3:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Friday: 5:30pm - 9:00pm, Saturday - Sunday: 5:30pm - 9:30pm
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Phone number
(850) 231-5900
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Payment options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
David Bishop
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Private party facilities
For 23 years we have been specializing in amazing events right on the Gulf in Seaside. Whether you are booking a wedding reception in our beautiful gulf front courtyard or a private corporate luncheon in our open-air gazebo, we can create a unique and unforgettable experience tailored for your needs. We have always been known for our outstanding service and award winning menus. We look forward to making your event an exciting and memorable day.
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Private party contact
Kim Estes: (850) 865-4780
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
CR 395
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Parking details
Public Parking is available all throughout Seaside and on CR-30A.
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Dancing, Entertainment, Indoor Smoking Area, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 580 People Are Saying
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4.3based on recent ratings
4.3
food
4.5
service
4.2
ambience
3.8
value
Noise · Moderate
96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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2.0Dined on April 13, 2018

Soup arrived cold and with no spoon- couldn’t get a server to heat soup or get spoon for a time.
Two orders of mashed potatoes were served cold.

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2.0Dined on April 12, 2018

You’re definitely paying for the view, not the food. The Caesar salad seems like it came right from the bagged salads bought at your nearest grocery store and the steamed shrimp were ridiculously salty (and I love me some salt!). I would suggest drinks here. If I were paying $5-10 less for those items, it would’ve been more appropriate.

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5.0Dined on April 8, 2018

We went for our daughters 25th birthday and had a wonderful evening. Service, food and atmosphere were per perfect. Can't wait to come back and eat there again.

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5.0Dined on April 5, 2018

Great food and experience!

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5.0Dined on April 4, 2018

It was an amazing night to sit by the water. The ambiance is perfect for date night. Highly recommend the baked oysters 👌🏼

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2.0Dined on April 3, 2018

Overrated. We ordered two orders of peel n eat shrimp -
Something tasted “off” like too much salt - we ended up sending back to the kitchen. The steak and asparagus were served room temperature. We ordered pasta noodles for our child - to add marinara and sprinkle of cheese was an up charge of $3.00. In all, we’ve had much better food in other areas around town for far less.

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5.0Dined on March 29, 2018

The bartenders and servers were amazing!!! Sean, Britt an Danielle are rock stars!!!

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5.0Dined on March 28, 2018

Great experience. Crab cakes best we ever had.

I lost my wallet and the staff found it. Awesome!

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3.0Dined on March 27, 2018

We have eaten here several times in the past. There were two couples for dinner on this visit. It was so loud that we were unable to speak to each other with talking extremely loud.

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2.0Dined on March 25, 2018

Okay.. food was subpar for price.

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5.0Dined on March 25, 2018

Great service and food was fantastic.

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5.0Dined on March 23, 2018

We enjoyed our Presidents Club Dinner and the views were amazing.

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5.0Dined on March 23, 2018

It was fabulous!!!!

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2.0Dined on March 21, 2018

We were very disappointed . Thought the food would’ve been better for the price we paid it was extremely salty . We were here two years ago and it was fabulous, don’t know what happened. Probably will not go back . We would probably only do the bar and Grill on the rooftop to catch the sunset

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4.0Dined on March 19, 2018

Great service and good food.

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2.0Dined on March 11, 2018

A member of my party asked (three times, nicely) for grilled shrimp. Restaurant said no. It’s a seafood restaurant ...that serves shrimp. And the $40 crab cakes are served with no sides. Just two crab cakes. They are delicious, but that’s $20 a crab cake. Not very accommodating and overpriced at that. Had a reservation that was promptly met and the server was very nice.

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5.0Dined on March 11, 2018

We have gone to Bud and Alley’s for many years, every time we are in Seaside. Always good!!

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4.0Dined on March 10, 2018

My first time there, I was with my husband and teenage son. We had a 5:30 reservation, so got seated right by the window (beach view). Lovely view of the sunset. Great wine list. I ordered the crab cakes--very meaty, flaky and delicious with almost no filler. These are the best I've ever had. Had a fabulous succotash side dish. ($6 extra charge) My husband ordered the filet and it was very slightly undercooked but not enough to send it back and he said it was delicious. My son chose not to order anything. With tip, 2 entrees, 1 side dish, 2 beers and 2 glasses of wine our bill was $116 before tip. Seemed a little over priced but I get it--touristy area. I would bring family and friends here during off season. Wouldn't dream of coming here during tourist season.

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5.0Dined on March 10, 2018

New Orleans shrimp outstanding!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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4.0Dined on March 4, 2018

Bud & Alleys is very well known in this area and rightfully so. The food is good, the service is excellent, and if you get seated in the right section, you have a view of the ocean. Very enjoyable night with friends

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4.0Dined on February 24, 2018

Reviews of the food and views at Bud & Alleys are accurate. The food was excellent, the service superior. But LOUD! Difficult to hold a conversation. Wine list is undistinguished and overpriced. But I can't say enough about the quality of the food and service.

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5.0Dined on February 24, 2018

Jackie was our waitress and she was friendly and efficient. Our food was tasty and hot. I tried crab cakes and sweet potato fries. I was not disappointed. The restaurant is quite small, but it was not overly noisy. We met another couple who we have known for many years there. It’s possible we were laughing and the noisy ones! It was an enjoyable evening!

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5.0Dined on February 22, 2018

We were looking for a place that offered whole fish in Sandestin area and found it at Bud and Allies. Slightly salty, but very moist! We were there in off season and even then parking was challenging but got right in with reservations. You do pay $$ for everything in the entire gulf area, but wish we didn’t have to pay $4 for bread.
Overall nice place and good food.

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3.0Dined on February 17, 2018

Asked for green beans instead of potatoes on one order, received the potatoes and not the green beans. Asked for grits instead of succotash and received both. Ordered the scallops that came on grits that were cold along with receiving another side of grits that weren’t ordered and went to waste.

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3.0Dined on February 16, 2018

Ambience, service and view were fine. Food was overpriced.

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5.0Dined on February 16, 2018

Crab cakes here are best in the WORLD!! And I’ve tried them all over

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2018

Great atmosphere and great service
The crab cakes are the best.
One of our favorites

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2018

Valentines Day dinner with my husband. Very good dinner in a very nice atmosphere.

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4.0Dined on January 2, 2018

Went with a large group for early New Year's eve dinner. Great service, great food, happy with the price. Enjoyed it enough to go back just the two of us several days later.

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5.0Dined on November 24, 2017

Been coming to Bud & Alleys for 30 years and it never disappoints!

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5.0Dined on November 24, 2017

Perfect from the food to the service! Thank you for a wonderful date night ....

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2.0Dined on November 24, 2017

The food was just ok for the price. We were not happy with the quality, can get same food anywhere.

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4.0Dined on November 8, 2017

Scallops were not great - average. Roasted red peppers came from a jar. Very little flavor. Wedge salad same. No flavor. Halibut was delish however. Service was great. Awful wine selection.

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1.0Dined on October 27, 2017

Slow erratic service, inexperienced servers, management had a “so what” attitude
Food way overpriced for the quality

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5.0Dined on October 22, 2017

Great food and atmosphere. Staff was very friendly. Great experience!

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5.0Dined on October 19, 2017

Best crab cakes ever!!!

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5.0Dined on October 16, 2017

The pompano was so tender and delicious and the view was breathtaking!

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2.0Dined on October 14, 2017

I had the crab cakes which were pretty bland-zero flavor. For the crab cakes to be $39 with no side included they should be great. The atmosphere is not that great either—more like a cheap restaurant. Not worth it in my opinion. For the price, the food should be much better.

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5.0Dined on October 6, 2017

Flavorful, fresh, food in a lovely environment.

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3.0Dined on September 29, 2017

Our experience wasn't as great as normal. The cocktails were super weak and the service was just very slow. We have eaten here often though so we will be back. Probably just an off night

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