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For 2
Date
Sat, 2/24
Time
9:00 PM
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Bud & Alley's Waterfront Restaurant & Bar

4.5
558 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Seafood
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  • Neighborhood Gem (6)
  • Casual (5)
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 558 People Are Saying
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4.6
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4.3
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5.0  Dined 3 days ago

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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vipKayS (Memphis)
3.0  Dined 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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viplmfc (Chicago)
3.0  Dined on February 16, 2018

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

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OpenTable Diner (Puerto Vallarta)
5.0  Dined on February 16, 2018

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

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OpenTable Diner (Western NC)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

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

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OpenTable Diner (Cincinnati)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

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

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vipMike (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined 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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OpenTable Diner (Cincinnati)
5.0  Dined on November 24, 2017

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

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OpenTable Diner (Tallahassee)
5.0  Dined on November 24, 2017

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

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OpenTable Diner (Las Vegas)
2.0  Dined 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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OpenTable Diner (Vancouver)
4.0  Dined 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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coach (Raleigh)
1.0  Dined 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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JustBeachy (Nashville)
5.0  Dined on October 22, 2017

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

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OpenTable Diner (New Orleans)
5.0  Dined on October 19, 2017

Best crab cakes ever!!!

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Steve (Tallahassee)
5.0  Dined on October 16, 2017

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

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vipOpenTable Diner (Nashville)
2.0  Dined 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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vipLmch (Kansas City)
5.0  Dined on October 6, 2017

Flavorful, fresh, food in a lovely environment.

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vipKJohnson (Houston)
3.0  Dined 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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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on September 29, 2017

Great food, quick and friendly service - a mainstay in the neighborhood that I will continue to go to.

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OpenTable Diner (Nashville)
5.0  Dined on September 29, 2017

Fabulous for dinner with friends. Grouper was excellent and extremely fresh. Very attentive server with excellent recommendations. Will definitely go back!

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Sharon (Atlanta)
5.0  Dined on September 28, 2017

The food was very good as always. We were vacationing in the area. The crab cakes were great as well as the steak.

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OpenTable Diner (Las Vegas)
5.0  Dined on September 23, 2017

Food was delicious

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OpenTable Diner (Nashville)
5.0  Dined on September 1, 2017

Excellent atmosphere , service and food! A definite place to come back to every time we travel to the beach!

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vipOpenTable Diner (Nashville)
4.0  Dined on August 29, 2017

We had great service and meal. The credit card machine wasn't working so luckily one of our group had enough cash to take care of bill. Not the most convenient and Could've been in an awkward situation. They need to have access to a square or take a cc number in these situations.

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OpenTable Diner (Atlanta)
4.0  Dined on August 26, 2017

We are vegetarian, the options on the menu were!!! two salads, arugula salad, that was good and fresh but too small and the tomato, mozzarella and avocado salad that was not special at all, the mozzarella was of the lowest quality. So for $17 each salads we were expecting more!!!
Regarding the cocktails, my wife's was ok. My was called something fizz!!!! didn't had any vodka, it tasted more like cranberry juice on ice!!! Over expensive ($84)for the quality!

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Debbie (Las Vegas)
4.0  Dined on August 25, 2017

Best meal I've had there in a number of years
Whole pompano was perfectly seasoned
Grouper and succotash delicious!

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MikeWM (Atlanta)
5.0  Dined on August 24, 2017

On day one of our visit to Seaside, we stopped at Bud and Alley's for lunch and had a great lunch. At that moment, we already knew we had to comeback for dinner. So this is two reviews in one, lunch and dinner. Our lunch was excellent. I had the grilled Cobia while my wife had the Paneed chicken.... yes, chicken. But trust us, it was excellent. Service was great as well as the location. I heard the hostess tell someone they had better get reservations for dinner, so I did. 5 nights later we went for dinner. And as I waited a tad too long for reservations, the only thing available was at 6pm, which ended up being fine as we got the best table in the house I think. And service was once again terrific. I had the pork shank.... and yes, pork at the beach. It was great!! My wife had the scallops, also great, our friends had the crab cakes and pork shank... everything, including the smoked tuna dip appetizer, all great. I would go back in a heartbeat.

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vipOpenTable Diner (Dallas)
5.0  Dined on August 17, 2017

Outstanding Crab Cakes and Crab Claws! Our service is always exceptional!

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OpenTable Diner (Tallahassee)
3.0  Dined on August 15, 2017

We have eaten at Bud n Alley's many times and were very disappointed with the quality of the food this August. The menu was lackluster and the wine-by- the-glass list was minimal (one Pinot Grigio option, for example). The service was good but not exceptional. The location is outstanding, and is easy to access. Overall, we won't be returning for quite a while as we have found there are many other options with better service and quality of food and drink on 30A.

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OpenTable Diner (Atlanta)
5.0  Dined on August 12, 2017

My daughter and I stopped in while we were in the area for a weekend getaway. This restaurant is right on the water and offers great views and excellent food and service. The people are friendly, too. I had the scallops and they melted in my mouth.

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