Bud's at Silver Run

4.6
668 reviews
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$31 to $50
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American
Bud's at Silver Run is a casual elegant restaurant located just north of Westminster, MD and south of Gettysburg, PA. Opened in May of 2008 "Bud's at Silver Run" invites you to enjoy great dining in a casual, friendly atmosphere. Local resident Blinn Salisbury III and partner Ken Lurie are pleased to become part of the community and to revive this great location. We have searched for the right restaurant and are happy that we have found it in Silver Run. Ken brings more than thirty years of varied restaurant experience with him to Bud's. From learning under Karl Beckley at the Greenlake Grill in Seattle to Food & Beverage Director of the Virgin Grand in the Virgin Islands, Ken is excited to return to Maryland. Our goal is to enhance and enrich your dining by offering a quality restaurant experience. We hope to meet and exceed your expectations in each of your visits. Whether you live in the area or if you are just passing through we look forward to making Bud's your place!
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
American, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service
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Hours of operation
Monday - Thursday - 11:30a.m. to11:00p.m.
Friday & Saturday - 11:30a.m. to midnight
Sunday - 12:30p.m. to10:00p.m.
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Phone number
(410) 346-6816
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Ken Lurie
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Private party facilities
Bud's at Silver Run is closed on Mondays - all day - as well as Tuesday - Friday during the day. We are available for your corporate getaway, meetings & presentations. Utilize the entire restaurant or only our dining room, the choice is yours!
We will customize a menu for you whether a breakfast meeting, lunch or all day let us make you look great!!
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Private party contact
Ken Lurie: (410) 346-6816
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Catering
Full service off premise catering tailored to your individual needs.
Available for private in house functions all day Monday and for breakfast and lunch Tuesday-Frday.
Call for details.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Mayberry Road
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Special events & promotions
Saturday, July 14th, 2012. Olive oil tasting from 11 am - 1 pm.
Taste at least 12 different Olive Oils from different regions and enjoy a 3 course lunch. $45 includes tax and gratuity.
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 668 People Are Saying
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BM
Baltimore
6 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Amazing crab soup, chili, crab cake, and great waitress!

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j
Baltimore
64 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Chef Ken always surprises with something unexpected and delicious. This week's soup of the day was excellent.

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CM
Washington DC
19 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A wonderful meal and experience - this is the place to go for a great evening.

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AG
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We always enjoy our dining experience at Buds. We have brought friends and family and the always rave about the meals. Great people Ken and Brooke, we love you.

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JM
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This place is great! I highly recommend you check it out. You won't regret it. The food is amazing and thd people are just as great.

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JS
Baltimore
7 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

The atmosphere and friendly service is great. While the food was good, it was not special. Wine and drinks were limited but good selections overall. Desert was exceptional.

I do recommend this restaurant if you have never been before and for something different. Others may find something special during their experience.

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CZ
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a great time and was able to talk to my date without it being loud. The Food was great! I'd really recommend the sausage and grits also the duck and the salmon was great too. Haven't been to the bar side yet but I've heard their bartenders are quite exceptional and can make anything you can think of.

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MS
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Ken & staff do a fantastic job from beginning to end. The food is excellent and the wine list superb.
We love Bud's at Silver Run and highly recommend!

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AB
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 2

I was a little disappointed with the atmosphere at Bud’s. It was our first time here and we were celebrating our wedding anniversary. The tables were a bit close and there was no music, making it a bit awkward. The atmosphere was definitely lacking. That being said, the food was good. Maybe we’ll try the bar if we go back again.

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B
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our party of four thoroughly enjoyed our meal which was prepared to perfection with interesting flair and just right proportions. The menu included something for everyone’s taste. Ambiance was perfect for a quiet dinner. Desserts were ordinary but certainly satisfying.

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j
Baltimore
65 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Chef Ken always has a unique take on what might otherwise be an ordinary meal. Well done!

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CM
Washington DC
20 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I visited at Bud's at Silver Run with a friend of mine and we sat bar side.

The atmosphere is welcoming and fun -- several suggestions of drinks and appetizers were made by our waitress. The potato and leek soup sounded delicious -- one of my favorites.

My friend chose the blackened tuna salad and I chose the surf and turf burger. My friend mentioned that her meal came out to perfection - the tuna was cooked exactly to her liking.

My surf and turf burger was delicious - I added goat cheese which was the extra taste that I like.

The owner stopped by and chatted with us and gave us the highlights of the menu and also told us a bit about the restaurant.

Bud's at Silver Run has quickly become one of my favorite stops for a great meal. I will certainly return again in the near future.

Thank you for providing top quality meals and a great dining experience.

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CM
Washington DC
20 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful experience!! Thank you so much for making my friends birthday a happy one.

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OT
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 3

Food was good but the kitchen extremely slow. Not an extremely busy night and plenty of wait staff. This was disappointing

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F
Baltimore
25 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Buds continues to be one of the best casual Dining experiences in Carroll County. Ken is a creative chef and great host. Their new menu merges their bar menu with the dining menu and now offers a number of smaller plates and less entrees. We tried the Elk chop in a blueberry gastrique that paired nicely with the wild rice mushroom kale side. Cooked to perfection. Would definitely get this again.

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W
Baltimore
9 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great menu with more couples meal options, small plate options, great appetizers and a sandwich and burger selection along with great salads. Comfortable environment and well trained staff. True feel of a family owned restaurant. Not a huge wine menu but nice selection in all price ranges. Food delicious and locally grown.

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DD
Baltimore
4 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and experience. Intimate.

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DB
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was our second trip to Bud's, and we found it just as enjoyable as the first time. Everyone enjoyed the cream of crab soup, and one of us had the wild mushroom au gratin. Very tasty. Victoria was an excellent server.

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T
Baltimore
5 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent food. We have mixed reviews on the new menu which lists sandwiches and dinner entrees. The women in the group liked the smaller portion option.

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PD
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had the half and half crab soup, best ever!! We had crab cakes and steak, all was absolutely delicious!! The waitress was very attentive as well. Will definitely be back!!

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BG
Baltimore
9 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Another wonderful meal at this gem of a restaurant. Loved that the chef came out and spoke with us.

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OT
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Food was outstanding and the server was excellent. It did take us over an hour to get our first course, and over 2 hours for the whole experience. We had an engagement after dinner that made this timeframe stressful, so next time we’ll allow plenty of time.

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ND
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was my wife and I first time here. Quiet restaurant that used to be a house but was very beautifully designed. Staff was courteous and knowledgeable. Definitely coming back

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DB
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was our first time at Bud's. The restaurant was quaint, and very well appointed. The food was great, and Victoria was a great waitress.

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SH
1 review
Dined on June 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I absolutely love Buds! We eat here every year on our anniversary! The people, food and atmosphere are all top notch!

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OT
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The outside looks are deceiving. Inside is elegant dining with a great atmosphere. Food was top notch and some of the best I have had in this area of not the best. Grits were amazing. Stuffed Rockfish was Devine. This is a hole in the wall local eatery that should not be missed.

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j
Baltimore
65 reviews
Dined on June 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent service! And--Chef Ken always has an interesting surprise on the special of the day menu.

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JE
1 review
Dined on June 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We enjoy everything about Bud's, especially the food. Superior food and service, plus, Bud's is warm, comfortable and inviting.

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W
Baltimore
7 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A real surprise out in the country. Lovely atmosphere. Great staff. Worth the travel to get to it. Food is creative and excellent.

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G
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on May 19, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

The appetizers were better prepared than the main course, The crab crostini were perfect, and especially the Risotto with shrimp, which was delicious. My entree, the Chicken Chesapeake, had good crabmeat, but the chicken was uninspiring and a little dry. The fingerling potatoes also were a little dry. I shared a strawberries and Grand Marnier dessert that was very good, with fresh local strawberries. I’m sitting on the fence and am not certain I’ll be back soon.

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KP
1 review
Dined on May 19, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 1ambience 5

The initial impression walking in was great. When our nasty waitress appeared and so called waited on us it went down hill instantly. Her nasty attitude got so bad that my sweet husband said, Are you mad at us for some reason"? However the food was very good and we will go back one more time to give the staff a second chance.

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JM
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Always good !!

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C
New England
57 reviews
Dined on May 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A real gem!
The best crab cakes we’ve ever had (and we are both from the Eastern Seaboard).
Great service; really wonderful menu in an unexpected rural MD location. Well worth the 15 minutes of extra driving.

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OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on May 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent service and the food was incredible

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MT
1 review
Dined on April 21, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Nick greeted us, seated us, and made sure that our water glasses were filled during dinner; great job, Nick.
Carla, our waitress knew the ins and outs of the daily's specials, and readily repeated them back to us as asked. She did not rush our ordering, in fact, I was surprised that there was such a casual, laid-back atmosphere for a Saturday night. Carla did not push the menu on us, in fact, we didn't see one for the first 15 minutes. She was quick to ask if our drinks needed refreshing and apologized for the long wait for our second drinks. (Not her fault) She did a great job.

The bread basket has two types of warmed bread and came with olive oil and butter crab bruschetta appetizer was delicious, as was the cream of crab soup (Lots of lump meat) and Maryland crab soup. The soup spoons were oversized tablespoons, I would look into ordering standard round bowl soup spoons. I ordered the catfish with crabmeat and creamy grits, and a zucchini squash medley; one of the specials. My wife and our neighbor both ordered London broil, rare and medium rare and they were cooked spot on. The wild rice was excellent. Other friend ordered Chesapeake chicken and was satisfied with presentation and taste.
We were too full for dessert but still listened to the choices. They all sounded great.

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JW
1 review
Dined on April 14, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 4ambience 3

I was disappointed this time. Food was no where near as good as it has been and no one from the kitchen cared to come out and inquire why only 1 bite was missing from servings.

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BC
Baltimore
5 reviews
Dined on April 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Bud's does not disappoint. We've dined there numerous times over many years since they opened, and it's not close to where we lived in Ellicott City! Def worth the trip. We have moved to FL but come into town to visit and Bud's is always on the list of 'must dos'!!!

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DS
Baltimore
4 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love Bud’s! Carla is one of our favorite servers. She has a great personality and is very helpful in choosing which entree we should do when we like so many things on the menu! The food as always is just so delicious! We love the grilled Caesar salad when it’s on the menu. Great place for lunch, dinner or special occasion!

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DS
1 review
Dined on March 11, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

Service was good, ambience good, we were celebrating my daughters birthday. My wife and I had a Rebun sandwich there was very little cornbeef and what there was of it was tough and hard to chew. My daughter had a French dip it was fine. My son-in law had a open faced prime rib it was fine. Deserts we had Choclate cake and Cheesecake and they were good. I have been in the hospitality industry all my life I hope this email is constructive.

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OT
Baltimore
4 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Waitress was a little spacy but adequate. She stopped in the middle of our order to greet people coming in. She had double duty that day. Overall the service was fine. Three of us ordered Rib eye steaks and they were tasty. Another ordered scallops and she said they were very good. Owner/Chef greeted the diners .

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