Bud's at Silver Run

4.8
654 reviews
icon/ic_price_rangeCreated with Sketch.
$31 to $50
icon/ic_cuisineCreated with Sketch.
American
Top Tags:
  • Good for a Date
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Special Occasion
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
icon/ic_cuisineCreated with Sketch.
Cuisines
American, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service
icon/ic_clockCreated with Sketch.
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.
icon/ic_phoneCreated with Sketch.
Phone number
(410) 346-6816
icon/ic_new_windowCreated with Sketch.
icon/ic_paymentCreated with Sketch.
Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
icon/ic_dress_codeCreated with Sketch.
Dress code
Casual Dress
icon/ic_chefCreated with Sketch.
Executive chef
Ken Lurie
icon/ic_private_diningCreated with Sketch.
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!!
icon/ic_contactCreated with Sketch.
Private party contact
Ken Lurie: (410) 346-6816
icon/ic_cateringCreated with Sketch.
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.
Open Google Maps
icon/ic_locationCreated with Sketch.
icon/ic_neighborhoodCreated with Sketch.
Neighborhood
icon/ic_cross_streetCreated with Sketch.
Cross street
Mayberry Road
icon/ic_special_eventsCreated with Sketch.
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
Sort by
Newest
Filters
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

Report
Helpful
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.

Report
Helpful
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.

Report
Helpful
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.

Report
Helpful
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.

Report
Helpful
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!!

Report
Helpful
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.

Report
Helpful
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.

Report
Helpful
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

Report
Helpful
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.

Report
Helpful
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!

Report
Helpful
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.

Report
Helpful
j
Baltimore
63 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.

Report
Helpful
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.

Report
Helpful
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.

Report
Helpful
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.

Report
Helpful
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.

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

Always good !!

Report
Helpful
c
New England
55 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.

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

Excellent service and the food was incredible

Report
Helpful
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.

Report
Helpful
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.

Report
Helpful
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'!!!

Report
Helpful
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!

Report
Helpful
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.

Report
Helpful
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 .

Report
Helpful
OT
Charleston
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Went to Bud's for my birthday dinner and enjoyed the best cream of crab soup around! the restaurant was quiet and the wait staff was on the ball. The owner came to our table several times to check on us and eventually sat down at the table next to us and had a lengthy conversation with us. Great food and very friendly atmosphere!

Report
Helpful
j
Baltimore
63 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The venison was delicious. The service, as always, was excellent.

Report
Helpful
CB
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

All around great place, Ken is the best Chef. We go here every year for Valentine's day and dates in between

Report
Helpful
CD
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 5

I knew Valentine's Day was going to be busy so I went in knowing service would take longer. But what I did not expect was lukewarm food after waiting for an unreasonable amount of time. Appetizer (crab crostini) took 40 minutes and it was soggy and warm at best. The potatoes and asparagus were lukewarm, too. How could the potatoes be lukewarm when they were plated under a steak? No way was I going to send it back because it would have been midnight before it came back out. It was a bit disappointing given our past experiences. I hope this was just a hiccup on a busy night.

Report
Helpful
G
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went for Valentines day. The food was excellent and so was the service. Highly recommended.

Report
Helpful
OT
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

If going to the pub probably fine but would not recommend the dining room.

Report
Helpful
D
Baltimore
9 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Never disappointed by food or service. The owner always comes around to ensure you have an excellent dining experience.

Report
Helpful
OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on January 27, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 2

Nice place to eat, make sure you get there early as the parking is awful. The parking area may hold 10 cars, however by the time we left (6ish) there were at least 20 and a produce truck in the lot.

Report
Helpful
HS
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on January 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First time there.
Will return and recommend to others.
Great wine.
Great prices.

Report
Helpful
T
Baltimore
5 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent, as always. This has become a favorite with all of our out of town guests.

Report
Helpful
CT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 13, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The service is absolutely great, they let us know apprx when food would be ready, and the ambiance is very inviting. The food was eloquently presented and tasted even better than it looked.

Report
Helpful
DD
Orlando
7 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What a great place! The drive is a bit out there but it was worth it and easy to find. The restaurant is adorable and cozy. The service was friendly and efficient. The food was really good! I enjoyed the cocktails as they were fun without being too crazy. We will definitely come again!

Report
Helpful
c
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We took a family member for a 60th birthday to Bud's. She had never been there and was quite surprised when she walked through the doors. She expected a bbq joint, instead found a warm, inviting and casual, elegant dining restaurant. We all ordered drinks, which were prepared perfectly. We each ordered different meals and every one was pleasing to the eye and delicious. The staff was friendly, attentive and we loved that the owner/chef stepped out of the kitchen to ask folks about their dining experience. This is a fun place to dine and the relaxed atmosphere and food make it worth driving a little distance to get to. One of our favorite "newest" finds!

Report
Helpful
OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely wonderful dining experience. Outstanding service! Food was amazing! Atmosphere was great and bartender was pleasant as usual! Love this place! That's why we keep returning!!!

Report
Helpful
1
2
3
17