Bud's at Silver Run

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644 reviews
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$31 to $50
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American
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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
Lunch: Monday - Saturday 11:30 am- 3:00 pm. Also available for private functions/corporate meetings. Dinner Menu: Monday - Thursday - 4:00p.m. to 9:00p.m. Friday & Saturday - 4:00p.m. to 10:00p.m. Sunday - 12:30p.m. to 8:00p.m. Pub Menu: Monday & Tuesday to 3:00pm - 11:00pm Wednesday-Friday - 3:00p.m. to Midnight Saturday - 11:30a.m. to Midnight Sunday - 12:30p.m. to 10:00p.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, Delivery, Entertainment, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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5.0Dined 4 days ago

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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5.0Dined on June 15, 2018

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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5.0Dined on June 10, 2018

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

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5.0Dined on June 9, 2018

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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5.0Dined on June 1, 2018

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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3.0Dined on May 19, 2018

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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4.0Dined on May 19, 2018

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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4.0Dined on May 12, 2018

Always good !!

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5.0Dined on May 6, 2018

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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5.0Dined on May 4, 2018

Excellent service and the food was incredible

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4.0Dined on April 21, 2018

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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1.0Dined on April 14, 2018

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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5.0Dined on April 8, 2018

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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5.0Dined on March 31, 2018

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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3.0Dined on March 11, 2018

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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4.0Dined on February 18, 2018

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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4.0Dined on February 16, 2018

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!

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5.0Dined on February 15, 2018

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

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2018

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

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3.0Dined on February 14, 2018

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.

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2018

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

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3.0Dined on February 2, 2018

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

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5.0Dined on January 27, 2018

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

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3.0Dined on January 27, 2018

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.

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5.0Dined on January 16, 2018

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

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5.0Dined on December 23, 2017

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

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5.0Dined on December 13, 2017

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.

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5.0Dined on November 18, 2017

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!

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5.0Dined on November 17, 2017

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!

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5.0Dined on November 10, 2017

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!!!

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5.0Dined on November 5, 2017

Chef Ken and his staff make every visit a pleasure.

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5.0Dined on November 4, 2017

We enjoy traditions, and our previous traditional anniversary restaurant was destroyed in a flood. We very much enjoyed our meal at Bud's and we will definitely be back next year. I had a steak that was very flavorful (and not just from the rub). My wife had crab cake which she said was very well done and almost entirely lump crab meat. Prices were typical for a restaurant of this quality.

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3.0Dined on November 3, 2017

We have dined here often. It was a little busy so dinner took longer than usual. Food was good but is usually excellent. We will still return.

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5.0Dined on July 29, 2017

Excellent as usual! Ken does an outstanding job with his food choices and combinations! Best in Westminster!

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5.0Dined on July 15, 2017

We had a fantastic time. We loved that the owner came out and spoke to us. He made it a very enjoyable evening.

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5.0Dined on June 17, 2017

Our first conversation, when we got home from Bud's (about a 45-minute drive) after lunch with our grown son for an early Father's Day, started with "Wasn't that a great lunch -- when was the last time we sat down unhurried and had such wonderful food and conversation?" I could not have asked for a better experience as the "hostess" for our jaunt, from the on-line reservation to the final dessert and coffee. Excellent marks for the entire thing.

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5.0Dined on June 15, 2017

My first visit to Bud's was more than I anticipated. The dining room is exquisitely renovated, appropriate for an historic colonial structure ambiance. The food is beyond five-star quality. The service staff are gracious and dutiful. Personally meeting Ken and talking with him all evening was pleasantly engaging and highly enlightening for this newcomer to the Silver Run area.

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4.0Dined on June 9, 2017

Friday night has been our date night for many years and we go to many different restaurants in our area. Bud's has been one of the restaurants that we go back for date night. We enjoy the food and having the ability to talk to each other.

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5.0Dined on June 4, 2017

I love Bud's. Great food and great service. The regular menu is really good, but they always have really cool, great specials. The chilli and the peanut butter pie are two of the best that I've had. Either way, we just always have a really good experience. Super nice folks and really good food.

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4.0Dined on May 28, 2017

Crab and goat cheese cheesecake is worth the trip! Dinner and dessert were also wonderful. Ken, the owner, came out to make suggestions and an impromptu off menu tasting. Great experience all around!

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