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Bud & Alley's Waterfront Restaurant & Bar, Santa Rosa Beach, FL

Bud & Alley's Waterfront Restaurant & Bar

4.2
4.2
727 Reviews
$31 to $50
Seafood
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.

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Seafood
  • Hours of operation
    Lunch Daily 11:00 am–3:00 pm Dinner Daily 5:30 pm–9:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (850) 231-5900
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Executive chef
    David Bishop
  • 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.
  • Private party contact
    Kim Estes: (850) 865-4780
  • Neighborhood
    Santa Rosa Beach
  • Cross street
    CR 395
  • Parking details
    Public Parking is available all throughout Seaside and on CR-30A.
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Late Night, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 727 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

4.2
4.2 based on all time ratings
  • 4.2Food
  • 4.2Service
  • 4.1Ambience
  • 2.3Value

NoiseModerate

727 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on August 10, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    They put us in the kids section, but we suspected it was because we were wearing shorts. The food was amazing tho!

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  2. GregC

    Atlanta Metro

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 6, 2019

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    When the salad description is “Heirloom Tomatoes and Peaches” one would not expect the tomatoes to be cherry tomatoes. The food was “meh” from a flavor profile perspective.

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    Charleston

    7 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on June 24, 2019

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    Poor service with mediocre food. Our waiter was either on drugs or low IQ. We had to ask him for drinks after he took the food order. Also, Staff was not accommodating prior to our reservation when we asked to bring an additional person, but when we arrived they could have clearly accommodated it.

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  4. KathyC

    Denver

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 23, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We love Bud and alleys! Always a favorite! I would highly recommend it to others!! The shrimp pasta was my favorite!!

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 21, 2019

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was horrible and way overpriced. The waiter told us they were known for their crab cakes (also the most expensive thing on the menu) & kept going on & on about how amazing they were. Well of course I ordered the crab cakes. Huge mistake! They were extremely bland (literally had no taste). I put salt, pepper, and squeezed a lemon on them to try to amplify the flavors (didn’t work), so I ordered remoulade sauce. He was so shocked I ordered the sauce Bc he says everyone loves him. Long story short, I wouldn’t have minded paying $40 if they were actually amazing, but I’m convinced he actually just wanted me to have a more expensive meal, so he would get a larger tip. I won’t be back for dinner.

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  6. Nickname

    Columbus

    10 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on June 20, 2019

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    Reserved a table for 4 with a view and when I arrived they struggled to find my reservation. After they found it we were seated in a corner with a view of a wall. Terrible.

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  7. CurtW

    Atlanta Metro

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Great food. Little loud due to families. Waiter was engaging but seemed to forget about us at times.

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food and drinks amazing beach atmosphere

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    Phoenix

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 15, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Melissa took great care of us! Thank you!!!!

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  10. Sea28

    Phoenix

    36 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    36 reviews

    Dined on June 15, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We love Bud & Ally’s and the crab cakes, best on 30a anywhere. We also love our server, she’s the best. Thanks for great service as always Melissa, see you again soon.

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Google Map for Bud & Alley's Waterfront Restaurant & Bar

2236 E County Highway 30A, Santa Rosa Beach, FL 32459

Additional information

  • Cross street
    CR 395
  • Neighborhood
    Santa Rosa Beach
  • Hours of operation
    Lunch Daily 11:00 am–3:00 pm Dinner Daily 5:30 pm–9:00 pm
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Seafood
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking details
    Public Parking is available all throughout Seaside and on CR-30A.
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    David Bishop
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Late Night, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (850) 231-5900
  • 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.
  • Private party contact
    Kim Estes: (850) 865-4780
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