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Buddy's Crab House and Oyster Bar

) #37 of 37 Restaurants in Surf City €€ - €€€ American, Bar, Seafood
101 Roland Ave, SURF CITY, Surf City, Topsail Island, NC 28445
+1 910-328-1515
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  • Excellent33%
  • Very good11%
  • Average11%
  • Poor33%
  • Terrible11%
4 weeks ago
“Get together”
5 Apr 2017
“Good food amazing view”
Closed Now
All hours
American, Bar, Seafood, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
101 Roland Ave, SURF CITY, Surf City, Topsail Island, NC 28445
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

First of all, if your looking for a place to have a beer and just chill out for a while, I think this would be a great place to go. If you want to go out for a meal you may want to look further....More

Thank bradboss
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Been here for 40 minutes. Still waiting on a steamer bucket. At least the beer is cold and there is a good breeze.

Thank J4Justice
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We ate here twice - should have stopped at the 1st time. Food was average 1st time. Got worse the 2nd time. Tasted like they dumped everything out of a can and microwaved it.....

Thank FLIPPER232
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were refused service because our group had 13. There was only 4 customers in the restaurant. I called the manager "Matt" the next day. He would not come to the phone. Or return my call. Avoid this place. Dirty, poor service.

Thank Islandtime112
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The restaurant is very laid back. Rustic flooring and walls, your typical nautical seaside fish restaurant. Outside seating gives you an outstanding view of the ocean and pier.

Thank Martha S
Reviewed 8 April 2017

After driving six hours from Bristol, Tennessee, the first restaurant I found on the beach was a place called Buddy's Crab House and Oyster Bar. Located on the beach, beautiful view over the ocean and a wonderful place to relax and enjoy dinner. I've eaten...More

Thank bwcallahan47
Reviewed 6 April 2017 via mobile

Walked down the beach from our house to this place. Wait staff was super friendly and the view can't be beat!! We had appetizers and drinks. Food was ok and their taps were down (and had been for about a month). Any of their specialty...More

Thank sarawhite
Taylor D, General Manager at Buddy's Crab House and Oyster Bar, responded to this review

Hey Sarah, we are happy that you had a great visit with us! We hope to see you again soon! Our taps should be up and running any day. Unfortunately, we are waiting for one little piece to come in from the manufacturer! Can't wait...More

Reviewed 30 March 2017 via mobile

The deck overlooks the Surf City Pier, and is a great place to sit out with a drink and soak in the beautiful of North Carolina. Friendly Staff, excellent food. Everytime I went I made new friends

Thank Jessica P
Reviewed 6 March 2017

For best experience sit on the deck outside and feel the ocean breeze. Super nice staff and a great deck beside restaurant where surfers and teens hang out. Just a super fun place to eat and items other than crab and oysters.

Thank wecacnna
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Do you have a bar that is accessible coming off the beach?
18 April 2017|
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Response from wecacnna | Reviewed this property |
It is a perfect place for a bar on the beach. Its kind of the hang out place for surfers and many of the younger crowd beside buddies-If you want you can enter from the large public covered sitting area super easy-a option... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$6 - US$19
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Free Wifi, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Parking Available
Good for
View, Child-friendly, Bar Scene
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 101 Roland Ave, SURF CITY, Surf City, Topsail Island, NC 28445
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Coast  >  Topsail Island  >  Surf City
  • Phone Number: +1 910-328-1515
  • E-mail
The prime oceanfront location in Surf City to eat delicious Seafood featuring Steam Buckets with Oysters, Snow Crab Legs, Shrimp and Clams with Corn on Cob and Potatoes!!! Also featuring Hand Cut Prime Angus Ribeye Steaks, Chicken & Barbeque Ribs!!!
Remember to try our delicious Crabby Shrimp dip or Fried Calamari for a tantalizing appetizer!!! The kids will crave the corn nuggets served here!!!
The gathering place for FAMILY and FRIENDS as the oceanfront dining deck offers views of the beach and Surf City's beautiful pier! On a clear day, both the North & South Curves that lead to the inlets can be seen! The warm ocean breeze is comforting to all from our "Tiki Land" upper deck for cold beverages on a warm day!
The kids will enjoy our "Little Shrimp's Menu" and wearing our PIRATE HATS to take home!
The décor inside is built of cedar pulled up from our beautiful Cape Fear River and remember to leave your signed dollar bills stapled to our walls!!!
There is plenty of parking in our double sided parking lot with free city parking in all directions for any overflow!