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 ... More
Bud & Alley's Waterfront Restaurant & Bar
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.
The service was very poor. Waiter was not very friendly and if I am paying $31.00 a plate and $8.00 per watery drink, I do not want to be sitting in a white plastic walmart lawn chair. I am a local here and that will be the last time I dine there.
I LOVE Bud & Alley's. I have been there the past 5 trips down and have only good to say of the food and wonderful setting. The place is casual, understated and comfortable, some might say it is expensive for the relaxed setting but I disagree. I am sick of eating in pretentious restaurants with stuffy service. I love wearing my shorts and eating world class food. In only two visits the bar staff, manager and servers knew me by name. I always do sunset on the roofdeck and go down for dinner at the bar unless I am with my family.
We held our 35 year class reunion at Bud and Alley's, OMG what a blast we had. Started at 6pm in their rooftop bar and watched a breathtaking sunset. At 8pm we were all seated in our private dining area and the service began. We had a pre-arranged menu with 4 entrees to choose from, the wait staff quickly took our orders, delievered everything to the tables, no foul-ups, and no ones glass went empty the entire time we were there. As for the food, does EXQUISITE say enough? Everyone in our party raved about Bud and Alleys, we defintely got our money's worth and then some. Thanks for a memorable reunion!!
The service was not the best during our dinner. The food was ridiculously priced for what we recieved. That is not to say, that the food was bad. In fact the food was good. Although, for $30 an entree it better be great! The bar upstairs was great however. Great band, great drinks and great service. Stick to the bar!
This place has good food in a cool, beach atmosphere. Beer and drinks were solid. Foor was about 30% overpriced for dinner compared to other establishments in the area. The menu items and their prices simply did not correspond well with the caliber of food, ambiance, etc.
The food was excellent and the service fantastic. I had the seafood with pasta and it was some of the best seafood I've had in a long time. While the place may not be elegant (let's face it folks - we're on the beach and there for vacation) we will be back just as soon as we can.
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