Stockton >Buds Seafood Grille
I went to Buds based on reviews alone while on business travel. I have to say that the food was delicious! I went for the clam chowder, again based on reviews and it was spectacular! Friendly waitstaff, drinks always filled, plates cleared quickly. If ever in Stockton you must stop here.
Tremendous food...all items on the menu that we have ever ordered are quite good. Bud's Beef is my fav, even tho this is a seafood place. But have had the crab Louie and that is excellent...fresh crab, fresh greens. However like most restaurants they smother the salads, so ask for the dressing on the side. Grilled fish is great: salmon, catfish or trout are done to perfection, tender but not undercooked. Full bar helps win this place points.
Bud's is a comfortable, family-style
establishment with great food and healthy portions. None of the LA-chic garnish-and-a-medallion-of-meat attitude here. Servings are Midwest-generous and the service is fast.
The Clam Chowder comes in New England style and Manhattan style. The New England I ordered was positively tasty and filling. The salad that accompanied my grilled salmon was big enough for two, and my salmon was very, very good.
Service was prompt. I liked the straight-forwardness of the place. No attempt at being anything other than a comfortable, pleasant place to dine on excellent seafood (though they also feature an array of chicken and pasta dishes).
In keeping with the quality of the food,prices were stiff...about $19 for the salmon but as I mentioned, the salad and the rice and veggies that accompanied that entree were very generous.
One of the best seafood joints in Stockton. A little pricey but well worth it. Food is great, drinks are mixed well and clam chowder is excellent. A must for Stockton.
I got the pesto filled salmon today and it was great. I normally don't care for steak fries but I enjoyed these. The sour dough bread and butter kept coming and so did the refills YAY The iced tea was perfect too. I would like to come way more often and try all the fish
I think Bud's seafood is the best american restaurant in town. I love their steak plates and my husband loves their half shelf oysters!
I am giving this place five stars on its Brunch. That is all I go here for and believe it is the best in town. Every Sunday It is only $15 per person and all you can drink mimosas and coffee. You pick a main dish and then they bring you a 3 course meal. It rocks. I don't like seafood so can't help you there.
I was in Stockton for work and the Internet was down at the hotel so I had to venture into the back of the magazine in the hotel room to find someplace to eat. I ended up at Bud's because the rest of the places looked too fancy for my mood that night and their ad said that it was a casual family atmosphere. I felt totally comfortable getting a table for one at Bud's. The clam chowder was so delicious, the clams were big and fresh and it was homemade. I ordered the crab and shrimp louie and that was great even though there were lettuce icebergs a float. The thousand island dressing was made in house as well and was one of the best dressings I have ever had. The desserts are also all made in house. I ordered the german chocolate cake to go. It wasn't as chocolaty as I would have liked but still good. The servers are great and you can tell that they know the regulars. The manager was making me nervous though because he kept pacing by my table. I would visit Bud's again if I was in Stockton and I would order a big bowl of clam chowder!
It's restaurant week!
I've never actually heard of Bud's Seafood Grille, but when I mentioned it to my bf, he was like OOH I always wanted to try that place but never got around to it.
We had a little trouble finding the place, but mainly because there are so many speed bumps in the lincoln center and bf's car is lowered alot.... it was a tedious effort. Hint: Bud's is very close to Domo.
We went into the restaurant around 8:30 pm, but I believe they close around 9pm. But we were graciously and nicely seated. The waitresses all seem to be nice and friendly and ours was no exception.
Me: for $15 per person for 3 course meal.
1. New England Clam Chowder - Perfect amount of creamy, delicious, with lots of clams. Dip in with complimentary sourdough bread, Yum!
2. Macadamia crusted mahi mahi w/ spinach in beurre blanc sauce - it's fried, and I didn't really expect that. A bit too greasy for me, but still good nevertheless. They don't skimp out on the size and portions of the fish.
The rosemary red potatoes were really soft but didn't have much of a rosemary flavor. Nothing wrong with the potatoes though!
3. they ran out of flan! :( If you loveeee chocolate that's creamy and rich, you will love the chocolate pots de creme.
bf: for $20 per person 3 course meal
1. same 1st course
2. Bud's beef & Prawns - the marinate tenderloins reminded me of korean bbq for some reason. hahaha it was delicious and tender! and the prawns grilled were juicy and just right.
3. you can opt for a glass of house wine. Their red wine isn't too bitter at all.
This is a nicely decorated, semi-fancy restaurants with lots of older customers. Perfect wine and dine spot. They also have a nicely lit patio area to eat at for those warm summer nights.
First off, thank you Stockton
Restaurant Week for helping me find this place tucked away in the Lincoln Center!
I had the pleasure of getting a 3 course meal from this restaurant which offered me some of the best of what Bud's has to offer. Me and my fellow guest ordered 2 different plates so that we could try even more.
To start, our waitress was very friendly and was very conversational. We were seated in the bar area which was very small but well kept.
The sourdough bread for appetizer was cold, but was great with the yummy clam chowder that the meal came with. The clam chowder is what I would describe as "hearty" and contained a lot of thick pieces of bacon. The bacon may have been a little overpowering but the clam chowder hit the spot.
For the entrees, we tried two different plates:
- Macadamia Crusted Mahi Mahi: This dish tasted great with a little lemon and a little tartar sauce on the top. It was surprisingly a little heavy but it was a great dish.
- Steak Medallions and Prawns: These steak medallions were TO DIE FOR! The steak was so tender and soft and the juiciness was an amazing thing. The serving was small but just right. The prawns were also a nice touch.
Overall, I hope to come back to this Bud's!
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