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Buddy Lou's

Buddy Lou's is a laid back local staple with lots of dog-friendly seating on their lower deck. Their menu is casual with regional favorites like crab fries and crab cake sandwiches. They also have specials like lamb chops and lemon pepper barramundi. Buddy Lou's also offers a menu of beer, wine, and cocktails. They are open for lunch and dinner Monday through Thursday from 11:00am to 8:30pm, Friday through Saturday from 11:00am to 9:30pm, and Sunday from 10:00am to 8:30pm. Visit Website

Or call (301) 678-6460 for more information.


BringFido Guest Rating

Buddy Lou's has received a rating of 4.1 out of 5 bones by 9 canine critics on BringFido.

  • Kristina
    Apr. 23, 2021

    Every part of BuddyLou’s was great! The customer service, menu, music, ice cream, scenic tail, and shop are high quality!

  • Michelle
    Aug. 30, 2020
    Very dog friendly!

    Not only were the staff ecstatic to see the dogs they even took pictures to post on the restaurant's Facebook page. The menu had puppy plates (see below in pictures for menu and picture of the food) and it came with free ice cream with a dog biscuit. Will definitely come back again. Restaurant was also right next to C&O canal so you can walk off those calories on a flat, shady trail.

  • Alina
    Jul. 25, 2020
    Dog friendly for sure!!

    Reading some of the past reviews it seems that Buddy Lou's has changed their approach to doggie patrons! We had a great experience today after being unable to find any dog friendly places to eat in Pennsylvania on our way home to Virginia. Stopped at Buddy Lou's where we've been before and they had a very nice expanded seating area in the parking lots with many table, umbrellas and full service including drinks from the bar. Our dog was very happy there and even happier when they offered him a dish of soft serve ice cream with a dog treat! Despite being super busy they catered to us and our dog and made our visit very pleasurable. We will be back for sure!

  • Gary
    Jul. 9, 2020
    Great Experience

    We checked this place out while passing through on our way to PA. After checking these reviews I went inside the lower level first to see about their policy. We were welcomed to sit outside which we did under a nice umbrella table. Our server brought Charlie a bowl of water with our drinks and a kitchen staffer asked if he could have a bone and brought him a nice treat which he devoured. Once we ordered lunch and got it our server mentioned they have a soft serve cup for dogs and asked if he'd like one. It came with a dog biscuit in the middle of it. There are numerous outdoor tables and some nice shaded grassy areas right behind them so Charlie was able to lay in the shade eating his soft serve. Fantastic place!

  • Shelbi
    Aug. 23, 2019
    Not "dog-friendly"

    We read that this place was dog-friendly but when we asked we were told we had to sit below to restaurant on the pavement (basically the parking lot) at a picnic table. We were thinking that wouldn't be too bad, but then they said we couldn't order alcohol and our food would be on trays. So by secluding us with our pup, that's not really dog-friendly. Needless to say, we left immediately. What a shame!

  • Sonya
    Aug. 1, 2019
    No dogs allowed

    Dogs are not allowed on the deck. You have to order to go and sit outside the building. Also you can't have alchohol out there. We left..

  • Heidi
    More than a year ago
    Great stop

    Rainy day but they have a couple of tables in the downstairs outside section. Super friendly staff who gave dogs water bowls and treats at the end. Food was good also and just a great scenery. H

  • Randy Brown
    More than a year ago
    Not really dog friendly

    When I called they said we had to sit out back on the picnic tables and place a to go order. I was totally fine with that. My question is, how do I get upstairs to place an order when I'm by myself with my dog? I waved to a waitress and she completely ignored me. Seems if they want to be a dog friendly restaurant they need to come up with another way of ordering/receiving food . Needless to say, I left.

  • Sarah
    More than a year ago
    Great place but not dog friendly!

    Our family took our dog for a walk on the C &O and thought it would be nice to go grab dinner at Buddy Lou's since it was listed as dog friendly with an nice patio down stairs to eat on. We went in to ask if they were dog friendly and they said yes but you had to order your food "to go" and sit at the picnic tables basically in the parking lot. I was very disappointed it wasn't table service with our furry friend.

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