Bud & Alley's Waterfront Restaurant

Overlooking the Gulf of Mexico in the heart of Seaside, Florida, Bud & Alley's has been a popular gathering place since 1987 for good food, good people, good times. A pioneer of the fish- and farm-to-table food movement, the award-winning menu features Gulf Coast classics paired with Southern-style cuisine.

The sunset celebrations on the rooftop bar overlooking the Gulf have been a hallmark tradition for 30 years. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner are served daily in gracious indoor and outdoor dining areas and on the roof terrace overlooking the Gulf.

Few would disagree that the Rooftop Bar is the place to be when the sun dips below the horizon. “The sunsets along our coast are so beautiful, I felt they deserved to be celebrated,” says owner Dave Rauschkolb. A cast-iron bell from an 1888 steam train is rung each day to honor the sunset. The ritual has become a beloved South Walton tradition. 


Frequent and loyal customers count on Bud & Alley’s for all the things that remain constant: the fresh local seafood, ice-cold cocktails, the friendly atmosphere, and signature t-shirts with the original logo of a cat and a dog.

“Our motto from day one has been Good Food, Good People, Good Times” Dave proudly states. "And it still rings true 30 years later."

Bud & Alley's devotion to good food, good people, good times extends to two sister restaurants located next door and along the Gulf of Mexico in Seaside. Pizza Bar's authentic stylings of wood-fired artisan pizza pies are direct from the cucina's of Italy, while the Taco Bar's fresh flavors and funky vibe are reminiscent of the authentic taquerias on the Mexican border.

Also, Bud and Alley's Catering Company in Grayton Beach allows you to savor the flavors of the dishes you love while celebrating life's milestones and special moments.


Over the years, Bud & Alley’s has garnered numerous awards including Florida Trend Magazine’s Golden Spoon Hall of Fame Award, designating the eatery as one of the Top 20 Restaurants in Florida. 

The beloved restaurant has earned several awards recently including: three Visit South Walton's 2016 Perfect in South Walton Awards for Best Seafood Menu (Top Finalist), Best Gulf to Table Menu (People's Choice) and Best Sunset View (Grand Champion) and named to several prestigious lists such as 10 Best Restaurants in the South by


Bud & Alley’s is located on Scenic Hwy. 30A overlooking the Gulf in Seaside. The restaurant is open daily for breakfast (hours vary in the off season), lunch, happy hour, and dinner. For more information on Bud & Alley’s Waterfront Restaurant, call (850) 231-5900 or visit Follow Bud & Alley's on Facebook for the latest updates. 


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