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Buddy's Italian Restaurant

626 E Lewis St, Pocatello, ID 83201-5863
+1 208-233-1172
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  • Excellent42%
  • Very good24%
  • Average14%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible12%
Travellers talk about
“meatballs” (13 reviews)
“salad” (77 reviews)
“garlic bread” (7 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 - 23:00All hours
Italian, Pizza
$$ - $$$
626 E Lewis St, Pocatello, ID 83201-5863
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Even though I don't think any of the staff are related to each other, they work together like a family to make your meal with your family warm and relaxed. The decor and ambiance are charming. We were eating light, and the menu is very...More

Thank Vikiirna
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Buddy's salad is awesome, but bring mints or gum for after haha. Also love their spaghetti and meatballs.

Thank WanderlustFem
Reviewed 5 days ago

Love this place. The cheese bread with marinara was excellent. Of course they are famous for their salads and their house dressing. Getting a salad is a must. The place is never changing. The local place to gather.

Thank Diveplan
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I love Buddy's Salad Dressing. I get some to go so it lasts until I make it back there. The restaurant is fun. Hasn't changed much since I started going there in the 80's. Always a must stop at when going through Poky.

Thank schorze32
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The staff was nice and accommodating of our large group all paying on separate tabs. The food is okay. I had a good salad but I heard others say there dishes were just so-so. Worth a try!

Thank IdahoFamx3
Reviewed 8 July 2017

Go, pickup a bottle of the delicious dressing at $16.99 go home and prepare your favorite green salad and enjoy. We always stop when in Pocatello. Our last time in we only went with the salad and pizza. The dressing is so delicious that even...More

1  Thank David1369
Reviewed 8 July 2017 via mobile

We had a calzone, chicken & pasta, and chicken Alfredo. Big portions, and everything was yummy! Definitely getting a calzone again!!

Thank Anjanette P
Reviewed 3 July 2017 via mobile

Pizzas, salads, fetticiune, lasagne to go - all were still warm and hearty when arriving at carry out. Good sized portions and efficient carry out wait staff.

Thank Vicky M
Reviewed 29 June 2017

The wait staff were friendly and curtious, but service was rather poor, order incorrect, and could not hear waitress over patrons. The food was just ok, nothing great and rather expensive for what we got. I will not go back.

Thank Larsonlodge
Reviewed 18 June 2017 via mobile

This place is like a lot of local restaurants that started in the 50s and 60s, a bit dated but beloved. Salad and dressing were not as good as reviews. Dressing did not drop with garlic and frankly was not all that good. Lettuce was...More

Thank grizmt05
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 626 E Lewis St, Pocatello, ID 83201-5863
  • Location: United States  >  Idaho (ID)  >  Pocatello
  • Phone Number: +1 208-233-1172
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