by Nora Katz
October 12, 2000
Bud & Alley's has been taking care of the locals and visitors since about the mid 80's. The atmosphere is a very casual, down-to-earth one, created with hardwood floors, ceiling fans and a huge picture window overlooking the restaurant's own private herb garden.
To give you an idea of Bud & Alley's style, I've seen an ad of their's that reads, "If you have not been to Bud & Alley's, you have not been to Florida."
The home-grown herbs spice up a variety of seafood dishes, with many of the evening's entrees based on the fresh catch of the day. The crab cakes with roasted pecans and lemon butter are the best!
For lunch, Bud & Alley's offers a selection of sandwiches and salads, but there's nothing typical about them. The menu is distinctively creative.
One of my favorite items is the sesame-seared tuna salad.
Even if you're not ready for dinner, stop by Bud & Alley's on a fall afternoon for a local ritual. Folks gather 'round the beach or back porches, wine glass or beer in hand, and toast the beautiful orange sunset as it dips below the horizon.
The orange-colored sunsets are only common in the autumn months and are truly spectacular.
From journal Savor a day at Seaside (with updates but still more on the way)