Bud's at Silver Run

4.9
794 Reviews
$31 to $50
American
Bud's at Silver Run is a casual elegant restaurant located just north of Westminster, MD and south of Gettysburg, PA. Opened in May of 2008 "Bud's at Silver Run" invites you to enjoy great dining in a casual, friendly atmosphere. Local resident Blinn Salisbury III and partner Ken Lurie are pleased to become part of the community and to revive this great location. We have searched for the right restaurant and are happy that we have found it in Silver Run. Ken brings more than thirty years of varied restaurant experience with him to Bud's. From learning under Karl Beckley at the Greenlake Grill in Seattle to Food & Beverage Director of the Virgin Grand in the Virgin Islands, Ken is excited to return to Maryland. Our goal is to enhance and enrich your dining by offering a quality restaurant experience. We hope to meet and exceed your expectations in each of your visits. Whether you live in the area or if you are just passing through we look forward to making Bud's your place!
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vipMary
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I highly recommend this little gem located north of Westminster, MD! While this is a small venue (probably larger when the bar and outdoor areas are open), the ambience was perfect! The decor is clean and classy, with thoughtful additions like an etched glass pane between an open window frame and the foyer to prevent breezes and noise from affecting guests sitting at nearby tables. The cocktail I had was delicious as were the wines my father and I had with our lunch. The food was some of the best I've had in recent memory --so often even upscale restaurants have food that is mediocre...not the case at Bud's! The scallops were perfectly seared and even the spinach was really tasty. Our server was delightful, too. I cannot recommend Bud's enough and am already looking forward to my next visit. One last note...I have not gone to many restaurants given COVID-19, let alone taken my 85-year old father out to eat. Bud's has a strict mask policy and it was evident that they take sanitizing and social distancing seriously.

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vipTeamNeske
Baltimore
21 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall3food4service1ambience3

Food was good, unfortunately service was very slow. It felt like we were only 1 of a few couples in the restaurant. Seafood sautée was great. Roast beef was good. Food was good. The service was really disappointing.

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TomK
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on February 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for lunch. Not crowded. Had a full menu. We had appetizers and sandwiches. Food was impressive.

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Sonny
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Well worth the drive! Highly recommended for any date night with friendly service and excellent quality food!

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vipBabavic
Philadelphia
55 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We started with the Oysters Rockefeller, the best we have had in a long time.
The Lobster bisque is scrumptious with lots of lobster stirred in.
The spinach salad was a winner.
The Veal chop was perfectly done along with the risotto.
The chef owner and wife are super friendly and out to please.
First visit but not the last. We will definitely drive 45 minutes to return. !

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vipJenny
Washington DC
35 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a wonderful Valentine’s Day - the food was outstanding and the atmosphere was perfect.

I highly recommend the Brussel sprouts (they were on the special of the day). We ordered the crab egg rolls - yum!!

Start to finish - everything was terrific. Thank you Ken and Brooke!!

Look forward to seeing you both again soon!

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DavidL
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Valentine’s Day was our first time visiting Bud’s. The outside of the building doesn’t look like much but the inside is beautiful and cozy. The house is almost 200 years old.
The staff was very friendly and helped with food choices since we had not eaten there before. The cream of crab soup was amazing and so was the Rockfish and Rib Eye steak. Our Server was friendly and watchful without being intrusive. We never felt rushed and stayed almost 2 hours enjoying ourselves and our meals! Kudos Bud’s !! We will definitely be back.

TJ
vipTJB1984
Baltimore
33 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent as always! Food was delicious! Service outstanding. Manager and owner both made an appearance at our table. Of which we both think makes an awesome touch.

TJ
vipTJB1984
Baltimore
34 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent as always! Food was delicious! Service outstanding!

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Walt
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another great evening. Good, interesting food and wine, friendly and welcoming service.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We absolutely loved this restaurant! Rebecca was our server and she is awesome. Got to meet the owner's wife (WOO) and she was amazing! Food was delicious. Decent beer and wine selection. We can't wait to go back!

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JanetF
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on January 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Met friends for a wonderful lunch at Bud's. Wonderful food and atmosphere. We will definitely be back.

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MICHAELP
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on January 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a great meal. Ken the owner was quite attentive and helpful with the wine selection.

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lynn
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a lovely anniversary dinner; love the white table cloths, candlelight, and great food, wine and service.

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GeoffB
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went to Bud's at Silver Run on Tuesday, 01/26/21 to celebrate my birthday. I had Cream of Crab soup as a starter. If you have not had Bud's Cream of Crab, what are you waiting for? It's the best in Maryland, hands down. My wife and her mom had the Roasted Brussell Sprouts and those were delicious as well. For the main course we all got the Special of the day, Veal Rockefeller. What is Veal Rockefeller you may ask? Well, if you have ever had Oyster Rockefeller, imagine taking that topping (Spinach, cream and bacon sauce) and slathering that on tender Veal. Cooked to perfection and delicious, I must say. That's the thing about Bud's, you can always count on creative cooking that you will not find anywhere else in the area. Our table enjoyed a nice bottle of wine and I had a few beers. Nugget Nectar was on draft, one of my favorites. We took dessert to go as we were stuffed. They make the best bread pudding, just saying!

Service was impeccable as usual. The owner, Ken came out to ask how everything was which is always a nice touch. We always look forward to going to Bud's and are happy to support this local restaurant. They offer both a fine dining area and a bar that is more casual. We have dined in both and you can get the same food in either area. Food ranges from Wings/Burgers to higher end like the Veal or Elk Chop or even duck confit or blackened Rockfish. Crab Cakes are some of the best as well!

If you get an opportunity, I highly recommend checking out Bud's at Silver Run. Life's short, do this today!

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JMSC
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on January 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is spectacular and the service is great. I plan on trying everything on the menu but it's hard for me to get past the crabcakes because they are just so good. They will even make the crabcakes gluten free if you call ahead. If you want a quiet spot to gather with your bubble, the dining room is the place for you. If you want a little excitement, the bar while there is a game on is the place to be. Now is the time to vote with your wallet for the businesses you want to remain in business. Treat yourself. Support the economy. Make a difference.

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Kristik
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed a nice dinner at Bud’s The food was excellent, especially the creme brûlée and the crab cakes. They had a nice assortment of handmade cocktails from their bar and I really enjoyed the red sangria. I like the feel of the restaurant as it is fancy enough for a special occasion but also it’s perfect for just a night out with family.

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vipWoodiem
Baltimore
14 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always excellent reception and excellent food. Comfortable place to enjoy a meal.

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on January 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service excellent as always!

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vipJenny
Washington DC
36 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a wonderful dinner!!

Great people, great food and great ambiance!!

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MaddienSammy
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a lovely lunch. The dining room was so pretty, but empty, so we sat in the bar. Very nice atmosphere. Good service. Good food. We particularly love the canine greeter, Lilly! She was too sweet. We will be going back.

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vipDanielaS
Denver
7 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food!

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JeffreyG
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dinner was great and it was nice that we were able to sit awhile afterwards and not feel rushed. Our server was friendly and engaging. We will definitely be back!

TJ
vipTJB1984
Baltimore
34 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious and awesome as always!!!

JF
JanetF
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food and menu selection. Felt very comfortable with table spacing.

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Walt
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place, food very good, welcoming ambience, feels like home.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious! Definitely coming back.

OT
OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meal

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vipJenny
Washington DC
36 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and a wonderful dining experience.

Always the best - hands down my favorite restaurant to visit!

JJ
JayJ
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My only complaint would be the one bartender being overzealous about me not wearing a mask. Even after I explained to him that I cannot wear a mask due to a medical condition. We both enjoyed our meals immensely and will definitely return.

TK
TomK
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Heard good things from friends, but exceeded expectations. Will return

OT
OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Food is always fantastic and the service is always good.

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CarolF
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As usual the food, drinks and the service were outstanding. We would absolutely recommend it.

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DougR
Baltimore
4 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meal and at a good price
Service was amazing as usual

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MattQ
Naples
2 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always high end amazing food, relaxed, and hands on wonderful chef/owner. Best restaurant in any of the surrounding towns by far.

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Lesfancy
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Superb dining
Nice wine list
The variety on the menu is perfect

BC
vipBenC
London
42 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a wonderful surprise, I thought we might have a decent meal here and instead everything service the ambience, the quality of the food ,the selections on the menu, what a terrific place.

The exterior has your wondering a little bit when you first pull in the parking lot, but once in the door, The welcome ,the cleanliness , the white linen table clothes change your perspective quickly.

Our clams casino and crab dip appetizers were delicious, and the crabcakes and fillet we split to make surf and turf entree we’re excellently prepared, and everything was served piping hot!

We don’t live in the area, so not sure when we’ll be back, but I would drive 20 miles out of my way to have dinner there that’s for sure. Thank you folks

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MobileMed
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place! Friendly servers that know their menu, service was great. Loved the gravlax!!

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vipWoodiem
Baltimore
15 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great meal in a very comfortable environment. Super friendly service and competent. Very Covid distancing etc. environment

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Chicky
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Food was excellent, however they were out of several of the specials which was the reason we went there. Service was exceptional by our waitress.

FAQs

Bud's at Silver Run offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (410) 346-6816.

Bud's at Silver Run is rated 4.9 stars by 794 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.