Bud & Alley's to open Panama City location

Bud and Alley's

Stephen Counts of Counts Real Estate Group presents the keys to Dave Rauschkolb

Published: Thursday, December 12, 2013 at 04:16 PM.

Touted as South Walton's longest-established restaurant, Seaside 's Bud & Alley's is branching out and opening a second location, this one in Panama City Beach .

B&A owner Dave Rauschkolb signed the lease last week on the 17,000-square-feet of restaurant space formerly occupied by The Boatyard, located next door to the Lighthouse Marina and Captain Anderson's, directly on the water.

"I always loved that building," said Rauschkolb. "It is very similar to Bud & Alley's and I can catch fish from my boat.  I plan on getting a commercial fishing license as well as getting fish right from the fisherman at the docks to serve at the restaurant. I never considered expanding unless it was on the water."

Rauschkolb said he has been considering the expansion for two months.

Founded in 1986, Bud & Alley’s has been consistently known as one of the area's most popular gathering spots for locals and tourists looking for good food, and a place to enjoy good times while taking in a fantastic view.

The menu will be similar at the new location, said Rauschkolb, with the addition of offering wood-fired pizza downstairs seven days a week.

Not only will the menu remain the same, Rauschkolb found another old train bell from the 1880s on eBay that is identical to the one at his Seaside location, which means the traditional ringing of the bell at sunset will continue.

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