Buddy B’s Restaurant commemorates 25-year milestone

Published 3:55 pm Wednesday, June 7, 2023

GARYVILLE — From June 5-9, Buddy B’s will commemorate a remarkable milestone – the restaurant’s 25th anniversary!

Buddy B’s Restaurant was founded by lifelong River Parish residents Gary and Fege Boe in 1998. Choosing a location along River Road in Garyville, Gary and Fege started Buddy B’s with the help of their friends and family working in the kitchen.

Previously, the building of Buddy B’s was a gas station and convenient store in the 1950s. The original structure was seemingly small, making the kitchen even smaller. When the Boes took over, they expanded the kitchen to the footprint it is now.

The namesake of their restaurant was a combination of their children’s nicknames, Gary “Buddy” Boe Jr. and Bridget “B” Boe, making it Buddy B’s Restaurant!

In 2021, business entrepreneur and public figure, Buddy Boe, teamed up with local private and special event chef, Natasha Clement, purchasing the restaurant from the Boes to continue the family legacy.

Combined, the dynamic duo of Sophisticated Hospitality Group plan on continuing to provide excellent food with a cozy down-home feel to members of the community and the industries around the region.

According to a press release from Sophisticated Hospitality Group, “From their humble beginnings to becoming a beloved local staple, Buddy B’s credits success to the incredible support and loyalty of their customers. This anniversary celebration is a tribute to everyone who has contributed to their journey, including you!”

As a token of gratitude for 25 years, Buddy B’s will offer 25% off all lunches June 5-9. Every purchase will also receive a complimentary Fege brownie.