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Buck's Restaurant & Bar

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425 W Ormsby Ave, Louisville, KY 40203-3086
(502) 637-5284
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5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Thu 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 11:15 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 154
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  • 47
    Very good
  • 13
    Average
  • 3
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  • 8
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Fine fine dining

When you walk in you are met with a nice bar and a hostess to seat you. Also beautiful white flowers abound. Tables are white tablecloth with reasonable distance between them. Service is impeccable. Food is delicious. Pretty much a place for a special dinner. The have a parking lot.

5 of 5 starsReviewed December 17, 2015
louisvillesteve
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Louisville
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Louisville, Kentucky
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48 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2015 via mobile

This place is a gem in terms of atmosphere. The flowers and space are beautiful. The China is also eclectic and interesting. However, it took an hour to get our food. They definitely need a service upgrade. No atmosphere can make up for bad service, unfortunately.

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1 Thank Gulielmus4
Louisville
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53 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2015

When you walk in you are met with a nice bar and a hostess to seat you. Also beautiful white flowers abound. Tables are white tablecloth with reasonable distance between them. Service is impeccable. Food is delicious. Pretty much a place for a special dinner. The have a parking lot.

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Thank louisvillesteve
Johnson City, Tennessee
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

What a great find. The inn keeper at the Dupont Mansion, Herb, recommended this as a last minute, close by great place to go. He couldn't have been more right. Bucks was wonderful from the minute we found it. We walked by it without knowing it was there. From the wonderful atmosphere of a ritzy hotel nightclub/restaurant to the great... More 

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Medina, OH
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2015

Recently had a Company Christmas party for seven at Bucks on a Friday Night. The staff is friendly and attentive. The food and service was great. The Bourbon selection is unbelievable and the atmosphere of fresh flowers surrounding the bar is beautiful. If you like oysters you have to try the Fried Oysters Rockefeller; they’re awesome accompanied by an unbelievable... More 

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Needham, Massachusetts
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10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2015

Delicious doesn't even come close to describing the food! And this establishment oozes Southern charm and class. The bar is covered in white flowers and the Maitre d doubles as the pianist.

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NC
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79 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2015

We were lucky enough to get a table on a Saturday night , but we don't know why. This place is great. The moment you walk in the door you feel this sense of calm and romance. From the flowers lining the bar to the subdued lighting to the tables set with china - it all works. The hostess was... More 

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Lisa I, Owner at Buck's Restaurant & Bar, responded to this review

We are so glad you enjoyed your dining experience. Thank you for taking the time to write such a great review. You know 8 hours is not that long of a drive. I'm just saying. More 

Baltimore, Maryland
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57 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2015

Being at a conference with all meals provided, it was great to sneak out and find this great little restaurant. Perhaps THE best filet mignon I've ever had...hands down and I've been to some great restaurants! The service was OUTSTANDING and the staff was the most friendly I've ever experienced! Everything was top notch and first class! Everyone in our... More 

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Lisa I, Owner at Buck's Restaurant & Bar, responded to this review

Thank you for the awesome review. I really enjoyed meeting you all. I hope to see you all again the next time you are in town. Happy Thanksgiving. More 

Buda, Texas
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317 reviews
253 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 141 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2015

Buck's combines a great kitchen, a friendly and skilled staff, and a nice quiet atmosphere to produce a memorable dining experience. I was fortunate enough to be a guest in a six-person party on a recent rainy Wednesday evening, and thoroughly enjoyed the occasion. A fine bourbon to start -- it's Kentucky, after all -- followed by a shrimp bisque... More 

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Thank Itinerant_scholar
Lisa I, Owner at Buck's Restaurant & Bar, responded to this review

I am so glad to hear you enjoyed your dining experience. Your review is spot on, our intention is to make everyone feel welcomed and comfortable. Thank you for the awesome review. More 

Louisville, Kentucky
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28 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2015

I ate lunch here and the food and service were excellent. The ambiance is very nice. All of the flowers are real and white. Lunch helpings are very generous. I had a seafood dish and my wife had the noodle dish. Both were delicious. We finished the meal with dessert-dacquoise-which is wonderful. Get your own slice!

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Thank Manslick68
Lisa I, Owner at Buck's Restaurant & Bar, responded to this review

Thank you so much for the great review. The next time your in Louisville we hope you will join us for Lunch or Dinner. More 

Boise, Idaho
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29 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2015

Stopped in here for dinner following a trade show after our original choice for dinner was closed. What an outstanding meal. Great ambience, fantastic selection of whiskey, nice wine list. The maple-balsamic house salad is fantastic. The perfect blend of sweet and tart. I ordered a pork chop for dinner, which was also outstanding, cooked perfectly. Definitely will come back... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 425 W Ormsby Ave, Louisville, KY 40203-3086
  • Location: United States  >  Kentucky (KY)  >  Louisville>  > Old Louisville
  • Neighborhood: Old Louisville
  • Phone Number: (502) 637-5284

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20
  • Cuisine: American, Steakhouse, Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Special occasions, Romantic
Open Hours
Monday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:15 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 11:15 pm

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