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Buck's Restaurant & Bar

425 W Ormsby Ave, Louisville, KY 40203-3086 (Old Louisville)
502-637-5284
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Ranked #13 of 1,480 restaurants in Louisville
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Price range: $0 - $20
Cuisines: American, Seafood, Steakhouse
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Good for: Romance, Special occasions
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Neighborhood: Old Louisville
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English first
Rochester, New York
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17 reviews 17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

Elegant decor, wonderful food, yet nobody noticed that we were more casual than the other diners. Service and food was great.

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Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

Reservations at 7, seated immediately, wait staff was prompt. Tried the Flavitini, which was delicious and light. Bruschetta and bacon wrapped shrimp for starters which were excellently prepared and flavorful. Entrees selected with our group was stuffed chicken, pork chop, surf n turf and I had the crisp fish Asian style . All dishes had a beautiful presentation, healthy portions... More

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Mequon, Wisconsin
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18 reviews 18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

This is an old fashioned white linen restaurant without the pretentiousness that often accompanies such a place. It is located in historical section of city just minutes off freeway. We were traveling thru town but wanted a more interesting lunch than the chains. Our server was friendly and exceedingly helpful. My husband dubbed their coleslaw (which was on the sweet... More

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Madison, Wisconsin
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29 reviews 29 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2014

We were staying at the DuPont and they recommended Bucks restaurant. It was within easy walking distance among beautifulold Victorian mansions and it was delightful. The decor was mismatched antique dishes beautiful whit flowers low lighting and wonderful piano background music. But the true delight beyond the decor was the food. It was excellent. My husband is very picky about... More

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Lanesville, IN
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20 reviews 20 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2014

My husband is not a planner so our special 25th wedding anniversary dinner choice was up to me. I'd had a couple of business lunches here and knew the food and atmosphere was nice so since my hubby hadn't been here decided it was time. We had a groupon coupon as well. When I made the reservation I asked for... More

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Versailles, Kentucky
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103 reviews 103 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2014

Third time at the restaurant and third fantastic evening. This time my wife and I invited 3 other couples, all long-time Kentucky residents, to dinner during a business conference. They all loved it and were genuinely surprised that they had never been before; but all promised it would not be their last visit. The bourbon chicken saltimbocca was spectacular, and... More

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Louisville, Kentucky, United States
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2014

You know you always go out to eat because of the food, it's got to taste great or you don't go back. And it's the same with bad service. Well I must say that the food and service are TOP NOTCH. I mean GREAT... The friendliness of all staff / employees , the decor, and the GREAT FOOD. I can't... More

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Louisville, Kentucky
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85 reviews 85 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2014

What is not to LOVE about Buck's? The bar adorned with white flowers (of which one is given to ladies to take home), the elegant mix of china, the extensive wine list, the superb food and attentive service. Then there is the piano music- our favorite thing among all favorite things. We asked the excellent pianist/singer about a song, and... More

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Louisville, Kentucky
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2014

You walk into Buck's and feel like you're transported to a different place. Huge vases of white flowers adorn the bar and restaurant. The interior feels like its from a different time period, but it a good way. It's classy without being stuffy. What about the food? Amazing. I would put it up against most restaurants in Louisville. Its all... More

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Louisville, Kentucky
1 review
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2014

We were served good food but experienced worst service by a restaurant in Louisville. Although this place was not in the best area of town we took a leap of faith with a groupon and reviews and decided to try it out. We had a groupon for $80 value and the bill was $87, the restaurant manager refused to honor... More

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Bucks425, Owner at Buck's Restaurant & Bar, responded to this review

Dear Sir, I want to apologize for your experience here on Saturday night. It is never our intention to send our guest(s) away upset. We were only following the rules stated on the Groupon. At the top of the Groupon you purchased, it stated "Dinner for Four". I realize that you had four people in your party: you, your wife,... More

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