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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: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations

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  • 130
    Excellent
  • 47
    Very good
  • 10
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 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
A Welcome Throw Back

Had the pleasure of dining at this establishment on a recent trip to Louisville. The ambiance is very nice with a piano playing in the background. The service was very good and the food was outstanding. The preparation and seasoning were spot on. A good place to go for a well prepared meal.

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 24, 2015
Butch C
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Romney, Indiana
Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Romantic
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Romney, Indiana
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15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 NEW

Had the pleasure of dining at this establishment on a recent trip to Louisville. The ambiance is very nice with a piano playing in the background. The service was very good and the food was outstanding. The preparation and seasoning were spot on. A good place to go for a well prepared meal.

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Prairie Village, Kansas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015 NEW

We ate here when we visited Louisville for an over night stay. And let me tell you to go there too! They brought bread right away, it was fresh and the butter was sweet and delicious. We have 3 kids, the boys had chicken tenders and fries, and my daughter had a Caesar Salad, all of them loved their meals.... More 

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Pekin, Indiana
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1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

This is one of my favorite restaurants in Louisville, and it is withing walking distance to some of Louisville's best B&B, like Inn at the Park and Culbertson Manson. The food is excellent every time and the beautiful flowers everywhere paired with the piano is just breathtaking.

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Monroe
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44 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

The steaks were seasoned to perfection, the potato patties were cooked just right, and the upscale atmosphere of this restaurant makes one definitely want to come back on their next visit to Louisville. We were a little surprised when the waitress said they could not make a mint julep for us since they were out of Mint, but an upscale... More 

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Louisville, Kentucky
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

The minute you walk in to Buck's you feel special. The atmosphere reminds you of an upscale New York restaurant circa 1920's, fit for the stars. You enter to a beautiful black and white checkered floor, as you raise your eyes, there is a sea of white flowers surrounding so many heavenly bottles of bourbon around the bar. I'm not... More 

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Easley, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

The food was prepared as ordered with a wonderful presentation. They were a bit busy so we had to wait a bit. Somewhat noisy because the restaurant is small. The pianist was great.

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Newburgh, Indiana
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49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

Sounds like a dive - right? Wrong! Buck's, in old Louisville is an upscale restaurant fight out of the 1940's. If you yearn for white linens, fresh white flowers and candlelight everywhere, Buck's is your place. A piano player performs old favorites in quiet manner that perfectly fits in. The food is perfectly prepared and served by a friendly staff... More 

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Nashville, Tennessee
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

Very disappointed after all of the hype. All of the main entrees were terrible--salmon, chicken and noodles. We had a party of 4 and no one had anything that was good. It ruined my sister-in-laws birthday celebration. How does Buck's stay in business with all of the good restaurants in Louisville? Doubt if it will be around much longer.

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Louisville, Kentucky
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

Good food is not hard to come by. What is difficult is finding a fine place in which to dine. Buck's is excellent. Buck's is quiet & I can carry on a conversation with my wife. We like this. The food & service was exquisite. Patrick is a terrific waiter. The musician Rick is excellent. The setting & décor is... More 

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atlanta
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

I'm giving Buck's a 5 star rating despite the poor service. I had one of the best meals ever (it's up there with a Florentine steak I had in a restaurant in Florence). The stuffed quail was unbelievable. It's cooked perfectly, extremely moist with house made sausage stuffing. My dinner mates both had the pork chops that were equally impressive.... More 

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Additional Information about Buck's Restaurant & Bar

Address: 425 W Ormsby Ave, Louisville, KY 40203-3086
Phone Number: (502) 637-5284
Location: United States  >  Kentucky (KY)  >  Louisville>  > Old Louisville
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
Average Prices: USD 20
Cuisine: American, Steakhouse, Seafood

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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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