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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 #16 of 1,510 Restaurants in Louisville
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $0 - $20
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Good for: Romance, Special occasions
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Neighborhood: Old Louisville
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143 reviews from our community

90% Recommend
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English first
Chicago, Illinois
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

An excellent recommendation by our BB in Louisville. It was everything they claimed it to be. The ambiance was relaxing, the piano music added an extra touch of class, and the service was excellent. Our waitress was very attentive and was on top of everything. The food was outstanding. One small comment on the Thai noodles with shrimp...there was too... More

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Smithfield, Kentucky
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

From the moment I stepped foot into the restaurant, I felt important. My husband and I were greeted immediately upon entering the beautifully decorated restaurant. The flowers were impeccable and smelled glorious. The waitress we had during our meal was absolutely perfect with her timing, extremely friendly yet distant enough for us to enjoy our romantic evening. It was almost... More

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Sugarcreek, Ohio
13 reviews 13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

Beautiful setting. Fantastic food and plenty of it. Yum. Ambiance is great. Service and food is fantastic.

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Falls Church, Virginia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

Service was odd - what can I say. Restaurant is beautiful. Pasta did not taste homemade - or especially fresh/unique. There was no Southern hospitality to speak of - to help us see what the restaurant had to offer. Since we are out of towners a little introduction to Buck's would have made us feel more welcome.

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Louisville, KY
11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

This restaurant can ruin the celebration of any parties including a wonderful birthday/retirement party. Buck's chose to not honor the coupon because of a technicality in any form, even though we had spent 50% more than face value, including buying lots of alcohol, appetizers, desserts and paying their expensive sharing fee. Technically, we completed the coupons requirements, because we paid... More

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

Dear Adam, My name is Lisa Imrie and I am the General Manager and Part owner of Buck's Restaurant. I want to apologize for your experience here at Buck's. I was off that night and the staff was only following the rules on the Groupon that are stated in The Fine Print. This states, you must purchase 1 Entree per... More

Morton Grove, Illinois
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

Beautiful interior! Attentive staff and wonderful piano player. Beware, house specialty dishes are spicy but good.

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Moscow, Russia
Top Contributor
78 reviews 78 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

This was the second time I was there... the first time about 5 years ago. Not much had changed... the piano man was still singing the old standards, the tables relatively full of families and couples chatting. Cozy is not the right word but it's close. I had a fried chicken breast with a bourbon crust. It tasted exactly as... More

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Top Contributor
58 reviews 58 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

We enjoyed a very delicious lunch here with fabulous service. I tried the tomato soup with blue cheese crumbles recommended by our waiter and it was fabulous! We also enjoyed the crispy fish with chili sauce, the hot brown with fried green tomato and Buck's burger with sweet potato fries. All of our entrees were perfectly executed! We will definitely... More

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Raleigh, North Carolina
Top Contributor
75 reviews 75 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

First visit to Louisville on a road trip to St. Louis so researched and decided to try Bucks. Great choice ! Greeted by white flowers ( my favorite) all over the restaurant. Baby grand piano with white jacket piano player on a Monday night (?') playing great soul music. Wonderful cocktails at the bar and then our dinner. Buck himself... More

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Dothan, Alabama
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30 reviews 30 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

Friends recently took us to Rick's in Louisville and if we lived in the area it we be one our regular dining establishments! Our evening started with an introduction to Rick Bartlett the resident pianist who serenaded the patrons during dinner with soft melodies and a marvelous soothing voice. Upon learning that we were visiting from the "Roll Tide" state... More

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