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Buckley's Restaurant East

5355 Poplar Ave, Memphis, TN 38119-3610
(901) 683-4538
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Ranked #21 of 1,252 restaurants in Memphis
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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Huntley, Illinois
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23 reviews 23 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2014 via mobile

We had a very romantic Valentines dinner here. The food was good; however the friendliness and service was what made our experience memorable. The atmosphere is great for a romantic dinner. I felt that the value for the meal is good as well.

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Memphis, Tennessee
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112 reviews 112 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2014

I recently met up with some friends for dinner. One suggested Buckley's which I had not visited yet. We walked inside to find the most quaint, dimly lit, fun atmosphere! There were bold pieces of art, fun music, great service & just an all around fun vibe. Every single bottle of wine on the menu is very reasonably priced. The... More

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Nashville, Tennessee
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39 reviews 39 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2014

We'd had dinner in this establishment some years ago and it appeared at the time that the majority of the cuisine was primarily steak. However, with this visit I noticed that the steak variety has expanded as well as the entrees. There's some Italian dishes and chicken as well. Since we had a good experience with steaks on our last... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2014 via mobile

We enjoyed the atmosphere very much on Valentine's Day. Steaks are ok. Wait staff excellent. Appetizer of stuffed mushrooms was very good. Expect a wait! Be there at 5:00 when it opens for a chance to get in wo/a wait. No reservations. Worth a visit!

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Nailsworth, United Kingdom
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27 reviews 27 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2014

during our stay in Memphis we fancied a good steak, the hotel staff suggested here and we were not let down, lovely friendly place a good steak too, the staff were friendly and it seems to have the smallest bar in the world too.

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Memphis, Tennessee
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2014

Excellent dinner and service. Almost an hour wait but worth it. Wine very moderately priced. Steak was excellent. Our waitress was super nice and helpful. Joe, the manager , seemed to really care about us enjoying our dinner

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Memphis, Tennessee
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17 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2013

My husband & I chose Buckley's as our restaurant of choice for Date Night. The management & staff were welcoming & ensured that we were pleased w/the food & the service. We both ordered steak burgers & they were very good. The restaurant has a nice, romantic ambiance & is a great place for a couples night out.

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Kingston Springs, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2013

My first visit here and as luck would have it I arrived just as it opened, 5pm. I was seated promptly, order taken and delivered within 10 minutes. Everything, Caesar salad, fillet and loaded mashed potatoes, was near perfect. Now, a word about timing. I left shortly after 6pm. The dining area was completely full, the bar/waiting area was JAMMED... More

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Harrison, Arkansas
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5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2013

Had the bigger filet cooked medium. One of the best filets that I have ever had. No baked potatoes, but the mashed potatoes or steamed green beans were good. Great service by the greeter and waiter. Very reasonably priced, 9oz filet, potatoes, side salad, soft drink, bread, and tip $34.00. Definitely will return.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2013

I really enjoyed this restaurant!! First of all was the great by either the owner or general manager. A very nice grey haired southern gentleman. He epitomized the idea of Southern Hospitality. The service was wonderful. If you are lucky enough to have Annette as your waitress her southern accent is worth the visit. Great atmosphere! The food was excellent.... More

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