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Buckley's Restaurant East

#44 of 1,226 Restaurants in Memphis
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5355 Poplar Ave, Memphis, TN 38119-3610
(901) 683-4538
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4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations

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  • 63
    Excellent
  • 30
    Very good
  • 7
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Awesome food

Went on a Saturday night at 6 and had to wait 1hr for a table so get there early. Nice intimate atmosphere. The food is beyond wonderful but a tad expensive. Would definitely go again. Had the salmon, creamed spinach and key lime pie. It was all awesome!

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 12, 2015
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Fort Worth, Texas
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Memphis, Tennessee
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48 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

I admit it. I am a "filet-aholic". If it's on the menu, I'll order it and actually have a pretty wide tolerance for this cut of beef. Several people recommended this place when we were moving to the Memphis area so we gave it a try one evening after moving house all day. First of all, there are no baked... More 

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Fort Worth, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015 via mobile

Went on a Saturday night at 6 and had to wait 1hr for a table so get there early. Nice intimate atmosphere. The food is beyond wonderful but a tad expensive. Would definitely go again. Had the salmon, creamed spinach and key lime pie. It was all awesome!

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Memphis, Tennessee
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36 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 via mobile

Wonderful shrimp and grits and Mahi Mahi. Try the stuffed mushrooms, too. One of the best restaurants in Memphis....great little neighborhood find!!!

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Memphis, Tennessee
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58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

I am a fan of Buckley's Lunchbox and thought I would give this place a chance. Love the Texican salad at the lunchbox and was very sad to not see it on the menu here. Restaurant very dark with wood tables. It reminded me of a seafood restaurant in Florida - not a Steakhouse in Memphis. Jazz background music nice,... More 

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Franklin, Tennessee
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29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

God place for Steak and such. Old school steak house, where things are done right. The creamed spinach is good too.

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San Antonio, tX
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16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Read the reviews and decided to give it a try. Wonderful food! I had the Mahi fish dish with a lemon cream sauce, it was fresh and wonderful flavor. It takes a great fish dish for me to give it praise. Our hostess and waitress had great positive attitudes and gave us excellent service. I WILL eat here on our... More 

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Des Moines, IA
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

This restaurant has been around a while. It's a family favorite. We started with the cheese bread and stuffed mushrooms. I really didn't care for the mushrooms. They needed something... had a bit of a wang to them. The cheese bread was inhaled. Our table had the Bourbon Street Chicken, The Ribeye and River City Chicken Alfredo. Everyone really enjoyed.... More 

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memphis
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

Admittedly it was Fathers Day, but I was so disappointed. We arrived at 5pm, were seated by 5.20pm, order was taken at 5.45 and the appetizer came out at 6.15. It was the Memphis Jam which was just boursin cheese and jam heated through. It was ok but nothing special. Still waiting , a small basket of bread came out... More 

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Loganville, Georgia
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78 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

I ordered the filet and it was very good. The service was outstanding, polite and timely. Moscow Mules were on special for the evening, and our party had two rounds. Leave room for Key Lime pie - delicious.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

On one of our last visits to Memphis we put together an impromptu dinner for seven.I Was referred to Joe who is not only the manager but also the owner.I had forgotten how fantastic this place was. From the initial greeting by Joe to the impeccable service by several waiters who never left a water glass empty. We started with... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 5355 Poplar Ave, Memphis, TN 38119-3610
  • Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Memphis
  • Phone Number: (901) 683-4538
Open Hours
Sunday
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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