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Buckley's Restaurant East

#58 of 1,259 Restaurants in Memphis
Certificate of Excellence
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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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Sun - Sat 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
A Great Restaurant

This place is amazing. Great food, atmosphere, and the staff is wonderful. I've never experienced a bad moment when I've visited.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Cordova, Tennessee
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Cordova, Tennessee
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This place is amazing. Great food, atmosphere, and the staff is wonderful. I've never experienced a bad moment when I've visited.

Thank yammib67
Memphis, Tennessee
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The menu is varied enough that even vegetarians can find several items to their liking. The salmon is excellent, the steaks are cooked to perfection, the sides are amazing, and the bar is varied. The wait stafff is friendly and knowledgeable! This is my go-to restaurant!

Thank Susan475605
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36 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2015

Buckley's has always been my go to place for a relaxing evening. They have great food and I LOVE the atmosphere....dark yet tables have lighting directly over them and old liquor bottles in display cases. It's a very comfortable, inviting environment--clientele appears to have been going for years...nice mix of people. We've always enjoyed the food-this weekend we had the... More 

1 Thank Bill S
Springfield, Missouri
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2015

My husband and I stumbled upon this restaurant and decided to give it a go. We walked inside and were a bit surprised as it is very dark inside and was totally not expecting that. We were dressed a little on the touristy side (underdressed) and were ushered to a somewhat private area, we felt like they wanted us away... More 

Thank Rita B
Memphis, Tennessee
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48 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 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 

Thank MsExpat97
Fort Worth, Texas
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21 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
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!

2 Thank keenerc1
Memphis, Tennessee
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44 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 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!!!

Thank Linda U
Memphis, Tennessee
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119 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 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 

Thank LoveFunTravels
Franklin, Tennessee
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54 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 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.

Thank Jchristo08648
San Antonio, tX
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29 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 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 

Thank luv2fly19

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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

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American, Steakhouse


Open Hours
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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