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Buckley's Restaurant and Bar

801 N. Cass Street, Corner of Cass and Wells, Milwaukee, WI 53202 (Downtown)
414-277-1111
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Ranked #104 of 1,393 restaurants in Milwaukee
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $10 - $30
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Romance, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Neighborhood: Downtown
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92% Recommend
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English first
Arizona
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67 reviews 67 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

This little neighborhood dining spot is fabulous. First of all a reservation is a must if you want to eat inside. We came around 4:30 PM and were given the lunch menu which made us happy as we were just arriving in town. They have many different items on the menu. I had the burger which has to be one... More

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Schofield, Wisconsin
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

The fish fry was very good as was the vietnam style bbq. There is very nice seating outside if the weather is nice. Will be back the next time we are in town.

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Minneapolis
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76 reviews 76 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

We had a nice lunch outside on a holiday weekend. Tuna Nicoise for my husband and Banh Mi for me. We both really enjoyed our meals. I had a few extra bits of fat chunks that I could have done without but the flavor of the pork was excellent - spicy and sweet and the baguette fresh and crusty. I... More

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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161 reviews 161 reviews
107 restaurant reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014 via mobile

This is my new favorite neighborhood "gem" - small, family owned restaurant that clearly cares about the quality of the food and experience. Buckley's will get our raves and money over a chain (local, regional or otherwise) any day of the week! The difference is palpable. It's a place that makes me want to return to unwind, have wine and... More

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Top Contributor
97 reviews 97 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014

We love our little neighborhood spot and enjoy a meal here a number of times each year. It's a family run restaurant with a small but great menu of seasonal dishes. In addition to Cafe at the Plaza down the street it's slightly off the tourist path and can easily be missed. Generally populated by locals you'll need to get... More

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Ripon, Wisconsin
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2014

Stayed at the Plaza and walked down to Buckley's, an easy two blocks. It is surprising small, but the entire staff works hard and makes it work. Food and drinks were good. Only one small problem. The brussel sprouts were fantastic but waaaaay to salty. Still, we ate them all. We don't go out as much as we used to!... More

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Milwaukee
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

Intimate, pleasant, classy. Wonderful, delicious and elegant food. Service is great--not too friendly not too stuffy. Desserts are the best in town. Outdoor seating is great (of course when it's not WINTER!!!)

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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22 reviews 22 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2014

My husband and I have eaten at this restaurant several times for dinner and lunch. It is the go-to place to take a client or a special friend. Our last visit was the week befrore Valentine's Day. We wanted to have a romantic dinner before the big rush. We made an early reservation--5:30. Our wait person was wonderful. She was... More

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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30 reviews 30 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2014

Buckley's was my first foray into Milwaukee upscale dining...and my honest opinion is that is was just ok. The restaurant is very small which makes it a bit awkward to wait if there is no room at the bar. Being winter, I would have expected someone to take my bulky coat but no such graces were offered. We tried a... More

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Walnut, Illinois
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2014

Love the environment! We had a luncheon for four and sat in the window section overlooking the activity on Cass St. The service was excellent, the food was delicious and the setting perfect for friendly conversation. I would rate Buckley's as a great place for a friendly luncheon.

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