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Buckley's Restaurant and Bar

801 N. Cass Street, Corner of Cass and Wells, Milwaukee, WI 53202 (Downtown)
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Ranked #81 of 1,392 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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77 reviews from our community

93% Recommend
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English first
Centennial, Colorado
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25 reviews 25 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

Visiting Milwaukee last week with my husband, sister and brother-in-law, relaxed few days, no plans no timetables, on a walk from our hotel to the waterfront discovered Buckley's and decided to have dinner there. What a treat, great wine list, and menu. The guys had one of their specials, grilled guinea hen, or maybe it was squab, regardless it was... More

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Leamington Spa, United Kingdom
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201 reviews 201 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014 NEW

We were in Milwaukee for almost a week and walked past this restaurant a number of times. It was always busy and everyone seemed to be having a great time. So we gave it a try and were very pleased we did. We had the Roast Cauliflower and Truffled Fried Artichoke appetisers, the Chicken Saltimbocca and Pasta with Wild Boar... More

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Olympia, Washington
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258 reviews 258 reviews
180 restaurant reviews
132 helpful votes 132 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

We were visiting Milwaukee, walking around admiring the old architecture, and we stopped for lunch at Buckley's. We sat outside under cute black and white umbrellas on a beautiful summer day. The menu is fancy but the prices reasonable for an upscale restaurant. The food and service were both excellent. We would definitely return.

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Wilmington NC
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41 reviews 41 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

Good food. More of a dressy place, even on Sunday. Went for brunch. Hash was good as we're bloodies. I'm not sure it's worth the price, but it's close. Id go back.

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Scottsdale, Arizona
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50 reviews 50 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

Finished our trip to MKE with an outstanding lunch. Meatloaf was the special of the day and did not disappoint. Came complete with mashed potatoes and green beans for $10. My wife tried the burger which came with bacon bits and an order of special blue cheese fries. I was amazed she was able to finish her meal based on... More

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Top Contributor
80 reviews 80 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

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
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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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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173 reviews 173 reviews
117 restaurant reviews
63 helpful votes 63 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
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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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