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Buckley's Restaurant and Bar

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801 N. Cass Street, Corner of Cass and Wells, Milwaukee, WI 53202
414-277-1111
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11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Good for:
Romance
Doing business
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

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Visitor rating
  • 66
    Excellent
  • 27
    Very good
  • 4
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 0
    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
Cool bar. Good food.

Ate dinner there. Great atmosphere. HUGE bar with beautiful bar back. Extensive menu. Had potato skins and won ton wrapped cheese sticks. Both excellent. Ruben was delicious. Service was spot on. Highly recommend.

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 17, 2015
Travel2Much_2008
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Midwest
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
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99 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Grass Lake, Michigan
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56 reviews 56 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

The bar is quaint, restaurant cozy. We were told there were vegan items which there were to but adjustments were willingly made so we could have two delicious appetizers. Service was ok and music was really not appropriate for the setting.

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Midwest
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80 reviews 80 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

Ate dinner there. Great atmosphere. HUGE bar with beautiful bar back. Extensive menu. Had potato skins and won ton wrapped cheese sticks. Both excellent. Ruben was delicious. Service was spot on. Highly recommend.

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Marblehead, Massachusetts
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38 reviews 38 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

I found Buckley's by chance while in Milwaukee for business and wasn't disappointed. Buckley's has the ambiance of a higher end neighborhood bistro where you'd expect the bartender and servers to all know your name. The service was very good and the lunch menu is quite interesting. Clearly not your cookie cutter tavern food. I started with the grilled octopus... More 

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Fish Creek, Wisconsin
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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

First visit was a winner, I ordered grilled octopus as a starter and enjoyed every forkful. Next I Had the caesar salad with fried oysters as my entree, also very good. I can't say anything negative about this place. The best is the atmosphere.

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015 via mobile

Buckley's is a little gem of a restaurant in a great location. The food is always different and special. Charming decor and always the best service. Indoor and outdoor seating.

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

I love this place for lunch. I've always had excellent food and super service. The owner is usually on site and makes everyone feel welcome, at home, and attended to.

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Wisconsin
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113 reviews 113 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

If you're looking for a small local restaurant with outstanding food, come here. The specials are always unique and the menu changes seasonally. The ingredients are fresh-perfectly prepared. Britt and Taylor run the bar, and do an excellent job at it. The deserts are homemade and amazing. When we eat out, this is always the first place we go.

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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161 reviews 161 reviews
122 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

Wonderful little gem on the east side. Great menu deliciously prepared in a way that shows thoughtful planning and execution. The salads are wonderful and the service attentive yet not annoying. A great chef!

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usa
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47 reviews 47 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

Very small restaurant with big food and big service. My first time to buckleys and it won't be the last. Mussels were so delicious with coconut lemon grass broth. The burger is huge and very tasty as well. Went over after the art museum. Very happy with all the offerings.

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Wisconsin
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53 reviews 53 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

Roasted Brussels sprouts with kimchi or fried artichoke hearts with truffle oil or roasted cauliflower or whatever, the small plates alone are worth the trip. The service is very good and so are the main courses, the drinks and the desserts. But I go back for the starters.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 801 N. Cass Street, Corner of Cass and Wells, Milwaukee, WI 53202
  • Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  Milwaukee>  > Downtown
  • Neighborhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: 414-277-1111

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10 - 30
  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romance, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?