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American, Barbecue, Pub
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Lunch, Dinner
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Takeout, Seating, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Outdoor Seating, Table Service
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Reviewed May 31, 2021 via mobile

We were looking for a place for dinner, not fast food and not far off our route. This place did not disappoint! Very clean for starters and friendly staff. The tenderloin and swamp donkey were delicious. Chef salad was fresh and tasty. Would definitely recommend...and would stop again!More

Date of visit: May 2021
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Reviewed May 10, 2021

During a family road trip, we ended up at this restaurant. Everyone enjoyed their meals so much that we had to eat there again on the way home. Most of my family had the recommended burgers. I had a salad special which was also wonderful....Although I strive to be healthy, I did need to order some waffle fries. So worth it!More

Date of visit: May 2021
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Reviewed April 10, 2021 via mobile

Great lunch option off I-80! Wife found this restaurant coming home from Omaha. Service was extremely welcoming and friendly. Food was excellent - try the Swamp Donkey burger. The homemade chips were quite tasty. Kids were able to color with provided crayons and paper and...had fun. Would recommend to anyone looking for a fun small town restaurant. Hope T-shirts and tanks are in next time! Cheers from Des Moines!More

Date of visit: April 2021
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Reviewed October 27, 2019

One of the few reasons to drive thru Nebraska. Enjoy well cooked local food, and although I did not order their very famous burger what I had called the daily special was wholesome and delicious.

Date of visit: October 2019
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Reviewed August 3, 2019

If you happen to be traveling on I-80 and are on the western edge of Iowa, stop in to Buck Snort restaurant in Neola, near Council Bluffs. My wife and I did. We were looking for something different. When she found Buck Snort, we knew...we had to go. I'm glad we did. Buck Snort has a deep menu but their specialty is specialty burgers. That's what we went with. I got the Moose burger with their special Moose Sauce. Really good. My wife got the Swamp Donkey. I can tell you it is MUCH better than it sounds. The only reason I did not give five stars was I thought the sides were just alright. I had the mac and cheese. I expected it to be something different. It tasted like Kraft. Nothing wrong with that. I just expected more. My wife got the waffle fries. Again, good but nothing special. The only adult beverages sold is beer. I think it is all in bottles, no tap. Definitely a laid back place. We really enjoyed our meal. The burgers are certainly worth the five minute detour off of I-80. The staff is friendly and the place is clean. Oh, the decor is deer heads and skulls. Pretty interesting. They are open for lunch and dinner. Jump off I-80 and give them a try!More

Date of visit: August 2019
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Reviewed June 7, 2019

This place is just fun to watch the Waitresses/Waiters put their order on a zip-line the kitchen.. And I wouldn't have believed it if I didn't see it>.. Picture attached. I had the Swamp Donkey Wrap and fires. Yes they make their own dip'n sauce.....Thank you Thank you Thank you!!! so much fun.. A must do in Council Bluffs or Glenwood Iowa..More

Date of visit: June 2019
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Reviewed July 17, 2018 via mobile

We were driving on I-80 and were looking for a quick dinner stop. We chose Buck Snort based on reviews. The restaurant was very convenient! It was clean and the staff was friendly. Seemed like a good choice BUT we made a huge mistake. Rather...than ordering one of their well reviewed burgers we decided to take advantage of their Tuesday Pizza special- one any size pizza with any amount of toppings for $12.95. We were given a choice of thin crust or a thicker crust. We chose a Cheeseburger Pizza on a thin crust. The pizza was huge. There were a generous amount of toppings. The problem was the crust! It was thin and very, very, VERY crispy. It practically shattered when we bit it. So, based on our experience, stick with something other than pizza and if you decide on pizza, try the thicker crust.More

Date of visit: July 2018
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Reviewed June 27, 2018

Stopped in while driving through and was thoroughly impressed with all of the food. BBQ was solid, as was the pizza. Could maybe use a few more decent beers as opposed to the domestic lights, but that’s just picking nits. Will definitely return if in...the area.More

Date of visit: June 2018
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Reviewed December 27, 2017 via mobile

Today was a great day for our family as some of our families met for the first time in 57 years and what better place to share new memories than at The Buck Snort! Thoroughly enjoyed our experience and excellent visit we had here today....Our last visit to this establishment was Dec 22, 2014, our review can be seen in earlier posts. The Mooseburger, Chuckanator, chicken fingers, BLT and the Bucksnort philly were delicious and cooked to perfection. The staff was friendly and the restaurant was extremely clean and uniquely decorated. If you find yourself in western Iowa on I-80 look for exit 23 and The Buck Snort is a short jaunt ahead and very well worth the stop to experience something uniquely good!More

Date of visit: December 2017
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Reviewed September 22, 2017 via mobile

We would rate this place a 10!!! Super clean, friendly, and great food too! We will return, already planning our return trip! The best fried pickles we have ever had, and the patty melt was fabulous!!! My only recommendation is "DON'T MISS THE BUCK SNORT!!!"

Date of visit: September 2017
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Reviewed June 30, 2017 via mobile

We just wondered in, but what a great find. Very much sports bar type food, so if that's what you're looking for, this place is very good. I ordered "Trophy Buck Nachos" which was a Western version of traditional Mexi-Style Nachos. It had pulled pork...and BBQ sauce with tomatoes, etc. It was excellent. The service literally could not have been better. Seriously nice folks. Burgers, Pizza, Salads, and Wraps were also on the menu.More

Date of visit: June 2017
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Reviewed April 7, 2017 via mobile

Being from Kansas City we always like to check out barbecue and other locations. I had a swamp donkey which was BBQ brisket, onion rings and other deliciousness on a burger. Very tasty. My husband had the patty melt with grilled onions and mushrooms. It...has bacon also! And you can can't go wrong with bacon. The staff is friendly and welcoming. I would definitely come back again !More

Date of visit: April 2017
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Reviewed March 29, 2017

Definitely recommend this place if you are in the area. Food is awesome and the service if great. We've never had a bad meal.

Date of visit: March 2017
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Reviewed October 21, 2016

A co-worker and I stopped in here for lunch on our drive from Omaha to Ida Grove. Both had salads - interesting restaurant. Great prices, friendly service.

Date of visit: October 2016
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Reviewed September 26, 2016

I love family-owned places like the Buck Snort. Prices were really good, atmosphere was clean and updated but cozy and the service was friendly. I can't not get the patty melt when it is on the menu and it didn't disappoint. It was fresh tasting...beef with good caramelized onions. My wife's burger was equally as quality. I would definitely come back if given the chance.More

Date of visit: September 2016
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The Buck Snort is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 5
  • Atmosphere: 4.5