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Buck's Restaurant & Bar

Certificate of Excellence
Old Louisville
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425 W Ormsby Ave, Louisville, KY 40203-3086
(502) 637-5284
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:15 pm
Closed now
All hours
Mon - Thu 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 11:15 pm
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Louisville, Kentucky
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40 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Buck's has always been a family favorite and I love to take friends here for special occasions. Everything is perfect, the food, the music, the wait staff, the atmosphere. We are so lucky to have a great little place like Buck's. While a great place for a intimate meal, they can also accommodate a large group in the private dining... More 

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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17 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Food was very good, lovely setting, attentive service, live tasteful music. Live piano player/singer.interesting specials and a nice variety of entrees.

Thank Linda G
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Elegant, beautiful, and delicious. It is obviously a local hang-out, as the servers, entertainers, and bartenders spent time conversing with regular customers. It felt very quaint and friendly. The food was amazing - great portion sizes for the price - more than I expected.

Thank Johnny P
Springfield, Kentucky
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25 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were very impressed with our first visit to this Old Louisville restaurant. Upon entering we were greeted by a friendly face and shown to our table. Rick, the piano man introduced himself, and set the mood. The music was played at a perfect level...as we could easily talk to each other. Our meal was perfectly prepared and plated. The... More 

Saint Charles, Missouri
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2016 via mobile

We make an annual trip to Buck's and are never disappointed. The ambience is great with Rick playing songs from the great American songbook on the piano and the old home charm of Louisville. Service was great. Split charge is $5 but well worth it since the split was done in the kitchen and presentation was great. We had the... More 

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2016

We waited 10 minutes, not even greeted. I chased down a bartender and asked about seating; he asked if I had a reservation and I said no. He said the Manager would be up shortly. She arrived 10 ish minutes later. We watched her drop an entire tray of food. (blood hair, mid 50s, looked in over her head) She... More 

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Lisa I, Manager at Buck's Restaurant & Bar, responded to this review

please send me your personal contact information to Karen Bucks Restaurant 425 west ormsby louisville ky 40203 thank you so much More 

Louisville, Kentucky, United States
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17 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2016 via mobile

My favorite place in the City! Reasonably priced Fine Dining with excellent entertainment. I call it a 4 star Resturant at 3 star prices. Great for lunch, dinner or just a drink as it is a star on the Urban Bourbon Trail.

Thank Herb W
Morehead, Kentucky
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2016

I was pleasantly surprised during my first visit to Buck's. Not only was the food delicious, but the friendly service and customer attention was second to none that I've experienced. Epic props to Karen and the staff for making my visit a truly wonderful evening. See you again soon!!

Thank Tony H
Bloomfield Hills, Michigan
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35 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2016

Tucked away in the old Louisville section of town,Very good food, great service, lovely dining atmosphere! Easy to get to from any downtown hotel.

Thank paulas373
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39 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2016 via mobile

The lighting hanging on the trees outside was gorgeous. With no reservations on a Saturday night we were still greated with genuine warmth, told how long the wait was and encouraged to enjoy the bar while waiting for our table. The bartender was nice and made great drinks, the flowers decorating the bar were beautiful. A live musician entertained but... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
American, Seafood
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Private Dining
Good for
Local cuisine, Business meetings, Special occasions, Romantic, Large groups
Open Hours
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:15 pm
5:00 pm - 11:15 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 425 W Ormsby Ave, Louisville, KY 40203-3086
  • Location: United States  >  Kentucky (KY)  >  Louisville>  > Old Louisville
  • Neighborhood: Old Louisville
  • Phone Number: (502) 637-5284

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?