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Buck's Restaurant & Bar

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Old Louisville
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425 W Ormsby Ave, Louisville, KY 40203-3086
(502) 637-5284
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Closed now
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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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Brookfield, Wisconsin
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270 reviews
174 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 125 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Recommended that we stop in to see the bar and have a bourbon. We were not given a drinks list initially and spouse ordered a bourbon flight, which had 4 samples, perhaps 1/2 oz each. I had an Elijah Craig 18 yr, again a very tiny glass, perhaps 1 oz . The bar bill was $ 125. While the place... More 

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Louisville, Kentucky
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39 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Very good food, great selection, reasonably priced. Go for lunch or dinner, nice restaurant in old Louisville. Food and drinks are all good! No matter who I take to Bucks, they love it!

Thank 22travelgal
Gainesville, Florida
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65 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Not only was the soup exceptional, everything was was a delight. The menu selections were wide-something for everyone, the bourbon selections-you name they got it, the service was very personal and professional, everything was so delicious and so much fun. Rick, at the piano-was terrific and made our group feel very special.

Thank PhylisBC
Louisville, Kentucky
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It has been quite some time since we have been to Buck's and that has been my loss. This Louisville gem is simply outstanding. My wife and I celebrated our anniversary here and had one of the best meals we've had anywhere in quite some time. The cheese plate appetizer was a great mix of fruits and and assorted cheeses.... More 

Thank SPJ6367
Louisville, Kentucky
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51 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 19, 2016 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
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 5, 2016

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 bubbles Reviewed September 5, 2016

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 bubbles Reviewed August 30, 2016

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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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles 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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25 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles 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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Business meetings, Special occasions, Romantic, Large groups, Local cuisine
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 have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?