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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
+1 502-637-5284
5:00 pm - 11:15 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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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We recently dined here while on business. The wait staff was beyond excellent, the food delicious and the piano music a wonderful addition. The salmon was outstanding and the brussel sprouts the most delicious I have ever enjoyed. My only complaint was the lighting. It was quite difficult to see the entire evening.

Thank Natasha O
Rushville, Indiana
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180 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This restaurant accepts reservations and would suggest you make them. The Scottish smoke salmon was delicious, prepared to perfection. Filet steak was prepared as the guest requested and was very flavorful. The brussell sprouts were to die for and worth the visit there only-a must try for your choice of vegetables. Pork chop was tasty but a little tougher than... More 

Thank th0ds0n
Louisville, Kentucky
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117 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 20, 2017 via mobile

In all the years of coming here, never once disappointed. Bucks is with out a doubt the best Louisville has to offer. Elegant and timeless with out being pretentious. This visit Becca was our server, outstanding service. It is always outstanding at Buck's. My wife chose the pork chop, I had the nights special, the Ribeye, both spectacular. Rick Bartlett... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 15, 2017

This is a Louisville treasure. We came for a visit and wanted a non-touristy experience. Found it! We walked in, the bar was loaded with beautiful flowers and the piano was being played. Our table was ready and since it was NYE, there was a prix fixe menu. Choices of fish, filet medallions, etc was presented with appetizers, salads, and... More 

Thank travelteacher
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 7, 2017

Bucks has great food and a price to match. Get dressed up to go here. Have a few hundred dollars to live a little. Everything is yummy.

Thank David H
Atlanta, Georgia
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37 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 7, 2017

We had dinner mid-week, so not too crowded. The bourbon selection was impressive. The menu ranged from standards to italian to asian. The crab cakes were very good as a starter. Everyone commented their meals were very good as well. The piano entertainment was a nice touch, but too loud to have a normal conversation. The service is exceptional!

1 Thank Terry S
Louisville, Kentucky
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70 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 6, 2017

We wanted a nice place for a lovely dinner to celebrate our 38th anniversary--yet, I recently received a list of food sensitivities; to gain health, I needed to eliminate these. In advance, I contacted several upscale places to see if they could accommodate my needs and still provide a quality experience. Buck's took the challenge and they succeeded. The interior... More 

Thank treasureseekermth633
Greenville, South Carolina
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 1, 2017 via mobile

We enjoy fine dining and expect to pay $$$$ for the experience, excellent food and great ambiance. Unfortunately that is not what we encountered at Buck's. Decided to try this restaurant out for an early NY eve dinner. Very disappointed with our $75/plate "4 course" dinner, complete with 1oz of complimentary champagne. Meal included a luke warm appetizer plate consisting... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 6, 2016

We were there on a Saturday night - very loud. Several large parties and we had to scream at each other. Food was good - a little pricey - Quail was not as good as we had hoped - have had better.

Thank Neighborhoodgroup
San Clemente, California
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 20, 2016

We went here during Derby Week. They had very slow food service and the server was completely inexperienced. Our food was given to another table and the people at that table started eating it because it was over an hour after ordering! Maybe it's gotten better....

Thank BruceSteph

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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
Local cuisine, Romantic, Special occasions, Large groups, Bar scene, Business meetings
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: +1 502-637-5284

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