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Buckley's Restaurant East

#65 of 1,268 Restaurants in Memphis
Certificate of Excellence
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5355 Poplar Ave, Memphis, TN 38119-3610
(901) 683-4538
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4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Great Food and Service

Nice casual atmosphere with friendly service. We both enjoyed our entrees, the steak and salmon were both delicious. Sides were yummy as well.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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17 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Nice casual atmosphere with friendly service. We both enjoyed our entrees, the steak and salmon were both delicious. Sides were yummy as well.

Thank ramblinroadee
Memphis, Tennessee
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

You can always rely on terrific service from the time you walk in and a consistently great menu. Started off with the fresh squeezed ruby red grapefruit margarita. (I could have drank those all night. Really smooth.) Ordered the lobster bisque which had great lobster flavor and a real cream taste. Ordered the hamburger steak which was prerfectly done and... More 

Thank mstrydiner
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Went to Buckley's for a meal with some colleague's and was not disappointed. The atmosphere was relaxed and we were looked after from the moment we entered the restaurant until we left. Service was great with a personal touch that is hard to find in some other restaurants. We were all in agreement that the food was great - cooked... More 

Thank Alex L
Derby, Kansas
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381 reviews
203 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 107 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2016 via mobile

Buckley's was close to our hotel. We had done a few nights of BBQ and wanted a relaxing dinner. So glad we chose Buckley's! We waited a short time at the bar where I had the largest glass of Chardonnay ever! The house salad was tasty. I had the salmon entree with a sweet citrus topping, rice and a vegetable... More 

Thank NancyinDerby
Memphis, Tennessee
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2015

The restaurant has a fine dining feel, yet is casual and priced fairly. The steaks are excellent, but I also enjoy the bourbon street chicken and mahi mahi. Servers are responsive and the atmosphere is cozy, Bar is small, but accomodates having a drink before dinner or if there is a small wait time. I would highly recommend the grapefruit... More 

Thank Auumtiger
Memphis, Tennessee
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46 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2015

My husband and I go to Buckley's quite often. This last visit was particularly good. This visit my husband tried the ribeye, and it was cooked to perfection. I had the shrimp and grits, and they are the best I've ever had (though the best are always here at Buckley's) The crab stuffed mushrooms are wonderful as an appetizer. They... More 

Thank Linda U
Cordova, Tennessee
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2015

This place is amazing. Great food, atmosphere, and the staff is wonderful. I've never experienced a bad moment when I've visited.

Thank yammib67
Memphis, Tennessee
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

The menu is varied enough that even vegetarians can find several items to their liking. The salmon is excellent, the steaks are cooked to perfection, the sides are amazing, and the bar is varied. The wait stafff is friendly and knowledgeable! This is my go-to restaurant!

Thank Susan475605
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36 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2015

Buckley's has always been my go to place for a relaxing evening. They have great food and I LOVE the atmosphere....dark yet tables have lighting directly over them and old liquor bottles in display cases. It's a very comfortable, inviting environment--clientele appears to have been going for years...nice mix of people. We've always enjoyed the food-this weekend we had the... More 

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Springfield, Missouri
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2015 via mobile

My husband and I stumbled upon this restaurant and decided to give it a go. We walked inside and were a bit surprised as it is very dark inside and was totally not expecting that. We were dressed a little on the touristy side (underdressed) and were ushered to a somewhat private area, we felt like they wanted us away... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 5355 Poplar Ave, Memphis, TN 38119-3610
  • Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Memphis
  • Phone Number: (901) 683-4538

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American, Steakhouse
Open Hours
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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