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Buckley's Restaurant East

#69 of 1,209 Restaurants in Memphis
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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5355 Poplar Ave, Memphis, TN 38119-3610
+1 901-683-4538
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Memphis, Tennessee
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23 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is one of Memphis's best! It is locally owned and everyone is treated like royalty. When you go ask for Troy. He is charming and attentive. The best steaks menu includes fish, vegetables, and food for the children. There is always a wait after 6:00, so go early or after 8:00. Enjoy!

Thank Susan475605
Memphis, Tennessee
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15 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 10, 2016

Was seated at 5:45 took waiter 10 minutes to come for drinks order. Over 40 minutes till we got food despite the fact we were among the first diners. Order of Ribeye was poor quality meat. Burgers ordered by the rest of the party were fine. House salad served had been made up earlier in the day and the spinach... More 

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5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 11, 2016 via mobile

I took visiting business colleagues for dinner and had the shrimp & grits. I asked them to make it spicy and they nailed it - awesome. My colleagues had steaks (sirloins and filets) and told me they were very very good. It's a small place, and only downside is they don't take reservations and won't seat you until the whole... More 

Thank DaveMemphis
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41 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 20, 2016 via mobile

Service was great. We had dinner on my birthday with my family. We want to try this place because we're told that the steak is good plus not that pricey compared to Flemings or Capital Grille. I had the filet and hubby had the rib eye. The steak was great but I ordered medium well but in the middle it... More 

Thank Mimi P
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 14, 2016 via mobile

Tops Ruth Chris's and Morton 's any day! Great service and wonderful food. Try the lobster bisque and the wedge salad , you won't regret it!

Thank Juan D B
Covington, Tennessee
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 27, 2016 via mobile

It was a fantastic meal at a really reasonable slice! I loved the steak salad and my husbands steak was so tender he could cut it with a butter knife! We will definitely be back!

Thank TNWilkerson83
Montgomery, Texas
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37 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 24, 2016 via mobile

Enjoyed a tender juicy filet accompanied by a Meiomi Pinot Noir this evening at Buckley's. May opt for a different salad next time as it was rather forgettable. But the steak was incredible. It's easy to pass this place by, but I'd give it a try if you're in East Memphis.

Thank Kyle J
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 23, 2016

We've had the steaks, the fish, the chicken, the burgers, and the pasta. Can't go wrong. Buckley's is a hard working restaurant and strives to put out a great meal experience. We've eaten there numerous times with both family and friends. I prefer their ribeye for my first choice and have always been pleased. My favorite steak is the one... More 

Thank 2316
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11 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 22, 2016

The atmosphere is great. I enjoy unwinding there with their filet. Their creamed spinach is the best anywhere in Memphis.

Thank Becky S
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64 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 10, 2016 via mobile

The food was good but just tried the hamburger. We asked for bottled or sparkling water and they just did not have any, which was strange. The waiter was nice. There was parking.

Thank M D

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Steakhouse
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children, Business meetings, Special occasions, Romantic
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
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5355 Poplar Ave, Memphis, TN 38119-3610
  • Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Memphis
  • Phone Number: +1 901-683-4538

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?