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Buckley's Restaurant East

#63 of 1,197 Restaurants in Memphis
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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5355 Poplar Ave, Memphis, TN 38119-3610
(901) 683-4538
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Closed now
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Sun - Sat 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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26 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago 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 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
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
3 restaurant reviews
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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36 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
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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7 reviews
6 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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62 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 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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333 reviews
247 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 10, 2016

The drinks were great; kudos to the bar tender! The bacon jam on crustini's sounded delicious but was disappointing. The ribeye was decent and cooked as ordered. However, the vegetables (green beans and mixed medley of squash and zucchini) looked pitiful and were terribly dry, like they had either been repeatedly nuked or were frozen. The waitress didn't seem to... More 

Thank SymnCwl
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19 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 26, 2016 via mobile

I know most people see this as a Steak House. Well if you like Shrimp and Grits give it a try I promise you won't be disappointed . The steak and sides are great to

Thank klsmith530
Geelong, Australia
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22 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 16, 2016 via mobile

We ate at this lovely restaurant 2 nights in a row whilst visiting Memphis. The food was great and the staff are do friendly and made us feel at home. Had the creole salmon and my husband had the ribeye, both delicious.

Thank Deb H

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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, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Business meetings, Families with children, Romantic, Special occasions
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: (901) 683-4538

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