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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
Mon - Thu 17:00 - 22:00
Mon - Fri 11:00 - 15:00
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 23:15
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Louisville, Kentucky
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117 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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 

Thank tonysapp2
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104 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

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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18 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 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
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 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
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 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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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 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 

1 Thank sctammyt
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26 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 December 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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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 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
Brookfield, Wisconsin
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269 reviews
174 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 124 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

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 

Thank wisconsinwinegirl
Louisville, Kentucky
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47 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

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

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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, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Open Hours
11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 23:15
17:00 - 23:15
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 425 W Ormsby Ave, Louisville, KY 40203-3086
  • Location: United States  >  Kentucky (KY)  >  Louisville>  > Old Louisville
  • Neighbourhood: 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?