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Buck's Restaurant & Bar

425 W Ormsby Ave, Louisville, KY 40203-3086
+1 502-637-5284
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  • Excellent71%
  • Very good20%
  • Average5%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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“crispy fish” (14 reviews)
“quail” (12 reviews)
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425 W Ormsby Ave, Louisville, KY 40203-3086
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Reviewed 30 May 2017

Located in Old Louisville on Ormsby in Mayflower, this is a hidden secret for an outstanding lunch, good knowledgeable friendly service, and very reasonable prices at lunch. Many items on the dinner menu are on the lunch menu at almost half of the dinner price....More

1  Thank haroldjh
Lisa I, Manager at Buck's Restaurant & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 5 June 2017

Thanks so much for the great review. we look forward to seeing you again soon Best regards Karen Shane

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Reviewed 16 May 2017 via mobile

My wife and I chose Buck's from a couple of suggested restaurants from our B&B owner. It was walking distance so that was a plus. My wife had a great filet that was cooked perfectly and I had a seafood risotto dish. If we find...More

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Reviewed 1 May 2017 via mobile

Six of us met for lunch. Service was extraordinary and food was very good. I had the curry chicken salad and it was amazing. The crispy fish is a specialty and the friend who had it said it was marvelous. All in all a very...More

1  Thank Pam G
Reviewed 27 April 2017 via mobile

Excellent dinner at Bucks tonight. Started with oysters,and the house salad,and then had the Filet for dinner. Extensive bourbon list,with a nice selection of speciality cocktails and small but smartly picked wine list.Rick Bartlett on piano is a perfect dinner accompaniment. Highly recommend.

1  Thank matt m
Reviewed 27 April 2017

We were passing through on our recent road trip and wanted to find a place for lunch, though it was well past noon. I asked my Google Assistant to find a restaurant near me and saw Buck's Restaurant, which looked good. It was near the...More

1  Thank N7939YRkarens
Reviewed 21 April 2017 via mobile

This week, my inlaws visited from out of state. My wife and I wanted to treat them to something special. We chose "Bucks" because of wonderul previous visits there over the years. The evening menu is expensive so we chose to dine there during lunch...More

1  Thank pcrowther
Reviewed 15 April 2017 via mobile

My mother who is 96 loves Bucks for a nice evening out. Coming through town for Easter weekend we had the opportunity to join mother for a mid week dinner at Bucks. An early reservation was secured and we arrived to a warm welcome by...More

1  Thank MATerry52
Lisa I, Manager at Buck's Restaurant & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 17 April 2017

Thank you so much for the sterling review! We are so pleased you had such a wonderful evening. Thanks for sharing! Karen Shane Manager

Reviewed 13 April 2017

Our Bed & Breakfast host told us of this restaurant. On a walk through Old Louisville we almost gave up searching, but found this timeless place to dine. Our gentleman waiter was very personable, and made us feel very special. Turned out the food was...More

1  Thank John E
Reviewed 12 April 2017 via mobile

Easy to find. Ample on-site parking. Reservations recommended. Great wine list. Service is slow but good and attentive. Risotto appetizer is big enough to be a meal or serve 4 as an appetizer. Spinach salad was delicious, although it was a bit over-dressed. Bourbon chicken...More

1  Thank Coff33
Reviewed 8 April 2017 via mobile

We had an amazing dinner and enjoyed the piano music and candlelight atmosphere. The salmon dinner, seafood specials nd creamy tomato soup were all exceptional.

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Lisa I, Manager at Buck's Restaurant & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 10 April 2017

Thanks so much for the wonderful words! We are so pleased you enjoyed your visit Best regards Karen Shane

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9 September 2016|
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Response from John S | Reviewed this property |
I agree with Katheryn, we also stayed at the Dupont and Buck's took great care if us. The back room is probably only seated on Holidays and during the Derby as needed but the place is well staffed and the staff well trained... More
Chad T
15 August 2015|
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Response from B-A-FROSTY | Reviewed this property |
Dress shorts and a collared shirt. This is a classy restaurant, so keep it classy and enjoy!
15 May 2015|
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Response from Lisa I | Property representative |
Buck's has a quiet atmosphere. We try to give you a romantic experience when you dine with us. When we fill the place up it can get a little loud, but that is at any venue. It is a very romantic environment.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
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, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Bar Scene, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:00
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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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