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Buck's Restaurant & Bar

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425 W Ormsby Ave, Louisville, KY 40203-3086
+1 502-637-5284
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Today
11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 23:15
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Hours:
Mon - Thu 17:00 - 22:00
Mon - Fri 11:00 - 15:00
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 23:15
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104 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

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 

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Thank travelteacher
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17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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.

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Thank David H
Atlanta, Georgia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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!

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Thank Terry S
Louisville, Kentucky
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68 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 

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Thank treasureseekermth633
Greenville, South Carolina
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4 reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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 

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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.

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San Clemente, California
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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....

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Thank BruceSteph
Brookfield, Wisconsin
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270 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 125 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 

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Thank wisconsinwinegirl
Louisville, Kentucky
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39 reviews
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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!

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Gainesville, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016

Not only was the soup exceptional, everything was was a delight. The menu selections were wide-something for everyone, the bourbon selections-you name they got it, the service was very personal and professional, everything was so delicious and so much fun. Rick, at the piano-was terrific and made our group feel very special.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$20
Cuisine
American
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Groups, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Monday
11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:00
Thursday
11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:00
Friday
11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 23:15
Saturday
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?