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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
11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 23:15
Open now
All hours
Mon - Thu 17:00 - 22:00
Mon - Fri 11:00 - 15:00
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 23:15
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26 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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270 reviews
174 restaurant reviews
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 

Thank wisconsinwinegirl
Louisville, Kentucky
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39 reviews
21 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
Gainesville, Florida
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65 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
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.

Thank PhylisBC
Louisville, Kentucky
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016 via mobile

It has been quite some time since we have been to Buck's and that has been my loss. This Louisville gem is simply outstanding. My wife and I celebrated our anniversary here and had one of the best meals we've had anywhere in quite some time. The cheese plate appetizer was a great mix of fruits and and assorted cheeses.... More 

Thank SPJ6367
Louisville, Kentucky
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74 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016 via mobile

Buck's has always been a family favorite and I love to take friends here for special occasions. Everything is perfect, the food, the music, the wait staff, the atmosphere. We are so lucky to have a great little place like Buck's. While a great place for a intimate meal, they can also accommodate a large group in the private dining... More 

Thank tanyap924
Saint Louis, Missouri
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17 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2016

Food was very good, lovely setting, attentive service, live tasteful music. Live piano player/singer.interesting specials and a nice variety of entrees.

Thank Linda G
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2016

Elegant, beautiful, and delicious. It is obviously a local hang-out, as the servers, entertainers, and bartenders spent time conversing with regular customers. It felt very quaint and friendly. The food was amazing - great portion sizes for the price - more than I expected.

Thank Johnny P
Springfield, Kentucky
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25 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2016

We were very impressed with our first visit to this Old Louisville restaurant. Upon entering we were greeted by a friendly face and shown to our table. Rick, the piano man introduced himself, and set the mood. The music was played at a perfect level...as we could easily talk to each other. Our meal was perfectly prepared and plated. The... More 


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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
Local cuisine, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Bar Scene, 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?