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Buck's Restaurant & Bar

425 W Ormsby Ave, Louisville, KY 40203-3086
+1 502-637-5284
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  • Excellent74%
  • Very good19%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
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“crispy fish” (14 reviews)
“quail” (13 reviews)
“bourbon chicken” (12 reviews)
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425 W Ormsby Ave, Louisville, KY 40203-3086
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Bucks is definitely my favorite spot in Louisville for fine dining and drinks. The food is fantastic and the wine selection is extensive. The atmosphere is warm and classy. It's my first pick for any special occasion or just a relaxing self treat of wine...More

Thank sarahc0090
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My mother requested we return to Buck's to celebrate her 97th birthday with her family. It was a snowy Friday evening in January and we were concerned that the weather would close the restaurant. Not so as the staff was eager to greet our large...More

Thank MATerry52
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Always a great meal. Same Decor for 20 plus years but a underrated great place in old Louisville. One of the better steaks in the area, cooked perfect, and the best hot fish in the city! Very good wine list!

Thank Neafus42
Reviewed 4 January 2018

As a local who has visited this place many times over a number of years (back to when the actual proprietor Was Buck!) , be advised that this is a one-of-a-kind Louisville upscale restaurant with several notable pluses. There is live, low key piano entertainment...More

Thank george L
Reviewed 22 December 2017

Buck's is a hidden delight in Old Louisville. The atmosphere is great and the food is delicious. Fine dining experience with live piano music while you dine.

Thank Gimletman
Reviewed 19 December 2017 via mobile

Buck’s provides an amazing and diverse menu. The Bourbon Chicken is delicious! My husband also enjoyed the quail. In fact, he said it is the best he’s ever had and he has eaten a lot of quail in his lifetime. The atmosphere is also great....More

Thank stephaniemN4160KS
Reviewed 13 December 2017

My fiance and I used to live in the apartment complex that Buck's is located in. The owner is one of the sweetest people in the world and treats his employees with great respect. Wonderful food! The waiters are very professional and friendly. Great atmosphere.

Thank ThomasREverett
Reviewed 5 December 2017

We attended the Holiday Home Tour in Old Louisville and were originally settled on a different restaurant when we received Buck's as a recommendation from the Bourbon Inn and we were so glad we made the change. The decor is beautiful and the live piano...More

Thank lorib45
Reviewed 17 November 2017

the food was delicious and was very unique, I would recommend this place to visitors and residents as well.

Thank John M
Reviewed 11 November 2017

White table linens... white flowers decorating a well stocked bar and on every dining table... someone playing your favorite standards on piano... low lights, lots of class, great ambiance and a perfect setting for romance... that’s Bucks. Throw in gracious hosts, helpful wait staff and...More

Thank Thomas J
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Amanda L
29 November 2017|
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Response from pshIng | Reviewed this property |
I’d say yes; get’s pretty busy and is a popular place.
10 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
16 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!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 20
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, Business meetings, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Romantic
Open Hours
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:15 pm
5:00 pm - 11:15 pm
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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