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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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Opens in 15 min
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American, Vegetarian Friendly
425 W Ormsby Ave, Louisville, KY 40203-3086
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Reviewed 22 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 18 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 14 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 13 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 9 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.

Thank shell3485
Lisa I, Manager at Buck's Restaurant & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 11 April 2017

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

Reviewed 30 March 2017

Referred to Buck's by Central Park Bed & Breakfast, one of the many GREAT recommendations! The staff was so attentive the service, food, music and drinks where TOP NOTCH. Definitely visit it a MUST!

Thank Leslie B
Lisa I, Manager at Buck's Restaurant & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 31 March 2017

We are so thrilled you had such a great experience Thanks for the five star review! Please come back and see us next time you're in town! Best Regards Karen Shane

Reviewed 25 March 2017

I was with a group of 7, they were willing to provide separate checks. While paying I dropped my credit card under the table. When I discovered it, I called and left a message during hours they were closed. they called at their earliest convenience...More

Thank Anne S
Lisa I, Manager at Buck's Restaurant & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 31 March 2017

I am so happy you were pleased with your experience! Thanks for the great review Best Regards Karen Shane

Reviewed 20 March 2017

We visited for Dinner. They had a piano player/singer for entertainment. Our waitress explained the foods we were not familiar with. It is rather pricey, but well worth it. I order the NY Strip it was delicious and came with polenta, broccolini and 2 grilled...More

Thank eacater
Lisa I, Manager at Buck's Restaurant & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 31 March 2017

Thank you so much for your wonderful review! I have passed your comment on to Chef about the sauce on the shrimp. Thanks for the constructive advice. I am so pleased you enjoyed your overall experience. We hope to see you again very soon ....More

Reviewed 12 March 2017

We found this restaurant while walking to visit the Conrad-Caldwell House Museum. It's a small, very charming restaurant. The food was fantastic and prices were very reasonable. We were there for lunch and it wasn't busy. The service was top-notch and and our server was...More

Thank 1lear
Lisa I, Manager at Buck's Restaurant & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 31 March 2017

Thank you so much for the great review! Please come back and dine with us soon. Best Regards Karen Shane

Reviewed 12 March 2017

FIRST IMPRESSION: My wife surprised me with dinner here. As we pulled up to the building, in the southern less-busy part of downtown, I told her I had never heard of this place. Seemed to be plenty of free parking right next to the building,...More

Thank ProfessionalTraveler
Lisa I, Manager at Buck's Restaurant & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 31 March 2017

WOW! Thank you so much for the wonderful review! I so appreciate the time you took to carefully describe your total experience. It is so helpful when I can thank the proper people from the server to the chef personally for their contribution to your...More

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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
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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!
16 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
USD 20
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Groups, 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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