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“Nicest place in Brooks vile”
Review of Bucks Restaurant

Bucks Restaurant
Price range: USD 19 - USD 34
Cuisines: Contemporary
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Description: Fine dining in a relaxed, casual atmosphere in the small coastal village of South Brooksville. Buck's is open from mid-May thru mid-October. Phone reservations or walk-ins; no on-line reservations available.
Reviewed 2 October 2018

Very high quality local cuisine.The shellfish stew/jambalya was excellent. Nuce wine sekection. Attentive service

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Kenneth K
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Jo A, Assistant Manager at Bucks Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 4 October 2018

Thank you for taking the time to review Buck's.
We are glad you enjoyed dining with us and look
forward to seeing you soon.

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Reviewed 4 September 2018

We had to drive nearly 30 minutes to get to Bucks, but it was worth it! The menu was great.. I had rabbit with a delicious Italian sausage accompaniment that was simply perfect! My group had pasta with shrimp, hanger steak, and the pork chop. All of these were delicious. We had a Simi Chardonnay which was excellent and reasonable priced.
Frankly, the entire menu was creative and enticing. South Brooksville (Bucks Harbor) is off the beaten track, but visiting sailors and folks from Blue Hill to Deer Isle are lucky that Bucks is open. Please continue in the years ahead!

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank DavidandGee
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Jo A, Personal Assistant to the Manager at Bucks Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 5 September 2018

Thank you for the detailed review of your recent dining experience at Buck's!
We are so glad you enjoyed your time with us. I will be sure to pass your kind words along to
our dedicated staff.

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Reviewed 8 August 2018

This has been and still is one of the most outstanding restaurants in the area. The location at Bucks Harbor in South Brooksville is out of the way but well worth a drive down the scenic Coastal Road. The short walkway past plantings of herbs and flowers and the Peter Beerits sculpture of a life sized couple sitting down to dinner sets the mood. There was a young man shucking clams and oysters at a shiny metal serving cart in the alleyway which further whet our appetite. The décor inside is subdued and elegant with high ceilings, art works on the walls and earth colors. The servers are in dark uniforms and are pleasant, professional and always ready to welcome us and make sure we are well taken care of. Every little detail has been well thought out and adds to the experience. There is a nice wine list and some innovative and delicious cocktails. I had a "3 Sheets to The Wind" which was plenty large and strong with an allspice flavor which was a pleasant surprise. The other choices were equally different and sounded delicious. They had no sparkling wine by the glass which was a little disappointing. The bread service included some nice sweet corn muffins with pieces of corn and some chewy yeasty squares of very good sour dough bread sprinkled with a lot of sea salt.
The menu seems largely unchanged from last year which is to say it is short and well imagined. Sadly not all the food was just as perfect as I remembered from previous years. The gazpacho had too many raw onions which overpowered the dish. Grilled Shrimp Spiedini on the other hand was just about perfect, grilled shrimp skewered with basil, tomatoes and Mozzarella with a nice olive oil and balsamic dressing, like a Capresse salad on a skewer.
The Acadian Jambalaya was tasty with sausage and seafood but was just much too salty for my taste. Again, I do not recall it being so salty last year. The Pollock was terrific as were the deserts.
Prices were rather high. The oysters were fresh and tasty with a nice mignonette and a red cocktail sauce but at $2.50 a piece I could not bring myself to order too many. Drinks were $12. Over all, a great restaurant that just missed being 5 stars by some small slips.

Date of visit: August 2018
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Thank gashrink
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Jo A, Assistant to the General Manager at Bucks Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 11 August 2018

Thank you for the detailed review of your recent dining experience at Buck's. I will be sure to pass along your kind words to our staff!
I will also share your impressions of our cuisine with the chef and kitchen staff. We are glad you enjoyed dining with us and look forward to serving you again.

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Reviewed 7 August 2018 via mobile

Tucked away in tiny Bucks Harbor is this gem that was created by Chef Jonathon Chase. Not pretentious, just great food using fresh local ingredients.

What is also a very nice surprise, an interesting and very well priced wine list! One request - wish they were open year round

Well done team ‘Bucks’!

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank grahambolt98
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Jo A, Assistant to the General Manager at Bucks Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 8 August 2018

Thank you for your kind words and "wish". I will pass your thoughts on to our hard working, dedicated staff!

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Reviewed 31 July 2018 via mobile

After a two year hiatus we returned to Buck's restaurant twice in a week. We were very pleased with the welcoming hostesses and the friendly efficient servers. Over two visits we had the chicken and pork chop entrees and the mussel appetizer which is large enough for an entrée. The chicken and mussels were delicious. The pork chop while generously cut and tasty on the outside had little flavor on the inside....marinate maybe? Bland pork chop aside we will be back.

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank Cresspui
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Jo A, Assistant to General Manager at Bucks Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 1 August 2018

We are so glad you enjoyed your time with us. I will pass your kind words on to our dedicated, friendly staff.
Regarding your pork chop, I will be sure to let our chef know that you felt it was not very flavorful.
Your input helps us to know what we are doing right and to correct our mistakes.

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