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Buck's Restaurant & Bar

425 W Ormsby Ave, Louisville, KY 40203-3086
+1 502-637-5284
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  • Excellent73%
  • Very good20%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“crispy fish” (14 reviews)
“quail” (13 reviews)
“bourbon chicken” (12 reviews)
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American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
425 W Ormsby Ave, Louisville, KY 40203-3086
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Very nice and friendly people. The food was great, but we had a wait before they brought it to us. I think there was a larger group ahead of us which may have overwhelmed the kitchen. Our waiter offered us bread, but never brought it....More

Thank Nancy H
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

First let me say this place is very nice and the Piano player is wonderful. We were greater and seated quickly with our reservation. The server was quick to our table and we both enjoyed wine. The crab app was very good as are the...More

Thank seabiff
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What a great atmosphere. Good choice and variety of food selections. This is a white tablecloth restaurant located in the heart of Old Louisville. Enjoy this restaurant for special occasions or for nice lunch. The piano player is there in the evenings, which contributes to...More

Thank ajsam1228
Reviewed 4 weeks 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 24 January 2018 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 22 January 2018 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 3 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
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Penny M
3 March 2018|
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Response from Neafus42 | Reviewed this property |
Parking lot with plenty.
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.
9 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
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 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, Local cuisine, Groups, Bar Scene, Business meetings, 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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