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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%
Travellers talk about
“crispy fish” (14 reviews)
“quail” (13 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 - 15:00All hours
American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
425 W Ormsby Ave, Louisville, KY 40203-3086
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Try the Country Fried Quail. It is bar far the most wholesome and best tasting savory poultry dish available. There's nothing like it!

Thank JIJet
Reviewed 21 August 2017

Buck's is a white table cloth restaurant with a unique bar filled with flowers. Their is a baby grand piano and a singer who is very gracious and meets the audiences and remembers name s and faces and provides many dedications to all who are...More

Thank Lv2T
Reviewed 5 August 2017 via mobile

We have lived here 21/2 years and have been to Bucks 5 times. I had been giving it 4 solid stars because it is just that good. Last night I increased to 5. From the reservation to the atmosphere to the food and service this...More

Thank Jason C
Reviewed 31 July 2017

We had drinks and dessert here next to the piano bar - and received a flower to take home and let bloom! The desserts were amazing. We ordered creme brulee, which was without compare - just perfect (crisp top layer and gooey custard underneath), as...More

Thank Angela A
Reviewed 25 July 2017

Buck's is a treaasure - a restaurant of old style elegance with excellent food and service. Our lamb was done to perfection. The restaurant is very popular with local neighborhood residents and is just off Fourth Street - so very near downtown It's elegant, it...More

Thank Ralph K
Reviewed 25 July 2017 via mobile

We had a wonderful meal. It was expensive but was worth the money. We had a great waitress named Katie who was a sweet as the desert. The pork chops were mouth watering along with the sides of new potatoes and the absolute best oven...More

Thank Craig W
Reviewed 13 July 2017

We dined at Buck's while in Louisville for the weekend. Pros: great wine list, excellent live piano player, amazing tomato bisque, and good service. I am giving it 4 stars because of the entrees, which were good but not spectacular.

Thank Patricia R
Reviewed 13 July 2017 via mobile

Timeless is the way I describe Bucks...the beautiful old dining room is elegant yet comfortable. Service is superb yet unpretentious. The chef has classics as well as wonderful specialties so delicious they rival any of the new foodie restaurants. The piano music nightly and the...More

Thank SDnTheVille
Reviewed 8 July 2017 via mobile

Great iced tea, good food, good service. We wanted to tour the nearby Conrad-cauldwell mansion and needed to eat lunch. Walked here and enjoyed our lunch.

Thank Travelingfamilyslen
Reviewed 29 June 2017 via mobile

Read the reviews and decided to give Buck's a try. Not crowded, but it was a Wednesday so not concerned. Very fancy and old school cool. All the servers were pros, no college kids acting as such. My server, Anthony, suggested the Crispy Fish, a...More

Thank KevinK5211
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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
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!
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
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Business meetings, Groups
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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