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Buckley's Restaurant East

#64 of 1,218 Restaurants in Memphis
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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5355 Poplar Ave, Memphis, TN 38119-3610
+1 901-683-4538
16:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 16:00 - 22:00
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Went for Valentines Day it was standing room only in the tiny waiting area but they moved pretty fast. We waited about an hour to be seated which wasn't bad for Valentines Day. The atmosphere is dim and romantic. The food was really good though I've had better chopped steak kinda tasted like a frozen hamburger patty. The artichoke dip... More 

Thank Travelndinegirl
Paragould, Arkansas
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

So first off, hard to find parking(that is always a good sign of a good steakhouse). Once that was taken care of, we were immediately seated. It was myself, my wife, and my 2 year old. It is dark inside but not pitch black. Good music in the background and just overall great vibe. Our Server(Troy) is one of the... More 

Thank dtpotter20087
Memphis, Tennessee
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 February 2017

We like going here on date night. Nice atmosphere Quality Management has always been very good. Manager has changed recently and does not seem to be run quite as well. They took away the nuts that they always had which is disappointing But overall a good experience Food is generally very good. They have started to cut on the quantity... More 

Thank Marc O
Memphis, Tennessee
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 February 2017 via mobile

Came here with my girl friend to get steak and wine. I got a filet with creamed spinach and my friend got the salmon. Everything was phenomenal and the service was great. The prices are very reasonable and i can't wait to come back again.

Thank Mango J
Collierville, Tennessee
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124 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 January 2017

It took us many years of driving by this restaurant but when we finally went for dinner we were very impressed. The small fillet was prepared "just right", delicious and tender. The mashed potatoes were also exceptional and broccoli not over cooked. Will go again.

Thank janet425
Memphis, Tennessee
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23 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 December 2016 via mobile

This is one of Memphis's best! It is locally owned and everyone is treated like royalty. When you go ask for Troy. He is charming and attentive. The best steaks menu includes fish, vegetables, and food for the children. There is always a wait after 6:00, so go early or after 8:00. Enjoy!

Thank Susan475605
Memphis, Tennessee
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23 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2016

Was seated at 5:45 took waiter 10 minutes to come for drinks order. Over 40 minutes till we got food despite the fact we were among the first diners. Order of Ribeye was poor quality meat. Burgers ordered by the rest of the party were fine. House salad served had been made up earlier in the day and the spinach... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2016 via mobile

I took visiting business colleagues for dinner and had the shrimp & grits. I asked them to make it spicy and they nailed it - awesome. My colleagues had steaks (sirloins and filets) and told me they were very very good. It's a small place, and only downside is they don't take reservations and won't seat you until the whole... More 

Thank DaveMemphis
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016 via mobile

Service was great. We had dinner on my birthday with my family. We want to try this place because we're told that the steak is good plus not that pricey compared to Flemings or Capital Grille. I had the filet and hubby had the rib eye. The steak was great but I ordered medium well but in the middle it... More 

Thank Mimi P
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2016 via mobile

Tops Ruth Chris's and Morton 's any day! Great service and wonderful food. Try the lobster bisque and the wedge salad , you won't regret it!

Thank Juan D B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Steakhouse
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5355 Poplar Ave, Memphis, TN 38119-3610
  • Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Memphis
  • Phone Number: +1 901-683-4538

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Rockland, Maine
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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?