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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” (12 reviews)
Open Now
17:00 - 22:00All hours
American, Vegetarian Friendly
425 W Ormsby Ave, Louisville, KY 40203-3086
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Reviewed 2 days ago

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 2 days ago 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 2 weeks ago

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 2 weeks ago 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 2 weeks ago 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 4 weeks ago 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
Reviewed 12 June 2017

We went to Bucks for our anniversary and enjoyed everything from the minute we walked in the front door. We were greeted immediately and sat at a great table facing the piano player (who was not only lively but put on great music and entertainment)!!!...More

Thank bamagirl8820152017
Lisa I, Manager at Buck's Restaurant & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 16 June 2017

Thank you so much for the great review! We are so pleased you enjoyed your evening so much. We look forward to seeing you again soon. Best regards Karen Shane

Reviewed 30 May 2017

Located in Old Louisville on Ormsby in Mayflower, this is a hidden secret for an outstanding lunch, good knowledgeable friendly service, and very reasonable prices at lunch. Many items on the dinner menu are on the lunch menu at almost half of the dinner price....More

1  Thank haroldjh
Lisa I, Manager at Buck's Restaurant & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 5 June 2017

Thanks so much for the great review. we look forward to seeing you again soon Best regards Karen Shane

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Reviewed 16 May 2017 via mobile

My wife and I chose Buck's from a couple of suggested restaurants from our B&B owner. It was walking distance so that was a plus. My wife had a great filet that was cooked perfectly and I had a seafood risotto dish. If we find...More

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 1 May 2017 via mobile

Six of us met for lunch. Service was extraordinary and food was very good. I had the curry chicken salad and it was amazing. The crispy fish is a specialty and the friend who had it said it was marvelous. All in all a very...More

1  Thank Pam G
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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
Chad T
15 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, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, 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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