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Buck's Fishing & Camping
Buck's Fishing & Camping

Buck's Fishing & Camping Details

  • Dining Style: Home Style
  • Website: http://www.bucksfishingandcamping.com
  • Phone: (202) 364-0777
  • Hours of Operation: Kitchen hours, currently dinner only.
    Closed on Mondays.
    Tuesday - Thursday: 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
    Friday & Saturday: 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
    Sunday: 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: American
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Conn. Ave and Nebraska Ave - next to Comet Ping Pong
  • Public Transit: Walking distance but not very close to both Van Ness UDC and Tenleytown Metros.
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: There is a free lot located directly behind the buildings. Please feel free to come through our other restaurant Comet Ping Pong to enter through our front door.
A word from Buck's Fishing & Camping
Join us at our small, neighborhood independently owned Fish Camp of a restaurant, where a woody, fire lit atmosphere is a great place to enjoy the best local produce, meats and fish.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerNeighborhood Gem
Diner Reviews
  • "The food here was outstanding! The service was excellent and I would love to go back in a heart beat. I tried the draft beer called two hearted ale... excellent. I tried their bone in pork chop and ity was delicious."
    Dined on 7/8/2014
  • "All in my group were extremely pleased with their meal. The whole experience from start to finish was wonderful. Great food, great wine, great service."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "This was my second time dining at Buck's. Both times the food was delicious. I also really enjoy the ambiance...very creative...for some reason reminds me of a Wes Anderson set...also relaxing...nice use of colors and lighting. The pork chop is probably one of the best I have ever had. The fried oysters are also very tasty. I highly recommend this restaurant."
    Dined on 6/29/2014
  • "Food quality varied by entree, but good overall. Some portions were very small."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "We found Buck's disappointing having read positive reviews. The two seat table is too small to accomdate the plates; the server brought the entre and tried to place it on the table while we only half finished with the appetizers; the salad wedge dressing was waterey; the steak frites had mediocre fries (left uneaten) and sparse unappetizing greens. The wait staff was indifferent. This might be a convenient neighborhood diner,but it is not worth a 10 minute drive."
    Dined on 6/25/2014
  • "The good thing about Buck's is that it is very close to Politics and Prose. Other than that, I would skip this place. Overly priced, and not worth the visit."
    Dined on 6/25/2014
  • "Buck's was not up to its usual standard at our last visit. One of us had soft shells that, while large, were not cooked the way they should have been. They were lukewarm on arrival and neither crisp nor juicy. The rest was fine though not particularly notable. The server did take that item off the bill when we mentioned it, which was appreciated."
    Dined on 6/24/2014
  • "Bucks is one of my favorite restaurants. The food and selection is amazing and I can't go too long without the Lettuce Wedge! Food is fresh, seasonal and exquisitely prepared. The menu also reflects some creative thinking from the kitchen. My only gripe would be how small the wine glasses are...next they will be bringing it in shot glasses. I had to order two glasses of Prosecco because it came in a little dessert cup...like a tiny fruit cocktail. But other than that there is always something intriguing on the menu that you will love once it arrives at your table"
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "Food was delicious - we ordered the scallops for an appetizer and the prime beef burger and fish tacos for our meals. The cocktails were a little overpriced, but the food was worth every penny."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "We've been to Buck's several times now, and have always had a terrific experience. The wait staff is very friendly, and helpful in making choices. We have favorites on the menu, like the fried oyster appetizer, the steak frites (best we've had in DC), and the quinoa with poached egg. We are always happy to try their seasonal items on the menu as well. The squash blossom salad this week was lovely, and the Calif Fish tacos were absolutely amazing. Love this place!!"
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "Sat in empty restaurant and waited for brunch for over an hour. The dishes for each person in our party were brought out one at a time and spaced about 10 min apart. Salad was a wilty mess, the quiche was absolutely disgusting and the bacon undercooked. Coffee went unrefilled and the staff seemed annoyed that we dare say anything about it. The manager comped our meal in the end but didnt really say sje was sorry and then proceed to talk about us only 10 inches away from table. Ihop may not have the ambiance but they make a better brunch, the waiters works hard, and you aren't being charged top dollar for inedible food."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "We were at Bucks a few years ago. While the food was good, we each only found one thing that interested us and the prices seemed high.I think they may not have taken reservations then, but I could be wrong. The is menu is still short, but the variety was excellent, and though it's not inexpensive, it seemed more in line with what we were used to paying for a nice meal. I took a chance on the fish tacos. WOW! Black beans, chiles, sour cream, avocado and cod, and tacos that were the real deal. The lovely waitress recommended the perfect wine. They now have a deck with outdoor dining which made it an even more pleasant experience. We went early and the inside was nearly empty and extremely chilly."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "Great dinner on Friday at Buck's - and one member of our party has several food allergies, but the kitchen without prior notice was able to alter dishes to suit, which was much appreciated. Food is imaginative and creative, in what is a fairly casual atmosphere. I am always happy when we come here."
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "My husband and I happened to be in the area and chose Buck's because we've wanted to try it for a while. I had the shrimp & grits which was good, if maybe a bit rich, and I could've done without the entire shrimp in the shell with head and all. But the kitchen quickly unshelled it for me, so no problem. My husband had the dry aged NY Strip Steak which was fabulous! He is very picky about his steaks and doesn't usually order steak if he's not at a steakhouse. Our waitress recommended it and so he gave it a try. He said it was the best steak he'd ever had not at a steakhouse! It was cooked perfectly -- medium rare, and had the tastiest crust which gave it incredible flavor. After tasting it myself, I wish I'd ordered it, too… next time!"
    Dined on 6/11/2014
  • "My family of four ate here on a Sunday evening, and the restaurant was very busy. We have eaten at Buck's many times, but hadn't been in a while. I felt compelled to write a review --which I never do--because the food was so bad. The only bright spot was the wedge salad. The lamb meatball appetizer was inedible. The steak frites: fries were limp and greasy, the steak tough and flavorless, side salad tasted as though they'd dribbled a bit of olive oil (sans vinegar) over the greens. We are desperate for good restaurants in the Chevy Chase area; unfortunately after Sunday, I had to scratch one of the few decent ones off my list. I most certainly will not be back at Buck's until something or someone changes in the kitchen."
    Dined on 6/1/2014
  • "Buck's has found the perfect balance between gourmet cuisine, elegant appointments and down to earth food served in a comfortable atmosphere. My hubby and I dined with Buck's this past Tue and it could not have been better. "
    Dined on 5/27/2014
  • "Our waiter told us it was his second day at Buck's. It was our first visit. He couldn't have been nicer in just the right way you want. My fish and chips were cooked just right with a light batter and served hot. Fries a bit soggy. My Negroni cocktail was fine and so were our glasses of wine. My spouse enjoyed his burger. Our guest said nothing about his pork chop which got rave reviews so I can't report on that. My husband and our guest did rave about the aged Port. Their apple cobbler with creme fraiche ice cream was very good, they said. We will definitely return! Ambiance is down-home, energetic, friendly, and if you go early-ish, not too noisy, with tables nicely spaced apart and a long center table with folks who looked happy."
    Dined on 5/23/2014
  • "We had a friend recommend this place, and the food did not disappoint-it was really very good. HOWEVER, the service is in need of major improvement. The hostess had a major attitude, the bartender was very unfriendly while we were waiting for our table and having drinks at the bar, and the waitress - while nice - was not attentive. The food and ambiance are it's saving grace, as they are worth going back for...but hopefully the wait staff can lose the attitude for my next visit!"
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "Food is decent, but not delicious enough to endure the noisy crowd. A seat outside might work for those in the neighborhood who don't have to make this a destination restaurant."
    Dined on 5/16/2014
  • "I think Buck's is probably a good place to go if you live nearby, but not worth driving in from Arlington and other parts of VA. I read reviews where they complained about the hostess. The hostess was actually very good. Our server was very good too - I can't fault the service.Tthe food was just okay. We got the fried oysters. For the price, you got a lot of oysters. The steak frites were so so. The frites weren't real frites as they were too big. And the famous chocolate cake was okay. I do wish that we were told that we were being charged for the cake. IT was for a birthday and had I known we were being charged, we would have preferred to choose the dessert . The parking lot is tight and cramped and full and we had to park on the street."
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "The food and selection were great. The service was poor. My party and two other groups sitting next to us experienced the same inattention and delay. It is costing the restaurant revenue. Not being able to get the attention of the waiter to order another glass of wine and other beverages is a disservice to customers and the business. Slow processing of check delays customer and impedes turn-over of tables. My comments to friends would be - food is great but poor service produces indigestion."
    Dined on 5/13/2014
  • "this has become my go-to for consistently good, inventive food."
    Dined on 5/13/2014
  • "Buck's atmosphere is unique. It is fun and interesting. Food was tasty. I had the salmon which was good but a little rare. The scallops were excellent though"
    Dined on 5/13/2014
  • "The food is exceptional. I had the salmon -- cooked perfectly, not dry but with a great crispiness, and the light sauce was wonderful. Even a standard green salad is special here. It's just a delightful place. My sister had the shrimp -- and it was great too. There is nothing precious about their food. It's original, healthy, delicious, and more interesting and subtle that what one might make at home -- but it's doesn't have the self-conscious rigidity or over-delicacy that some "fancy" food has. This is the second time I've been to Buck's. The first time also was for a special occasion and the food then (2 different dishes, 2 years ago) was great."
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "Buck's is a genuine find. The food is superb. The service is excellent-and the attentive without being obtrusive. The decor is unique and inviting. I look forward to dining there again,"
    Dined on 5/6/2014
  • "My wife and I had been to Buck's once before and enjoyed it, but this time the service was awful. Part of it seemed to be a lousy waiter (forgetting our order, bringing the wrong drinks, taking forever to correct those), which is unfortunate but forgivable, and part was feeling completely rushed from the outset, which is more structural. They were clearly trying to turn tables as quickly as possible -- coming back every 2 minutes when we first sat down to ask if we were ready to order, taking plates away almost the second we were done with any given course. This was a rare night out for us as parents of a young child, and the whole point of the evening was to take in a nice relaxing meal. We won't be going back again soon."
    Dined on 5/2/2014
  • "Buck's on a beautiful Saturday night. Diners all happy, servers doting and upbeat, food carefully prepared, clean, and so tasty. Wonderful"
    Dined on 5/3/2014
  • "The atmosphere suits the name the surf and turf menu had great options. Very tasty no fuss meal with excellent service. This is a fun place to go for a good meal in a unique space."
    Dined on 4/26/2014
  • "Sometimes Bucks can be excellent and a wonderful experience - others, not so much. It's a popular place so at weekends it can be more of a transit camp than relaxed camping."
    Dined on 4/25/2014
  • "Love the fact Buck's menu keeps with the seasons and with the local/sustainable farmers. I always know when I go it will be value, taste and innovative food for the money. Casual but comfortable and reliable service."
    Dined on 4/22/2014
  • "We've lived in the neighborhood for over 7 years and never had dinner there before. It's got a great, friendly atmosphere, the wait staff is very cheerful and acommodating and the food was good. The menu is good because it covers everything, it's not fancy, but whether you're in the mood for chicken, steak or fish, you can be satisfied at Bucks. I would definitely go back there during the week or for a quick meal on Friday nights. "
    Dined on 4/19/2014
  • "The vibe and decor are unique and welcoming and it wasn't too loud. Love a round table and our party of six sat at one! The onion rings and fried oysters yummy but not amazing. The cold bread was very disappointing and our server had an interesting attitude. The flounder main was delicious according to two of our diners. Overall, a good place for a burger and sides but not really worthy of a $35 steak."
    Dined on 4/16/2014
  • "My guest ordered shrimp and grits. What arrived were prawns and grits. When the manager came to clear the table, she removed that entree minus only one prawn. Upon hearing prawn is not shrimp (judging from her expression, the first time), smiled demurely and removed the food from the table. She DID ask if she could get something else, but by then, too late. Mini corn dog starters and roasted almonds were great. My pork chop and spaghetti squash was outstanding--high marks for the cole slaw under the chop. Exceptional. The takeaway: I wish my guest had spoken sooner, and we could have BOTH enjoyed the meal. Asked for additional side of slaw for the leftover chop and placed on the tab. It was comped (nice). The uneaten entree was not."
    Dined on 4/13/2014
  • "We have gone to Buck's for years. My impression is that its always on the cusp of being a great go-to neighborhood restaurant. Sometimes it seems that it has made it, and then we go again and it hasn't. For the last several times we went there, the dishes were overly salty. Savory is one thing; they were too salty. Still, its a comfortable neighborhood restaurant, and I hope this will change."
    Dined on 4/10/2014
  • "We had a reservation and needed to wait about 10 minutes for the table; enjoyed a few minutes by the bar. Got seated at a nice table in the back, our server recommended snacks-- had onion rings and fried oysters that were tasty starts. All of our entrees were good and one of us had an appetizer for an entrée and that was fine. Good energetic and relaxed atmosphere and tasty, fresh food."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "The ambiance, service, and, most importantly, the food were all excellent. From our seasonal mushrooms and fried oyster appetizers all the way through the divine apple cobbler with creme fraiche dessert, my boyfriend and I LOVED our experience at Buck's -- winner of a Slow Food DC "Snail of Approval" award for good reason!"
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "Excellent service and very good food for small menu."
    Dined on 4/2/2014
  • "We are regulars at Bucks and it never disappoints. It could do with some carpet or wall coverings to mute some of the sound as it has been getting very busy lately."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "We only discovered Bucks a few weeks ago at a group dinner and we, my wife and I have been back twice since....its busy, noisy, fun and the food is great....definitely need reservations on the week end....."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "First time here after passing by many times...only tried several items so cannot comment on the others. ..what we had was mixed in quality...onion rings very good, mussels less so(some grit and many chewy), hamburger nothing special and costly, chocolate cake also good not great as some reviews implied...best dish $3 almond starter! atmosphere- likable and funky"
    Dined on 3/28/2014