Joe Buck's - St. Louis
Joe Buck's - St. Louis

Joe Buck's - St. Louis

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.jbucks.com/
  • Phone: 3144360394
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Daily: 11:00am - 3:00pm; Dinner: Daily: 3:00pm - 11:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: American, Barbecue
  • Executive Chef: Tim Jeck
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Smoking Area, Smoking Area (bar only), Takeout, View, Wine
  • Catering: J Buck's will cater to your needs. Please contact the restaurant to plan your event.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: 10th
  • Public Transit: Bus Stop at 10th and Clark. Walking distance to Metrolink stop.
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: There is an attached lot (not available during St. Louis Cardinal home games), metered parking is available on the street, and pay lots and garage parking are available nearby.
A word from Joe Buck's - St. Louis
Created out of a belief in great food, fantastic service and a fun, casual atmosphere, Joe Buck's is perfect for just about any dining occasion or gathering. J Buck’s was established in 1999 and named after Jack, Joe and Julie Buck, the legendary broadcasting
family. The vision of the classic American restaurant celebrates the rich history and tradition of excellence the Buck family is known for. Joe Buck’s features fresh food prepared by great chefs and friendly, first-rate service, all in a warm, beautiful environment with moderate prices. Joe Buck’s is the perfect place for a business or casual lunch, a special evening out, a bite before or after a game, a family celebration or “just because.” Joe Buck's can accommodate any group from an intimate dinner for two, to a special party in one of the private dining rooms. But that’s not all. Don’t forget the classic American bar, a great
place to meet.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Lunch
  • Diners' Choice WinnerVibrant Bar Scene
  • Diners' Choice WinnerAmerican
Joe Buck's - St. Louis reviews from OpenTable diners
58 reviews since May 18, 2014
Overall Rating4
  • Food3.9
    Service3.8
  • Ambiance4.1
    Noise LevelModerate
81% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
good for groups (30)great for lunch (23)vibrant bar scene (20)neighborhood gem (17)kid-friendly (15)hot spot (14)fit for foodies (7)great for outdoor dining (6)special occasion (4)late-night find (3)scenic view (2)great for brunch (2)Show More
  • YummyFoodVIP
    Dined on 9/3/2014
    Good spot before Cardinal baseball game. Get there early, and you can park for free in their small lot. BBQ brisket salad good, but way too much dressing - will ask for it on side next time.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Really bad
    hardtopleaseusVIP
    Dined on 9/2/2014
    Dined prior to Cardinals game, which I have done dozens of times. Not sure what happened but the meal was terrible. Friends ordered burgers, and both of them got burgers that were way overdone and yet were served cold. That's tough to do ! My BBQ plate included turkey lunchmeat as the smoked turkey portion. And grainy turkey lunchmeat at that. Really bad overall including indifferent service. We would have sent it all back but needed to make the game on time. In retrospect we still should have sent it back as it was unacceptable. I have been a fan but no more.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Disappointed
    Eater
    Dined on 9/2/2014
    Overall, not bad. Main/Major problem is they shorten the menu on game day. Can't get steaks, etc. they say too time consuming. Bad excuse. Food served is good, staff great, but don't shorten the menu, hire an extra cook or 2.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • cj
    cj0831
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    The food was good. Not a large selcetion, tho. The service was terrible!! Waited on the host to seat us for 10 minutes and then another 20 minutes before we even saw our waiter. We ordered an appetizer and our food was brought to the table 5 minutes after the appetizer. We got offered one refill on our drinks. The entire staff acted they had no interest in being there. I realize that it is not the greatest job,however, they took the job knowing that. Will not return.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Geped
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    as always, great food and service in a fun environment
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, kid-friendly, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Perfect date
    Cardsfan
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    My husband & I had a weekend get away to St Louis. JBucks was recommended to us by a friend. We were enjoying a double header Cardinal baseball game & decided to have lunch at JBucks in between the game. The staff was great, very friendly, very helpful, & very prompt. The food was delicious. The portions were generous, in fact we skipped dinner that night because we were still so full from lunch! The atmosphere was fun & the crowd was diverse. We will definitely be returning!
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Tippy
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    Food average at best. The only reason to go there is that Joe Bucks food is better than the food at Busch Stadium. Wine is a joke.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • cardsfan33
    Dined on 8/18/2014
    Great food! We went before a cards game and had a good time!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • L8DinerVIP
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    In our opinions, the BBQ ribs and the sausage were by far the best BBQ choices.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great choice!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    A friend recommended Joe Buck's for after the Packer game. The Cardinal game had already started, so the place was nice and quiet. We were seated immediately. Our server was very attentive, even bringing out a sample of one of the meat items we had never heard of, (Burnt Ends??? I ended up ordering them!) The award winning wings were great! Our orders arrived quickly. Everybody enjoyed there meals. Two of us had the two meat platters, another the chicken tenders, and my wife had a special salad. I had read other reviews ahead of time that spoke negatively about the service and food and found the opposite to be true. Maybe with a large group or during a "Cardinal rush" it might be a different story. We had a great time!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • sportsfoodie
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    If you need a place to eat close to the ballpark, this is a good choice. Cardinal Nation is so crowded and Joe's was busy but not overly so. If you get there early, there is free parking in the back.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    Joe Buck's by the ballpark is a good option for casual dining before the game at a reasonable price. I was able to get a reservation through open table just a few hours before the game. The service was slow, especially for the food.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Light meal before game
    Eater
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    On way to game, quick stop to grab a light meal and drinks before entering stadium. Good experience.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Disappointing
    StLFoodie
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    Food portions were small. Food was not that good. No variety . . . unless you wanted alcohol. If you're a drunk, this restaurant is for you.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • BallgamePregame
    Dined on 7/23/2014
    Overall the food and service was great. Great place for dinner before a ball game. Packed with Cardinal fans!
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Pre-game meal
    Eater
    Dined on 7/22/2014
    Great stop before game! Would like to see steaks on menu.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great food, poor service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2004VIP
    Dined on 7/21/2014
    I think it was probably just an 'off' night, either for the restaurant or for our waiter, but service was horrible. Had a group of 14 and, even after asking him to come in to take drink orders, took another 5 people arriving (and asking 2x more) before we got his attention. The appetizers then arrived before the drinks (and not even for all - in total, some people waited over 20 minutes before their first beverage arrived). When he got some assistance (randomly) service was fine - but he was either distracted or is just never attentive. Was the only time I've been that upset about the pre-added gratuity.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great for sports fans.
    KaufpkVIP
    Dined on 7/21/2014
    So many photos & love the sports murals. I appreciate grass fed beef & free range chicken options. Barbeque meats always a great choice. Joe Buck's is a winner.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good location to Busch Stadium
    YummyFoodVIP
    Dined on 7/20/2014
    Easily walkable to stadium. Covered outdoor space. Cold beer. Pulled pork sliders were skimpy and meat dry - not worth $10. Wraps good. Smoked turkey on pretzel roll very yummy.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great. All around.
    Ryan7
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    Great experience, from top to bottom. The barbecue is top notch and the sides were equally as amazing. They were a bit short staffed for a night after a Cards game in my opinion, but other than that, there were few flaws that stand out. All in all, we had a great time!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • After game dinner
    ds55
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    Great spot for an after game meal. The food was excellent but the servers seemed overwhelmed. Still, I would recommend this for anyone in the area for a Cards game and they take reservations!
    Special Features:
    late-night find, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great dinner spot before the game
    Valentine
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    We had family in town for a Cardinals game and decided to eat a good meal at Joe Bucks before going to the stadium, rather than paying even more for the terrible food at the game. We were all very happy with our choices.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • SportsFan
    Dined on 7/10/2014
    Service is always good. Large portions for the money. Good place to before or after a Cardinal baseball games.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, great for lunch, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very Poor Experience
    DineOut
    Dined on 7/10/2014
    Ordered Turkey sandwich without Cheese, I got Turkey sandwich with cheese and no sauce. Reorded and recieved no cheese and no sauce. Had to wait to get side of sauce. By the time I had the right sandwich the fries were cold. The did take off the sandwich from the bill but I would have rathered had the sandwich done correctly.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OK Service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/9/2014
    good food but the service lacked a bit. The pulled pork was cold, the mashed sweet potatoes were wonderful
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Food!
    Gr8atmosphere
    Dined on 7/7/2014
    Stopped in before the Jackson Browne concert at Peabody. Although it was a cardinals home game, it was crowded, but good still came out timely and it was all very good! Definately recommend the humus appetizer! Call ahead seating was the way to go! Table was ready as requested. Great dining experience. Service was slower than usual due to volume but server was apologetic and it did not deter the dining dining experience.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lunch before Cardinal game 7/4/2014
    lovebbq
    Dined on 7/4/2014
    Went to Joe Bucks for lunch prior to seeing the Cardinals play the Marlins on July 4th. Food was great, brisket and pulled pork had a lot of flavor. We sat in the bar area and the bartender was very friendly and gave us the voucher for parking. Since this was our first visit we did not know what to expect and we were very happy. We came back after the game to have another drink and something to eat since traffic was backed up and we wanted to wait it out. We sat at the bar again and the bartender came right up and said "two more Stella drafts"? He remembered us even tho he was working his butt off being the only bartender we saw behind the bar! We will definitely recommend Joe Bucks to our friends and return again next time in town.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/16/2014
    We had a business lunch for 10 recently in one of the private rooms. The service and food could not have been better. We had an early lunch and then walked to the ballpark for a Cardinals afternoon game. Can't ask for much more than that!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • frommytable
    frommytable
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    We have eaten at Joe Buck's several times and have always enjoyed it very much. The food is good and the ambience is very nice. Have always had good service from the staff. I would recommend the retaurant highly!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Another good experience
    Valentine
    Dined on 6/13/2014
    Good food, good service, and good location for dinner before the Cardinals game.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very busy pre concert
    robing2748
    Dined on 6/4/2014
    Bucks is always good. Unfortunately, they were so busy the service was slow and they ran out of certain foods even though we were there at 6:15. For instance, no turkey and no avocados on salads. I'll still be back. Just think they need to plan better for these busy nights.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great!
    TheVernando
    Dined on 6/3/2014
    Had dinner with 2 coworkers here before the ball game. Food was filling for the price. Definitely around 1/2 or lower than comparable meals at the stadium!
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dinner before Cards game
    Valentine
    Dined on 6/3/2014
    Another good meal at Joe Buck's before the Cardinals game. It was busy but they still had a few tables (besides our reserved table). Nearly everyone was going to the game. We had a wrap and a BBQ meat plate. Everything was good except the water had a "strange" taste. Drinkable but not exactly enjoyable. Otherwise, we had no complaints, and we'll probably choose it again before games.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great before the ballgame
    jscardinalfanfoodie
    Dined on 5/29/2014
    The atmosphere was great and the perfect place to eat before the ball game. Close to the stadium was a real plus.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We had great food, great waiter.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 5/21/2014
    We had a great experience, We definitely would go back again.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great BBQ
    JackMeofferVIP
    Dined on 5/17/2014
    great! BBQ was very good as was the service. TV's everywhere to see ongoing games. Perfect for before or after heading to Busch or Scottrade.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 22 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 18, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.1
    • Food3.9
    • Ambiance4.2
    • Service4.1
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 531 reviews are from the Joe Buck's - St. Louis reviews archive.
  • Very disappointing
    FoolMeOnceVIP
    Dined on 5/14/2014
    Very poor and apathetic service, minuscule portions. A huge disappointment. Never saw server/waitress again after food arrived, entire meal without drinks.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great for a Pre game dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 5/13/2014
    We took a couple of clients before the Cardinals game. Food was very good. Service was very good. Location is perfect for a pre-game dinner.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A Bad Experience
    FoolMeOnceVIP
    Dined on 5/13/2014
    I ordered the "platter" because it was supposed to come with "more meat." I got three paper thin slices of brisket that would not cover a slice of bread. When I politely questioned this, I was ignored. Our party of four went through half of our meal without drinks before one of us walked into the kitchen and asked someone if we could get our own drinks. We never saw our waitress again until the check came. Our granddaughter's kid's meal came with ice cream which she patiently waited for for the entire meal, but only to be disappointed. Though we asked two employee's, no one would bring her ice cream. The place appears to be there just to rip off out of town baseball fans in the area.
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  • Cardinal fan's delight!
    tctgamer
    Dined on 4/28/2014
    Joe Buck's is a must stop before any ball game. Food is great, outstanding menu...in and out before game...no problem.
    Special Features:
    Great for Lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.