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Buckley's Great Steaks

4.8
4.8
3391 Reviews
$31 to $50
Steakhouse
Buckley's Great steaks, located in the historic Riddles Tavern, provides a warm New England atmosphere. We offer Mid Western grain fed beef char-grilled and prepared with uncompromising quality. We are part of the Michael Timothy's Dining Group representing the finest cuisine and hospitality in Southern NH by award winning Chef/owner Michael and Sarah Buckley.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 47 times today

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Other options

  • Order online

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Steakhouse, American

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Tue–Sun 4:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (603) 424-0995

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Executive chef

    Michael Buckley

  • Private party facilities

    Private dining rooms available in our beautifully restored historic Tavern offering a distinguished setting for your occasion. Our exceptional quality cuisine and our spirit of hospitality will make all your guests feel welcome as we anticipate your every need. We look forward to making your event a success.

  • Private party contact

    Tim Poplar: (603) 424-0995

  • Neighborhood

    Merrimack

  • Cross street

    Woodbury St

  • Parking details

    Parking on site

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Indoor Fireplace, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 3,391 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.9Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Boston / New England

    Steakhouse

  • New Hampshire

    Best Overall

  • New Hampshire

    Best Food

  • New Hampshire

    Best Service

  • New Hampshire

    Special Occasion

  • New Hampshire

    Most Booked

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  1. NC

    NoraC

    New England

    23 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    23 reviews

    Dined today

    overall3food3service4ambience2
    Happy to have gotten a table during dinner time. It had been a while and was a good pick for a birthday celebration. Wine choices very ample for single glass. My proseco with the oysters were divine. Remember now why we don't go often - expensive even before COVID, etc. $42 steak comes to the table overcooked! Really? A steak place can't do a rib eye medium rare? Ergo the mediocre rating. The manager did comp us that steak. But it was my steak and on my birthday. I ate 10 or so minutes after everyone. Just incredulous that they got a steak wrong, when steak is in the name of the restaurant. Giving a recommend, but buyer beware of inconsistency.
  2. J

    John

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was delicious! I had the surf & turf with filet mignon and lobster poached in butter, awesome! My wife had the prime rib and enjoyed it very much! Desserts were very good as well! Great friendly servers! We'll be back again, and again!!
  3. HA

    HANNAH

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Buckley's is one of my favorite spots for a nice steak. It can be a bit pricey, but it is steak so that should be expected. The Steak Tip Boa Buns and Spinach & Artichoke Dip appetizers are amazing! The steak is fantastic quality and very well cooked; if you are looking for steak, I would definitely recommend Buckley's. Also, they have great cocktails
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Went to Buckley's for my anniversary. Everything from the steak salad cocktails and calamari were outstanding definitely going back again soon.
  5. SS

    StephenS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was fantastic, I had prime rib (cooked perfectly) my wife had salmon and was pleased. It was our wedding anniversary & we received a nice card when we arrived ! That I didn’t expect. Our server was very friendly and helpful,
  6. JM

    JoelM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent server Tara food was excellent perfectly cooked excellent steak that’s what I’m talking about
  7. BL

    BarbaraL

    New England

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We love Buckley's. Food is excellent and the waitstaff is very friendly.
  8. PG

    PeterG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    The reason I did not rate the food five star was my wife’s filet was over cooked.
  9. GG

    GregG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First time going and I was more then impressed. The service was absolutely top notch. Food was delicious and thr atmosphere was really cool. All of our meals were perfect snd good sized. Plenty of options for everyone. I’m a big bourbon drinker so I wish they had a better high end selection but they did have a large selection to choose from so not a negative. Overall I would highly recommend this place to anyone
  10. AM

    AnneMarie

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My friends and I go once a month, and it is fabulous every time.
  11. T

    Tastetraveler52

    Jacksonville

    9 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on June 21, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Birthday celebration.
  12. M

    Moms

    New England

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on June 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Father’s Day celebration
  13. DD

    DanD

    New England

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We were happy to be seated right away. Our waitress was fantastic. Every morsel of our dinners was exceptional...as is usual for Buckley's Great Steaks.
  14. DP

    DianeP

    New England

    8 reviews

    3.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall3food4service4ambience2
    We cone often and usually excellent. The noise level was very loud . It was also freezing. Requested twice the turn up temp. People near us were also cold. Was not a pleasant experience. Luckily we go often and always enjoyed our meal.
  15. JS

    JerryS

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Celebrated the birthday of a big fan of steak, and everyone loved their food.
  16. DS

    DavidS

    New England

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Haven't been to Buckley's in a few years, it was good then and still is good. Our waitress Samantha R was great we'll be back sooner next time.
  17. ES

    EdieS

    New England

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall1food2service2ambience1
    We made a reservation at Buckleys because we had an excellent dinner there if you years ago. This time the menu was limited To the point where my mother and I didn’t really see anything on there that looked good. She politely ordered whatever. It was not a classy environment like it had been in the past. In hindsight we should’ve just walked out after looking at the menu and finding the restaurant hot and stuffy. We did not get our appetizer, Our dinner took forever well the people around us who came after us were served. The restaurant offered a free dessert to make up for the appetizer but we Did not want dessert. It seemed like there was a lot of staff hanging around the front desk or seating guests. Our server tried her best but the people she had to work with didn’t seem to hold up their end of the deal. Buckleys is no longer a classy special place to go for a Special occasion. I wish we had gone to the Bedford Village Inn. We will not be returning or recommending this restaurant to anyone but his disappointment.
  18. KC

    KCWall

    New England

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience4
    We were celebrating our 55th anniversary. Server was very attentive, friendly and polite. Spinach/artichoke appetizer was barely warm and the pita chips thick and dry. Our entrees, twin pepper crusted petite filets and filet mignon, were perfectly cooked med rare and served hot. The potatoes and vegetables were lightly warmed and quickly cooled. We both ordered coffee with the special strawberry desert. The very small cup of coffee was warm, but not hot. When we requested a refill of coffee, it was served in a little tea pot container. That coffee was hot and tasted delicious. The cake served in the special dessert was a little dry. We dined in-doors, second floor. The stairs to upstairs are very steep and narrow. The room itself was on the cool side and the A/C was drafty. Buckley’s steaks are first rate and delicious. The other entree accompaniments were disappointing due to the cool temperatures. When we decide to go there again, we will request downstairs seating and we will send back any components that are not served hot.
  19. n

    nhgm1

    New England

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall3food2service5ambience3
    I have always had great service but the food is inconsistent to a point that I only order the burger when I visit. My latest visit I had a burger which I ordered medium rare. It came to me dry and a little beyond done, yet again, another issue. Fries were great. Prices are in line with higher end steakhouses but the quality is just not there.
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always great. Best steaks and consistently amazing.
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 14, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Had reservation but opted to wait for outdoor table with cushioned chairs, beautiful evening! Waited in bar and bartender was friendly and helpful. At table, server was excellent and genuinely sweet. Do not miss these onion rings, outstanding!
  22. b

    bsmith3258

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My wife and I both thought it was one of the best meals we have had at a restaurant. As a special occasion destination, if you are a beef lover, it would be hard to beat.
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 14, 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience4
    We went for my birthday. The service was very slow even for a upscale dining restaurant. Honestly our steaks were over cooked but no so much that they had to be sent back. The side dishes were not hot. I had to send my potatoes back they were room temperature at best.
  24. ML

    MattL

    New England

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    great food and excellent service. it was busy so the place is not quiet but it is well worth the price. highly recommended!
  25. V

    Vick

    New England

    35 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    35 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall3food2service5ambience5
    We have been to Buckley’s probably 60 to 70 times. It is consistently great for apps, burgers, chicken, pretty much anything non steak
  26. D

    David

    New England

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    There were four of us that went out to dinner all of our entrées and appetizers were done the way that we wanted them done. our waitress was fantastic she knew her stuff inside and out and was very pleasant but when It got busy we saw very little of her. we get to the desert our friend ended up getting the creme Brulé when it came out it was absolutely disgusting waited over 10 minutes for the waitress to return she took one look at it and knew right away it wasn’t right waited 15 minutes for a new one??? other than that everything else was fine! We Will return to this establishment for entrées and appetizers definitely will not be getting the deserts there were there are two ice cream locations right down the street.
  27. TT

    TomT

    New England

    19 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall3food5service5ambience3
    Ate in the tavern section with great service by Heather who was knowledgeable and made helpful recommendations. Food was very good as loved the sugar cured sirloins. The table behind us (4 top) was expanded to a 6 person table for over served, loud and obnoxious party from the bar area and were so loud we had to lean in to carry on a conversation. Next time we will ask to be moved; however, how is it that management didn’t notice and ask them to stop their yelling and loud conversations out of respect for other guests?
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 9, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Anniversary
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Unspecified

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, great service and a lovely atmosphere.
  30. SL

    SandyL

    New England

    5 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 8, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    Jen, our waiter, always spot on. Tried some of the new summer menu selections. Prefer the orange sesame starter the way it used to be but can understand they are trying new things!
  31. G

    Gris

    New England

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on June 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great steaks , for sure . Great service .
  32. DI

    DIANEZ

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The service was exemplary, the steaks were perfectly cooked, as were the side dishes. The wedge salad was just as we like it and the oysters on the half shell were excellent! What a wonderful way to celebrate our anniversary‼️Thank you. We’ll be back!
  33. D

    stillwaterDave

    New England

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Terrific creative sides, amazing seasonal salad & the ribeye was very tasty. Server Jared was a consummate pro & really took care of us.
  34. DR

    DaveR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great steaks, great atmosphere, great employees here. Make sure you get a reservation or you will be disappointed as they are so busy, you might not get a table. If you are looking for Vegan options, not much here for you.
  35. AR

    AngelaR

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and great service! Could not have asked for a better meal! 10/10!
  36. KA

    KathyA

    New England

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Appetizers and entrees were delicious, as were the martinis. (Shrimp cocktail, French onion soup, steak frites, scallops) Our server was attentive and friendly.
  37. OF

    OpusFlorida

    New England

    211 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    211 reviews

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Consistent food and service and always a great time
  38. KB

    KeithB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our first time eating on site; we'd done take out from Buckley's in the past, and for my In-Laws 50th anniversary we wanted to take them for a really nice dinner. Buckley's was wonderful; our table ready for us when we got there, and they even had a card for them, as I let them know through OpenTable why were eating there. The service was top notch, the food excellent, and we all had a great experience. 10/10 would return.
  39. D

    Doop

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent all around. Food was amazing
  40. D

    Don77

    New England

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on June 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A restaurant for celebration or a romantic date. Always great food in aclassy surrounding.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Buckley's Great Steaks using the Order Online button. Buckley's Great Steaks also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (603) 424-0995.

Buckley's Great Steaks is rated 4.8 stars by 3391 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 47 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online
Google Map for Buckley's Great Steaks

438 Daniel Webster Highway Merrimack, NH 03054

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Woodbury St

  • Neighborhood

    Merrimack

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Tue–Sun 4:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Steakhouse, American

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Parking details

    Parking on site

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Michael Buckley

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Indoor Fireplace, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (603) 424-0995

  • Private party facilities

    Private dining rooms available in our beautifully restored historic Tavern offering a distinguished setting for your occasion. Our exceptional quality cuisine and our spirit of hospitality will make all your guests feel welcome as we anticipate your every need. We look forward to making your event a success.

  • Private party contact

    Tim Poplar: (603) 424-0995

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