Buckley's Great Steaks

4.7
1960 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Steakhouse
Buckley's Great steaks, located in the historic Riddles Tavern, provides a warm New England atmosphere. We offer Mid Western grain fed beef seared over a hardwood fire 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.
Dining Style
Fine Dining
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Cuisines
Steakhouse, American
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Hours of operation
Tavern opens at 4pm Tuesday - Sunday

Dinner: Tuesday - Thursday & Sunday : 5:00pm - 9:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
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Phone number
(603) 424-0995
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Michael Buckley
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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.
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Private party contact
Tim Poplar: (603) 424-0995
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Woodbury St
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Parking details
Parking on site
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Fireplace, Full Bar, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 1960 People Are Saying
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Memphis
31 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Really good service and not pretentious. Fun atmosphere
Waiter recommended excellent wines to pair with our dishes. Loved the creole jambalaya sauce on top of salmon. Also had the artichoke dip as an app.

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SD
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love going to Buckleys Great Steaks, the food is always phenomenal. I wish I could rate the service above 5 stars!

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c
New England
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

was excited to dine here with my husband. His meal was great but mine was not. I have the steak tips: rice was so dry and bland, green beans were awful - couldn't eat them, and steak was way to burnt on the outside (although tender and cooked as requested) the outside was to burnt and ruined the flavor of the stead. I wanted to love everything about this place but didn't

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L
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Best steaks hands down anywhere. Pan blackened prime rib is to die for. Great service without being stuffy. My favorite place ! Creme brulee and irish coffee to finish. shrimp coctail ,potato chips and sesame beef to start. You can't go wrong

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LH
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a lovely evening Saturday night for my brothers birthday....it was pricey but well worth it!

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EL
New Orleans
7 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Terrific meal - what I've come to expect from eating there many timed

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OT
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and drinks

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LS
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is not an inexpensive restaurant, but it is truly one of those places where you get what you pay for. Creative food, competent staff, exceptionally good food. In some restaurants, you get good food that you're too lazy to make at home but could. This would be virtually impossible to replicate at home, but it is delicious and absolutely our new go-to place for special occasions.

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SS
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

We had great service the food was awesome we would definitely go back again

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KC
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was amazing! First visits and would definitely works recommend!

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C
New England
7 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 2food 1service 4ambience 3

The food seems to have lost its flavor.

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O
New England
7 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 3

The service was great. It’s an old building and can be a bit drafty. We had the Brussels Sprout special appetizer. It was ok. A bit too greasy but tasted ok. We both had fillet as the main course. The meat was cooked perfectly. Not sure it needed the sauce. I guess that’s my main complaint on the food. Great cut of meat well cooked, could have used a bit more deft editing on the sauce and accoutrements. The best part was the house wine. Some sort or Cabernet blend. Very yummy.

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MC
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always our go to place for a nice dinner out, whether we are trying something new or ordering our favorites!

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r
New England
3 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This restaurant knows how to make you feel like family. From the moment you walk in the door and are greeted and then are taken to your table and meet your server you are their focus! Cameron took care of our table very well. She checked in immediately as we were seated and made sure we had what was needed to enjoy our evening. There was never a sense of rushing but she was always there when you were ready. We both has the slow cooked Prime Rib. It was one of the best pieces we have ever had and are so glad we chose them for our dinner. It was cooked to perfection and the garlic potato side was smooth and creamy. We enjoyed our entire meal and highly recommend Buckley's to anyone looking for a fantastic night's meal.

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B
New England
190 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2018
Overall 3food 5service 3ambience 3

If you're in the mood for a great steak, this is the place to come, just be prepared for the cost. Definitely get what you pay for here...worth the price as steaks cooked to perfection. Caesar salad nicely split for sharing, although dressing overly salty causing diner to become very thirsty. Nice choice of vegetables in addition to the daily selection and could be prepared steamed. Onion rings very crispy and delicious. One diner still had room to finish meal with the delicious blueberry cobbler. Cappuccinos also nice way to end the meal.

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b
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our server Caitlyn was attentive and very friendly, also very knowledgeable regarding both food and wine recommendations. Our meal was amazing from our Fresh shrimp cocktail app Sarah was very helpful with my order & took care of everything from customizing the cake with a special message, complete w/ the candles. It was a wonderful surprise for the birthday girl at the end of our delicious meal. We will definitely be returning!

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l
1 review
Dined on October 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was hands down one of the best meals I have ever enjoyed, and my fiance agrees. Each cut of meat was cooked to absolute textbook perfection, every item was fresh and scrumptious, and the mashed potatoes should be illegal they are so good. Really lovely gluten free options for my sensitivity. They do not offer GF bread or pasta (just a heads up) but they have the options starred that can be made GF. They also have a flour-less cake for dessert (and the most delicious pistachio ice cream EVER!) Can you tell we like this place? We highly recommend this joint to anyone looking for a nice night out- make reservations!

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OT
New England
1 review
Dined on October 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Bday dinner. Bridget was awesome, as was our entire experience!

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S
New England
2 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Overall an excellent dining experience. Food and service were both worth "writing home about."

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S
New England
9 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding food and service; always our experience at any of Michael Buckley’s restaurants. Amazing desserts too !

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KC
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We chose this restaurant because we were given a gift certificate for there. It had been a number of years since we were there last. As always, the service was excellent and the food was good. You can’t beat Buckley’s for a great steak.

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SB
New England
13 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always great!!! We have never been disappointed at the service or meals at Buckley's. If you haven't tried the stroganoff, you must!

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t
1 review
Dined on October 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

it was our first time here. the service was exceptional!!!! great menu. best steak I ever ate EVER!!!! the sides were great as well.....we hope to return for our next special occasion.......thank you for an extraordinary
experience.........

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k
New England
212 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We decided on Buckley's this past Sunday. Due to traffic from up north, we arrived 30 min. late. I did call them to let them know. I started with the "Wedge" salad. A good choice. it was really tasty & the lettuce was really crisp & fresh. The Bleu Cheese dressing was excellent. You can opt for a house Ranch, if you like. Richard had the House salad which also was excellent. For my main, due to it being late I opted for fish instead of steak. I had the Salmon, which was excellent. It was nice to see Salmon not over cooked, but had a bit of "rareness" to it. Richard had the Meatloaf, which was good, but nothing to really go wild over. For dessert we split the Blueberry tarte, which feature Maine blueberries & not the big fat bland ones you always see in the stores. Overall a nice meal. Next time we'll arrive early enough to try the Filet Mignon(at least for me)

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MR
New England
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

My husband and I came in to celebrate our 2 year anniversary and our first date since having our son in August. The waitress was attentive and personable. The food was outstanding. I had the 8oz Filet mignon and it was PERFECT. My husbamd had steak tips which were also delicious. We had a few drinks with dinner and i got dessert. Everything was excellent and we feel for what we paid it was very reasonable. We will certainly be returning. The only thing I didnt like was the seating, we were in a room with 3 other families. One of which had a young baby or toddler with them and it was very distracting. I couldnt focus on my husband and my conversation because I could hear everyone else's.

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SO
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have been to Buckley’s several times due to the fact that we love it. The food is awesome, great ambiance, a bit on the expensive side, but overall is a great experience

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K
New England
2 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing as always! Great service and an incredible meal.

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MH
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 2

Had the prime rib and wouldn't even rate it in my top ten. I try prime rib whenever it's on the menu and this one was not very good. Big disappointment considering it's a "Steak House". We were very rushed and felt like they wanted us out asap. The room we were in was only half full so it wasn't like they had a line waiting outside. Overall not a very pleasant experience. Will not be going again.

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OT
New England
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Birthday celebration

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c
New England
4 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 5

I made a reservation using open table. Quick seating and service was good. We arrived around 5:30 so not too busy. They have a bar side, and dining seating area. Once the night started picking up the service started to slack. Took 20 mins to get our food boxed and get a check.

We had two appetizers 1.) calamari - which I thought was chewy and mostly tentacles. 2.) truffle fries- which are a must order with their. In house ranch.

Entrees- 4 different steak options were ordered. Out of the 4 only one was cooked poorly.

Pan Blackened prime rib
Niman Ranch Strip loin
Steak tips
**Filet mignon - this was about 2” thick and I think due to the thickness it was undercooked.

Sides- green beans, French fries, mushrooms, garlic mashed potatoes, regular mashed potatoes asparagus.

Tried all sides- I ordered the Asparagus grilled but came out steamed still good but not what I was expecting.
Mushrooms didn’t have a lot of flavor.

Deserts looked good but it just took so long to get the table cleared and boxes we didn’t have time to get desert.

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MM
New England
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

I just love eating at Buckleys!The food is always fantastic!All your help treat you so special!Thanks

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TG
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Excellent steak. Some of the best I've ever had. Have dined previously at the very upscale/expensive steak house on Hanover street in Manchester, and was somewhat disappointed. Buckley's was MUCH better (and less expensive). Not cheap, but the food was fantastic. Would definitely recommend.

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JW
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our family was together to celebrate a birthday. It was a delicious meal, with wonderful ambiance. The wait staff was exceptional!

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DM
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 3

Special was very tasty as far as the gnocchi goes,broccolini only 2 with stems like tree branches too tuff, the steak on top was so chewy, only ate a few bites. The 2 filet mignons were very tender but unfortunately way too much pepper to taste the quality of the steak.

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AS
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everyone in my party had some form of steak, and they were all incredible. The peppered filets had a really great pepper crust on them. A couple people got a fall Special, Ribeye over butternut squash ravioli and that was also very very tasty! We all had wonderful drinks and desserts as well.

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AT
New England
2 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Buckley’s Great Steaks has such wonderful food! The atmosphere and staff are both amazing!

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WI
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 5ambience 3

WE WERE A PARTY OF FIVE, HOWEVER OUR TABLE NEXT TO A NON WORKING FIREPLACE WAS VERY CROWED FOR 5 PEOPLE. OUR WAITRESS WAS WONDERFUL. VERY ACCOMMODATING. WE HAD A VERY NICE TIME OVERALL. THE FOOD WAS GOOD BUT NOT GREAT AS ONE WOULD EXPECT FOR A RESTAURANT OF YOUR CALIBER. THE BUILDING WAS BEAUTIFUL.

MIGHT JUST HAVE BEEN AN OFF NIGHT FOR US.

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LM
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Have been a repeat customer for many years and always enjoy my experience. My only compliant is can you bring back the just a bite desserts. They were perfect

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SC
New England
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We had great service and the food was awesome. Will be back again. They have upstairs dining so be sure to specify downstairs if you cannot climb stairs.

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CD
New England
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

We had a wonderful Anniversary dinner! Would recommend to anyone who is looking for a great place to eat.

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