Buckley's Great Steaks

4.7
1890 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Steakhouse
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  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
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
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food
4.8
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4.0Dined 2 days ago

Good steaks, good service. Wine list is exceptional. Nice surroundings in historic home

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5.0Dined 2 days ago

Two days later I sit here thinking about what a wonderful dinner we had at Buckley's Great Steaks! I had the 12 oz filet mignon and and my wife had wood grilled teriyaki tips. Both were so tender and cooked to perfection. Our server was attentive to our needs from first bite to last. This was the perfect spot for a special occasion and did not disappoint.

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

My husband and I had a wonderful evening at Buckley's. We had our sights set on tremendous food in a cozy atmosphere. It is always icing on the cake when staff is as kind and attentive as we experienced with our server Brigitte. She made a lovely experience even more memorable. Perfect food, perfect service. Thank you!

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

The lobster was wonderfully done and very flavorful. My husband had the rib eye special and he enjoyed it. The martinis we had were very strong, but good. Topped it off with dessert - chocolate mousse in an edible chocolate cup and a warm blueberry crumble with ice cream. Fabulous! We will be back.

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

Service and food were excellent. Highly recommended!

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

This was a last minute pick for my husband and I He mentioned wanting steak. I was surprised at how busy it was when we arrived. We were seated and greeted right away. Our waitress Bridget was super friendly and knowledgeable about the menu. Both of us loved our meals and are excited to return. Definitely a must try for anyone whose a steak lover

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3.0Dined on August 10, 2018

Water had a icube with a bug in it. Waitress did remove and replace with a new glass. Food was ok was not what we were told for food quality for the cost. Desert was good and waitresses did good.

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5.0Dined on August 7, 2018

Very nice find for NYC businessmen on a trip through NH. Food presentation was spot on, service was excellent. Rachel was a very professional server with a great personality that matched the Restaurant. Go.

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5.0Dined on August 4, 2018

Buckley’s is great, and consistently so. It’s not a bargain-priced place, but not out of line for a good steakhouse. They add their own note to the steaks with rubs and sauces, and the appetizer and side dish selection is excellent. One of the best restaurants in New Hampshire, in my opinion, as long as you are not looking for vegan or vegetarian- it’s a steakhouse! Love it.

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5.0Dined on August 4, 2018

Great food (prime rib and steak), great service from Adrienne, and overall a wonderful experience on Saturday night date.
Even tried the home made desserts.

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5.0Dined on August 3, 2018

My husband and I came here on our first date and it never disappoints! The onion rings are to die for!

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4.0Dined on July 29, 2018

The waitress was one of the best that we have ever had at any restaurant. I did notice a slight decline in the food and the ambiance. The prices are high and as such you expect an upscale environment which we got on the first and second occasion that we went to Buckley's. This time the hostess was wearing Ked sneakers and very tight stretch pants. She looked like she should be gardening not seating people at a five star restaurant. Please keep the great food and the great ambiance that we had the first two times at Buckley's and we will keep coming back. We consider this a special place and come to Buckley's for all our special occasions.

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5.0Dined on July 29, 2018

Buckley's is ALWAYS a home run, from the meal and experience to the service.

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4.0Dined on July 28, 2018

Love this place. I was disappointed that as a couple we were sat with some large parties. The tables around us were loud and we were hoping for a more quiet romantic atmosphere. The food and the service was exceptional however.

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2.0Dined on July 27, 2018

The individual server was wonderful. The side dishes were horrible the whipped mashed potatoes could of been from out of a box and the squash was not remarkable or memorable in any way. The main course wqs decent but not spectatular given the price. I understand preparation of a steak can be an expensive process but the chef who prepared it either was lacking in skill or was given poor quality product to work with. Given all the the price paid seemed far out of line with the overall quality of food. The Bedford Village in has better quality for the price or you can go to Cotton in manchester for cheaper food and greater quality.

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5.0Dined on July 27, 2018

The atmosphere was quiet and warm. Our server was always around when we needed her without hovering. Everything was spot on! Steak was one of the best we have had. I got the seared scallop app and it was outstanding. My wife got the french onion soup and she said it was the best she has had. Very flavorful.

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3.0Dined on July 24, 2018

This was our first visit to Buckley's. We were seated right up against a wall and window. The window was dirty from what looked like splashes of food and drink. The sill was also dirty with food. We both had the special. That night it was ribeye steak. Being our first visit, we did not understand the very taste specific house seasoning. We were both disappointed in the flavor and that it was unfortunately overcooked. For such a high priced restaurant, we doubt we will visit again.

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5.0Dined on July 22, 2018

Best steak house in New England

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5.0Dined on July 21, 2018

We have been dining at Buckley’s since our wedding rehearsal dinner 11 years ago and have enjoyed each meal we’ve had. We always look forward to a great meal at Buckley’s.

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5.0Dined on July 21, 2018

The food was fantastic. I had the Twin Pepper Crusted Petite Filet again since I loved it so much the last time I had it. It was again cooked to perfection. Very tender and flavorful. The creamy mashed potatoes are always a very welcome departure from regular mashed. My Wife had the BBQ special and that was the best BBQ I have tasted around these parts. I had a glass of Federalist Cabernet with the filet and it paired nicely with the flavor of the meat. We sat upstairs. I generally find it to be quieter and we had a lovely time.

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5.0Dined on July 21, 2018

We always enjoy Buckley's food! The steaks are top notch and delicious! The service and ambience are wonderful. The wine list is superb. This is our go-to place for a special dinner!

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5.0Dined on July 18, 2018

I had the cowboy ribeye and they did a great job on it,. I don’t usually spend 45.00 on a steak but this was one I would do again.

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4.0Dined on July 17, 2018

The service was far superior than expected and the food was fabulous. My friends did not leave any food on their plates. In fact they plan to return as they like Buckley's! I on the other hand frequent this restaurant and I am never disappointed with my food or the overall experience.

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5.0Dined on July 15, 2018

Very expensive for a cut of prime rib. Side vegetables way over cooked for green vegetables. Did not seem fresh.

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5.0Dined on July 14, 2018

This is Our go-to dinner place. My Husband and I have been patrons for many years and often share the event with our family and friends. We've always had a great meal, great service and a lot of food. Keep up the good work - and I love the addition of the gift shop!

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4.0Dined on July 13, 2018

My husband had the special appetizer of fried clams - he said they were wonderful. My salmon was too salty and I could only eat a little bit of it. My niece had the 8 oz. filet mignon and loved it. I will order something different next time. I love the Orange Sesame Tips and usually get them as an entree with a salad. I will go back to that. We really like it at Buckley's and will go back again soon.

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5.0Dined on July 13, 2018

Great waitress service! Good food! Pleasant surroundings! Overall, a great experience.

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4.0Dined on July 11, 2018

Food was really good. Setting is unique with many food options service by Constantine was exceptional.

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4.0Dined on July 11, 2018

Our dinner and service was very good . It's fine dining so expect to pay a premium
My only complaint was my roasted potatoes were raw. I think they forgot to put them in the oven. The rest of the meal was fantastic

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5.0Dined on July 10, 2018

Have driven by many times never stopped glad we stopped on this special day . My wife had a steak and I had prime rib both were tender and the taste was great.

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5.0Dined on July 7, 2018

Great food and great service. If you are looking for a great steak and higher end atmosphere, Buckleys delivers! The homemade deserts were outstanding as well!

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3.0Dined on July 6, 2018

Usually awesome, this time service was slow restaurant was empty, not enough help. Food was cold🙄
Hopefully next time will be better

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4.0Dined on July 6, 2018

I would have given it more stars, but my husband's meat was cooked more than what he had ordered. He could have informed the waitress, but he didn't. He still thought it was very good. Waitress was great!

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5.0Dined on July 6, 2018

Fantastic food and cocktails, and great service. We had a wonderful meal and enjoyed ourselves immensely.

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4.0Dined on July 1, 2018

We hadn’t been here in several years, though we had enjoyed it in the past. But it was a convenient place to meet for a birthday dinner on a Sunday evening. The food and service were both incredibly good, and the hostess and staff were extremely welcoming and considerate. We will definitely plan to visit more often in the future!

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4.0Dined on July 1, 2018

service was outstanding both steak and fish meals were wonderful will return again

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5.0Dined on June 30, 2018

WE had a very special occasion to celebrate. The engagement of our daughter. We could not have asked for a better place for this.

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5.0Dined on June 30, 2018

Had dinner at Buckley's Great Stakes for the first time in a few years and it was as good as the first time I remember it. Our server was excellent, and the food was delicious! Highly recommend Buckley's for special occasions.

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5.0Dined on June 27, 2018

We thoroughly enjoyed our Anniversary meal! The prime rib was wonderful as was the meat loaf and dessert tray. We loved being able to hear each other due to lovely small rooms atmosphere. Our waitress was attentive, as was the manager, and both were welcoming and professional as well as smiling and ready to please. We will definitely return!

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5.0Dined on June 24, 2018

We have gone to Buckley’s many times and we will return many more times. We love Michael’s restaurants and the local quality they represent.

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