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About Buckley's Great Steaks

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.

438 Daniel Webster Highway
Merrimack, NH 03054
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Dining Style:
Fine Dining

Cuisines:
Steakhouse, American

Hours of Operation:
Tavern opens at 4pm Tuesday - Sunday

Dinner: Tuesday - Thursday & Sunday : 5:00pm - 9:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm

Cross Street:
Woodbury St

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(603) 424-0995

Website:
http://www.buckleysgreatsteaks.com/

Parking Details:
Parking on site

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

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Fireplace, Full Bar, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Buckley's Great Steaks Ratings and Reviews

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4.7

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.7

service

4.7

ambience

4.6

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

98% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (60)
Good for a Date (56)
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Good for Groups (20)
Casual (17)
Creative Cuisine (17)
Fit for Foodies (16)
Notable Wine List (14)
Bar Seating (13)
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Handcrafted Cocktails (11)
Fun (10)
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Hot Spot (6)
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·Dined 4 days ago

The food was excellent and the service was unsurpassed !

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·Dined 6 days ago

Went here for date night, service and food was fantastic!!! Couldn't have been happier with the whole experience.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Comfort Food, Casual
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·Dined 6 days ago

We love your restaurant , the food is amazing ty jenn

Tags: Gluten Free Options, Romantic, Local Ingredients, Good for a Date
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·Dined 7 days ago

First time there, but place was well recommended. Everything was perfect, my dates
steak was slightly under cooked and they took care of right away. Even got fresh
new vegetables and a free drink. Which more than made up for the inconvience.
Service was friendly and prompt. Food was impressive and atmosphere was also
just right. Would go again for sure

Tags: Worth the Drive
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 (New England)·Dined 7 days ago

The food here is amazing. Perfectly cooked, and seasoned. Well worth the price as you'll savor every bite. 1 bottle of wine, 2 entrees and 1 appetizer = $215.00 before tip. (Just so you're not shell shocked when you receive the bill.)
The staff was great as well. I will go back, it's a great place for a special evening.

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 (New England)·Dined on January 12, 2018

Your website for open table confusing. Front desk reception is not pleasant. We were seated with much hesitation. They appeared to be overwhelmed with guests.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine
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 (New England)·Dined on January 6, 2018

We arrived 5 minutes before our reservation and were sat right away. Service was attentive but not intrusive. The food was excellent and reasonably priced. We will absolutely be back.

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 (New England)·Dined on January 6, 2018

This was a wonderful choice for a fantastic dinner out with my daughters. Service was outstanding. My dinner was a tad under seasoned but overall it was just a lovely night.

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·Dined on January 2, 2018

First time here by recommendation. Took my husband here for his birthday and he was very happy with his food. Have taken him other places that were highly rated before and was disappointed. Definitely not this time, a bit pricey but for special occasions, outstanding!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Cozy, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Worth the Drive, Gluten Free Options, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on January 2, 2018

My favorite restaurant in Merrimack - always great food and service .

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Disabled Access, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Cozy, Good for Birthdays
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 (New England)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Food is alway excellent and the service is consistently good.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Bar Seating, Good for a Date
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 (Adelaide / SA)·Dined on December 28, 2017

Our meals were awesome! Steak is perfection and the Salmon, WOW!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Great for Brunch, Comfort Food, Hot Spot, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Local Ingredients, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Casual, Good for Groups, Healthy, Romantic
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·Dined on December 27, 2017

The blackened prime rib and the chocolate mousse cake were excellent! The Buckley's Cosmo was also very tasty! We like to come here for special occasions and have never been disappointed. Highly recommend to anyone!

Tags: Business Meals, Vibrant Bar Scene, Special Occasion, Casual, Good for Birthdays, Happy Hour, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Hot Spot
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 (New England)·Dined on December 24, 2017

Fantastic food and service in an old rustic setting. A bit pricey.

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·Dined on December 23, 2017

Consistently exceptionally prepared fresh food. Classy, not stuffy,cozy. Superior service. There is no need to go to Boston with this NH gem!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Cozy
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 23, 2017

Excellent food & service. The baked oysters are fantastic.

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·Dined on December 23, 2017

We went to Buckley's for a special dinner to celebrate our first Christmas together. We had heard good things about this restaurant, and we were not disappointed. The restaurant is located in a restored Early American tavern, and the interior was very congenial and cozy, good spacing between tables, and a quiet atmosphere conducive to talking privately, without overhearing the conversation of others around us. The waitress, Bridget, was outstanding, she had a good knowledge of the menu and was very helpful answering our questions. Great wine list and amazing food! Bridget did not rush us through our meal, but always seemed to be around if we needed her. We are already planning to go back to try other items on the menu!
Price-wise it is a bit on the expensive side, but quality of food and service it was well worth it.... We would have liked to hear Christmas music during our meal...there was very quiet music playing but not sure if it was Christmas or not.
Overall an excellent experience for us both! Definitely win be going back....

Tags: Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Romantic, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Quiet Conversation, Worth the Drive
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on December 23, 2017

Service is impeccable. Dining room is outstanding. Food is incredible. Bakery is just delicious and now I understand why the parking lot was packed when I arrived. My wife and I will make this our special occasion / date night spot in the future for sure.

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 (Dallas)·Dined on December 21, 2017

We always get a great meal here. The staff is very attentive without being intrusive. This experience was no exception, the waitress had several parties including a fairly large one and she managed to balance it all without seeming frazzled or leaving any one party ignored. Everything here is top notch. The quality of the meat and the sides are outstanding and could comepete with any of the top steak chains (mortons, capital grille, etc.)!

Tags: Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Cozy, Bar Seating, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Business Meals, Quiet Conversation
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·Dined on December 6, 2017

All of the main courses were very good. We had a charcuterie appetizer that was a bit lacking in presentation and our table was unstable, not balanced. Quiet and easy to have a conversation.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Special Occasion, Romantic, Quiet Conversation
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 (New England)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Haven’t been to Buckley’s for some time but always leave feeling that I should Come back soon. The waitstaff are great and work hard to make the meal excellent. The steaks are cooked exactly as one wants. Will return soon

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries
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 (New England)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Connie our server was great! The people at the next table were loud. The food was, as always, wonderful.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Buckley’s is a really great place for steaks and celebrating special occasions.

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 (New England)·Dined on December 2, 2017

My husband and I went on a double date and had a fantastic time. I think our waiter was newer and missed a few things but when we had his undivided attention, it was amazing. The food was great and truly love this restaurant and the atmosphere.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Cozy, Romantic, Bar Seating, Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Business Meals
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 (New England)·Dined on December 2, 2017

We Loved our meals. It was a birthday dinner for me and I actually came for their steaks, but ended up having the Moroccan Scallops and they were tasty. Our server was the best we have had anywhere.

Tags: Bar Seating, Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries, Handcrafted Cocktails, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date
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 (New England)·Dined on November 30, 2017

Our meals were outstanding. Though the restaurant was very busy (Thursday) our server was attentive and out drinks and meals came out after a decent wait.

I always say the sign of a good restaurant is that the meal - all components of it come to the table hot and ours were piping hot. I had the beef stroganoff - it was superb in every way. The husband had the filet mignon which was cooked to his liking. And our third party had cider gazed salmon. He said the brussel sprouts and spatzle were to die for and the salmon was crispy and perfectly cooked.

Though it is a touch expensive - $180 for three - it was worth the cost and we will be back soon for more scrumptious meals.

Tags: Special Occasion, Casual, Creative Cuisine, Quiet Conversation, Cozy, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Seasonal, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date
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 (Tampa)·Dined on November 29, 2017

We both got the slow-roasted prime rib and it was delicious! Very tender and flavorful. It’s difficult finding prime rib that is not chewy these days. You can find it here.

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·Dined on November 25, 2017

My meal was not correct with the exception of the mashed potatoes. I asked for green beans got asparagus Asked that my stake not have pink and well it was very red so I guess they did not give me pink. I asked that my plate not be wet with sause and I had to replate it at the table. So overall a big fail for Buckley’s

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 (New England)·Dined on November 23, 2017

Wonderful dinner as always. One of our favorite restaurants.

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·Dined on November 19, 2017

Recently dined at Buckley’s for a dinner with friends. We have visited the past few years and luckily this great find hasn’t changed a bit. Though the dinners can be a bit pricey, the meal is large where even taking home leftovers is the norm. The quality of food was excellent, and our server was pleasant and knowledgeable. We of course will be back when we visit the area again. Don’t miss out on a great place to eat.....but don’t forget to make a reservation......this place gets very busy during peak hours!

Tags: Fun, Comfort Food, Cozy, Special Occasion
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·Dined on November 18, 2017

Great restaurant overall. Been going to Buckley’s for years and have never been disappointed.

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·Dined on November 12, 2017

Waitress had no personality. My food had to be sent back, not cooked to order.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on November 11, 2017

Awesome food, awesome service best food in Manchester

Tags: Good for a Date, Hot Spot, Good for Anniversaries
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 (New England)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Everything was great except the raw oysters, I've eaten a lot of oysters at other high end establishments and it appears that Buckley's pre shucks their oysters which is a big no no they were dry and missing the natural brine.

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·Dined on November 11, 2017

Buckley’s has a nice selection of great steaks. Good wine list and beer siting as well. I would lie to see them expand the menu to include a few more fish choices but it is a steak house after all. I certainly recommend this spot

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Arrived early for our reservations but they sat us right down in a perfect location.
Service was prompt and accurate.
Had the prime rib and it was perfect.
The only thing I would like to see is more by the glass wine selection.
The desert selection is better than the last time we were there.

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 (Raleigh)·Dined on November 4, 2017

The salmon with spaetzle and Brussels sprouts was truly amazing. The atmosphere was very good and the service impeccable. Our only observation was that the wine list, while very good, was quite overpriced.

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 (New England)·Dined on November 4, 2017

We always enjoy our dinners at Buckley's Great Steaks. The food is top notch, the service is outstanding. A great place to celebrate a special occasion.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Sunday Lunch, Special Occasion, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries
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 (New England)·Dined on November 4, 2017

We have visited Buckley's Steak house on a couple of occasions.
We highly recommend it to everyone.

Tags: Special Occasion, Cozy
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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on November 4, 2017

The food was fantastic as always! Our server was very nice, but seemed to be either distracted or a bit overwhelmed. Overall a great meal!

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