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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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4.6

Overall Rating

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food

4.7

service

4.6

ambience

4.5

value

4.2

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Quiet

97% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (52)
Good for a Date (50)
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Romantic (40)
Good for Birthdays (38)
Worth the Drive (29)
Cozy (26)
Quiet Conversation (26)
Casual (23)
Notable Wine List (23)
Neighborhood Gem (19)
Business Meals (18)
Creative Cuisine (17)
Authentic (16)
Good for Groups (16)
Fit for Foodies (15)
Bar Seating (14)
Comfort Food (14)
Handcrafted Cocktails (12)
Local Ingredients (8)
Tasting Menu (7)
Fun (6)
Great for Outdoor Dining (6)
Gluten Free Options (6)
Hot Spot (5)
Seasonal (5)
Sunday Lunch (5)
Paleo Friendly (4)
Kid-friendly (3)
Disabled Access (3)
Great Beer (3)
Happy Hour (3)
Pre/post Theatre (3)
Vibrant Bar Scene (3)
People Watching (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
Great for Brunch (1)
Healthy (1)
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Organic (1)
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·Dined 6 days ago

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 7 days ago

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 7 days ago

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.

Tags: Business Meals, Handcrafted Cocktails, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic
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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

Tags: Bar Seating, Cozy
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 (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!

Tags: Cozy, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive
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·Dined on November 4, 2017

My husband and I had received a gift certificate for Buckley's. We used it as a Mommy and Daddy date night. It was great food and reasonably priced. Service was fast and great. Server was very knowledgeable.

Tags: Romantic, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 4, 2017

The occasion was my daughter and son-in-law's 6th wedding anniversary. The wait staff was very energetic and knowledgeable. I got the house salad and my daughter got appetizers. All were excellent. I go the special ribeye steak. It was cooked properly and was excellent. My son-in law got the cowboy steak and my daughter got the filet mignon. All were excellent. For dessert, I got the orange-cranberry sorbet. My daughter got the wild blueberry crisp. They were fantastic. We all enjoyed our festive meal and will definitely come back again!!

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on October 28, 2017

The steaks were done perfectly. Potatoes and brussel sprouts were delicious. The Calamari was tremendous. Our only complaint is that the steaks and vegetables were too salty for our taste.

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (New England)·Dined on October 27, 2017

The food was fantastic, make sure to save room for the blueberry crisp

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 (New England)·Dined on October 27, 2017

We really enjoyed the food and service and the price was very reasonable!

Tags: Romantic, Cozy
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 27, 2017

Steak, and prime rib cooked to perfection. Exceptional onion soup.

Tags: Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Neighborhood Gem, Business Meals, Cozy, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation
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·Dined on October 26, 2017

The service was great and the ambiance was very good. The food was a little pricey. They put bacon on my wife's steak. Don' know why they would ruin a good cut of meat with bacon. I think if we go back we will try the Tavern, it looked to have a nice bar.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Good for a Date
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on October 22, 2017

Nice window seat table through Open Table reservation in quiet, cozy room. Prime rib one of the leanest pieces I've ever been served and nice to have an option of which cut of prime rib diner wanted. Filet mignon cooked to perfection, too. Brought our own bottle of wine as $25 corkage fee seemed reasonable.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Romantic, Cozy, Notable Wine List
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·Dined on October 22, 2017

This was my B-day and we all had a wonderful time. The food was delightful, service was great and we plan on returning soon.

Tags: Seasonal, Business Meals, Casual, Romantic, Good for Groups, Local Ingredients, Fun
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 (New England)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Service was very good and food was well presented with very good flavor. Recommend the pepper encrusted filet mignon and poutine special. Several smaller rooms with dining tables in them so that the sound can either be very quiet or be overwhelming if there is an energetic party in the room too.

Tags: Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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·Dined on October 14, 2017

Had an early evening reservation for 5:00. Service was excellent, as was the food. And reasonably priced. Will definitely be back.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 13, 2017

Just a fabulous meal! Special lamb ribs were amazing...wish we had met the chef to tell him in person how fantastic they were...AND I may have converted my husband to really appreciate lamb! Our server (I am embarrassed I don’t remember her name..so very sorry) was fabulous! Can’t say enough about Buckley’s!

Tags: Tasting Menu, Authentic
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 (New England)·Dined on October 13, 2017

Food was great, best steak I have ever had. Can't wait to go back

Tags: Casual, Cozy, Seasonal
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 (New England)·Dined on October 8, 2017

We've eaten here in the past and loved it, so this is where we go when we want a good experience. The food was excellent as always, with the exception of the cappuccino I ordered that tasted like warm dishwater with coffee grounds lightly soaked in it for a minute or two. The problem with this experience was the waitress, Constantine. My mother gave her a decent tip, but regretted it in the car, agreeing with me that Constantine was hostile from the moment I asked her for the soda for my son.

Constantine took drinks orders and brought over all of the wine, but forgot my son and was annoyed when I asked her for the soda after she finished taking another table's order. Usually, you get a table set up with menus, drinks and bread and then go to another table. It was nicely busy, but not packed with people and she didn't seem to be racing around. I have no problem waiting for service if the person is nice or apologetic and the place is crazy, but our dinner went from 5:30 to 8pm, which left us waiting lengthy periods for courses. She tried to rush the appetizers off the table, yet we waited forever for entrees. I had a ten-year-old with me and we'd hoped to have good service as we have every other time. For a $250 dollar meal, you don't want to be grudgingly served by an angry waitress who appears inconvenienced by doing her job. I'm afraid to go back because I don't know if it's possible/not massively rude to request not to have that waitress, but she really killed our enjoyment of the meal. And no, I'm not someone who makes a billion special requests, and I treat people nicely because I used to waitress too. I just want somebody who isn't hostile! I didn't even send the cappuccino back...

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 7, 2017

As always, the food and wait staff at Buckley's was excellent.

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 (New England)·Dined on October 7, 2017

We come here for family events and date nights. It is one of two places for this foodies Culinary delights in this area where creativity is involved. The staff is always top notch, which speaks to the importance the management sees in the success of everyone associated with the operation.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List, Quiet Conversation, Great Beer, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on October 7, 2017

Food was amazing. Our Waitress was upbeat and knowledgeable and happy to answer our questions. Was our first time and we were very happy with the experience we had.

Tags: Good for Birthdays
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 (Denver)·Dined on October 5, 2017

Amazing food, wait staff was fantastic - fun, personable but also let us relax and enjoy dinner - we loved the food and will come back soon!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Gluten Free Options, Worth the Drive, Casual
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 (New England)·Dined on October 1, 2017

Service was great with Jacqueline, she took good care of us. Food was excellent and prepared perfectly. The outdoor shop was very nice with interesting original sales items a must see while waiting for your table.

Tags: Business Meals, Good for a Date, Authentic, Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on September 30, 2017

Food was fantastic! Wait staff extremely attentive. We will certainly visit again.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Cozy, Quiet Conversation, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 30, 2017

My wife and I love Buckley’s for a special night out. The staff is always friendly, the food is amazing and the overall experience is relaxing unlike other stiff shirt restaurants.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 29, 2017

We did enjoy the ambiance, the waitress we had was more interested in serving friends of hers than us. But we enjoyed the other staff, as I said our waitress catered more to friends or relatives of hers that happened to come in and sit next to our table.

Tags: Good for a Date
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·Dined on September 26, 2017

Terrific food, amazing ambiance, great service!! Delicious surf & turf.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Paleo Friendly, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on September 23, 2017

The special was a NY sirloin rolled in pepper, The steak was slightly over cooked and a bit dry. also the pepper was over done, As my grandson said "I had a bowl of pepper with a little steak on the side. The other steaks were very good.

Tags: Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Bar Seating
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·Dined on September 23, 2017

FANTASTIC food. Reasonably priced for the quality of food. I would highly recommend. Best steakhouse I've been to in New Hampshire.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Business Meals, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Cozy, Notable Wine List
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 (New England)·Dined on September 23, 2017

The sides we ordered were not what was brought to the table. Couldn't find the waiter. Had to get hostess to find her. By then food was getting cold. Steaks were over cooked. It was my wife's birthday. Put that on the reservation and told the waitress. She said happy birthday and then never mentioned it again. Very unusual for a restaurant charging these prices. Very slow service overall. Had to flag the waitress down anytime we wanted something. She never asked us if we wanted more to drink so we went without during the last part of our meal. First time I went here was very good. This time wasn't good at all.

Tags: Bar Seating
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 (New England)·Dined on September 23, 2017

The meal was very good and our server was really nice. My only issue was everything was so fast. App came out and then 5 minutes later meal came out then plates were being pulled from table before we were finished. Went in for a nice dinner and was out of there in 50 minutes.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Hot Spot, Romantic
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·Dined on September 22, 2017

Buckley's has been recommended to us many times by friends and family and our parents 50th anniversary was the perfect event. It did not disappoint! Our waitress was friendly, professional, and knew her stuff. The food was outstanding, with a special two thumbs up for the bacon gorgonzola smashed potatoes. Wowza.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation
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·Dined on September 22, 2017

This was our third time here and the last two times my steak was severely under cooked and I had to eat without my husband on our anniversary. With their prices I expect my steak perfect.

Tags: Tasting Menu
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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined on September 19, 2017

Steaks were overdone, for the price I would have expected a better cut.

Tags: Good for a Date
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 (New England)·Dined on September 16, 2017

As usual, an excellent experience at Buckley's Great Steaks. Have never had a bad meal at any of the Buckley properties! Jacqueline was an excellent server, also.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Organic, Casual, Authentic, Handcrafted Cocktails, Cozy, Happy Hour, Bar Seating, Good for Groups, Sunday Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot, Special Occasion
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