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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

Noise

Moderate

96% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (60)
Good for a Date (56)
Good for Anniversaries (52)
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Romantic (43)
Good for Birthdays (42)
Worth the Drive (33)
Cozy (32)
Quiet Conversation (30)
Business Meals (22)
Neighborhood Gem (22)
Casual (21)
Creative Cuisine (20)
Notable Wine List (20)
Good for Groups (19)
Fit for Foodies (18)
Bar Seating (17)
Authentic (16)
Comfort Food (15)
Handcrafted Cocktails (15)
Fun (11)
Local Ingredients (8)
Tasting Menu (8)
Great for Outdoor Dining (7)
Seasonal (6)
Hot Spot (6)
Kid-friendly (5)
Disabled Access (5)
Gluten Free Options (5)
Pre/post Theatre (5)
Sunday Lunch (5)
Great Beer (4)
Paleo Friendly (4)
Happy Hour (3)
Healthy (3)
Organic (2)
People Watching (2)
Quick Bite (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
Vibrant Bar Scene (2)
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·Dined 7 days ago

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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vip
 (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.

Tags: Worth the Drive
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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.

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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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!

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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