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Buck's Fishing & Camping

4.6
427 reviews
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$30 and under
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American
Perfect For:
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Cozy
  • Casual
Join us at our small, neighborhood independently owned Fish Camp of a restaurant, where a woody, fire lit atmosphere is a great place to enjoy the best local produce, meats and fish.
Dining Style
Home Style
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Cuisines
American
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Hours of operation
Kitchen hours, currently dinner only. Monday - Thursday: 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Friday & Saturday: 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Sunday: 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Phone number
(202) 364-0777
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AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Conn. Ave and Nebraska Ave - next to Comet Ping Pong
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Parking details
There is a free lot located directly behind the buildings. Please feel free to come through our other restaurant Comet Ping Pong to enter through our front door.
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Public transit
Walking distance but not very close to both Van Ness UDC and Tenleytown Metros.
What 427 People Are Saying
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4.5
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4.5
service
4.6
ambience
4.3
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95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined 5 days ago

Professional service in a pleasant setting and excellent food at a reasonable price. You

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4.0Dined on April 10, 2018

Very helpful staff. Good choices on the menu. I had the halibut. We were able to stay for a long time and catch up with friends. No pressure to leave.

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3.0Dined on April 7, 2018

The service was attentive, and everything we ordered came quickly. However, our main courses arrived while we were still enjoying the appetizer, and the bill arrived just as we started our dessert. This made us feel that we were being rushed out the door to turn over the table.

The food was delicious! The fried oysters were perfectly done, crisp outside and soft inside. My husband liked his small steak and I loved my scallops with grits, carrots, and onions. We both enjoyed and shared the charred (grilled) chard. Finally, we liked the fresh lemon flavor of the lemon sorbet we had for dessert.

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5.0Dined on April 6, 2018

Always a real treat. Food is delicious, waiters a little less than seamless, but ambiance was perfect and visiting friends loved it. Will be back!

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5.0Dined on April 6, 2018

Great and refreshing.

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5.0Dined on March 30, 2018

Reliable. Enjoyable. Local.

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5.0Dined on March 24, 2018

Welcoming, festive and good food. The flower arrangements are spectacular too.

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5.0Dined on March 24, 2018

It was the perfect table for our sixsome of family. We could all hear each other and celebrate the day. Wonderful.

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5.0Dined on March 24, 2018

Had a fairly early reservation (6pm) and the place was about 25% full. The service was almost too fast for the first part of our meal. When it filled up, the service slowed to a bit on the slow side. The food was really good. The mini corn dog appetizer was a step above a state fair corn dog in quality - though that may not be what one is looking for in a corn dog. :) The short ribs were excellent. They had a crusty glaze on the outside and were fully rendered inside; you could cut them without a knife. We shared two desserts, the chocolate cake and apple cobbler. Weirdly, they were both a whole level better when you ate one with the other's accompanying add-on (eating the cake's whip cream with the cobbler, and the cobbler's vanilla ice cream with the cake). Coffee was excellent.

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5.0Dined on March 24, 2018

Five of us met for an early (5:00) dinner. We were seated at a corner table in the back so conversation was easy. Service was relaxed because that's what we wanted: we hadn't seen each other in a while and had some catching up to do. Onion rings were fabulous with a light, tempura-like batter. Burgers were very tasty. I'd highly recommend Buck's for a casual lunch or dinner.

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5.0Dined on March 23, 2018

The ambiance at Bucks is always so lovely. To add to that there were fresh flowers everywhere. The place looked so beautiful and spring like. It was such a treat. The food was outstanding, as usual. We are crazy about Bucks.

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2.0Dined on March 20, 2018

Very ordinary dishes. Nice but absolutely overpriced.

12$ for a starter Cesar salad. That was literally a whole unchopped romaine lettuce, with dressing and 2 anchovies places on top.

Dinner for 2 without drinks for 90$. VERY poor value.

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5.0Dined on March 18, 2018

For my husband’s birthday, we came on an “expedition” from Annapolis, based on reviews we had seen in the WaPo and elsewhere. We were not disappointed and enjoyed every course. The tender biscuits and delicate onion rings set the standard for every dish afterwards. High quality, perfectly prepared, attractively presented - and everything just tasted great. Even though the place quickly filled up, we never felt rushed, and thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. We all commented if we lived near there, it would be a “neighborhood gem” and regular place to go. Wait staff was cordial and attentive.

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5.0Dined on March 18, 2018

This is just a gem of a restaurant. The staff is friendly and professional. It has great ambiance with a comfortable vibe. The menu is approachable, but the food is expertly prepared. Great wine / beer / cocktails too. And the chocolate cake is incredible. Can't wait to go back.

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4.0Dined on February 27, 2018

Food great, service great, price OK, but noise almost unbearable--difficult for three people to have a conversation.

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4.0Dined on February 24, 2018

I always enjoy Buck's. This time the table shared their onion rings-excellent and light! The pork chop and chocolate cake are not to be missed.

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5.0Dined on February 24, 2018

Lovely warm ambiance. Good selection of entrees but apps need more interesting options. Reasonable wine list.

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4.0Dined on February 23, 2018

We arrived early and had a delicious quiet meal. Buck's is a little pricier than other neighborhood restaurants, but the service and ambience were great.

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5.0Dined on February 23, 2018

Buck’s is one of my favorite restaurants. It is indeed a neighborhood gem.

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4.0Dined on February 18, 2018

The restaurant is charming and cozy and the service was great. Good cocktails, and my husband and I really enjoyed our salads—beet and Caesar. The beet salad with dill chèvre was absolutely delicious. Our friends enjoyed their entrees. Although the fish and chips was just good, not great, the steak/frites were reportedly very good. I had blackened rockfish and it was completely over cooked—very dry and with little sauce to help. The sorghum was also not very good, although the pickled cabbage slaw was good. My husband enjoyed his scallops but not the sauce they were served with. Both desserts, the chocolate cake and the apple cobbler, were excellent. A pleasant overall experience, but I should have paid more attention to the waiter when he tried to steer me to the meat section of the menu.

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5.0Dined on February 18, 2018

We really enjoy Buck's! We brought our friends and they had never been to Buck's and they loved it, too. The food was very good and we decided to get the chocolate cake based on Tom Sietsema's review in Friday's Post: it was delicious! The manager was great and we had wonderful evening.

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5.0Dined on February 17, 2018

We enjoyed a low key dinner with friends and everything was delicious. Service was prompt and friendly. The Manhattan was generous and perfect. The short ribs were moist, flavorful, and with the polenta a rich and satisfying dinner on a cold night out. Others had the chicken and cleaned their plates. I Love the atmosphere at Bucks all the time - it is festive, yet low key. I like it when the lights are not too bright, and this place gets it exactly right. Intimate, yet fun. So glad Bucks is in my neighborhood.

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2018

Buck’s has quickly become our favorite neighborhood place. The service, food quality and overall experience is fantastic. It is a casual place that is not overly pretentious... but man is the food great. We keep coming back and will continue into the future. On last visit I had the “Big” steak and my husband had the wood fire grilled lobster. Both were fantastic.

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5.0Dined on February 3, 2018

Outstanding meal!

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4.0Dined on February 3, 2018

Good service and great food. Menu is very interesting.

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5.0Dined on February 1, 2018

Had dinner with friends really great food enjoyable atmosphere wonderful wine

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5.0Dined on February 1, 2018

Great experience, good food. Nice neighborhood spot with great service.

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4.0Dined on January 28, 2018

Wonderful, beautifully spiced meat, in a lovely ambiance and friendly service.

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5.0Dined on January 28, 2018

We've been here a number of times, and always love it. The ambience is so inviting -- lots of candles, wood, and a general rustic, comfy feel. And the food is terrific and a good value. We love the hangar steak, and the wood-grilled sides. On our latest visit two of us enjoyed seafood options as well. One had the scallops and another the rockfish. Location on the same block as Politics and Prose, the best independent bookstore anywhere, is a plus as well.

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4.0Dined on January 27, 2018

Always one of my favorites...the cozy, comfortable interior is a wonderful accompaniment to the consistently delicious food and drinks.

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3.0Dined on January 27, 2018

Wouldn't take our Opentable Dining Points reward, after we'd gone through the trouble to print it and bring it, and don't know if we can get the points back to use somewhere else. It's one of our favorite neighborhood places-- the food is solid and the ambiance very nice-- but the manager's attitude of "well we don't know how to use those" made us feel unwelcome, especially when it looks like they work just like a Mastercard cash card. To be fair, the manager did offer to give us a gift card if we couldn't get the rewards points refunded at Opentable, but why not just know how to take them in the first place?

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2.0Dined on January 26, 2018

Steaks were very disappointing

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5.0Dined on January 25, 2018

The long table and linen curtains create an atmosphere of an African safari. The service was excellent and the food is always quite good. A gem of a spot.

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2.0Dined on January 25, 2018

I am hoping we just caught the restaurant on a bad night (weeknight, late January) but the service was horrible and very slow. Our server did nothing to acknowledge that the kitchen may be backed up and just ignored us until we asked about the status of our meal. It took about 45 minutes for our entrees to be delivered. We did not order an appetizer. The manager (?) also did not provide us with any assurance that our meal would be delivered soon, or that anything would be provided at a discount or comped. I had been to the restaurant several months earlier and had a lovely meal with excellent service.

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5.0Dined on January 21, 2018

The family walked over to Buck’s for a lovely dinner on the weekend. Everything hit the mark. Great scallops, steak that was rare as requested (strangely difficult outcome to experience in DC). Service was relaxed and lovely, just right attentiveness and we were not rushed at the end (again, sadly rare in DC). All good.

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5.0Dined on January 20, 2018

Another delicious meal at Buck’s! We had some issues with getting a table at first and our food took 45 minutes to arrive but they were very nice about it. Will definitely return.

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4.0Dined on January 19, 2018

This has been a neighborhood favorite of ours for years. I wish it weren't so dark, so we could read the menu, and that it weren't so loud so four of us could hear each other without having to raise our voices, and that they'd use a little bit less salt. I also wish they would not clear our plates until everyone has finished - that is so uncomfortable.

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3.0Dined on January 18, 2018

Hadn’t been there in a while, and, as picky neighborhood restaurant frequenters, we were pleased to rediscover that we liked it overall. We did find it hard to identify things on the menu we wanted, and especially the appetizers, and were initially a little disappointed. But once we got the food, we really enjoyed it. The onion rings were great, which was one of the fallbacks for appetizers. The corn dogs were another appetizer that turned out to be really good. I had the blackened rockfish, very tasty. And the chicken was also good. One of us could only find a hamburger to order, but it was a good one. We had a quieter table in the corner, which was much better than the noisier shared long table in the middle of the restaurant. Anyway, if you haven’t been there in a while like us, you might go again.

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3.0Dined on January 14, 2018

Ambiance and cocktails were great. The food was good with the cocktails, appetizers and bread standing out at the best items. I especially liked the rose prosecco. Our appetizers -deviled eggs, mini corn dogs, fried pickles/peppers and wedge salad were excellent. The onion rings and fried oysters were very disappointing. The oysters were 95% batter and 5% oyster and the onion rings were bland. In a 3 star or above restaurant I expect plump oysters and if a restaurant calls their onion rings famous one would expect a good onion ring.

The main entrees were good especially the hamburgers, steak and grouper. Fish and chips were ok as were the french fries. Dessert also was just ok (cobbler, chocolate cake and ice cream).

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5.0Dined on January 12, 2018

One of my absolute favorites… Great staff, great ambiance, great food, wonderful hostess !!

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