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About Buck's Fishing & Camping

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.

5031 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington, DC 20008-2024
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Dining Style:
Home Style

Cuisines:
American

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

Cross Street:
Conn. Ave and Nebraska Ave - next to Comet Ping Pong

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(202) 364-0777

Website:
http://www.bucksfishingandcamping.com/

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.

Public Transit:
Walking distance but not very close to both Van Ness UDC and Tenleytown Metros.

Buck's Fishing & Camping Ratings and Reviews

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4.6

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.6

service

4.3

ambience

4.6

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

94% would recommend it to a friend

Neighborhood Gem (36)
Good for a Date (20)
Fit for Foodies (18)
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Creative Cuisine (18)
Special Occasion (16)
Comfort Food (16)
Casual (15)
Good for Birthdays (14)
Cozy (11)
Authentic (10)
Healthy (9)
Local Ingredients (9)
Great for Outdoor Dining (9)
Good for Anniversaries (9)
Romantic (8)
Seasonal (8)
Worth the Drive (8)
Bar Seating (7)
Fun (7)
Good for Groups (7)
Handcrafted Cocktails (6)
Good Vegetarian Options (6)
Quiet Conversation (6)
Business Meals (4)
Organic (3)
Notable Wine List (2)
People Watching (2)
Vibrant Bar Scene (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Great Beer (1)
Happy Hour (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
Quick Bite (1)
Sunday Lunch (1)
Kid-friendly (1)
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 6, 2017

The experience was disappointing. We had a child w/us who always gets a small plate of plain pasta no matter whether a simple restaurant or fancy. But even though there was a pasta dish on the menu, we were told we could not have a small dish of plain pasta. Also, the spaghetti squash was bland so we requested a small aerving of marinara sauce and was told that there wasn't any.

The roasted chicken was swimming in butter. The shrimp w/rice was too salty.

Tags: Cozy
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 6, 2017

Very pleasant setting and service. Delicious food although some dishes more interesting than others: Fine roasted carrot appetizer; Caesar salad would benefit from additional anchovies; excellent distinctive scallops; pulled lamb shoulder on kale and fettuccine deserves stronger seasoning. Wine list has ample choices by origin, style and price.

Tags: Cozy, Pre/post Theatre
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 2, 2017

We were visiting DC and visited on Alice Waters recommendation.

The food was delicious. The waitress was lovely although she did not go over the menu or ask if we had any questions. Not much effort in her part was given.

I would visit again as well as recommend.


Deanna

Tags: Business Meals, Local Ingredients, Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem, Seasonal
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 31, 2016

Hands down my favorite part of the meal was the sundae I had for dessert. It is big enough to share with one other person. The ice cream and fudge were good, but what took it to great was the chocolate hazelnut chip which reminded me of a really thin peppermint bark (only hazelnut).

My steak and my husband's fish were both delicious as well. As were the deviled eggs we had as an appetizer. The waiter was nice and did a great job especially considering it was busy for the holidays.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 24, 2016

Really dig this place. Starters, scallops, pork tenderloin, burger in our party. All very enjoyable. No US wines, oddly. Warm, comfortable, colorful decor. They do veggies really well. Will dine again.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 21, 2016

Buck's has great food, service and atmosphere. We'll be back! It's also wonderful to support Buck's and Comet Ping Pong. Small plates, entrees and desserts were all great.

Tags: Business Meals, Hot Spot, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Seasonal, Worth the Drive
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 20, 2016

Bucks has the perfect combo of a festive and fun atmosphere with first class service in a relaxed setting while enjoying gourmet cooking with a home cooked feel.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 19, 2016

Delicious roasted brussel sprouts, fab fish n chips!!

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 17, 2016

Onion rings and pimento cheese were really good. Steak was good but fries were room temperature and all of them were short, must have gotten the final few of a batch. The carrot cake was excellent. The apple crisp was just average. My biggest complaint was the fries. Not sure how they made past final inspection from the kitchen.

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 17, 2016

This was our first time trying Buck's and I'm glad we did! Scallops were delicious and I couldn't eat all five! Served on a bed of delicious polenta and wood grilled veggies. Nice wine selections too. Comfy atmosphere, makes you almost think your in the Village or perhaps Brooklyn. Will def be back to try other menu items.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Cozy, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 17, 2016

Although the ambiance is great, we were VERY disappointed with our meal at Buck's. We started with wings that were seasoned with a very odd/bad tasting mix of herbs. I couldn't figure out what they were, but overall the mixture tasted like a bad combination of powdered (rather than fresh) seasonings. Despite being hungry, I could not finish my portion. My husband and I both ordered the hamburger - it was approximately the size of a McDonald's (small) hamburger served on a stale room-temperature sesame bun - for a whopping $15. We also had a side of brussel sprouts that were adequate but very basic and boring; roasted in olive oil, but otherwise plain and uninspiring. We do not plan to return.

Tags: Kid-friendly
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 16, 2016

Food was fantastic, and we eat everywhere in DC. The fried oysters were the best I've had, the Prime steak amazing, and the roasted chicken and Brussels sprouts delicious. Buck's is on the same level as any other top restaurant in DC...for sure!

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 13, 2016

Wonderful atmosphere and delicious food! The service was slow, but the restaurant was packed so maybe this was why. I'll absolutely return, hopefully often.

Tags: Casual, Fun, Comfort Food
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 11, 2016

Nice neighborhood place and good service. Food is tasty but only one vegetarian enter, but it is very good. A little pricey compared with other neighborhood options.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Pre/post Theatre, Local Ingredients, Good for Groups
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 10, 2016

Buck's is a warm atmosphere with friendly service and great food. We split a iceberg wedge salad and the onion rings. The onion rings were in a really light batter -- almost like Panko style/Tempura -- and tasted delicious. I had the sea scallops over a creamy polenta. They were excellent. My wife had a burger, which she liked a lot. For dessert, we shared an apple crisp. Yum.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Casual, Bar Seating
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 9, 2016

I was really happy with Bucks Fishing and Camping. Food was delicious. The ambiance is unusual but cozy and the service was good.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Local Ingredients, Cozy
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 6, 2016

Great spot for group of 10 or more especially as it still feels cozy and warm. Perfect ambiance for any occosion.

Tags: Vegan, Cozy, Authentic, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 5, 2016

Buck's is one of my favorite DC restaurants. The food is always reliable and creative. I had big, juicy scallops on top of polenta with wild mushrooms. Excellent. The decor and atmosphere add to the ambiance. It is one of the few places we can go with friends and are able to have a conversation that everyone can hear. Highly recommended.

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 4, 2016

Whenever I am in town, I build in time to go to Buck's. Excellent food, service and atmosphere. Awesome/favorite place in DC!

Tags: Authentic, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Local Ingredients, Worth the Drive, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Pre/post Theatre, Comfort Food, Creative Cuisine, Bar Seating, Quiet Conversation, Fun, Neighborhood Gem, Outstanding Value, Good for a Date
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 3, 2016

Delicious! Such a treat to eat "fried oysters". I am gluten free, but they fried their oysters in cornmeal!!
Wow! Main course shrimp over rice was very good. Chocolate Sundae was a real treat.
All in all a 10!

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 3, 2016

We celebrated my father's birthday at Buck's and they honored my request for a nice table. The staff was polite and friendly. The food is wonderful and comes in just the right amount - not too little nor too much food. We were glad that we could make reservations and were seated immediately, which is particularly helpful now that I have to pay a babysitter for my infant son. Our food came promptly and the waiter cared for us well without hovering. We enjoyed our meal, then strolled down to Politics & Prose to look at books, and then made our way back home. What a lovely evening!

Tags: Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (Charlotte)·Dined on December 2, 2016

Love this place! I try to eat here whenever I visit DC. It's a neighborhood favorite.

Tags: Good for a Date
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 26, 2016

The items are not as flavorful as they were in the past. This place has lost its touch.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 20, 2016

Buck's is always a fun getaway for us, even though we only live about 15 minutes away. The food is great. The ambiance is unique. It's like a respite from everyday city life just a few steps off of Connecticut Avenue. From the moment you enter the instantly calming atmosphere to the very last bite of delicious food...we love everything about Buck's Fishing & Camping.

Tags: Fun, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 19, 2016

We went with friends for a casual bite after an event at Politics & Prose, and it was a delightful evening. We were unsure about the size of our group until the last minute but they were extremely accommodating - great food, nice wine, a really nice time all around.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 19, 2016

disappointing dinner this time. so so food, waiter nice but disappeared, not good value. But it is a lovely, welcoming space.

Tags: Cozy
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 19, 2016

This restaurant was very pleasant. The local paper reviews have always been good and the food
lived up to its reputation.

Tags: Comfort Food, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 14, 2016

The food and cocktails are consistently delicious. The service was fine, but not up to usual standards. I was surprised that in spite of a fly in our cocktail and our side dish arriving well after entree, nothing was removed from our bill. I guess I should be louder.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 29, 2016

Two friends and I dined at Bucks on September 29th; the food was delicious, but conversation was limited because there was a party of at least 20 guests, and it made the dining room very noisy.

Tags: Comfort Food
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 27, 2016

Always a great option! I look forward to when they have their chicken and biscuit again because it is fantastic (I get extra gravy)! And they always have fun songs playing in the background :)

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 24, 2016

Have been meaning to go to Buck's for years. So glad we tried it. Onion rings were a crisp and delicious start. I had the softshell crab, which was great, and my husband enjoyed the chicken. Our friends had the fish tacos and scallops, which they also really liked. Our coffee and sundaes made with gelato were delicious. The place is and very laid back. Definitely will return!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Seasonal, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Cozy
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 (Seattle)·Dined on September 23, 2016

Good food and reasonably good service.

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 23, 2016

We eat out a lot and are not easily impressed, but Buck's was a real treat! Everything was delicious, and the steak that I had heard was the best in town lived up to the hype. Excellent all around!

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 17, 2016

Bucks rocks. Always friendly and always delicious.

Tags: Fun, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Bar Seating, Casual
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 17, 2016

Food taste is excellent. Portions were just a bit smaller. Then again, we opted not to have bread.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 17, 2016

Buck's the coolest place in town. Consistently great food, friendly staff, outstanding drinks from Amy and others at the bar.

Tags: Fun, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Organic, Quiet Conversation
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 17, 2016

We had the grilled pork chop and soft shell crabs. The pork chop was actually juicy and very tasty. The sauce on the soft shell crab was amazing but I tasted more sauce than crab. My husband disagreed. The cocktails were great. The servers were friendly and attentive without being intrusive. Overall a great dining experience. .

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on September 17, 2016

We came to visit my son at American University for the first time and take him out with my husband for his 50th, so a special night and thought it would be a fun place to go. However, we got there 10 minutes early before their first seating and the woman who sat us was rude and acted as if we were bothering her and had inconvenienced her and her staff. We almost left at that point but decided to stay and try it. The waiter was friendly and food was fine, but was disappointing to start out what was suppose to be a celebratory night on such a sour note. Never quite shook that feeling. Will not go back.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 16, 2016

My wife and I were very much looking forward to an evening out at the restaurant in our neighborhood, but alas, we were very disappointed. It took something along the lines of 15 minutes before our waitperson showed up, and although she was charming, she forgot to put in our appetizer order, which we didn't learn until maybe another 15 minutes had passed. At that point we also wanted to skip the salad, so we just went ahead and ordered our steak. Sure, it was a very nice steak, but it also took a long time and the evening was so spoiled by then we just took it to go. No one really apologized or tried to make us feel better about out experience even though we tried to let them know. Moreover, I sent an email to Bucks directly that night and haven't heard back three days later. We very much love having good, locally-owned restaurants in our neighborhood, so it was a shame that it was so disappointing.

Tags: Organic, Great for Outdoor Dining, People Watching
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 10, 2016

My family and I eat at Buck's frequently and always enjoy it.

Tags: Seasonal
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