Buck & Honey's - Monona

4.5
531 Reviews
$30 and under
Contemporary American
At Buck & Honey’s, we've taken great care to ensure your first visit makes you feel like you're stopping by an old friend's. We're locally owned and offer a wide variety of traditional fare made from scratch with only the freshest available ingredients.… Great pastas, tender steaks, fresh entree salads, unique specialty sandwiches, critically acclaimed Friday fish fry and our deliciously crispy thin crust pizzas round out our offerings. Check out the extensive wine list, craft cocktails and beer selections. Join us for live entertainment and special events. Located on the Yahara River in Monona, featuring 23 boat slips for boat parking and dock side carry out.

Summer months include patio seating, that is first come first serve, and non-reservable.
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CathyG
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I booked our reservation online with a preference to sit outside and received a notice that seating on the patio would be in a first come/first serve basis so we were not able to take advantage of outdoor dining. That was the only disappointment.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Recommended for fish fry. It was great! They had Bluegill! Service was super friendly.

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vipMadison
Milwaukee
71 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Excellent service, great vibe and very clean. The food was very good and all 6 us enjoyed our selections. The patio was lovely, although it could have been a little bit warmer.

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5152608
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always Fantastic
Great service
My favorite place in madison

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Mike
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A great find - the outdoor patio overlooks a channel and it was fun to see boats going by while we dined and drank. Good all the way around!

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vipaugustb
Milwaukee
26 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience4

Really great food and wine. Perfect for out-of-town guests.

Service is suffering like any other restaurant at the moment.

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GaryS
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We like coming to Buck and Honeys. We planned to eat on the upper outdoor patio . A band was set up close our table and the loud music forced us to an inside table . Always great service and good food .. that outside loud music may need to be reconsidered.

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FirstTime
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The only thing was that the meal came too quickly. We felt a bit rushed.

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CarolF
Milwaukee
4 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

The food came quickly after a long gap between being seated and getting water to ordering our food. Don't know if this is because they are understaffed or not. The food, as always, was very good.

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LindaM
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

The food was outstanding and the old fashioned was top notch.

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StephanieA
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious and our server was amazing!

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Gherke
Milwaukee
7 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We met friends last night and had the good fortune to set outside by the fire. Lovely! Our server was great and we really enjoyed the food. I had the salmon cobb salad, my friends had the jumbalaya, the Thai chicken lettuce wrap and french onion soup. All was delicious. When we are able to sit inside we would love to do so. The interior is very warm and inviting.

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Presclub
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Excellent variety of food choices. Chose Jambalaya and was very pleased (but be careful if you are used to a bland taste in Jamabalaya ... this one has a bit of a kick!) Specialy cocktails, martini's, were a bit on the small side for the price point.

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PhilH
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the salmon salad

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Null
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is a great place to come for a very good lunch or dinner. We made a last minute decision to come and were able to make reservations for an early dinner at 5:00. It was perfect since food was delicious and we were able to take home some leftovers. We like the variety on the menu and it is always good. It is also very convenient for us - only 1/2 mile from the Monona location.

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Sara
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service drinks and food!

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AnneP
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We met out of state friends there and sat on the patio. They commented several times about how much they liked the restaurant...we already knew it was great!

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JGW3945
Milwaukee
14 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great spot outside and our server was excellent.

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JonS
Milwaukee
3 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2021
Overall2food3service3ambience4

We had great news for our family. Wanted to celebrate

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LisaV
Milwaukee
2 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Went here for our wedding anniversary because we were looking for somewhere we had not visited. Great ambiance, good drinks, good food. Bartenders OK (attentiveness issues), our waitress was outstanding!

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KCSHC
St. Louis
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience5

We totally understand that the service industry has taken a huge hit in finding employees. With that said, the wait staff was friendly, but there seems to be lacking a system of organization. Tables seated after were waited upon first. Long time to bring drink as it was paired with other table orders. We are smitten with Buck and Honey's and hope that management can amp up training.

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OpenTable Diner
Indiana
9 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and nice for any occasion
Drinks were different and good

OT
OpenTable Diner
Milwaukee
5 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We met friends there for lunch & had a table outside. It was a beautiful day and the food was great. Two of us had sandwiches and two of us had salads.

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Molly
Milwaukee
27 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Priscilla was amazing! She fixed a problem with our meal. Great customer service and all despite being super busy. We are in the neighborhood and will definitely be back.

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Patrick
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really awesome restaurant, the outdoor seating overlooking the Yahara was incredible!

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MichaelH
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were greeted warmly upon arrival. Had mad reservations, but outdoor seating was available and decided to sit outside. Derrick was our server and was friendly and polite. He took our drink order, then came back quickly. The food was great. Pricing is moderate.

One suggestion: When serving the outside tables, make sure to provide coasters or bar napkins. The sweating glasses end up dripping all over the patrons, A good training opportunity.

Flat screen TVs for the outdoor seating would be a great addition.

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OpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
3 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love this restaurant! The bang bang shrimp tacos are a must and the veggie centricity is my go to "healthy" option. The bang bang Shrimp appetizer is good too and the cheese Curds are delish. Can't go wrong with their menu!

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papertiger67
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on August 5, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Took my parents here for lunch. All 3 of us were pleased with our lunch. All 3 desserts were quite tasty as well. I will definitely be going back soon! Very clean, very good service and the back bar is really cool.

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Disappointed
Milwaukee
2 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brought my in-laws here last night from Ohio and they loved it!! Our server was Veronica and she was incredible from start to end. Always a pleasure

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vipDanielB
Milwaukee
14 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Beautiful outdoor sheeting.

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AllisonU
1 review
Dined on August 2, 2021
Overall2food1service2ambience2

Food was bland, dried out and clearly sat under a heat lamp for far too long before making it's way to the table. The noise level made it nearly impossible to have a conversation with someone sitting just across from you.

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PeggyA
1 review
Dined on August 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A memorable birthday celebration - great service and food.

DJ
vipDavidJ
Milwaukee
2 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great server. Always a pleasure to dine at any B&H location!

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AllisonE
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was fantastic! Highly recommend the cheese curds and stuffed chicken breast.

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Sue28
Milwaukee
8 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Very very busy which is expected on a sat summer night. Really noisy due to all the people but then the music seemed to be too loud to compensate for the crowd. We never got our drinks so when we got our food we told the waiter. We got them half way through the meal. Food was delicious!! Like many other restaurants these days it seemed like there wasn’t enough staff.

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KCMadison
Milwaukee
3 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Usually live to come here, but this time it was not enjoyable.
Table server was excellent but food and Hostess both left a bad taste…

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OpenTable Diner
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on July 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We sat outside and it was a beautiful night. There was live music, making the atmosphere so much fun. Food, drinks and service were all great.

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AllenT
Milwaukee
11 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Place was full & buzzing. Staff was great & hustling. Excellent menu, food & service. Given a great table riverside. Madison is a restaurant rich area. This one we will return to for sure!

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JanW
Milwaukee
7 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice facility. We have been there numerous times.
Weather permitting the outdoor area is excellent. Service was good. I had the chicken salad on a croissant with fruit. Excellent. Also had a martini and dessert. Very relaxing. No rush. Highly recommend.

JG
JaneG
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great food and service. Will be back again and again.

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