Buck & Honey's - Monona

4.6
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319 Reviews
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$30 and under
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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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4.6based on recent ratings
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4.6
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4.6
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vipFreqFlier
Dallas
21 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was fantastic! This was our first time at the Monona location. Even though they were very busy, the service was impeccable and the food was delicious. Highly recommend this restaurant.

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vipNYStripper
Milwaukee
51 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

A great setting both inside and out. Terrific menu choices and great for. Service from the bar is a tad bit slow, but, our server, Allena, was very good.

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Nerak1051
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Beautiful restaurant right on the Yahara River. The food choices are great and the quality is excellent. You can eat outside, while the weather permits, or inside with very well spaced apart seating. The waitresses all wear masks and gloves. The staff is helpful and pleasant. There is a bar and the restaurant has wonderful desserts.

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Olam50
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience5

For the price of the steak-it was not a good cut and not worth it (Ribeye) - the wine list needs help and it’s WAY overpriced for what you’re offered. But the ambience is nice and the wait staff is top notch. Better off going with appetizer menu - reasonable and delicious

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OpenTable Diner
Milwaukee
3 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall3food1service2ambience5

Cold fish, waitress got our order wrong. Very disappointed as we love buck and honeys. Going to stick in sun prairie I guess

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TeenaN
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall3food1service4ambience5

My mom, sister and I love this place. Sadly, this is the second time in a row we have had a hair in our food. Staff was great and took it back immediately, replaced the entire plate and took it off the bill. But I'm disappointed this has happened on two occasions at this point. Not sure we'll choose it again for our next lunch date. :(

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KenS
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

we were seated early even though our guests had not arrived. Server was very accommodating and patient on all aspects. Excellent food and service.

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Jocko
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food, nice mix of food on the menu, and a spirited waiter who seemed to enjoy his job-also, a nice touch for giving us a delightful treat for our anniversary

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Safletc
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Terrific service and food! We will always return to Buck & Honeys!

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vipLindaR
Chicago
21 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Our server Jimmy was great! All dishes except for the steaks were priced perfectly - those were a bit on the high side. The only reason I rated the food 4 stars vs. 5 was because the kitchen made fish tacos instead of the light bite shrimp tacos, and it didn't get served either time with the extra sauce. Our waiter had to go back for it.

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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Date with my daughter!

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OpenTable Diner
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great dinner and drinks!

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vipPeterL
San Francisco
24 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The meatloaf and fish fry were both outstanding. We felt safe while there and it was reasonably priced.

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Cora
Milwaukee
3 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love it here right by the water!

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vipRR18
Washington DC
20 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall3food2service1ambience4

The appetizers were good, the Sassy Cow cheese curds were the best thing we ate. The sauce on the wings was delicious, but the wings themselves were a little on the disappointing side. My entree was okay, I got one of the flatbread pizzas which I thought would be an easy one. It sadly didn't have much taste. My husband asked for ground beef & jalapenos on his flatbread and our server asked him if he had ever had that topping on pizza before because she had never heard of it. Of course the ground beef was on the menu, listed as a pizza topping. Service was the worst thing about our dinner. Hard to get dishes bused from the table and then we would run out of room. The server seemed like she was done with us about halfway through dinner. The outdoor dining here is amazing and the reason we decided to go. It overlooks the water and is amazing.

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AlqnL
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

ALWAYS GOOD.......................................................................

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cjk3333
Phoenix
3 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a great place to spend my daughter's birthday! Awesome service and food!

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WorldTraveler
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience4

Generally a good place. Made noon time reservations online and requested outdoor shade. We got outdoors sun but couldn’t stay in those seat due to no sunscreen. Disappointed to be told outside is first come first served so we ended up inside. Food was mediocre on this trip.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server truly made our experience. She was wonderful and catered to every need! She interacted with my 2 year old so lovingly and was so sweet to him. Would definitely come back just to have her as a server.

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JackG
1 review
Dined on August 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our wait staff was excellent! And the food was very good as well!

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BrendaK
1 review
Dined on August 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great. We were able to sit outside which was wonderful.a little pricey.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2020
Overall3food2service3ambience4

Love the outside seating at night
They offer a piece of cake for your birthday
However the food was flavorless and not good. I won’t be coming back because of this unless it’s just for expensive drinks and the patio

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WisconsinFan
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As expected, food was perfectly prepared, served in appropriate timing and server was not only informative, but very pleasant and checked on us a couple of times. It was a wonderful experience and we will return over and over.

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Madisonvisitor
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the patio dining at Buck and Honey's. The service was exceptional! The food was plentiful and a good value.

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vipHHIBird
Charleston
12 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Checked in with host and agreed to 15 minute wait for outdoor seating. Went back after 25 minutes and they had not entered our request. Hmmmm. Quickly seated at outdoor hi top with great water view. My wife got salmon which was great. I got grilled shrimp tacos which were bland. No seasoning on shrimp. Roasted Brussels sprouts were great.

Overall good but with some snags. B&Hs does a good job and is better than it needs to be with the rare Madison waterfront setting.

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DanO
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The drinks were awesome, my chicken was slightly overcooked, but delicious. My wife’s scallops were slightly undercooked. Our server was perfect, which was reflected in her tip. Overall it was a very good dining experience.

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SandraK
1 review
Dined on August 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food. I would recommend the bacon wrapped dates on their appetizer menu. Delicious. Walleye had a light batter and pan fried to perfection. Our server (I think Katie) was the best.

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SusanA
Houston
1 review
Dined on August 2, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Love their pizza. Alway prefer pizza in a sit down restaurant with a nice cold beer. They fit the bill.

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GoodFood
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Beautiful outdoor dining, great food and great drinks!

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Lolly
Milwaukee
2 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Good food, decent prices, great outdoor dining during COVID. The staff are very friendly!

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RyanB
Milwaukee
3 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2020
Overall3food5service3ambience4

We ordered an app and asked a couple times for it but it was brought out with our meal so we sent it back. It was deducted from our meal but would have liked to have had it before meal. Also had to ask a couple times for my beer and then another couple times for a cold glass.
The food was great and the waitress was very nice. The rest of the experience was as expected.

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PatriciaL
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2020
Overall2food4service3ambience1

They put us on the lower level patio and the only table without an umbrella. Our reservation was for 6:00, we were seated at 7:00.
Very young staff and not very restaurant orientated. Need a mgr working.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Doing a great job with Covid protocols, service food, and you can't beat the location/ambiance being right on the channel!

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judym
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved our experiences in Sun Prairie, so we were delighted to see one open closer to home. We’ve enjoyed the Monona location a dozen times since it opened.

We are so very happy to have had a great lunch experience “ a- la-covid careful”! great food, excellent hospitality- rewarded with a 100% tip to our server!
Mahalo!

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viptravelpuppy
Milwaukee
68 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food great service, great view, great drinks.

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KristinP
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect dining experience, from the service to the amazing food. The B and H sampler is my favorite thing.

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Joan
Milwaukee
3 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Nice atmosphere -- inside and outside. Thorough adherence to CDC guidelines for social distancing and cleanliness. The brandy old fashioned seemed a little weaker than during a previous visit. Firecracker shrimp were good; baked cod was good. Service was attentive.

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Kmac
Milwaukee
14 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Not all employees wore their masks properly. I had to ask a man clearing a table to put his on.

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TomC
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Food and drinks were excellent! Some of the best jambalaya in the area. Walleye was a hit. The appetizer was interesting and tasty (Thai lettuce wraps). Our waitress was personable, smart and attentive without being intrusive. Management staff were very helpful in assisting our friends make arrangements for a small wedding party the following day. Nice touch!

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vipJohnny
Washington DC
17 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

What a wonderful surprise visiting Madison, nice drive around the lake. Great food, service and well, the view was teaming with outdoor activity. What a location!

FAQs

Buck & Honey's - Monona does offer delivery in partnership with Toast.

Buck & Honey's - Monona is rated 4.6 stars by 319 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.