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Buck & Honey's - Waunakee, Waunakee, WI

Buck & Honey's - Waunakee

4.5
4.5
459 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.

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2 people

7:30 PM


Booked 6 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Contemporary American, American
  • Hours of operation
    Lunch Mon–Fri 11:00 am–4:00 pm Brunch Sat, Sun 11:00 am–3:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu 4:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri 4:00 pm–10:00 pm Sat 3:00 pm–10:00 pm Sun 3:00 pm–9:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (608) 999-4560
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Neighborhood
    Waunakee
  • Parking details
    None
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, View, Wine

What 459 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Madison

    Good for groups

  • Madison

    Healthy

  • Madison

    Neighborhood gem

  • Madison

    Great for outdoor dining

459 Reviews
  1. Maddiner

    Milwaukee

    11 reviews

    3.0

    11 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Just okay. Not as good as Sun Prairie. Noisy. Food was just average. I use a walker. Tables were too close together to move between them. Our waiter was very good.

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  2. ThankFullyFour

    Chicago

    7 reviews

    3.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on March 29, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    The staff were great. The food was just so so. Silly as it sounds, I was looking forward to the brussel sprouts as I’ve had them there on many occasions. This time they were under seasoned and not as crisp as I love. The scallops were also a bit on the undercooked and under seasoned side. Unfortunate and quite expensive off night.

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 22, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Sat in the bar to watch basketball and great service and amazing food as always!

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  4. rocker

    Chicago

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 25, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything was amazing 👏 service was speedy. The scallops were total perfection 🥰

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  5. ASClaire

    Milwaukee

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 22, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    The food is always fantastic, regardless of menu item! We often carry out, so have limited experiences dining in. We went with friends on a Wednesday evening in February; I'm glad we had reservations because the place was full! Tables are comfortable; we could enjoy conversation: noise level low enough that we could hear each other across the table yet didn't feel like neighboring diners were so close they were part of the conversation. Portions are generous, served hot, and very flavorful; this time we had scallops, waygu burger and mahi at our table. Given how busy it was, service was good. Waitstaff patiently gave us extra time to decide on menu; although after first check-in, didn't come back for at least 20 minutes so we had to flag her down. She did check in once after our meals arrived. Bills were delivered courteously and promptly after we were finished. We find Buck & Honeys hard to beat for a variety of great food in the Madison and surrounding areas.

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  6. jenniferw

    Milwaukee

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Made reservations online, seated as soon as we got there. Food and service were excellent. Definitely recommend.

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  7. Steven

    Milwaukee

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Yes---we were there for Valentines Day. A little mad there was a special Valentines menu with some of same items but prices jacked up. The food was great as usual. Service was good to but maybe a little slow checking on us. I might have had a second drink but when she gets back we have our food all ready. We love your restaurant but didnt like prices getting raised. If maybe different menu choices for higher prices okay. But same stuff we always get just raised cause of the night.

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    Tampa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We met for a gals luncheon. We were seated right on time. The food and cocktails were awesome. The server was very professional. We will definitely be going back.

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  9. Samkh

    Milwaukee

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Went there first time for my birthday with my family, it was a great experience over all. Everything was amazing from food, ambience to the servers! Would definitely go back again

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  10. CherylH

    Chicago

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 4, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    We had a lovely evening in a lovely atmosphere with delicious food and a delightful server. Our meals were all very good. We were very glad we had made reservations - as it was very busy. That meant that it was a little loud where we were seated... and we will ask for a quieter area next time we go - and there will definitely be a next time!

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  11. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A wonderful ladies night and great dinner. Appreciate everything!

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  12. VickiS

    Milwaukee

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 30, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We brought a friend from out of town to dinner and wanted to pick somewhere that was totally new to him. He enjoyed the ambience and the food and we were glad that we picked B&H's.

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  13. KarrieS

    Minneapolis

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Grace was our server and she is amazing! We felt so supported and welcomed! She was busy and still checked in on us many times!

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  14. neilt

    Milwaukee

    37 reviews

    4.0

    37 reviews

    Dined on January 24, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    There were a couple of missteps and a couple of bright spots. Appetizers - The mussels were very tasty. I was provided neither a seafood fork nor a plate for the shells. The cheese puffs were tasty, but a bit dry. The Caesar salad was excellent. Mains - The chicken parm sandwich and the veggie gnocchi were both very good. The short-rib grilled cheese was a big disappointment. The meat had huge hunks of fat on it that were quite unappetizing. The desserts were very good. I could eat that bread pudding every day.

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  15. MandyB

    Milwaukee

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 21, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Enjoyed lunch on Sunday, January 21st for the beginning of Madison Restaurant Week with my cousin. It was the first visit for both of us at the Waunakee location, but we have ate at other Buck & Honeys. Keeping in mind that we ordered from the special event menu, my only minor complaints were these: 1) our appetizers were lukewarm at best, but the flavors in the Bacon Gruyere Cheese Puffs were outstanding! and 2) the Bread Pudding was extremely dense and the ONLY flavor profile you could taste was the bourbon sauce that drenched the bread pudding and was overpowering in our opinion. Overall it was a lovely like all Buck & Honeys with exceptional service.

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  16. KellyM

    Milwaukee

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Staff Is amazing. Everyone seems to be helping everyone else and they work as a great team.

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  17. Kmac

    Milwaukee

    23 reviews

    1.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on January 19, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 2
    Ordered the Friday fish special and it was not good at all. Cole slaw was bland and the fish was extremely greasy. Even the cheesy potatoes were too salty to finish. The roll was really tasty but the rest of the meal was bad.

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  18. LaurieF

    Milwaukee

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Service was excellent and it was a delicious lunch!

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  19. ConnieJ

    Milwaukee

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our table of four all had great meals. The service was outstanding just like the food.

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  20. SheurY

    Milwaukee

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 9, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    The meal was ok. Individual item was delicious on the plate, but the combination didn't work for me. My husband had beef roast, the meal came with the roast over fries and side of cold cheese cubed. The beef roast was flavorful and who wouldn't enjoy it over fries. The cheese side wasn't necessary, maybe if it was served warm. My son had pork with the squash ravioli. The pork was good and the ravioli was good, but served together didn't taste good. The ravioli was too sweet for the dish. I like a little sweet and salty, but I thought the sweetness overpowered the dish. I had the three beef filet, mushroom risotto, and asparagus. That dish was good and safe.

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  21. JudithF

    Milwaukee

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our new favorite place! We have loved the Buck & Honey’s in Monona, and now we love this location too!

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  22. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on January 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Loved the Shrimp Scampi special!! Great night to dine at B & H in Waunakee! Loved the atmosphere, food and wonderful service! Thank you Bri!

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  23. EliK

    Milwaukee

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    Our $52.00 ribeye was tough, chewy and not flavorful. It was barley the quality of a basic flank steak. It was ordered medium rare and it ranged from rare to well done due to the thin and inconsistent thickness of the cut. A quality steak would be a 1" thickness, ours ranged from 1/4" to 3/4" at the most. The gumbo we ordered was decent but not amazing for $32.00. The jumbo pour of wine we ordered seemed like a regular pour to me and and I do not understand this new trend of serving red wine cold. It just seems to disguise the fact that you are getting a below average quality wine. Generally disappointing.

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  24. SaraW

    Hawaii

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 31, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was mediocre for the price. Butter on the steak melted all over and made the sides greasy. Mushroom risotto was cold and steak under cooked. Ordered medium it was more rare.

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  25. scotts

    Milwaukee

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food Friendly service. Great atmosphere. Fun bar staff

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  26. annz

    Milwaukee

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 29, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Chance was the best waiter and the "host" at front was great as well.

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  27. SkipP

    Milwaukee

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 27, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    This was Birthday celebration for my wife. Service was horrible, food was good... We go to the Monona, Buck and Honey quite a bit, never have been disappointed there. Probably won't be back to Waunakee...

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  28. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    17 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on December 22, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 2
    Loved the service and food but was a bit pricey and very loud tonight

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  29. Foodlovers

    Milwaukee

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 20, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Had to honestly say the beef stroganoff was almost inedible. I opted to not complain, but ate some of my friends pizza instead. Wrong choice for sure. Tough meat, hard to chew.

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  30. JoeV

    Milwaukee

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 17, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    It was good food wise. However the service was not so good. ATLEAST 10 minutes before we got waters, another 10 minutes before we ordered drinks, another 10 minutes before we received those drinks, got our food, it was good, then ANOTHER 15 minutes before we got our to go boxes then another 10 minutes before we got the check! We sat for nearly 25 minutes before we could even leave the place.

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  31. JulieR

    Milwaukee

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 17, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Had reservations on a Saturday night at 6:00...good thing we did, the place was busy...very good food and service...the drinks took a bit before we were served otherwise it was a wonderful night!

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  32. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 13, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    The food was good but pricey for what it was. Cocktails were outstanding! Comfortable and stylish decor.

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  33. KokoeD

    Milwaukee

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 10, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My family and I love to eat at B&H. It’s my kids favorite place to eat . It’s kid friendly and we love how all meals including kids are plated. The food is great and the service is impeccable.

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  34. LynI

    Milwaukee

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 9, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The scallop and berry salad was outstanding. Refreshing and filling. Pricey (I'm sure due to scallops), but I'd order it again.

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  35. RobertaB

    Milwaukee

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 9, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Overall, a good dining experience. Really appreciated our server who ran our boxed up leftovers out to us before we droveoff. We had forgotten to take the box.

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  36. OpenTable Diner

    Milwaukee

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 4, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was excellent--initial service was slow but once order taken, no issue with slowness. I am old and noise was a slight irritant but nothing I could not put up with. Very nice touch in recognizing my daughter's birthday. Recommend this restaurant and will return.

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  37. MikeT

    Milwaukee

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 2, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Very attentive staff. The food was terrific. Will definitely come again.

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  38. Nick

    Milwaukee

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 28, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Drinks were mixed very well. Jambalaya was nice and spicy. Overall a very satisfying evening.

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  39. Stick

    Nashville

    7 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on November 26, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Hostess was the BEST! very professional and welcoming

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  40. Ungah

    Milwaukee

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 26, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We have eaten at this restaurant a handful of times and the food and service is always very consistent.

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FAQs

Buck & Honey's - Waunakee is rated 4.5 stars by 459 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:30 PM


Booked 6 times today
Google Map for Buck & Honey's - Waunakee

1370 Water Wheel Dr, Waunakee, WI 53597-8959

Additional information

  • Neighborhood
    Waunakee
  • Hours of operation
    Lunch Mon–Fri 11:00 am–4:00 pm Brunch Sat, Sun 11:00 am–3:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu 4:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri 4:00 pm–10:00 pm Sat 3:00 pm–10:00 pm Sun 3:00 pm–9:00 pm
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Contemporary American, American
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking details
    None
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, View, Wine
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