Buck's American Cafe

4.5
58 reviews
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American

Buck's American Cafe strives to serve good food in a comfortable setting. Established in 1986 in the Swalwell historic building in Riverside Square, the decor combines the building's 19th-century bank and later rumored speakeasy past, renovated with a touch of the future. Diners at Buck's American Cafe can enjoy appetizers like the baked brie of steamed Manila clams, or jump right to their meals for roast duck or pork osso bucco.

Buck's American Cafe also offers a small plates menu with choices such as baked eggplant and fish tacos. There is also a Friday and Saturday night menu that includes prime rib and the crab cakes appetizer. Vegans can even join in the fun with a black bean burger, making sure there is an option for everyone in the group.

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DW
Seattle
6 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service! Server was very attentive and made our anniversary celebration very special!

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WW
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Buck's is one of , if not, the best restaurant in Everett!
The staff is fantastic, and for this visit, absolutely fabulous!
The owners are absolutely wonderfully, and it is always an enjoyable experience!
In my opinion, it is always a must go to place!

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C
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The oso buco is always great. I have it each time I go to Bucks. Their other food i excellent too my guests tell me. A fun place to go. Good atmosphere.

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L
Seattle
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous menu with a great variety of choices. All choices were reasonably priced. Our waitress was polite and well attentive. We will be back.

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d
Seattle
17 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 4ambience 3

I would not recommend this restaurant because of the large number of mistakes on our order. I will leave it at that because we felt that once the mistakes were brought to the staff's attention it was remedied. There were extremely nice and helpful. They made it right.

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SC
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

The food and service is excellent! It can get noisy so if that bothers you go early, before the crowd. Desserts are huge so you might want to share. Portion sizes are very good. I've been here for lunch as well as dinner.

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RR
Seattle
1 review
Dined on January 22, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

Buck's is normally fantastic. Tonight the food was good, but not great. However, the service was fantastic.

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PP
1 review
Dined on January 22, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

We love to come here on Monday nights for Half-priced Wine Night. Such a great value!

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OT
1 review
Dined on January 20, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Bucks is a great place for a unique dining experience. An intimate dining area and old world charm.

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LB
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 3ambience 2

I already sent an email regarding the very poor service from the kitchen. We were one of a few tables when we got there so I don't understand what the delay was. It took over 1:15 minutes to get our food and it was cold. It was sent back and just heated up on the same plate (fish and chips!) I left with mine in a to go box because we had a hockey game to go to so I had no dinner. The management took only $25:00 off our bill and $40:00 off the other couple with us that spent a great deal less. Management never bothered to come to our table. We brought the other couple to show them how great we thought the food was. It was very disappointing to have that happen, we have been going there since the 90's. I'm not sure I'll be back. I honestly don't think we should have had to pay at all considering our entire evening was ruined. Our poor server was beside herself and did what she could. All that and we still had an $80.00 bill. Not happy in the least and it was very embarrassing that we recommended to go there to our friends. This was also the first time we went out with this couple.

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SZ
1 review
Dined on January 7, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

Outstanding! I think I've found a new favorite restaurant in Everett. Definitely going back soon.

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TC
Seattle
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I've been to Buck's several times. The service has always been great. The food has never disappointed. This trip I was meeting a friend for lunch. We both ordered the steak salad. It was fantastic and a really good sized portion. We will do this again, soon and often.

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RO
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our waiter Jake was exceptional responding to our requests w speed and positivity. He was exceptionally knowledgeable about the menu and even exchanged a poor drink choice without charge. This was a business meal and Jake followed my billing instructions perfectly. Truly an exceptional experience.

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JD
Seattle
9 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My daughter performs in her dance studios production of The Nutcracker that is held at the PUD building. The last two years my daughter and I have made Bucks our special dinner we have in between shows. Food is always great and service is wonderful.

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CI
Phoenix
12 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great meal. The tilapia was moist, the spinach salad was fresh and the artichoke dip was excellent. Nice servers.

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BS
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

We went to Buck's for our anniversary. It was very nice that they reserved a special table for us for our celebration. We appreciated that. We were very happy that they had one of our favorite wines too - Meiomi pinot noir. My wife ordered the 5 oz top sirloin and I ordered the flank steak. We both had baked potatoes with the works. The top sirloin had a fair amount of fat which is unusual for the cut plus my wife said it didn't have much flavor. I had the flank steak which tasted delicious. Both baked potatoes were a very good size. We will go back but my wife will try something else next time. We enjoyed our time there and the service was exceptional. Any restaurant can have less than optimal meal so we are willing to try them again.

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PF
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 5ambience 1

My wife's birthday and I noted a birthday occasion. Had reservation, seated in back room. In corner next to a large party of 7. Heard every voice from the large party. No ambience at all. Service was fine. Prime rib has an au juice flavor that is on it...terrible. Tough also..med. 8 Oz $25. Pricey. Will not be back...prime rib is bad and very noisy place for an intimate dinner.

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TS
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Food was great. Service was friendly and attentive. Had a great time. would recommend and come again.

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r
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had Chicken Parmigiana. It was the best have ever had.

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VS
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A go-to place for great food and great service. I love spending time with friends over a great meal and catching up on our lives. This place has been in the area for multiple years and it always feels like home.

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C
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was our second time here and it was once again an outstanding experience. We dine out frequently and all too often we are disappointed in the food or service, and sometimes both. Bucks may become our lone choice of restaurants if they continue to amaze us with great food and stellar service!

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MA
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Oh my goodness ... if you go for nothing else but the Peanut Butter Pie it would be worth the trip.
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And I would also mention that their calamari steak is the best I've ever eaten.
The slow cooked pot roast (Friday special) was also excellent - - so tender it fell apart.

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2
Seattle
15 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Buck’s has really improved the quality of their food since the last time we visited. Our server Liz was wonderful. Will definitely be back.

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OT
Seattle
76 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The wedge salad and oso buco ruled! The chicken parm was huge and tasted great. The delux hamburger was good and the fries were the best I've had.

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RS
Seattle
5 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great waiter, and good food! The food was very good, prices were comparable to other restaurants. Staff is very friendly. Will definitely make this a regular dinner choice.

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CF
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were so pleased with our overall experience that I asked to speak with the manager to share our thoughts and feelings. Our server Terrese took excellent care of my wife and I. We look forward to returning soon!

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RO
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a great meal at Bucks! Staff was a bit shorthanded but the bartender stepped in never missing a beat w our drinks

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JE
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

The food is delicious, excellent quality, quantity and taste. Staff, wait people, superb! Stacy our waitress was awesome! Thank you Stacy! Our one and only complaint: even though the entertainment was good it was too loud for us. We were there for a good meal and conversation. Once the music started conversation abruptly ended.
However... we will definitely be back!!
Thank you!!

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AB
1 review
Dined on August 5, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

My husband says they have the best fish and chips ever. Super friendly staff!
My two complaints: very loud ( I have hearing aids and struggled to hear my family over all the noise) and blinding light coming in on West side of restaurant.
The staff closed the door for me (thanks!) but someone reopened the door after only a few minutes. I'm sure that door brought in much needed ventilation.
We will definitely be back

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TM
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went with friends for the first time and we were all very impressed with how delicious the food was! We will definitely come again!!

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OT
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food. Server Jake did an amazing job with explaining the menu and helping a customer who left their card behind.

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OT
1 review
Dined on July 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

When I made the reservation I requested seats near the entertainment if possible. They gave us the best seat in the house! Had a nice dinner with great entertainment at a reasonable cost. We have dined a Buck's twice now and both times have been excellent.

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M
Seattle
13 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

We have been coming to Buck's for many years for the great steaks and Half Priced Wine Night on Mondays!

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RS
Seattle
5 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fun place to go. Great food. Great service. From Levis and T shirt to Coat and tie.

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SG
Cincinnati
11 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding!
We had fish tacos, fish and chips, the burger and a piece of peanut butter pie. All were off the chart good.
Will definitely be back when traveling to Bellingham.

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JL
Seattle
1 review
Dined on May 20, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 5

Been to Bucks many times, this round the service was terrible. We started out with one waiter (female) and then it got switched to a male. Both servers were terrible. Didn't expect this at all from Bucks as my last experiences have been top notch.

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OT
Seattle
1 review
Dined on May 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Mother’s Day

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PW
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

We always enjoy our dinners at Buck's. We make it our reward each time we accumulate 100 miles of jogging so it also works as an incentive for our jogging.

We love the food and the old style ambience...exposed brick walls, lots of wood etc. Much nicer than the Chrome, black Vinyl, concrete and steel that seems so popular now.

I would have given a higher rating for ambience had we not been seated in the back room which feels like an overflow annex. We prefer to be seated in the main restaurant/bar area.

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BW
1 review
Dined on May 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is my Downtown Everett Go-To place for lunch. I've had dinner there a few times too. The food is always phenominal! I've recommended Buck's to many friends!

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NB
Seattle
1 review
Dined on May 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was perfect... Except our party of 4 wase seated in the back room with a large party as the only other people in the room

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