Buck's American Cafe

4.5
99 reviews
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$31 to $50
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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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R
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, service, atmosphere. Would return in a heartbeat.

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C
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Great food, friendly staff. Easy to get to. Eat there often.

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NR
Seattle
1 review
Dined on June 30, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Great homey food. I love the fish tacos and hot seafood salad and my husband went crazy over the ribs. Wines are very good and service is friendly and attentive.

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P
Seattle
5 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We received very friendly service. The salmon was delicious & my husband really enjoyed his hot seafood salad. We return to Bucks especially when we have out of town guests to show them an excellent local restaurant.

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WA
1 review
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 2

The online menu they have is a fake, the menu inside the restaurant is different then the online menu. I wanted the blue plate special (pot roast) on Friday night.

I ask the waiter who has only worked there for 2 days and he did not even know there was a online menu. The baked potato with chives, butter and bacon I order had all the ingredients in separate this plastic cups with a unseasoned empty baked potato waiting to "do it myself".

The raspberry lemonades we ordered did not taste that good and I had to order flank steak instead because they had no pot roast. I though the flank steak was OK but my mom who is a master of making flank steak at home can make a better flank steak then them for less then the 82 dollars it cost us for 2 people.

Discovering that what a restaurant menu has to order is completely different from what you though they had is a major turn off for me so my mom and I have no plans to go ever go back there!

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LT
Portland
28 reviews
Dined on June 24, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved this place even though it's not downtown! Took us a while to walk there from where we stayed. Safe and good for us, though. Lovely staff, very nice menu. Baby back ribs were great; steak salad very good too. The veggie=pasta entree was a hit with our guest. Nice wine list of many glasses as well as bottles. We will absolutely go back. A special place.

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BL
1 review
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Our waiter was excellent & most of the food was, as well. The only criticism is that our halibut was a bit over-cooked. It was dry & the lemon herb butter ran right off into the rice below, not moistening or flavoring the fish.

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CB
Seattle
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

The wait staff was great! We initially got seated next to a family that was loud and obnoxious. One of the family members was sitting at his table right next to us talking very loudly and aggressively on his cell phone. Then at one point he put his cell phone on speaker while he was waiting for someone to answer. They were also repeatedly arguing over who had the baby's pacifier. When I asked our waitress if we could be moved there was no hesitation or questions asked. We were moved to a better seat and our service continued seamlessly. Thank you!!!!

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SC
Seattle
6 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We discovered Buck's when we couldn't get into another restaurant and decided to stop in since we pass it all the time. It has become one of our favorite restaurants. Great food, friendly staff and great food. We've never been disappointed.

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r
Seattle
5 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was great, servers were cheerful and I loved all the wood and lively conversation.

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LS
Seattle
14 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Perfect pre-Storm game meal!

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DB
Seattle
1 review
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful Service and food! Our second time to go to Bucks and it’s on our list of favorite area restaurants!

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M
Las Vegas
4 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Our food was great - wait staff was very friendly. We will return for sure.

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DB
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food! Great time! We loved the atmosphere and salmon and steak was incredible!

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OT
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on May 13, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 4

Ordered the Reuben sandwich, it was terrible. Corn beef dry, couldn't taste any cheese and not very much sauerkraut.

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KB
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love Bucks, usually head over for brunch after Church and thought it would be a good place to bring the family for Mothers Day. Everyone enjoyed their time, the staff was attentive and the food was phenomenal (as usual). This may very well be the family's new regular spot.

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OT
Seattle
5 reviews
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food & Service as usual😀

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LG
1 review
Dined on May 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The attention to every detail at Buck’s is what makes it a perfect spot for a night out or an anniversary dinner. Thanks for making it a special night.

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OT
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great meal and service

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BT
Seattle
37 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

A Happy - Happy Hour in downtown Everett. My wife and I tried to find a half-way place to meat/eat with friends from Stanwood area and a relative recommended Buck's...so off we went, catching the tail end of the happy hour at this corner restaurant. Neat old bank building, table for 4 in back of room, on elevated area. Very fairly priced food and beverage, quick, friendly service, easy street parking (free). The pea/ham soup was outstanding...over-all very good. I'd stay outstanding for all categories but that review level is for a place that takes your breath away. A solid, well-run tavern/restaurant. Will return and highly recommend.

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VH
1 review
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

My friends always enjoy the food at Buck's but the Easter brunch was disappointing. The crab cakes eggs Benedict were wet (I think from the tomato slice) and the crab was not fresh and a very grey color. Wasn't very tasty, either. My friend enjoyed her corned beef hash, and my husband found the American breakfast just OK. I think we'll stick to Buck's for lunch from now on.

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T
1 review
Dined on April 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Third time going. First time reservation. Very easy online to do! The food is excellent, as always. So good. The staff is knowledgeable and friendly. I definitely will return.

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J
Seattle
10 reviews
Dined on April 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We experienced the brunch menu for the first time and it was terrific ! This place is a gem! I always have great meals here.

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TR
Las Vegas
9 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Enjoyed dinner at Buck's--EXCEPT that two of our party ordered duck which no one told us took 45 minutes to cook, nor was it stated on the menu. We had a deadline, so by the time the food came, we had to wolf it down. And then they forgot 1 meal entirely--chicken parm--so that came even later. The food was really quite good and the service was fine--except for not getting food!

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GP
Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Nice hidden in plain sight surprise. Will return again.
Great place to bring friends or host a special event.

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NO
1 review
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was our second time going to BUCKS. We had made reservations and were immediately seated on our arrival. My niece and her husband ordered Stuffed Mushrooms for an appetizer. They arrived in a timely manner. My wife and I did not try the appetizer since breaded, but it looked great. My niece said they were delicious. My wife and I had been doing the KETO diet and they had numerous KETO friendly dishes. The waitress had offered to alter any dishes. We decided on the Seafood Salad. My niece and her husband decided on the Prime Rib and the Halibut on zucchini noodles. All meals arrived at the same time and were all hot and cooked to order. Steak came as ordered Medium Rare. Our clams and shrimp on our salads were perfect, not overcooked or rubbery. Table was cleared without interrupting our conversation. We did not feel rushed to leave do to the increase in door traffic on a Friday night. It was a great night out at BUCKS. 5 STARS!

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LS
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 3

Relatively quiet so good for having a conversation. Excellent service, prompt and not interruptive of conversation. Food was fine. Nothing out of the ordinary. I had pear salad and scallop/prawn skewer which was tasty and my friend had fish tacos which she enjoyed. We went before a play and were able to be seated, order and eat and arrive just in time.

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PD
1 review
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Buck's American Cafe is our favorite place to celebrate any occasion. As a recent 'refugee' from Northern California to the Great Northwest, I am delighted to find a place that I can feel at home in and have a really good meal. My favorite eatery was Buckhorn Steakhouse in Winters CA, I found Buck's American Cafe in Everett WA To be even better! My significant other and I will continue to make Buck's a favorite place to celebrate any special occasions and more!

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CL
1 review
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had the artichoke dip, seafood salad, rib eye steak, and pork shrank. Overall the food were all well prepared to the right perfection. I would definitely visit again -the service was prompt and the waitress was upbeat and happy! I enjoy my first visit to Buck’s American Cafe!

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TS
Seattle
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Service was at least adequate
Very disappointed in the prime rib
Not like are premioos visisits
Overall very disappointing

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BM
Seattle
6 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Good food, good service, good atmosphere, had a good business meeting there, felt comfortable taking business, had a tasty meal and an enjoyable time.

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OT
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

Fast and friendly service - food was very good

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KK
1 review
Dined on March 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I had made a reservation, we were seated promptly by a very welcoming young lady. Our server, Jake, was friendly, fun, energetic, and very attentive....but not to the point of hovering. The food was outstanding. Compliments to the kitchen staff!! My parents who were visiting from our of state, enjoyed the food and the feel of Buck's. The old original bare brick, and vintage bank vault door etc....a really neat building. I will definitely be returning.

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KB
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Server was friendly and very helpful. Cozy feel and excellent food.

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IS
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful experience...Loved it!!! Great staff and food, perfect ambience...

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E
Seattle
7 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

service not enthusiastic and order not cooked as requested. My guests enjoyed the meat ball sliders

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NL
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was delicious! It speaks for itself and the waiter was prompt and we got our food relatively quick.

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BM
Seattle
17 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It’s always a pleasant dining experience. Food and service is great. Just a Comfy Cosy place to go.

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MT
Seattle
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Very busy and noisy but worth the visit. Staff are very friendly and the food has a nice variety and good to great taste.

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our experience at Bucks was very nice. Our server was pleasant, the food was great and they had gluten free buns for our grandson. We ordered the crab cakes and Panko fish and chips. Very good! This was our first visit and we'll definitely return. Reservations a must.

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