Buck's American Cafe

4.5
120 Reviews
$31 to $50
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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4.6
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vipMistyMay
London
8 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience4

I wasn't as thrilled with the food as I was the first time we went there, about a year ago. Our waitress was friendly but not as knowledgeable about the menu and specials as I would have liked. Cool old building but the ladies restroom could use some spiffing up and the big fish in the dining room obviously hadn't been dusted for a while.

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vipNiMo
Phoenix
52 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Osso bucco is fabulous!

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vipWewiit
Seattle
19 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best ambiance, service and food for a nice relaxing Sunday breakfast. Great place to go for any occasion or no occasion at all!

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SandyC
Seattle
7 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Always a great meal and great service

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
6 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place. The servers are very nice. Food was excellent. I've never had a bad experience. And, they never complain, when I add ketchup on my Ribeye.

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MichelleS
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great food specials !

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vipNorthernCADiner
Minneapolis
27 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great staff. Fun dinner. Great music. Returning tonight with friends

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Buck’s is the perfect get together place! It’s got a warm, cozy, classy atmosphere and staff are always friendly. I love how they don’t hover but make sure all your needs are met. I never feel rushed. Best of all, they make a great martini!!!!

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cmjeffords
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place: cozy, friendly, quiet, and great food and service!

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Andyd
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The prime rib and the hot seafood salad were both exquisite. My mouth waters again thinking about it.

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Trabec
Seattle
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We celebrated my birthday at Bucks. Food was good. service was excellent.

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ChaseS
Amarillo
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for lunch on me and my wives 2nd anniversary this past Monday. Good food, better service.

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SoPasDiner
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was excellent

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DonN
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful place for dinner. Our reserved table was ready to go when we arrived and the service and food was top notch.

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall1food2service1ambience1

Our waitress, Stacy was nonexistent. Waited a long time to order and a long time to pay our bill. Very disappointing dinning experience.

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WendyButterscotch
Seattle
20 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great spot! Solid food. Great service. Good location.

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vipNiMo
Phoenix
52 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I met friends for brunch. The place has a very nice atmosphere and Jake, our server, was very attentive. I ordered the salmon cakes and eggs. Delicious!
I recommend Buck’s as a place where food, conversation and good times belong together.

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SusanG
Salt Lake City
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great food and service! We will definitely come back again when we are in the area.

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vipTamara
Seattle
17 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love coming to Buck’s. The food is always so fresh and tasty. Perfect for any occasion.

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PhilandWendy
Seattle
5 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Buck's is one of those places we keep returning to and are never disappointed.
Unlike so many establishments these days they have avoided the trend of destroying the charm and ambience. Plenty of rich grained wood, exposed brick walls and traditional warmth. NOT the boring black and gray interiors with black vinyl chrome plated furniture that seem to be in vogue.
Good menu choices, well prepared, delivered by cheerful, knowledgeable servers.
Good craft beer selection.

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Cory
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

After dining at Bucks I truly understand why it has been so challenging to secure a reservation! The food was wonderful and the service spot on. We can’t wait until our next opportunity to spend an evening there. A special thanks to Jasper for taking such good care of us!

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Roseanne
1 review
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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Cajsa
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

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

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NancyR
Seattle
1 review
Dined on June 30, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

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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Planetgoodfood
Seattle
11 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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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WestonA
1 review
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall2food2service3ambience2

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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LindaT
Portland
30 reviews
Dined on June 24, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

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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BarbaraL
1 review
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

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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CrystalB
Seattle
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

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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SandyC
Seattle
8 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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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rbday
Seattle
6 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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LSinvestig8r
Seattle
16 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Perfect pre-Storm game meal!

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DavidB
Seattle
1 review
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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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Mukilteowow
Las Vegas
4 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

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

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DanielleB
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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OpenTable Diner
Salt Lake City
3 reviews
Dined on May 13, 2019
Overall2food2service4ambience4

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

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KatrenaB
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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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vipOpenTable Diner
Seattle
5 reviews
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food & Service as usual😀

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LisaG
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
6 reviews
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meal and service

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Buck's American Cafe is rated 4.5 stars by 120 OpenTable diners.