The Buck Hotel
The Buck Hotel is a converted restaurant that is extremely versatile in the options it offers patrons. Here, there are three distinct dining areas guests can choose from. The first is a spacious covered deck that is ideal for when the weather is nice. The second is the tavern, which fits the ideal sports bar atmosphere. This is where guests should go if they want to grab a quick bite, drink a cold beer and listen to a live band. The main dining area at The Buck Hotel is known as Fireside, and is the main dining area that significantly more elegant and is best for a intimate date night.
Had the broiled shrimp stuffed with crab Imperial. It was very good but the sides (asparagus and fried eggplant) were not cooked properly, almost raw. Snapper soup was excellent and clams on the half shell were good. Oysters on the half shell were small. Overall price was rather hefty.
Nothing special. Kinda disappointed
Everything was wonderful, from our seating to our food.
Great experience. Drinks were somewhat overpriced for a lunch menu.
Food was very good. Large menu.
Excellent Food. The Clams Casino are top notch! The Bowls are new to the menu so I had the tuna bowl with peanut sauce which was really good. Clams in white sauce was also A+.
Very good seafood. Reasonably priced in a nice atmosphere. Lively bar with entertainment.
Overall a very good meal.
We ordered the chicken parm and it was tough, and the vodka rigatoni was just alright as well
Food bad and expensive. Decor old and smelled like it. Wine out of a jug for 11.00 a glass . You can do better
Amazingggggg service! Delicious food! My favorite place!!!!
Service was ok, but food had no taste and the seafood was some of the worst I’ve ever had. The waffles and ice cream was good.
We had a great Father’s Day brunch! Good variety of items to choose from.
First time trying the Buck Hotel for Sunday Brunch. Our buffet was excellent, offering a wide selection of appetizers, entrees and desserts. All of the food was fresh, well-prepared and delicious. The price per person may seem a bit high, but we definitely got our money's worth so we considered it very reasonable. The dining room was lovely, welcoming and well appointed.
We will definitely be going back again, as brunch is one of our favorite dining out experiences. The Buck Hotel is now one of our favorites!
Excellent service and food was perfect! Would recommend to anyone!
We had a wonderful server. She made our visit great.
Excellent as always
Our server was excellent. I'm sorry, I forgot her name.
Made the reservation expecting the Sunday brunch buffet, was informed by the staff the buffet is only served during holidays. Still the food was very good and the staff very attentive.
yes best waitress in the world
best waitress in the world
best waitress in the world
Wish they had more specials to choose from and a low sodium meal options. Everything was a lacartel. Nice if my salad was included in my meal.
We have been patrons of Ruhling’s way back when they were located on Rising Sun Avenue and have dined at The Buck many times since the original Ruhling’s closed. The food at The Buck is good but some items are way too expensive. The broiled seafood combination was $54.00 so we stuck with Crab cakes and flounder. The crab cakes were not as good as previously. It seems like there is more filler and less lump crab. The noise from the adjacent bar creates a less than pleasant experience in the dining area.
We went to celebrate my wife’s birthday. I had the Manhattan Calm Chowder and the tuna, blackened. The chowder was kind of sweet and the main flavor was tomato rather than clam broth. It was better after adding some salt and cayenne I got from the kitchen to bring out some of the flavors that were hidden by the tomato. The blackening was a seasoning I have never tasted before. It had no spice to it at all, and had a strange aftertaste. I both prepare blackened fish and chicken frequently and order it in restaurants, and this was unusual (and I didn’t care for it). My wife had the twin lobster tails with sautéed spinach on the side. She enjoyed the tails, but left all but one bite of the spinach.
The service was very good and attentive at the start, but only average toward the end of the meal.
Decor is very kitchy, with stag heads made into wall sconces and very dark carpet, furnishings and wall coverings. It was a Thursday night and practically empty for our 7pm seating.
Food is poor if you are looking for a good meal. Ordered the $55 seafood platter. Stick with simple food like sandwiches.
Our dining experience was great. We used to frequently go to Ruhling’s Seafood when it was on Rising Sun Ave. It was very good then and still is. No one was disappointed with their choice. The crab imperial in broiled flounder was delicious. The fish and chips was a great selection for my picky eater. We enjoyed the Snapper and shrimp bisque soups.
The only thing I noticed was an odor in the dining room, not sure if they recently had some kind of varnishing of floor or woodwork.
Friendly atmosphere and the food was very good. We all enjoyed our meals.
Good and service were good. Good live music
The service was great. The food was terrible. The fried scallops were blah, rice pilaf overcooked & potato wedges too salty. The drink from the bar was terrible but the dessert was delicious. The coffee tasted like the pot needed cleaning. We will not dine here again.
I had the Corned Beef Hash Special. It was excellent and the eggs laid over top were perfect!
The service was very slow. Waitress forgot things. Food was over cooked and over priced. Disappointing..
I don’t know my boyfriend for really sick after eating the Parmesan crusted steak.
Sunday Brunch Buffet was not available and still advertised online
Food is always good with great service. Also a good draft beer selection.
Our favorite place for Valentine’s Day. Sitting right next to the fireplace. Making great memories.
Great experience. Denise was the best server! My halibut was a little dry, but otherwise tasty. Will definitely return!
Seafood is fresh and tasty. Our waitress was very pleasant and knowledgable about what was on the menu. Not bad for our first time visiting there.
Food was ok. But you don't go out for ok.
Had a very nice Valentines Day night out w my wife of 30 years. Bartender was great, server was outstanding and the food was spectacular. We usually dine out at local restaraunts every Thursday night and will now put The Buck in the rotation.
This was the first time my husband and I ate dinner here, and it was Valentine’s Day. I am on a Keto diet and the only side dishes available were potatoes and a green beans/carrots medley. Potatoes were out for me, I dislike green beans, and carrots are not good for a keto diet. So I asked our very nice server if there were any other vegetables I could have instead, such as broccoli, spinach, Brussels sprouts, cauliflower, anything. She said no, that is all that was being offered because “ it’s Valentine’s Day and we are very busy.” I heard two other tables also ask for other vegetables as well, and they were told the same thing. For a fine-dining establishment, this is pretty much unheard of in the restaurant industry, which I was told by several people I know who work in kitchens as sous chefs or servers. There are always plenty of different vegetables available in nearly every restaurant kitchen. And to be told that “we are very busy“ as the excuse for the kitchen not having any other vegetable choices, is very surprising to me, and it will prevent my husband and me from returning to what is supposed to be a fine-dining restaurant. My prime rib was delicious albeit too salty, and a full 1/3 of it was solid fat. My husband’s “8 ounce“ filet mignon looked more like 5-6 ounces. All in all, a huge disappointment.
Food was good bit went on valentines day last minute. Limited menu and seemed rushed and prepared.