The Buck Hotel

4.5
277 Reviews
$31 to $50
American
*Reservations are available for Fireside Dining Room only, Tavern and outdoor dining are on a first come first serve basis*

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 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.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
What 277 people are saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.5based on recent ratings
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4.5
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4.3
ambience
4.1
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93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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AqueelahW
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and atmosphere. Service was perfect!!!!

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Mich
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience1

Ding room really needs a makeover. So dated and run down. Food was average,nothing special. I will not be returning.

The Buck Hotel
Responded 7 days ago

Thank you for supporting the Buck Hotel. We believe the historic vibe of the Buck Hotel dating back to the 1700s is the proper decor for this decades old restaurant.

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KimC
Orlando
3 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent dinner. We had made a reservation and were seated as soon as we arrived. Cheesesteak spring rolls were the best! Fried shrimp never disappoints! Fantastic service and Generous portions! Will definitely be back!

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mikem
1 review
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was very good. Our waitress was efficient and professional besides being very friendly, the service was very good. I would recommend this restaurant. The atmosphere was very pleasant.

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GailC
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on May 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were able to get same day dinner reservations, our dinner, drinks and desserts were awesome. It is great to be back here dining in on a regular basis.

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vipScott
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on May 27, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Highly recommend! Great food and atmosphere is great.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall2food3service2ambience1

Understaffed, over priced and very dark dining room

The Buck Hotel
Responded on May 23, 2021

We apologize for the lack of staff and higher prices due to the pandemic. We hope you will return at a later date when things return to normal.

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vipcookie
Philadelphia
24 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a wonderful dinner. Server was exceptional.

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DanG
St. Louis
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Very nice place. The service was excellent. The food was just "o.k." for us which makes the pricing seem more expensive than it is. We would eat here again though.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall1food4service1ambience3

Extraordinarily poor service for Mother’s Day. -It wasn’t exactly crowded...

Sat for 20 minutes before anyone appeared to take a drink order and it was another 15 minutes until we had a cup of coffee. Requested water never arrived.

Waited another 15 minutes to order food. 30 minutes later, 2 of three entrees arrived. 20 minutes after that the third showed up and that was the last we ever saw of our server.

20 minute wait for a check until I flagged down another server to pay our >$100 bill.

The Buck Hotel
Responded on May 9, 2021

We apologize for the lack of service. We were in fact extremely busy but due to the large size of our facility we only sat limited number of tables in each room to ensure proper covid distancing for all our guests. Our goal was to have all our guest feel comfortable. We thank you joining us on this busy Mother's Day Holiday.

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DonS
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience4

Apps were served cold and the green beans and asparagus looked like they were boiled and were soggy

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vipJanineD
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always enjoy our date nights at The Buck Hotel!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience4

Mother’s Day

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went to the Buck Hotel for my husbands birthday. The server was awesome as she was attentive ti our needs. The food was hot and tasty. We did not get desert as we were to full from our good meal.

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Michael
Philadelphia
18 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our party had the lobster grilled cheese and the oyster po' boy. Both were well made, and very good. Also, Michelle M, our server, was pleasant, attentive and efficient.

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vipDenny
Philadelphia
61 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time dining here. Everything was wonderful. Our server Kristin was attentive, friendly and efficient. The hostess made a point to ask us how we enjoyed our lunch. My husband sampled the shrimp salad in the market, he said it was the best he’s ever had. We will definitely be back.

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ElaineJeanS
New England
3 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Food! Sat outside of the Tavern/bar area. Our server was charming, professional and masked. We walked in/out of the building masked, unmasked at the table. The chocolate desserts were wonderful as well as the meal itself. I plan on coming back at least once a week!

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albertM
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on April 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Easy parking, good food, everything is easy, clean &safe.

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Lori
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our party of 4 had a lovely Sunday lunch. Fresh seafood!

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vipGreatFind
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and food. I had broiled flounder with crab imperial. Yummy. Husband had the special. Nice sized lobster tail.

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RobertM
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience5

I have come to the Buck from way back even the time before Neil became a server.
We have not been there for a year because of the virus and it good to see Neil again pleasant as always.

The food was good but my concern was that I had boil scallops and they were small not big at all and to get 5 of them, 6 pieces of asparagus and a small plate of cole-slaw,I was disappointed.
I understand that all places are trying to make up for the lack of people this past year because of the virus and the hit that all have taken but this was small.
Our time for dinner was Friday 2/23/2021 ay 6.30 with another couple. Neil seated us and a short time later he bought our guess to our table.
I was so glad to be able to start to be able to go back to dinner and different places .My wife Dorothy and I are 83 and we like many feel it is good to start to try and get back to how life was before.

Mr Bob Mc Cann
1824 Hartel Ave
Philadelphia pa 19111
215 760 0541

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vipDiscriminatingTastes
Philadelphia
11 reviews
Dined on April 18, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Unique atmosphere, very good food. Not overpriced.
Overall very pleasant experience.

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JanetT
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is the first time my husband and I have eaten here. We were very pleased with the service. Our waitress was so pleasant and fun. Our meals were prepared pretty quick and were delicious. Great healthy choices and just enough food to not over eat. We will definitely be back again for date night.

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Nicoled
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We always enjoy our meal at The Buck. The seafood is always super fresh and always friendly and great service.

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vipFoodieGirl
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience2

The restaurant looked like it was over 100% capacity. When you walked in the people who checked you in did not have their masks fully on. Service was very poor & tables were too close. Was really unhappy about this experience.

The Buck Hotel
Responded on April 11, 2021

Our restaurant is still operating at 50% occupancy and did not increase to the current 75% currently allowed, along with tables properly spaced under state guidelines. We thank you for dining with us on a busy Saturday night and hope you will return.

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PatK
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Lots of parking. Made reservation. Took us on time. Had a nice booth in the corner, good service and food was very good.

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vipcookie
Philadelphia
25 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was my second visit in a row. We had a wonderful time. The food was delicious. Our waitress was the best. Can’t wait to get back. Thanks

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KathyB
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were a party of 3. All of us enjoyed the food! Highly recommend!

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vipterrisauers81
Philadelphia
29 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This has become my new favorite spot - I love coming at the time that I do, as there is no-one here, and it is a great time to enjoy a great meal, some good music, and some incredible drinks. The bartender is amazing - and has great people skills as well as keeps us wanting to stay and relax and drink. My friend and I ordered several seafood dishes off the menu, and none of them disappointed us. We regularly order the crab guacamole dip - there is nothing like it anywhere I have been - and the broiled shrimp and scallops are perfection.


I am not one to go crazy about a herb rice pilaf, but this is the best I have ever had, and I cannot resist ordering it every single time I have a meal at The Buck Hotel. The ambience is perfect, I love the vibe, and it is a great place to come with a friend for a relaxing and enjoyable lunch!

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vipcookie
Philadelphia
25 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service was great. Would definitely be back.

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Yana
Miami
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was great as well as the food was absolutely amazing! We went for my parents 30th wedding anniversary and even got to sit upstairs on the balcony in a private igloo. was such a wonderful experience for our first time at the Buck hotel. Will absolutely be back.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Awesome waitress and food! Loved it!!

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Suse
Philadelphia
15 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Havent been out in so long. Was a treat. Ambiance beautiful. Plenty of space between diners. chilean sea bass was delicious!

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AlvinA
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was great, customer service was even better.

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BarbaraF
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on March 3, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

My partner didn't care for the coleslaw and there was more breading on my oysters than I remember but nevertheless alright

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vipOlSalt
Philadelphia
18 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Classic old school restaurant in a gorgeous setting reminiscent of a grand lodge.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience5

We enjoyed the night!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
11 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience,as always. We’ve enjoyed going to The Buck over the years and suggest it to anyone looking for a great dining experience!!!

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vipKatieK
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place had never failed us. The waitresses are great the food is awesome and its priced fairly! We sat by the fireplace, it was great.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was excellent. The food came out fast and was hot. I had seafood and it was fresh. Husband had chicken dish and he finished it. Spacers is out appropriately with Covid restrictions.
My dad ordered fried oysters and he received five big ones and was very happy and they were very good.

FAQs

The Buck Hotel offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (215) 396-2002.

The Buck Hotel is rated 4.5 stars by 277 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.