Enable JavaScript to run this app.
Skip to Main Content
OpenTable logo
  1. Home
  2. United States
  3. Phoenix / Arizona
  4. Phoenix
  5. Central Phoenix
Buck and Rider, Phoenix, AZ

Buck and Rider

4.8
4.8
2095 Reviews
$30 and under
Steakhouse
Buck & Rider is a seafood and steak eatery from the folks who own La Grande Orange Grocery & Pizzeria, Chelsea’s Kitchen and Ingo’s Tasty Food in Phoenix, Arizona. Located in the heart of Arcadia, Buck &Rider offers stunning views of Camelback Mountain from its beautifully landscaped patio complete with a stone fireplace. The warm and nomadic architecture and interior of the restaurant is inspired by a house located in a swanky beach town on the coast of Australia. Our chefs work directly with farmers and fishermen from the Northeast and the Gulf Coast to the West Coast to fly in seafood daily and bring it to your plate. Come in to enjoy our expertly crafted cocktails, raw bar items, hand-rolled sushi, LGO Reserve beef and farm fresh vegetables. Our Happy Hour is in the Bar Area and at the Patio Bar only from 3pm to 7pm Monday - Friday and from open to 7pm on Saturday and Sunday.

Not bookable

Unfortunately, this restaurant is not on the OpenTable reservation network. To see if they take reservations and have availability, please contact the restaurant directly or visit their website for more information.

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Steakhouse, Seafood, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu 11:30 am–10:00 pm Fri 11:30 am–11:00 pm Sat 11:00 am–11:00 pm Sun 10:00 am–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (602) 346-0110

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Neighborhood

    Central Phoenix

  • Cross street

    44th street & Camelback Rd

  • Parking details

    Private Lot

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wine

Popular dishes

What 2,095 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Phoenix / Arizona

    Steakhouse

  • Phoenix

    Best Food

  • Phoenix

    Hot Spot

Sort by

Filters

  1. k

    kasiewidds

    Phoenix

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Came for my birthday dinner and the staff are always so nice and friendly and the food is delicious!
  2. k

    kdoc

    Phoenix

    88 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    88 reviews

    Dined on November 4, 2022

    overall2food4service5ambience2
    Buck & Rider has been a big disappointment the last 2 times we have dined here. The food is exceptional. I make my reservations several months in advance. The last time we dined I had requested the patio as I always do since the noise level is much better there. This was 11/3 so the manager should know that I am talking about him. We were seated and we asked for an extra heater as the wind was coming directly at us. Several staff members tried to get a heater for us but the manager told them that the heaters needed to stay where they are. Yet behind us where the wind wasn’t affecting anyone, they were moving the heaters all around. Of course the manager sent the message through the staff. If the one heater we had, would have been moved to the other side of the table, I think it would have solved the problem but this wasn’t allowed by the manager. The time before that when I made a reservation months in advance for the table in front of the fireplace on the patio as it was a special family birthday, we were seated inside where we could not even talk to each other as the noise level did not allow any conversation. So Buck & Rider does not try to accommodate their guests nor do they care about them and their requests.
  3. m

    muffnsnug

    Phoenix

    75 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    75 reviews

    Dined on October 26, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    The evening didn’t start out great as they couldn’t find our reservation although I had it on my phone (apparently they are switching to another reservation system - not open table). We had to wait 30 minutes for a table which we were told is not unusual even with a reservation. After that fiasco things got better. We like Buck and Rider because we love oysters and stone crab. The food is very good and fresh. We had a server we’ve had before, Lorenzo — he is great. Fast, friendly and attentive. The manager came to the table to apologize for the mixup and picked up part of our bill to make up for it. I appreciated her personal involvement. We will definitely go back but try again for an outdoor table as it is so busy and very, very loud inside.
  4. CK

    CorKin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    overall5food5service2ambience5
    One of the better restaurants we have visited in a while. Love that they had a wide range of offerings, I could have easily gone back the next day and had another entire meal. Our server was incredibly, the ambience was awesome, the place was memorable. Only, rather large complaint - we had reservations for 6 pm, when we arrived, the hostess was WAY too dismissive and was uncertain when we would be seated. She just said go wait outside and order a drink. I asked when we might get a table and she didn't offer any insight. Not cool when you have a reservation, also, drove 40 minutes to get there, didn't need another drink in my system, would rather enjoy my drink with food at my table - which I reserved. We were sat at 6:30, not terrible, but not great or what I would have expected - they also should have been more apologetic, understanding and maybe given us some insight to why or when we will be sat? The entire place was awesome, other than the subpar host staff.
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 19, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience2
    Too loud, valet was overwhelmed, seated 20 minutes late for our 7:00 reservation. Obsessed with Serrano Chiles ( a bit too much in dishes served)
  6. BE

    BradE

    Dallas

    6 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on October 10, 2022

    overall4food3service3ambience4
    Good food, Good service. After reading the reviews, unfortunately I had higher expectations. Everything was OK. Unfortunately the food had to be sent back twice to get correct. The drinks they brought out were incorrect, and had to be corrected.
  7. JC

    JenniferC

    Central Coast

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on October 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Dinner was excellent will be back! Got to sit outside it was a wonderful evening. Service was 10 stars good was 10 stars. High dollar can’t enjoy more frequently but as a special occasion location for us it’s something to look forward to in the future.
  8. B

    Bill

    Phoenix

    75 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    75 reviews

    Dined on October 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Everything was perfect.
  9. MF

    MadaFacor

    Phoenix

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 9, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    Love this place. Did have an issue with one dish but the team promptly resolved it. Overall we had a wonderful time.
  10. ST

    ShelleyT

    Phoenix

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and great service as always…highly recommend!!
  11. NJ

    NicoleJ

    Atlanta

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Silver was excellent and knowledgeable about all the dishes. She convinced me to try the sturgeon! This restaurant was perfect for our family outing
  12. k

    karenl

    New York Area

    65 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    65 reviews

    Dined on October 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a fabulous brunch reuniting with friends. Everyone loved our meals. Our waiter Gabriel whom I had before was attentive and knowledgeable.
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Phoenix

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 1, 2022

    overall3food3service1ambience2
    The waitress was not attentive or very nice. Good was just ok, nothing great for what they charge. The crab legs were not up to par at all. Drinks were good. Would have had more if the waitress had come by more often.
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Phoenix

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My sister, her husband and our nana were visiting for a pre-concert dinner. First of all, our server was STUNNING!!! She was so patient with our questions about sides and what style of oysters were the best. And let me tell you, she never once steered us wrong! Compliments to the kitchen and those that shuck the oysters and prepare everything with care and detail. Dessert was a whole vibe and my nana had never had press coffee and thought it was the most delicious and novel idea to have served table side. That being said, for me, the banana cake and lemon meringue stole the show! The table next to us doubled their order which is what enticed us to save room for dessert. I could go on forever, all in all, keep up the impeccable job and anyone who tries to give you bad feedback should be banned so the rest of us can come more often. Will forever return💜💜💜
  15. JO

    JamieO

    Phoenix

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Buck & Rider is one of my favorite spots. The service & food is always outstanding! Their HH is unbeatable.
  16. MP

    MargieP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent service, the food was fantastic. We had 8 people & shared 4 different appetizers- all sensational. The dinner was exceptional. Highly recommended!
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Phoenix

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Hubby and I had a sexy date night filled with great food and drinks. The oysters and mussels were amazing along with the gelato. We will definitely return.
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Phoenix

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 26, 2022

    overall4food3service3ambience2
    Very crowded, very noisy. Food was fine nothing outstanding Prices were too high. $17 for a tiny dirty martini
  19. KT

    KellyT

    Phoenix

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and service. The restaurant week specials were amazing. We will be back.
  20. GC

    GinaC808

    Seattle

    12 reviews

    4.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on September 26, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience3
    Fantastic wait staff, food took a while but it was super crowded. Would return to this restaurant.
  21. S

    Steve

    Seattle

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 25, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    Great service, but the food was just above average
  22. JC

    JaeC

    Phoenix

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on September 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We went to Buck N Rider for brunch to celebrate our daughters engagement… It was an amazing experience - they put a special message up on the board, they gave them a sweet treat of macaroons as an unexpected surprise, and our waitress was the best… it was above and beyond our expectations! We went there because we knew it would be great but it was even better!! Thank you so much for making our family celebration super special!!
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    One of the best restaurants in the Valley. It’s pretty noisy and boisterous especially during restaurant week but it was definitely worth the trip.
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Phoenix

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food and service was amazing.
  25. RF

    RachelF

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    vip
    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience5
    The place was pretty decor wise but almost everything we ordered was either average or not good. The only two things that were good were the Brussels and oysters. My husbands dessert came out in a paper cup with a plastic spoon! Fine if we had a child with us but he’s a grown adult and our meal was $200 come on!
  26. CS

    CamiS

    Phoenix

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great experience. Great food. Great service. We will return
  27. DG

    DesireeG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall5food2service5ambience5
    We come here often we love coming here. Last night was the first time we were not satisfied. They were out of everything. After telling us other options to coming back saying they were out. This happened about 3-4 times. Magi Maui had no flavor as well as the filet mignon. Service was wonder as always. Just frustrating with the food options.
  28. R

    Riggzee

    Phoenix

    18 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Our server, Joshua was spot on, very informative, came around to check on us in a timely manor! I would definately recommend the Crispy Brussel sprouts, Mahi Mahi and baked potato were a palet pleaser, Half lobster seemed like a pretty small portion for the buck~ Overall, one again, an enjoyable experience. Place always has a nice Vibe!
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Phoenix

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We enjoyed oysters, fried rice, Hawaiian Opah, sushi roll and Louisiana Red Fish. The lemon meringue pie was amazing and very shareable.
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Phoenix

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Seated in time, incredible service, the food was fantastic. Noisy inside, but that’s to be expected on a Friday early evening. Parking is valet only. Great menu and value. Will definitely be back soon.
  31. CD

    ChandlerDiner

    Phoenix

    22 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on September 23, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience2
    Service was good. Food was hot. Delicious. Crispy Brussels were the best ever. But the noise inside !!! Literally has to yell. Very frustrating. Try the patio if you want to hold a conversation.
  32. JM

    JessicaM

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Yummy food, great service, amazing fun lively vibes.
  33. GS

    GSH1

    Phoenix

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on September 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Table for 3. Excellent food, served fairly quickly. Good service. I’ll be back!
  34. JB

    JimB

    Indiana

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Sibling reunion. The hostess gave us a nice booth.
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    26 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on September 23, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    Service was a little slow but overall a great night out.
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Listen to your bartender!!! Sam, was amazing. Gave us great drink and food recommendations!
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Phoenix

    2 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 23, 2022

    overall2food4service1ambience3
    Service was simply not good. We ordered martinis, an appetizer and our food at once. Didn’t see our waiter until midway through dinner. Ordered wine and didn’t receive until after our meal. Very disappointing for $200+ (non restaurant week) dinner. Although food was fantastic, there are too many places locally to get great food AND service. Unlikely to return.
  38. FS

    FoodSage

    Chicago

    154 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    154 reviews

    Dined on September 23, 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience3
    Three star based on: Hostesses -1 star Happy hour offerings 4 - stars Table service - 3 stars Food - 4 stars We made a reservation for an early dinner for 4 last Thursday during Restaurant Week.?The reservation was at 5:30 PM and we arrived at 4:55 PM hoping to hang out for happy hour for a little while before we got to our table. It got very strange from there. The hostess said they were completely full for happy hour but we could stand at a bench where servers could take our drink orders and she handed us the regular price menu, not the happy hour menu. She put our name on a "happy hour wait list." We walked a few feet farther to the actual bar to see if there was any space open even though the hostess said there wasn't. There was one empty seat between other parties so one person from our group sat at that empty seat and we stood behind them. The bartender took our happy hour order and all seemed well. I went back to ask the hostess how we would be notified that the table was ready and she said "We'll come and get you." To which I responded "We're over at the bar and we've already ordered drinks." She responded "We can't allow you to do that. We have parties that are going to be seated at the bar and we need those seats." and I explained to her it was only one seat and that there was no way to get a party of more than one seated in there. We stayed at the bar and two hostesses came by and gave us the stink eye. Two people next to us left the bar and now there were three seats open. Lo and behold not one other group was seated in the three chairs next to us the entire time we were standing at the bar. We've been here on a Saturday night when the bar area was completely packed, it was raining that day yet still, they allowed people to stand 2 and 3 deep by the bar ordering drinks etc.
  39. A

    Ally

    Tucson

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 22, 2022

    overall5food5service3ambience5
    We went especially for the restaurant week menu. Everything was SO DELICIOUS. Fresh seafood and a good ambiance.
  40. JR

    JRoc93

    Phoenix

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My favorite restaurant in town. Never a disappointment. Best restaurant week deal for sure.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

Buck and Rider offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (602) 346-0110.

Buck and Rider is rated 4.8 stars by 2095 OpenTable diners.

Not bookable

Unfortunately, this restaurant is not on the OpenTable reservation network. To see if they take reservations and have availability, please contact the restaurant directly or visit their website for more information.

Additional information

  • Cross street

    44th street & Camelback Rd

  • Neighborhood

    Central Phoenix

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu 11:30 am–10:00 pm Fri 11:30 am–11:00 pm Sat 11:00 am–11:00 pm Sun 10:00 am–9:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Steakhouse, Seafood, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Private Lot

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wine

Copyright © 2022 OpenTable, Inc. 1 Montgomery St Ste 700, San Francisco CA 94104 - All rights reserved.
OpenTable is part of Booking Holdings, the world leader in online travel and related services.
Booking LogoPriceline LogoKAYAK LogoAgoda LogoRentalcars LogoOpenTable Logo