Reviews of Buck Burgers & Brew (Restaurant)

412 State St, St Joseph, MI 49085, United States

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shaggy 505

Ate here with co-worker for lunch while in town. Really enjoyed the lunch and the atmosphere, weather was nice so we sat outside on second level. Good service as well. I had a half Mr Big Salad that was fresh and tasty, liked the homemade champaign vinaigrette dressing! My co-worker liked the peanut butter and bacon hamburger. Would definitely go back based on my first visit.

Renee Willemin

The food here is always so good! Friendly staff and fun themed nights makes this a must to visit when you come to st Joe!! Always new menu items and fun atmosphere!!

Barbara Dickert

Excellent resturant .Great atmosphere.Great food.

Kristin Sells

Excellent burgers! The beer cheese soup was very strong in the beer department, but we are not a beer family, so maybe if you are it would be great! We sat upstairs and there was live music, great time!

butter flies

They had a slow staff and were rude when we walked in

Jessica Nicole

Delicious food! Miranda was amazing

Lori Seabury

Friendly staff, awesome waitress. The food is amazing. Tap list , is off the chain! Crop duster is delicious. Definitely will come back. Thanks all!!!

Nicholas Page

Loved this place. Staff was nice and food was amazing. Get the farm burger.

Corey Walton

The service was great! The burgers are better than Portillo's.

J Walk

Went for the first time. Good food, excellent sweet potato fries! Only thing no wines that are on the menu other than house wines atm.

Dale Gregory

Great food...Excellent beers!

Kim Overby

Stopped in for late lunch and the burgers were ok. Not over the top except for the prices. Our server was the only one with tables I guess because it was hard to get refills, extra napkins, etc. We were lucky to be sitting behind the hostess booth that had at least 3 employees standing around chit chatting. Sometimes there was 4, one even sat on the bench reading a book. Very unprofessional and irritating sitting & having to listen to them all. Glad I won't be back!

Mike Pennington

Enjoyed a cold beer with friendly service. Been there twice and both times we were pleased.

Eric Suger

Burger options are great. Good beer selection. However staff can be a little lazy. Especially when upstairs, as they don't want to get beer tapped downstairs.

Jeff Balstad

Just being a typical tourist around Lake Michigan and found this amazing burger joint. I highly recommend it. Best burger and a cold Bud for lunch. Enjoy!!!!!

Fred G

Great stop off the highway for an excellent selection of craft beers, and great food. Staff is friendly, albeit a bit slow, but the food and beers are worth the wait. The sweet potato fries with cinnamon cream cheese dip are to die for, and just the basic "Buck" house burger is absolutely delicious.

amy thorp

Had an awesome experience here at bucks burgers. Loved my burger, full of flavor. I left the establishment and walked down a few blocks. One of the employees ran out with my hat, an Air Force hat, letting me know hat I had left without it. I was so thankful after having a great experience.

Stephanie Abner

Comfortable environment with fantastic food, great music and a wide variety of local craft beers.


The workers are thick asf

Czar Mann

Supper good service ... nice looking servers bright cheerful easy on the eyes with some stiff drinks !!!! 2nd visit 11/12/18 Keto friendly , blue chess’s stuffed burger with sweet potato fries & a spicy bloody marry .... just as good


Salads are small portion served in a big bowl; not worth the price. Update: The restaurant sent me a response to this comment saying they do not believe their salads are small, instead of taking constructive criticism. You can see in my photo of the Mr Big salad that there was maybe a cup of lettuce and it was $13. Lettuce is cheap, there’s no need to skimp.

Michael Tutino

Great food! Great beer! Family friendly environment. Beware sleeping babies the stroller must be left at the front door, no strollers inside.

kevin miller

Absolutely amazing. Zach was our waiter and he was on point I've been here a few times before and haven't had such great service

Marcia Dryden

Excellent food..luved my burger....pleasant wait staff...clean...great price..quick service. May go back 2morrow....yum. .

K Bell

The food is really good (I love the Brussels sprouts!) I appreciate the veggie burger option.

amy gibson

We went in on Sunday evening and had great appetizers, great burgers, and great beer! Dakota was our server and he was AMAZING! If we ever go back we will be requesting him, he was on point and went above and beyond! He found out my husband was retired Navy, thanked him for his service and bought him a beer with his own money! What a great experience!

Daniel Ormos

Love the Wheel of Indecision. The burger was amazing and so was the buffalo bleu cheese chicken dip. Attentive and friendly service!

Danielle Russell

I love the Buck. Great munchies and burgers, plus an extensive list of local beers. Tim is an awesome bartender - he can help you pick the perfect beer and help you feel welcome every time you come. Happy hour is daily 4-6 and they're closed Tuesdays in the winter.

Debora Tait

Great food.. Great staff... Great music

Katy Farmer

Amazing burgers, amazing cocktails! I highly reccomend the BlackBerry lemonade. The bartenders were really friendly. They have gluten free options, which is a must for me. We will definitely be back when we come back to Michigan. We came to visit silver beach for a long wknd and came here 2 days in a row! Had a great time!

Deniece Fisher

The staff is always great! The food is amazing. Get the salmon, you won't be disappointed.

rachel schuler

Delicious Burgers!!! Would recommend any on the list!!! Great atmosphere!!! Go try them out!!!

deborah mayle

Service was fast I had the Patty melt, it was terrific

Rick Harfert

Awsome food and Service will be going back again soon.........

Patty Brannon

Great food and service. You definitely need to eat here

Jim B

Went there Saturday August 4 for dinner. Six of us were in the group. This restaurant/bar was chosen by my son who was celebrating this 24th birthday. We got there around 6:30pm and were immediately seated outside on upper deck, which is what we wanted. It was a warm evening,, so we were wanting water and adult beverages to get started. Our waitress was less than friendly and took awhile to get us drinks. She had to navigate the steps to get to upper deck, so probably led to her her low enthusiasm We eventually got appetizers ordered. All six of ordered different burgers and chips which were excellent. A side order of onion rings was also good. We would have easily ordered another round of drinks with quicker service.

Jeanette Ogonowski

Food was great, but we ordered a meal to take with us and we never got it.☹

Motria Kraus

The Buck is the best place in downtown Saint Joseph!! This is the place to go for a great time, phenominal service, great looking crew with a great attitude and smile. The hoppy hour and food is the best part! Strollers or not, This restaurant is quality!!

Sam Altobar

Great atmosphere and awesome food. My wife and I, with our 2 year old, had a great experience here. We ate on the deck in a nice sunny day. The Buck Burger is surprising unique for being a standard burger and it tasted full and delicious. My wife had the fish and chips and their tartar sauce is phenomenal as well as their special barbecue sauce for their Buck Burger. They are busy when we went and service was a little slow but we had a friendly server to compensate.

John Bailey

great food and service as always. Daniel was our server. I had the cup of chili and an Italian Beef Sandwich. Excellent flavor and not dry sandwich. Mom and sis had the tomato bisque soup and split a build your own burger. We will be back when we're on that side of the state again.

Lydia Brower

I've been here several times and always enjoy my visit. You can't go wrong with a burger, even the turkey burger, and the sweet potato fries are delicious. The outdoor patio is also a plus - weather permitting!

Scott W.

After trying two drinks and 1,&1/2 onion rings, my pallet was completely turned off of this place. Drinks were awful and the onion rings got rid of my appetite for anything else that they would serve. Yuck.

David Skidmore

Buck burger was very good, beer selection was very good, chili cheese fries were awesome and it's a fun place!! Highly recommended!


Lots of great food choices. The blue cheese salad was excellent, and of course they have 50 great beers, out of 70+ to choose from. Haha

Claudia Summerhill

Very good excellent food great service nice atmosphere

Josh Fernau

Great food. Great atmosphere. Fiancée loves it.

Chelsi Bridgewater

The Buck is burger heaven in downtown St. Joe. Up until this point I always got their beef burgers (cooked well unless told to do otherwise) and they have been consistently great. Today I decided to try the black bean burger, which I was pleasantly surprised to see was cheaper than the beef burger. My best friend ordered onion rings with her meal which she let me try. The burger was DELICIOUS, even better than Red Robin. The white cheddar tasted amazing with it and so did the honey mustard. The beer battered onion ring was buttery and surprisingly mot greasy. I will definitely order again. The waitress was very attentive. She never let my water run out and was quick with anything we needed. I will definitely continue to come here.

E-J Ohler

Busy ok and food is ok service could be better in regards to silverware and napkins,

Ze Fritz

Burger was decent - Nice and thick, not too juicy but not dry either. The chips had a good seasoning on it and didn't overpower, but were a bit dry.

agnieszka Kusiak

Turned down a table because we had a stroller with us. With a newborn and a sleeping one year old. "Against fire code" we were told, however there are strollers in the photos of the restaurant. Not recommended to visitors with children.

Michelle Miller

We ended up leaving because we did not receive any service. The hostest gave us a booth and we waited for 5 min and weren't even acknowledged. Will not return.

Pam Hess

We had the fried Brussels sprouts and they were delicious! Also ordered the pulled pork nachos which were great. The Buck salad was huge and very good. Hannah was our waitresses and she was the best. We loved Bucks!

Arianna Townsend

Never been one to complain, but food here is awful! My wife ordered a burger well done and it was blood rare. I ordered seared cod it was so dry it was like paste. There also was a werid spic on potatoes.Not a brussel sprouts fan but that was the best thing on the plate. When question the waitress about the burger she said thats the way their burgers are. We never send our food back in restaurants, just because...... We're local and just won't come back. Nor would we recommend.

Chrissy Nix

I have a federally recognized service animal with paper work and was turned away for service this evening. Will be reporting this establishment for investigation. Would love to say the food was good, but didn't get past the front door. Owners need to educate drivers themselves on federal law.

Melanie Lyman

Great atmosphere, food and live music upstairs!

Charles Brannon

Friendly service beautiful view. Loved the fried brussel sprouts. The Mexican burger was delicious.

Kelly K

A must do for drinks and food while in St Joseph! Fabulously huge beer selection, family friendly, nice servers and great food selections.

Joe Young

fantastic burgers and I'd especially recommend the cheese curds!

Sue Cooper

Nice and clean. Recently remodeled. Great food!

Karen Donahue

The food is great but the staff makes the bar. To Tim, Tim, Adrienne, Adam and Mark. Cheers!

Matthew Job

Burgers get options Decent menu of bar fare extensive beer selection . Nothing on the menu will "wow" you but seems like a good fit for the casual diner

Mitchell Repp

Went here with my buddy, the food was awesome! Fish, chicken and beef were all cooked to perfection. We will definitely come here again and highly recommend The Buck for tourists and locals alike.

Silver Beach

I ordered one of the features, the meatloaf with mashed potatoes and bread. The bread was horrible, it was soggy due to the mashed potatoes on it. The potatoes where good but the proportion was so small. The meatloaf was good, but once again the proportion was so small. This feature was OK but definitely not worth $14

Ken Kozminski

Wow. Great seafood!!

Susan Telles

the food and service was awesome. I highly suggest dinning. We are happy campers. ☺

Caroline Jung

My girlfriend and I ate here last night. We were seated upstairs and it was so muggy. They need ceiling fans up there. We felt unsteady going up the stairs without an additional hand rail. My turkey wrap was very delicious but did not come with fries. I ordered fries (delicious). My problem with this is the fact my wrap cost me $10 and change and then on top of it I was charged $1.50 for the fries. The cost of the wrap was enough to where the fries should have been free on the plate. They are 'nickel and diming' the customers. It's ridiculous. Make note when placing your order for additional charges.

Jennifer Fulton

The food and service we've always received is awesome. We love the homemade chips, with a variety of sauces you can choose from to accompany them. They have a large craft beer selection and the Bloody Mary's are almost a meal in themselves!

Robert Koby

The beer was good and the service was friendly. However the food was unfortunately overpriced and quite poor. My wife had a $12 burger with a handful of over spiced fries that had been cooked maybe earlier in the day and served cold. Her burger also was pre cooked, sort of warmed up, complete with an unheated white bun that was like a marshmallow. I had a cob like salad, bits of hard bacon and not much to choose from in texture and taste between the chicken and the croutons. Drink the beer and go elsewhere for food.

Aubree Lachman

Hostess was rude and waitress was not attentive. When this place opened it was great! Now's it's blah.

Tara Gauthier

Service is great with a huge tap selection. Make your own burgers and huge salads, something for everyone. Summer on the rooftop is delightful!

Zachariah Meyer

Great food, great beer, great service.

Rybo Jk

Being a road warrior I eat at a lot of different restaurants and saw this place and decided to give a try. First of all had a great server named Ali not only friendly but willing to answer any questions. I ordered a burger and fries. BURGER— was amazing it was full of flavor cooked perfectly. I didn’t want to put ketchup on it because I didn’t want to cover up the flavor. FRIES—ok I have had ever combo of fries imagined but these were by far top 3 of my life. They were crispy full of flavor with a hint of sweet. Again I did not want to cover the flavor so no ketchup was needed. Over all 10 star going to make a trip back for round two!!!

Tom Kofahl

Burgers are great staff was friendly would definitely recommend to all

Kevin Hogan

Great atmosphere! Great service, great burgers, great local craft beer!!! PRICES are respectful for location!

Heather Stacey

Great food and service

Aaron Hocking

My wife is gluten and dairy free so she ordered a burger with no cheese on a gluten free bun. When the food came the burger had cheese melted on it, which is understandable. She asked for a new one and they took it back to the kitchen. When it came back they had cooked a new burger and reused the bun, it still had melted cheese on it. We liked this place the first couple of times we went, but will likely never eat there again now. At least they took it off the check.

Jaron Lundwall

Incredible burgers. We tried two of their classics and even they were extremely tasty and original.

Pam Ramazz

Great selection of draft beers. Two stories with a bar on each floor and outside 2nd story deck.

Nate Pagel

One of my favorite burger places. Service is generally good; sometimes great, sometimes it could be improved, but I've never had a big problem.

Laurie Parejko

The homemade chips were extremely salty my granddaughter didn't care for the French fries the Italian beef sandwich was very good the beer was ice cold just took awhile to get a second beer

Diana Lyn Steffler-Davis

Great food. Servers were awesome. Had the brussel sprouts appetizer and the poutine. Also one Bloody Mary and a glass of blueberry mead.

Kay Godfrey

Had the chicken and dumpling soup and it was more like a stew without dumplings, disappointed. But had an excellent server!

Lori Anne Huegel

My family and I used to enjoy coming to this place for dinner, as they offer gluten free (GF) buns to allow those with medical conditions such as myself to enjoy a good burger. We went to this restaurant on August 23rd, and even though we emphasized to our waiter several times when ordering that I needed a GF bun, he still brought me a burger on a regular bun. It was not until a couple bites into the burger that I realized this could not be a GF bun. After this happened, our waiter informed us that they had in fact, given me a regular bun, and offered a half-hearted apology with a lame excuse about being tired after working so many hours. Within hours after eating those two bites, I became extremely ill, as I always do when eating a gluten item and I have still not recovered fully. To make matters worse, my husband, who is a very tireless advocate for me at every restaurant we eat at, has called the owner twice, leaving messages both times, to speak to him about the need to better educate his staff and stress to them the importance of taking food-related illnesses more seriously. To date, the owner has not returned his call. It is one thing if the Buck did not offer GF alternatives, because then I am just taking my chances, and I accept that. However, they offer a GF alternative for a reason, and they failed to execute a simple request, which has made me extremely sick. In short, we will NEVER eat there again, and I strongly suggest anyone that has a food-related issue to seriously consider whether they will trust this place to get your food order right. I just want this place to take food-related issues/allergies more seriously. I just won't give them the chance to make me sick again. I wish I could give them no stars for this rating/review, but Google apparently requires at least one star before you can post this. The effort on August 23rd by the Buck deserves no stars at all. I stand behind everything I posted here, as it is the honest truth. Potential customers beware.

Brian Christoffersen

For a wonderful, small town burger joint, The Buck is an excellent choice. If you love a good burger, then look no further. Between their lovely selection and awesome custom burgers, there is something for everyone. I highly recommend getting the bacon jam on any burger, it's amazing. The menu also features a hefty selection of brews from all over Michigan. If you can decision, take a spin on the wheel of indecision to take the choice away from you. Includes awesome discounts and wonderful drinks.

Sales General

Great place to eat with a good atmosphere, the reason for the 3* review is that they won't substitute a regular burger for a vegitarian patty without changing the whole order to a build your own burger which ends up being several dollars more expensive. This doesn't make sense. Asked manager for clarification - answer was "That's just the way the owner wants it." Question for the owner - would it hurt to have a small upcharge instead or having to pay 3 or 4 more dollars for the same burger with a vegetarian patty? This current approach seems nonsensical for those who want to enjoy a minor change to their order that is easily implemented.

Shauna Smith

Lisa gave us super speedy and friendly service and the food was phenomenal!!!

Derek VanOverloop

The best mac-n-cheese burgers I have ever had. The fries are also really good.

Linda Koscielny

Burger was great! Fries were cold. Like they were already cooked and sitting under a warming light.

Susan Gendeman

Great food. Great service. This one stays in rotation for the next time we come up from Chicago area.

Heather Vaz

Great food, good service! Tanisha is great!!!

Brett Deneut

Awesome tap selection, great burgers with unique flair.

Brendan Rawlins

My friend and I visited from out of town. After we left out of Plank's Tavern due to not being waited on or even acknowledged for the better part of 15 minutes...our night was made so much better by the food, atmosphere, and most importantly the wonderful service from the staff at The Buck...they truly work as a team to ensure customers receive amazing servive and a delightful experience. We enjoyed meeting the charismatic owner and our server Samantha was a sweet angel who delivered top-notch service. When you bring a friend from out of town and want to give them a nice experience of the real St. Joe Vibes...head to the Buck. 5 stars!!

Rebekah Walker

Bacon and burger were really over done. Love coming here on occasion, but the last few times not so much.

Chelsea Eskander

Ugh, I just can't stand this place. In the past, I've been here a few times and service and food was always mediocre. But LAST NIGHT... ugh. So I am really sick with pneumonia, and my husband thought a nice date night to get my mood lifted and me out of the house would help, so our goal was to just take a drive around St. Joe, maybe park at the beach or the bluff and people watch, and order some food to-go to eat in the car. He chose The Buck for their Salmon BLT... we first tried to call to place the to-go order, and nobody ever picked up, and their voicemail is full. So we just showed up -- but when my husband went in, the bartender (i dont know why he went to the bar, i stayed in the car) did NOT greet him and was just cold. My husband brushed it off, placed his order, and came outside to sit with me for the 10 minute wait time. When he went back inside, the bartender slammed the to-go box on the counter, and turned around and walked away without a word. Where is the customer service at ALL? I'm a local. I love my town. But this restaurant is an EMBARASSMENT for me because if we got treated like this, how are our tourists being treated? As I said, I actually haven't really had a positive experience before, but that was a couple years ago, I would have hoped this place improved. Thank you for your unkind service. I hope you all look at this review and consider how you treat customers.

Curt Blakeslee

Huge beer selection and some of the best bar food ever. Their burgers are insane, you can't go wrong with any one of them!

jared tackett

The burger was amazing! I had the peanut butter and bacon jam burger. The fries were okay, that may be my only "gripe". The service was good too!

Mark Skertic

Great food and 70+ beers on tap

Chuck Losch

Got the buck burger asked for medium got medium well without a bun. Mostly tasteless. Chips were sort of sweet tasting. Good selection of local beer.

john t

Tried several times to get take out and was repeatedly denied. UNACCEPTABLE! Then I tried to go to the restaurant and sit down but their kitchen was closed, OVER AN HOUR BEFORE THEY SAY THEY CLOSE! OUTRAGEOUS!! This establishment is a waste of time and effort.

DeAnna Ham

Its 10 oclock on a sat night, memorial day weekend. Theres about 20 of us that came to go eat; all seperate parties and their doors are locked. We were all confused as to what the deal was here. Called the pub and went to a voicemail amd the mailbox was full...

Ricky L

Waited for 2 hours in order to get our food. Food was okay. Not amazing

Mary Degeorge

Today was my first time there and it will be my last. The waiter was rude and didn't talk to us at all and he never refilled my water, I even went out of my way to be extra friendly to perk up his mood, it didnt work. The manager unfortunately seemed bothered when we explained to him our bad experience so all in all this establishment left a bad taste.

Martha V

If you love hamburgers you MUST visit this place in St Joe Michigan. I am a vegetarian and I love love LOVE their veggie burger... It is outstanding! It is not a meat imitation, is a real black bean patty, my all time favorite!

James Anderson

Good food. Wide selection of beers. Too bad most of them come in 10 oz glasses, for what I would expect to pay for a pint.

Rebecca Hill

Mac & cheese burger 10/10. The fries are different but really good.

Judy Wittmann

Great service. Unique and delish burgers, etc.

Tim Warren

mac and cheese burger w Buck Bacon was great. fun atmosphere.

Leah Doyle

If I could give this place no stars I would. I have been suffering, I mean really suffering, for two days with food poisening from this place. Make no mistake-i hadn't eaten anything else that day, so it absolutely was from The Buck- I'm thinking the Scottish egg that I had because it was the only thing I had that nobody else did. I will give it to them, the atmosphere was nice, and so was our server. But the food want even that good; atleast it could have been tasty going down, because it sure hasn't been pleasant coming up.

Michael Lah

Always great food, beer, and service at the Buck. *Yuge* selection of craft beers - many are local. They get very busy during tourist season, but it's always worth the wait. Parking is very limited out front, but there are several public parking lots nearby.


Burger was cold and made me very ill later in the day

Kent Morton

Had lunch here with the wife. Have had lunch a few times but Daniel our server was awesome. Very attenative and personable. Burgers are good too, but really if your server sucks the restaurant isn’t worth it and Daniel was awesome.


Nice little hole in the wall to have a burger for lunch

Alberto German


Alexandra Goldston

The food was impeccable, the service was phenomenal, and I'm looking forward to trivia night on Mondays!!

Chillz Life

Does not do to go orders! Your by a beach!!!! Wtf

Kellie Weckstein

We love this place! Just moved to the area and have been there multiple times already. Good for kids/adults. Great sandwiches and burgers and a solid beer menu.

Rachel Phelps

DO NOT EAT HERE if you have any special dietary needs or need to modify anything on the menu. Awful experience. I specifically asked the waitress if they could replace the chicken that came on my salad since I don’t eat poultry. She said “sure, no problem”, then when my salad came out with the chicken I don’t eat, she didn’t know it was chicken. “Oh, does that come with chicken?” I should have sent it back then, but quietly proceeded to pick all the chicken out of my salad not wanting to be rude. To my disgust, she not only charged me an up-charge for my replacement, along with the regular charge, she also proceeded to argue with me about what I ordered and how I should order next time. One of the worst customer service experiences I have ever had. Not always easy being a vegetarian and I don’t like to modify orders and be difficult, but once in a while I like to eat something other than the standard off the menu vegetarian dish. Never again would eat here. She not only didn’t get my order right, she didn’t show any empathy and was outright rude. Don’t know how she can survive as a waitress.

Aloha Bell

Waitress was great and the burger was great,will be back.

Sean Jacob

Great food, live music, good prices, lots of space, and overall good atmosphere. Great for sports and events.

Niko Gruber

Amazing selection of beers and unique and delicious burgers! Highly recommended!

Jason Robinson

First time visiting the Buck. We are local and was given a gift card to go to the buck. Food was good, service was good. Our server, Joe was nice and helpful. Staff was dressed very casual. All with their Buck t shirts, and most had on some type of sweatshirt, and jeans, some with holes in them. Asked out of curiosity, who was the manager and honestly, he looked like a server. He didnt check on us at all like most managers do. Noticed he was more concerned about the "regulars" who were there. Also noticed the kitchen staff wasn't wearing hair nets or beard guards not sure on gloves. But over all a 2.5 out 5.

Erich Kirchner

Huge selection of beers, good food and great service. Definitely worth a visit whether in town or a local.

Lorri Parks

Plenty of tables, but we were told we had 2 wait 20 minutes only to be taken to a table moments later by another member of their staff. The sweet potato fries were cold at delivery & their kettle chips not crispy.

Angela Doorn

Food was good! Next time, we'll have to sit upstairs, downstairs is too cold in winter.

James Finn

Drove 25 miles to try this place. Their posted hours said they were going to be open until 9pm yet when we showed up at 8pm the door was locked. The worst part was there was customers inside eating and drinking. I called letting them know we wanted to try the place. They said they were closed. What a let down. We decided to go to Silver Beach pizza instead which was open and happily took our business.


Amazing food, drinks, and great servers and managers. I feel like I get a great meal at a great price and this is a nice family friendly restaurant. Each server has there own personality and treat with respect and kindness as well do the host and with a warm smile. I enjoy all the food and my family and friends enjoy all the craft beers and cocktails served at the Buck Burger & Brew. I come here nearly everyday I can with someone who can enjoy the experience and food with me. Vegan, vegetarian, gluten, and family and friend kind of friendly.

Nathan Wolcott

Great beer selection and decent prices.

Rich Crowley

Tons of great beers, ciders and meads available. Sweet potato fries with cinnamon dipping sauce and phenomenal burgers.

Lloyd Wells

Always a great place to eat or just hangout. Food is right on! Priced is fair, average for a sit down around downtown Saint Joseph.

Scott Mohn

Only stoped in for a drink,but its a cool place,Iv been told the food is excelent but the drinks are pricey.

Michael Smith

Good burgers and a huge selection of beer. Very cool historic interior and decor. The staff was friendly and service was fast. Has an upper floor and outdoor patio on the 2nd floor.

Glenn Youngstedt

Great burgers and fish and chips. Good service.

Jonathan Long

Best burger I've had for a long time. Blue cheese and bacon. So good

Teresa Shirrell

Good food and beer. I enjoyed the atmosphere and live music. The service was slow, but staff did try to make it right by giving our appetizers free.

Cody Haviland

Great burger. Amazing beer selection. Location was clean. Prompt service once seated. Sweet potato fries were novel.

Tara Young

Stopped in for a late lunch, so we missed the crowd and were seated right away. I ordered the Brussels sprouts as an appetizer; they were really greasy. I had the Harvest burger as my entree; it was cooked perfectly, and was really good. The kids' burger was also good. I would go back, but only if there is no line.

Melanie Piller

Not only is this a great restaurant, but they go above and beyond when it comes to customer service. I left my sunglasses here and they not only found them, but mailed them to me! Truly exceptional.

Nathan Bilancio

Great selection of burgers and beer. Service is usually good as well, but can be slow during the busy times. Outdoor seating is nice, as well as the upper deck for drinks.

Jack Nadeau

Service was a tad on the slow side but the food made up for of the best bleu cheese burgers I’ve ever had!

Corztripconey Pinay Vlog

My salmon sandwich is so taste..

Gerald Struve

Cool place good food and friendly service

Mike Tuthill

Go after 7:30 to avoid the crowd. Food is slow with a large group, order ahead. My favorite is the Ahi Tuna appetizer. Beer is king, the bartenders know the product and will make good reccomendations. Lots of "co ktails" on tap, worth a try. My favorite place in town.

Amy O

Worst service ever. It took 10 minutes at least before a server came to our table. Manager walked by many times and never asked if we had been waited on yet. When we got our drinks my husband's drink had a dead fruit fly in it. When she brought back a "new" drink there was no foam on it like the last drink and I think they just scraped off the foam and sent it back. Our server never asked how our food or drinks were. She chatted up other tables around but never asked us anything. So sad we had heard good things about this place but will not return.

Ian Haight

Good burgers and a great beer selection.

B. Rowland

Buck's is a downtown St. Joseph restaurant that is a local favorite. With over 70 beers available you will be sure to find something that you'll like. Buck's is known for their good selection of burgers but I would also recommend some of their salads and sandwiches. There is a very nice two-story patio outside that is perfect for a group of friends on a warm summer evening. Trivia nights are Monday evenings.

Ashley Higgins-Sanner

Chili cheese fries were bomb. Great beer menu, great service. Nice sitting out on the rooftop.

Kristine Esler

This place is a great Burger bar. They offer unique burgers along with build your own burgers. The service was good the atmosphere was nice. Sports bar, with many tvs playing games. Would recommend this place to anyone.

Jill Andersen

Service was great. Salad was good but everything else was over cooked. Salmon BLT the fish was dry and the bacon was burnt. Went back today for a beer & a app the chicken bites we're so over done & dry. Too bad this is a nice place but need some kitchen help.

Sandra Andrews

I took my dad there for fathers day. At first the service was slow, we waited almost a half hour before someone waited on us. My dad ordered a hamburger and requested it well done. It came blood rare in the center and the fries were greasy. He sent it back three times. The sandwich returned still blood rare, only now it was cold. We were getting tired of waiting so my father went ahead and ate the burger. BIG MISTAKE. After several hours dad started to feeling ill. Late in the evening dad finally became nauseous enough that he threw up the burger. I will never eat or take anybody else there unless I want to make them sick. My meal was not much better. There is something I noticed about the other reviews on this site. The strong approvals are only one to two sentences. However, the reports of the POOR food quality are several paragraphs long. I would postulate that when people have to say something good, they don't have much to say. The positive reviews appear to be staged. Who would have the time to write details about the food they eat? They always use the same type of words, such as "Amazing." The owner Ken Kozminski pats himself on the back in one of the reviews by saying "WOW. Great seafood."

J Kosmides

Good burgers and brew. Very reasonably priced, and expect a wait on nice days. Kid friendly. Even had some live music upstairs the day we were there. Cool inside and clean bathrooms. A great place for a burger and beer.

Joel Gregory

I've been here twice. Both times I was very impressed with the burgers. My first visit I ordered the Peanut Butter & Bacon Jam Burger. Utterly amazing. I enjoy a messy and unique burger so this one was perfect. Not to mention ist amazing assortment of flavors. Second trip I ordered the Thornburger, added the fried egg on top. Equally great tasting burger. Service was decent. The fries are great, they have a cinnamin seasoning I think.

Geordan Eddy

Been here twice, first time the service was incredibly slow. The second time we arrived at 8:18 and were told we couldn't be seated or served because their kitchen closed at 9:00???

Elizabeth Angasan

Friendly, knowledgeable staff, good options for those with gluten free/ vegetarian/ vegan needs, super tastey & customizable burgers! I also enjoyed the live music. (Though it was at times a bit loud since I was sitting upstairs nearby.)


The Buck is AMAZING! My husband and I tried this restaurant for the first time and from start to finish our experiences were great! From the friendly hostesses to our awesome server, AJ, we had a blast! I have to say that I even met a number of friendly customers that added to making our experience PERFECT!


Good food. However.... The staff need to watch the locker room talk. We were seated right by the kitchen and we could hear employees swearing back and forth, having what should be private conversations in front of us customers in ear shot. Other than that our waitress was on point.

Scott Mann

Always friendly wait staff, great food. Little on the pricey side but that first bite you know exactly why.

Gregg Fitzgerald

Im going to give them 5 stars because Ive been there many times and I often go back. The problem this time was the pork nachos. It was a greasy mess. BUT simply don't get them. Instead, get my regular salmon sandwich and a fine IPA from their EXTENSIVE list of crafty brews on draft.

Karen Mangrum

I’m from the Detroit area and I drive to St. Joes to photograph the lighthouse. I found myself at Bucks Burgers for dinner and had a wonderful time. The food and service were both great. The next day after 6 hours of photographing, I again went to Buck burgers for lunch and once again the service and food were great. Thank you Adrienne for everything.

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