Buck’s Restaurant Woodside Restaurant Review, Woodside

Reviewer: Foodnut.com

Buck's Restaurant

3062 Woodside Rd (At Canada Rd)

Woodside, CA 94062

650-851-8010

Buck's Restaurant Website

Bucks Woodside Exterior

Buck’s is a quirky restaurant nestled in the small town of Woodside. The interior is full of off the wall models, toys, posters, and more. Even the front of the seasonal menu has a lecture on different topics. Their website is pretty crazy. Our last visit was in 2014. They have a separate lunch special menu that changes from time to time. They serve breakfast, lunch, and dinner. We came for lunch.

Bucks Woodside Interior 3

View from Front Door

Bucks Woodside Interior 2

Bar Area

Bucks Woodside Interior

Decor, Vibe – Buck’s has amusement park decor with all off beat crazy but fun items all over. Kids love this place. Many older folks, nearby VCs, regulars, and locals were eating lunch.

Buck’s Menu Pictures

Bucks Woodside Menu 1

Website Buck’s Menu

Buck’s Picks:

Bucks Woodside Mahi Mahi

Mahi Mahi ($21) with lime strawberry mango salsa, grilled fennel and spinach with a grilled potato was a special fish entree one evening. Having eaten many beautiful fish dishes, this one looked pretty messy. Buck’s did a very nice job cooking the fish along with the strawberry salsa.

Bucks Woodside Salmon

Broiled salmon Medallion ($16.50) with sweet roasted red pepper, sauteed spinach, over grilled polenta with lemon butter was recommended by our server. Well cooked and pretty fresh. The polenta was absolutely huge and very tasty.

Famous oven roasted baby artichokes ($11) basted with our famous garlic, our famous sea salt and our famous olive oil with our dipping sauce…which is also famous is definitely special. A must order if on the menu.

Grilled Artichoke Special ($24) stuffed full of big shrimp on one side and fresh Dungeness crab on the other was also on the special menu one evening, it was also very fresh and highly recommended.

Peach Cobbler ($7) was a pretty large dessert with lots of fresh peaches along with a crusty cookie and some nice vanilla ice cream.

OK:

Bucks Woodside Cheese steak sandwidch

Buck’s Filet Mignon cheesesteak ($15) with grilled pasilla peppers and onions with jack cheese stuffed in a baguette, comes with fresh fruit, fries, slaw, or cottage cheese. It was pretty massive decent tasting sandwich but a little on the greasy side. The sandwich blended together, so it was hard to tell if the meat was really good filet mignon or not.

Cheeseburger ($14) with fries was not exactly cheap. At least they asked how we wanted it cooked… It did not arrive medium rare though. Average burger, nothing special.

Pans:
Filet Mignon ($28) with smoked cherry sauce, baked potato, and vegetables was suggested by our server and proved to be a fairly small and not well cooked dish.  The sauce tasted pretty weird.

Buck’s had pretty slow service. The server came by every once in a while and had to tracked down. This is a unique restaurant that should be visited for its novelty effect.
The food was better than we expected, expensive but decent. Nearby Village Pub also serves a mean lunch. Kids menu available.
This scenic area is home to lots of cyclists and nearby Wunderlich Park is a great place for a hike.

Buck's Restaurant Overall Rating: (Good 2)

Come Back?

Food Rating: (Good)
Service Rating: (Good)
Atmosphere Rating: (Very Good)
Value Rating: (Average)

Guide: 0 = poor, 1 = Below/Average, 2 = Good, 2.5 = Very Good, 3 = Excellent , 4 = Extraordinary

Alcohol:Full Bar
Attire:Casual
Hours:Mon-Th 7am - 9pm, Fri 7am - 10pm, Sat 8am - 10pm, Sun 8am - 9pm
Parking:Free Lot
Reservations:Yes
Prices:$9 - $14.95 (Breakfast), $8 - $17.50 (Lunch)

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