Best Restaurant in Greenville-Centreville, 2014:
Buckley’s Tavern is the same friendly place you’ve know it to be forever. You’ll find everything from nachos to foie gras. The crab cake sandwiches, mushroom soup and burgers are classic. The wine list is very good, and
the taps are loaded with good domestic beers and craft brews. Other places have come and gone. Buckley’s remains.
Best Pub-Tavern, 2014:
Crowds of friendly regulars at the bar and a roadside location make 150-year-old Buckley’s Tavern the very definition of a pub. It’s hard to drive past without the thought of a cold craft beer and the signature Buckley’s Burger.
The Buckley’s Burger at Buckley’s Tavern is such a favorite, the new owners left it as is it always was. Plenty of beef is grilled, then topped with good cheddar, applewood-smoked bacon, lettuce and tomato on brioche. In fact, it’s the only way the sandwich is offered (though you can have yours tweaked, of course). It’s on the all-day menu, and the late-night menu, too.
Some restaurants offer an excellent outdoor seating area. But Buckley’s Tavern boasts three: the vine-covered front porch, the villa-like rear patio and the rooftop deck. Each space renders a distinctive experience. The porch is for people-watching, the patio for romance, and the deck for hanging with a group. Visit any of the above for Sunday brunch and try the Eastern Shore eggs Benedict.
It’s tough to beat Buckley’s Tavern for alfresco dining, “because it provides customers with three different options: dining on the front porch, back patio or rooftop,” critic Ciro Poppiti says. There’s not a bad view in—or out of—the house. “If it’s good enough for the vice president of the United States,” he says, “who am I to argue?”