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Old 09-01-2019, 08:37 AM   #1
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Default Buckey's--What's going on?

We've loved Buckey's in Moultonboro for years, so we were very disappointed early in the Summer when it was clear that they had been unable to hire enough good staff. After a couple of rough dinners we decided to wait until next year.

Then last night--Saturday at 6pm, when they are usually PACKED--the parking lot was half empty and their marquee pitched Karaoke (sign of desperation?). The New Woodshed was packed--so it was not that Labor Day is kids back to school, but Buckey's usually fills up first.

Any insights? Have that many others also been disappointed this year that B's is now struggling on Saturday? Please spare us the stuff that's been true for years (someplace else is better, etc) why are they struggling NOW?

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Old 09-01-2019, 08:52 AM   #2
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We had a disappointing time there earlier this summer, when 4 of us waited for at least a half hour for our order to be taken, then waited another half hour to be served lukewarm food. Whatever the reason, we are avoiding Buckeys as there are better choices locally. Itís too bad because they are only a few minutes away. We go out during the week because itís so crazy on weekends during the season.
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Old 09-01-2019, 12:33 PM   #3
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We've been there a bunch this summer... all staff very friendly and courteous. We had 1, ONE, day where we were told they were short staffed and it might be a wait, as a party of 6 we "got it"....but there was never a hiccup in our service or meal.


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Old 09-08-2019, 08:41 PM   #4
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We tried Buckey's for the first time last weekend on Saturday 8/31 for dinner and had no issues- Our waiter, Joe, was pleasant, busy, but got our drinks, apps and mains in a reasonable time, and it turned out we ended up going back Tuesday Sept. 3rd for lunch since we were coming back from the Casual Cape store in Moultonborough. Again, had Joe as our waiter, service was fine and food was good.

We're doing our best to try as many places as possible before the winter sets in so we don't make giant drives for so-so experiences.

(Although today, I tried the C-man diner in Tilton on the way to Lowes and wasn't thrilled. Talk about a drive from Tuftonboro- but at least there was no traffic : )
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Old 09-09-2019, 01:55 PM   #5
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Thanks for the responses. Glad to hear others' more recent experiences have been good. I think Joe is one of the old guard, and he's always been good. I will return for another try soon. Cheers!
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Old 10-26-2019, 05:22 PM   #6
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We had a late lunch there today. We had a very nice waitress, Tammy. The service was good but the food was very disappointing. I ordered the fried clams and the batter was very heavy and tasted of old oil.

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Old 10-27-2019, 03:22 AM   #7
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We had a late lunch there today. We had a very nice waitress, Tammy. The service was god but the food was very disappointing. I ordered the fried clams and the batter was very heavy and tasted of old oil.
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That's VERY high praise for service!
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Wife brought a few people last weekend, they were up a few nights. She was embarrassed by the service and eventual food that followed. Never experienced this in the past but did a week ago. The parking lot is usually packed driving by Friday nights I hope they don't just become a local watering hole. Hopefully they read this site.
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Old 10-28-2019, 08:26 PM   #11
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Jim Gray and son Jamie have run the place for years, and itís been a fun place to go, grab a bite, and chat with people. Itís the first place in that location to have been successful, as far as I can recall, so itís a shame that their business is taking a turn in the wrong direction. Canít explain it, but hopefully they can turn things around because if not, people will gravitate toward other places. There are plenty of good restaurants around.
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Old 10-29-2019, 03:15 PM   #12
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I don't get over near Buckey's too often, but when I do it's usually after having done some camp cleaning/mowing, whatever.

I would then stop in for one of their delicious cheeseburger platters- great fries, coleslaw and pickle spear (two, even, if you asked).

About two-three years ago they started substituting sliced bread and butter pickles for the spears. Maybe I was being too pickled about this change of events- but a red flag went up!

Eventually... no pickle(s) at all!!!

Hmmmmm?
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