United States > Missouri > Cape Girardeau
csaso (126) Missouri | February 13, 2013
46 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 5/10 SELECTION 4/15 FOOD 5/10 VALUE 9/10 OVERALL 10/20
UPDATE - As of 2/3/13, this place is now CLOSED!
Looks like a better place than it really is. Food is OK. Not too many beer choices, 4 or 5 maybe. The beer itself is average at best. For Cape itís an all right place I guess, but there are a lot better places in a lot of other Missouri towns.
bsuedekum (18) Saint Louis, Missouri | July 15, 2012
82 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 10/10 OVERALL 15/20
I grew up in Cape and went to college there so Bucknerís was the local spot I used to frequent quite a bit and also one of my first exposures to different craft beers. The restaurant is huge and overlooks the river and raintracks and is located in the heart of downtown Cape so itís a nice place to check out for out of towners. The food is well above average and very reasonably priced. Every beer Iíve had from them is respectable for a small craft brewery and they typically have 6-8 options to choose from. Cape is a college town so thus Bucknerís staff is largely college kids which means service will vary greatly depending on who is working when you visit.
Bif (64) St. Louis, Missouri | May 11, 2012
64 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 8/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 15/20
Located in downtown district next to the Mississippi River. Itís a large place in what used to be a department store. The "brewery" is to your right as your enter then there is a large bar. In the back there is seating that overlooks the river. They normally have 7-8 beers on tap, a couple are usually seasonal. The beers we had we quite decent but nothing outstanding. But considering where you are, it was quite good. The menu seem quite good, from "pub grub" to regular meals with a daily special or two thrown in. My only complaint was how slow the service was.
Narnad (19) Wonder Lake, Illinois | July 13, 2009
74 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 15/20
Was here the first week in July 2009 for lunch. The place is big with lots of seating as booths or tables. The old department store flooring still resides in the building. A great view of the river can be seen from the east side where they typically seat patrons who are eating. Service was okay but they were just a bit slow for only having a few people in there. Food was okay. I had the blackened catfish and it was slightly burned but the seasoning was great and the portion was decent. The chicken strips that my grandmother in-law and son had were nice big chunks of chicken breast batter, not the pre-processed junk. Beers were kind of a disappointment because they seemed to be skimping on the malt to lower the gravities way to low (or save money). If they had just a bit more body they would be a ton better. IPA was by far the best of the ones they had on tap. It was neat to see the brewer there working as we were eating. My son loved looking at the levy, huge barges going by and the trains outside the window as we ate. Very easy to find. Overall a nice place to give a shot if your rolling through town.
thegreenrooster (55) St.louis, Missouri | July 3, 2006
50 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 2/10 SELECTION 6/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 13/20
Right on the riverfront in old town Cape. Almost skipped it since is was hard to tell if the place was open. Walking in here the look of the place is decent, lots of exposed wood and some of the tables overlook the Mississippi river which is a few feet away. Staff was distant, so much so i almost had to go back in the kitchen to have someone serve me. After they served me my pale ale and took my order is was back in the kitchen and i was left to myself at the bar as i was the sole patron on a Sunday afternoon. If I was a bastard I could have walked out of there with the register and bottles of booze they would have never known. The beer itself was decent and the fish and chips was also quite good. Good setting and cool looking old building but no real interaction with a customer. Iím sure it its diferent when busy but when you hardly notice you have a customer it loses points big time.
kwoeltje (81) Manchester, Missouri | February 11, 2006
80 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 17/20
Came across this by accident. Very friendly waitress. The bartender was also very friendly and knowledgeable about beers. Menu with pizzas (homemade crust), burgers, sandwiches, steaks (I had the pizza - very good). Good beers. Iíll definitely be back.
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