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389 N. Loop 1604 W. (Stone Oak Pkwy.) Send to Phone
Buck's rogue aviator theme allows the incipient chain to explore ports o'call plates beyond the burger; look for specialties such as the classic salpicon beef salad.

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THIS RESTAURANT IS CLOSED Buck's Landing Restaurant Review

: Buck's wants to become a chain. But for the moment, the owners are concentrating on putting out a good product---in addition to honing the theme of a rogue aviator who just happens to have connections to lost gold mines and exotic ports o' call. (You won't be able to miss the actual airplane on a tall, concrete pedestal outside the restaurant.) Most themes of this sort seem hokey, but Buck's story at least allows for culinary expansion into diverse cuisines beyond the burger, and so far the kitchen seems to have mastered a version of salpicon, a marinated beef salad that's traditional throughout Mexico and Latin America, as well as a pork-based ropa vieja---the old clothes especially favored in the Caribbean. Burgers, including the locally necessary guacamole version, are there in spades, of course, and the family-friendly restaurant (there are both sandbox and gaming areas) offers kids' portions of everything from quesadillas to corn dogs. Specialty margaritas and a lineup of premium tequila shots with the classic sangrĂ­ta accompaniments are scheduled to appear soon.


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