Uncle Buck's Brewery and Steakhouse

2501-1 Bass Pro Drive, Grapevine, TX, 76051, United States
(214) 513-2337
Latitude: 32.95648, Longitude: -97.04376

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  • Monday: 11:00 AM – 10:00 PM
  • Tuesday: 11:00 AM – 10:00 PM
  • Wednesday: 11:00 AM – 10:00 PM
  • Thursday: 11:00 AM – 10:00 PM
  • Friday: 11:00 AM – 10:00 PM
  • Saturday: 11:00 AM – 10:00 PM
  • Sunday: 11:00 AM – 9:00 PM
Wifi Available
Cask Beer
Indoor Smoking
Available Parking
Beer Pricing: $
Public Transit
Proper Glassware
Outdoor Seating
Family Friendly
Selection: 2.50 | Atmosphere: 3.69 | Service: 3.88 | Food: 3.00
67.1
out of 100
Overall Beer Mapping Score
Based on 4 reviews.
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miori1230 (215)
Saturday 24th of August 2013 10:51:54 AM
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As others have said, this is attached to a large Bass Pro Shop. The restaurant is large, and the bar is up a flight of stairs and has a cool view of the dining area and brewing tanks.

I was there on a Friday afternoon while waiting for a flight (it's not far from the airport), so there were only a few others there at the time. I got the sampler of the 5 standard beers, although they did have 3 seasonals that I didn't try. The Light Ale was obviously going after the Bud/Coors crowd. They also had a Blonde Ale, Pale Ale, Brown Ale, and the Sportsman (I forget what they called it - it was similar to an Amber). I also got a glass of water and took a taste of that first....

The water had a really off flavor to it, so I decided I wasn't that thirsty and should just stick with the beer. Unfortunately, the beer was made from the same water, and I noticed the same significant off flavor in each of the beers. I got through about half of each sample before giving up. I was there with a friend who got through the sampler and then tried the IPA. He liked it better because it was hoppier and the off flavor was better hidden. I guess that's a good thing, but I wasn't willing to try for myself.
Selection: 2 | Atmosphere: 4 | Service: 3.5 | Food: N/A
63.3
Overall

barron (12)
Thursday 27th of September 2012 02:30:56 PM
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Uncle Bucks Brewery wasn't as bad as it has been reviewed. It's just a let down after walking through the pro shop and walking upstairs to the mans loft... Big screen TV projection TVs .. It just too bad it has and such little beers... very average food.. It was just better than applebees and service was good but one waitress for 40 people give her a break...growlers were available but beer wasn't worthy..
Selection: 3 | Atmosphere: 4 | Service: 3.75 | Food: 3.0
71.7
Overall

Brad (103)
Wednesday 6th of June 2012 03:37:15 PM
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I’m not fond of bashing a place based on one visit, but there was so much disappointing here that I can’t imagine ever returning.

The beer – their web site says, “At Uncle Buck’s we will always have our standard beer styles, plus our 3 guest taps, as well as seasonal brews depending on the time of the year.” That’s a copy & paste from their web site. Last night they had their five standard beers: Light, Blonde, Sportsman, American Pale Ale and Brown. I asked the server about the guest taps and the seasonal. He simply said no, just the five standards. No guest taps. No seasonals. They proudly note that their APA is brewed with a combination of traditional and Belgian yeasts. The Sportsman is a blend of Blonde and the APA – so that makes two out of the five using a yeast strain that I don’t particularly enjoy (I’m not a Belgian fan). To be fair, the Belgian yeast flavor in the Sportsman blend was very subtle, but one would think that there might be something else of interest. If they are going to advertise that they will always have three guest taps, then you would think they could at least have one.

The food - my medium rare bacon cheeseburger was served medium well without bacon or cheese. Two in my party asked for vegetables instead of a baked potato. That request was missed or ignored by the server or the kitchen.

It took almost three hours to get through dinner. In fairness, there were eleven of us, which slowed down the drinks and order-taking. However, it should not have taken anywhere near that long for some burgers, steaks & beers. I will look elsewhere the next time I’m in the area.
Selection: 1 | Atmosphere: 3 | Service: 4 | Food: 3.0
53.3
Overall

NomadSix (1)
Monday 6th of December 2010 12:07:18 PM
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I wasn't that impressed. I guess it's probably a good place to eat after shopping at the Bass Pro Shop (Owner of the Brewpub), but the beer was marginal at best and the food was ok.

I didn't try their full menu of beers, as I was too disappointed with their IPA. It was listed as having an IBU of 50, but I couldn't taste, or smell, any hops from the glass. In fact, it had an odor that I couldn't name, but I think it was possibly citrus…or spoiled. I tried a second beer, a double hopped specialty beer that wasn't on the menu and it came in a fluted glass, like the kind used for a Belgium Ale (not a pint). The color of the unfiltered ale looked very inviting...and while it wasn't as bad as the IPA...it still lacked any aroma of hops. When I approached the bartendress to ask for the IBUs while leaving, she contradicted our waitress and stated that they didn't brew the double hopped ale....instead it was from somewhere with Stone in the name. I lost interest and left without adding to my growler collection….which doesn’t happen often.

The food was decent, but also lacking and relatively expensive. I tried the Buffalo Filet Sandwich, which was supposed to be served on a French baguette. Instead it was on an under baked hoagie bun (grocery store type) and I'll eat my shoe if it was filet of any kind. I had a piece of grizzle that was as big as a penny and lots of fat in the sliced meat. I cook buffalo filets (buying and trimming whole tenderloins) and what they served didn't taste or look anything like buffalo. In addition, it was obvious that my french fries were cooked in the same oil they use for fried fish....yuck!

The location is attached to the local Bass Pro Shop...and when you walked in it almost looked like it was once a church...with a glowing glass face of "Uncle Buck" at the alter end....except for the stainless tanks visible along the east wall. We decided to eat upstairs in the Sports Bar, which also had tanks visible through the south wall....but the bar felt like it was a converted choir loft. The decor was fine, but almost nothing beer related...mostly hunting and fishing, which is understandable given the location.

The service from our waitress was great...but she really didn’t know much about their beer.

Overall, I'd have the say that I won't return. I like to visit brewpubs that actually are a craft establishment....this one seemed like an afterthought to utilize space at the Bass Pro Shop and had the feel of a lesser Granite City, except the beer was worse.

Selection: 2 | Atmosphere: 2 | Service: 4 | Food: 1.0
53.3
Overall

Menotomy (148)
Saturday 5th of April 2008 11:01:17 PM
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When you enter the restaurant you enter a large dining area which isn't divided into rooms or anything like that. It's a large dining area, divided into boothes on the edges and tables in the middle.

There are generally five beers available at any time, each of them pretty good. The food is decent, mostly American style eating at a reasonable price.

Recommended if you're in the area, especially if you are staying at the Embassy Suites next to Bass Pro Shop.
Selection: 4 | Atmosphere: 3.75 | Service: 4.25 | Food: 3.5
80.0
Overall

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