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Buckaroo BBQ & Grill

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Located at 921 Upper Bukit Timah Road, Buckaroo BBQ & Grill specializes in Western cuisine.

Wed - Mon: 16:00 - 22:00

Closed: Tue

$32 based on 65 submissions
Dinner (34 votes), Large Groups/Gathering (26 votes), After Work (20 votes)
theengineerchef

Closest you can get to the authentic buffalo wings

For full review, please visit my blog The Engineer Chef:
http://theengineerchef.blogspot.sg/2014/03/buckaroo-bbq-grill-happy-50th.html


Upon entering the restaurant, I got that rustic feel just like when I was entering a neighborhood eatery in a deserted place in the USA - like the only restaurant they have in a small town, that communal and country feel.

There are in total 10 levels, and wings are sold per half dozen or per full dozen (note that 1 wing consists of both the wingette and the drumette). Level 1 is the "Combustion Wings" ($17.5/half, $26.80/full), Level 2 the "Volcano"($18.80/half, $27.80/full), and Level 3 the "Insanity" ($19.80/half, $28.80/full). Additional level comes at $1.50 per level per half dozen. Each portion is served with carrot and celery. 

Both of us started with half dozen of Level 3 the "Insanity", which to our taste bud was NOT hot / spicy at all. There was just a tinge of hot that was very subtle. Then, we ordered half dozen of Level 7 (our waiter commented that she started feeling the heat at level 7, so we dared). Level 7 was indeed the heat bomb to your lips and tongue. I managed to finish the first wing nicely, but as I was munching on my second wing, I just felt that the heat and the acid from the buffalo sauce was too much for me. I believe the perfect level to my liking will be around Level 5.   The chicken wings were fried to perfection. The skin was crispy, yet the meat was juicy and tender. The buffalo sauce was considerably good - although not the best I've ever tasted, could be the best in Singapore. It was slightly different from the traditional buffalo sauce. You could taste the acid and the heat, but you could also find more spice and herbs in the sauce as to the traditional version. 

Besides the wings, we shared the Onion Rings ($9.80/regular), which was the "must try" dish if you come to Buckaroo. The presentation of this dish was clever. All the perfectly fried golden brown rings were stacked on a tower. To me, the rings from Buckaroo can be the nicest rings I have tasted ever (no kidding). When you bite into the rings, the onion immediately disintegrate leaving a clean bite, which to me is the number one criteria of a perfectly fried onion ring. Needless to say, the batter was delicious too.   Besides all the good food, most importantly you could also enjoy one of the best hospitality you could get in a local restaurant. I would say dining at Buckaroo transports you to dining at a rustic countryside restaurant in the USA. Stop hesitating, all you have to do now is order some beer, clean your hands, and dig in! Real buffalo wings are eaten using your hands. For all buffalo wings lover, (or BBQ lovers as they sell all sorts of BBQ), Buckaroo is a must visit.

The HGW community like this place for...

  • mushroom soups9 votes
  • onion rings6 votes
  • clam chowder soup4 votes
  • Fish & Chips3 votes
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17 Apr 2014 • 27 reviews • 0 follower

Closest you can get to the authentic buffalo wings

For full review, please visit my blog The Engineer Chef:
http://theengineerchef.blogspot.sg/2014/03/buckaroo-bbq-grill-happy-50th.html


Upon entering the restaurant, I got that rustic feel just like when I was entering a neighborhood eatery in a deserted place in the USA - like the only restaurant they have in a small town, that communal and country feel.

There are in total 10 levels, and wings are sold per half dozen or per full dozen (note that 1 wing consists of both the wingette and the drumette). Level 1 is the "Combustion Wings" ($17.5/half, $26.80/full), Level 2 the "Volcano"($18.80/half, $27.80/full), and Level 3 the "Insanity" ($19.80/half, $28.80/full). Additional level comes at $1.50 per level per half dozen. Each portion is served with carrot and celery. 

Both of us started with half dozen of Level 3 the "Insanity", which to our taste bud was NOT hot / spicy at all. There was just a tinge of hot that was very subtle. Then, we ordered half dozen of Level 7 (our waiter commented that she started feeling the heat at level 7, so we dared). Level 7 was indeed the heat bomb to your lips and tongue. I managed to finish the first wing nicely, but as I was munching on my second wing, I just felt that the heat and the acid from the buffalo sauce was too much for me. I believe the perfect level to my liking will be around Level 5.   The chicken wings were fried to perfection. The skin was crispy, yet the meat was juicy and tender. The buffalo sauce was considerably good - although not the best I've ever tasted, could be the best in Singapore. It was slightly different from the traditional buffalo sauce. You could taste the acid and the heat, but you could also find more spice and herbs in the sauce as to the traditional version. 

Besides the wings, we shared the Onion Rings ($9.80/regular), which was the "must try" dish if you come to Buckaroo. The presentation of this dish was clever. All the perfectly fried golden brown rings were stacked on a tower. To me, the rings from Buckaroo can be the nicest rings I have tasted ever (no kidding). When you bite into the rings, the onion immediately disintegrate leaving a clean bite, which to me is the number one criteria of a perfectly fried onion ring. Needless to say, the batter was delicious too.   Besides all the good food, most importantly you could also enjoy one of the best hospitality you could get in a local restaurant. I would say dining at Buckaroo transports you to dining at a rustic countryside restaurant in the USA. Stop hesitating, all you have to do now is order some beer, clean your hands, and dig in! Real buffalo wings are eaten using your hands. For all buffalo wings lover, (or BBQ lovers as they sell all sorts of BBQ), Buckaroo is a must visit.
Mushroom soup is nice and creamy, clam chowder was too milky.
13 Apr 2014 • 2 reviews • 0 follower

Not as fantastic as I thought

Only pork chops, mushroom soup and ribs & chicken combo was worth it. Clam chowder soup was too "milky", batter for fish and chips was wet and mushy, onion rings is just deep fried onions with a interesting presentation and aglio oglio was nothing to rave about. It's just mushrooms with spaghetti
Mushroom soup
08 May 2013 • 7 reviews • 26 followers

Fantastic

My Family and Friends frequently occasionally visit buckaroos for dinner and chill out. Service and staff are excellent. Food is delicious and in big portions.
03 Aug 2012 • 1 review • 0 follower

Big Disappointment

A friend mentioned Buckaroo to me some time ago and I decided to go with my wife on a Friday night. The restaurant is nicely situated, even though its a bit out of the way. It has a warm and friendly feel, a nice place to sit eat and drink.

We decided to order the mushroom soup as a starter. We asked for 2 but was advised that it was a big serving and that maybe 1 would do us both. The soup is served inside a big bun, and although very tasteful, probably one of the best mushroom soups I have had, i felt that the actual serving of the soup was not enough for 2 persons.

My wife insisted that we try the buffalo wings, level 3. I don't really do spicey so was worried that my mouth would go on fire. I needn't of worried. They certainly didn't live up to the hype. The wings were hot but the sauce was cold. The first taste you got was of sweetness followed by vinegar. I only managed a few bites, even my wife commented that they taste like they have just been dipped in vinegar. We left them and waited for the main course. We both ordered American pork chop. They came with a serving of apple sauce, which we didn't want, so the waiter who was very helpful and friendly, always with a smile on his face, brought us some mushroom sauce. The sauce was the highlight of the dish because the chops were so dry.

All in all it was a very disappointing experience. The bill and the taxi fares came to $150 and it was not money well spent.

21 Jul 2012 • 147 reviews • 6 followers

One plate of generous serving, up!

I would not have known of this place had it not been for my friend's recommendation. Buckaroo is nestled inside the estate of private houses, which to me, is really inconvenient unless one drives.

Buckaroo is easily identifiable along the row of terrace houses as we drove up, with its excessive usage of timber for the exterior and usage of green, red, yellow neon lights.

And from the menu, we ordered :-

1) Ranch style crispy fried chicken wings, $15.80 (half dozen) – Wanting our chicken wings crispy, we chose not to go for the buffalo wings. Not too bad. The wings were crispy (not the thick kind of batter) and juicy. Nice!!!

2) Onion rings, $9.80 (regular) – I admit, I ordered this because it's somewhat interesting that the onion rings were served stacked up in a long pole. Haha. And nothing beats food which is served hot. Nice.

3) Escargot bourguignonne, $16.80 (half dozen) – I felt this was normal. Nothing special.

4) Clam chowder, $9.80 – A big bread is used to hold the soup. And the best way to eat it is really to scoop out the 'flesh' of the bread from within, and consume it with the soup. Yes, please do not neglect the bread. It's such a pity when I saw others touching the soup, but not the bread. The soup is thick and creamy with lots of ingredients.

5) Fish 'n' chips , $19.50 – This is absolutely a must order! Buckaroo sure is very generous with the serving. The one slab (Oh yes, I am using the word 'slab' instead of 'piece') of dory served is thick, juicy and fresh with the batter being thin and crispy. Definitely one of the better fish & chips I have tried.

The service staff are warm and approachable. Will definitely head back to Buckaroo for their clam chowder and fish 'n' chips if I am in the area.

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