Our success is not just ours to claim, but a shared victory.

Thank you to all the collaborators, from our talented chefs to our dedicated staff, from our valued fishers, farmers and vendors to our loyal customers.We are truly humbled and grateful for the kind words and recognition from the press.


Yelp’s Top 100 Romantic Restaurants for Valentine’s Day Dinner in 2024

Thank you Yelp for ranking Buck & Rider as #45 on your list of the most romantic places to eat in the United States according to Yelp.

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Seafood happy hour is a big hit at Buck and Rider

With three Valley locations, their happy hour runs everyday from 3 p.m. until 7 p.m. Arizona’s Family stopped by the Gilbert location on Ray and Higley Roads. Oysters are always a big hit, and they’re coming in at $2.25 each. While these are not the cheapest oysters (and anything too cheap is questionable), they are high quality and handpicked daily by the chef.

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Whatever you decide to order, the name of the game at this seafood spot is fresh. Whether it’s Maryland crab or Alaskan oysters, everything is flown in daily from sustainably minded producers.

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Global Flavors: Dishes kissed with ingredients from around the world

Baja Shrimp Ceviche at Buck & Rider: Todos Santos is a truly breathtaking town in Baja California Sur. This ceviche recipe is inspired by the region, thought to be where ceviche was, in part, born as a coastal menu staple. It features shrimp from the sea of Cortez in Baja California Sur and is paired with cucumber, cilantro, tomato, avocado and zesty lime juice.

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Tuna Crispy Rice Recipe from Buck & Rider

If you’re looking for an impressive appetizer to serve your guests, you’re in luck. Executive chef Daniel Torres of Buck & Rider at Gilbert’s Agritopia has shared the restaurant’s popular ahi tuna crispy rice recipe.

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Arizona family buys Alaskan oyster farm and finds success

An Arizona family took a chance and bought an Alaskan oyster farm. Here’s how they have found success with a Valley restaurant.

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Epicenter at Agritopia is the last piece for 20-year-long development in Gilbert

William was particularly excited to land the seafood restaurant Buck and Rider at Epicenter, which marks its third location in metro Phoenix.

Emily Collins, the restaurant’s chief operating officer, said it was time to step into the East Valley market to bring residents the high-quality dining and lunch they offer.

“It’s more of an elegant fresh lunch place that we felt like was missing from the market,” Collins said.

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We’ve put a lot of layers into the business so that there will always be different reasons to visit. We have a fun happy hour, weekend brunch, a sushi bar, and a gorgeous west-facing patio with a fountain for beautiful sunsets. You can come for dinner with friends, celebrate a special occasion, or sit at the bar for lunch and have a glass of wine and a sushi roll.

You can read the full article in the digital issue of Tasting Panel on pages 130-133.


Buck & Rider opening new location in Gilbert in September 2023

The restaurant’s catch is flown in daily, purchased directly from small producers around the world who specialize in sustainable fishing and oyster farming practices. The popular time-stamped raw bar reflects the freshness of the fish and availability of oysters from the fisherman and farmers.

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Buck & Rider opening new location in Gilbert in September 2023

Among its menu options are fresh seafood that is flown in daily and fresh vegetables from small producers. They have cocktails, oysters, a sushi bar, burgers, brunch, steaks, and more.

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Buck & Rider Opening Latest Home in Gilbert

The Gilbert location will offer 9,500 square feet of indoor and outdoor space. That’s plenty of room for catching up with friends over a light weekday lunch, moving the afternoon meeting to a table on our patio, bringing the family in for weekend brunch, or enjoying a special date night.


Buck & Rider Set to open in gilbert early september

The opening of Buck & Rider at Epicenter at Agritopia will be a game-changer for the Valley, mirroring the cuisine and service we are known for in Phoenix and N. Scottsdale so there’s no need to leave Gilbert for an exceptional restaurant experience. Owners invested heavily in their new home, and it shows in every detail – from the walnut-topped bar and Heath ceramic tile to the stunning fireplace and custom bronze statue commissioned for the fountain. Whether over cocktails and oysters at the sit-down sushi bar or for a group celebration, Buck & Rider is creating an unparalleled gathering spot for Gilbert neighbors.


Power Lunch: The Newest Buck & Rider Reels in Daily Fresh Catches

What a great ‘Power Lunch’ feature on some of our lunchtime favorites including the Dungeness Crab Wedge Salad, Sushi, and our Famous Fish Sandwich. Thank you In Business Magazine!


The Ride Continues

Thankful for this article on the many features of our Scottsdale location in the Super Bowl issue of WHERE Traveler Phoenix + Scottsdale. We are thrilled to bring our freshly flown in seafood, raw bar, sushi bar, two patios, and private dining to North Scottsdale!


Buck & Rider Opens North Scottsdale Location

We’re honored for the coverage of Buck North Scottsdale opening in both The Scottsdale Standard and Scottsdale North News. Many thanks!


Lasting Impressions

We are so happy you value fine art the way we do. Thank you for this coverage Phoenix Business Journal!


Buck & Rider Opens Second Location

Thank you Scottsdale City Lifestyle for the coverage on our new North Scottsdale location! We love bringing our fresh seafood, sushi bar, fire pits and patio dining to the Scottsdale community.


Eatin’ In The USA

Such a fun piece! Thank you, Phoenix Magazine, for including our oysters.


First look: Buck & Rider’s Scottsdale location is twice the size of the original

Thank you Phoenix Business Journal for this first look article featuring so many beautiful images of our new N. Scottsdale space! We are appreciative of all of your support.


Buck & Rider to Open in North Scottsdale

Thank you to fabAZ for the article all about the ins and outs of our new N. Scottsdale location. Now Open!


Buck & Rider’s eatery expansion adds challenges, but exec says it’s worth it

Grateful to the Phoenix Business Journal for the article about our upcoming North Scottsdale opening and our dedication to flying in the freshest seafood daily from around the world — now taking reservations beginning Dec 23rd!


Buck & Rider opens location in North Scottsdale

Thank you AZ Big Media for featuring our upcoming North Scottsdale opening, truly grateful for the support! Doors officially open Dec 23rd. We can’t wait to see you soon!


Catch of the Day

Thank you So Scottsdale Magazine for featuring our North Scottsdale opening in your Dec Food Issue, we can’t wait to have you in!


Six-Shooter: Holiday Pies

Buck & Rider’s own Lemon Meringue Pie is featured in Managing Editor, Leah LeMoine’s “Six Shooter” Holiday Pie Column!


The Buck & Rider Dining Experience is Eagerly Anticipated at The Shops at Chauncey Ranch

North Scottsdale residents are in for a treat. Slated to open mid-2022 is a second Buck &Rider at The Shops at Chauncey Ranch what will also serve favorite dishes that include Arizona’s freshest seafood.


Epicenter At Agritopia Adds LGO Hospitality’s Buck & Rider

Epicenter, the high-end, vertically integrated mixed-use community and retail destination in the heart of Agritopia, will welcome LGO Hospitality’s Buck & Rider to its dynamic mix of tenants.

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Local Foodie News

A slew of food-and-bev establishments have recently opened. Some are opening this week!


Buck & Rider set to be ‘cornerstone’ of lineup at Gilbert’s Epicenter

Buck & Rider is the latest addition to the lineup of the ambitious Epicenter at Agritopia mixed-used development under construction in Gilbert.


High-End Restaurant Lands In Agritopia

A high-end restaurant known for flying in seafood fresh daily has opened at Agritopia’s mixed-used Epicenter near Ray and Highley roads.


Coming Soon: Buck & Rider At Epicenter At Agritopia In Gilbert

Buck & Rider, a 6-year-old seafood and steak restaurant in Arcadia, will open a third location at Epicenter, the mixed-use development at Agritopia on the northwest corner of Higley and Ray in Gilbert.


Buck & Rider Restaurant Added To Epicenter Lineup In Gilbert’s Agritopia

Phoenix seafood and steak eatery Buck & Rider will open its second location in Agritopia’s Epicenter development near Higley and Ray roads in Gilbert this fall. Buck & Rider serves lunch, dinner and weekend brunch with live music.


Buck & Rider To Open At Retail Destination In Gilbert, Arizona

Gilbert’s first vertical mixed-use community introduces freshest seafood in Arizona to the East Valley.


Epicenter’s Bar And Restaurant Lineup Keeps Growing. Here’s What’s Coming Soon To Gilbert

As Epicenter is built in Gilbert, these eight restaurants, bars and cafes are on the list to move in.


Well-Known Restaurant Inks Lease At Joe Johnston’s Epicenter In Gilbert

Epicenter at Agritopia, a high-end mixed-use development under construction in Gilbert, continues to attract popular Valley restaurant brands to its project.



We are so grateful and thankful to Phoenix Magazine for all the love and support – read about Managing Editor, Leah LeMoine’s recent Happy Hour fun with us!