A look back at Buckley’s, from the steak to the sides

By , Daily Memphian Updated: July 02, 2024 11:52 AM CT | Published: July 02, 2024 4:00 AM CT

Buckley’s Grill began with two busboys. 

Jeff Fioranelli and Ken Dick were busboys together at Polo’s in Germantown — and friends at Christian Brothers High School — before they ever opened their long-running East Memphis steakhouse. 

In May, the pair celebrated Buckley’s 30th anniversary. But, fewer than two months later, they decided to close the restaurant for good. 


Buckley's Grill Jeff Fioranelli Ken Dick Subscriber Only

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Jennifer Chandler

Jennifer Chandler

Jennifer Chandler has been a restaurateur, a cookbook author, a food stylist, a writer and a TV and radio personality.


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