Buckeye Roadhouse
Buckeye Roadhouse

Buckeye Roadhouse

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.buckeyeroadhouse.com/
  • Phone: 4153312600
  • Hours of Operation:
    Brunch: Saturday and Sunday 11:30/10:30am - 3:00pm; Lunch: Monday -
    Friday 11:30am - 4:00pm; Dinner: Sunday 3:00pm - 10:00pm, Monday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 10:30pm, Friday - Saturday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm, Sunday: 3:00pm -10:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Carte Blanche,Diners Club,Discover,JCB,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: American, Californian
  • Executive Chef: Robert Price
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Smoking Area, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: Parties of 16 or less may order from an a'la carte menu.
  • Private Party Contact: Montana Luchsinger 4153312600

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Stinson Beach exit off Hwy 101
  • Public Transit: Manzanita bus stop
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Complimentary valet service.
A word from Buckeye Roadhouse
Buckeye Roadhouse is a beautiful, cozy, Aspen lodge-like dining room, complete with fireplace.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Food
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Service
  • Diners' Choice WinnerSpecial Occasion
Buckeye Roadhouse reviews from OpenTable diners
316 reviews since May 1, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.3
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance4.3
    Noise LevelModerate
94% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (175)fit for foodies (148)neighborhood gem (123)great for lunch (117)great for brunch (96)good for groups (91)vibrant bar scene (90)romantic (82)notable wine list (62)hot spot (48)kid-friendly (40)scenic view (25)great for outdoor dining (14)late-night find (12)Show More
  • Could have been better food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    Great mixed drinks. Good sounding specials and standard menu items. Had special salad of grilled water melon, tomatoes, etc. This was good. Special Sea Bass over saffron rice tasted like old fish they were trying to get out of the fridge and off the books. Others had pork chops they were not interested in finishing. Great location, great bar, food needs work.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • GREAT FOOD!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    Great historic facility with charm, great service, and above all GREAT FOOD!
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Long history at the Buckeye
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    First the negative but that will be short because the overall experience was quite nice. Free valet is available if there are open spots. It is difficult to get into the parking lot on the opposite side and dangerous to cross the highway to retrieve your vehicle. I expected it to be loud and packed but since we went on a Sunday at 12:30 the noise was not an issue. We were also seated upstairs which was much quieter. The waitress was very friendly, knowlegdeable and accomodating. I was eager to try the scallops but unfortunately they were not available on the brunch menu. She did ask the chef but we had a back up just in case. Our meals were delicious and we would defninitely go back, with the hope we could have the scallops.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • An update Marin County favorite
    EricsReviews
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    We took old friends from southern California out to dinner and requested a good table in order to treat them like VIPs. We weren't disappointed. The restaurant provided us with the best table in the house. Service was excellent and the food fantastic. It was very busy and the noise level was a bit high, although not annoyingly. The ambiance is like a California modern Marin version of a roadhouse...which befits the Buckeye since it began as an authentic roadhouse many decades ago. Our friends thoroughly enjoyed themselves. Even the valet parking attendant was upbeat and friendly. The bill for the four of us came to over $200 with drinks...but we all felt it was worth it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Consistent
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012VIP
    Dined on 8/18/2014
    Good food and service every time. We were sat next to a large tar that was loud, but that happens
    Special Features:
    hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • consistent, cozy and lovable
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/18/2014
    Buckeye feels like an old friend, even if you've been there only once. I love a lodge-like atmosphere and this delivers that big time, replete with lots of wood and fireplace and soaring beam ceilings. the staff is truly, really nice all the time...lots of smiles and quick service to accommodate needs and requests -- they're pros. food is great, especially if you're going for meats, bbq and earthy apps like onion rings and the rich but delicious oysters bingo. it's more expensive than your neighborhood tavern would be, but it's the kind of place you would hit twice a week if you could.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, great for lunch, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • scout
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    This was our second time at the Roadhouse. We have eaten in the bar area before and everything is top notch. Our visit this time was for a retirement party of 7 people. No on raved about their meal but no one left anything on their plate. The servings are relatively small. We don't go out that much but the tab with drinks and tip was a little over $400. The staff works hard and we didn't have to wait long for the meal to be served. Everyone had dessert. So yummmy. I would recommend all of them!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Special Event Venue
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    I recently made reservations at the Buckeye after spending some time at Tennessee Valley with family. We came casually dressed on a Saturday afternoon and enjoyed a fabulous late lunch with excellent customer service. There was a 50th anniversary celebration going on upstairs which was fun to see as well. I'd go back for a special occasion- either as a couple or a group.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great food, lousy service
    Peepers
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    This has been my go-to place for over 20 years but this last visit was a real disappointment. The food was still good but the service was absolutely terrible. We went at a really slow time with half the tables open. Other wait staff were just hanging around but our waitress kept disappearing for long stretches of time. We had to find other people to ask for water, to ask for our entrees and to ask for our check. Really different from what I've been used to all these years. I'd still recommend Buckeye but be warned about getting a sour grape server.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food; Loud; Service mediocre
    WKLCAM
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    My husband and I go to the Roadhouse for special occasions. We like the food, the service is usually attentive, but the ambiance can be hit or miss. In particular, the noise level can be loud. This last time the service was less than what we had come to expect. We had made reservations for 8PM, yet we had to wait about 15-20 minutes before the table was ready. I think there may be too few tables for two people. Our waiter was slow in coming to our table and slow in returning to take our order, and worst of all, he was not attentive or had an air of not caring throughout the evening. I am rethinking about going to the Roadhouse for special occasions.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Civilized Cocktails…Burgers "to go"
    outonthetown
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    We enjoyed cocktails & apps in the bar…then took our burgers in a limo and everything was perfect! Delicious & decadent burgers…all bases were covered! Consistently good food & service!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Food
    Lynwood
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    We have never had a bad meal. We have eaten here several times. We recommend this restaurant to everyone!!
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • anniversary dinner
    knitter
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    I was very happy with this restaurant. Beautiful inside and out. Staff was very friendly and very attentive. Enjoyed the food although I would have like to had more fish dishes to choose from. Overall this was a great pick and we enjoyed our dinner,
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great place for locals
    Yumm
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    We came 10 min early for our reservation and watched as locals were seated before us. The table was freezing. I think the airconditioning for the whole place was directed towards us. The food was delicious and the service was great. We'll come back, but we will shoot for 10 min late
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great food, Indifferent Service
    Charity
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    For the price we paid, I'd have expected much more attentive service. Excellent food, though!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Somewhat confused...
    IndaknowVIP
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    Can't figure it out exactly, but Buckeye has been getting better and better ::: Three visits in the past 6 weeks and this establishment is close to having the best food and the best service in all of Marin ::: Mazel Tov!...
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Never Fails
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    This place is always consistent. It's my favorite place in Marin and I highly recommend it.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • My favorite restaurant in Marin
    Melissa1
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    For years this has been our family favorite. The Buckeye can be either formal or informal because it has such a relaxed atmosphere. The presentation of the food is truly beautiful and every item I have had doesn't disappoint ... mouth watering. The dishes & cocktails are innovative, unique and delicious and healthy portions ... definitely worth the price. We love to go to the Buckeye for anniversaries, company dinners and anytime we want a special dining experience.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • MVnative
    Dined on 8/6/2014
    The service was efficient. The food was excellent, much of it sourced locally. Try the gin and tonic. The gin is from Mill Valley, not like any you've had before.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent as always
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 8/5/2014
    Just wish they had more vegetarian options so I could get my wife to dine here.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Another wonderful meal
    tmfoodie
    Dined on 8/4/2014
    Brought friends from out of town this time. Everyone enjoyed a wonderful meal. Perfect in all ways.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Training needed
    emerald55
    Dined on 8/4/2014
    The food was fantastic, our waiter was great, but our experience was significantly marred by aggressive busboys that removed our plates before we were finished, and at the end of our meal cleared everything including our water glasses. They might have well have said "GET OUT!" Also the bathroom had no toilet seat covers and was a mess. I think the management needs to pay attention to these details.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Awesome restaurant
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/4/2014
    Fantastic ribs from their own smokehouse. Kids still talking about s'more dessert
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Eddie
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    Had a wonderful dinner with family.....Food was great!.......Service was spot on and the place was packed.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Bravo Buckeye!
    Bonnie
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    Still great after all these years!! You never fail to delight!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Favorite restaurant
    fussydiner
    Dined on 7/30/2014
    Consistent food. We always start with Oysters Bingo; they are the best. Calamari are good too. Onion appetizer are tasty. Good menu selection. Salads & sandwiches are great too.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • MiShuTai
    MiShuTai
    Dined on 7/29/2014
    It appeared to be an unusually busy night and hence the food, service and ambience whole suffered severely. In the past of had very nice meals with better than average food.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Well Done and Done Well...
    IndaknowVIP
    Dined on 7/29/2014
    Buckeye is an institution in Marin, it's predictable, reliable, quality food, service, good energy - what's not to like?...
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Lovely Surprise
    jonathonstoneVIP
    Dined on 7/27/2014
    Not dining at Buckeye Roadhouse for 10 years, more or less, three of us had a delicious meal in the bar area. Brisket of beef, filet of petrale, & "flat iron" steak were all so good. Nothing complicated but just very tasty. Very packed but service was good.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Consistently Great Food & Service
    2xyrBoardMeetingGirls
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    I have been coming to the Buckeye twice a year with the same girl friends for our semi-annual "Board Meeting." The food is always fantastic and the servers are top notch. The Buckeye was the first restaurant my husband went to and he was an infant. It holds a special place in our hearts and I can't wait to go back in January 2015!
    Special Features:
    special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • old school class
    jrlaw
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    you wouldn/t think that one big noisy room would be intimate but it is
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always Oysters Bingo
    Nonickname
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    Ordering Oysters Bingo before all else is a must. Incredibly delicious! Wonderful food, always a dining pleasure.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great as always..
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    Scallops with fresh corn in the polenta was aaahhhmazing! Our server was fantastic ...great time!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A surprising disappointment
    DebduendeVIP
    Dined on 7/22/2014
    Been going to The Buckeye for years. Had been over a year since my last visit though. Decor is still lovely; service wonderful. The food was the big disappointment. We both ordered the baby back ribs. They were very overcooked which made them dry, somewhat tough and pretty tasteless. There was not enough BBQ sauce so they were very bland. Alas!!! Will not be going back for a bit now. Would have told the waitperson but my mother is 85 and would have been "embarrassed", (her generation never speaks up for themselves!) if I had said something, so I refrained. A lot of money wasted on a substandard lunch.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • SO LOUD WE HAD TO PLUG OUR EARS
    JTnChristieVIP
    Dined on 7/20/2014
    Our table was next to the loudest most obnoxious people I have encountered in the Bay Area. "Sugar Thighs" was a bullhorn of off-color class-less conversation for an hour of our meal. YUK! Food: Fabulous, maybe the tastiest wings I have ever enjoyed. Beautiful presentation of all dishes, basil pasta in the squid dish was incredible. Solid defined flavors and good portions. Service: Perfect, but difficult to hear over the 5 top table next to us.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Food great.... Customers not so...
    BRB94941VIP
    Dined on 7/20/2014
    We love this restaurant but our evening was almost ruined by a large group of Louis who were shouting and screaming so loudly we and other customers asked to be moved. The restaurant acted wonderfully but it's too bad they have to accommodate boors.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • emcee
    Dined on 7/20/2014
    Did not like the major attitude from both hostesses. Food was fantastic. Very loud place.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • jufyVIP
    Dined on 7/20/2014
    We went for brunch at 11:15. We were seated right away. The food, for all but one of us, was delicious. The one unhappy person had ordered French toast and the bread was too thick and there were too many raisins, which detracted from the dish as a whole. Service was not very good, from the wait staff to the bus staff. The noise level wasn't too bad because we were fairly early, which made me wonder at the poor service. This is still a favorite Mill Valley restaurant and we will definitely go there again.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • So Great!
    foodsampler
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    Thankfully we called for a reservation for our party, but the valet double checked before we even got out of the car! The place was packed with people really enjoying themselves. The atmosphere is lodge-like and rustic, but not campy. The waiter knew his "stuff." The wine list was fabulous (we enjoyed Parador, hard to find in wine shops!) The portions were just right. I had a pasta dish with calamari that simply couldn't be surpassed. Our friends from Spain had baby back ribs and raved! I cannot wait to go back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Just lovely
    lanenerVIP
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    Service and food is excellent. S'mores pie is the best way to end the meal.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate