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
Buckeye Roadhouse reviews from OpenTable diners
317 reviews since June 22, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.3
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance4.3
    Noise LevelModerate
93% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (178)fit for foodies (155)neighborhood gem (128)great for lunch (113)good for groups (111)vibrant bar scene (101)great for brunch (92)romantic (86)notable wine list (61)hot spot (58)kid-friendly (41)scenic view (22)late-night find (14)great for outdoor dining (10)Show More
  • meh.
    GallagherVIP
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    Tired. Has not kept up with the competition. Is the food worth the cost? I dunn know.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OLove the Buckeye Roadhouse
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    Great menu choices as well as the old standbys Impeccable service and quiet Country/suburban elegance
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Consistent, hearty food
    fussydiner
    Dined on 10/16/2014
    The Buckeye has been our favorite. Food is consistently great, especially Oysters Bingo. A table in the bar area is our choice to enjoy our meal & watch sports. Good also to celebrate special occasions.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Noise Level Unbearable
    SunshineVIP
    Dined on 10/15/2014
    We dine at the Buckeye nearly every week for lunch on Saturday or Sunday. Obviously, we like the place. We had a friend visiting from Europe recently and decided to take him to the Buckeye for our special dinner on his last night in the USA. The food was great, the service was very good; the noise level was unbearable. This was solely due to raucous groups at nearby tables. The kitchen is tucked away in a corner, behind a door, so it is not the fault of the kitchen or the restaurant design. I don't know what the restaurant can do about this. One can hope that this night was uncharacteristic in the noise level, but I don't know if that's the case. Is the Buckeye now drawing a less refined crowd at dinner?
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, hot spot, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Consistently good
    dinegal
    Dined on 10/15/2014
    Delicious food well prepared, nicely sauced. We had the duck breast w figs, scallops laid on a fresh corn infused polenta and a delicious salad. Good but pricey wine list. Service was attentive. All great. The noise level is a show stopper, which affected my rating. The upstairs is quieter, especially the side tables , unless they sit a group of loud laughing men next to you! If being able to carry a conversation with your table important, go very early or super late, or try a mid afternoon lunch.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • My Favorite Place to Dine!
    KukanaVIP
    Dined on 10/15/2014
    You can never can go wrong by going to the Buckeye for lunch, brunch or dinner. My suggestion is always make reservations. This wonderful restaurant gets filled by customers quickly especially for dinner. Great place for any of the above meals and for special occasions. The food is always delicious and the wait staff are attentive and courteous. I love the ambience. the hostesses also make you feel welcomed. Sometimes you can wait in the bar for a table without reservations but you will have a long wait~ and hour and 1/2 or so. I have been going here since the 90's and it was my father's favorite restaurant. Check out the photograph of this original restaurant as you walk into the main entrance.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Another great time
    Mangia
    Dined on 10/12/2014
    Can always depend on the Buckeye for great results!! They were very accomodating and willing to change our table to a window seat. Service was excellent And the food was soo tastey!!!! We live in Sonoma Cointy and Buckeye is a great halfway point for meeting friends from the south bay. We look forward to returning soon.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Exceptional Brunch and Service
    born2dine
    Dined on 10/12/2014
    I want to thank the Buckeye Roadhouse for taking the time to make a gluten-free, dairy-free entrée for one of our guests. Our server was very attentive, came back several times with information from the chef. This was the first time we have enjoyed Sunday brunch, and believe me, it won't be our last! The Buckeye, as always, provides an exceptional dinning experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Stellar Marin Cuisine
    MarindocVIP
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    What more can you ask for? Free valet parking, prompt seating, top notch cocktails, service, view and cuisine are all packaged up in this southern Marin gem. Be sure to try anything on BBQ menu, shareable salads as gem leaf lettuce with apple, Pt. Reyes blue cheese dressing, or my favorite- chili lime brick chicken including cheese stuffed chile. Coffee is great and by all means try the cocoanut creme pie which sits on a bed of chocolate sauce. For lunch you can't go wrong with their burger, either beef or salmon varieties. Be sure to order their fries or onion rings! Top notch and slightly pricey, but worth every penny even as a destination from SF!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • nice evening
    char
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    Had a group of 7, had dinner upstairs, all in all a nice evening. Had heard a lot about the Buckeye Roadhouse and wanted to try it. It wasn't oh my gosh amazing, it met my expectations but it's not like I'll make it a regular spot on my trips into San Rafael. The deserts were amazing though!
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very Nice!
    Sandstress
    Dined on 10/5/2014
    I live near The Buckeye, but I've never been. On a whim I said, "Let's go!" and I'm so glad I did! I had the Lamb Shank, which was perfect; it came with polenta, which was tasty, but not very warm. Others in my party had the Smoked Brisket and said it was excellent, and the Brick Chicken, which was very good. The Desserts were delicious: my boyfriend & I had Coconut Cream Pie & S'mores Pie and split them -- side by side -- the combination was amazing. I had a glass of Milk w/ my dessert(s); it wasn't very cold. The food temperature issues are the main reason why I didn't give 5 Stars. The other reason is that I wrote on the OpenTable form that the occasion was to celebrate my 50th Birthday, but no one at the restaurant seemed to know it.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, late-night find, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Croissant doughnut
    luv2dine
    Dined on 10/5/2014
    Their special desert that night was the croissant doughnut, served with marscapone on the side. Had heard of the "cronut" craze, but had never before tried one. It was so amazing I had to write about it. It was also so amazing that I am not going to research where else they are sold in the San Francisco Bay Area, for fear they are accessible and nearly as good as the ones at the Buckeye Roadhouse. So delicious it was almost instantly addictive. That said, Buckeye, you have my personal blessing to add that to your regular desert menu.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The best service
    ducatisb
    Dined on 10/5/2014
    the best service makes a special occasion even better. This is a wonderful place for brunch.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very busy
    santafe
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    Very noisy, especially upstairs. Conversation was impossible. Food was fine, but not outstanding.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Reliable Roadhouse Rocks!
    NativegalVIP
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    The Buckeye is one of my favorites; I have even had Thanksgiving dinner there, so when SF friend say "meat" for his birthday dinner, we headed over the Bridge to the Buckeye. His rib eye was terrific and my scallops with whole kernel "polenta" were very tasty, if four not over large scallops was a bit skimpy. Attentive service, fab dessert. I will be back again and again. A favorite for Mother's Day, too.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Oyster Bingo Needs Improvement
    DisappointedVIP
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    One of their best dishes use to be the Oyster Bingo. This is the third time we have had is and each time the oysters were not fresh. They were mushy and undercooked.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, hot spot, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dipsea99VIP
    Dined on 9/28/2014
    The chicken and the duck were prepared perfectly. Both were exceptional dishes!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • TennisLuver
    TennisLuver
    Dined on 9/28/2014
    I can't speak to all of the recommendation selections, however I will say that the food was great and the service was excellent, second time we have visited for dinner and I find all to be consistent with both visits.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • 2Petalumafoodies
    2Petalumafoodies
    Dined on 9/28/2014
    This was our fourth time at the Buckeye. It only gets better. The food is great and the service is tremendous. We will be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Food B, Service and Ambiance: C-
    Juror17
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    The Buckeye Roadhouse is a Marin institution and looks great, reminding one of a hunting lodge. In spite of the fact that all but one fryer was out the night we attended, the kitchen managed to do a good job of getting out the food. The service dropped off markedly after our entrees had been served. We waited...and waited for a dessert menu, then waited some more for the order to be taken and another long wait before it arrived. Our server seemed to have lost interest: although she frequently walked past our table she avoided eye contact and, finally, it was the manager who realized we were waiting for our check. Kudos to the kitchen for the excellent tuna on a crunchy Asian slaw. The noise level in this restaurant is stunning; we fled.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • hiker
    hiker
    Dined on 9/25/2014
    Dinner at the Buckeye is always a lovely experience and Thursday evening was no exception. It is lively and charming. The food is always excellent, service good and a great restaurant to meet friends. The only downside is that it tends to become very noisy but that is because is always full and everyone is enjoying themselves!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Brisket shines
    dandyk
    Dined on 9/25/2014
    Good brisket, cold mashed potatoes...great atmosphere..excellent service...run don't walk...go to the Buckeye for a great time. we were in the bar..in a booth for lunch..get there early for a booth.. or make a reservation
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Ok - could be better...
    4foodVIP
    Dined on 9/24/2014
    My main complaint was that my scallops were very, very thin, like they were cut in half in order to save on expenses. It came with a huge pile of polenta and 4 skinny scallops for $25 (overpriced for what we received). We commented to the waitress and she brought two more scallops that were inedible (horribly cooked, rushed through the kitchen). I also didn't appreciate watching and hearing my tires squeal from the complimentary valet. He drove my large SUV like it was a sports car. Most of the food wasn't exciting but was ok. Service was fine and we didn't feel rushed.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great evening
    LarkspurGal
    Dined on 9/24/2014
    Our food, the brick chicken and the duck, we very good. Outstanding service from Ursula. Thanks for an enjoyable evening.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Simply the best find
    GraceVIP
    Dined on 9/22/2014
    ahi tuna, kale salad, lamb shank is what we had and it was silly the best. Easy to find the best restaurant with awesome food and beautiful wine list
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great experience!
    yummyfood
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    Celebrating my Mom's 98th birthday! She really wanted scallops, and I had seen them on the menu. When our party of 4 looked at the menu---no scallops! The server was wonderful and asked the kitchen to make some up for her. She was thrilled, along with another scallop lover in our party! The food is always wonderful, it's my favorite restaurant in Marin and I'm used to Wine Country restaurants. Thanks for a great experience!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Super slow service
    nickevant
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    The food was ok, but the service was super slow. I'm totally understanding when things are busy, but we never saw our server unless we had asked someone else to get her for us. I was quite surprised that a restaurant that is used to being this busy would have problems in this area.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • KIKIVIP
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    Food is very fresh and waiter was very accommodating to dietary restrictions.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Very nice
    GrandpaMikeVIP
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    This place is very popular with a parking jam-up but the valet parking works well. We had a Sat. night reservation and were seated promptly. The waiter was attentive, friendly, and knowledgable. The meal was quite good.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delightful Dining
    Paula
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    The food is delicious, the service is superb - attentive but never bothersome, and the setting is lovely. Rooms are constructed with dark wood and stone, and the ascending garden pathway is lined with greenery and blooms, setting the tone. This is just a great place.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • David
    davidVIP
    Dined on 9/17/2014
    Pulled pork sandwich had just the right amount of spiciness of the sauce with underlying hints of mustard; the mahi-mahi served over brocollini, topped with sautéed porcini mushrooms allowed all flavors to come through. Coconut cream pie was creamy and enough to share.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, late-night find, notable wine list, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Marin Gem
    szsaysVIP
    Dined on 9/17/2014
    Wonderful food, service, and a great easy beautiful drive across the Golden Gate to Mill Valley
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great atmoshpere
    Plankton
    Dined on 9/16/2014
    This is a local favorite place, not actually a true texas type road house but very good food. The place looks amazing from the outside at night, almost like an oasis in the woods.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Perfect Experience!
    YumE
    Dined on 9/15/2014
    The ambiance is perfect --so charming, rustic, warm, inviting and elegant at the same! And the food is absolutely fabulous!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch, hot spot, notable wine list, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • KathyVIP
    Dined on 9/15/2014
    reliable but not exciting food. Ambiance good but has become a destination for large groups. That detracts from the enjoyment. Can be very noisy.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great service, mediocre food, noisy
    SimpleClassyVIP
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    Went here for brunch (family group, including grandparents and young kids). Service is excellent - friendly and efficient staff who don't interrupt conversations and are thoroughly professional. Food is mediocre. I ordered French toast, which was billed on the menu as coming with "fresh fruit". It had literally one tablespoon of small berries on top - disappointing. Decor is quite fun, in a faux-English-gastro-pub-meets-hunting-lodge kind of way. The bar is very cozy and intimate but the restaurant acoustics are TERRIBLE - it is always impossibly loud in here.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Spectacular!!!
    mickeyde721
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    Brought my friend for her birthday -we both had "The Wedge" which was delicious! My friend had as a main course "Saute'ed Calf's Liver" with grilled onions & garlic mashed potato's which she loved!!! I had "Pan Roasted Sole" with Mustard Greens and Curried Chickpeas which was spectacular!!! Then we totally indulged & both of us got our own desserts. My friend had an Ice Cream Sundae & I threw in the towel and had a Chocolate Caramel Tart! -which was Devine!!! The whole experience was exceptional!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very special restaurant!
    Laina
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    Buckeye Roadhouse is beautiful, lively, and provides sophisticated versions of familiar and comforting dishes. Cocktails are particularly wonderful, especially my favorite: cucumber vodka gimlet. Laina
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Solid as always
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    For American comfort food it's harder to find a better spot. And the ambiance is upscale rustic. Perfect for a red wine and red meat night.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • awesome
    kate
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    I went here for Lunch with my girlfriend. We sat in the bar area and everything we ordered was delicious. Great spot.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.