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
321 reviews since June 4, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.3
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance4.3
    Noise LevelModerate
93% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (170)fit for foodies (151)neighborhood gem (125)great for lunch (111)good for groups (108)vibrant bar scene (95)great for brunch (92)romantic (78)notable wine list (61)hot spot (55)kid-friendly (43)scenic view (22)late-night find (13)great for outdoor dining (10)Show More
  • Dipsea99VIP
    Dined on 9/28/2014
    The chicken and the duck were prepared perfectly. Both were exceptional dishes!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
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    • 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
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    Grace
    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
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Service
    • 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
    • Service
    • 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
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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
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • always reliable
    JackVIP
    Dined on 9/4/2014
    Food and service are always very good and reliable. You can always count on a good experience here.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Birthday venue
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 9/3/2014
    Had a great time celebrating a birthday with someone special. However, was not offered bread until we asked, which was after we had finished most of our salad. Also, no refill for coffee. These were the only two negatives on an otherwise lovely evening.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Awesome Experience
    Greatspot
    Dined on 9/3/2014
    We were there Sept 3rd to celebrate my husband's birthday. I had called to make a reservation as I had certain requests and wanted to speak with someone rather than doing it on line. They were closed that day so I was forced to do it on line. I requested a booth and to be downstairs and also mentioned it was my husband's birthday. When we got there we were taken to a lovely booth and at the end of the meal, with nothing else said, they brought us a lovely dessert with a candle! I was impressed. Our burrata & nectarines appetizer was so delicious and both our entrees--petrale sole and the pork chops were very special. It was such a great experience that we made another reservation next week when we have friends visiting from out of town.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • NonicknamepersonVIP
    Dined on 9/1/2014
    Took 25 min to be seated despite reservation. Granted, we requested furthest booth in bar or booth in dining room (not chair & booth seat). We were repeatedly told will just be 1 - 2 min or we might have changed our seating request. When seated, an inebriated couple came to the bar & sat in front of us. They should not have been served any more drinks but they were served several. The women flirted with male customers & even flirted with the bartender. They were overly physical, even sitting on each others laps. The man put his hand up her skirt, difficult to enjoy dinner. I have been going to Buckeye since 1981; never had such a disappointing dining experience. Worst birthday dining experiences I have ever had.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Must have been an off night
    JoeC
    Dined on 9/1/2014
    First time at Buckeye. Drove past the location many times in my life. Met some friends for dinner that were at the Sausalito Art Festival. We sat in bar for 45 minutes catching up with some old friends from out of town. The drinks and ambiance were great. The dinner however was hit and miss. I ordered ribs which had not been cooked enough. They were tough and no flavor. I had to put additional sauce on them. The coleslaw and corn were good. The other diners at my table had no comment on their dinners which leads me to believe it was barely average. It must have been an off night because the place was packed.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Amazing
    Brian
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    My wife and I had dinner at the Buckeye Roadhouse, and we had an amazing experience. We enjoyed the retro style interior, excellent service, and most importantly, the fantastic food. We will definitely go back again.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Beautiful surroundings
    kobisimon
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    I'd passed the Buckeye for years and when a birthday brunch came up for a couple friends, it seemed like the perfect choice. The dining room was surprisingly bright and it felt like I'd been transported to an Alpine lodge. The food was delicious and the service was excellent. A memorable time.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Tasty food but so-so service
    dyvoodoo
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Buckeye was nice to accommodate our request to add one more seat to our original 4 person reservation. The table was awkwardly placed very close to another table and 2 of the 5 seats situated right at table legs, it was a strange and inconvenient arrangement. We ordered beignets for appetizers, they were delicious. Everyone else's drinks were brought but my cocktail was forgotten and I had to remind the server20 minutes later. My daughter's hamburger was ordered medium rare but it came well done, so that is a kitchen mistake, but we had to flag the server down to let her know. I felt with the mistakes made, Buckeye should have given us some accommodation on the bill.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Past its Prime?
    Foodluvr
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    Though the service was very attentive and the setting handsome, the food at the Buckeye Roadhouse did not live up to my expectations at all. The burrata, nectarine, and baby artichoke appetizer was a sad joke, with 3 thin, rock-hard bits of fruit and 2 tiny, cold, hard little artichokes. This is a real meat and potatoes place, with only one entree choice (tasty but uncreative pasta) for the vegetarian in your group--not up to Bay Area standards. My husband enjoyed his chicken dinner. The whole meal, though, felt old-fashioned and a bit tired. My favorite thing was the huge pile of thinly battered onion rings, but even it was hard to eat-- fingers, fork? I won"t be going back to the Buckeye, sadly.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Buckeye Roadhouse
    DineMarin
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    Food was excellent, service fabulous. Provided the table we needed for guests with hearing difficulty. Always love my experience there.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Could have been better food
    egret
    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!
    CamLeeCelebrationDinner
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    Great historic facility with charm, great service, and above all GREAT FOOD!
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Long history at the Buckeye
    unemployedfoodcritic
    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
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.