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 Overall
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Food
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Service
Buckeye Roadhouse reviews from OpenTable diners
320 reviews since May 23, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.3
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance4.3
    Noise LevelModerate
93% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (177)fit for foodies (150)neighborhood gem (123)great for lunch (113)good for groups (102)great for brunch (93)vibrant bar scene (92)romantic (81)notable wine list (59)hot spot (54)kid-friendly (41)scenic view (22)great for outdoor dining (12)late-night find (10)Show More
  • 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
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    • 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
    • Service
    • 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.
    • Food
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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
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    • 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
    • Service
    • 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
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    • 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
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    • 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!...
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    • 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
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    • 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
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    • 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