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Buckhorn Steakhouse
Buckhorn Steakhouse

Buckhorn Steakhouse Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.buckhornsteakhouse.com/
  • Phone: (530) 795-4503
  • Hours of Operation: Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:00 PM - 9:30 PM, Friday - Saturday: 5:00 PM - 10:00 PM, Sunday: 2:00 PM - 9:00 PM.
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Steakhouse
  • Executive Chef: Fred Reyes
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Railroad Ave.
  • Parking: Street Parking
A word from Buckhorn Steakhouse
Famous for its 42 day aged, hand cut on premise, Certified Angus Beef steaks. Signature steaks include the Taylor-cut Sirloin wrapped in Wisconsin apple wood-smoked bacon, 24oz bone in Rib Eye, Char Roasted Sirloin and Prime Rib. Other specialties include succulent local Rack of Lamb & Hearty Soups. Inclusive side dishes include salads, Garlic Mashed Potatoes, Roadhouse Onions, and warm sourdough bread with mounds of real whipped butter.Continued
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerSteak
  • Diners' Choice WinnerMost Booked
Diner Reviews
  • "Our family (a party of 8) celebrated by daughter's birthday last Saturday. The service left a lot of room for improvement. Drinks remained empty after requesting more water and one time he took the glasses away to be refilled and did not come back for 10-15 minutes with the drinks. There was a fly that hovered the table the entire time. One member of the party was displeased with the meat being very over-done and commented to the server. His comment was "What do you want me to do, a song and a dance?" Being from the local area and having gone to the Buckhorn for special occasions and just regular dining for the past 20 years we were disappointed. As a result of this experience it will be a long time until we return."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "Went here for an anniversary dinner. Was pleasantly surprised to see that the dinner special Sunday night (not found on website) was a very reasonable $14 for two types of meat, plus sides. The other surprise was that all the very reasonable drink prices found online (on phone) were incorrect. Every drink shown online was $6, but the actual drink prices were more like $9 and up, with only a handful at $8 or below. We were seated immediately and our server was pretty good. The sourdough bread was really nice, the roasted meat was solidly med-rare, and the chicken was properly cooked and still moist. Roasted veggies were very good. Wines were fine, and they had a number of local ones. Creme brulee was nice too, though very rich."
    Dined on 7/6/2014
  • "Been here several times for special occasions. Atmosphere is friendly, but can get a little loud sometimes. Service has always been excellent! I recommend trying the Baseball Sirloin. It is amazingly delicious! If you get a man named Rigo as your server then count yourself lucky cuz he is great! Food can be pricey but I feel you get what you pay for. They also serve incredible, warm sourdough bread with your meal. Cannot recommend this restaurant enough! The Buckhorn is amazing!"
    Dined on 7/6/2014
  • "Great food and service, the roasted artichoke was divine and the halibut was a huge portion!"
    Dined on 7/2/2014
  • "Had a great dinner. Slow service with a party of 8, but it just seemed like our waitress had too many tables. Drinks from the bar took forever. The food was delicious and they have great weeknight specials. Had a great table in the window."
    Dined on 7/1/2014
  • "Sarah did a wonderful job as our server. She was very attentive, speedy, accurate, friendly and recommended excellent food. Fantastic job Sarah! We usually have Olivia as our server, but this time she was not working that shift. We love both of these servers. Thank you for a another great experience there at Buckhorn."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "Waiter remember us from last time we ate there. He made should everything was perfect! The wait staff in general was very accommodating! I always recommend this place to everyone! Great steaks and food! Definitely will be back!"
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "We have been to the Buckhorn many times and have always had a great time. Very good food and lots of it."
    Dined on 6/26/2014
  • "Best New York Steak ever !!! Superb, friendly service ! Even the Elk was good ! Highly reccommend. Be sure to make reservations. Place was packed !!! I drove an hour to get there and I would do it again !!"
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "We had a big party of 8 and they were attentive and welcoming. The food is always amazing had the bucks cut and it was tender with more than enough for two people. Would definitely recommend if you enjoy steak and good service."
    Dined on 6/22/2014
  • "Buckhorn continues to please, with a fine wait staff and excellent food. Ordered a sirloin steak "Pittsburg style" and the waiter communicated to the chef who cooked it perfectly. Grilled veggies were perhaps a bit soft, but tasty none-the-less. My wife had the salad with steak: Huge and delicious."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "We had dinner with friends on a recent Saturday night. Well prepared food (although the steak for two was medium, not medium rare as requested). Service was very good, with a friendly waitperson. However, it was so loud normal conversation was impossible without shouting. Definately a place for quality steaks, but not a place for relaxing conversation with friends. The tab for the four of us with two glasses of house wine and one cocktail, but no desserts, was $225.00 including tip. Would I recommend this restaurant to a friend? Yes....but with qualifications."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "We had Burgers and Beer on Thursday for I think $12. The hamburger was terrific - full of flavor and huge. For a $2 up-charge, you can get a beer, other than the ones of the standard list."
    Dined on 6/12/2014
  • "Wonderful time and great place to celebrate our 42nd anniversary there while visiting California and friends in the area."
    Dined on 6/16/2014
  • "Great service from your server Daniel. He did great! There was a power outage when we were there. All the tickets had to be manually rung up. Daniel had a great attitude and served with a smile. My husband had the amazing sirloin. I had the chicken & pasta with grilled veggies! Awesome!"
    Dined on 6/16/2014
  • "First went here about 5 years ago. First visit was great, the 4 or 5 since have gone down hill every time. The ambiance and service are about the same, but the food wasn't as good. Had the fire roasted artichoke for starters, once a favorite of mine, this one was stringy and tough. Generally the meat (no matter what cut...from rib eye to sirloin) is tough. Maybe they are taking the care they used to as their Buckhorn Grill franchise has expanded. After about 3 visits hoping it would get better, I won't go back any more."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "I have heard so much about Buckhorn and how great it was that I thought Father's Day would be a good day to try it out. We ordered their "special" sirloin steak. My husband said he had better but also worse. Mine was so tough I could barely cut it with a knife. Our waiter noticed this and suggested replacing my plate with prime rib because it would not take long to get. Personally I had my heart on a really good steak (we eat a lot of fish/chicken) but said OK because I did not want to eat when my hubby was done. The prime rib was cooked too much and a little too salty but at least it was tender. However, the complimentary desert was delicious."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "The waitress really messed up the tab, which caused my bank to go into overdraft. She put an amount on the ATM card that was not available. She was told what to put on it, then put the whole amt. of the tab. This has ruined my experience with the Buckhorn."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "Reservation was for 6:45. We arrived 10 minutes early only to have to stand around until 7:30 to be called. Very disappointing!!!"
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "We celebrated my sister's graduation at the Buckhorn and it was a great experience. We had a three year old with us, which is hard on waitstaff, in my opinion. They were accommodating and even called us on our way home when they discovered we left a stuffed animal at the table. The brochette and the filet were cooked to specification and the mashed potatoes were awesome."
    Dined on 6/12/2014
  • "We came here to celebrate our wedding anniversary, and made a reservation. We arrived ten minutes before our reservation time and ended up having to stand outside waiting for an additional thirty minutes. Once we got seated, while the service was good, we felt rushed and as though they were trying to get us thru to seat more people."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "From the start, being able to book reservations online, to the reminder email received the day of our dinner, to the timeliness of seating (they had a group party of +/-50 going on at the same time as our dinner), we were treated with the utmost respect and appreciation. We sat in the bar for about 10 minutes, were seated in a beautiful booth, and had an excellent waiter who was there just when you needed him, and did not hover when you didn't. The food was fantastic. I had the wild mushroom soup and the pan grilled halibut special, both of which the waiter recommended. Couldn't have had anything better. He even brought us a large shrimp appetizer on the house for waiting, although I thought the service time was very reasonable."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "Our meal was fantastic. Ribs, sausage, chicken and steak. All were cooked and seasoned very well."
    Dined on 6/8/2014
  • "I had the elk, so I can't really comment on the steaks, but the elk was a bit tough and not that flavorful. My girlfriend and daughter split a combo plate (sirloin fillet, ribs and fried prawns) and it wasn't bad. I did see the 48 oz rib eye and it looked good. Based on what I had I wouldn't only rate it as ok, I've had much better steak and wild game elsewhere. The bar staff and wait staff were excellent, but the front desk group left a lot to be desired."
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "Great place for a romantic dinner or party with friends."
    Dined on 5/29/2014
  • "It's been about 2 years since I last visited the Buckhorn Restaurant in Winters. I had great memories of the food back then. I was excited to finally return for a great dinner. We arrived at opening and were the first ones there. The immediate service was prompt as to be expected being the first ones there. Our order was taken and the bread arrived in a reasonable amount of time. That's the good. We literally sat there for 25 minutes with noting but a few pieces of bread until our soup finally arrived. 30 more minutes go by before our main meals arrived, without a steak knife, waited another 5 minutes for those, food getting cold. Veggies were burnt, Steaks bland tasting. I didn't want to wait any longer for a manager & just left HORRIBLE!!"
    Dined on 6/6/2014
  • "There were 13 in our group, and we all enjoyed the food. A few of us have eaten at Buckhorn a fee times, and we were not disappointed. The rack of lamb and prime rib were popular choices in our group. Our server was excellent. "
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "We always have a great time at the Buckhorn in Winter's"
    Dined on 6/5/2014
  • "The food is absolutely amazing. It does not matter what you order there it will be amazing. I went for my anniversary and it was wonderful. After dinner they brought us desert to celebrate our anniversary on the house! We do not live in the area and it is a little pricy but well worth the drive and the price. I Would recommend this place to anyone. "
    Dined on 6/3/2014
  • "Buckhorn never fails to please. The food is terrific, the staff friendly and the prices are reasonable for what you get. The family deal on Sunday is to die for."
    Dined on 6/1/2014
  • "We met family for dinner on a Sunday. Great food, nice wait staff. I was thinking steak after previewing the menu. The waiter said the lamb was amazing also, I went with the lamb. It was great. Excellent food, great drinks and a fun place."
    Dined on 6/1/2014
  • "Buckhorn continues to deliver. The food, the bar and the service were excellent. "
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "This was my third time there, and the food, is excellent starting from the bread, and the steak, was very delicious, would recommend this restaurant, is excellent, a little pricey, but is worth it"
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "The Buckhorn is the place for steak in the valley! Getting to the Buckhorn from Sacramento takes time and effort but is well worth it. Steaks are outstanding and the combos blend flavors and textures approaching the ultimate taste. Wait staff members are attentive, courteous and friendly. The décor is bright and not unappealing but "funky" in a nice way. For brevity, it appears very clean and has good food, good service and is not over priced. "
    Dined on 5/30/2014
  • "We came for dinner on a Friday night at 7:30. Made reservations on Open Table. Asked for a booth & got one. No problem with reservation. Restaurant was full. Ordered the Rib Eye, medium rare. Was expensive at $40, but a solid steak. Bread & salad were fresh. Alcohol prices were fair. Our server was spectacular. She gave us a free piece of cake for dessert after we told her it was our anniversary. The server was very attentive & had a great personality. I highly recommend the Buckhorn & I have been going there for 15 years. Never had a bad meal or bad service. "
    Dined on 5/30/2014
  • "Went here for an anniversary dinner with my boyfriend. I've been here before but this was his first time. We decided on the Steamer Clams for appetizer and I'm so glad we did! The broth was my favorite part of that meal. So good I was just spooning it into my mouth and sopping it up with my bread. For dinner he decided on the bacon wrapped sirloin with fried onion strings and mashed potatoes. His meal was yummy except they put the sirloin on top of the onion strings, making them a bit soggy with the steak juices. I had the 24 oz rib eye with baked potato. BEST steak of my life! Tender all round and cooked to perfection. I'm not a huge steak fan but this steak haunts my dreams, it's that good!"
    Dined on 5/30/2014
  • "Always pleases the palate! The food is outstanding but we don't drink so can't comment on the wine list! We go here for special occasions and are always treated well, great service, good memories."
    Dined on 5/28/2014
  • "Simple, elegant, excellent quality. Service was fantastic. "
    Dined on 5/28/2014
  • "The steak is as good as any you will find in any a la carte restaurant steak house. Portions are generous and the quality is tops."
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "We just had dinner at the Buckhorn for our anniversary and, as usual, the food was perfect. The buckhorn catered our wedding 16 years ago and it's a still the best food we've ever had. Thank you, Buckhorn!"
    Dined on 5/23/2014