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About 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.

2 Main St.
Winters, CA 95694
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Steakhouse

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.

Cross Street:
Railroad Ave.

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(530) 795-4503

Website:
http://www.buckhornsteakhouse.com/

Executive Chef:
Fred Reyes

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Private Dining

Enjoy an elegant dining experience for larger gatherings in our new private "De Vilbiss Dining Room."

Buckhorn Steakhouse Ratings and Reviews

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4
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4.6

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.6

service

4.7

ambience

4.3

value

4.3

Noise

Moderate

94% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (88)
Worth the Drive (87)
Good for Birthdays (77)
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Good for Anniversaries (72)
Good for a Date (57)
Casual (48)
Neighborhood Gem (42)
Authentic (38)
Comfort Food (37)
Good for Groups (37)
Bar Seating (32)
Fit for Foodies (30)
Fun (25)
Business Meals (24)
Great for Outdoor Dining (23)
Kid-friendly (21)
Happy Hour (19)
Local Ingredients (17)
Romantic (16)
Hot Spot (14)
Vibrant Bar Scene (13)
Creative Cuisine (12)
Sunday Lunch (12)
Cozy (11)
Notable Wine List (11)
Great Beer (10)
Handcrafted Cocktails (10)
People Watching (10)
Pre/post Theatre (10)
Tasting Menu (10)
Great for Lunch (9)
Paleo Friendly (6)
Seasonal (4)
Healthy (3)
Late-night Find (3)
Quick Bite (3)
Scenic View (3)
Great for Brunch (2)
Disabled Access (2)
Quiet Conversation (2)
Spicy (2)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Live Sports (1)
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 (San Francisco)·Dined 3 days ago

Simply the best prime rib I've ever had. Great cocktails as well.

Tags: Casual, Good for Birthdays, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, People Watching, Comfort Food, Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion, Great for Outdoor Dining, Fun, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups, Bar Seating, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Paleo Friendly, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List
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food5
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 (Phoenix)·Dined 3 days ago

Was visiting family in Vacaville and drove over to Winters to dine at Buckhorn. Great experience!

Tags: Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive
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 (Sacramento)·Dined on November 13, 2017

My favorite restaurant in the Sacramento area. Great BBQ.

Tags: Spicy, Great for Brunch, Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive, Great for Lunch, Sunday Lunch
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 (Orange County)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Good food but long wait. We made a reservation for 7 but was not seated until 7:45

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (Sacramento)·Dined on November 12, 2017

The Buckhorn Restaurant has the best food and service around. Olivia was the best waitress we've ever had!!

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·Dined on November 12, 2017

The Buckhorn never disappoints, the food was amazing as always and the service was great!

Tags: Special Occasion, Bar Seating
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·Dined on November 8, 2017

We were seated promptly upon arrival. The food was great and so was the service!! It was our wedding anniversary dinner and we really enjoyed our experience.

Tags: Casual, Quiet Conversation
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·Dined on November 8, 2017

We went to Buckhorn for my husband's birthday. While it has been a long while since the last time we were there, we had a wonderful evening. Our server, Jennifer, was outstanding! She went along with our joking around, but was very professional, knew her menu, specials, and always had a warm smile and cheerful attitude, just a very nice young lady. The food was great, my husband and son had the German Potato Soup, and it smelled fabulous and both said it was very good. We had the Tri-tip special, and it was prepared perfectly to how we wanted, cut table side, and the loaded mashed potatoes were scrumptious! We really enjoyed the evening, the meal, and will be back. Great job Buckhorn!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Local Ingredients
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 (Sacramento)·Dined on November 6, 2017

Tremendous staff, menu, ambiance, and historic setting. We love the Buckhorn and are frequent patrons.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Bar Seating, Paleo Friendly, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Happy Hour, Notable Wine List, Tasting Menu, Great Beer
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·Dined on November 5, 2017

We made a reservation but still had to wait more than 30 mins after our scheduled time for a table. Service throughout the night was slow but very kind.

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·Dined on November 5, 2017

We were excited to try this place for the first time. We had a 6:30 reservation and checked in with a few minutes to spare. We were told they were running a little behind and we would be seated shortly. Well, after a half hour of waiting outside when it was cold out we finally went into the doorway where there was a heater and I went to check on what the hold up was. They told me they were setting a table finally. They seated us at a table right in front which was fine but the people traffic coming in and out was making it very cold. Air was coming in every time the door was held open. Service from our waitress was excellent. Our appetizers came very fast and drinks were kept up. Dinner was ok. Not worth the price to me. My wife’s steak was cold to the touch when it was brought out. Mine was hot and tasted good. It was very noisy and I’m thinking it would have been better to come on a weekday evening. We both agreed that we didn’t need to come back and try again.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Took my wife of 36years for a date night and the food was perfect! The calamari was delicious, she had prime rib that was so tender and I had the bone in ribeye, excellent! Our waiter was very attentive and friendly. Will definitely go again and again!

Tags: Kid-friendly, Bar Seating, Sunday Lunch, Business Meals, Local Ingredients, Good for a Date
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·Dined on October 31, 2017

So-so salad and vegetables were not up to the standard of a good steak house.

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 (Sacramento)·Dined on October 31, 2017

Always love coming here! Never disappointed. Excellent

Tags: Casual, Special Occasion, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Comfort Food
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 31, 2017

It's always a pleasure to dine at the Buckhorn. Save it for those special occasions!

Tags: Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Authentic
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 (New Mexico)·Dined on October 29, 2017

We had a great time. Noisy Saturday night. Good food and lots of it. Our server was Kathy, she was very good and was very attentive (but not too much because that's irritating).
Great for steaks.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Comfort Food
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 29, 2017

Buckhorn is our favourite place to celebrate! The dinner always feels festive and the steak is delicious!

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on October 28, 2017

I ordered the halibut special, which ended up being dry. It's always a risk ordering seafood at a steakhouse, but for the cost I thought it should have been much better.

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 (Sacramento)·Dined on October 26, 2017

Great food with outstanding service!

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·Dined on October 25, 2017

Ellis was our server and made the night what it was. He was great and promt to on ever note. He super up saled apps, wines, and desserts! Great team player and knows his job. Food was outstanding and we will be back.

Tags: Romantic, Notable Wine List, Worth the Drive, Comfort Food, Tasting Menu, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Bar Seating, Great Beer, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Outdoor Dining, Fit for Foodies, Hot Spot, Creative Cuisine, People Watching, Neighborhood Gem, Fun, Authentic, Special Occasion
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 25, 2017

Great old restaurant with local farm fresh food and wine.

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 (Sacramento)·Dined on October 24, 2017

For meat lovers! Excellent service. Good choice of local wines.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Notable Wine List, Authentic
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 24, 2017

The Buckhorn has never failed to provide excellent service, food and ambience! A++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ all the way~

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Comfort Food, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Fun, Authentic
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 (Sacramento)·Dined on October 22, 2017

Overpriced. Stay away from fish. OK, it is a steakhouse, but not everybody likes beef. Fish special (halibut) was poor and very expensive.

Tags: Business Meals
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 22, 2017

Our reservation was for 7:15PM, but we had to wait until 7:50PM to be seated. This is unacceptable and ultimately unfair to the server, because our displeasure was reflected in the tip (11% rather than our usual 20%). The table service was very good and the food was tasty, although pricey. It seems that the primary failure is with the hostess staff - obviously inefficient. We live in Winters, and have eaten at the Buckhorn occasionally over the years. After this experience, however, we will continue to do our finer dining in Davis or Sacramento.

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 (Sacramento)·Dined on October 22, 2017

Food was great and the wine was great. Only complaint is that I had a reservation for 6 PM, but was not seated until 6:15 PM.

Tags: Special Occasion, Casual
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·Dined on October 21, 2017

My wife and I went to the Buckhorn to celebrate our 20th Wedding Anniversary and the food and service was outstanding! We even treated to desert by the Buckhorn!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Local Ingredients
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 (Sacramento)·Dined on October 16, 2017

This restaurant has a cozy, friendly vibe even though its space is sizable. Had a drink in the bar before dinner -- nice though limited selection of wines and beers. Staff were very friendly, attentive and helpful. Food was good but not over the top. Meats were good, cooked perfectly. We would definitely come here again and bring friends.

Tags: Authentic, Cozy
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·Dined on October 15, 2017

We like to go to the Buckhorn for their taste prime rib and other fine meats. Always a great atmosphere to dine out.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Bar Seating, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 15, 2017

Nice place was very nice. The food and service was good. However this restaurant is WAY over priced. Food and alcohol drinks are really expensive. Dinner for two w/couple cocktails, $120.00.

Tags: Casual, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Hot Spot, Bar Seating
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 (Sacramento)·Dined on October 15, 2017

The night was good as usual. I’ve graded the service down. It was not because of the server we had as he was outstanding. It was because of the Buckhorn’s continued inability to handle reservations. Every single time I’ve been there the last few years, and that probably totals maybe six times, we have never been seated close to when our reservation time was. And each time we showed up at least 10 minutes early. This most recent dining experience the other day, was not super terrible in terms of when we got seated compared to some times in the past. Probably 10-15 minutes late. But it was a midweek day and the restaurant wasn’t overly busy like you see on the weekends. What was most amazing was sitting at the bar waiting and the people next to us got called after our reservation time. The amazing thing was they had no reservation. Recognize there may be stuff I don’t understand, but on the surface that doesn’t seem reasonable. By far, this restaurant handles reservations the most poorly use of any I frequent. Her

Tags: Romantic
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 (Sacramento)·Dined on October 14, 2017

We always enjoy our experience here. Servers are always friendly and attentive! Food is great and Prime Rib is the best ever!

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·Dined on October 12, 2017

I love the buckhorn. Food is always good. Ambiance is nice. I would have clicked romantic, but the noise level is a little too loud to hear your date unless you are sitting right next to them. The booths are cozy but the seated tables are right on top of each other. To have a personal meaningful conversation is extremely difficult without others hearing what you are saying.
But the food and service is amazing.

Tags: Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on October 12, 2017

Had the special dinner of the night Halibut
Amazing

Tags: Kid-friendly, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on October 9, 2017

We love this restaurant! Great food, service, and location.

Tags: Kid-friendly, Good for Birthdays, Sunday Lunch, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on October 9, 2017

Great place to celebrate a our anniversary. The wife had rack of lamb which was prepared to her liking. I had the 13 oz Vic's cut of prime rib (medium rare). The meat was cold as were the vegetables and the baked potato with cheese topping seemed like it had been sitting out a while. Glad we had a glass of wine to wash things down. Must have been a bad night as the dishes have always come out hot in the past. Will go back again.

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (Sacramento)·Dined on October 8, 2017

Medium rare steak was raw

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·Dined on October 8, 2017

Mushroom soup!!!!!

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 (Sacramento)·Dined on October 8, 2017

Best rib eye in Nor Cal. Great place meet and enjoy friends and family

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Sacramento)·Dined on October 8, 2017

We've never had a bad meal at the Buckhorn in Winter's. The food is always as ordered and seasoned to perfection. My husband had their panko encrusted halibut and love it, cooked just right. I tried their cream of mushroom soup, and loved it! Everyone was pleased with their meal. The waitress was great, attentive and kept up an easy flow when ever she checked in. She even had the hostess turn down the ringer on their phone, as we were sitting behind the hostess stand. Was very enjoyable.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Vibrant Bar Scene, Happy Hour, Comfort Food, Bar Seating
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