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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
3
2
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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

95% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (90)
Good for Birthdays (81)
Worth the Drive (80)
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Good for Anniversaries (75)
Good for a Date (64)
Casual (49)
Neighborhood Gem (48)
Comfort Food (41)
Good for Groups (38)
Authentic (37)
Fit for Foodies (33)
Bar Seating (32)
Business Meals (30)
Fun (29)
Local Ingredients (23)
Great for Outdoor Dining (21)
Kid-friendly (20)
Romantic (20)
Cozy (15)
Vibrant Bar Scene (15)
Happy Hour (14)
Hot Spot (13)
Notable Wine List (13)
People Watching (13)
Pre/post Theatre (12)
Handcrafted Cocktails (11)
Paleo Friendly (11)
Creative Cuisine (11)
Great Beer (10)
Sunday Lunch (10)
Great for Lunch (8)
Tasting Menu (8)
Seasonal (7)
Healthy (5)
Late-night Find (5)
Quiet Conversation (5)
Scenic View (5)
Gluten Free Options (4)
Quick Bite (4)
Great for Brunch (3)
Spicy (3)
Disabled Access (2)
Live Sports (1)
Good Vegetarian Options (1)
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 (Sacramento)·Dined 4 days ago

Our favorite for special occasions. Great for the GF set as well (other than missing the delicious hot soyrdough bread). I love to cook, and there are few restaurants that can outcook me. This is one. The best beef. We’ve been coming here for special occasions for many years.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Pre/post Theatre, Vibrant Bar Scene, Kid-friendly, Special Occasion, Gluten Free Options, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Fun, Good for Birthdays, Great for Outdoor Dining
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food5
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 (San Francisco)·Dined 5 days ago

In fortunately reservations on a Friday night dont mean anything. We were seated 45mins after our reservation. Our medium steaks were well done. It unfortunately wasnt was we were hoping for on a birthday dinner.

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 (Central Coast)·Dined 5 days ago

Always enjoy the Buckhorn. When we were seated we asked to be relocated and our request was immediately granted. Thanks for a great dinner.

Tags: Good for a Date, Local Ingredients, Fit for Foodies, Hot Spot
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 (Adelaide / SA)·Dined 5 days ago

Great service for our birthday dinner.

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 (Sacramento)·Dined 6 days ago

As always food and service were great!
Jennifer was an outstanding waitress!
Been coming there for over forty years and have never been disappointed. A special place to go to celebrate an event.

Burny

Tags: Tasting Menu
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 (San Francisco)·Dined 6 days ago

We love the Buckhorn. The service is always great the food is wonderful and I always enjoy coming here. I have never had a bad meal.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined 6 days ago

We have been going to the Buckhorn for years.
We drive from South of San Francisco (Pacifica) only place like left in all of Northern Califonria

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on December 7, 2017

The service was perfect, humor and very knowledgeable on the overall of the food operation. The meal was to dye for, steak was outstanding with all the sides as well. The only thing that might need a touch here and there is the mushrooms. Everyone does mushroom differently, to soft to hard or too soggy. Ours was to soggy with little to no taste.
The meal was outstanding, great effort on keeping the customer smiling.
This was our 20th Anniversary. We'll be back soon.
Company offer Military discounts?
Sincerely,

Ed

Tags: Worth the Drive, Business Meals, Late-night Find, Good for Anniversaries, Scenic View, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Casual, Romantic
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·Dined on December 6, 2017

The food was savory, so delicious!! Our waitress was courteous, friendly and knowledgeable. We make sure we visit this restaurant every time we visit Nor Cal!!

Tags: Special Occasion, Tasting Menu, Vibrant Bar Scene, Bar Seating, Creative Cuisine
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on December 6, 2017

Not a first timer at BH but a first timer ordering the calamari and it was the best I have ever had. Period. Throw down the mic. Even better, the site baked bread was nice and doughy and it sucked up the rest of the calamari drizzle left at the bottom of the dish.

Steaks were great as usual, cooked to perfection; the squash had texture and crunch. Mashed potatoes put the dinner over the top of fullness so we had steak to come home with and with a little take home sourdough, made a great steak sandwich for lunch the next day.

Servers were great and friendly. Great experience once again, and will be back sooner this time.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Authentic, Local Ingredients
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 4, 2017

I was very disappointed that making a reservation through Open Table I think meant to the Buckhorn that I might not show up. It was a cold night and our "reserved" table was next to the constantly opening door. Two couples seated after us that walked in with no reservations were seated in the back-quieter, warmer, cozier. My friend and I shared the tomahawk rib eye which I had always wanted to try here. Frankly, it was gristly and not worth the money. My husband's regular ribeye was much better. I had mashed potatoes which were very plain and unseasoned, crumbly and cold. The butternut squash vegetable was unevenly cut so some pieces were hard and other mushy. Our friends had never been and we always talked up what a treat the Buckhorn is. This night, a big disappointment. Server was nice and checked on us often. No, I did not send my meal back. By the time our food came it was very busy.

Tags: Fun, Special Occasion
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·Dined on December 4, 2017

Great food and a courteous waiting staff, highly recommended.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on December 3, 2017

We drove 40 mins to enjoy Buckhorns steakhouse and it did not disappoint! Great food, service and ambiance! Would recommend to anyone celebrating an anniversary or birthday.

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·Dined on December 3, 2017

Our server was William. He was very polite and treated us like we were the most important people in the room...We were very pleased with our food and service...very busy but didn't feel rushed...Couldn't ask for a better dining experience...and the parade was a treat....Went to the Palms for the Antsy McClain show and enjoyed every minute of it...

Tags: Worth the Drive, Local Ingredients
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·Dined on December 1, 2017

We love to go to the Buckhorn once a week. The food is great, the service is wonderful (thank you Scott!), and the specials are a great value!

Tags: Comfort Food, Local Ingredients, Neighborhood Gem, Paleo Friendly
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 1, 2017

Been here many times over the years and classic local spot in a great small town with several nice spots to eat. We were a party of four and three ordered the prime rib and I had the rack of lamb. We all ordered the loaded baked potato that came as one of the options with our meals. Vegetables were very good, my rack of lamp was excellent, but the loaded baked potatoes were simply covered with a crust of cheese and nothing else. Pretty disappointing. Two of the three who had the prime rib said was cooked correctly to order but the cut had excessive fat and was average at best. Service was excellent and the the local wine recommended by our waitress was very good and priced very reasonable for a restaurant.

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·Dined on November 27, 2017

The Buckhorn is always top quality - whether it be a party of two or a party of eight.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Business Meals, People Watching
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 (Sacramento)·Dined on November 26, 2017

We love the Buckhorn. However, on this night, we had a below average server (never came around to check anything) and one of the 4 meals ordered had a long hair on it. We couldn’t find anyone to tell at the beginning of our meal and our server never came by. Once he came by, we told him, he offered another food option which we declined because it was 15 minutes later. They did take the meal off the bill which was the right thing to do.

We will still visit the Buckhorn, but that meal was a 2-3 at best.

Tags: Authentic, Comfort Food, Worth the Drive, Fun
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food4
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 (Sacramento)·Dined on November 25, 2017

I've been here many times since moving to the region in 1992. It's usually pretty good. This time my charred sirloin was waaaaay overcooked - I'd ordered medium rare. Another in our party had steak cooked too rare, it was blue/bloody - she also ordered medium rare. The inconsistencies were notable.

Tags: Kid-friendly, Casual, Good for Birthdays
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 24, 2017

Decided to eat here for Thanksgiving rather than cook for ourselves. We did not have the traditional turkey dinner. Instead we both had the prime rib and it was amazing. I chose the german potato soup instead of salad and it was also incredible. The restaurant has an inviting feel to it. You could dress up or go casual and still feel right at home. Our server was very nice and so was the bar staff. It is a little on the pricey side, but worth it, so I wouldn't be going here every weekend. Great for special occasions.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Great Beer, Seasonal
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 (Sacramento)·Dined on November 23, 2017

We dine here every year for Thanksgiving dinner. The service and food were impeccable as always. Great job on such a busy day!

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·Dined on November 23, 2017

Excellent dinner on thanksgiving at buckhorn. Four of us ordered prime rib each with
A different doneness. All were perfect. Haven't found many restaurants that offer variety.
We will be back, and looking forward to the opening here in Sacramento.

Tags: Comfort Food, Quiet Conversation, Casual, People Watching
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·Dined on November 21, 2017

We have been dining at the Buckhorn for over 20 years. The food is consistently good and the service excellent.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Casual, Cozy, Special Occasion
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 (Sacramento)·Dined on November 20, 2017

The food was outstanding, another great meal at the Buckhorn. The calamari and new england clams chowder were excellent. The steak was cooked to perfection with white and purple cauliflower. The drinks were always a generous pour and the Taylor Port was a great accompaniment to the lemon cake dessert.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Comfort Food, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Local Ingredients, Casual, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on November 20, 2017

This is a multigenerational appeal spot. Steeped in history, prepare for the plethora of terrific taxidermy on the walls. Meals are meat focused but lots of very well executed vegetable sides. A vegetarian could dine well here, too. Meats here are superb. It is the real deal, from historical location to authentic decor. We come for the food! My Celiac husband is happy here, too. Love the service. A balanced approach, always worth the drive from Sacramento.

Tags: Comfort Food, Happy Hour, Worth the Drive, Local Ingredients, Romantic, Paleo Friendly, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Authentic, Bar Seating, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Gluten Free Options, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on November 19, 2017

The Buckhorn was great a little noisier then I like. Food was great the service was good. the hostesses seem a little snobby. I enjoyed the heaters outside while waiting and the music. Very nice that someone was there to serve us drinks. All in All it was a pleasant evening.

Tags: Casual, Authentic, Cozy
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·Dined on November 19, 2017

Fantastic food and excellent service for my birthday dinner!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Cozy, Fun, Kid-friendly, Comfort Food, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre, Neighborhood Gem, Great Beer, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 19, 2017

Incredible steaks! Generous portions. Very nice service.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Authentic, Good for Birthdays, Casual, People Watching, Comfort Food, Notable Wine List, Neighborhood Gem, Handcrafted Cocktails, Quick Bite, Worth the Drive
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 18, 2017

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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 (Phoenix)·Dined on November 18, 2017

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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