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Bull Valley Roadhouse, Port Costa, CA

Bull Valley Roadhouse

4.7
4.7
2785 Reviews
$31 to $50
American
Old Country Road meets Bay Area Farmer's Market. Enjoy unforgettable dinner and drinks at the renowned Bull Valley Roadhouse, featuring elegantly hearty American dishes and expertly prepared cocktails in an old world atmosphere. Located in the picturesque town of Port Costa, BVR is a magical and convenient getaway, discovered and influenced by its community. The establishment has operated as a restaurant and bar since 1964, opening in October of 2012 under new leadership.

We accept walk-ins and online reservations for parties of 8 or fewer guests on Weds-Fri 5-9pm, Sat 4-9pm, and Sunday 11am-8pm. For parties of 9 - 14, please visit https://bit.ly/bvrlarge. For parties of 15+, please visit https://bit.ly/bvrprivate.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 20 times today

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    American, Comfort Food, Organic
  • Hours of operation
    Sun 11:00 am–8:00 pm Dinner Wed–Fri 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Sat 4:00 pm–9:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (510) 787-1135
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Executive chef
    Anthony Paone
  • Catering
    Please email events@bullvalleyroadhouse.com with your request and we will work with you to make your special occasion great.
  • Private party facilities
    Have your private event for 15 or more guests in our historic restaurant full of Victorian charm and Old West history. Between our oak-paneled dining room, grand wooden bar and outdoor patio under a canopy of walnuts, we are ready to host the perfect event with a full range of service, drink and famously delicious food!
  • Private party contact
    Tuala Garcia-Zua Zua: (510) 787-1135
  • Neighborhood
    Port Costa
  • Cross street
    End of Road
  • Parking details
    Parking in Port Costa's (unpaved) lot at the end of Canyon Lake Drive.
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Dog Friendly, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Vegan, Weekend Brunch, Wine

What 2,785 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • East Bay

    Best Ambiance

  • East Bay

    American

2,785 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing staff!! Went here for our anniversary and we where blown away by how sweet and kind everyone was to us! The wine list was vast and the bar list was out of this world! The food was so delicious! Please go if you haven’t already! I would go there every day if I didn’t live in San Francisco! 5 stars!!! 💕🍾⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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  2. SteveN

    San Francisco

    22 reviews

    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Awesome crew, food and ambiance. Went there for my wedding anniversary and enjoyed immensely. Enjoyed everything on the menu. Will be back for more.

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  3. NannetteV

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fun sharing lots of small appetizers and dishes. We had a nice time and the food is unique and delicious. Our server Gaby was awesome!

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food and exceptional service. Thank you to our server Ryan for great service and wine and food recommendations.

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  5. BDollar

    San Francisco

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Off the beaten path, unique ambiance, tasty cocktails and food , friendly service

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    Tahoe

    23 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Consistently outstanding. The creativity of the chef brings us back for dinner time and time again. It’s always a fun surprise to see what’s on the latest menu. This time we enjoyed the little gem salad, fries and eyes, burrata (our favorite!), gnocchi and the lamb chops. The lamb chops were simply out of this world. Very flavorful and perfectly cooked. Thank you. We hope to drop in soon for brunch.

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  7. BrianD

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The menu varies a bit each time. Nice surprises in options. The lamb chops were amazing.

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  8. Killingemsoftly

    San Francisco

    22 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Such a fabulous experience. I love the current menu. The hot dog was fantastic. The pork chop was great

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing food! Eclectic and delicious. Very cool historic venue.

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  10. DessiraG

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Nothing short of fantastic. Best little hidden gem in the Bay Area!

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  11. Evokativity

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It was a fabulous evening! The service was excellent, the drinks and food were outstanding.

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  12. DianaLawson

    San Francisco

    17 reviews

    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We love coming here. We celebrate someone’s 21st birthday Waitress was super helpful and knowledgeable and kind. Food was delicious and cocktails the BEST

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  13. Duck

    San Francisco

    19 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We’ve eaten here many times before this time. The fried chicken wasn’t up to par. And it turned out, but none of our favorites were on the menu anymore.

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  14. ThomasS

    San Francisco

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 28, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    We enjoyed eating at the Roadhouse, staff was great, food was wonderful, etc. Our car grounded out in the parking lot pot holes, my wife rolled her ankle while walking in the dark dodging puddles to get to the restaurant.

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  15. Zoomerr

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 28, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Fun location and ambience but overpriced for the quality which is just so-so. Menu options weren’t that appealing.

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  16. MariaF

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Both my husband and I keep coming back to Bull Valley Roadhouse due to the stellar service and outstanding, delicious flavors of the dishes. The food always hits our palette the right way with unique flavors that pair with the wines by glass. We especially love the atmosphere and ability to share our dishes and try a variety of items on the menu. Also looking forward to enjoying live music during the summer months!

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  17. PennyM

    San Francisco

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on January 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Bull Valley Roadhouse is always a fantastic experience!

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  18. Chrissybelle

    San Francisco

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on January 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The menu has such great variety and is always off the hook delicious! And Port Costa is always so charming even on a crazy rainy night. Thank you for a memorable evening!

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  19. ThomasK

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    First date. She loved it. Staff is very warm. Fun location.

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  20. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Awesome hidden gem! Really love everything about this place We will be back soon

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  21. Teabag

    Central Coast

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on January 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    So enjoyable as always Cocktails excellent Flavors not quiet as outstanding as previous visits

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  22. JohnH

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 14, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great night of Outstanding food and ambiance. We went for my wife's birthday and would highly recommend.

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  23. jeannieC

    San Diego

    25 reviews

    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on January 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    What a quaint, charming little spot the food was fantastic very attentive, service, and warm atmosphere. We will definitely be back!

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  24. AaronG

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We love Bull Valley. The cocktails are amazing. The food is amazing, and the service is always good. Shoutout to our server Alisia! She was so kind, funny, and Knowledgeable. The Beet Poke was a stand out! As well as the Cabbage with truffle butter, bacon, and garlic breadcrumbs! But everything on the menu is so good.

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  25. KayB

    San Francisco

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Disappointed in the special menu they had for New Years Eve. The entray plates were so small. Difficult to eat from them. The beef offered was about $80. Outrageous based on the amount of food those plates held. No fresh salad offered. Not sure I'd be able to get my guests to come there again for a nice dinner on a normal evening.

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  26. Brett

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing experience. Awesome historic building. Very unique and yummy food items. We’ll be back!

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  27. MichelleW

    San Francisco

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Perfect dining experience-we’ve built many memories at BVR over the years. The BVR experience delivers the best ambiance, service, delightful libations and food. BVR is always a my first choice and simply never disappoints. Phil and Michelle

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  28. MaryM

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Another wonderful evening at Bull Valley Roadhouse! We ordered the beet poke salad, it was amazing, loved the warm avocado and cashews. The entrees were a smoked pork chop, the BVR burger and gnocchi bolognese. The gnocchi was mine, heavenly but more than I could eat so I traded for bites of the smoked chop (delish!) and the burger - the bacon jam and pimento cheese elevate this to another level. Paired with champagne cocktails - I asked the bartender to choose the first for me, and it was the best drink of the night. Most of all, the staff make every meal here feel like you are surrounded by friends who care about your experience. This place is always a gem.

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  29. Sewcr8zy

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great service, food was wonderful . Our waitress gave us drink suggestions based on what we liked!

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  30. sydneyn

    San Francisco

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    The food was good a little pricey. The room was loud but we were in a corner until it got busy. Service was good. Drinks are always tasty. Parking lot difficult to handle on a rainy night.

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  31. AngelaS

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 31, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I brought family from out of town. As always it was a great experience. Really top notch in every way.

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  32. CarlosL

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The food was delicious and we can’t get over everything that we got. Superb hospitality and the space is wonderful.

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  33. DebB

    Detroit

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    My gnocchi was delicious. My husbands’s chicken was good. My son’s cod was not very good. Two small pieces of cod with potato chips was very over priced because of quality and quantity of both. The chicken comes with just coleslaw so again the quality and quantity is overpriced. The salad was very expensive again because of quality and quantity. I expect quality when I am paying a higher price for food and this restaurant did not meet those expectations.

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  34. CarolynD

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 31, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Absolutely fantastic experience. The food was delicious, the service was lovely and the ambiance is perfect. Thank you!

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  35. EllenO

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 30, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was great, but the staff was absolutely amazing! We will definitely be returning 10/10

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  36. BrianD

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 29, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Service was wonderful and friendly. The food was great.

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  37. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 24, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always a fantastic night at BV!!! Service and food were outstanding.

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  38. WendyB

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 24, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Brunch was delicious and the service was perfect as always.

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  39. AliciaJ

    San Francisco

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on December 24, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Phenomenal first visit to BVR! Service was impeccable (thank you Ryan!!!), food was phenomenal, and the ambience was charming and perfect for a cozy holiday evening. Will absolutely be back!!

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  40. jamgarciax

    Ecuador

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 23, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The entire place feels like an enigma in the Bay Area. Nestled in a hidden valley between Martinez and Croquet, driving into Port Costa feels like you are stepping back into time. You end up at the Main Street and dead end to a parking lot overlooking the remains of a once bustling port. On the other side, the Amtrak line gracefully cuts the bay and the end of the road for Port Costa. Tales of a haunted hotel and lost souls reverberate through a town that decided to stick around in 19th century west. The restaurant was welcoming and authentic. It smelled of old wood and whisky, what you would expect of an old western saloon. You step into the main bar area with an elegant western bar. Many rooms adjoin the bar area to the dining tables. The menu is classic American with a California western touch. You can tell the food was fresh and locally produced. The burger I had was cooked to perfection and you can’t go wrong with Acme Bread. Kudos to the bartender for catching an issue with a drink and sending over a replacement within two sips of the former. They had a great wine list and my guests enjoyed their plates and libations. Great for a group that likes to try fare that is off the beaten path. We’ll return to Bull Valley again.

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Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Contactless payment available
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Bull Valley Roadhouse using the Order Online button. Bull Valley Roadhouse also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (510) 787-1135.

Bull Valley Roadhouse is rated 4.7 stars by 2785 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 20 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Bull Valley Roadhouse

14 Canyon Lake Dr, Port Costa, CA 94569

Additional information

  • Cross street
    End of Road
  • Neighborhood
    Port Costa
  • Hours of operation
    Sun 11:00 am–8:00 pm Dinner Wed–Fri 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Sat 4:00 pm–9:00 pm
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    American, Comfort Food, Organic
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking details
    Parking in Port Costa's (unpaved) lot at the end of Canyon Lake Drive.
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Anthony Paone
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Dog Friendly, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Vegan, Weekend Brunch, Wine
  • Phone number
    (510) 787-1135
  • Catering
    Please email events@bullvalleyroadhouse.com with your request and we will work with you to make your special occasion great.
  • Private party facilities
    Have your private event for 15 or more guests in our historic restaurant full of Victorian charm and Old West history. Between our oak-paneled dining room, grand wooden bar and outdoor patio under a canopy of walnuts, we are ready to host the perfect event with a full range of service, drink and famously delicious food!
  • Private party contact
    Tuala Garcia-Zua Zua: (510) 787-1135
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