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About The Bull Valley Roadhouse

{Join us for SUNDAY BRUNCH!}

The Bull Valley Roadhouse serves American roadhouse food prepared from scratch with century-old techniques using fresh ingredients from our favorite small farms. A beacon at the end of a canyon road in the historic dock town of Port Costa, the roadhouse welcomes locals, travelers and adventurous day-trippers alike in its 1897 landmark dining room and bar. Stepping into the saloon-like rooms, guests can sense more than 100 years of hospitality. The proprietors strive to maintain that warm tradition and leave everyone feeling relaxed, well fed and eager to return. Look for us under the golden bull.

Sunday brunch served from 10:30 am through 2:00 pm.

14 Canyon Lake Dr
Port Costa, CA 94569
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
American, Comfort Food, Organic

Hours of Operation:


Dinner: Thurs 5:00pm - 9:00pm

Dinner: Fri 5:00pm - 10:00pm

Dinner: Sat 4:00pm - 10pm

Dinner: Sun 4:00pm - 9:00pm

Brunch: Sun 10:30 am - 2:00 pm

Cross Street:
End of Road

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(510) 787-1135

Website:
http://www.bullvalleyroadhouse.com/

Parking Details:
Parking in Port Costa's (unpaved) lot at the end of Canyon Lake Drive.

Executive Chef:
Justine Kelly and David Williams

Private Party Facilities:
Have your private event 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

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Farm to Table, Fireplace, Full Bar, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wine

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The Bull Valley Roadhouse Ratings and Reviews

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4.6

Overall Rating

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food

4.6

service

4.6

ambience

4.6

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

96% would recommend it to a friend

Worth the Drive (65)
Handcrafted Cocktails (58)
Fit for Foodies (56)
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Special Occasion (54)
Good for a Date (52)
Comfort Food (51)
Neighborhood Gem (49)
Local Ingredients (45)
Fun (40)
Good for Birthdays (39)
Good for Anniversaries (39)
Creative Cuisine (38)
Romantic (34)
Bar Seating (33)
Authentic (32)
Casual (28)
Good for Groups (27)
Cozy (25)
Vibrant Bar Scene (23)
Great for Brunch (22)
Notable Wine List (16)
Sunday Lunch (16)
Hot Spot (14)
Seasonal (14)
Happy Hour (10)
Great Beer (8)
Scenic View (8)
Organic (8)
Healthy (7)
People Watching (6)
Tasting Menu (6)
Waterfront (5)
Quiet Conversation (4)
Business Meals (3)
Great for Lunch (3)
Quick Bite (3)
Good Vegetarian Options (3)
Tapas (2)
Disabled Access (2)
Live Music (2)
Paleo Friendly (2)
Pre/post Theatre (2)
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 (San Francisco)·Dined 2 days ago

My second visit this year. Best new restaurant for 2017. Must visit for those loving well prepared authentic American classics with a twist.

Hand crafted cocktails are amazing.

Tags: Comfort Food, Good for Birthdays, Great for Brunch, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Bar Seating, Local Ingredients, Handcrafted Cocktails, Worth the Drive, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies
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 (San Francisco)·Dined 3 days ago

Every time we go to Bullvalley for dinner we are thoroughly pleased. Great service, drinks, dinner and dessert.

Tags: Cozy, Good for Groups, Romantic, Great Beer, Handcrafted Cocktails, Local Ingredients, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Bar Seating, Comfort Food, Worth the Drive
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·Dined 3 days ago

Wow. What a great experience. The food and drinks were fantastic and the service was SUPERB. The menu is definitely comfort food, but some of the best you’ll ever have. Even the creamed kale was memorable. It’s kind of on the pricey side, but if you go with a group most of the plates are good for sharing. You have to make it through a windy road to get there, but once you have your first cocktail you’ll realize it was worth the trip.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Comfort Food, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Vibrant Bar Scene, Local Ingredients, Quick Bite, Authentic, Good for Birthdays
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 (San Francisco)·Dined 3 days ago

Absolutely stellar experience as usual. Service was so fluid and on point that our dinner time just flew by in comfort. Incredible dishes, excellent craft cocktails, lovely service staff. The fish stew was particularly enjoyable, but the elderflower spritzer is always my favorite. Montenegro with elderflower spritzer? WOW!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Local Ingredients, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Great Beer, Tasting Menu, Handcrafted Cocktails, Neighborhood Gem, Sunday Lunch, Organic, Good for Groups, Comfort Food, Romantic, Healthy, Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Brunch, Bar Seating, Fun, Cozy, Authentic
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 (Tahoe)·Dined 4 days ago

We made 830 reservations and when we showed up they were almost out of the majority of entrées on the menu. Unfortunate

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 (San Francisco)·Dined 5 days ago

Great food, generous portions, family style, so don't expect to all eat at once if you order individual dishes. Fairly expensive.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 4, 2017

My second time here and Bull Valley continues to impress. Pork stew was out of this world. Brussel sprouts were delicious. Risotto was even more flavorful than both. The bar knows how to make a good cocktail! Bartenders all very generous with their knowledge and warmth. You should see one guy shake a martini! They have great gin: Cap Rock, St. George, Automatic... My husband had an awesome gin and tonic with Automatic Sea gin and later an old fashioned. I took a sip and they were the bomb. I wasn’t drinking so I had a fresh squeezed ginger beer called a Saratoga cooler that was equally as good as the cocktails!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Bar Seating, Romantic, Handcrafted Cocktails, Hot Spot, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 4, 2017

Great food as always , Fried chicken my favorite. No weak link here

Tags: Bar Seating, Neighborhood Gem
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 3, 2017

I've been for dinner and brunch. Both were delicious, memorable meals. The bar produces some really great drinks too. I just went to brunch Sunday and I already want to return. It's family style (even for brunch) but I didn't want to share the Chilaquiles.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Seasonal, Great for Brunch, Fun
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Always great for dinner. This time we had brunch. Amazing cinnamon biscuits and hamhock and kale hash. And Port Costa is always an experience.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 3, 2017

This is one of my favorite Bay Area restaurants. It's a hidden gem. The food and cocktail menu is comforting yet innovative, and the staff couldn't be friendlier.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 3, 2017

The pork stew is delicious, absolute must try and will come back again. Everything is served family style which makes for a cozy atmosphere, great for a date. We asked for a table fit for a special occasion (anniversary) and they put us in a nice little alcove which allowed us to converse comfortably even though the restaurant at large was pretty loud. We will definitely be back! Especially fun to stay at the Burlington afterwords and make a getaway of it

Tags: Romantic, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Worth the drive to this lovely spot in Port Costa. The bell tolls as you enter a different time where the cocktails are specially crafted to your liking and the atmosphere is VERY energetic! Can't say enough about the service and the food. Great wine suggestions, pairings, and just a great place to enjoy a special dinner with a good friend or two.

Tags: Good for a Date, Vibrant Bar Scene, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Happy Hour, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Handcrafted Cocktails, Worth the Drive
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Love this place but noise level was off the charts for dinner conversation without shouting. A few acoustic tiles will make a huge difference. Other than that, love the test.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Bar Seating, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Great personality and ambiance in quaint Port Costa. Friendly and professional staff. Food of excellent quality, prepared expertly. We had a great time and will be back!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 1, 2017

The muscles were delicious! We were disappointed in the fried chicken it was a bit rubbery and they must have changed the recipe?? The cocktails were delicious but quite $$$$

Tags: Cozy
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·Dined on November 27, 2017

This place is unique and cozy. I ordered the wedge salad and it could have been better...I guess I'm so used to the blue cheese in there but here it was a dill dressing instead. Then the fried chicken was very good and crispy! But the Brussel sprouts!! Wow! Delicious!!!
Over all a very good meal.

Tags: Cozy, Scenic View, Romantic
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 26, 2017

Just GO!
Worth the drive, cost and you'll likely have a story to share about your visit to this uniquely quiet town.
Wait, stay away, it's mine! (Only tell cool people who get it; no room for snobs)

Tags: Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Fun, Sunday Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Authentic, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 26, 2017

This is a gorgeous place with sumptuous food and drinks. The town is about an hour from San Francisco, which is 30 minutes closer than The French Laundry. I've been there on a date, a big party and a family occasion and it has been a pleasure each time. The servers are friendly, prompt and knowledgeable.

Tags: Organic, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Fun, Creative Cuisine, Live Music, Fit for Foodies, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Romantic, Worth the Drive, Bar Seating, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, People Watching, Good Vegetarian Options, Local Ingredients, Notable Wine List, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 19, 2017

This was, without a doubt, one of the best brunches I've ever had! We had a group of 9 and the service was fantastic. Our food came out quickly and the choices were amazing. Everything was delicious. Though it's a bit out of the way, I'd highly recommend taking the opportunity to eat at this amazing and unique restaurant.

Tags: Good for a Date, Great Beer, Sunday Lunch, Comfort Food, Good for Groups
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·Dined on November 19, 2017

We celebeated a birthday with friends. It was a perfect evening.

Tags: Special Occasion, Local Ingredients, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Authentic, Worth the Drive, Casual
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·Dined on November 19, 2017

Great food and excellent service. We had the poached black cod and it was perfect. The fried chicken and biscuits were yummy also.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Comfort Food, Bar Seating, Handcrafted Cocktails
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·Dined on November 18, 2017

Unfortunately we all got very sick to our stomachs. Please rethink the oil you use to prepare the food. Oil is not something you want to skimp on. I spent 300.00 at your restaurant and we all got very sick.

Tags: Casual
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·Dined on November 18, 2017

Friends getting together for a belated birthday dinner.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 13, 2017

Made the drive out from Oakland for a special date night here. The ambience and charm from the historic building was perfect for the occasion and the friendly servers only enhanced that experience. Food was amazing, we ordered way too much and went home with several boxes. Generous portions are served here, especially for just two. Desserts were delicious and we went home smiling from ear to ear.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Organic, Healthy, Fun, Vibrant Bar Scene, Neighborhood Gem
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 12, 2017

I love this place and have dinned numerous times with freinds and Familiy Birthday celebrations.
I was so excited to bring 4 lady friends for their first Experience.I have raved about it to them and on Sunday it was to be a special Treat!!! It was a Disappointment .First ladies ordered corned beef dish and after quite a while the waiter returned to say they were out.Now a Big Birthday celebration was dining there and That was the excuse given.We could understand and they ordered other dishes.All the food except for the soup was cold and all the food came at different times leaving the group to eat alone while others watched.I told them this has never happened before.All around us people were leaving due to the food was taking too long!! The waiter even asked is your food Ok and shared that lots of people were complaining.He felt bad and I felt bad for him.I have had him before and he is Awesome!! I was so surprised that a adjustment to the Bill was not offered.For a establishment of this caliber Totally unacceptable!!!
A Large Party that was reserved, I'm sure well in advance, is no excuse for running out of dishes or getting late cold food!! I am hoping that the Bull Valley Roadhouse will make good on this BAD experience and Welcome us Back, to make it up!!!
Candyce Fagerhaugh Cell 510-277-5139 Land line 510-787-2379 Message only
Iwish I got the waiters name HE is Awesome !!I Is was not his fault and I guess he could not adjust the Bill Also You Hostess that Day a delight!!

Tags: Great for Brunch, Good for Groups, Disabled Access, Romantic, Fit for Foodies
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Day before wedding.

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·Dined on November 11, 2017

The cocktails were great and the service was awesome!
The only issue my group had was that the main dishes were so salty.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Appetizers were great especially the mussels. Risotto was way too salty, almost inedible.
Generous portions but long wait between appetizers and main course.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Comfort Food
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·Dined on November 10, 2017

This gem is tucked away in Port Costa, off of Hwy 4. I have never been disappointed by the food and the ambiance. American cuisine with an artistic flare for delicious sauces and sous vide -cooked meats and fish. Thursday night is Tiki night at the bar. Delicious drinks in handcrafted bowls and mugs by Shimaceramics.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Cozy, Great for Brunch, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Groups
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 5, 2017

We shared a family lunch for 7 on Sunday. Everyone agreed that the service, food, drinks, and ambiance were all excellent!

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·Dined on November 5, 2017

What an interesting and Outstanding place! The service was outstanding, and the food was AMAZING. Definitely telling my friends. Definitely coming back. Still thinking about my fantastic meal and cocktails!

Tags: Scenic View, Fun, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Seasonal, Fit for Foodies, Great for Brunch
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·Dined on November 5, 2017

Enjoyed hearty family-style comfort food in a fun atmosphere. Food quality and flavor was a notch above other places. The town and roadhouse are a throw-back in time. Really a fun outing. Want to come back for brunch. Looks like front room would be more atmospheric than the back room where we were seated.

Tags: Fun
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·Dined on November 5, 2017

The service was stellar. Only wish there were more vegetarian & maybe 1 or 2 vegan options to acccommodate everyone's diet when coming with a large group. That said, food was very good.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion, Casual, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 4, 2017

A really great restaurant with a ton of old charm, great service and great food. The mussels were some of the best I've ever had, the cocktails were unique and very tasty, and the service was amazing.

Tags: Authentic, Fun, Special Occasion, Romantic, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 4, 2017

My husband and I had been to the bar before for some tapas and cocktails. This was our first experience with dining and reservations. The reservations were easy on Open Table and we were promptly seated upon arrival with hot, wet towels for our hands. The cocktails were great and my husband and I shared the family style meal, which as a shared meal was ample. We also shared a small dessert with coffee. One of the owners, Sam, was distressed due to the coffee grinder malfunctioning. He went across the street to grind the coffee for me, rather than just coming to the table to explain it was off the menu. This impressed me, as service that was exceptional. We will be back, of course, and look forward to sharing the novel spot with out-of-town guests. It is apparent that people from great distances come there for the experience and fine dining. It should be on Trip Adviser, if it isn't already.

Tags: Healthy, Fun, Notable Wine List, Tapas, Waterfront, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 4, 2017

I had a very yummy cocktail and enjoyed the post-dinner tea and dessert. The dinner entrees and sides were really salty this time, which was surprising because the food is usually amazing. The kale was so salty, I couldn’t eat it.

Tags: Comfort Food, Worth the Drive, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Groups
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 3, 2017

This is our favorite restaurant in the east bay. It was superb and we had a great time. The food was exceptional and service was excellent.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Fun, Live Music
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 30, 2017

Hidden Gem for sure!! I love trying new places and I had heard mixed reviews. Glad I did .. service can be improved but beyond that it was perfect.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot, Notable Wine List
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 30, 2017

Sorry it took me so long to get here! I've been trying for 2 years to go there, finally did, and wish I'd been going all this time! Amazing food, excellent service, and a very interesting interior. Special mention: the brussels sprouts, the New York steak, and the fried chicken. (the chocolate pot de creme was also very very good!)

Tags: Good for Groups, Worth the Drive, Casual
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