The Buxton Inn

4.3
55 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Contemporary American
The Buxton Inn in Granville, OH has been a favorite community location for drinks and meals since the early 1800s. Offering up lunch and dinner, it also features a popular terrace, as well as pub dining. A working inn, it also has guest rooms and public rooms in addition to dining areas.

Those choosing to dine at The Buxton Inn will enjoy a seasonally based menu of classic and modern dishes. Main courses include fresh seafood dishes, a variety of meat dishes and several fresh pasta options. Meal-sized salads and fresh soups are available on the appealing menu at The Buxton Inn.
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Columbus
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 5

The place was empty, which made it quiet and we had quick service. The food was average, good, but not rave worthy. My only issue is that when the bill came, they charged more for the entrees that what the menu said. After asking, they did change the bill, but did not apologize or explain why it happened. It felt as if they were trying to scam a few extra dollars.

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EM
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Such an enjoyable place to meet our granddaughter halfway.!

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M
Columbus
36 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Very nice and quiet atmosphere for a date. We liked the historical aspects of the inn. The food was good but not great.

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GP
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had 7 for lunch between Christmas and New Years. Drove from Columbus to
view the Inn after restoration and sample the menu. Definitely will return, it is a
credit to the town of Granville.

PS. Had a wonderful waitress: Arbor.

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J
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

The Buxton has been our family go-to for nearly 30 years. Always kind and attentive staff, filling, wholesome and tasty food at a reasonable price. Have not tried the work e and spirits, but hear that’a a hit, too. My moms favorite place, we always remember the good times at The Buxton with her when we go!

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LS
Columbus
1 review
Dined on December 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Enjoyed the food and the atmosphere. Everyone was friendly and attentive. Looking forward to the next visit.

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Columbus
8 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

The server who ended up waiting on us was nice, however there seemed to be confusion on who was going to wait on us, which meant service started out a bit slow, and then our server brought the check without offering us dessert or coffee. The salads were very good, but the entrees were just average, especially for the price. Nice ambience, quaint interiors, but did it make up for the food.

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RB
1 review
Dined on December 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Atmosphere was amazing, food was excellent , service was outstanding

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Columbus
10 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 3

Food was just okay. The French onion soup was pretty good, but the quiche was overcooked and dry. There was nothing special about going to the Buxton Inn which is disappointing because it could be a lovely venue and go-to place as it used to be.

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CD
Columbus
1 review
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went for my 40th Birthday during the Candlelight Walking Tour. Everything was better than I could have imagined with friendly staff and great food. Wine was delicious and due to the towns activities, I even had a quartet sing to me. Thanks for a wonderful experience!

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GM
Columbus
2 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

I very nice experience indeed ! The ambiance was nice and the food plentiful. I’m confident that the staff was tired by the end of the event but performed very well and it was appreciated.

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TG
Columbus
2 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place to go on Thanksgiving

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Columbus
4 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 5

We dined inside at the same time they were supporting a wedding reception in the outdoor space, but they still did a nice job to ensure we had a nice experience.

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SH
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We really enjoyed our dinner at The Buxton Inn. The pretty glass atrium with market lights was a surprise to find attached to the antique inn. Appetizers and dinners were delicious. Perfect for Denison Parents weekend or the next time we come to town.

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DO
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

The waitress was new, and did not know the menu, we were looking for dinner and she only knew sandwiches. When asked about Salmon she recommended well done!

They did not know the wine list, they said the numbers in the computer don't match the menu.

Overall a bad experience.

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RG
Cleveland
15 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 2

I have enjoyed the Buxton inn for over 35 years, but this time they missed the mark. Menu was different than what was posted on the signage at the door and web site. We were told they were breaking in a new kitchen staff. However food was average. Server was very helpful but I would like the Buxton to reclaim it’s charm and elegance.

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BP
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2018
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 2

I made reservations and noted that it was for our anniversary (45th). When we got to your place, the hostess asked us if we had a reservation and we indicated that we had. She then didn't know what to do so we had to wait until she could ask someone else what to do. We should have known there would be troubles ahead... and there were.

We were assigned to an empty back room and, after awhile, we were given a paper one-page menu with limited selection and no specialties. My wife wanted especially to order prime rib which usually is available on weekends. We were told that there is no prime rib and that the menu is limited because your establishment has recently lost your chef and that you were trying to break-in a new chef or other options.

We ordered pretty much meat and potatoes. We ordered medium rare and the meat was clearly medium (and pricey). In fact, for a "limited menu" the prices were higher than what a customer would expect.

The service was slow and inefficient. I first asked if there was a sauce available for my NY strip. He didn't know and had to check. After a few minutes, he came back and said no. I went ahead and ordered anyway. After waiting too long, your staff delivered our meal and mixed up the vegetables. Our waiter came out and brought a small cup of au jus; he said that he asked someone else and found out about it so he brought it over. It was not made from scratch. When I ordered originally I asked for 2 particuar glasses of wine to be served WITH the meal. Someone forgot so I had to catch up to our waiter and about 10 minutes or more we finally got our wine and one of your people blamed the bartender.

My comment is that we should have been advised (warned) when we made our reservation that there is a limited menu. There was no mention of an anniversary (why ask) and the prices were too high and I understand a limited selection but it doesn't preclude a rib roast (which is why we came). We have been to your facility before

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H
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 5

I have always loved going to the Buxton Inn for dining especially for special events. I made reservations for 8 too celebrate my husband's 70 th Birthday. It was a surprise! Did not know that the surprise was that we received a menu of food items not available that night, which were everything that we were planning on ordering. So many ordered Fish and chips. Tasty but could have gone to Long John Silver's and just as tasty but cheaper. Our waiter (Jordan) was EXCELLENT!! I think if it had not been for him we would have gone somewhere else to o eat. We all came too the conclusion that something was going on in the kitchen and said a little prayer that the owners could get things back in control and that all of the customer's would be gracious too the situation. I will be back too dine in the future. I just know that what ever was going on that night was probably just "life happening" and a lesson to be learned.

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SG
Columbus
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

We had not been to Buxton Inn in over fifteen years. We had Sunday brunch with friends because Granville is a good half-way meeting place. Ambiance is the same - I enjoy the inn atmosphere. Variety and quality of food consistent with price point. I would return to meet friends, but would not make the drive just for brunch.

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Cleveland
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2018
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 3

Good was great. Service was lacking. We could hear employees fighting in the kitchen. We were fairly dressed up and they seated us in the bar area where it was very loud and most people were very casual. Saw many people headed to the back where it was a little calmer and fancier.

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LH
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Great historic inn located in the center of Granville. Food is fine, try the meatloaf. Perfect setting for parents to take their college kids to dinner. Pub is a better deal for a quick bite.

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Indiana
2 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Classic early American tavern faire. Everything was fresh and cooked perfectly. Not. One. Complaint.

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D
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Everything was fine but the penne with marinara was to spicy, tasted good but way to hot

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GS
Columbus
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

The food was outstanding, perhaps the best cioppino we have eaten. The server was obviously new but needed more training. We were served our salads and entrees at the same time, we had to ask for spoons to eat with and side dishes for the discarded shells. I am not certain the server was very attentive when she took both our wine order and the meal order. With more experience and/or training, we are certain she will improve.

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BS
Columbus
1 review
Dined on July 22, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

They have a delightful Sunday Brunch. Seating is in either an atrium/sunroom or colonial style dining room.

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DW
1 review
Dined on July 22, 2018
Overall 2food 1service 4ambience 4

I have been going to Buxton Inn since my wife and I got married in 2001. We had our rehearsal dinner here. It has changed ownership since then. Unfortunately the food quality has greatly suffered. I got the prime rib, fingerlings and Brussels sprouts. The prime rib was flavorless and chewy. The fingerlings has no flavor and the “bacon” Brussels sprouts had bacon bits not real bacon. Needless to say I am upset because a place that has sentimental value to me and my wife has now become a place we will drive by but never eat at again. The food that the previous owner cooked was always spot on and delicious (especially the Chicken Victoria) I just hope that the owners now realize how special of a place the Buxton Inn is and try to create the type of experience that has been enjoyed in the past.

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AS
Cleveland
10 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Love our annual visit here. Many delicious food entrees and several different dining areas including a formal area and a wonderful atrium (photo) for many size groups. Feel elegant yet have a relaxed fun experience

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ES
1 review
Dined on July 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

Great food options for Sunday Brunch. Enjoyed my weekend at the Inn.

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Columbus
20 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

The Seafood Chesapeake was excellent, this time. Nice ambiance on the patio.

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Columbus
9 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2018
Overall 2food 1service 2ambience 2

The Buxton Inn has a lot of history, but they need some help in cooking food. Stay away from ordering seafood. They serve it very undercooked and heavily salted. I had to send it back twice before I could eat it. The fudge cake for desert was much too gooey and hard to eat. The Peach Melba is a good desert, though.

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BB
Columbus
12 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was our first visit to The Buxton Inn. My wife, daughter, and I all had a wonderful meal and had great service. Plus, it is a beautiful old Inn with a a very pretty glass enclosed dining room. Looking forward to our next visit.

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R
Cincinnati
4 reviews
Dined on June 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Sunday brunch was excellent! Service was friendly and perfect! Beautiful and historic Inn.

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SA
Columbus
1 review
Dined on June 17, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

We had Sunday Brunch for Fathers Day. Group of 10. Ate at 1pm. The atmosphere was great, food was good, just ran out of some stuff since we were at end of buffet time. The server wasn't the best. We didn't get refills on water. She didn't come to pick up dirty plates. Our overall experience was good and we would go back. ( just go earlier if you are planning on brunch).

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OT
Columbus
1 review
Dined on June 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Brunch was excellent! It was extremely hot where we were sitting. The room was beautiful but the ceiling fans just did not do the trick.

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OT
Columbus
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Nice date spot in Granville

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Columbus
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 4

Steak had to be sent back. Had to ask 3 times for the xtra bread basket. The best dish on the menus for over 40 years was nothing special.

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J
Columbus
15 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 2ambience 5

The Buxton Inn is a wonderful venue. That night a big party was in The Wine Room and many menu offerings were not available. There were some misses with what we ordered. But ample servings with the plates they got correct. Understanding that even the best places can have an off night, we'll be back.

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c
1 review
Dined on May 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

the staff was very nice and they even let me look around and take pictures. the food was devine.

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M
New England
73 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

We were in town for our daughters graduation from Denison. In the 4 years we have been coming to Granville we hadn’t tried the Buxton Inn. So the 6 of us went on Friday night. We were seated promptly and had great service. Food was good. Crab cakes were fair, salads very good. Burger very good.

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J
Columbus
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service and food were excellent. Salmon was superbly prepared and the mashed potatoes rivaled my moms! The Seafood Chesapeake was outstanding! Great mixed drinks and wine was tasty! Beer could have been a bit colder, but a great meal & service! PS...get the Apple Carmel dessert!

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