Buckeye Roadhouse Reviews

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Buckeye Roadhouse is a beautiful, cozy, Aspen lodge-like dining room, complete with fireplace.

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What People Are Saying
  • JAN

    Buckeye is a favourite for our family. The interior is traditional and warm, the food is great and the servers have always provided great service. We have celebrated New Years, had a graduation party, hosted a large family brunch, and had many amazing dinners at Buckeye.

  • Nov

    What a great place to stop and have an excellent meal. Relaxed and comfortable this true Northern California roadhouse eatery is like a step back in to old school great food with good service. Since I was solo I sat at the bar it is very comfortable environment with great people on both sides of it.

  • Jul

    The food here is amazing, ingredients are very fresh, and the flavor combinations are done just right. My spouse and I both live in wine country, and we were extremely satisfied with our meals.

  • June

    Buckeye Roadhouse is a landmark eatery in Marin since 1937. High quality food. Not cheap, but top quality. From their deserts to their in-house smoked meats they lead the foodies to heaven.

Yelp Reviews

Buckeye Roadhouse
4.0
Based on 1409 Reviews
Emi B.
Emi B.
2020-10-15 17:09:39
Have been here twice since it reopened for indoor dining with friends for lunch , indoor dining is nice but the outdoor dining in the back patio is... read more
Lisa H.
Lisa H.
2020-10-09 15:33:57
Came for my Wedding Anniversary, though I really didn't feel like there was anything to celebrate with the state of infections, deaths, people hurting due... read more
Aimee W.
Aimee W.
2020-09-23 15:39:41
We have been there a few times since they reopened, both for takeout and eat in. Steaks travel well, done in for the Oysters Bingo! Service continues to be... read more
Emma H.
Emma H.
2020-09-18 16:32:14
Buckeye is a Marin county staple! One of the best restaurants in the county, hands down! A unique and cabin-like atmosphere inside, the food is just as good... read more
Annie L.
Annie L.
2020-09-10 12:02:00
Last time I was here was 6 years ago to celebrate my birthday. I just remember deliciousness and the creme brûlée was the best ever! Since Ive been doing... read more
Paul H.
Paul H.
2020-08-18 22:50:48
If you want to experience Marin you have to eat at buckeye as often as possible. Great food in an old school environment. Service is always wonderful,... read more
Jennifer C.
Jennifer C.
2020-06-16 13:25:41
We went for our first meal out since quarantine began for my boyfriend's birthday. The patio was a beautiful garden setting with string lights and dedicated... read more
Teresa W.
Teresa W.
2020-06-08 18:10:55
Easy parking. Nice ambiance. Feel as if you are in a top drawer British eatery. Love the views and the white tablecloths. Staff is pleasant and helpful.... read more
Woke Up F.
Woke Up F.
2020-05-02 18:05:55
Bought take out because I was just sick of cooking while we are sheltering in place. This place really did not disappoint!!! I was so happy to get EXACTLY... read more
Sarah P.
Sarah P.
2020-04-25 19:00:21
Best best best wings in the world. Save room for the bread pudding- IM TELLING YOU Brutus salad is delish Oysters are delish Everything from service to... read more
Kayti S.
Kayti S.
2020-03-27 18:33:03
An absolute classic! The Buckeye roadhouse is every bit as fabulous as it looks from the outside. When reading the menu you might be thinking "how on earth... read more
Beth D.
Beth D.
2020-03-16 22:12:49
This may be the only really good, stand-out restaurant in Marin County. The food is excellent (there is, literally, something for everyone on the menu). If... read more
Lawrence Y.
Lawrence Y.
2020-03-03 22:18:44
A perfect evening spoiled by one person. We arrived this evening ready to celebrate a special dinner to celebrate my son's 30th birthday and my wife's... read more
Jasmine L.
Jasmine L.
2019-12-09 20:49:14
Buckeye's has been here for a really long time and they are still booming with guests. Really beautiful area to have a nice dinner. Some pro tips: the valet... read more
Yarrow H.
Yarrow H.
2019-11-23 22:15:46
My dinner at Buckeye Roadhouse was a beautiful experience. My boo took me here for a special dinner and we had a wonderful time. We arrived and pulled... read more
Ray F.
Ray F.
2019-11-02 23:29:18
What a great place to stop and have an excellent meal. Relaxed and comfortable this true Northern California roadhouse eatery is like a step back in to old... read more
Lorenzo R.
Lorenzo R.
2018-06-10 10:54:42
This is a Marin classic! Tucked discreetly off the 101 in Mill Valley, be prepared to go back in time. The main dining room is a classic chalet style with a... read more
Nathan S.
Nathan S.
2018-06-09 11:52:57
This place use to be my go-to place to take friends visiting northbay. As an FYI I went during Mother's Day weekend, but it wasn't packed or anything.... read more
Lanie D.
Lanie D.
2018-05-27 16:19:27
After several mediocre meals at The Buckeye then a terrible experience with customer service several years ago, I decided to give it a try again. Mostly... read more

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Buckeye Roadhouse
4.5
Based on 819 reviews
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Justin Troxell
Justin Troxell
17:00 19 Oct 20
Had some issues with a dessert order, but it was resolved quickly and I appreciated the good customer service.
109marty
109marty
03:28 10 Oct 20
Wonderful! Always a special treat to visit a local steakhouse. Dishes are always fantastic with impeccable serivice.
Alissa Odonnell
Alissa Odonnell
02:35 06 Sep 20
Really not that impressed. With how the prices were I was hoping for something really good. It ended up being mediocre. Staff was very nice and even called to ask about our order and see if we wanted substitutions. I’m assuming it would be better dine-in and fresh since I did order pickup. Most likely won’t come again
Ross Halleck
Ross Halleck
23:42 04 Aug 20
Incredible dining anytime. Great cocktails. Signature Bay Area quality.
Maria Kinderman
Maria Kinderman
13:12 09 Jun 20
We especially enjoyed the special bar drinks. The side of fresh fruit was also generous and perfectly ripe. A very good experience!
Shiloh Lord
Shiloh Lord
20:19 04 Jun 20
This restaurant is first class all the way around. It's our go to restaurant on a regular basis. The level of service, professionalism, and food preparations was inconceivable for a special event we held at this restaurant.
Christopher Williamson
Christopher Williamson
18:03 27 May 20
We had an excellent time in this place. We enjoyed the wonderful vibes and the food. The waiters are very personal. I am happy we ultimately decided to visit this spot.
Rocky Nguyen
Rocky Nguyen
13:18 22 May 20
This place is my favored. I go to many restaurants but to this one I constantly return again and again. The crew is very amicable and the cooking they place on your table is so delicious. I never miss an opportunity to have a nice meal in this place. Highly recommended.
laudalaudelega24 .
laudalaudelega24 .
02:43 19 Apr 20
Oysters Bingo, onion rings, ribs, the pork chop, smoked chicken salad and much more are just some of the highlights on the menu! The wine, beer and spirits match the menu for deliciousness.
Amit Pall
Amit Pall
02:56 18 Feb 20
My Star Scale: 1 Star = Do not recommend 2 Star = Do not recommend but there were positive aspects of the experience. 3 Star = Would recommend 4 Star = Would recommend ++service OR ++ food OR ++ ambiance (2 of 3) 5 Star = Would recommend ++service AND ++ food AND ++ambiance (3 of 3) Valentine's Day prefix menu was great. Got a late reservation and had the option of sitting in the main dining room or a booth in the bar. We opted for the booth and we were happy we did. The ambiance was fantastic. Lively atmosphere but not so loud that you couldn't carry a conversation. Service was sharp and prompt. Our waitress made a great selection of wine to pair with the vday ribeye special. Food was amazing. Great options for anyone that is gluten free as well.
Page Larkin
Page Larkin
23:17 07 Feb 20
Every other month our gang meets here - post Book Club - the menu is fabulous - the service is great (Enrico) and the bartender is always cool. Love the menu. Everyone loves the - takes your breath away - beautiful dining room, the fireplace and the ambiance. Free Valet Parking - run by a very nice, professional team of men including Eric and Sean. The Divine Dessert menu is to die for. Our Christmas Luncheon - by the fireplace - is a tradition.
Tom Jackiewicz
Tom Jackiewicz
23:18 28 Jan 20
Great smokehouse. Formal yet comfortable. Old Holden gate bridge cables uses for decor. Piece of history!
Crash Anova
Crash Anova
04:19 08 Jan 20
We had a fine time. Sat at the bar on the later side of a cold January evening. Friendly staff, good drink specialties. We just ate one appetizer that was decent so not enough food to make a worthy review. Will go back for a proper meal.
Laurel Grove
Laurel Grove
02:03 30 Dec 19
Very popular for many years. With good reason...We have been to the Buckeye for drinks, lunch a few times and dinner, too. Our most recent gathering... party of six... was flawless and delicious! Really Great service. Impressive menu. We loved every morsel from appetizer to dessert. Not wild about childen running the aisles and parents oblivious too. The bar is very popular for small plates and good drinks. Valet parking (tip big)
David Lake
David Lake
03:35 29 Dec 19
We decided on a whim to eat at the Roadhouse - an establishment that has been around since 1937. To offer some ambiance, we did not visit the dining area, yet quickly and luckily obtained a booth in the bar. The setting is dark wood paneling, soft lighting, and one small flat panel television, over the right side of the bar, with college football showing. The wine list is impressive, the beer list is excellent (I had a local Pilsner), and the menu is an outstanding selection of Western European Public House food with a wonderful focus on French Provincial ingredients and flavoring. We shared the Dungeness crab croquettes and the butter lettuce salad (our waiter was kind enough to serve the half salads on two plates). My date had the butternut squash and ricotta ravioli and I had the roasted lamb shank. Presentation, preparation, and taste all outstanding. Finally, our waiter Anthony! A perfect gentleman with a wonderful French accent. Anthony was patient, attentive, allowed us all the time we required to relax and enjoy, and is an artist with the beer and wine list. Thank you, Anthony!
Eileen M
Eileen M
02:06 18 Dec 19
When in town...we make beeline for Buckeye. Superior service, top drawer. Menu is impressive, as is Wine List. The Bar is petite and popular. High Standards, elegant and honest. Desserts are famous. Valet parking
ORobert Simons
ORobert Simons
20:11 17 Dec 19
Thoroughly enjoyed our time there! Atmosphere is great, like stepping back in time. Food and drinks were amazing and now I’m looking for an excuse to go back soon. We got in without reservations but it would be safer to call ahead. A very memorable evening.
Josette Josette
Josette Josette
11:09 29 Nov 19
Nice atmosphere and I'm not just saying that cuz my boyfriend's family owns it. Truly unique.
Ian F
Ian F
20:39 16 Nov 19
This place is flat out amazing. It feels like a quiet, posh roadside diner from the 30s, with warm woodwork as a nice addition to the white napkins. Cocktails are on point, and the only problem with the menu is deciding what you're not going to order. The crab cake appetizer is sublime, and the wait staff gently downplay their mastery of the craft.
Graham Mclaughlin
Graham Mclaughlin
15:49 02 Nov 19
At the moment you enter this restaurant team give you a comfortable feeling. Very warm waiters, it is a kind place to go out with friends or with your date. very good meals, qualified chief cook and stuff, reasonable price and excellent service. Highly recommended.
Vick Bhuvanath
Vick Bhuvanath
19:08 27 Oct 19
This place is a landmark in the marin county. There is a valet service in front (don't forget to tip the guys, as there is no charge for parking). Make reservations. Otherwise, the you may need to wait a while. Great place for special occasions, a date, etc. The food is excellent. The place is very comfortable and inviting. The service is great. Been there about 5 or 6 times, and it's been very consistent.
Joseph Coulter
Joseph Coulter
23:46 20 Oct 19
Sunday brunch what a delight! Five different dishes 5 great meals. I personally think that the Huevos Rancheros were the best, but others ones that they choose well. Pretty sure you cannot go wrong. We almost passed on dessert and that would have been a mistake. The baked lemon pudding is just too marvelous to pass up. Service was just right very pleasant and professional.
Janet Ady
Janet Ady
23:09 20 Oct 19
This place was inhospitable at most every turn. We got there early to watch the NFL game in the bar. They said we could sit there u till someone with a reservation needed the table. That's fair- we agreed. We ordered two rounds of drinks and an appetizer to be good sports. At half time, they asked us to move for that reason. Then the host seated friends of his in the booth we had been in, the only one from which our game was visible. One other booth in the bar area was open this whole time, his friends could have been seated there. Okay, so now our friends arrive and we get seated in the dining room. We order. We ask for two checks, one for each couple, upon ordering. Sure. Then the bill arrives- no, we cant itemize a bill, all we can do is split it. Sorry. Fine. Why not tell us from the beginning? Two people ordered burgers. No ketchup. Had to ask three different people until finally it came ten minutes after our food arrived. Just not very customer oriented and that probably explains why the place was not very crowded midday on a Sunday. On a high note, the food was fine and the valet guy was very friendly.
Lauren Blazer
Lauren Blazer
18:29 20 Oct 19
We stopped in randomly last Wednesday night looking for some good food and the first thing we noticed was the packed parking lot and bar! They were able to take us and put us in a cute little booth upstairs. Our waitress was super nice and very quick to come check if we needed anything and refill drinks when needed. We both ordered the bacon wrapped fillet mignon with potatoes and omg it was so good! Melt in your mouth perfection! Couldn't stop eating. Can't wait to go back and try some more!
Shawn Jenkins
Shawn Jenkins
15:43 07 Oct 19
The place offers a fantastic variety of fresh food. I love eating here. Staff members are always kind, rates are affordable and the place is always neat.
Jamal Warren
Jamal Warren
15:55 27 Sep 19
The spot is superb and roomy, the food was delicious and the prices were very reasonable. rapidly, productive service and very attentive staff members. Highly recommended.
Jon B
Jon B
22:48 17 Aug 19
This place is a special gem. If you get the chance please go. Can't go wrong, valet parking and oddly a bit snazzy for the location but doesn't matter at the end of the day. We weren't dressed appropriately after Muir woods but staff made us feel welcomed and food was great!
Kelsey Graham
Kelsey Graham
08:33 16 Aug 19
Great place with good food. Pia Ricotta Ravioli was so good dish.It was so good and their drinks as well. Fast and awesome customer service. This place was really amazing and cool atmosphere.
Nicole Watson
Nicole Watson
06:03 16 Aug 19
Great place with good food. Pia Ricotta Ravioli was so good dish.It was so good and their drinks as well. Fast and awesome customer service. This place was really amazing.
fArah Affinity
fArah Affinity
01:06 14 Aug 19
I always been wanted to go here. It's literally the house turned into a restaurant... very nice ambiance, beautiful, warm and vintage also red n romantic. The food was so delicious and different. I tried their crab benny, it was great. The eggs were cooked perfectly, The potato croquettes comes with it was awesome too... the crab was so fresh even tho it's not in season. Their begniets with coffee cream sauce and homemade raspberry jam was great.
Christopher Rognstad
Christopher Rognstad
01:28 11 Aug 19
Everything we ordered was pretty shabby. This is coming from 20+ years in the food industry. The bartender should know how to make a flavored long island. It's really basic stuff. The BBQ was way over spiced and with way too much sauce. The location and the place was pretty cool. But the food SUXED! No joke.
Ankush Ved
Ankush Ved
04:07 02 Aug 19
Being vegetarian I tried a watermelon, cucumber and tomato salad, which was in the day's special menu, also tried vanilla ice cream sundae. Appetizers were very thin shaved crispy onion rings which I liked better than traditional thick oily onion rings. I really liked all the dishes n the place was crowded even on the weekdays.
Allison Hawly
Allison Hawly
08:02 30 Jul 19
Great place with good food. Pia Ricotta Ravioli was so good dish.It was so good and their drinks as well. Fast and awesome customer service. This place was really amazing.
zachary zurich
zachary zurich
03:21 30 Jul 19
Tried the artichoke and the ribs. I'm not sure which was worse the food or the service. The place was busy so maybe it's just me but the corn was burned and cold on the other side and the ribs were dry and tasted like cardboard. The artichoke has no flavor. My son asked for a toothpick because he got corn stuck in his teeth the waiter said they have them downstairs but wouldn't bring one. If you want ribs and artichoke go to Houston's aka hillstones. We left half of the food over and the waiter didn't even bother to ask if anything was wrong.
Niki McNally
Niki McNally
06:53 30 May 19
Great food, lovely staff. The dinning room is a bit stiff but the bar area has a nice chill atmosphere. I would have loved to hear modern lounge music during the late night hours. The music didn't seem to match the cool vibe of the lounge/bar area. Regardless, great experience and I highly recommend this lovely place.
Felix Dalldorf
Felix Dalldorf
02:29 27 May 19
Great restaurant. Food and drinks were great. Ordered the Ribeye which was cooked well but there was 1/2 cup of juice on the plate indicating the meat was not rested. Did not finish so they put the rest in a container with no bag but apparently put all the juice in too, so when the container was tipped getting in the car, the juice went all over the car, my clothes, everywhere...
Ericka Clarke
Ericka Clarke
02:09 26 May 19
Food was awesome, as always. The service inside was great, the bartender, hostess and our server. The service outside was less than nice. I took away a star for the abrupt aditude and lack of helpful service. Unfortunately, that was the last interaction with the service at this restaurant. I would have preferred to park my own car without the poor aditude.
Cynthia Jansen
Cynthia Jansen
19:49 24 May 19
Just love everything about Buckeye Roadside, the warm and cozy rich tones of the decor, make for a lovely ambience, the food is always interesting and excellent. Love to go for special occasions, about 45 minutes drive from my home.
Swirly Rat Jr
Swirly Rat Jr
17:55 22 May 19
Great Food, Friendly, Casual and Dressy, Went to Buckeye Roadhouse for a birthday celebration and loved it! The atmosphere is a little dressier than you might think for a roadhouse but don't worry- casual is OK too. Started off with a Marin Manhattan and 1/2 dozen oysters on the half shell which were super fresh. (Didn't try the Oysters Bingo which is advertised as a house favorite but noticed LOTS other patrons were getting them so think I will next time). Followed with a Caesar Salad and went straight to the 12 ounce rib eye- because hey- it's a roadhouse- it was cooked perfectly! My Partner had the Lamb shank which was as big as your arm and it was melt in your mouth tender. The wait staff were friendly, attentive and knowledgeable. Prices will set you back a bit, but not out of this world crazy- especially for the bay area-and our food was well worth the price. We had reservations on a Sunday so not sure how easy it is to drop in. But there is a small bar area that might work for that(?). Be warned that parking is Valet only- but it's complimentary. I suspect the reason is because the parking lot is small. We'll definitely be back Can totally imagine stopping in for a casual nosh after hiking in the headlands / Mill Valley as well as another dinner here! Really recommend this place.
Rob Holcomb
Rob Holcomb
02:35 17 May 19
Fun place where I can imagine famous people in the 40's & 50's from SF going to get or of town. Very clean for an old place with vinyl booth seating. The menu includes a lot of variety depending on the season. Plus BBQ favorites all year round. Free valet parking!
M k
M k
06:29 12 May 19
Food was good. Staff is super friendly. Very busy and loud but from all the guests enjoying themselves. The crab Louie is delicious. Has fresh crab, butter lettuce, boiled eggs, tomatoes, broccollini, and was delicious.
Vincent Chiu
Vincent Chiu
21:05 11 May 19
Nice environment. Burger was tasty. Orange salad is good but has no green
David Tussman
David Tussman
00:59 17 Apr 19
Used to go there all the time quite a few years ago and always enjoyed it and just revisited last week. I'm afraid the food has gotten rather undistinguished. I certainly didn't enjoy what I ordered which was the brisket, and my friends orders of the scallops and cheeseburger didn't look much better. The margarita I had was good but perhaps I should have stuck with the drinks and maybe ordered from the appetizers which sounded better.
Matthew P.
Matthew P.
00:56 15 Apr 19
The food was absolutely amazing and our waiter was incredible. She made a few suggestions on food and each one turned out to be spot on. I would highly recommend the the chicken wings as they were some of the best I have ever had followed by the skirt steak and the 'brick' chicken. A wonderful atmosphere and decor just adds another shining jewel on this crown of a restraunt!
Allison Wagner
Allison Wagner
20:45 02 Apr 19
Amazing food and service! You can't go wrong with the wedge salad, oysters bingo, burger, and brick chicken. (Don't forget to ask for bread!) I moved to the East Coast and whenever I'm back in Marin visiting family this is my first stop!
M W
M W
22:16 26 Mar 19
The Buckeye is a wonderful place to go and celebrate whatever you'd like to celebrate- even if it's as mundane as getting off of work and needing to have a cocktail at the bar. The food there is "beyond" amazing, the cocktail selection is trendy, and the service at the Buckeye is truly of a "top-notch caliber" - executed by some of the best people working within the restaurant business. There's a reason this place has been a fixture of Mill Valley for so many years- it has to do with multiple factors: excellent location, gorgeous view, superb service, and yummy fresh and tasty food.
VlaD Dim
VlaD Dim
05:33 17 Mar 19
So crowed. Over priced. I returned first one steak, it was so salty. They forgot to bring me forks then. Service is ok. Not happy from that place. More choices around with better food and service for less price. Portions are small, I’ll say so small, especially for this price.
John D Baker
John D Baker
00:33 04 Mar 19
Very friendly service with food that is tasty, but not delicious. The best dish out of over a dozen starters and entrees were the onion rings. To be fair, oysters are not my thing, but others in my party said they were quite good.
Maria Smith
Maria Smith
06:27 03 Aug 18
Parking is provided by complimentary valet. This is a beautiful 2-story restaurant. Our bill came to about $125 before tip. The service is fantastic. The oysters bingo tastes like oysters Rockefeller but better. It is served warm with cheese and spinach. The scallops entree sat on a bed of fresh creamed corn. The scallops were seasoned. The spinach was the best we've had- taste of lemon and garlic. The macaroni and cheese with ham was okay. My husband loved his smoked brisket- meat fell of the bone. The baked lemon pudding for dessert was absolutely refreshing. We should have stuck with just our entrees and oysters. The two sides was too much to eat. We'll definitely come back.
Johann C. Frey
Johann C. Frey
02:30 03 Jun 18
We have been going there since they opened and it always delivers. Try their smoked and bbq'd dishes. Yummy
Bryan Duggan
Bryan Duggan
05:49 29 May 18
Bad cocktails and overpriced food, I was super underwhelmed. It seems like the only things this place can do well are wine and steak, so if that's your aim, then you're fine.
Annie Silverberg
Annie Silverberg
15:11 09 May 18
There is nothing, not one little thing, negative about this place! Food, service, ambiance......just a superb place! I can make a better S'mores Pie, but hey! Burgers to die for!!
Marina V
Marina V
23:18 14 Feb 18
Such a lovely place! Everything was delicious and service was amazing (thanks to our server, Claudia!). They filter the water so it tastes great! Beautiful and historic building. Free valet parking. Everything was top notch. Highly recommend! 💕
Feba Dian Mangalapallil
Feba Dian Mangalapallil
23:51 11 Feb 18
I gave the 3 stars only because the food is great. Classic food, cooked to perfection. You'll have a hearty meal here only if the servers would cater to us mere humans. Our waitress was drawn to the many richer folks sitting at other tables, while our glasses were left empty through the whole meal. She just took the order and came to give the check. Not coming here again, I'll spend my 80 dollars elsewhere!
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  • Nov

    We were recommended to visit here by some residents of Sausalito. Despite the name of the restaurant it offers high quality dining in a charming, old fashioned building. The bacon wrapped filet mignonette was tremendous. My wife had the smoked duck and she really enjoyed it.

  • Oct

    A must! We had a wonderful time at the bar with our ‘hosts’. The food is to die for. It is valet parking. We had assorted appetizers based on the bars recommendations. Delicious

  • sept

    Classy and cozy. This was our last dinner on the west coast and we wanted to get out of San Francisco and go quiet! This is a pub-style restaurant that knows its stuff. Valet parking is necessary due to the location of the restaurant next to a park and ride. They need to use cones to prevent day parkers in their lot.

  • Jul

    The atmosphere is carefully crafted roadhouse with soaring ceilings, stone fireplace, and all the makings of a lodge. It is absolutely fabulous at the holidays with the beautiful decorations. Wait staff is well trained, valets are fantastic (free) and the bar is a go-to for late evening food and wonderful cocktails.