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8800 Meeker Rd, Dayton, OH 45414-1946
937-890-3261
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Today
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 15
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  • 8
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Service great food needs improved

The wait staff is great but the food was sub par. Started with a shrimp cocktail and 2 of the 3 shrimp were mushy. Salad was good fresh and crisp. Ordered steak and it was suppose to be medium but came out done no pink. Tasted like liver and had some sort of sauce on it and looked like it... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed May 21, 2015
John2533
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West Chester, Ohio, United States
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Clearwater, Florida
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22 reviews 22 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

Outstanding Ribs and Good Steaks, Broasted Chicken and Chops. Tasty sides, decent wine list at reasonable prices, and old fashioned bar service.

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West Chester, Ohio, United States
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

The wait staff is great but the food was sub par. Started with a shrimp cocktail and 2 of the 3 shrimp were mushy. Salad was good fresh and crisp. Ordered steak and it was suppose to be medium but came out done no pink. Tasted like liver and had some sort of sauce on it and looked like it... More 

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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015 via mobile

For the past 25 years, whenever I'm near Dayton, I stop into the Buckhorn Tavern for ribs. It's been about 10 years since my last visit. Prior to that, during my 20 or so visits, I have met friends, family and coworkers there and have never been disappointed. I live 300 miles away and don't frequent the area like I... More 

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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

We went on a quest for this place after asking a hotel employee about where the locals eat. After a crazy trip to find it (road construction)... we found it. The ribs were amazing. Salad was very good. Wife and daughter had plates that were okay - though nothing to brad about. Service was very friendly, owner was in attendance.... More 

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Sylvania, Ohio
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108 reviews 108 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

The Buckhorn has been around time and it shows. Old decor, old menu and old approach. The menu is bloated because it represents their customers favorites for past 25 years. No one has taken the leadership position and dared to trim the menu items, concentrate on professional preparation and brighten the printed menus. Ribs, burgers and beer are their speciality... More 

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Middletown
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28 reviews 28 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

Service was very good. They serve a weak cocktail. Shrimp cocktail consisted of 5 little shrimp laying on a plate. Filet was fatty and chewy. Ribs were good. Prime Rib not so much... Will be looking for another place to celebrate family gathering... Major disappointment.

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Dayton, OH
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

I enjoyed the steak, but the bread and vegetables had a chemical taste, I did not eat them. The steak compared to others I had Outback and Long Horn, but cost more.

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Cincinnati Ohio
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

This is a fun, popular, homey, old wooden tavern with low ceilings and great beer!!!!! the burgers are delicious, fried onion rings to die for, and atmosphere fun and lively! Crowded, so expect a wait on the weekend nights unless you arrive early.

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Greenville, Ohio
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

We went with a party of 7 and they were very accommodating to our large group! My recommendation is to sit on the bar side. The atmosphere on the bar side is more of a hometown tavern versus the dining room side which has more of a mom and pop restaurant feel. I also suggest checking out the craft beer... More 

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Dayton, Ohio
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103 reviews 103 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

I was part of a party of four. We went on a Friday evening, but had no trouble being seated because we had called ahead for reservations a day or so ahead of time. Our server was courteous and for the most part attentive. It did take a while for our meals to come out (well over 30 minutes), but... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 8800 Meeker Rd, Dayton, OH 45414-1946
  • Location: United States  >  Ohio (OH)  >  Dayton
  • Phone Number: 937-890-3261

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Barbecue, Pub
Open Hours
Monday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm

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