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8800 Meeker Rd, Dayton, OH 45414-1946
937-890-3261
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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, Reservations

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  • 26
    Excellent
  • 25
    Very good
  • 15
    Average
  • 8
    Poor
  • 5
    Terrible
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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English first
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

I come out for a convention every year, and about 10 years ago, a group of us "found" the Buckhorn. Great place to eat! Good steak, done the way I like it.

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Clearwater, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

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
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 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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4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 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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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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 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
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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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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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Additional Information about Buckhorn Tavern

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

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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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