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

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Visitor rating
  • 23
    Excellent
  • 22
    Very good
  • 11
    Average
  • 7
    Poor
  • 5
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
2nd time, same BAD results--over priced MCL cafeteria type food with/steaks...

Had a family function here, so tagged along. 3 out of 6 steaks had to be sent back for proper temperature. That's a 50% failure rate. Steaks are very expensive here for the retirement home type environment, and the MCL cafeteria type sides. Place isn't clean, and VERY dark, perhaps, so you... read more

1 of 5 starsReviewed February 13, 2015
arribaperu
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vandalia, OH
Good for:
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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68 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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vandalia, OH
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18 reviews 18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

Had a family function here, so tagged along. 3 out of 6 steaks had to be sent back for proper temperature. That's a 50% failure rate. Steaks are very expensive here for the retirement home type environment, and the MCL cafeteria type sides. Place isn't clean, and VERY dark, perhaps, so you can't see what you are eating... I'll make... More 

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Dayton, Ohio
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

We come here for a few years..and it's really slipping in quality. Staff is always very friendly and location is special...however, the food really is becoming a hit or miss and if it's a miss, it's really bad. Audience is super old and atmosphere is like a retirement home dining area...hope they catch it before they go down..

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Dayton, Ohio
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

Buckhorn is a neighborhood best kept secret! Great food and daily specials with prices reasonable! Also, have great wine tastings monthly. Has been around for years. Even during the ups and downs in the economy this locally owned restaurant has survived! I try to support locally owned businesses as much as possible.

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Dayton, Ohio
Senior Contributor
35 reviews 35 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

We (3) decided to go out to the Buckhorn, since they are a great nearby place, and it was Small Business Saturday, and they are local. When we arrived, the parking in front was full, the lot across the street was full, and it was after 6 on Saturday. We almost went on by! But one of our party inquired... More 

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Dayton, Ohio
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44 reviews 44 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014 via mobile

We had very good service for a party of 11. 9 out of the 11 ordered the ribs and were very happy. Hubby and I ordered liver and onions with bacon, and cabbage rolls. Both were just ok. BUT THE PEANUT BUTTER CHOCOLATE PIE was FABULOUS!

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Dayton, Ohio
Senior Contributor
37 reviews 37 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

Craving comfort food in a cozy comfortable restaurant? The venerable Buckhorn Tavern will satisfy your quest for the best barbecued ribs in the Dayton area. The service is attentive even though the kitchen was recently slow in delivering the entree's to our salivating dinner party. Prices are good bringing true value to this one-of-a-kind restaurant located just off the beaten... More 

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Arlington
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

Buckhorn Tavern is a 43 year old area favorite restaurant recommended by the Hotel manager who has been eating there since childhood. BBQ is featured but my party had fish. The grilled Roughy was one of the best fish dinners I have ever eaten. Lightly seasoned and perfectly grilled. My brother had pecan encrusted Tilapia. The batter was the perfect... More 

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Dayton, Ohio
Senior Contributor
35 reviews 35 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

I have lived in Dayton, for over 40 years, and this is my first visit to the Buckhorn! Arrived on a Saturday evening, about 6:30, without a reservation, at the end of the local 'Restaurant Week'. But, we only had to wait about 7 minutes.for a table. There were a couple of large parties in the room. Menus were provided... More 

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Senior Contributor
41 reviews 41 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 via mobile

I have been to the Buckhorn many times over the years, but after our last visit, I would say that I think the years are catching up to it. Food was average to poor (one steak was terribly overcooked), hostesses not friendly. However, the place was crowded so it does seem to have a loyal following. That being said, crowd... More 

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St. Petersburg, Florida
Top Contributor
109 reviews 109 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014 via mobile

I've had a lot of great steak in my life, but this was certainly NOT one of them. I had the NY strip and the flavor was Meh. Didn't eat but maybe half of it. Also had the fried green tomatoes and the crab cake appetizers and they were not notable either. Crab cake was browned on the outside and... 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
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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