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Buckhorn Tavern

American, Bar, Pub
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8800 Meeker Rd, Dayton, OH 45414-1946
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Closed now
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Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Winter Haven, Florida
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107 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The Buckhorn Tavern is a long term institution in North Dayton. I had a small bachelor party there 46 years ago and it is still going strong. We had a party of 15 there tonight for a mini reunion. We were seated together, we're well served and the food was excellent. This is a tavern, it is dark, it has... More 

Thank Ken W
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13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We met family for an extended Saturday night dinner at the Buckhorn per their suggestion. From the beginning to the end, excellent. Really liked everything from the vegetable soup through the hashbrowns served with the fall off the bone tender ribs. The onion rings were the best we have ever had. The fresh bread was a real treat! Service was... More 

Thank todd s
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23 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2016

The Buckhorn Tavern has a great atmosphere and low lighting which was very comforting.The food and service was excellent and we truly enjoyed the evening.Check it out,you will be glad you did.

Englewood, Ohio
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50 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2016

Worst experience of my life. The blackened fish wasn't spicy. It tasted like cinnamon. The broccoli was cold and mushy. Don't bother going. Go somewhere else.

Thank Sheri O
Gettysburg, Ohio
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2016

This is a family owned steak place that has been around since the late 40's, and there just are not many places like this around anymore. It's not fancy, trendy, or "hip" by any means... but that shouldn't matter to you. It's the food that you go for! Steaks & ribs are the specialty items here. While the rest of... More 

Thank baggiecat123
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53 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2016 via mobile

Meal wasn't bad. Had ribeye and was cooked to my liking. Sides and appetizers were very good and tasted like they were made from scratch. The biggest drawback was very slow getting food. Took almost an hour after ordering to get main course. This was at lunch time.

Thank Kenneth Y
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16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2016 via mobile

I love ribs, and their ribs are fall off the bone tender and heir sauce is sweet yet tangy. You will not leave hungry. The portions are large! Old tavern atmosphere makes it a wonderful place to eat!

Thank Tiffany S
West Milton, Ohio
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21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2016

this out of the way place is really good... service is always good and food is good. Have many things on the menu that are "like Grammie" use to fix... definitely a treat!!

Thank fairchild57
Dayton, Ohio
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106 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2016

My Husband, Sister and Brother in Law went here on Saturday during restaurant week. Although it was packed, we had reservations and was seated within 10 mins. I had the French Onion Soup Angus Sirloin Strip and it was delicious! My Husband had the walleye and he loved it. I had the Dried Blueberry Salad with Maple Vinaigrette that was... More 

Thank Linda M
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74 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2016

My wife and I visited for Restaurant Week. What a Deal! We were served two buttered loaves of bread. We each selected the portabella mushroom fries. Superb! This was followed by a rack of Bar Harbor Ribs made with a blueberry BBQ sauce. Mine were a bit over-cooked, but wonderful anyway. We both chose the steak fries. This was served... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
American, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Full Bar, Reservations, Serves Alcohol
Open Hours
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 8800 Meeker Rd, Dayton, OH 45414-1946
  • Location: United States  >  Ohio (OH)  >  Dayton
  • Phone Number: 937-890-3261

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?