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“Excellent end to a day at Muir Woods”
Review of Buckeye Roadhouse

Buckeye Roadhouse
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Ranked #1 of 99 Restaurants in Mill Valley
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $31 - $40
Cuisines: American, Contemporary
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Good for: Business meetings, Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Bar scene, Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Brunch, Lunch, Full Bar, Parking Available, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Television, Valet Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining style: Fine Dining
Cross street: Stinson Beach exit off Hwy 101
Transit: Manzanita bus stop
Portland, Oregon
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38 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Excellent end to a day at Muir Woods”
Reviewed August 21, 2014

We stopped by here after spending a couple hours hiking in Muir Woods. The food was excellent, including some interesting drink creations (cucumber!) and a special of pulled pork. A great way to relax with good food, attentive service, and good atmosphere.

Visited July 2014
Thank John Y
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Napa, California
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128 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
“On the way home to Napa”
Reviewed August 17, 2014

What a great stop on the way home from a San Francisco theater matinee. Buckeye is now my go-to spot for after a day or afternoon in "the City." Our dinner tonight was perfect--well, the food, anyway. For two couples, we tried three different entrees and three different salads. Each was excellent. The women shared both salad and entrée--and we had plenty to eat; half a Bolinas salad and an English snap pea lasagne (fontina, mushrooms, leeks, smoked tomato sauce) which looked gorgeous, was delicious, and filled us both up. The men had Caesar and a wedge salads and the smoked beef brisket and a beef filet, respectively. Everything was delicious.

We called after the theater to make reservations and were glad we did. We got there about 5:45--it took us 45 minutes from Civic Center in light traffic.

Not without a caveat or two: the service was indifferent. We had some, but it certainly was not over-solicitous. The waiter did not bring a requested oil and vinegar cruet and made an effort with all his tables to avoid eye contact with anyone at any table. We had to ask for bread twice. Food came quickly, but we did not feel hurried--instead, just a bit extraneous.

The location is very convenient, perhaps two minutes off the highway, so perfect for the trip home from an event. They have complimentary valet service for what would be otherwise difficult parking.

  • Visited August 2014
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Thank LLSNapa_California
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Mill Valley, California
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Always wonderful - never disappoints”
Reviewed August 12, 2014

The Buckeye has been a family favorite for many, many years. The crispy onion rings with house made ketchup are a must have. Incredibly thin, individual rings are delicately battered and fried to perfection. The house made ketchup packs a little heat. From the smokehouse, the ribs are succulent and never disappoint. My son enjoyed these for perhaps the 100th time.

On a recent visit, I ordered entirely off the evening's specials. My cocktail was Hendrick's gin with a peach shrub, infused with fresh thyme - yum. The seafood special featured perfectly prepared cod. Service was friendly and attentive. Our party of four thoroughly enjoyed the evening.

  • Visited July 2014
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Thank Jane S
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30 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“Way overrated. Nice building, everything else is average, or less”
Reviewed July 30, 2014

Recently went for dinner with six people. We felt rushed and pushed by the wait staff. Forgot water for the table after being asked, never served bread. Our waitress forgot one of the appetizers, and then tried to bring it at the same time as our dinners. The food was "passable" but nothing very special. The fish special was supposedly fresh, but was clearly frozen, dry, and poorly cooked. Some of the dinners were ok, but we kept having to look for our waitress. At these prices, it should have been a much better meal.

  • Visited July 2014
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Thank gscoop
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Roseville, California
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29 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
“I left hungry, WHY ???”
Reviewed July 29, 2014

This is a very nice old roadhouse restaurant in the bay area. Our drinks and food were excellent. I have to have gluten free meals so we have to skip the bread. I ordered the scallops with polenta. It had 4 scallops and an ice cream scoop of polenta, nothing else. All restaurants serve a dish with protein, starch, and veggies but not here. My wife had sole on a bed spinach, nothing else. I finished my plate with 10 bites. Now at $23 I should expect to have a meal that will satisfy me without have to go home and eat something else. My wife had to do the same thing. Food was very good, drinks very good, and the restaurant is very nice.

  • Visited July 2014
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2 Thank oldblueeyes9217
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