Buckeye Roadhouse

★★★★☆
  • 15 Shoreline Hwy

    Mill Valley, CA 94941

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  • 415-389-8871

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very pleasant place.
Great atmosphere and decor, the food is really good and the service is professional.
Highly recommended.

2
★★★★☆

very pleasant place.
Great atmosphere and decor, the food is really good and the service is professional.
Highly recommended.

Pros: food, atmosphere, etc

Cons: none really

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The Buckeye is a legend and deserves the accolades it continues to recieve. The ambience is cozy and upscale yet casual at the same time. The service is up to fine dining standards and very detailed. I had the loch duart salmon tartare which was delicious, but a small portion which left me wanting more. My date had the portobello mushroom tart with goat cheese and polenta which was a perfect combination of earthy, rich flavors. I had the corvina fish special which was perfectly light, fresh and savory with butternut squash and apples and my date had the petit fliet which was like butter!! The wine list is impressive also! I would highly reccomend NOT missing this place!

2
★★★★★

The Buckeye is a legend and deserves the accolades it continues to recieve. The ambience is cozy and upscale yet casual at the same time. The service is up to fine dining standards and very detailed. I had the loch duart salmon tartare which was delicious, but a small portion which left me wanting more. My date had the portobello mushroom tart with goat cheese and polenta which was a perfect combination of earthy, rich flavors. I had the corvina fish special which was perfectly light, fresh and savory with butternut squash and apples and my date had the petit fliet which was like butter!! The wine list is impressive also! I would highly reccomend NOT missing this place!

Pros: great food, great service, free valet

Cons: a little loud and crowded

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There is nothing bad about the Buckeye, except that its busy and you need a reservation, unless your going to lunch.... my personal favorites... oysters bingo. Broiled oysters w/ cheese and spinach topped w/ lemon. The onion rings that are served w/ the best mustard seed ketchup. The pan roasted artichoke, yum... and the skirt steak, followed by the world famous smores pie for desert.... pure heaven!

2
★★★★★

There is nothing bad about the Buckeye, except that its busy and you need a reservation, unless your going to lunch.... my personal favorites... oysters bingo. Broiled oysters w/ cheese and spinach topped w/ lemon. The onion rings that are served w/ the best mustard seed ketchup. The pan roasted artichoke, yum... and the skirt steak, followed by the world famous smores pie for desert.... pure heaven!

Pros: Everything on the menu

Cons: unless you are eating in the bar you need a reservation

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I've been going there for so many years and i still enjoy this snobby lodge-like ambiance. Great appetizers, meats, sides order as well as amazing offering of raw oysters and the house specialty, the oyster bingos! Not a great place to bring kids. You will have to wait before being seated as they are always packed. Take that as a good sign. It's worth the wait, not to mention that you'll be able to enjoy a great cocktail at the bar, and perhaps sneak in one of these oyster bingo while you wait.

2
★★★★★

I've been going there for so many years and i still enjoy this snobby lodge-like ambiance. Great appetizers, meats, sides order as well as amazing offering of raw oysters and the house specialty, the oyster bingos! Not a great place to bring kids. You will have to wait before being seated as they are always packed. Take that as a good sign. It's worth the wait, not to mention that you'll be able to enjoy a great cocktail at the bar, and perhaps sneak in one of these oyster bingo while you wait.

Pros: ambience, food, cocktails, wine list

Cons: can be loud at times, snobby hostesses (but they fit in)

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I had a good time and the oysters bingo was a liked menu for my guests, also, pleasently quiet at times. .

2
★★★★☆

I had a good time and the oysters bingo was a liked menu for my guests, also, pleasently quiet at times. .

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I had heard great things about this place and was somewhat disappointed at the point of delivery. First off, our waitress was a complete snob (probably becasue we were all in are early 20s) and paid very little attention to us. The food was okay, my friends ribs were tough and the salad I had was soggy from mushroom juices. The atmosphere was, however, fabulous. The hunting lodge vibe worked well with the game/seafood oriented menu. Maybe I'll try it again in 10 years when they'll give me some respect.

2
★★★★☆

I had heard great things about this place and was somewhat disappointed at the point of delivery. First off, our waitress was a complete snob (probably becasue we were all in are early 20s) and paid very little attention to us. The food was okay, my friends ribs were tough and the salad I had was soggy from mushroom juices. The atmosphere was, however, fabulous. The hunting lodge vibe worked well with the game/seafood oriented menu. Maybe I'll try it again in 10 years when they'll give me some respect.

Pros: Ambience, Localized Menu

Cons: SERVICE, Some food quality.

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I went here with 3 others for a business lunch. The food was increadible! I ordered the lasagna to be safe, and it was NOT your typical lasagne. It was GOURMET. I didn't order a salad, not wanting to look like a pig, but then I realized everyone else ordered one. I had to watch my boss eat his warm spinach salad--baby spinach with sauteed mushrooms and a large piece of deep fried goat cheese on top. When he cut into it, the cheese just oozed all over the salad. I have not been able to stop thinking about this place. My only complaint was that I had to ask for an iced tea refill. The waitor said he'd be right back and came back several minutes later. The food took a long time to be served as well.

2
★★★★☆

I went here with 3 others for a business lunch. The food was increadible! I ordered the lasagna to be safe, and it was NOT your typical lasagne. It was GOURMET. I didn't order a salad, not wanting to look like a pig, but then I realized everyone else ordered one. I had to watch my boss eat his warm spinach salad--baby spinach with sauteed mushrooms and a large piece of deep fried goat cheese on top. When he cut into it, the cheese just oozed all over the salad. I have not been able to stop thinking about this place. My only complaint was that I had to ask for an iced tea refill. The waitor said he'd be right back and came back several minutes later. The food took a long time to be served as well.

Pros: delicious food, atmosphere

Cons: parking, long waits, slow service

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I was recently taken on a date to the Buckeye Roadhouse and I had a wonderful time. Although we were the youngest people in this place by far, it was still a lot of fun. I recommend getting a reservation, as the wait without one is very long and at times, they won't really let you in without it. If you do have a reservation, make sure to be on time! We were a bit late due to inclement weather and they gave up our table after 15 minutes. The bar on the side is a cozy place for a first drink.

Although this was an upscale restaurant, I felt very at ease in nice jeans and a sweater. The service was really good. Our waitress even volunteered to take our wine back for us after she realized that it smelled a little off. We quickly got a whole new bottle. As for food, I had the roasted duck and it was very good! They have a wide selection of wines as well as desserts. The chocolate mousse was great.

The best food that we got at this restaurant was the oysters. I've never really ordered oysters before this but these were SO good. Buttery, rich, and just plain good.

PROS: Food was great, atmosphere was mellow if upscale
CONS: hostesses could have been a bit nicer to us.

4
★★★★☆

I was recently taken on a date to the Buckeye Roadhouse and I had a wonderful time. Although we were the youngest people in this place by far, it was still a lot of fun. I recommend getting a reservation, as the wait without one is very long and at times, they won't really let you in without it. If you do have a reservation, make sure to be on time! We were a bit late due to inclement weather and they gave up our table after 15 minutes. The bar on the side is a cozy place for a first drink.

Although this was an upscale restaurant, I felt very at ease in nice jeans and a sweater. The service was really good. Our waitress even volunteered to take our wine back for us after she realized that it smelled a little off. We quickly got a whole new bottle. As for food, I had the roasted duck and it was very good! They have a wide selection of wines as well as desserts. The chocolate mousse was great.

The best food that we got at this restaurant was the oysters. I've never really ordered oysters before this but these were SO good. Buttery, rich, and just plain good.

PROS: Food was great, atmosphere was mellow if upscale
CONS: hostesses could have been a bit nicer to us.

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The Buckeye has some tasty food. I enjoyed my meal there, especially the butter lettuce salad. Wine list isn't bad either. I'd recommend it for a nice dinner with your family visiting from out of town, as well as for a nice date with someone starting to get special. Valet parking a plus. Definitely make a reservation.

2
★★★★☆

The Buckeye has some tasty food. I enjoyed my meal there, especially the butter lettuce salad. Wine list isn't bad either. I'd recommend it for a nice dinner with your family visiting from out of town, as well as for a nice date with someone starting to get special. Valet parking a plus. Definitely make a reservation.

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The food and service have always been great when I've been there but expect the noise level here to be above average. Even with a reservation you won't be seated on time. I highly suggest the lamb shank. Upstairs seating offers zero ambiance.

2
★★★★★

The food and service have always been great when I've been there but expect the noise level here to be above average. Even with a reservation you won't be seated on time. I highly suggest the lamb shank. Upstairs seating offers zero ambiance.

Pros: good food, great service

Cons: , upstairs seating

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Fire up the motorbike Fonzi because this joint has jumped the shark. The Steaks are dry the ribs are underdone. The fish is uninspiring. Stick to cocktails in the cozy bar. The Oysters Bingo and the House salad are great the rest is lackluster.

1
★★★☆☆

Fire up the motorbike Fonzi because this joint has jumped the shark. The Steaks are dry the ribs are underdone. The fish is uninspiring. Stick to cocktails in the cozy bar. The Oysters Bingo and the House salad are great the rest is lackluster.

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Went there with a friend Sunday afternoon. We had no reservations, but it was only 5:30. They told us the wait would be 20 minutes...but this was what the told everyone. After *45* minutes they took us out outside to sit. But there were no heating lamps (?!?) and it was definitely cold, so we asked to sit inside. Surprise- it would be about 5 minutes until an indoor table was available. Another 30 minutes go by and we are finally seated. Food was surprisingly good, although a bit pricey. I have no complaints about our server. Only complaints were the long wait (caused by something beyond lingering customers) and the screaming dirty post-Stinson beach children who were running around.

1
★★★☆☆

Went there with a friend Sunday afternoon. We had no reservations, but it was only 5:30. They told us the wait would be 20 minutes...but this was what the told everyone. After *45* minutes they took us out outside to sit. But there were no heating lamps (?!?) and it was definitely cold, so we asked to sit inside. Surprise- it would be about 5 minutes until an indoor table was available. Another 30 minutes go by and we are finally seated. Food was surprisingly good, although a bit pricey. I have no complaints about our server. Only complaints were the long wait (caused by something beyond lingering customers) and the screaming dirty post-Stinson beach children who were running around.

Pros: Location, Valet Parking, Food

Cons: , Kids, Wait

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I arrived with my date for an early Saturday dinner. When we arrived, we were greeted well at with the parking valet. The wait was about 45 minutes (we did not have reservations). Our watier was rude, didn't make any eye contact when telling us the specials, and was fanning himself with the menus when taking our order. Furthermore, service was slow ONLY for our table, and our waiter acted most expeditiously only when we were ready to pay. After leaving a less than 15% tip, he had the nerve to ask what he had done to deserve such a small ammount, and when i informed him it was the poor service, he replied with a very snide comment. I wouldn't suggest Buckeye Roadhouse. The food is mediocre, and service is way under par for what you pay, not to mention you'd probably get better service at McDonalds. Seriously.

1
★★☆☆☆

I arrived with my date for an early Saturday dinner. When we arrived, we were greeted well at with the parking valet. The wait was about 45 minutes (we did not have reservations). Our watier was rude, didn't make any eye contact when telling us the specials, and was fanning himself with the menus when taking our order. Furthermore, service was slow ONLY for our table, and our waiter acted most expeditiously only when we were ready to pay. After leaving a less than 15% tip, he had the nerve to ask what he had done to deserve such a small ammount, and when i informed him it was the poor service, he replied with a very snide comment. I wouldn't suggest Buckeye Roadhouse. The food is mediocre, and service is way under par for what you pay, not to mention you'd probably get better service at McDonalds. Seriously.

Pros: Free Valet

Cons: Poor Service, Snobby Waiter

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God, I love this restaurant. It's always fun, has a great buzz and the food is so tasty. Prices are great for what you get. The only complaint I have it's hard to get in sometimes. But after the movies it's usually fine.

2
★★★★★

God, I love this restaurant. It's always fun, has a great buzz and the food is so tasty. Prices are great for what you get. The only complaint I have it's hard to get in sometimes. But after the movies it's usually fine.

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The dining environment is very nice but I am not so sure about the food. I wasn't too impressed with my entree but my dinner guests really enjoyed their meals. I also had the best dirty martini here. I raise my glass to the bartender...

1
★★★☆☆

The dining environment is very nice but I am not so sure about the food. I wasn't too impressed with my entree but my dinner guests really enjoyed their meals. I also had the best dirty martini here. I raise my glass to the bartender...

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Great food and ambience. Reservations recommended, although bar area is usually available.

2
★★★★★

Great food and ambience. Reservations recommended, although bar area is usually available.

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The night started off well: friendly bartender, quick seating (in the bar area, which was fine), but our food took over an hour, with limited explanation and no apology. I made one comment about the delay, with which the server agreed, adding that she had already spoken to the manager. She later returned and informed us that the manager had refused come over (he was "over it" as we were a "young couple sitting in the bar"). If we wrote a
letter, she opined, they would try to "win us back."

1
★★☆☆☆

The night started off well: friendly bartender, quick seating (in the bar area, which was fine), but our food took over an hour, with limited explanation and no apology. I made one comment about the delay, with which the server agreed, adding that she had already spoken to the manager. She later returned and informed us that the manager had refused come over (he was "over it" as we were a "young couple sitting in the bar"). If we wrote a
letter, she opined, they would try to "win us back."

Pros: food, decor

Cons: dot.com era attitude

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The Buckeye Roadhouse's American comfort food has been warming the bellies of locals and tourists since the 1930s, but these days the cuisine takes a modern bent. Many ingredients are local, and certain menu items change seasonally.…

 

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