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Buckhorn Tavern

$$ - $$$American, ,
8800 Meeker Rd, Dayton, OH 45414-1946
+1 937-890-3261
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  • Excellent36%
  • Very good31%
  • Average19%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible6%
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“ribs” (33 reviews)
“steak” (30 reviews)
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American, Bar, Pub
$$ - $$$
8800 Meeker Rd, Dayton, OH 45414-1946
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Reviewed 29 October 2017

I think this place needs a little renovating, it is dark and dingy, the carpeting is dark and needs to be replaced. My steak was tasty, the biscuit also. The salad was a problem, there was hardly any dressing on it, had to ask for...More

Thank plm731
Reviewed 26 October 2017

visited last week with in-laws. very casual restaurant in an out-of-the-way place. a bit dark inside but nice atmosphere. had the liver and onions which I haven't eaten in a long, long time, the portion was very big. salad, rolls (don't find those a lot...More

1  Thank Frank Kathy H
Reviewed 18 October 2017

We have been there many times over the years and always loved the food. The place hasn't changed, still a cozy feel but the food was not very good. Steak was over done, potato was cold, ribs were overdone. We may not go back for...More

Thank hayes370
Reviewed 30 September 2017 via mobile

It was our first visit and we do not know why it took us so long to eat here. The ribs were fall of the bone amazing and the burgers are the best I have ever had. It is now our go to restaurant.

Thank Rob J
Reviewed 20 September 2017

Went there with colleagues while visiting Dayton. The food was good and I liked the overall tavern atmosphere.

Thank DHC518
Reviewed 28 July 2017

An absolute unmitigated disaster. I have been to Buckhorn a number of times, I always like to frequent "non-chain" restaurants. It is Restaurant Week so I convinced four friends to come our for dinner at 630 on Thursday night. I could tell they were busy,...More

2  Thank Cherish C
Reviewed 26 July 2017 via mobile

Have been here many times and food is average. Went this time for restaurant week (special menu). They did not seem to be prepared. Food was less then average. The waitress was apologizing for the food taking so long to get to the table. We...More

1  Thank Mark C
Reviewed 23 July 2017 via mobile

This place has been a Dayton icon for so many years. My parents and their friends went here all the time when I was little (and I'm very big now 😬). There is old school charm to this dark and small restaurant. Cool stained glass...More

1  Thank Littlewinelova
Reviewed 12 July 2017 via mobile

I had planned on going here with my dad and son while in town for a trip. It was highly recommended by a friend from home. Unfortunately we didn't check the schedule and didn't realize they were closed on Sundays. Oh well, it just means...More

Thank Jason R
Reviewed 9 March 2017 via mobile

Excellent restaurant, great service nice atmosphere. Chicken salad, steak salad, white fish and ribs were excellent. It's been 26 years since last visit and every bit as good.

Thank Ole D
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Questions & Answers
4 May 2017|
Response from Allan G | Reviewed this property |
Not to my knowledge. We've never had to make reservations there. It can get crowded though. We typically go early to beat the crowd. Might be a good idea to make a reservation if you're going during peak hours.
James M
7 April 2016|
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Response from Jada F | Reviewed this property |
Sorry can't answer that, but a quick call could possible help with that 937-890-3261 a lot of restaurants are beginning to offer some gluten free choices..
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Bar, Pub
Dinner, Lunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Television
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Groups
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: +1 937-890-3261
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