Chiogga Beet Salad at Buckeye Roadhouse

Buckeye Roadhouse

Just north of the Golden Gate Bridge in Mill Valley is the Buckeye Roadhouse. It normally takes us about 30 minutes to get there from our house on the way to the Sonoma Coast, but last Thursday, when we were working on close to 90 minutes, we decided to ditch the traffic and stop for dinner at Buckeye. Sure glad we did. I’ve always wanted to go there. It’s jammed on the weekends, which is usually when we head by. Buckeye Roadhouse is a quaint tavern that gives you the feel of just coming off the ski slopes.

The chalet look and feel at Buckeye RoadhouseThe cozy bar at Buckeye Roadhouse
We shared three plates and they were kind enough to split them for us. First, a beet salad – I’m crazy about beets. These were sliced very thin with lighter chiogga beets cubed on top, a lightly dressed salad of spinach and marvelous marscapone on top.

The salad with blue cheese dressing, croutons and bacon bits was savory and not too heavy.

What's left of the blue cheese wedge at Buckeye Roadhouse

I have been craving a burger for ages, and Buckeye Roadhouse knows how to make a burger. It was almost too tall to get into your mouth, but somehow we managed. Excellent food, atmosphere and service make the Buckeye Roadhouse a super popular destination. And, the valet parking guy had no problem hanging out with our dog who waited in the car.

My half burger at Buckeye Roadhouse

Buckeye Roadhouse Wrap-Up

Price: $$$

Really Good

Good Things

  • Ski chalet feel
  • Great atmosphere
  • Locals abound

Bad Things

  • Not easy to get to off the freeway
  • Difficult to get a reservation

The Breakdown


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