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The Bull Valley Roadhouse

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2335 Reviews
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$31 to $50
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American
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The Bull Valley Roadhouse serves American roadhouse food prepared from scratch with century-old techniques using fresh ingredients from our favorite small farms. A beacon at the end of a canyon road in the historic dock town of Port Costa, the roadhouse welcomes locals, travelers and adventurous day-trippers alike in its 1897 landmark dining room and bar. Stepping into the saloon-like rooms, guests can sense more than 100 years of hospitality. The proprietors strive to maintain that warm tradition and leave everyone feeling relaxed, well fed and eager to return. Look for us under the golden bull.

Sunday brunch served from 10:30 am through 2:00 pm.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Clean menu provided to every guest
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
What 2335 people are saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.7
food
4.6
service
4.7
ambience
4.4
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Noise · Moderate
94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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WandaS
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great way to spend a rainy evening was at Bull Valley Roadhouse. The food was excellent as usual and service impeccable. The owners we’re working due to covering for employees concerned about the COVID-19. Business was slow so not many people were at the restaurant. They made it a great evening.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food and experience. Drinks were great too!

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HenryV
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Wonderful quirky place hidden away from the Bay Area.

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Cait
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everytime we eat here, it's amazing! Bull Valley does everything right.

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Andi
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food delicious, Cocktails perfect, nice wine list. Overall great atmosphere.

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DeniseF
San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Dinner with friends One of my favorite restaurants absolutely love the food wish we had a place like this in Danville California

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Food was good, but overpriced and nothing special. Out of an app we wanted and there were other missing service elements. Would still reco for a special occasion- many people seem to like it. What made the night was the company we were with.

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KatieQ
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Bull valley roadhouse is awesome!
Great atmosphere, food and drinks,
I will definitely be going for dinner again soon!

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LogannG
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always this restaurant has extremely delicious food. Ordering is done in the tapas style of shared plates. The servers are attentive and timely. The left half of the restaurant is slightly quieter than the main room on the Right. There are only two bathrooms, so the wait for the toilet can be a bit long at times. The decor is awesome and funky, very interesting place from antlers, a saddle made into a mirror to a wall with antique post cards. The menu is pricey but well worth it. Make sure you make a reservation.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great time. Food and service was great. We enjoyed our experience and will be back.

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vipThomasG
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

We were recommended Bull Valley for our anniversary. What I can say is...the drive to the place was beautiful! The food was amazing and service was outstanding. The only draw back for us was the noise level. Not a very romantic place for an anniversary dinner. It also seemed like they tried to squish as many people in the room as possible. It was very tight. Impossible not to hear the conversation of the screeching ladies voice at the table next to us. LOL! Overall, everything was amazing with the exception of the noise level.

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Celebration
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Plates to share were very generous and we ordered too much food, even for 4 people. But it was a birthday! The short ribs were too salty for me, and I’m not a fan of smoky smoked meat like this pork chop...but the pork stew was incredible! Fried chicken was okay. The salads were good. Scalloped potatoes and broccoli I also good. I had never had a Pima cocktail before, and it was indeed a jigger and a half. Very interesting flavors... The pot de Creme (with candle) to share was the perfect sweet and richly delicious ending for too full diners.

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CarrieH
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere and delicious drinks and food! Specialty cocktails!

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RonS
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have been here before took friend this time and she had an great time as well....Great food and awesome staff.

Thank You

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vipbuzzbomb
San Francisco
16 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience4

This restaurant is always good. The bar is great, with unique cocktails. Food is served family style, which is fun. Mussels & fries are delicious!! You need to ask for them if they aren't on the menu.

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CoachErt
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was outstanding! The salads were fresh and full of flavor, the potatoes were delicious, the steak was tender, and the broccolini just right amount of seasoning. The fried chicken was so good we ordered another plate! The desert was tasty, and they even brought a free piece of olive oil cake when they found out it was my birthday. We went with wine, but were impressed by the selection of cocktails. Only thing to be mindful of it is isn't cheap, and all the different shared items can add up quick, but it was absolutely worth it!

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vipBizou
San Francisco
28 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding food,great service and ambiance.

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dreaMiles
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Such a quirky place off the beaten path. The waiters have some great stories to share about the place as well. Food was delicious, just one or two dishes items were a little over salted (and I love salt!).
I'd definitely come back for a special occasion.

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Happy2HaveEatenHere
San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was one of the best meals we have had in a very long time. Amazing flavors and inventiveness. Beautiful presentation, too. And the service was top notch. Friendly, attentive and well timed. Everything we tasted, we would definitely want again! Run, don’t walk, to this hidden gem!

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MichaelG
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great meal. Soufflé was amazing. Oysters just right. We brought our own bottle of wine, which pushed us toward the filet mignon, which were topped with a gratineé that made it unusual. Finished off with the brioche chocolate bread pudding. All perfect.

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vipRich
San Francisco
56 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and good. Everything was top notch. The smoked pork chop was amazing, the fried chicken the best ever, and service was attentive but not cloying. Never felt rushed, always felt taken care by a friendly and well-trained staff. Portion sizes were generous and the atmosphere is great!

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suzannec
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience5

The cocktails are great, along with the atmosphere. Our food was disappointing. It was so salty that by the time the last dish came out that was salty on it's own we could not eat it.
The service is friendly enough from our waiter but the bussers we totally unfriendly.
Not sure I would make the trip back

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Kellyrenae
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is amazing and the food is to die for. Highly, highly recommend. Probably one of the better meals I've had in the past few years. Will absolutely be back. What a little gem.

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mimim
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A great place to look forward to being fed so well in a completely magical town.
The staff has ALWAYS been very aware, welcoming, and generous with their presence.
We had to have a somewhat quick meal at the first / 4:00 seating to get one of our cars out of a lot that closed / locked out at 6. Staff was fine with whatever we ordered.
The salad (slab?) and the scalloped potatoes -- always have them. vary other things.
THANKS SO MUCH. Great touches. Love the back / cabin and woods feel room.
THANK YOU.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
13 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great!

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natalie
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Quality cuisine and craft beverages at comparable prices. Location is half the fun in quirky Port Costa.

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vipHeatherfeather
San Francisco
32 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Awesome cocktails at a very unique location. Port Costa is a special little place and Bull Valley Roadhouse fits right in. Decor is very saloon/1920s and the feeling is fun. Food is also quite good- we loved especially our little gems salad which was expertly dressed with lots of good flavor notes, and we also had the sirloin to share, and scalloped potatoes (amazing). Park in the lot in the back and enjoy!

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vipDonZ
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dee Dee, Samuel and the rest of the staff made my birthday dinner very special.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always amazing.

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Corky
San Francisco
14 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is my second time at The Bull Valley Roadhouse. I just love it!!! The restaurant itself is just so unique. The food is wonderful and the service is spot on! My only negative comment is we over-ordered. I forgot it's family style so the portions are very generous so sadly no room for dessert. The drink menu too is just amazing, very creative. We were there on a Sunday night and there was a band, just made our experience that much better. Loved it and I highly recommend The Bull Valley Roadhouse!!

Thank you.

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vipCharles
San Francisco
13 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It's my favorite restaurant in the Bay Area.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We chose this place for our Belated Valentines dinner date. We loved the history the place has and everything we at (pork chops & fried chicken) was outstanding! The menu is unique and the price is high, but well worth it for a nice night out. Be prepared to share a table with others.

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vipWinegirl68
Central Coast
2 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love everything about this wonderful little gem!
If you haven’t been here before , I highly suggest you make it a destination, from the food !! To the town itself it’s a must ;-)
Parking can be a challenge on the weekends , especially on a nice day!!

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eric
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall1food1service5ambience5

Food is not good, anyone can make a better stake than this place. Is a joke! Was looking forward to taste great food, I was disappointed.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food1service4ambience5

The steak tasted Ike the freezer and the potatoes were cold on the inside. Otherwise I love it there.

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KimberlyG
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic night at Bull Valley Roadhouse. Even with the craziness that Valentines could bring to a restaurant, we were treated spectacularly. We were seated at the time of our reservation. Drinks and food were brought out quickly. The food was sooo good. We normally would get the steak, but we broke with tradition and got the fried chicken and it did not disappoint.

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EricS
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Good food. Great service. Enjoyed all

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a beautiful dinner on Valentines Day at Bull Valley Roadhouse. This restaurants is one of my favorites and it was even more special for Valentine’s Day because they decorated for the occasion. Our table was on the other side of the restaurant in the back, it was so intimate and special.

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vipBpMopentable
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great menu and great service.

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AshleyM
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We have visited a few times before and we have always had a great time. We were a little disappointed that they stopped serving fries with the mussels as we loved that pairing. We tried the oysters for the first time and they were amazing. We had the fried chicken which was delicious as always and my caparinia drink was delicious. It was great and we will be back.

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The Bull Valley Roadhouse offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (510) 787-1135.

The Bull Valley Roadhouse is rated 4.7 stars by 2335 OpenTable diners.

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