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Hwy 33, Santa Nella, CA
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142 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 July 2015 via mobile

Driving from Los Angeles to northern California decided to stop for lunch. The next stop along the highway was Santa Nella. Didn't feel like fast food, so I tried Buckhorn. The service and food were both okay, I've had better. If you don't want fast food, then try this place. Otherwise, get a fast food burger and be on your... More 

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57 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 July 2015

My wife and I looked at the Buffet options and was not impressed and on top of that the condition of the Buffet was concerning, food safety is always a big concern with a Buffet and I was not impressed with what I saw. Yes you can order from the menu but after the initial impression we weren’t going to... More 

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Thank Sean A
Oxnard, California
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 July 2015

Service was EXTREMELY slow. Food was good but pulled beef very salty. BBQ sauce was really tasty. Not sure if the cooks or waitress was slow but it took forever to get out food. A nice change from Anderson's which is where we usually stop. Price is reasonable and lots of menu choices. Worth a try.

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Thank Janet B
Sacramento, California
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52 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 December 2014

I stopped here because I saw a billboard for the buffet. I was pleasantly surprised by the extensive menu for a variety of other dishes. The prices were very reasonable and the service was excellent.

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1 Thank Janet M
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53 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 August 2014

Typical truck stop buffet and clientele. Service was super by an older gal and a Hispanic gal, who was super friendly. A man came to ask for a cup of coffee to go and was told by a woman with a long blonde ponytail that she was off the clock, sorry. Yelled across across at other staff that he needed... More 

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Cottonwood, Arizona
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43 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 January 2014

Stopped there to get gas as usual. First time eating at Buckhorn. Won't ever go there again. Only one hostess and one waitress. Took a long time before she came for my order. Long time waiting at checkout. Food was pretty basic subsistence quality and not a whole lot of it. $13 with tip. Could have gone with the breakfast... More 

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Patterson, California
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Reviewed 4 December 2013

On Dec.4,2013 while traveling back from southern Ca. for the holiday,we stopped in to have dinner at this Buckhorn. I had to first send the bake potato back due to it taste like chalk. while eating my wife reached across the table and told me to stop eating and pulled a long hair from my mouth attached to the food... More 

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Astoria oregon
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1,671 reviews
1,069 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 708 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 October 2013 via mobile

The waitress seemed embarrassed on that day we were there. The buffet which was the thrust of the offering just looked unappetizing. The food was dried out desiccated beyond redemption and or dead. Inedible would be an understatement. The gentleman at the Arco-/cheapest gas on the freeway recommended it. This must have been a one time thing maybe. Truckers commented... More 

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Buckeye, Arizona
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97 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 October 2013 via mobile

Was not impressed at all. Food was horrible and the waitress should retire. Normally I wouldn't say that but she was the extremely slow and not busy. Took 20 minutes to get my drink and order. Will not be back.

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5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 18 September 2013 via mobile

Spent the night in Santa Nella CA! Mostly Hotels and quick eat joints on a quick blink along highway 5 & 33.... With so many choices we were looking for something "not fast food" related....we took notice to where quite a few of the truck drivers were heading... You know they always know the best spots to grab a bite... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Hwy 33, Santa Nella, CA
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Nella

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?