Old-fashioned gas lamps. Sterling silver spoons. Serving up American fare and Pre-Prohibition Cocktails, Bull Valley Roadhouse transforms you with its Victorian décor and welcoming farm-fresh feasts! The service is excellent, as staff is totally dedicated to the success of this Port Costa restaurant.
And dedicated they are. “At a recent visit to Bull Valley Roadhouse, I heard about an incident that exemplified this employee dedication,” says patron Deborah Luster of Oakland. “During the latest storms, the creek in Port Costa rose and started moving down the street into the Roadhouse just as they were closing down for the night. The staff stayed on and worked all night and until the wee hours of the morning, moving water out of the restaurant and preventing the water from flooding the bar where all the electrical was located. Employees showed up the next morning to finish the cleanup.”
Bull Valley Roadhouse was born in 2012. Believe it or not – it all started with bees. Graphic designer Earl Flewellen and budding restaurateur Samuel Spurrier moved to Crockett from San Francisco in 2006 to escape the pace of city life and Earl started raising bees. He moved his work to Port Costa’s Bull Valley where the terrain and climate were perfect for beekeeping. One thing led to another and they opened a café in the town’s old Burlington Hotel, with honey playing a major role on the menu. The building next door became available and Earl and Sam asked chef David Williams (previously with SF’s Slanted Door) to join their efforts to create a fun spot for people to gather and enjoy excellent food. Their intent from the beginning was a menu that offered food made from local produce paired with exceptional wine and cocktails. This hidden gem is in a small waterfront town with a rich history dating back to the 1870s. Start your evening with the Hanky Panky and get in the mood! It is made with Anchor Juniper Gin, Cocchi Vermouth di Torino, Allesio Vermouth di Torino and Fernet Branca – an early twentieth century cocktail.
Lots of smaller plates. Rave reviews about the Grilled Caesar Salad, Crispy Fried Brussells Sprouts and the Wedge with a Roadhouse twist. Right now for larger plates they have a Smoked Llano Seco Pork Chop, a 13 oz Prather Ranch Ribe