While the Buckeye Tavern was started as a family business in June 1987, the building has been the site of a neighborhood eatery since 1768. That's right, 1768. The Buckeye Tavern serves home-style American Cuisine at a fair price for the whole family's enjoyment. The structure was built in 1735, when George Washington was only four years old. The building has been home to a neighborhood eatery since June 1768, when Martin Speigle purchased the building for ten pounds, thirteen shillings, and three pence. Some 219 years later, in 1987, the Buckeye Tavern was opened. In the interim, the Building has had 19 owners.