Buckhead Diner - Priority Seating
Buckhead Diner - Priority Seating

Buckhead Diner - Priority Seating

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.buckheadrestaurants.com/buckhead-diner/
  • Phone: 4042623336x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Sunday: 10:00am - 5:00pm, Monday - Saturday: 11:00am - 5:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 12:00am; Sunday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm,

    Brunch: Sunday: 10:00am - 2:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: American
  • Executive Chef: Charles Schwab
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Getting there

  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Valet parking is available at Buckhead Diner.
A word from Buckhead Diner - Priority Seating
Buckhead Diner is an American dining experience unlike any other. Inventive and long-time favorite menu items, snappy service, upscale atmosphere and retro style give this Atlanta icon a funky flair all its own. The fun menu and energy-packed atmosphere give guests a taste of nostalgia that’s always in style.
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Buckhead Diner - Priority Seating reviews from OpenTable diners
434 reviews since June 3, 2014
Overall Rating4.1
  • Food4.1
    Service4.2
  • Ambiance3.9
    Noise LevelModerate
88% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (180)great for lunch (166)fit for foodies (157)special occasion (121)great for brunch (109)good for groups (88)kid-friendly (78)hot spot (77)late-night find (48)notable wine list (23)vibrant bar scene (22)romantic (20)scenic view (5)great for outdoor dining (2)Show More
  • Great afternoon
    GrelaVIP
    Dined on 9/28/2014
    We were welcomed with enthusiasm and served in a great manner. The food was delicious.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointed
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 9/28/2014
    Not the service I have grown to expect from this restaurant.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Meal
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    Another great meal at Buckhead Diner. The food was (as usual) awesome. Can not wait to go back again!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Like an Old Friend
    carolina47
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    Buckhead Diner is always a comfy place for a good lunch or family/friends supper. The comfort food can be relied on, & service is generally pleasant & prompt. Our latest early supper on Friday evening was marred only by a server less efficient & not quite as warm as we've found in the past. Perhaps she was having a bad day-- indeed we observed & overheard some sarcastic & harried encounters with her associates-- but since we arrived at 5:45, I wonder how she handled her customers when all tables were filled. This is unexpected in a Buckhead Life restaurant. We'll be back, & will hope for a different server.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • VERY DISAPPOINTED
    wcf10590
    Dined on 9/25/2014
    I have eaten here probably dozens of times over a 25+ year period. This is only time the entire experience was below par. Maybe it was just the busy evening. We had to ask for table settings. When we gave in our forks after a salad, another fork was not replaced. We had to ask for this. No bread plates were ever given to us. The food was good, not great like always in the past. Our server was friendly and courteous, but not attentive. It was a busy evening, however. ON OTHER THING. The management should repair and repave the exit area from the restaurant. There are holes and big cracks in the exit concrete. No excuse for this for an upscale restaurant in Buckhead, expecially one that has been in that location for so many years.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Overrated
    Notlanta
    Dined on 9/25/2014
    Seated within 10 minutes, but waited an hour for appetizer. Blue cheese dhips are chips with blue cheese melted on top, like nachos. Shrimp and grits are tasteless as is banana cream pie. Fish special was overcooked and overseasoned. Room is beautiful. Have a drink, then go elsewhere to eat.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Still A Star
    fsi4122
    Dined on 9/24/2014
    Relaxed diner mood, with white table service. Food is very fresh, shrimp tacos are fantastic, we always order them to start. One of the best veggie plates in the city. Busy on a Tuesday night, which tells you something. A long-time favorite.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • never a disappointment!
    ddppo
    Dined on 9/24/2014
    The food and service at the Buckhead Diner is never lacking. I have tried many of the menu items and have never been disappointed. The service is second to none.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • iji93108VIP
    Dined on 9/24/2014
    Three decades later Buckhead Diner remans Atlanta's "Fog City Diner", but the quality persists day in and day out. Good for Sunday menu brunch, unpretentious lunch (business or pleasure) and comfortable dinner venue.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Always Love the Buckhead Diner
    Gigi
    Dined on 9/24/2014
    I can always count on a great meal, good ambiance. While I have my favorites, I try new items as often as I can because I am always happy with the food
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • food was good
    bardoVIP
    Dined on 9/22/2014
    food was good on this visit, but service could have been much better. we go here often and it can be hit or miss as far as the service, but the food is usually always good.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • a little more upscael diner classic
    Local
    Dined on 9/22/2014
    I like this spot. Great location, parking easy, nice looking exterior and cool interior. Good, hearty fare with a nod to foodies. Plenty of calories but that's what I expect from a diner. Professional waiters.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Disappointed
    babba
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    I specifically made reservations on Sunday to have the fantastic fried chicken,which is available only on Sundays and Wednesdays and was told by the waiter that they had run out of chicken. It is hard for me to believe that a restaurant can run out of a basic item like chicken. It is extremely disappointing.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Big disappointment
    HeavenlyJane
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    We didn't understand that "priority seating" meant that we were arriving without a reservation. We waited 20 minutes for our table. Thankfully we had no post-dinner engagement awaiting us, but we started dinner annoyed.. We waited at least 15 minutes for the waitress to return to take our order. When the bread arrived we realized we had no tableware. When we pointed it out, we were brought only knives. When the dinner arrived, we again asked for tableware and were brought forks. We never received spoons. My companion's horseradish-crusted Maine cod was delicious but my grilled mahi-mahi (fish of the day) sandwich was a mess to eat and tasted bland. Overall, we walked away thinking that this was a restaurant we would not return to again.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Disappointed in the service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    We finally got our table of 9 and were given two menus. So I had to go back to the hostess stand to as for more menus. We got our appetizers and bread but did not get any plates. When we got the plate they were still wet. We had to ask the waiter twice that we were ready to place our order. Once the food arrived it was fine, but I was very disappointed on the service for the first half of our meal. And no manager ever came by to ask us how everything was.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good Restaurant
    DealmakerVIP
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    Consistently good food and service. The restaurant had a huge surge of customers and the kitchen could not get the entree out fast enough.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • great experience!
    jsrogers76
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    Overall, we had a great dining experience. The food selection was pretty good but not great. This is an All-American-type restaurant with your standard dishes. Nothing was special except for the classic diner experience. I had the pork chop with honey BBQ sauce and it was pretty stink in' good. The Maytag blue cheese chips should not be missed... they are one of the unique highlights on the menu. The dessert menu was so-so. Service was above average. I would recommend this restaurant.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Catt
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    I was very disappointed overall with how casual this has become. When we arrived, 2 people covered in tattoos and wearing overalls and tube tops came out which took away from my experience. I don't have anything against how people dress or tattoos but when I want to go out to a nice restaurant, that I have dressed up a bit for and am ready to pay $12 for a hamburger, I don't want to be sitting next to someone wearing a college team tshirt and shorts. I guess this location has decided to go downhill and I can only hope the other BL restaurants have not done the same. But given the choice, I would not go back to a BL restaurant. Food was fine; there was a fishy/mildew odor in the air but our server was nice.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • More than Disappointed.
    ToddNTiff923
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    My wife and I had a BLG gift card and we decided on Buckhead Diner before the Garth Brooks concert. When we walked in, you couldn't help but be overwhelmed by the awful sour odor in the air. At first we thought it was something behind the bar, since that's where we were waiting for our table. But once we were seated, we could still smell it. It just made the overall experience terrible, because that's really all we could think about for the time we were there. Secondly, our server, although he was very friendly, he really was not good. I overheard him at another table say that his area was full and he was so busy. But really...we just wanted to get out of there as quickly as possible. On the bright side, the dinner was very good.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Marshall
    Marshall
    Dined on 9/17/2014
    Always enjoy dining here. They some unique items on the menu each time I come.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • One of our BLG faves!
    19balabusta54
    Dined on 9/16/2014
    Ordered fresh filet sandwich of the day (Sole-YUMMY). However, I ordered it sauteed and it came out fried! Had to wait for it to be remade. Hubby had pastrami sandwich, I believe; tasty but small for a man's dinner portion and price. Vinegar potato chips were very good also. Always enjoy coming here, can dress more casually and feel more comfortable than at some of the "snootier" BLG restaurants.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, hot spot, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • must items
    LADiner
    Dined on 9/15/2014
    The two must items on the menu are the chip with blue cheese appetizer and the white chocolate banana cream pie.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Slightly Upscale Diner Food
    ATLBANA
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    Good for a casual, simple diner-style meal. I do prefer the food, service, and atmosphere of the other BRG restaurants, but this place is good for less special occasions. Did expect more from all the hype I'd heard about it. Would go back to try some of the other menu items. My son liked his corn dogs and told me he felt like he was eating on a train.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fun Atmosphere
    GourmetettesVIP
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    We brought a relative here who enjoyed the veal meatballs and pasta. We split the BBQ pork spring rolls as an appetizer, which were different and interesting. I enjoyed my salmon on couscous, which was good, but not outstanding. My husband enjoyed his grouper on spinach with an Asian sauce. Our relative ate a huge strawberry shortcake sundae for dessert, and my husband and I split the white chocolate banana cream pie, which was huge. We left full and happy. Our glasses of wine selections were good, except that my husband's riesing was too sweet. He should have asked our wait person about the sweetness.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Recovery
    LobstahVIP
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    Food, shrimp and grits and trout were excellent. Service started out very slowly. Drinks did not arrive until we were almost finished with our salads at which time the entrée arrived early. Check was presented before we were asked about dessert which we planned to share one. While we made no comment, the server sensed there were problems, apologized to us offering to comp a dessert. Then the Assistant Manager then came over and again apologized confirming he was picking up a dessert for each of us. They did an outstanding job of sensing there was an issue and correcting it without our needing to mention anything. And we had enough dessert left to take home for the next day.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    Just OK - service was great but food was just OK. Blue cheese chips are just OK - crab cake was a more bready and only one for the order. The calamari was good - waiter should have recommended chips or calamari but not both.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fun place
    CherylVIP
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    The soft shell crab was wonderful. I hope they have it as a special the next time I go to the Buckhead Diner.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • skinny
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    Great food, good prices for quantity of food, good service.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Consistent
    cdgpro
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    I live just around the corner from the Diner. Always easy, friendly, good food, good service.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • buckhead diner always good
    bardoVIP
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    We always have good food here and this time was no exception. However, the service was a little scattered and servers were rushing around and not too good at listening or getting the right things to the table and we had to ask more than once for our tea. Ordered sweet tea and received unsweet and tried to flag down someone to help us, but to no avail. Finally we got someone's attention but then we waited until after the meal was served for the tea to arrive. it's a small thing but we do expect better from a bulkhead life restaurant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • lisa
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    WE WAITED AT THE BAR FOR OVER 10 MINUTES ,AND WATCHED THEM SEAT OTHER GROUPS. I THEN ASKED THE HOSTESS ABOUT A TABLE, AND SHE FINALLY SAT US. I FILL THEAT THE CALL AHEAD WAS NOT THAT MEANINGFUL.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Buckhead Diner
    Bill
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    This was a great evening for our friends and my wife and me. The service was great and the food was excellent. It had been a long time since my wife and I had been there and it was the first time for our friends. They made it a great evening.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food
    dgm995
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    I've been to this place a dozen times. The food is alway well-prepared. Service can be slow to start if you come in around their shift start at 5:00-5:30PM. But, once it starts they do a good job.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Wonderful everything
    Bananacreampie
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    The service was great, the food was amazing, the atmosphere was fun, and it was kid friendly. The desserts were out of the world.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, kid-friendly, late-night find, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Overpriced
    AgrobVIP
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    More expensive and not as good as sister restaurant Bistro Nikko. I really dislike ordering a soda on a hot day and getting those little 8 oz Coke bottles.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • No ordinary diner!
    Julimp
    Dined on 9/4/2014
    Classy in a unique way, Buckhead Diner should be on your list of dining experiences in Atlanta! The atmosphere easily transports you to another era with a feel of an old dining car. White table cloths and comfy booths. Sequins and jeans. Go for the delicious crab cakes and enjoy the best service in Atlanta!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • mid-week date
    dineoutcouple
    Dined on 9/4/2014
    Great food, fun surroundings...and a terrific waiter. The filet and scallop dish was perfectly prepared; blue plate special of the day.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent Nicoise Salad
    ATLBusinessWomanVIP
    Dined on 9/3/2014
    I was very happy with my nicoise salad, that was presented in a unique and non-traditional way.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Usually great
    DSNahai
    Dined on 9/1/2014
    We go to th Buckhead diner often and usually have a great experience. This was an off night for them. The manager was generous enough to recognize this and comped our meal. We did not expect that. We will surely continue to frequent this very good and friendly restaurant.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Food and Service
    TwostepstevieVIP
    Dined on 9/1/2014
    Delicious meal with excellent service. Handled gluten food allergy options well. Amazingly, still great even after so many years in business. They are doing things right!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.