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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  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Lunch
Buckhead Diner - Priority Seating reviews from OpenTable diners
388 reviews since May 2, 2014
Overall Rating4.1
  • Food4.1
    Service4.2
  • Ambiance3.9
    Noise LevelModerate
86% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (159)great for lunch (154)fit for foodies (146)special occasion (119)great for brunch (107)good for groups (76)kid-friendly (72)hot spot (62)late-night find (42)romantic (22)notable wine list (20)vibrant bar scene (16)scenic view (7)great for outdoor dining (1)Show More
  • xxxx
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    The west side of the dinning room, seated by the window was extremely warm with glares from the sun. Entrée was brought shortly after salads and had to be sent back to keep warm while we ate our salads. Bad pacing of food delivery. Food is always good.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not what it used to be
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    I took my mother there for her birthday. We had a party of 4. Service was sub par. When we got our appetizers they didn't bring the side plates(took 5 min). They didn't clear our appetizers till we were done with the main meal so we got to stare at remaining bits the whole time. Had to flag the waitress down to get our water refilled. Food was great.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Another Great Experience
    0624flip
    Dined on 8/25/2014
    Buckhead Diner is one of my favorite eateries, mainly because of the atmosphere and the food. The service is always great. I recently started having a drink at the bar before dining, and the apple martinis are superb! I am sensitive to gluten, and the restaurant menu accommodated my needs. This was another great dining experience!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Mediocre experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    When I eat at a Buckhead Life Group restaurant, I expect to pay more for great food and great service. Buckhead Diner missed the mark on Sunday night. We had a very unfriendly server who did not bother to tell us her name, offer any specials, etc. I felt like my husband and I were inconveniencing her when we asked her for anything. I felt very rushed the whole time we were there. We ordered around 7:30 and they were already out of the Sunday fried chicken- our server did not offer any recommendations or seem apologetic that they were out of my order. I ended up just getting a small salad instead, which was very good. As usual, the food at Buckhead Diner was good, but overall our experience just wasn't great.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Son's birthday
    eric
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    Took our son for his birthday, expecting a quite Sunday night dinner. The Diner was hoping! Our server was very attentive, and always friendly. We enjoyed our meals, and they didn't rush us out even though there was a wait, and we lingered a bit for the birthday celebration. We will be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good but noisy
    Noots324
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    It was really noisy but the food was good. Also, not sure why you make reservations. We were seated about 30 minutes after our reservation time.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Best Fried Shrimp
    Chuck
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    This is the best fried shrimp that I have had in the city of Atlanta! Very light breading, large size shrimp - wish I had more! I order fried shrimp whenever it's on a menu, this is the best by far I had in Atlanta.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Birthday lunch
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    Service great! Food delicious. Wonderful bday cake---the best!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Unnecessarily Noisy
    spiceitup
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    Unfortunately, we were seated near the bar and the noise level was extremely high---not from patrons but from staff. Our server was so busy talking to a bartender that we had to ask another staff member to tap him on the shoulder and get his attention for us to order (and we were only 4 feet away!) The bar staff were talking in loud voices and chatting with other staff the entire time we were there. They were having a party that we weren't invited to!
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    Had to wait over 15 minutes to be seated. Service was good and food was too.
    Special Features:
    late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Consistently great
    RAS09
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    Even after all these years, Buckhead Diner has stayed great and relevant. Always a good choice.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice diner
    NewYorkerArt
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    The Buckhead Diner has been around since the late 80s and their food and service is still excellent.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • ATL great place
    Ace1324
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    One of my favorites in ATL. Food is always fabulous. Their omelets are world beaters.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Really Enjoyed Buckhead Diner
    Lynn
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    I must say that I really enjoyed the food this time so much better than the last time. Everything about the experience was great. We had the best server! I would definitely recommend!!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Jenny
    JENNYV
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    Our waiter was awesome very attentive to my girlfriend who was handicapped and celebrating her Bday. She definitely felt like a princess. The desk staff came over and engaged us offering to stack the seat so my friend could better reach the table. It was the perfect eve. Thanks
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good Evening
    AUsome
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    Food was great and service was the same. What else can I say. See you next time I am in Atlanta.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Mediocre Food; very good service
    Skyskater01
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    It's been several years since my last visit to the Buckhead Diner, and I looked forward to taking several visiting business colleagues there for dinner. The food was mediocre, not nearly as good as I remembered. Service was very good. Noise level very high making it difficult to discuss business matters. Some of the windows need coverings as at sunset the sun shines directly into the eyes of the diners, which makes the diners look ridiculous at resorting to wearing sunglasses at table in order to converse with guests as well as to eat. Overall, not an experience I will repeat anytime soon.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • First time but not the last
    Rosita
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    This was my first time dining at the famous Buckhead Diner. And the blue cheese chips lived up to their reputation. I could have just dined on the appetizer but did try an entree which was also good.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always a 10
    Atlanta01VIP
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    We have been eating at Buckhead Diner for many years and have never left disappointed. The food is always outstanding. Fresh and well prepared. Their wait staff and management is the best. "10" is the only number that fits this wonderful dining establishment.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • RDA2176VIP
    Dined on 8/11/2014
    Have been many times since it first opened. Always good.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Buckhead Dinner
    Brian
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    Great food, great service, all you need for a great night out....
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Buckhead Diner. A monthly visit!!!
    777SHHVIP
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    Divine & creative menu items, terrific service, & an outstanding Manager in Maureen Baker.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A Good Nite @ The Diner
    NolepalVIP
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    After two past not so mentionable visits, finally a good experience w/both food & svc at the Bkhd Diner. Lindsay, bartender, on point w/svc. Friendly & accommodating. Emily, our server, was friendly & attentive & saw to any needs. The trout & bbq eggrolls were good. The kale salad was good but yet again, always over dressed (3rd time ordering). Took it home & added at least 3 cups of add'l lettuce & still the entire salad wet. Not sure why they feel the need to overdress this salad when the ingredients stand on there own. But this was a refreshing change after the past two times we've visited the Diner in the past few mos. Sad that no one contacted us from BLGR after commenting twice on bad experiences at the Diner & once at Bistro Niko.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • weird spot for a valet
    clurbVIP
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    I know it's Buckhead, but a valet requirement at a diner, with a large parking lot, seemed very strange and completely unnecessary. Maybe they get really, really busy? But we had brunch on Sunday at noon, and there was more than enough room for us to park ourselves. The food was very good - absolutely no complaints there - and the service was nice and professional, but overall it was a weird vibe for me. Couldn't decide if it was casual or formal, combined a few elements of both. A drink probably would have helped, but GA can't serve mimosas before 1230 on a sunday... It's a good meal, and I'd say price points are fair, but be sure you know what you're getting yourself into.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Outstanding, as always
    occasionaldiner
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    We have visited Buckhead Diner on many occasions and have always found it well worth the drive from Powder Springs. The service is wonderful. The servers are available but they don't hover. The food is exceptional. This was our anniversary dinner and we thoroughly enjoyed it. They even treated us to a piece of their terrific Banana Cream Pie and wrote "Happy Anniversary" in chocolate on the plate. Love this place!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • my review
    Lanster
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    It was a good place to eat.I really liked it a lot.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best place for lunch in Buckhead
    ExperiencedDinerVIP
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    Coming here on a very regular basis. For a reason. Super high consistency in food quality, great selection of salads and sandwiches - something for every palate - and among the very most friendly and accommodating service experiences you'll find in town. Highly recommended!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • My favorite place
    love2eat
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    Great food. Consistently good. Service perfect. It was extremely noisy !!!!!!!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Does Not Like Priority Seating
    EmeryVIP
    Dined on 8/6/2014
    We have been dining at the Buckhead Diner for years and love it. On this visit I used Open Table for my reservations and arrived on time only to be told they do not like to honor OT Priority seating and it would be 45 minutes for our table. What going on? We were seated in 25 minutes.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 8/6/2014
    Disappointed that a reservation is actually just "priority seating." Maybe I should start making my reservation for 30 minutes before I arrive since they don't seat you anytime near your reserved time.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Consistently consistent
    golffather
    Dined on 8/6/2014
    Over the years my wife and I have been to Buckhead Diner several times. We have never been disappointed . Consistently excellent food served professionally. Love the veal/wild mushroom meatloaf .
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not what I expected
    seafoodisme
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    I was trying the diner as part of the Summer Dine-a-Round. Reservations were not available for an earlier time, but the parking lot was over half empty?... Greeting was fair by the host. Once seated it took a long time for a server to come over and even longer for our drink order to be brought back to the table. We were finally offered bread at the time our order was being taken with no saucers to use. It was unusually long for our food to arrive considering the restaurant was not busy. Our server was not very attentive and didn't follow up well. The food was delicious but service was substandard for the Buckhead Life Restaurant Group. First impression was not a good one...
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • so disappointed
    truthful
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    my favorite of the blgroup has always been the diner...until sunday when we experiencedthe following: very ordinary food, an order coming out incomplete, reaching to serve, lack of garnish on dessert, no help leaving the restaurant with my husband in a wheelchair, service that we could have gotten at chili's ...basically, the bhd has lost is special touches...we will not return
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Delicious Food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    Food was quite tasty. Service was a bit slow and relaxed except for the person bringing water. We never went below half a glass of water.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best Diner ... ever
    CTAnderson
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    Buckead Diner takes the diner experience to an entirely new (though its been doing it for a long time) level. The service is very good, and the food is excellent. Don't go for conversation, though ... as its a bit on the LOUD SIDE.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Don't Judge a Book by it Cover
    TommyBoy
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    We heard about Buckhead Diner on TV and from friends so when picking a location to cerebrate my 29th birthday we decided on Buckhead Diner. Driving up to the place my first thought was.. what the heck is this?... I was thinking of a diner but not one that actually looked like a diner... my mood instantly changed. We entered the diner and then my mood went back up and I though.. this place looks pretty cool. Definitely don't judge a book by its cover, and once we finished our dinner with a milkshake, I wanted to do it all over again. We will be back.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always solid!
    TennBobVIP
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    Buckhead Diner is a high-quality, upscale comfort food option any time we are in Atlanta.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A Favorite
    GrandPaige
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    Every time Ivisot Atlanta and have the opportunity to done here I do. This time it was with a group of six in town to wedding dress shop and we were so very happy we did!
    Special Features:
    special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Impressed
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    I enjoyed my first dining experience at Buckhead Diner. The food was delicious. The waiter exceeded my expectations.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, special occasion, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Food and Service
    RSDunwoodyVIP
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    Good Food and Service. The tomato soup appetizer very good.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate