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
430 reviews since June 26, 2014
Overall Rating4.1
  • Food4.2
    Service4.1
  • Ambiance3.9
    Noise LevelModerate
88% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (188)fit for foodies (155)great for lunch (155)special occasion (102)great for brunch (96)good for groups (85)hot spot (82)kid-friendly (72)late-night find (39)vibrant bar scene (25)notable wine list (23)romantic (21)scenic view (4)great for outdoor dining (2)Show More
  • Everything is great except...
    BillVIP
    Dined on 10/19/2014
    I had a great time at brunch but I'd like to go to a restaurant that honors reservations. Priority seating seems to mean nothing in regards to having a table ready when you arrive.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • EXCELLENT
    OldMonkVIP
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    Excellent service and exceptional food. A clean fresh ambiance. Enjoyed the evening tremendously. For the quality and serving size, the food is actually very reasonably priced. Will be back often!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A bit casual for a Friday night
    Ashley
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    Ive been here many times through out the years. However hadnt been in quite some time. I was very surprised by the "lack" now of any type "dress code" for evenings. Where patrons were wearing tennis shoes and ball caps. To my recollection any time i came in the pst there was a "dress code" for evening dining which i as a frequent diner appreciated. Other than this, Our dinner was fabulous as usual.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great service, relaxed evening
    RedRover
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    We have been to Buckhead Diner many times, and our server this time was exceptional. He paced the evening perfectly, and had the right balance of not hovering, and yet being accessible or anticipating when we needed anything. The blue cheese chips never disappoint!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Unbelievable service!!
    Lisa
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    the Buckhead Diner was very inviting and gracious. We were running late from a meeting and they completely understood and took us when we arrived even though we were 30 minutes late. the service was impeccable. Our waitress was friendly and professional. The meal flowed without any delays. I was impressed with the quick service and attention to detail. the food was fabulous too. overall, we had a wonderful experience!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Love Buckhead Diner
    DineoftenleaveHAPPY
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    My husband and I dine at Buckhead Diner every chance we get- even though we live on St Simons. He always orders the Meatloaf,I love the Caesar Salad with grilled Salmon. Our only dessert is the Banana Cream Pie. Wow,it's worth the calories! Many of the servers have been there forever and even remember what foods you like. It's a friendly,well located restaurant offering good food-- every time. We will continue to make the effort winding through the big city traffic to eat at Buckhead Diner.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Decent
    verisityVIP
    Dined on 10/15/2014
    Couple of the server recommendations were off. My Grouper did not come with sticky rice but plain white rice. Unfortunately our table was not a fan of their famous banana pie.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • LisaMarie
    Dined on 10/15/2014
    We celebrated my husband's birthday at Buckhead Diner. The service was great and the food was delicious. We will go back soon to enjoy this gem.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Very disappointing!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/15/2014
    This is the third time in a row that I've been disappointed at the Buckhead Diner. I first ate there about 15 years ago and thought it was amazing. Little by little by little it's got progessively worse. Now I consider it a very average place to eat. The food is "ok" but the service is poor every time I go there. This last visit was for a 12.30pm lunch on a Wednesday. There were several empty tables so they can't say they were too busy to look after us properly. I've emailed the owners and stated ""three strikes and out" and that I won't be going back! Save your time and money and go to one of the many good restaurants in Buckhead!
    • Food
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    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Not your average diner!
    BlondeAlto
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    Valet parking with Ferrara and Teslas in the lot outside a shiny diner! Entire staff addressed us by name and service was fantastic! Full bar and good food. Really enjoyed the evening !
    Special Features:
    hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • irisiris
    Dined on 10/9/2014
    Always a fun time, good food and drink in a comfortable setting.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointed
    sandyspringsgalVIP
    Dined on 10/7/2014
    The food came within a few minutes after ordering. The wine followed a few minutes later but it would have been nice to have had some wine before our dinner. Brought a new customer wh had never been there before. She felt that we were being given the rush act.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Would go back
    Homeschmom
    Dined on 10/6/2014
    Good food, great variety on the menu, always friendly and helpful
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 10/5/2014
    Coffee was not hot enough for brunch and my husband's grits were cold when they arrived. My daughter loved her heirloom tomato Benedict.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • NICE TIME
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 10/2/2014
    We had a great time. BEST grilled cheese around! The service and ambiance were wonderful!
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • good food but noisey
    love2eat
    Dined on 10/2/2014
    always enjoy the food...varied menu and good prices
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Neighborhood gem
    LeafBeanVegas
    Dined on 10/1/2014
    Buchead Diner is a neighborhood gem. Food is five star and the vibe in the place is great. Will be on the regular rotation...
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • BlaineVIP
    Dined on 10/1/2014
    Good choices for vegetarian. Other party gphad crab cake-wonderful
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great comfort food
    TonyD
    Dined on 9/30/2014
    The food at Buckhead Diner is always the point of the trip, and as always, was delicious and relative to other Buckhead Life venues, inexpensive. The waiters are knowledgeable and attentive to your needs. Getting inside can be a chore if you arrive during a busy time as the parking is valet only and fairly small - there may be a long line to get parked outside and another to be seated. Once inside, there is a frantic energy that makes it difficult to talk to your dinner companion. Large groups are seated between the rows of booths and are universally loud. So, enjoy the food, but don't expect a calm reflective evening in the boisterous atmosphere at Buckhead Diner.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2004VIP
    Dined on 9/30/2014
    We had a 40 minute wait WITH priority seating; it is not worth that sort of wait, so we left. The valet parking was horrrible; there was no room and not enough valets, so that process (just getting out of the car, once on site) took 10 minutes.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2012VIP
    Dined on 9/29/2014
    It was a busy Monday and we received great service - you can tell our server is very experienced as he guided us through the menu highlights & specials and kept our table well manicured with all the small details.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Mimi
    Mimi
    Dined on 9/29/2014
    The food was excellent and the service was great. We ordered the rainbow trout with mashed potatoes and scallions which was quite unique the way it was prepared and delicious. I would certainly recommend it. For the dessert we ordered the cake with cinnamon ice cream which was awesome. I plan to return just for the dessert.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 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
    Devjor
    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.