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Buckhead Diner - Priority Seating
Buckhead Diner - Priority Seating

Buckhead Diner - Priority Seating Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.buckheadrestaurants.com/buckhead-diner/
  • Phone: (404) 262-3336
  • 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. Continued
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Lunch
Diner Reviews
  • "Again, another mediocre exp. at the Diner. 2nd time at the Diner in last 2 mos. Svc not up to par again. Lindsay (bartender) was very nice and fun as usual, but our server at the table, once again, not the best. Took him at least 10 minutes before he even greeted us after we were seated (5:30pm seating, not jam packed), no bread plates AGAIN, spilled quite a bit of water on the table next to me while pouring water - never came back to clean it up - I went to the bar to get napkins to clean it up, sorbet was tasteless, hard, grainy snow texture (but taken off the bill), had to ask for water refill AGAIN (same as last time). So far Veni Vidi Vici has been best svc out of 3 BLG rests (diner, Bistro Niko, VVV) we've been to in 2 mos."
    Dined on 7/20/2014
  • "Not up to the standards of the Buckhead life restaurants. Food was just okay service was lacking"
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "I have eaten at the Buckhead Diner numerous times but have not been there for quite a while. We started with the pulled pork spring rolls appetizer which were not good at all. I would definitely not recommend them. I ordered the kale salad with shrimp and thought it was quite tasty. My husband ordered the Reuben which he was very disappointed with. He said it didn't really taste like a reuben although it looked good and came with crispy homemade chips on the side. Although the rueben disappointed the chips were crunchy and good. He also ordered a side caesar salad which was swimming in dressing and the lettuce was wilted. All in all not a great experience and not as good as previous times. We will not be going back soon."
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "The food was great as usual. Our waiter was wonderful. The one problem we had was when we arrived. We had a 7:15 reservation and arrived (5 minutes late) we were told we would have to wait 10 minutes to be seated. As we waited to be seated another couple came in after us and the gentleman stated that they were also a little late for a 7:15 reservation. Somehow, they were seated right away, as my husband and I waited. I am not sure how the other couple was seated first and we arrived before them. We thought this was a little unfair."
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "I have loved this spot for lunch for a long time but dinner left us disappointed and a little under whelmed. Service was OK and the food just wasn't what it used to be. Not our favorite and wont be back."
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "Buckhead Diner has been a good, consistent presence in the Atlanta restaurant scene for a number of years. It has interesting menu choices; all are well prepared. This time we had crab cakes with mashed potatoes and asparagus. All well prepared. And trout with corn, lima beans, and mashed potatoes. The corn and lima beans were cooked just right, thus avoiding the tendency to overcook the beans. Mashed potatoes are tough to prepare in a restaurant; tough to keep them creamy and serve them hot. B'head Diner does both; consistently."
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "We always bring our grandson (who is 20) to Buckhead Diner. We all find it great for the choice of food, friendliness and ease of getting there. We highlly recommend it."
    Dined on 7/17/2014
  • "Had priority seating and the manager/host informed us that we had a 15 minute wait. I looked at the many empty tables and asked what was wrong with them. He said he assumed we'd want a booth. Well, I never said anything about a booth. Odd. They serve soda in small bottles (at $2.75 a pop) and waitress neglected to bring glasses w/ice and I had to ask. 15 minutes later (really!) there was still no ice and I again asked "What about that ice? We reordered sodas and then observed her carrying them around while chatting with other tables. Took 22 minutes to finally get glasses and ice. Managers seemed disinterested and sadly, the only one who bothered to ask how our meal was the valet. At more than $50 ea after tip (no alcohol) we expect more."
    Dined on 7/16/2014
  • "No wait, good service, wonderful lunch. Chicken dishes were full of flavor."
    Dined on 7/16/2014
  • "We enjoyed the experience. Our server was extremely attentive and right on top of things. The food this time was not as good as I have had. 2 salmon orders were dry. There are almost no non dairy options on the menu. The blue cheese chips had too much cheese - almost dripping."
    Dined on 7/15/2014
  • "I've been to dinner at the Diner serveral times; this was my first time for lunch. Servers seemed a bit distracted - the lady who poured water offered to find out about sweetness of Peartini but she never came back. Then another server came and took our order, forgot straws for our waters. The calemari was great with addition of crunchy peanuts. The macaroni tots were rather tasteless."
    Dined on 7/13/2014
  • "The food and drinks were great as usual. Our waiter, Michael, was great also. He helped to make it a fun and entertaining evening!"
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "The food was good, but the food and bar service delivery was uneven and slow."
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "Dinner was wonderful and the surprise birthday desert was a perfect ending. Our waiter did a fantastic job of keeping us serviced. We had so much fun."
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "The ambience & staff made us feel like movie stars . Staff members were individual and animated and addressed us properly in a fun interesting way. !!"
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "Food & Service was the worst we have experienced in quite a while."
    Dined on 7/10/2014
  • "Seating through Open Table was flawless! We arrived early and were seated promptly. The wine and food were very tasty. We also shared two desserts and I can tell why they win awards - they are decadent and delicious. Our server Stephanie was very attentive and the persons who served the food were very precise. The maitre d' came over to our table to check on how the food was. We didn't feel rushed even though the restaurant was packed - this is admirable since often in restaurants when they are busy they try and rush you!!!"
    Dined on 7/10/2014
  • "We used OpenTable to get "Priority Seating" at Buckhead Diner . . . and still had to wait 40+ minutes for a table for 2. The food was good for a diner, but not for the price. We felt like most of our money went to the Buckhead rent and the "Buckhead Life" brand. Our waiter did not accurately describe the special. He said it was a "pan-fried chicken breast," but what we were served was half of a fried chicken (including a breast on the bone). I'm sure it would have been good, but that's not what we ordered. The manager offered us a free dessert, but by then we had already paid for 2 hours of babysitting and weren't up for waiting much longer. Don't think we'll go back. Also, parking is a total disaster."
    Dined on 7/9/2014
  • "We had priority seating through Open Table. We arrived on-time and was told it would be a few minutes. It was 55 minutes and we could not see any advantage to use Open Table. Everyone who was there before us, was seated before us. There was no apology and the food was okay. Our main course came out within 5 minutes of receiving our appetizers. There are too many good restaurants in Atlanta to put up with this. Never again."
    Dined on 7/9/2014
  • "My husband and I had dinner at the Buckhead Diner on Wednesday. I had the Fried Chicken Plate and he had the Lump Crab Cake dinner. Both were amazing! We will definitely visit again."
    Dined on 7/9/2014
  • "I could hardly hear the person in the booth with me it was very noisy - on a Tuesday night."
    Dined on 7/8/2014
  • "Food was excellent, service was excellent, waitress was very knowledgeable about the menu and was very helpful with selections. Manager came by to check on things and referred to us by name, which was very unusual. A nice, personal touch. This restaurant has been there for many years, and the quality of the food and service explains the longevity."
    Dined on 7/7/2014
  • "We arrived a bit late, but got seated right away due to Priority Seating. It was a busy place, but our waiter, Jeff, was very attentive and positive! We ate some winning dishes(Meatloaf and Grouper). I ordered the Banana Pie. One piece was enough to split and still enjoy its yummyness! Fun eating at this happy place. We never felt as if the staff was rushing us. We will return. Maisie"
    Dined on 7/7/2014
  • "We walked in & were seated immediately; there were folks waiting. We always enjoy Buckhead Diner & it did not disappoint. Took our four children, 14 to 4 years old for the 1st time. They were very pleased; even had a kiddo size fried chicken (only offered two days a week) & mac & cheese. Desserts were very good; white chocolate banana cream pie!"
    Dined on 7/6/2014
  • "As usual, our small group had a great evening at Buckhead Diner. Food was delicious and we were seated a few minutes before our priority seating request. Great place! Definitely recommend for a nice evening out with friends."
    Dined on 7/6/2014
  • "First visit, food was ok, nothing spectacular, fourth of July weekend, not very busy. The greek restaurant next door, part of the same group seemed to be very busy."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "In a nutshell, on a quiet Friday 4th of July, the kitchen was far from its best. Tasteless trout and a very undercooked (raw) pork chop comprised dinner. To their credit, the manager took it (the pork chop) off the bill and comped dessert, but the experience left us wondering if the famed Diner was beginning to slip???"
    Dined on 7/4/2014
  • "Buckhead Diner never disappoints. Menu items are dependable and there's always a new twist on food to try. Management and wait staff know how to make diners feel welcome, making each visit memorable."
    Dined on 7/4/2014
  • "The food was awesome and we had a great overall experience."
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "Sorry to report the food quality is not what it used to be. The fried chicken is not cut traditionally and is dry and over-salted (or over seasoned). Slaw was liked by no one. s & S fish combo (shrimp and sole is overcooked and dry. It's all ok but not pano's quality. Sorry."
    Dined on 7/2/2014
  • "The restaurant needs to do better with seating and waiting............"
    Dined on 6/30/2014
  • "We had to wait almost an hour. When we arrived we were told that the Priority Seating list was delayed about 35 minutes. We do not know how many people had walked in and were placed ahead of us."
    Dined on 6/30/2014
  • "In spite of "priority seating" level we were told our reservation for 7:45 would not be honored due to huge crowd of diners and that we would have at least 45 minutes wait time - NO priority!. We left and will not return. Disgraceful - and NO apology at Buckhead Diner."
    Dined on 6/30/2014
  • "Even with an Open Table Reservation we still had to wait an hour to be seated on a Monday evening."
    Dined on 6/30/2014
  • "I arrived and was told by have valet parking attendant there was no room at the parking lot at the restaurant and I would have to park across the street. The place across the street was closed, so I parked and walked back across to the diner. It was very very crowded. The servers and chefs I believe were overwhelmed as items we received were missing extras and the desert we chose we were told they were out of.Once again there was no rosé wine on the wine list. My friend and I had to tell the server we were not in a big hurry. When we finally got our coffee the double espresso was very thin without much flavor.My friend did get valet parked as she arrived about 20 minutes after I did"
    Dined on 6/30/2014
  • "Priority seating was a joke. Had a 715 time-finally seated @ 805"
    Dined on 6/29/2014
  • "Priority Seating is NOT the same as a "reservation." We booked 7:15pm on a Sunday night and finally got seated at 8pm. Not "priority" in any stretch of the imagination. Overall upscale trendy "Diner". Food is decent although pricey. Portions are generous. Restaurant needs to get a handle on the wait times. Too many unhappy campers trying to find a spot to sit and wait."
    Dined on 6/29/2014
  • "Blue Cheese Chips are not as good as they used to be. The veggies sandwich is delicious but very messy. Needs to be a pressed sandwich with smaller cut up pieces of vegetables so the large portabello and red pepper are not sliding out at every bite. The beef sandwich was phenomenal."
    Dined on 6/29/2014
  • "My wife and I went here for June's Buckhead Life "Dine Around" restaurant. We arrived a few minutes before our "priority seating" time and were quickly seated. We were immediately greeted by our server who took our drink orders. Our server was a little spacey, but she checked on us regularly. Her assistant kept our water glasses full and they cleared off extra plates quickly. We had the beet salad as an appetizer which was excellent; lots of beets and goat cheese with only a small bed of lettuce. For entrees, my wife had a fantastic fried chicken and I had a wonderful veal and mushroom meatloaf. As good as those were, the Strawberry Shortcake Sundae was the best thing we tried. We will return...but next month, we are off to Chops!"
    Dined on 6/29/2014
  • "Having not dined at Buckhead Diner in a year or so, I was excited to receive my summer dine around card, featuring Buckhead Diner. Though we had priority seating for 8:30, we still were not seated for about 20 min. In the meantime, I had a lemondrop cocktail, having been told they had the best. What a disappointment! It was nothing more than sugar water with a trace of lemon. The Maytag blue cheese chips we ordered are a classic and reliable great appetizer. Mac and cheese tots-not so much. The entrees were good, not great, and the service was abrubt and hasty. Several of the servers also wore stained jackets, giving an air of uncleanliness to the experience. All my previous dining experiences have been good, so I hope this was an anomoly."
    Dined on 6/27/2014