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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
  • "We were hoping to enjoy small celebration dinner of our recent engagement and chose Buckhead Diner because we had heard good things and reservations were available on Open Table. We didn't realize that we would still have to wait more than 30 minutes (priority seating is NOT a reservation, just a priority over walk-ins). The hostess seems stressed and annoyed (not mean, just not attentive); we sat at a table near the bar which was fairly loud and there was a faint smell of dirty dishwater. The food was good, but one of the reasons we chose the restaurant from open Table was the crem brulee chocolate chunk dessert...which is no longer on the menu :( Our overall experience was very underwhelming (not horrible, just blah)."
    Dined on 7/30/2014
  • "Had not been to Buckhead Diner in a few years - it has lost NONE of it's panache or great food reputation. Varied menu - food for every type eater in your group. Plan to spend a little more than a true "diner", but worth the $$."
    Dined on 7/30/2014
  • "Everything we had was delicious, but the chocolate s'more dessert was to die for!!!!!"
    Dined on 7/30/2014
  • "chose buckhead diner due to BLG dine around program...had not been there in quite a while...food was very good, service fine, and the banana cream pie was still awesome.... great for a 'casual' meal....."
    Dined on 7/30/2014
  • "Buckhead Diner is a gem in Atlanta. It has the feel of a 60s Diner coupled with a modern menu that is always evolving. My meal was great I got fish sandwich of the day and they were serving it with soft-shell crab. Overall I would say this is a great place to have a unique dining experience."
    Dined on 7/29/2014
  • "The pork chop was incredible. I've eaten here many many times and never tried the pork. Will be ordering it next time fo sure."
    Dined on 7/29/2014
  • "Great food and great staff! Thanks for helping us celebrate the birth of our first grand baby. The banana cream pie was awesome!"
    Dined on 7/29/2014
  • "As always the food and service was great! We enjoyed it and will go back and send friends!"
    Dined on 7/27/2014
  • "I ordered the kale salad with grilled chicken, which was an entire chicken breast. It was delicious! The salad was perfect and way more than I could eat. My dining companion ordered the vegetable plate with lots of veggie choices (7?, 6?). Unfortunately, they were all soaked in butter. He was pretty disappointed, since he ordered vegetables as a healthy option and all the butter negated that. I've been to Buckhead Diner many times and this was the first time that anyone in my party had anything less than stellar. It won't stop me from coming back - not even close; however, I probably won't order the vegetable plate."
    Dined on 7/27/2014
  • "Food was delivered timely and was well prepared. manager came to table."
    Dined on 7/27/2014
  • "This diner is a very lovely spot. We visited for the first time for Sunday brunch. The service is exceptional. We tried omlets, eggs Benedict and fried eggs. All our food was delicious, hot, with a good presentation. Only complaints were that we asked for a different side with 2 of our meals and were offered fruit. When the bill came, we had been charged $10 for the new side. This change in price was not explained at the time of the order. Prices were rather high. We would probably visit again."
    Dined on 7/27/2014
  • "I normally go to this restaurant for their "bread" -- I love it. My server was not good at all. She want tentative and we had to ask other waitress/waiters for assistance. I wasn't happy about that at all. I felt like she didn't want to wait on us."
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "Server said they were cooking cheese chips. Smelled awful. Service was very good. The children enjoyed it. So so menu."
    Dined on 7/24/2014
  • "This is a good place to eat if you are in the neighborhood and looking for comfort food. It's not special enough to go out of your way to find but serves up a decent meal with quality service when you're there."
    Dined on 7/23/2014
  • "We went on a Wednesday evening, not a crowded as a weekend. Love the little muffins they give you, delish! I had the Chili spiced Mahi-Mahi with avocado grits, awesome! My friend had the Pan seared Salmon, and she loved it also. Another in my party tried the grilled ham & cheese sandwich, will try this next time, if I can keep from ordering the Mahi-Mahi. The last person ordered the burger, was not impressed. Overall, the food was delish, will definitely be returning."
    Dined on 7/23/2014
  • "Another great experience at Buckhead Diner - our first time for for lunch at this restaurant . Food and Service was top-notch and the priority seating was exceptional."
    Dined on 7/23/2014
  • "If you consider Buckhead Diner a restaurant you save for special occasions, it's time to go now! They have added some wonderful dishes to the menu and I now have some new favorites...always great food and great service."
    Dined on 7/23/2014
  • "An old-fashioned upscale diner experience with both glamour, consistently well-prepared food and outstanding service. Reservations not accepted but you can call ahead for priority seating. Go early in the evening, early in the week and you can breeze right in."
    Dined on 7/22/2014
  • " we went for my daughter's 12th birthday and it was amazing! the food was great and the services was spectacular! we will definitely go back soon!"
    Dined on 7/22/2014
  • "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
  • "We live about 25 miles from the Buckhead and rarely travel into town for dinner. When we do, the Buckhead Diner is a favorite. We like the ambiance, great service and attention to detail. We love to brunch there with out of town guests as we did on this visit."
    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