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
401 reviews since May 18, 2014
Overall Rating4.1
  • Food4.1
    Service4.2
  • Ambiance3.9
    Noise LevelModerate
86% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (161)great for lunch (153)fit for foodies (151)special occasion (119)great for brunch (105)good for groups (85)kid-friendly (73)hot spot (65)late-night find (47)notable wine list (23)romantic (22)vibrant bar scene (21)scenic view (6)great for outdoor dining (2)Show More
  • 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
  • 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
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • skinny
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    Great food, good prices for quantity of food, good service.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • 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
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    • 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
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    • 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
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    • 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
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    • 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.
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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
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    • 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
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    • 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
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    • 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.
  • Sheshe
    Dined on 9/1/2014
    I have eaten there many times but we planned to have brunch and they did not offer brunch. On the computer they offered a brunch menu found out it is only available on Sunday so my guests were dissappointed. We did have the great blue cheese chips but the rests of the food was not up to par that day.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great service, ok food
    foodlovin2
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    We love the Buckhead life restaurants and we're surprised that Buckhead diners food was not at the level of the other restaurants. The mac n cheese tots were not cheese enough so it was more like eating fried macaroni. The Lima beans we were up charged for were bland and tasteless. The strawberry shortcake was good, the fish was Asian style and we'll prepared but too salty. Hoping it was just an off night for them.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Awesome!
    YummyVIP
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    Loved the food and the ambiance! Our waiter was exceptional and the food was definitely above our expectations. Our only complaint was that we wanted one of everything on the menu! We will definitely be back
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, hot spot, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Love
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Anytime I travel to Atlanta I always make reservations to eat at the Buckhead diner. And love is not a strong enough word for the white chocolate banana cream pie.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Worth the try.
    AshleyGHVIP
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    It was worth trying, food was not terrible but not overly impressed. I will say the dessert was the best choice. Great after late night drinking.
    Special Features:
    late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2004VIP
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    Food was good, service was fine, although the menu seems to be getting tired and perhaps needs a bit of a revamp as the choices are limited and predictable.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Buckhead Diner
    RollTideRoll
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    Food is always very good. We had our 3yr old with us and they treated her well from reception to departure. We also needed a cab and they called ahead and allowed us to remain seated at our table until it arrived. Thanks!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • One of the Best
    fsi4122
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    Great shrimp tacos to start. Enough variety to satisfy any level of hunger. This and more, having the very pleasant and capable server, Jennifer, was the finishing touch. We have this same positive experience at every visit. Very fond of Buckhead Diner!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 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
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not what it used to be
    Moderndayanachronism
    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
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    • 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
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Mediocre experience
    BBanks
    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.
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    • 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
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    • 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
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    • 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
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Birthday lunch
    Foodie
    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
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    • 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!
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    • 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
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    • 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
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    • 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
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    • 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.