Buckhead Diner - PRIORITY SEATING

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4729 reviews
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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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IS
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Loved the atmosphere—it was definitely a cool place!

The food was okay. I would recommend it to anyone looking for a neat place to eat.

DW
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 4

Our dinner was good but not memorable. They tried to seat us right behind the hostess station as you first walk in when there were plenty of other tables available. The staff was too eager to clear our table. One grabbed our wine glass as he scooted by (which still had wine in it!). Another grabbed the bread basket before we were done. The crab omelet was not a traditional omelet but cooked eggs folded over with crabmeat stuffed in between. I would not get that again. The grits were delicious and the best part of the meal. The banana/white chocolate pie was huge and we took half home. This was our first time at the diner and we might try lunch and see how it goes but will probably pass on dinner again.

MA
Key West
20 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wheaton was an excellent waiter

D
Atlanta
14 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

I eat at the Buckhead group restaurants quite often, they seem to struggle getting the steaks cooked properly. Maybe I should stop ordering them! They do try to make it right but it does put a damper on the mood of our dining experience. Also the menus were dirty, nasty!

KM
Atlanta
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best experience I have ever had at Buckhead Diner. The server, Hendrix, was perfection. W

MC
Atlanta
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 3food 4service 5ambience 3

The food was good and the service was excellent. The gnats flying around was disconcerting.

DI
Miami
200 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

It is the best gourmet diner in the 50 states . Top notch food ,great diner atmosphere , priced affordably for family dining . You can even bring a date there and she will be impressed.

B
Atlanta
10 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I had dinner at the Buckhead Diner with my daughter recently. It was as good as ever.

l
Phoenix
112 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had another great visit to the Buckhead Diner. The food and the service were great as always. My husband had a burger and fries, while I had the grilled cheese and tomato soup for our entrees. I love the way that they make the grilled cheese, it is really different and so good. For dessert my husband had the chocolate cake and I had the Sticky Toffee Pudding, both were amazing.

j
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

The restaurant isn’t what it used to be. Had a really odd smell too.

JL
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent as always! Great variety on the menu and excellent service. Dine with just appetizers or a meal or both. The food is delicious.

p
Atlanta
21 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Always a good experience. I love the dinner comfort food options with a Buckhead Dinner flair. The gumbo was fantastic and the filet was cooked perfectly. Awesome.

CM
Atlanta
8 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our waiter, Hendricks, was great. Large portions. Good food. Nothing fancy, but tasty! Only complaint is that they make you valet park when my car was just steps away from the door. Overall, good experience.

EP
Atlanta
5 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent as usual, great food service and ambiance!

CB
Atlanta
45 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a very good dinner and our server, Brain, was excellent. Three had the salmon BLT and one had the vegetable plate. The potato chips and milk shake were especially delicious.

IB
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall 1food 4service 4ambience 4

We have been using our summer Buckhead Life cards for years and have enjoyed our experience. We have been to all the Buckhead Life restaurants and have our favorites. We made a reservation for 645pm on Open Table, arrived at 640pm and checked in. There was no indication on open table that this was a priority seating reservation. We waited almost 45 minutes for a table. We were repeatedly told the company line; "we are sorry for the delay, we understand your frustration, la dee da dee da!
This wait was unacceptable. I would rather know that I am signing up for priority seating rather than a reservation beforehand so I can make an informed decision. I would not have come to dinner if I had known what I was getting into.

D
Atlanta
35 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

The food was good. The bar looked way better this time than it did last year. The service was great.

JM
Atlanta
49 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Buckhead Diner was fabulous!! We were seated right away with no wait. Esence was our server. She was really personable and went over the menu. I had the scallops and butternut squash risotto which was outstanding. My husband had the Fried Chicken and Mac & Cheese which he just raved about. We really enjoyed our entire meal from food to wonderful service. We look forward to dining again soon!!

S
Atlanta
38 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 4

Just not the same old BHD. We were seated promptly and then waited 15 minutes before seeing our waitress. Ordered our beverages and then waited another 10 minutes for iced teas. Had to ask for brunch mini-muffins and for refills on our drinks. Not sure what’s changed but clearly something’s different.

TM
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a family dinner for 8 that grew to an unexpected 9. The restaurant was very accommodating, the service was excellent and the food was delicious. I highly recommend Buckhead Diner!

SR
Atlanta
7 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

The service was good but the food was expensive and somewhat disappointing. The crab cakes were delicious as usual but the price is expensive-$30 for 2 crab cakes, mashed potatoes and just ok green beans. This dish use to be served with mashed potatoes and asparagus. The meat loaf was disappointing. The taste was bland and served with mash potatoes and green beans. Not so excited about returning.

OT
Atlanta
26 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Their veal mushroom meatloaf is outstanding as well as their shrimp/chicken gumbo soup! And don’t miss the shrimp egg rolls. This restaurant continues to be the best”Diner” ever invented!

DP
Raleigh
39 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

This was so much fun. Not the diners we grew up with. A mile above. Great food and service. Would definitely go back.

JH
Atlanta
13 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a treat to eat at the diner

OT
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

My food was good but I was swatting away 4/5 fruit flies throughout my meal. I also had a very long hair in my salad.

B
Atlanta
16 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This place is consistently great food and service. With that said, be prepared that this is not a "reservation" in the traditional sense. You may have to wait during busy hours even if you use Open Table.

m
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Well - we didn't really get priority seating... had a significant wait. BUT management made up for that by taking extra great care of those of us who got caught in the crunch. Complimentary beverages, apps, and extra attention were offered to offset an unexpected rush hour or two. There were some mis-steps in the service, but somehow they all ended up working out for the best. And the food, as always, was delish! It was great that what could have been a nightmare actually ended up to be a very pleasant dinner!

M
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

I enjoy and appreciate Open Table. I have always had a good experience using it.
I was disappointed in Buckhead Diner. I believe it is a little overpriced. I am not a real fish lover,
so the menu was not so appealing at lunch time. I have lived in Atlanta my entire life and Buckhead Diner has always been a favorite of mine. This time not so much.

OT
1 review
Dined on July 30, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 5

Mentioned to the host we were celebrating two bdays and waiter never acknowledged the bdays.

M
Atlanta
40 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

We really like the ambience, the place, the atmosphere of Buckhead diner. During this last visit it was a little bit cold/high in the air conditioning and also there was a not so good smell in the place we were near the window so we believe we couldn't enjoy the full experience all the time. But it was very good food as always. I believe we can give it another try.

BN
Atlanta
6 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The service and food were excellent. Our waiter Darron took care of us very well. We both got great cocktails, the meatloaf, a glass of wine, and split the award winning banana pie. Fabulous! Only the parking attendant’s service was lacking.

c
Atlanta
41 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Our food was very tasty however I had the steak with Ramen noodles and the steak was a little chewy.

DL
Atlanta
5 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 2

We have been to Buckhead Diner several times over the last few years and one thing we have noticed is an odd smell like dirty water in the dining room. Our server was very friendly and helpful. The food was a bit bland--seasoning could use a review (and I don't like spicy food) We had eaten at Bistro Niko not long ago and felt the value was better there, nice size servings and better choice of offerings

t
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

The wait, even with priority seating was longer than expected but it is a popular restaurant. Our waitress was outstanding- friendly, attentive, helpful - and the Ford was also outstanding - veggie platter, hanger steak and the veal meatloaf, yum! - except for the filet my daughter ordered. It was WAY over cooked. Unfortunately we didn’t know until the end of the meal when she didn’t finish it. The waitress was very gracious and gave us a couple of free deserts (which were also fantastic). Great dinner spot - just expand a wait and don’t order the filet!

B
Atlanta
42 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Long wait for main meal restaurant extremely busy managers were very helpful

LA
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food & service! Great place for dates and special occasions! Everyone is so nice and very professional! Great menu!

f
Atlanta
15 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always, Buckhead Diner is pleasure to dine at. Great menu, excellent food preparation, polished service. Many great restaurants lose there edge over time. Not Buckhead Diner. It retains all the goodness I recall when I first dined there when it opened.

SL
Atlanta
6 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

They could not bring hot cup of coffee. The breakfast dishes were very mediocre.

N
Cincinnati
2 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Mike was so much fun! He really is a big reason we come back! Loved his gift of deviled eggs to the table too! We will be back soon and we will order the deviled eggs!!! Our compliments to the chef... crab cakes were over the top... and the service wonderful. It’s become my favorite place to bring out of Townes.

B
Atlanta
28 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

great food and service. paying $2 to park at lunch when no one is there is a little too much

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