King + Duke

4.7
2088 reviews
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$31 to $50
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American
Top Tags:
  • Good for a Date
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Special Occasion
At King and Duke, we showcase locally sourced ingredients through simple, yet focused hearth cooking. Our goal is not to manipulate food, but to accentuate the natural flavors of our products through slower methods of cooking and the smoke of the wood fire. Through this primitive technique, constantly moving and manipulating the live fire, we invest exacting attention to the preparation of each and every dish.

Our managing partner, Ford Fry, named the restaurant after two characters in Huckleberry Finn, “The King” and “The Duke," a pair of grifters who ‘put on airs’ and pretended to be royalty, when in fact they were a couple of hillbillies who lived in the woods. With our slightly mischievous ways ☺, a huge focus on quality, yet a primitive cooking style and down-to earth atmosphere, Chef Fry felt like it was the perfect name for our newest restaurant.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
American
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Hours of operation

Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 2:30pm
Brunch: Sunday: 11:00am-3:00pm
Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm
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Phone number
(404) 477-3500
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
EJ Hodgkinson
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Peachtree and Buckhead Ave.
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Parking details
Our valets will be happy to park your car. The entrance to the valet drop off is off of Buckhead Avenue in front of the Two Buckhead Plaza garage. We are unable to validate self parking.
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Special events & promotions
Please contact Kaylen Isabella at kisabella@fordfry.com for special event information.
Additional
Bar Dining, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access
What 2088 People Are Saying
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SW
Atlanta
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Rashan, our waiter was so attentive and personable. The food was all delicious and so fresh, and the bread.... can’t even describe to you how amazing it was. It was the best bread anywhere. It was our anniversary and they brought out complementary champagne for my husband and me. Wonderful experience.

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OT
Atlanta
5 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was great

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

The staff is very friendly and accommodating . We had brunch and the food was very good. I will definitely return.

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OT
Atlanta
13 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

It’s a beautiful restaurant. The noise level in the background music is just too loud. The food is consistently good and the bar is one of the best in town. Little less noise

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M
Atlanta
7 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great as always! Never a bad meal here and we have eaten here a number of times.

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OT
Atlanta
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place, great food. The waiter Toki was incredible. She was very helpful with the menu

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NT
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One word: exceptional. This place was fantastic. We will DEFINITELY dinner here again the next time we’re in Atlanta.

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EG
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Nice ambience. I like the lodge feel, especially for business meals. Would recommend to others.

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t
Atlanta
98 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Great burger and fries - but expensive at $21. Also, the air conditioning wasn't working properly in the restaurant and it was hot in there - servers were fanning themselves.

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S
Las Vegas
10 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Brian, our server, was amazing & went above and beyond. Atmosphere & ambiance of restaurant is phenomenal. Food was perfect. Tried many items and each one delicious. Wine great. Will return. Highly recommend.

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OT
Atlanta
21 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a business lunch here and thought the food was amazing, service great and overall experience exceptional. I will definitely be back!

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J
Atlanta
7 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

My wife and I had a date night here. Would I go back? Yes, because I would do things differently. Is this place amazing? No. It is a solid, pricey place with a nice but nothing fancy atmosphere. We sat inside and were put right next to a station located in the middle of the floor where the waiters get water refills for tables. They were clanging away behind me, off and on, for the hour we were there. There were also two small buckets full of dirty dishrags and water directly behind me. Sorry, but when I go to a high end place, I don't want that stuff sitting directly behind me while I eat. It should be in the kitchen or anywhere away from the diners. Also, the tables where we were seated are smashed together, and the waiter tended to the table next to my wife and I very often; therefore, his butt was literally in my face for 30% of my meal. My food was a B overall - I ordered the trout, and it was average (very lemony and salty). I've made better at home. I have heard from friends that other meals are very good. I would go to this restaurant again and give it another shot, but I would ask to sit somewhere else (outside perhaps?), and I would not order the trout.

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OT
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Brunch with my husband- delicious and a beautiful environment. Service is great. Love y’all ;)

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OT
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing service and food! Great dining experience.

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P
Atlanta
16 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Very nice evening. The beef tartare and halibut dish were very good. And the chicken dish was exceptional. We will be back

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JD
Western NC
5 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Very good but very expensive for what you get! They did give us champagne for my husbands birthday!

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k
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great meal. Food was so fresh and locally sourced. Live it that the menu changes seasonally. The atmosphere was relaxed and fun. People were so friendly. Lamont, our waiter gave us outstanding service.

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JM
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a wonderful experience at King + Duke!! Brittany was our server and would an absolute delight! Loved it so much came back the very next night! Must try the hush puppies!!

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OT
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My partner and I came for her birthday. It was every bit the fantastic food in an upscale and sexy environment in Buckhead that I could have wanted!

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BB
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We tried numerous dishes on the menu. What I liked most was that I never had to ask, "what did I just eat?" They let the ingredients be themselves and let the natural flavors come out. Our favorites were the head-on shrimp, wood ear mushrooms, blue lake beans and the duck. All top notch!

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JM
Atlanta
7 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

They ran out of Halibut, which was disappointing! And I wish they had a gluten free dessert other than ice cream!!! They don’t. Otter than that, food is excellent, and so is the service.

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SH
London
79 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a good choice! Staff is friendly and the food is tasty!

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KS
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great Sunday evening dinner with my wife. The atmosphere was great and the food and service were top notch. This was our first visit but we will definitely be back.

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BG
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had an awesome brunch and everyone enjoyed their meals.

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TM
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on August 19, 2018
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 5

I have been to this restaurant 4 times and loved the first 3 experiences. My 18 year old daughter was home for the weekend from college and I thought it would be a special night out. We had an 8:15 reservation and had to wait for 20 minutes for our table. We both felt overlooked and ignored by our server and assume that it is because I was with my daughter and not on a date. We did not order a bottle of wine for obvious reasons but we ordered appetizers, sides, entrees and tried to order desert but it was sold out as well as all of the dinner specials. I will give King and Duke another shot and hope it will restore my faith the service I appreciate at a Ford Fry restaurant.

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JG
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Delicious food. Great ambiance. Best sticky toffee pudding in Atlanta

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w
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a fantastic experience at King and Duke while celebrating my dad’s birthday. The service was outstanding, food was excellent, and we were even given free champagne!! I will definitely be returning.

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J
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was delicious and the service impeccable. We had the peaches and they were divine. We also had shrimp, grouper and the scallops, all were outstanding. Thank you.

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J
Atlanta
12 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was absolutely the best meal we have had in a long time. Seriously, our new favorite! The service was impeccable, the atmosphere was fantastic on the patio, and the food was outstanding!! I would give it 10 stars if I could!!

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SG
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is a perfect place for a business dinner or lunch - the food, service, location, and ambiance were all perfect.

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J
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Great place! Healthy offerings and friendly service

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W
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went to King + Duke for our anniversary and had an amazing experience. Our server, Savannah, was friendly, funny, and very attentive. She was extremely knowledgeable about the menu and gave us great recommendations. Our food came out promptly and was delicious. I loved the bread and duck! Also the tequila cocktail I ordered was one of the best drinks I’ve had at a restaurant. I definitely want to come back!!

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TC
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing brunch

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P
Atlanta
24 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always a great experience. Appetizers were great. Steak Tartare differently different, but the rib caps, peaches, and fritters were excellent. Duck, and chicken we're cooked perfectly, and chocolate candy bar dessert was outstanding

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KM
Nashville
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of our new favorite restaurants! Incredible atmosphere, exceptional food, and friendly service!

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OT
Cincinnati
16 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

King and Duke is our favorite place to eat. Food is always outstanding, service is fabulous, atmosphere is perfect. If the weather allows, I definitely recommend dining outside. The outdoor area is awesome! This evening I had the trout that is currently on the menu. It was superb! Best dessert..... you must get the sticky toffee pudding to share!

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AB
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

best hamburger I have eaten - IN MY LIFE! - what a great meal - and server Andrea was tremendous.... thank you for the complimentary mock tail - we loved the whole experience... glad I live next door!

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GU
1 review
Dined on August 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My wife and I read up the reviews before we chose it at the least moment for a friendly lunch date with another couple. We’d in fact advised another nice place that we knew (and the gentleman - the wife couldn’t make it at last moment for health reasons - was already at our earlier advised venue when we called to suggest a change in of venue to Kings + Dukes after reading the reviews). It proved to be everything it was reviewed to be! Great and innovative quisine, great taste and awesome service. I could stay on the issue of service. It’s great. Go there and ask for guidance from the waiter and see the reaction. You’d love everything about this place. We did.

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DR
Chicago
13 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Local ingredients star in a menu that is interesting and creative while still being hearty and approachable. It has a foodie vibe without a hint of pretense. High end beef dishes are on the pricey side, so if you really want a steak, I'd go to a steakhouse. But if you're looking for more variety and thoughtful menu preparation, this is an excellent choice.

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a
Atlanta
7 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

The service was AMAZING! Our waiter (Kendrick) was so great and made the evening wonderful. For the price of the food I thought you would get a little more. The appetizers were amazing, but the entrees were small and expensive.

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