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King + Duke

4.7
1890 reviews
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$31 to $50
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American
Perfect For:
  • Good for a Date
  • Good for Birthdays
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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 1890 People Are Saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
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4.7
service
4.7
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4.3
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94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined 4 days ago

We celebrated our anniversary at King+Duke, and had a very enjoyable evening. Complimentary champagne to start, a very personable and knowledgeable server (Catina), an interesting and informative conversation with the wine steward, and outstanding food. At the end of the evening, we were presented with a Happy Anniversary card with personalized best wishes from seven of the team members - a very warm and memorable touch.

We'll definitely return, and look forward to enjoying the patio dining when the weather is a bit warmer.

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5.0Dined 4 days ago

This was an early business dinner with out-of-town guests. Some arrived late but the staff was very smooth in making sure there was no problem with the reservation. K&D's popovers and small plates were a big hit with the table and the cocktails were also popular. Everyone raved about their entrees. My chicken was perfectly cooked and seasoned and the spicy greens were a nice complement. It was after-work cocktail hour for the nearby office workers and the music at the bar was a little loud, but it really did not affect our ability to have a conversation. This remains one of my favorite go-to spots in Buckhead. Highly recommended.

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

Despite open table reservation for 4, the restaurant only had the reservation for 2. Luckily they were not busy and able to accommodate us. The waiter was very attentive and kept our water filled, had excellent explanation of the restaurant and suggestions for dinner, and surprised us with a birthday cake with a candle! The birthday guest also got a specially printed menu saying happy birthday. The food was not fancy but simple and tasty as they aspire to.

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

Super fun - and good for families

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1.0Dined 6 days ago

First the service was awful.... my husband did not get his food until us others were almost done. The server forgot to put his order in. Then my food was awful... the apps were awful... no flavor. The food was priced way to highly for what we got...the table was constantly wobbling, every time someone touched it or leaned on it and they couldn’t get it fixed for us.... just a horrible experience and will never return!!!

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4.0Dined 6 days ago

We were going to a show at the Buckhead Theater, and needed to find somewhere to eat beforehand. Might be the closest place to eat if you're going to BT.

The menu had a wide variety of choices. Meaning, not a lot of choices for a particular type of meat, but there was a prime rib, a duck, a vegetarian lasagna, a burger, you get the picture.

We ate outside, as it was a beautiful night. The server was attentive but not hovering. $140 for the meal and a few drinks. A little on the pricy side, but we were in Buckhead.

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2.0Dined 6 days ago

Food was way too salty, slow service but great ambiance. Great for cocktails.

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2.0Dined 7 days ago

Service was absolutely horrific. It took >30 minutes for drinks to arrive...we even finished our appetizer before the wine arrived.

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4.0Dined 7 days ago

I brought my mom for her birthday before a show at Buckhead Theater. We had plenty of time, but service was off to a very slow start and we got frustrated. This wasn’t what I had hoped for my mom’s birthday. The servers were very apologetic and more than made it up to us with one of their delicious shrimp starters and champagne to close the meal. The rest of our meal was delicious as well. We had the duck and lasagna.

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5.0Dined on April 12, 2018

Birthday - great patio experience

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3.0Dined on April 11, 2018

The food here is consistently excellent, but the place is usually a zoo! We had a reservation (obviously!), but the hostess seemed super stressed and told us to wait. Our server (Kelly) made up for it by bringing us an extra appetizer, even though she was REEEALLY running her tail off (she had tables upstairs, downstairs, AND outside!) Mgmt must be out of touch! That sort of assignment is so unfair to servers! Again, the food is always good, but this is NOT a place to take clients or impress a date!

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5.0Dined on April 11, 2018

Fantastic meal, excellent service. Will definitely revisit

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4.0Dined on April 8, 2018

I came here for Sunday brunch with an old friend. When we arrived, we were seated quickly. The server was incredibly attentive and took our drink and food orders quickly. We had the vanilla glazed doughnuts to start and they were perfectly warm and delicious. I ordered the quiche and my friend ordered the burger. The quiche had a yummy flaky crust, and had just the right texture. The burger was thick and juicy, and my friend loved it. Our server, Ryan, checked on us throughout our dining experience, and was very engaging. I thoroughly enjoyed the food, drinks, service, and ambiance.

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5.0Dined on April 8, 2018

I really enjoyed meeting the staff, they made us feel very welcomed. I will definitely have to try the other Food Fry restaurants next time I’m in town. Our waitress Brittany was very sweet and knowledgeable of the menu and the restaurants stories. She was great with giving us recommendations on what to try. Thanks King + Duke, for making it a great experience for us.

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4.0Dined on April 7, 2018

The manager, Ryan, felt as though our food was late coming out and offered to refresh my drink. He had spoken and checked on us earlier and was very attentive to all the patrons. The service was fantastic, even the runners were friendly, knowledgeable and efficient! My duck was excellent and the artichokes were phenomenal! I will definitely return to King + Duke!

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4.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Great Service and very friendly! A friend recommended us the place and we can’t agree more!

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Food is great and the service is exceptional. We had an amazing dining experience.

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4.0Dined on April 6, 2018

My first time and it was everything I hoped! I had been dying to try this spot and told my BF this was where we were going for our anniversary. They were so nice. Nicole our server was so friendly, not overly attentive and seemed to always show up at the perfect moment when we were in need. We had the swordfish and trout - both of which were exceptional. The layout, lighting and music gave the perfect ambiance. The aperitifs were outstanding and then they brought flutes for us to cheers to our special day. Thank you K&D!

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5.0Dined on April 6, 2018

This restaurant is one of our favorites! Always a great experience.

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3.0Dined on April 5, 2018

I went into King and Duke with high expectations but the meal didn’t meet those. While the food was prepared well the food lacked excitement. The appetizers and desert were much better than the main course.

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5.0Dined on April 4, 2018

The food was amazing and the service was great. We went for our anniversary and had a wonderful time. We will certainly go back again.

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5.0Dined on April 3, 2018

Love everything about this place. Especially the popovers.

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

We did the chef's blind tasting and had a great time watching the chefs work their magic over the fire. Service was fantastic and this was a great way to try what inspires the chefs at that moment. Food, cocktail, and wine were excellent. Highly recommend!

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4.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Waiter was pleasant, but always seem to be in a hurry. Presentation of food was good. Brunch potatoes were overcooked as some were hard and dried out. The same happened with the chicken fried chicken. The piece (small) was dried out, and hard. They did replace it right away. It should never have been plated, let alone served; and covering it with gravy did not help. The restaurant was not overly busy, so more attention could have been given to the food. Music was so loud that conversation was a bit difficult. Sitting near the kitchen can be warm, so do not over dress.

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

My friend and I enjoyed Sunday brunch here and it was wonderful! We had the cinnamon rolls for the table and then each chose the friend chicken with biscuit, eggs and gravy. The chicken was amazing, a great flavor. Food was great and the outdoor patio was perfect for the nice weather!

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Amazing service and food!

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Easter brunch

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4.0Dined on April 1, 2018

My wife and teenage son went for Easter lunch and it was very nice. We sat out on the patio and the weather was perfect. Only on crying child, which is incredible on Easter. The side of biscuits and potatoes (crunchy like potato skins) were delicious. Quiche and duck hash were incredible. My steak and eggs was ehhh. Steak was very thin and easy to over cook, which is what happened. I won’t make that mistake again. I like K+D and definitely go back.

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Love king duke’s brunch. So fresh, so delish! Love their blueberry muffins, hush puppies, fried chicken and their scrambled eggs are amazing. So light and velvety. You can absolutely tell their food is farm fresh. The French toast is my children’s favorite. It is amazing!

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5.0Dined on March 31, 2018

Three friends and I have a weekly supper club. We try restaurants that none of us have ever been to. We were greeted with warm service and despite being late to our reservation after our Uber couldn’t find us, we were seated directly in front of where the food is expedited from the open grill kitchen. The low lighting and intimate seating allowed for a stellar mood setting. Not only was our server highly attentive, the chef of the restaurant came and checked on us hisself, wanting to make sure we were enjoying his delicious creations.

Might I recommend the wagyu beef tartare, hearth roasted duck, grilled asparagus, and do not miss the sticky toffee pudding. We tried lots more but those were my favorites. Definitely worth the trip to buckhead. We will be back in the not so distant future.

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5.0Dined on March 29, 2018

We thoroughly enjoyed our meal and the overall experience. Service was timely. Our cocktails were great, as well! We’ll be back!

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5.0Dined on March 28, 2018

Group of work friends that like to eat fine food, enjoy fine libations, in a nice atmosphere. I immediately loved the decor, space, ambiance and decor. The staff was friendly and helpful. True professionals. The wine and beer offerings were on point. All apps and main meals were well-portioned and great tasting. I love this place and will be back when I visit ATL again.

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3.0Dined on March 25, 2018

First time at King & Duke- using a gift card for Sunday brunch.
Setting: air temperature was very cold, seating in front of first level was frayed (worn out looking). Tables were too close together.

Service: excellent from the onset to the end.
Food: cinnamon rolls were dry (saved by the delicious frosting). Potato side dish had burned portions that were not edible. Buttermilk biscuits were large, but not flavorful. Fried chicken breast was perfectly cooked, mushroom omelet was delicious.

Would not travel to Buckhead to visit this restaurant again.

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5.0Dined on March 25, 2018

Best Brunch in Atlanta! The biscuits and cinnamon roll are to die for. We had the rabbit hash and it was sooo good!! Service and coffee is exceptional!

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5.0Dined on March 25, 2018

We thoroughly enjoyed dining on the patio. Excellent well-prepared and creative dishes. Special shoutout to the sommelier who refused to serve us the first bottle he uncorked. After smelling it, he felt it had spoiled. He quickly grabbed a 2d bottle, uncorked and served us.

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3.0Dined on March 25, 2018

Kitchen was off, been there before and it was great. Slow service and average food.

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4.0Dined on March 24, 2018

Our server was great, but it took FOREVER to get our food. The manager took two of our apps off the bill for the long wait. Very nice.

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3.0Dined on March 24, 2018

Update - A manager called me this morning to apologize for our poor experience, and invited us back in. While we are unable to go back anytime soon due to work travel, I did appreciate the phone call and apology.

The bone marrow appetizer had only one small piece of marrow in the entire bone. There were 4 of us at the table, only one person got a taste. Our waiter was absent for large periods of time, so we didn’t order entrees until one hour into our visit. We sat there with empty appetizers plates for 30 minutes before anyone noticed. One of our guests has celiac disease & cannot eat gluten. This was explained to our waiter when we arrived. While our guest only ordered gluten-free items, the waiter repeatedly suggested dishes to this guest that contained gluten, most specifically raving about the sticky toffee pudding for dessert that our guest could not eat. We were also seated at a table wedged between an ordering stand and the door to the outdoor bar, while it was 45 degrees and windy outside. We had to wear our coats for the entire 2+ hour visit. To his credit, our waiter did try to place a chair in front of the door to discourage people from using it, so we wouldn’t be blasted with cold air continuously, but other employees would come behind him & take the chair away. When our entrees did finally arrive, they were very good, which is why I give this 3 stars. Delicious food, but the experience was vastly different than the many times we’ve dined here before.

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5.0Dined on March 24, 2018

It was wonderful, as always! We love to come here for any occasion. Superb food and service!

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5.0Dined on March 23, 2018

Unique and creative food from the rolls to octopus to main entrees - great food and ambiance!

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