Atkins Park Restaurant & Bar

4.4
121 reviews
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It is with great pride that we share our name with the origional community developed in 1910. In fact, one of the first homes erected that year is presently the second story of Atkins Park. It was in 1922 that the origional home was elevated and Atkins Park Deli built underneath. Atkins Park enjoys a colorful history as an integral part of the neighborhood and is presently the oldest continually licensed tavern in Atlanta. Atkins Park is committed to the growth of the Virginia Highland neighborhood while still striving to preserve and strengthen its warm neighborhood feel.
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FF
Atlanta
31 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always love coming to Atkins. Used to hang out there in my 20’s and 30’s...now for the occasional brunch or what not . Still has that great vibe! Friendly staff as always. Righteous Bloody Mary!

DM
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service. We had a gluten-free diner in our party and the staff was very helpful in presenting options. They also went out of their way to make sure she was comfortable. I had delicious fried chicken strips on my salad of field greens. The dressing was slightly sweet and the chicken had a bit of spice that set off the sweetness nicely. Our waiter was knowledgeable about the food and the beer options and was very friendly. We are visitors to Atlanta and enjoyed the restaurant and the ambience.

BN
Minneapolis
13 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 3

Don't eat dinner here. Food quality was very poor. Salad greens served were clearly too old and dressing was tasteless. Trout tasted like it'd been in the freezer too long. Veggie plate was way overpriced and poor quality. Tomatoes seemed right out of a can and succatash was just some beans with herbs thrown on top. Okra was good however- and the grilled asparagus too...but only a few skinny spears. Salmon on sandwich was way undercooked though was requested well done.
Good aspect: Server was very pleasant.

JD
Baltimore
101 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Sweet server. Enjoyed our time.

B
Atlanta
14 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 1

The restaurant side was deserted and the service was just so so. My burger was overcooked and the sweet potato fries limp and soggy. There is an unappealing smell of stale beer and food.

LG
Atlanta
14 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great Father’s Day dinner experience. Food was great and we had our 3 year old granddaughter with us. The kids menu was inside the cover of a Where’s Waldo book. Our server was attentive and helpful. All good!

OT
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always amazing!

DS
Atlanta
6 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great meal with great service. Will definitely go back.

D
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 1food 4service 1ambience 2

Mother’s Day. We waited an hour and twenty minutes for our food. Once it arrived one of the meals was incorrect so, our wait to eat was even longer.

The server did his best to appease us but he was in the weeds so, his attentiveness was poor. Slow greet, slow to get drinks, and really slow to let us know our meals were going to be an issue.

The manager barely stopped long enough “apologize” and tell us there was a buyout and the kitchen was backed up. I would advise not taking reservations when you have a buyout!

I can forgive the server as he has no control over the kitchen. The manager handled things poorly and the experience was not good.

t
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely delightful Mother's Day Lunch. Very reasonably priced. OutSTANDING service by Annie. Food is incredible but the attentive service makes it even better.

JL
Atlanta
7 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent brunch or dinner, the menu is always rotating, fresh and in-season. The service is friendly, the feel is "all about the neighborhood". Highly recommend whether it's your first or fiftieth visit.

WH
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was Mother’s Day brunch and super busy but our server was excellent and the food was delicious.

k
Montreal
10 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love this neighborhood place that we can walk too! They always change the menu by the season. Great variety on the dinner menu and always the old standby’s on the bar side. 3 out of 6 us us were doing Keto and loved the great options for us to choose from.

OT
1 review
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Easter Sunday

AS
1 review
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was just excellent! My kid's enjoyed brunch and loved the old timey feel of the building. We got our food pretty fast and it looked and tasted Amazing.

M
Atlanta
6 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 3

The service was among the worst I have ever encountered. The attitude of the staff was somewhere between unconcern and rudeness.

M
Memphis
2 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Went here based on reviews of great food and in our experiencethe food was really good, especially for the price point. Would absolutely recommend for a casual meal.

SM
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 3

I used to live in the VA-Highlands area and had good memories of Atkins Park and wanted to return for a meal. First off, the food was very good, it was just the matter of getting the food that was an issue. When 25 minute passed after ordering and everyone who arrived after us was eating, we had to flag down a waiter to check on our meal. They seemed to be very limited on waitstaff. Later, when ordering dessert to go, it took another 30 minutes to get that as well. A very gracious manager comped us some coupons for the inconvenience. But the real insult was later that evening when we went to eat dessert and found raw apple pie in the go-box. Yes, uncooked dough and apples. Really?! Won’t be coming back.

OT
Detroit
5 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great meal with wonderful combination of ingredients. Good beer list too!

OT
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Great menu! Everything we ordered was incredible! The smoked wings were amazing!

OT
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

The food was very good and creative brunch options. Coffee was decent as well. Service was alright. Definitely want to try more items on the brunch menu and would go back for dinner. I recommend the chicken and pancake sandwich

C
Atlanta
22 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 2

Got seated right away. Waitress waited on us quickly at first, then had to hunt her down for everything. Took food 45 minutes to come out. Brisket was gristly and gross. Never came to refill water. Long wait for check. Would never go again.

DB
Mississippi
15 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 2

The food was good, but the noise level (and groups of drunk patrons) are a bit too much to handle. I will probably never go back here.

SE
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Enjoyed our meal and the ambiance at Atkins Park on a recent rainy Saturday night in Georgia. It was our first time to dine there and our server was very helpful in offering meal suggestions. Our burger, sweet potato fries and nachos were delicious and the portions were gracious. Parking was tough to find since the restaurant is in Virginia Highland.

SL
1 review
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We made our reservations through Open Table. When we arrived at Atkins Park we were told that “they didn’t have us on the list.” I showed the hostess my confirmation email and she still responded “you’re not on the list.” We were seated but not pleasantly. Not sure where the communication breakdown happened.

OT
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Family Tradition! Exactly what we wanted!

KK
E. Tennessee
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Birthday brunch for my husband was so lovely!

JD
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 2ambience 4

The servers are all going and in training it seems, which is fine but requires a bit of patience. They were not prompt and a couple of times needed reminding of items but it’s fine because our server was friendly.
The food is as good!
However she got really confused when it came time to pay. In the end it was all sorted but it took half an hour.
We had just received our credit cards back, and whom I assume was the manager approached us and asked us if we would be staying for dinner, and if not, we needed to vacate our table (?!!?).
Very disappointing way to end our brunch, especially since we were patient with the extremely slow service.

ON
Atlanta
15 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Pleasantly surprised by the short ribs and eggs for brunch. Very good. Surprised in part because I usually order something other than beef. They did a very good job on it. Special praise for these guys working on New Year’s Day. (That would have been a tough call for a lot of us.)

KM
Atlanta
9 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 2ambience 4

We tried this lovely place for the first time on New Years Eve. When we first arrived it was almost empty, but as the evening wore on it filled up fast! There were families there with small children and they have a great place for children to play before and after dinner. It was great to see children playing with toys, each other and not on iPads and iPhones!
I had their Fried Chicken, Mashed Potato's, Cream Gravy and Macaroni and Cheese. My husband had their special of Halibut. We also had the Hot Pimento Cheese dip. Everything was delicious except the Macaroni and Cheese. It was very bland in my opinion. In fact when I ordered dinner I had asked for the Macaroni and Cheese to be left off and be given the Green Beans instead. Oh Well! Did I mention that we had the most wonderful Apple Cobbler for Dessert? Normally we don't have dessert, but it was New Years Eve!
I gave 2 stars for service because the service was so SLOW! We were there 2 hours for dinner! I guess because it was a special night it was fine, otherwise it would have been a long time for dinner for us.
Will we go back? Sure! If we are in the area absolutely for that Fried Chicken!! Crust was to die for!
Just hope the service isn't so slow next time!

BH
Atlanta
6 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A great local restaurant with really good food and a nice atmosphere.

LF
Atlanta
5 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We live in the neighborhood, and Atkins is our go-to restaurant whether for lunch with the family, brunch with friends or dinner with guests. The menu has something for everybody, but quality isn't compromised. The atmosphere is inviting and the staff is very accommodating. We highly recommend the Atkins' experience.

JE
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

This is our fourth year for Christmas dinner (2018). Enjoyed the food, the service, and the dining area. I have been to Atkins Park many times over the last 30 years; burgers at lunch, wings and beer after work, dinner in the dining room, company meeting up stairs.

OT
Atlanta
7 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wait staff was awesome. Food was delicious. Everyone in our party was delighted.
Thank you!

RJ
Atlanta
11 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

If you're lucky, Annie will be your server. Brunch menu is awesome - going back!

OT
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Thanksgiving

d
Western NC
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Throughly enjoyed Thanksgiving dinner...from the time we arrived until receiving our prepared meal. Service was the best. My favorite part of the meal was the braised shoulder and roasted Turkey! I would suggest adding the mac n cheese to the menu next year.

LF
Atlanta
5 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 1ambience 5

Service not up to normal par for Atkins Park. Server first forgot to put in appetizer order...which we ordered at same time as our son's meal. He brought out his meal with ours. My husband cheeseburger came out with no cheese, then when sent back got brought out with wrong cheese. Never got checked on throughout entire meal...and restaurant only had 3 tables sat. Usually we have much better service.

ET
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

We were there on a Wednesday, good table in the window and quiet.

OT
Tampa
4 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

The food was solid with great portions for the price. Barely saw a server my entire time though

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