Bare Bones Steakhouse

4.7
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1050 Reviews
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$31 to $50
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About

Bare Bones is a classic steakhouse. We are located in the Bona Allen building in historic downtown Buford, Ga. You will experience the feel of the old saddlery and harness making shops that once occupied this space. We have a traditional restaurant and bar and also offer a comfortable lounge and additional space. For dinner reservations call 470-266-1890. For event space information for your next special occasion, gathering or business meeting call 470-266-1900.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Steakhouse
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Hours of operation
Tue–Thu 4:00 pm–9:00 pm
Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–10:00 pm
Sun 4:00 pm–8:00 pm
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Phone number
(470) 266-1890
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Cross street
HILL ST.
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Parking details
There is both street parking and a public lot next to the Church next door.
Additional
Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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Atlanta
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Bare Bones is one of our favorites. Took my girlfriends who were visiting and it did not disappoint. Ordered some favorites - onion rings, kale caesar salad, filet and shimp. Bananas foster was amazing. Food was delicious. Service was excellent.

OT
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent EVERYTHING!! From appetizers to desserts & everything in between. Will definitely tell friend!

M
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

This was my second visit. First the prime rib was delicious, this visit I ordered a 10 oz steak and it am sure it was cooked in a microwave. It was salty without any flavor. Only go for the expensive cuts of steak otherwise, it is a waste.

DG
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

We ventured out and tried something different.. wish I would of stuck to the Tuesday prime rib special.. better quality and better value!

WA
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

ABSOLUTELY AMAZING. I have been in the f&b industry for 16 years. I’ve been an executive chef for the last 10 years. I am very critical of places when I eat out. This restaurant was absolutely perfect. Food tasted great, server was amazing, it was crowded and I was at immediately, the manager came over and checked on my as well. Great overall experience at your place. I’ll definitely be back with more people next time.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Wonderful service and excellent food! Can’t wait to go back.

KO
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This place is great!! The food and service is always wonderful our favoriite place to eat out😊

J
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food every time! We love Bare Bones! The booths for four people are very small and not much room. Ask for a bigger booth or table, you will be so much happier! The food and service is excellent!

OT
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Dinner before a show at 37 main with my wife and another couple.

OT
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 2ambience 3

This was one of the worst meals we have had. We were excited to try this restaurant because of all the great reviews from friends and on line and it is close to our house so we were hoping for a great steakhouse that is close. However, we were highly disappointed. My husbands ordered his steak well done and while most good steakhouses would have perfected this, his steak came out completely charred on the outside. His “garlic” mash potatoes had no flavor at all. My fish tasted like it was previously frozen and doctored with a lot of season salt. My macaroni and cheese had no flavor at all and was probably the worst macaroni and cheese I have ever had at a restaurant. We tried to make up for the terrible food and finish the evening with a good dessert. I got the cream brûlée and my husband got the flourless brownie. Both desserts were mediocre.
Unfortunately we will not be going back to this place and will continue to go to our regular steakhouse.

MO
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

WE HAVE NEVER HAD A STEAK ANY BETTER THAN THIS ONE

B
1 review
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 2

we looked at the price on line and we though at least there would at table clothes. Every thing was a la carte, even the blead!!

HC
1 review
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

The food was outstanding. The taste and the proportions could not have been better. However the prices were very high considering the atmosphere. Our server was probably one of the best we have ever had.

c
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesomeness!! Will go back. Love their steaks!! Yea C’mon!

OT
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent! Steak was delicious... great cocktails. Nice night

DG
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I just love this restaurant. My boyfriend and I have made it our date night go to! We were comfortable taking our 5 day old newborn this time.. clean and private!

M
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 3

Not up to par

KP
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

This was our second visit. The first time I had the T-bone and it was possibly the best steak I've ever had. This time I had the New York Strip and it was not nearly as good as the T-bone. I don't know if it was the way it was prepared or if it was just a lesser quality cut. The sides were great with the exception of the brussel sprouts. They were very tough and I was not a fan of the seasoning. We rarely spend this amount of money dining out and was a little disappointed. The hostesses were polite and the waitress was knowledgeable and friendly.

C
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is our second visit and as the last time, the food was great.
The prime fillet wrapped in bacon was fantastic and the Chateaubriand was also fabulous.

The only thing that was a little disappointing were the fries. The description read hand cut so i was expecting some think steak cut style fries but these looked like they had come from MacDonalds. They tasted fine and maybe it was just my mis-understanding.

Matt was a great server, very knowledge about the menu and stopped for a little chat too.

Would recommend and will be back

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

I've been to Bare Bones 3-4 times and this time I took a friend. I had told him it's the best steak in Georgia and he agreed. When you go, my recommendation is the Kale Caesar salad, a must and for dessert, try the Bananas Foster.

JK
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We've been several times and they never disappoint!

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

Excellent service, food and atmosphere as always. A perfect place for a special celebration.

TK
Miami
1 review
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 4

One dinner had the wrong kind of fish and on steak was undercooked and had to be sent back. This put all of the meals for the group of 5 out of whack.

b
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

food, ambiance and service were all outstanding. Would highly recommend.

SM
1 review
Dined on July 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Second visit and was as pleased with performance of wait staff and quality of food as a year ago. The steak is prepared with a mouthwatering crust of seasoning. I also had the cheese grits which were creamy and tasty. The mixed vegetables had a firm texture suggesting they were fresh and not some frozen concoction. We also received the free dessert because it was my friend's birthday and that was a true delight. Not sure how they make a "flour free brownie" but there was nothing lacking in the richness of that! I highly recommend but be sure to make reservations unless you go really early.

T
1 review
Dined on June 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fav place for great beef and beverages. Have never been disappointed

SJ
Orlando
1 review
Dined on June 30, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Onion rings are worth the trip! Steaks were great.

OT
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Bare bones is the best

OT
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding food and service!

OT
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Amazing food and service !

NF
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Charming restaurant and the food is delicious! Our server Jessie was very pleasant and helpful. The entire staff was friendly and accommodating. It is a bit noisy for cozy date night conversation. We felt like we had to yell at times, however, that would not stop us from returning. We would definitely recommend to friends and family!

f
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Ken our waiter was fantastic and the food was amazing as always! It is consistently delicious every time we go!

KB
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great steaks and ides and service was outstanding from Jessie

RL
Tallahassee
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Steaks were great and sides were large enough for up to 3 people to share. Our server Clay was outstanding!

OT
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was great!!

OT
Savannah
1 review
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Good experience but in paying I could not use an American Express gift card even though they take American Express card! She said they only take their own gift card! HUH!!!

AC
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We always enjoy eating at Bare Bones. The steaks are cooked to perfection. The rack of ribs are always tender & delicious!

m
Savannah
1 review
Dined on June 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great meal with good friends!

AM
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on June 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was excellent as usual. We have dined at Bare Bone multiple times, and we’ve always had great experience. Another positive for us, is it’s close to home.

JM
1 review
Dined on June 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always my top pick for a night out. The absolute best steak, best service, best drinks, best atmosphere and best value anywhere in the southeastern US. This place will eventually become a destination restaurant as time goes on. Natalie was amazing as always, and the new manager was great to check on us. We left stuffed and satisfied for days.

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