Duke's Bar and Grill

4.3
316 reviews
icon/ic_price_rangeCreated with Sketch.
$30 and under
icon/ic_cuisineCreated with Sketch.
American
Top Tags:
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Casual
  • Good for a Date
Join Chef Todd Hogan at Duke's for fun, casual fare and great service in a family-friendly environment. Live music on the weekends!
Dining Style
Casual Dining
icon/ic_cuisineCreated with Sketch.
Cuisines
American
icon/ic_clockCreated with Sketch.
Hours of operation
Lunch
Daily 11:00 am–4:00 pm
Dinner
Mon–Thu 4:00 pm–10:00 pm
Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–11:00 pm
Sun 4:00 pm–9:00 pm
icon/ic_phoneCreated with Sketch.
Phone number
(770) 674-7671
icon/ic_paymentCreated with Sketch.
Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
icon/ic_dress_codeCreated with Sketch.
Dress code
Casual Dress
icon/ic_chefCreated with Sketch.
Executive chef
Todd Hogan
Open Google Maps
icon/ic_locationCreated with Sketch.
icon/ic_neighborhoodCreated with Sketch.
Neighborhood
Additional
Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Entertainment, Full Bar, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wine
What 316 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.3based on recent ratings
4.3
food
4.3
service
4.0
ambience
4.0
value
Noise · Moderate
75% of people would recommend it to a friend
5
4
3
2
1
Sort by
Newest
Filters
OT
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The change from Indigo to Dukes looks good. Miss lobster burger

Report
Helpful
NE
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our first visit was great. Our friends agreed. Plan to return. Delicious food and drinks.

Report
Helpful
CA
Atlanta
38 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Update: And to top it off, I didn’t get my Open Rable points after dining here!

Average grilled chicken Cobb salad. A little overpriced for the lunch portion. Salad dressing was just okay.

Report
Helpful
SV
Atlanta
33 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 3

Excited to try this new restaurant even though not a fan of Indigo ( realized this is the same chef). Lunch started out great - we shared a chicken finger appetizer - some of the best we’ve ever had. But we wished we had stopped there. I ordered the salmon w/seasonal veggies. Was told that day was broccolini. There were maybe 2 there along with bland squash and peppers. Salmon had an off putting rub that was not good. Hubby’s burger ordered medium came out tartare. Said they would cook new one but cooked same one as it came back in pieces on a different kind of bun. It was soggy and not very pleasing. Talked with manager who did nothing until we asked it be taken off bill. Inconsistency and poor service is troubling.

Report
Helpful
SD
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a great experience at Duke's this weekend. Two couples. The food was good and priced well. Our server was knowledgable and friendly. Would definitely go again. Try the brussels sprouts appetizer!

Report
Helpful
JS
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Great food. Service a little slow. Live music is great but can only see in the bar. Suggest a few TVs so others can see the music they can hear. Also, need to be able to hear outside on patio. Could be on to something great just need a few tweaks.

Report
Helpful
d
Atlanta
84 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Duke's is in the space previously occupied by Indigo. In fact, same owners, chef and staff as Indigo, just a change in decor and menu. They have transformed from a special occasion restaurant to a more casual style and menu. The food is good, the service remains very good and the atmosphere very pleasing. We loved indigo, and first visit to Duke's was positive. We had the Grouper entree, and the grouper sandwich. Both were delicious. We will certainly be back.

Report
Helpful
s
Atlanta
41 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food. Sweet potato salad was awesome. Decor was cool. Service was outstanding. They truly cared about our dining experience. I will definitely be back

Report
Helpful
j
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on August 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great location- easy access to parking, interesting decor, amazing Brussel sprouts & fried chicken! Very engaging staff!

Report
Helpful
WW
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 2

I really don't like the layout of the restaurant. Since the kitchen is in the middle, it feels like you are eating in a hallway wherever you are seated. I would definitely relocate the kitchen or find another space to lease. This is probably the second review I've ever written and this is really to give the owner honest feedback that I feel would improve the experience. The food selection, not great....I would probably go with a branch and barrel menu at a Marlow's. But definitely reconfigure the layout.....Thanks and Good luck.

Report
Helpful
DC
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

this visit was a good place , we unfortunately open table still has the old menu online ans i had my heart set on another item before we got there. We decided to stay and it was worth it, I had a great filet and my wife had meatloaf. they were both good but the meatloaf was little bland. Great server and worth staying.

Report
Helpful
OT
Savannah
10 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was good and chef was super friendly. Owner/Business Partner did not greet us and seemed grumpy when we entered. Very few vegetarian options which made it tough for half our group to choose what to eat. All in all we were excited to try the new menu and see what changes were made. We will return.

Report
Helpful
AT
Atlanta
16 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 2

Open Table still lists the old menu which we loved. The new burger, fried chicken, home style food is nothing special. The AC wasn’t working very well and the service was mediocre even though the restaurant was half-full.

Report
Helpful
A
Atlanta
8 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 3

We loved Indigo! The food was fabulous! Best Duck in ATL!
Wanted to give the new "Duke's" and new "Southern" menu a try. They had no Fried or Grilled Chicken available the evening we dined there. A Southern Food place with "no Fried Chicken"? That is why we wanted to try it! Ouch! Pretty much a disaster! 1.) They can't make a Manhattan! 2) The fried Brussel Sprouts (sounds healthy) were greasy and heavy with pork belly & melted cheese! 3.) My French Fries were greasy and soggy. We sent them back. Replacement ones were superb. You have to ask how the first ones made it out of the kitchen? 4.) My Burger was unflavorful and the roll was a little stale. They cooked it the way I wanted it however. 5.) Cocktail menu was a little weird. We were told that the staff sat around one night mixing up different ingredients and voila: the cocktail menu was born! All in all not a great experience. My husband had the hot dog which he said was very good.

Report
Helpful
FF
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We decided to go out for dinner with our neighbors, and found Duke’s through OpenTable. The food and service were excellent. It did get noisy in the dining room as a result of the band in the bar area, but the music was good so not an issue. Overall, it was a nice meal for a casual environment. We’ll be back.

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

Food was fantastic. Only thing that kept food from being 5 Star was that 2 if the fingers in our finger steak appetizer were undercooked and tough. That was my husband’s portion but mine was delicious. Food is original with the right amount of kick and very good.

Report
Helpful
TM
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 3

We thought we were going to Indigo and I made the reservation from their website, but Open Table did show Dukes. No explanation that Indigo was gone and what Dukes was about. When we got there we thought we would give it a try since we were told that it's the same owners, just a different concept. Okay, should be good then. Our food at Dukes was basically flavorless and nothing special at all, no WOWs at our table. I had the brisket, one had the fish and two others had the ribs. Unfortunately, the ribs were a disappointment, very greasy and soaked in a bed of collards. Even getting there early in the evening, it took a long time to get our food. Our starter that we ordered and my husband's ice tea never showed up even at the time of serving. For the cost, the serving sizes were shockingly small, especially the fish. At a nice quality restaurant, we usually leave with a take home package, not here. Our drinks were disappointing as well, for the cost, a very light pour on the liquor and the Sangria was not great. Our waiter must have been new and needed much more training. The waiter couldn't find any straws, apparently no one could find them, I had to ask him to get me one from the bar, that's sad. He couldn't even figure out how to split out the checks. We had two couples and two singles at the table. He even wanted to to take the whole value of everyone's meals together and split it by the number of us sitting at the table. You've got to be kidding. Obviously, we won't go back.

Report
Helpful
OT
Charleston
10 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 1

This quiet nice restaurant is getting ready to change to another name. It was very loud! So loud it was hard to even talk. They had a band in the small bar area. Ambience was ruined!!!

Report
Helpful
JT
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Food was decent but nothing special and the service was inconsistent. One app was good the other was bland. My grouper entree was good but my wife’s rack of lamb was not what you’d expect at that price point. We shared a chocolate, coconut cake with ice cream for dessert and only had one bite apiece because it was so sweet. For what you pay here you can do much better right down the road at Milton’s.

Report
Helpful
OT
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2018
Overall 3food 5service 4ambience 2

The restaurant is in a state of transition to a different concept. In fact, the signage for Indigo was removed from the outside and replaced with the restaurant’s new name. We were not told of any transition when the reservations were made. Bad form! Only half of the floor space was in use. The Indigo menu was used. As always, the chef did a great job. The food was delicious. The waiter tried to put a positive spin on the transition to the new concept. However, management has put the staff in an awkward position. The wine list was out of many selections.

Report
Helpful
PS
Atlanta
65 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Had trouble recognizing restaurant because name on door changed to Duke’s Bar & Grill or something like that. Owner is changing concept from fine dining to casual dining.

Report
Helpful
MH
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Cameron, our waiter was wonderful! We had a very comfortable booth and enjoyed our visit very much.

Report
Helpful
LM
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing restaurant and bar venue. Loved the lamb! Terrific entertainment the night we were there - wonderful young sound writer/ singer - Jordan Thorne! I hear she may be playing again in a few weeks. Check out Indigo when she is there.

Report
Helpful
PC
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great steak and delicious lamb!

Report
Helpful
OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

The waiter, Mitch, was excellent and we’d go back just to see him!

Report
Helpful
J
Atlanta
6 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

We were there with some out of town friends. This was our second visit and it was just as good as the first visit.

My friend had the Colorado lamb chops and said they were the best he’d ever had! I had the ranch steak with the amazing poblano hash browns, and my wife had the filet.

The service and food and drinks were all great! I’m a little disappointed and nervous about it changing to a “road house” type restaurant, but am willing to give it a shot.

Report
Helpful
MS
Atlanta
7 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 1

The food was good. They seated us by the kitchen which was not ideal but it didn’t seem like there were many other choices for a table of two. The air conditioning wasn’t working well so paired with being by the kitchen it was pretty hot. The tables are close together and again with the kitchen the noise level was pretty high. The service was good.

Report
Helpful
b
Atlanta
19 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We arrived a few minutes early & we were seated right away. They just added a new seating area that is a little rustic compared to the other part of the restaurant. Very nice & you can watch the food being made. Our waiter was Mitch & he was very tentative & knowledgeable. My husband & I shared the roasted beet salad. It was a bit small to share, but was delicious. My husband order the braised beef short rib. He asked if they could substitute the wild mushroom potato hash for the mac & cheese. Mitch said that wouldn't be a problem. My husband couldn't stop raving about how tender & tasty the beef was, and he loved the potato hash. I ordered the special of ribs & substituted crispy french fries for sweet potato fries. Mitch said that I would not be disappointed. He was right! The ribs were excellent. Very tender, fell off the bone. The sauce was yummy. Fries were hand cut & done just the way I like them. The special was only $17. This was our 2nd visit, but not our last that is for sure. Just wish they were in east Cobb, a little closer to home.

Report
Helpful
G
Atlanta
29 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Peach Martini was a great started...not sweet, but very refreshing. Ended with Indigo Coconut & Bread Pudding. Both great successes with my friends. Nice corner round both was the perfect seat for a girl friend catch up. Sad to hear Indigo is changing their name & concept. Same owner. Confused me because food was awesome (beef short ribs looked amazing & enjoyed by two friends). I can't remember what I had, so obviously didn't make an impression. Beet salad was very good, a little different presentation, but very, very good! I'd go back, but they are closing & was an hour drive!

Report
Helpful
OT
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and service was excellent. We will definitely dine there again.

Report
Helpful
b
Atlanta
10 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

New to Indigo, we shall certainly go again! Great decor, up market feel, excellent service from Mitch, superb food from Steve. Impressive all round.

Report
Helpful
PS
Atlanta
65 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Love this restaurant. David was attentive and personable. Menu is fine dining in the neighborhood.

Report
Helpful
OT
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on May 27, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Disorganized this night. This was 2nd time. First time excellent, off night with service.

Report
Helpful
OT
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on May 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

They went above expectations to make our anniversary dinner special. This local spot has food, service, and ambiance that could compete in Buckhead. Will be back.

Report
Helpful
J
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful food, service and ambience! We’ll be back for sure. Elizabeth and Cameron took great care of us!

Report
Helpful
m
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Elizabeth and Cameron were great, did was great, 1/2 price wine Wednesday!!!!!

Report
Helpful
OT
1 review
Dined on May 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was great

Report
Helpful
OT
Nashville
2 reviews
Dined on May 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Elizabeth the bartender was awesome. Food was very good.

Report
Helpful
DW
Charleston
19 reviews
Dined on May 17, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Really unique tastes and options. Not too hoppy though-very good! There’s several items we want to try so we will be back for sure.

Report
Helpful
K
Atlanta
7 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

We had a great meal.... and we are tough to please. Food was great.

Report
Helpful
1
2
3
8