The Big Ketch Buckhead

4.5
111 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Seafood
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  • Casual
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Neighborhood Gem
The Big Ketch Buckhead is a beach getaway in the heart of the city. With fresh seafood delivered daily, we create signature dishes that bring the southern coast to you. So sit back and relax at your neighborhood beach house with hand-crafted cocktails and coastal inspired fare. No SPF required.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Seafood, American, Oyster Bar
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Hours of operation
Daily Hours: Sunday - Thursday: 11:00am - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 11:00am - 11:00pm
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Phone number
(404) 474-9508
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Garrett Teckmyer
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Private party facilities
Whether celebrating a special occasion with family and friends or hosting a corporate event, The Big Ketch Buckhead can accommodate all of your special event needs.
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Private party contact
our Private Event Coordinator: (844) 850-6860
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
E. Andrews Drive
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Parking details
The Big Ketch Buckhead has a public lot that is available for our patrons. Cars left in parking lot after 10PM must have validation or they will be booted. Validation is free - Just ask our staff for one!
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Entertainment
Live Music Nightly
Additional
Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Outdoor dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wine
What 111 People Are Saying
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Atlanta
116 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 2

Quality seafood at prices that are not exorbitant means good value for the money.

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CF
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and great service. Although the atmosphere is casual, the service is always professional and friendly.

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WC
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Our server Jesse did a great job. The lobster/crab dip and calamari appetizers we're very good. Best scallops and lobster bisque I've ever had.

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Atlanta
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Food was ok. Not great but not bad either. I didnt really care for my catfish dish and lobster rolls are entirely too small for the price. Just average but will more than likely will give another shot.

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BM
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

We split items so that we could taste more items. Enjoyed the fish of the day, but told waitress that it was overcooked. I did not want a replacement. Dessert for birthday was delicious. Would return to try other items on menu. Pricing was good.

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v
Atlanta
24 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

I enjoy going there during warm weather and sitting outdoors, eating, reading the newspaper, and listening to their nightly band. The service is always good. The food is good, not exceptional (Atlanta is not an ideal seafood city), but I enjoy the salmon. It's very civilized and casual dining there.

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LM
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really delicious food, very friendly staff - great experience :)

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OT
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Barkeep Cole was great

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MB
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing lobster rolls! Busy on Tuesday night but our waitress was spot on. We’ll definitely be back!

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

Celebrating a birthday.

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RE
New England
6 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Seafood cooked perfectly and to our order ( not ways on the menu)! Great waitress! very casual and laid back. We had the grouper with beer batter (not on menu) FANTASTIC! Oysters were fresh and properly shucked. Great place, we will be back!

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W
Nashville
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lobster Roll was delicious! Choose Brussel Sprouts as your side. Crab dip for an appetizer is the way to go!

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H
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 3

Normally great food, but...
This trip though;
my entire meal came out only lukewarm . We were running late for a movie so didn’t send back as I should have.
My wife ordered the crab cakes. Halfway through her dinner, she decided they didn’t “ taste just right”, and did not finish any more of her meal. In all fairness the manager ( when stopping by to ask about our meal) took my wife’s crab cakes off our check, even though we didn’t ask for that.
Later before getting home, my wife became very ill. We called back to warn the establishment about the crab cakes , hoping to head off problems for other patrons.

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A
Atlanta
50 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

Outstanding grouper always. Seafood bisque fabulous. Most everything top drawer.

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v
Atlanta
25 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

The lobster roll was not good. Not recommended. The oysters not ideal. Too much shell and grit, and they were small and not a great flavor. The service was good. This place is not so wonderful but some items are good. The salmon is fine.

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MP
Atlanta
31 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, great service ~ we will definitely dine here again.

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L
Atlanta
35 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2018
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 2

Bad experience. Waiter was terrible. Had to constantly ask for things over again. Lobster roll tasted "off." This is our second bad experience. We won't be returning. Don't recommend.

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CS
Atlanta
5 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Enjoyed our scallops! Savory! Tuna poke appetizer delicious and creative. Lobster cobb salad was delightful and lobster succulent. Service was professionally friendly and prompt. Thank you, Big Ketch! We will return.

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Staff attentive and efficient. Great management- excellent follow up.

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c
Atlanta
20 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

We had family visit from out of town and desired location that had outdoor side and good seafood. Location was in Buckhead and had great food and service!

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S
Atlanta
9 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

We sat on the patio and the musician playing guitar was outstanding. I ordered the fish of the day and it was over cooked, as usual. The food is very hit and miss. I like the place and it is close to my house but I’m still searching for a solid dish.

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A
Atlanta
50 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Grouper out of this world! Servers very accommodating.

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OT
Jacksonville
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The lobster roll was awesome

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FF
Atlanta
19 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Amazing food . Comfortable atmosphere . Server not very attentive . Hostess was friendly and personable .

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TK
Atlanta
24 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

I am a fan of eating here I invited someone else and tonight the food was poor . The salad and broccoli was old! Very disappointed!😩

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LG
St. Louis
1 review
Dined on June 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Big ketch,food was very filling and satisfying. My first time eating Grouper, and it was soooo Good! Not to mention the waiters that took our order was very knowledgeable about all we asked about our food! When the next time I'm in Atlanta, I will visit this place for sure again.

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ML
Atlanta
15 reviews
Dined on June 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good food! Good service! Great seafood and more a a great price!

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JA
Atlanta
33 reviews
Dined on June 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love the lobster toll

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ED
Atlanta
18 reviews
Dined on June 17, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

It was Father’s Day, and pretty crowded. They were able to seat us promptly due to our reservation. My daughters diet is sometimes complicated due to gastrointestinal problems. They were very accommodating with making small changes in order to assist with her special diet. It was a little noisy due to the kids. We really enjoyed the meal.

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MH
Atlanta
12 reviews
Dined on June 17, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 2

Was expecting more. They seemed to be out if everything we wanted to order even a Caesar salad and calamari at 3:00 in the afternoon. Disappointing!

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C
Atlanta
37 reviews
Dined on June 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We met the manager who was very attentive and made sure we had an excellent dining experience. We love how kid friendly it is and the lobster bisque is enough for us to make a second trip

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BC
Atlanta
13 reviews
Dined on June 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Food was great as usual

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C
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Never dissappoints! Always have fresh great seafood.

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B
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

The fried calamari was good and the grouper was okay but the lobster roll was a joke. It contained hardly any lobster meat and what meat there was tasted like cardboard. Without the lobster, it was a nice buttered roll for $20.

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CC
Atlanta
5 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Great food and service. Debbie was an attentive and excellent server! Will be back again for sure.

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OT
Atlanta
117 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 2

Good seafood , attentive service, very good value for money.

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AD
Atlanta
5 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything we order was delicious. I had the shrimp and scallops and they were able to do them Gluten and dairy free.
Service was great too.
Will come back soon.

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LE
1 review
Dined on June 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely fabulous. We were truly impressed. Everything was delicious.

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RM
1 review
Dined on May 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Came to town on business and brought the wife along and we were doing our usual date night thing and you guys made the evening great. The service was top notch, the food over the top, we loved everything about our experience. Will visit again before we leave town and will recommend it to everyone we know both here and out of town.

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RR
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

It was almost toooooooo loud for us. They have the live entertainment piped into the restaurant from the bar. I would cut that out and you could still hear the music and it would not be overpowering. The shrimp and grits were very good but not the best I've had. They said the fried shrimp were excellent. The shrimp and crab dip was very good also. I would definitely recommend the dip. The mussels sauce was tasteless from what I was told by the two that had that. Overall it was okay but it will be awhile before I return.

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