The Big Ketch Buckhead

4.5
125 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Seafood
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

Specials

Christmas Eve Special Menus & Offers

Spend your Christmas Eve at the beach with family and friends! We will be open from 11am-8pm featuring our regular lunch and dinner menus with chef specials!

Monday, December 24, 2018

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Ring in 2019 with a Trip to the Beach! We Will be Open 11:00am-10:00pm on New Year's Eve Featuring our Regular Menus with Chef Specials! No Prix-Fixe Menus. Just Fresh, Coastal Cuisine & Good Times!

Monday, December 31, 2018

What 125 People Are Saying
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Atlanta
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our waitress was amazing!

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J
Denver
88 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 5

Food was good until....red snapper was full of bones to the point you could not eat it. Sweet key lime pie was odd. The rest of our experience though was positive.

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OT
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Food was excellent. Service was slow. Waitress was pretty forgetful. We had to ask for water twice. Price was decent. Overall, great experience.

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K
Atlanta
30 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 5

I loved the casual atmosphere and the service was good. I also loved the complimentary boiled peanuts as there's not many places in ATL you can get that!
My husband loved the lobster bisque soup; he said it was the best part of his meal. He ordered the shrimp and scallops entrée with Caesar salad and brussel sprouts. He said the scallops were flavorful and were a good size.
I ordered the fried catfish with grits and brussel sprouts. The best of my dish were those brussel sprouts....sooooooo good! The fish, unfortunately, had no flavor and the grits weren't very good either.
The cheese that came on them was some type of white aged cheese that just didn't mix well with grits. I say always go with regular (orange) cheddar for grits.

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OT
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 3ambience 3

Whole family got sick of the seafood. Beware.

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WE
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Food was good but just a little pricey for my meal,could of had a little more on the plate.

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SS
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 5

The appetizers and drinks were amazing. Service was very good. Great ambience! Sat on heated patio. But main courses were just ho- hum. Go for drinks and apps! You won’t be disappointed .

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d
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Birthday co worker

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PJ
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

Great place to enjoy a good meal, have a cocktail and listen to background music while still having a conversation with your dining guests. Great selection of fresh fish.

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NR
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Patio seating is very good here. Wine and beer collection was also very good. I loved my Grouper.

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OT
Atlanta
6 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Frequent diner at this location. Usually very happy with both food and service.
Skinny margarita tasted like lime juice (no agave?) - normally so tasty that I have 2 - not able to finish 1
Cosmo super weak - also left unfinished
Broccoli undercooked / no chargrilled flavor, no seasoning - not sure what happened here?

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H
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We chose this restaurant based on Trip Advisor reviews and it did not disappoint! We had appetizers of peel and eat shrimp, oysters, jicama slaw, side salad, lobster cobb salad, and the lobster roll. The oysters were a disappointment as it seemed two of them were missing or very small - I did not like them at all but my companion like the ones that were there a lot.

Our server was very attentive and did not fail to bring any requests.

We finished off with a Key Lime Pie and a Cappuccino chocolate pie. They were perfect for a lovely end to the meal. We were visiting Atlanta for a concert and stayed just around the corner. I recommend this restaurant for any occasion.

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L
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was great

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DT
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Enjoyed!! Grilled Grouper and hush puppies were delicious. Pineapple Upside Down cake the best!! Would definitely be a regular eating spot for us!!

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OT
Atlanta
121 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 2

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

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CF
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2018
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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OT
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
3 reviews
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
27 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
2 reviews
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
51 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
27 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
32 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
36 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
Atlanta
3 reviews
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
51 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
22 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
25 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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