The Big Ketch Buckhead

4.3
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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.
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4.2
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4.3
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4.2
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A
Atlanta
29 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great night! Then add in delish food and great service.... Monday just got better. 😁

l
Atlanta
56 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service delicious food

OT
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Excellent fresh fish!

AW
Atlanta
54 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience4

Food is generally delicious but the place is dirty--especially the unisex bathroom. Paper towel and toilet dispensers were not working properly so now way to escape the room with clean hands. Floor was sticky and covered in trash from prior occupants. I'd bring lots of hand sanitizer.

OT
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience3

The food was great. The noise was louder than expected. The initial service was good, but had to flag waiter down for drink refills.

OT
Atlanta
6 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a great dinner I wish the portions were a little more though 😊evening was great

F
Atlanta
76 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Moderate priced seafood in nice casual setting. Oysters, bisque and grouper always a great meal. Music on patio some nights a plus. Friendly efficiency that you don’t find many places. Good place for friends to gather and 😊!

TC
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall2food1service3ambience3

Haven't been here in a while and boy has it changed! I bought a TravelZoo voucher for 4 and was excited to try the restaurant again. However, the food was mediocre at best. A real disappointment. The friendly staff couldn't make up for this.

B
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Did not enjoy my meal. My lobster bisque was room temperature. My greens were cold. The waiter was pleasant.

HO
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, good value and excellent service and plenty of parking.

FF
Atlanta
15 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had the fishbowl margarita and it was amazing. I go often to this restaurant. It never fails always delicious.

OT
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The mussels were outstanding!!! Also the crab cakes and brussels! Yum!!!

TS
Atlanta
5 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall1food2service1ambience2

Overall, a terrible dining experience. Service from the waitress was poor. She only checked on us when motioned for and was inattentive and brief. Kitchen was in the weeds. Reservation at 7:30, seated at 7:45, served at 9:00. Disappointing food quality...would not recommend.

DI
Atlanta
67 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food is always great! Service is always spot on. Make reservations because it’s always busy!!

OT
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience4

My server Laura was great! She was attentive and consistently checked on our table, keeping us updated on when our food would be ready. It was a busy night, so the food wasn’t as great as it usually is. Half of my meal was cold and the appetizers were a bit overcooked (calamari was gummy and pita chips for the seafood dip were overcooked). I will definitely be back on a less busy night.

OT
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall2food1service4ambience2

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great time

OT
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience4

Valentines Day

OT
Atlanta
5 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Took over an hour to be seated even with reservations. Very crowded area for waiting. Food took a long time and was burnt and not tasty. Don’t ever need to go back.

FS
San Francisco
18 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I had the Ahi Tuna and it was great and a large portion. Everything was great and I would return.

DL
Atlanta
11 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Good food, nice pace for serving-easy to sustitute sides with entrees.

OT
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

The service was terrible and the food was mediocre. Given the price, we expected better. Seems like Sundays they are focused on the drunk brunch crowd.

H
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall2food1service4ambience4

We have been coming to The Big Ketch for years and always one of our favorite places. However our past few visits haven't been the best. Is there a new chef? The quinoa bowl and mashed potatoes are different and not for the best. The food takes forever to come and it just seems off.

TP
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall3food3service1ambience5

Friday night bday... Seating is too close. Drinks weren’t anything to brag about. Waitress wasn’t attentive. It’s was ok. Restrooms were clean. Wait time was good.

OT
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on January 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

LOVE this place! Been going here since 2010 and it never disappoints.

J
Savannah
24 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience3

had made reservations so wait time for a table was nil. Ordered wine and appetizer both came quick. The calamari was very good, as was the wine.
I ordered their bisque and Ahi Tuna salad. The bisque was bland nothing to write home about. The Ahi
Tuna was Abacor not Ahi. It was chewed and fishy. Not good. Wife had fried catfish, she said it was ok but
was bland also. Their Slaw was very good. the resturant was full when we left, so some people enjoyed their
food.

PW
Atlanta
44 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was my first time here. It was outstanding and the service was wonderful. Will return soon.

OT
1 review
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

The seafood is always good and plentiful

OT
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lifetime best lobster bisque. Lobster roll had big lumps of lobster with no filler and was delicious. Our new casual seafood place for sure.

AB
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

I enjoyed my meal and the service was excellent. If you go I recommend the Buckhead Betty as an adult beverage.

D
Atlanta
7 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Food consistently good. Very fresh. Excellent service. Laid back atmosphere.

G
Atlanta
26 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meal. Hope they relocate.

NH
London
3 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Great seafood options! Has a nice diner vibe to it. Great service!

OT
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Everything was good but the portions of the fish were small. We always have a good experience there and the menu has lots of good options especially the wine list and the side offerings. We were disappointed that the restaurant had run out of Keylime pie.

ZC
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall2food2service4ambience2

I am sorry I don't have good experience with the food and service in the Big Ketch. I ordered a bowl of clam chowder soup, which is lukewarm and not tasty. The crab cake is not taste fresh.

MM
Tampa
38 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2019
Overall2food2service1ambience5

As a regular customer we were very disappointed with our entire Sunday night dinner celebration of birthday and a graduation.
We were very disappointed to find out they were out of our favorite , the Grouper. They instead were offering Cod as an alternative. The Cod was just average, and disappointing to discover when the check arrived we were charged the same price as the Grouper.
Additionally the crab cakes were burnt on one side, which are usually wonderful.
Our server disappeared for long periods of time, and we had to flag them down to request a drink. The restaurant was less than half full, so I don’t believe that was the issue
I suppose Sunday evening is not an optimal time to dine here

DB
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2019
Overall2food4service3ambience3

Arrived and were seated on time. Ordered two vodka tonics...received vodka and soda. Ordered a few entrees which included scallops,they were completely out and subbed with lobster. The portions were very small but were delicious. Probably won’t be back, very disappointed.

SC
Atlanta
29 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I had the "Grilled Skewered Shrimp" dinner and it was EXCEPTIONAL! The shrimp were very fresh and seasoned perfectly on the grill. My wife thoroughly enjoyed her "Hot Buttered Lobster Roll!" We definitely plan to return...

FF
Atlanta
26 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Exceptional service and the food was amazing as always. Convenient to get in and out of parking lot and able to Reserve a table on open table .

SE
Atlanta
58 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall3food5service5ambience3

Wonderful seafood selection, with nice eating areas (table dining rm., bar, and patio) and excellent service. Looking forward to our return visit.