The Big Ketch Buckhead

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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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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was like a little beach restaurant in the middle of the city. Great food and the service was fantastic! The fish was perfectly fried. Even though we sat on the patio, the noise wasn’t terrible. Of course cars and nearby construction created some noise but it wasn’t to the point I couldn’t hear. It was very easy to tune it out actually. We will definitely be back!

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UberSATISFIED
Atlanta
7 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome experience. All 4 meals were delicious. Server Janella was amazing. She acknowledged the bday girl. Very attentive. The appetizers were fresh and hot. Price was good!!!! Will definitely be back and recommend highly

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Margaret
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is one of my favorite places because it reminds me of where I grew up in New England. Fish is always great & service is wonderful!

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OpenTable Diner
New England
7 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was Awesome!! I have celiac disease and our waiter was great with all of my request !! Food was great

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vipGregM
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The patio was great for a fall afternoon.

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vipLulaG
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Blackened salmon and grilled brussel sprouts are always a delight.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
7 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday lunch

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vipFlemingsFan1
Atlanta
28 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exceptional service and amazing food as always !

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WeddingWoman
Atlanta
11 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our first visit and we will be back! Food & service was great (Sarah was our server). We both had the grilled grouper (hubby had his blackened) & smoky caesar salad. The dill tarter sauce is so yummy! He had a cup of lobster bisque & I had the cilantro lime KaleSlaw...all good. Perfect portion sizes. We sat outside on the deck and enjoyed the view of Roswell Road. Highly recommend :)

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The tables were separated and the servers had masks on - we felt completely safe and the food was excellent!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Atlanta
10 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server Ryan and manager Alex both awesome!! Great food and service

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vipOpenTable Diner
Atlanta
10 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food! I ordered the oysters twice!

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and the food is always so good!

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vipLovingLife101
Atlanta
19 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I dined outside on the covered patio. The tables have bright orange and white stripped umbrellas, and they provide total protection from the sun. The patio dining area reminds you of a beachside bar restaurant in its design style, but this beach feel dining in seated in the city of Atlanta.

Colton was my waiter, and he was super nice, and provided great service! The entire staff wears face mask. You too must wear a face mask to enter the restaurant, and walk around.

Upon being seated at my table Colton offered me the complimentary hot boiled peanuts while I waited on a red sangria I’d ordered. I remember eating hot boiled peanuts as a kid growing up in Alabama. It brought back good memories.

My red sangria arrived from the bar quickly, and it was delicious, and refreshing.

I ordered the North Carolina rainbow trout. The trout was very good, light, and had a gentle crunch to the edges. The caper brown butter sauce atop of the fish was a nice addition to add to the flavor of the fish.

There was a nice soft breeze blowing through my dining experience, the city view of Atlanta sky scrapers in the short distance, and the wonderful staff serving you makes this an easy recommendation from me to you.

Cheers to the good times!

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UberSATISFIED
Atlanta
8 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent choice. Service was great. Food was delicious. Drinks were on point. Family friendly

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MichaelM
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always good

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Amazon
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on August 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was great and my mom loved it!

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klizw
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great atmosphere! You can never go wrong with a date night or girls night out at The Big Ketch.

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vipCeeCee
Atlanta
20 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Everything was delicious! The shrimp and crab dip with homemade chips was the bomb. Lobster roll is a must order!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great, friendly and attentive service.

SB
vipStevenB
Atlanta
16 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Delicious meal....had the new Salmon BLT...outstanding.... Ryan, once again, a great waiter and rocked excellent service.

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NancyE
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience4

I was very pleased to see the servers wearing masks and gloves and tables being socially distanced. The food was very good. Service could have been more attentive, as we had to ask for several things, one in particular which we had ordered. All in all, still one of my favorite places.

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vipBits
Washington DC
16 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Great place. Great service. Great food. Drinks are only so-so ... but that’s an easy fix 😃👍🏻

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AmyS
1 review
Dined on July 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tried a new restaurant for a last minute meet up with family in town for a flight. The Big Ketch was able to accommodate 6 and the food was AMAZING! Everyone enjoyed their appetizers (hush puppies and oysters) and meals...kids included.

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MichaelL
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place to eat...service great....food excellent...atmophere great....really enjoyed the whole experience...will be back in the future...

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eclecticeaterz
Atlanta
5 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

This is a great place to go if you like decent seafood and want to social distance. The drinks are pretty strong and tasty. I love their hot buttered lobster roll and sangria.

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vipAlexandraM
Atlanta
13 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great seafood selection!!! Staff was awesome and they make us feel comfortable dining out during this time!

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JaneL
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2020
Overall4food1service5ambience5

I love the atmosphere of Big Ketch but I'll say my poor son ordered the lobster roll. I noticed he wasn't eating it--and he usually loves lobster. Well, I took a bite and that was one BAD boy. It tasted like I had licked the inside of a dumpster. Had to actually spit it out. Everything else was fine but I'm not sure we'll be back. I worried all night that he would be seriously ill.

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vipKathleenK
Atlanta
7 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great pre-Father's day lunch on the covered porch. Very covid comfortable. Oysters, calamari and Lobster rolls were all excellent as was the service.

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Foody13
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on June 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I truly enjoyed the ambience of the Big Ketch restaurant. The food was delicious and service was excellent!! I will be back!!

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vipKellyM
Atlanta
9 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect as always! Seated quickly. Waitstaff was accommodating. Appetizers were delicious. We got smoked fish dip and Brussels. All things considered, one of the BEST spots in Atlanta!!!

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JazW
Atlanta
5 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

The food was exceptional as always! We went for a late dinner on a Saturday night. Unfortunately, they were out of oysters, scallops and Prosecco. Instead we had salmon, shrimp and grits, calamari, lobster dip, a lobster roll and a few bar drinks. Patio seating was fun. We will be back for sure!

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So glad our first dinner out in 3 months was at The Big Ketch! The hostess ensured that we snagged a table outside and our server, Colton, was fabulous - so attentive! Food and drinks were good as always Thanks for making it a great night with friends!

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EverettC
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2020
Overall2food3service2ambience3

Table and restroom were filthy even during COVID requirements. The service was poor. Had to wait for our drinks to start with then finished them prior to the waiter coming to check on us. By the time we got our second drink we were done with our meal and ready to go since we had been there for over 90 minutes. I have been to the Big Katch numerous times and will never return.

I wouldn’t recommend this restaurant.

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KevinR
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on June 6, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

well prepped for return to business.. waiter was outstanding..

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vipOpenTable Diner
Atlanta
5 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service!

MP
vipMichaelP
Atlanta
5 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Birthday with some of my family.

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vipAmyk
Atlanta
32 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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

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viplove2eatout
Atlanta
56 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service delicious food

OT
OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Excellent fresh fish!

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You can order delivery directly from The Big Ketch Buckhead using the Order Online button. The Big Ketch Buckhead also offers delivery in partnership with Caviar. The Big Ketch Buckhead also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (404) 474-9508.

The Big Ketch Buckhead is rated 4.5 stars by 397 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.