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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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
12 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
5 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
8 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
1 review
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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OpenTable Diner
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!

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vipMichaelP
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Birthday with some of my family.

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vipAmyk
Atlanta
31 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

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

Excellent fresh fish!

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vipAmyW
Atlanta
56 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.

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vipOpenTable Diner
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.

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OpenTable Diner
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

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vipFoodieguy13
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 😊!

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TaraC
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.

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vipBarry
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.

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HerbO
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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vipFloridaFoodie
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.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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

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TomS
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.

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vipDebInATL
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!!

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OpenTable Diner
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.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall2food1service4ambience2

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

Great time

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience4

Valentines Day

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vipOpenTable Diner
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.

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vipFrankS
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.

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vipDanL
Atlanta
11 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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

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OpenTable Diner
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.

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vipHillary
Atlanta
3 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.

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TamaraP
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.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
1 review