Buckhead Diner - PRIORITY SEATING

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$30 and under
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American
Buckhead Diner is an American dining experience unlike any other. Inventive and long-time favorite menu items, snappy service, upscale atmosphere and retro style give this Atlanta icon a funky flair all its own. The fun menu and energy-packed atmosphere give guests a taste of nostalgia that’s always in style.
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Cleveland
8 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Atmosphere is charming- authentic diner experience. Food was fantastic; the four cheese grilled cheese and tomato soup hit the spot. Others at the table had the meatloaf, chicken sandwich on pretzel bun, spaghetti and meatballs and a Reuben, all loved their meals. Shakes for dessert!

OT
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was wonderful!! Excellent Bloody Mary’s!

MD
Western NC
7 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was just perfect from food to service everything was great! Brian my waiter is an institution in his own right in Atlanta. He provides amazing service with a smile and lots of humor. Cannot wait to go back.

s
Naples
20 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food delicious! Service divine! The Diner is dressed in its Christmas best and is beautiful! A lovely evening!

BB
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Buckhead Diner is an Atlanta institution/tradition. Much of the menu is really tasty but, oh my, the calaories can pile up. Twenty years ago, the Buckhead Diner ranked among the best places in Atlanta to eat for fun and the food. And while it is still wildly popular and probably hasn't slipped in quality or consistency -- and I don't really want it to change -- it would not be fair to say it still ranked among Atlanta's best. This is not a criticism, at all. I'm only saying for some of us tastes change and the restaurant scene evolves. But still the very best version of diner dining.

J
Atlanta
7 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One suggestion, better stronger hotter coffee in larger cups

S
San Antonio
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We loved our experience here. We were seated immediately with our priority seating in a really nice corner booth. The whole restaurant is decorated nicely for the holidays. Our server was wonderful and went the extra mile for us. The food was above average, but not exceptional. I would return here again and highly recommend to friends.

OT
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and food!

d
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2019
Overall2food1service3ambience1

Food was mediocre. Nothing stood out; I would not return for the overpriced mediocre food.

LT
Atlanta
26 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and outstanding service.

OT
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Michael is the best waiter!!!

B
Atlanta
10 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Our waitress, Essence (hope I didn't spell wrong) was awesome.

MK
Atlanta
20 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2019
Overall4food3service3ambience3

The concierge was outstanding - server very good. Food is good, it was easy to talk.

OT
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My pecan encrusted rout was prepared excellently and presented with whipped potatoes and crispy green beans. Temperature,texture and flavor were outstanding!

S
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved it! First time diners - food was excellent, Sean was our waiter and was funny and friendly and very professional without making you feel like you were in an Uber-upscale stuff restaurant. We will be back!

G
Atlanta
26 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a fabulous waiter (Joe) and great conversation with the manager. Food as always is great

c
Atlanta
168 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our waiter was phenomenal and, as always, the food was yummy.

OT
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall3food2service1ambience3

Food not cooked properly. Service was horrific.

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was fabulous!! Loved the fancy diner concept.

A
Atlanta
6 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Micah was a great server! Very attentive and anticipates our needs. He was also super flexible about what we could order in the menu since it was early and we really wanted breakfast types of items, but there was no brunch on Saturday.

R
Atlanta
7 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2019
Overall3food4service5ambience3

Host and hostess seemed indifferent to our presence. We were with an elderly guest and the hostess took us to a table very far away from the door right next to a large and very loud party and we could barely get in the booth. We knew we wouldn't be able to hear ourselves next to them. There were several tables much closer and more easily accessible, so we couldn't understand why she refused to seat us there. But, our rather poor reception was forgotten once we were in the very capable hands of Michael, the waiter. He went out of his way to make our elderly guest feel very special, as we were celebrating a milestone for her. He made an otherwise poor experience a wonderful evening out.

F
Atlanta
21 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a delightful meal with delicious food and the best server ever!!!

MG
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything food and service was excellent

G
Atlanta
12 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great. Server was excellent. It was my mother’s birthday and she made sure we celebrated it. She was awesome!

OT
Atlanta
15 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Been there many times, always enjoyable. Great menu, love the options. Only shortcomings-small water glasses that need frequent refills, servers tend to leave you dry if that’s your only drink. Always seems the servers are more attentive during the meal, then hard to find when you’re ready for your check. Wouldn’t be an issue if leisurely dining but more so if you need to get going to your next stop.

SL
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Seating was prompt and in a booth as requested. I did order an entree salad with dressing on the side as I usually end up taking some home, but the dressing was put on the salad. The server offered to make me another salad, but I hated to do that and waste food. Still enjoyed, but what I took home didn't last for the next day....was too wilted. Still....enjoyed our evening.
Thanks!

s
Naples
21 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We always enjoy the Buckhead Diner! The appetizers (truffled eggs and calamari) were divine! We all enjoyed something different for dinner and ALL were delicious! And, then, there were the deserts! Yummm! A delightful evening!

RH
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday celebration - great dinner and service! Thanks for the free bday dessert for my friend turning 50!

D
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Chose BD for our anniversary dinner prior to the Elton John concert. Had a great experience! Greeter/hostess wished us a happy anniversary, as did our server. Our dinner choices were cooked perfectly and delicious, the wine was enjoyable, the service very attentive.
We received a complimentary dessert for our anniversary celebration, nice touch!

MT
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I am a concierge at The Whitley Hotel. The service and food were exceptional. Buckhead Diner will be on my "Highly Recommended" List.

OT
Atlanta
6 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Wonderful service and the crab cakes never disappoint!

g
St. Louis
14 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Maybe it says this in the restaurant description, but there’s a dress code! Old school, but it’s not too much—no flip flops, tank tops, t-shirts with logos. Also, parking is $2 valet only.

Food was quite good. Juicy and tasty fried chicken and waffle. I asked for extra syrup because it came lightly dressed. Side of cheese grits was wonderful. Coffee was a little weak. I’m not really an aficionado, but even I could tell it was weak because I could see through it to the bottom of the cup.

ED
Atlanta
7 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall2food2service1ambience5

We have eaten here many times, this time was way below par. Our service was awful. Had always ask for water, refills etc. slow food service mixed up orders. One had the blt which was not edible. Too expensive a restaurant to have off days like this!

HN
Phoenix
45 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

My first visit here was in 1998, when my Daughter was attending a University in Atlanta. This past meal was very enjoyable, but somehow I remember it as having been even better (in particular the piece of White Chocolate Banana Cream Pie that I was served).

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Love this place!

ME
Atlanta
6 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Joe the waiter was great and food and martini s perfect

s
Naples
21 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dinner was delightful! From the delicious deviled eggs, Thai chili calamari to Chef Charlie’s veal meatballs and pasta, ALL delicious! AND, thoughtfully served!

LT
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were seated right away when we got there. So essentially no wait. The food was amazing! The grilled cheese and tomato soup was TO DIE FOR. I think it was the best I've ever had. Go with a friend and split it as an appetizer. You'll be glad you did.

JW
Charleston
3 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went for Sunday brunch and we were a little early but were seated immediately.
I had the smoked salmon Benedict with potato pancake. It was excellent. My wife had the pecan pancakes.
My daughter and her friend had the chicken and waffles. I also had a side of garlic grits that were outstanding.
Service was excellent .

OT
San Antonio
2 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall3food2service4ambience4

Disappointed. The crab omelette had plenty of crab but otherwise flavorless. Grits were good. Wedge was ok

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