Buckhead Diner - PRIORITY SEATING

4.6
4367 reviews
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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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LS
Atlanta
13 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Yummy food. Though making reservations for Priority seating served no purpose. We did not get in any quicker than walk ins.

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LC
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Very personal experience. The host/hostess as well as the server addressed me by name and recognized that we were celebrating a birthday. The service was excellent - very attentive but not intrusive. The food was amazing and all served quickly and together. Highly recommend Buckhead Diner for a great meal!

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N
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place to bring visitors. The staff is just so welcoming. We have brought guests there twice and they loved the experience.

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l
Atlanta
12 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

I had sort of stopped going here several years ago. Now I've visited four times in the last six weeks. I would say they've stepped up their game again. Food has been perfectly prepared. Fairly good service overall. The blue cheese chips are the best on the planet!

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Richmond
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always love going to the diner when we are in Atlanta. The staff is always exceptionally nice and accommodating. Fun, friendly atmosphere with great food. Always love it when they are playing Frank or blues.

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LM
Atlanta
8 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Priority seating has always worked well for me. The latest visit included the best hamburger ever. The 3 meat burger and fixings were the best in Atlanta. My friend and I can't wait to go back for another one! Topped off with the over the top banana cream pie and Brian, our gregarious, funny waiter, made for a wonderful and delicious evening!

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DJ
Atlanta
15 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Consistently great vibe and fantastic food. Love this place!

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TS
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Celebrated my parents 55th anniversary. The diner staff was warm and friendly. They made sure my parents felt special. Food was excellent! The scallops were fantastic! I highly recommend dining here.

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Charlotte
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 4

The food was okay. The “famous Banana Cream Pie “ was an incredible let down. Oh my goodness! I remember how it used to look and taste. The product we received on Saturday was nothing like I had eaten in the past. The presentation was nothing noteworthy and it taste as if it had been prepared many days in advance. What a disappointment.

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Atlanta
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We sat in a booth which cut down on the noise level and made conversation pleasant. Food was very good.

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MW
Atlanta
23 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

This restaurant never is never a disappointment. We were in Atlanta for the Gift Market and can always count on a great meal at Buckhead Diner.

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M
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 5ambience 5

Waited 35-40 mins past our reservation time Love the restaurant but will let others know too long of a wait with a res.

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MB
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Our first time there and it was amazing! I can't give enough stars for the service. The staff was all over it. The main dishes are very fresh tasting and just a joy to eat with deserts are incredibly made. It's an Atlanta staple and now I know why.

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A
Atlanta
12 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 3

Slow service. Had to send milkshake back bc it was watery. Special fish sandwich was undercooked. Too expensive for lower quality food.

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New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always the BEST dining experience in Atlanta. It’s our go to place when we’re here. Friendliest wait staff and great food!

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MH
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

As Always Buckhead Diner is a tribute to excellent quality and superior service. And the famous bleu cheese chips cannot be missed.

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BL
Los Angeles
51 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our waiter was amazing. We ate early with our twins and the waiter was so accommodating and the food and drinks were delicious. I used to eat here all the time when I lived in Atlanta and 20 years later it was still as good as ever

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T
Atlanta
13 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Simply put it was OK. This was my 3rd visit and each before was very good. When we entered the restaurant there was an awkward smell - it was an odor of soured dishwater. Whatever is was, they used to
it to clean the entire place. The food was good but not above average. We began with Blue Cheese Chips (probably the highlight), the entrees were the meatloaf, steak ramen, Springer Mtn. half chicken (special), and "Pork Chop Ribeye". To sum it up....when places exceed your expectations you are impressed and on the flip side when a place comes up short it is disappointing.

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L
Atlanta
18 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Never had a bad meal at Buckhead Diner, but be prepared to wait. As it clearly states, "This is not a reservation" Take 'em at their word!

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JA
Atlanta
16 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Always good

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J
Atlanta
7 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service. Great place for a New Year’s Eve dinner

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S
Atlanta
54 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Another great dinner! Excellent food and service at one of our favorite spots.

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g
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

New Years Eve dinner for the 3rd year in a row was excellent as usual. Staff was very attentive especially with 4 young kids included. Food was excellent as it always is.

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OT
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food in a place that feels nice enough for an occasion but not stuffy or fussy in any way.

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A
Atlanta
5 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Birthday dinner with friends. Ordered drinks and dinner. The blue plate special: fried chicken. Sadly it was fried too long, disappointing x 2 since friend ordered the same. Everything else was great. Forgot the valet charges $5 to park my car 10 feet away. Voluntary tip would be better.

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OT
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 2

Ok food. Bad service.

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MH
Atlanta
9 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Love this place. It’s my go-to of all the Buckhead Life Restaurants!

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DA
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Nice place to eat and drink when casual

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M
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

very good food and service...sometimes it is noisy but that night was very quiet

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Memphis
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service from Matthew
Crab cakes were seasoned well and moist
Romaine lettuce on Caesar salad was fresh
Key lime pie was just tart enough
Decaffeinated coffee was freshly brewed

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DC
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, wonderful attentive server. Outstanding service. Great ambience

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JM
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place to dine. Food is always prepared perfect. Have eaten at the Diner several times when visiting Atlanta always a fun place to eat. The service is always upscale with attention in making your visit enjoyable
and memorable.

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M
Atlanta
11 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 2

We have been there the last 4 Christmas Eves at the same time 9 o’clock. We won’t do it again. The service was good but not really attentive, the bathroom had not been attended in a long while, if ever, that day. The rugs were noticeably dirty. We felt like we were in any old diner. The food was ok, but nothing to write home about.
We didn’t linger but it was still obvious that everyone was ready to get out of there. I realize that it was Christmas Eve but that hasn’t been the way that the Buckhead Life restaurants have been run in the past.

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l
Atlanta
47 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

ANOTHER... fantastic evening at The Diner!! This time on Christmas Eve.
The food was perfect, again, as we knew it would be! I did try the Kale salad this time, and so glad I did, what a home run for me, with rare grilled Salmon. Fabulous!! My husband always gets the outstanding Chilean Sea Bass, and is consistently perfect, as I've said before, like Velvet. The crab cake and Calamari, done to perfection as well. A wonderful Christmas Eve at the Diner. Our server, once again, a very cool gentleman who as been there for some 25 years!! Awesome!!

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LC
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

Used to love going to Buckhead Diner. Christmas Eve was a zoo as expected, but there should have been more servers with help from others. Not Buckhead Diner's first rodeo with Christmas Eve dinner.

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DT
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 4

We generally enjoy eating at Buckhead Diner, but our server barely gave us any attention!! This was a birthday celebration for my daughter, but no acknowledgement, even though I indicated that on my Open Table reservation. Our server did not call me by name as most previous servers have done - even my adult children noticed that. We "conversed" with our server twice (no pleasantries, just business) before we ordered and once later to ask if we wanted dessert. She did appear at our table to remove my son's plate, later my daughter's plate, and then did ask if we wanted dessert while I was still eating. My daughter said we hadn't looked at the menu yet since I was still eating. She returned later and asked again about dessert, but when we said "no," she slapped down the bill which was probably a good thing since she would have had to redo the bill. We would have ordered dessert, but decided to go elsewhere because of the poor service. Additionally, we had to ask to have our water glasses and an iced tea refilled. A disappointing experience at Buckhead Diner, and probably our last.

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DG
Atlanta
8 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Seating was immediate. Server was very friendly and knowledgeable. The food was delicious. We ordered the homemade chips with Maytag blue cheese; pastrami sandwich (huge); scallops on risotto; salmon on quinoa; gumbo/salad; and crab cake with asparagus and mashed potatoes; Everyone ate all of their meal!

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Columbus
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Very cool place. Looks like casual diner on the outside, but far more upscale in food and service on the inside. Only negative was that you have to pay for valet parking.

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WE
Atlanta
22 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great, as usual! We go here every Christmas season and they never disappoint! Loved the meatloaf and the fried chicken. And, of course, the crab cakes!

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L
Columbus
13 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our server Michael was exceptional. Every suggestion he made was spot on and truly delicious! We enjoyed our dinner after having a drink at the bar. We plan to dine here each time we visit Atlanta.

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