Buckhead Diner - PRIORITY SEATING

4.6
4531 reviews
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$30 and under
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American
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  • Comfort Food
  • Good for a Date
  • Lunch
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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Atlanta
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Fabulous. An ATL institution.

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OM
Atlanta
35 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

As usual everything was good. We went in a little later in the evening (9pm). And that may be why I felt the fried chicken was quite dry and felt somewhat like a precooked chicken that had been kept warm in an oven kind of thing. That’s the only reason I dropped one star.

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OT
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 3Food 2Service 4Ambience 4

Been there many times over the years when I have business meetings and I am traveling to Atlanta. Usually very good but it was a bit off this visit.

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DS
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Nice, quiet ambiance. Great food. Service was friendly and professional.

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BL
Los Angeles
65 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 4Food 5Service 3Ambience 3

I went to Emory and ate here weekly years ago. The food was as amazing as always but the timing of food and drinks were very off throughout the entire meal. Also the entire place smelled as if it was cleaned with a dirty rag or mop. They could invest in a good deep cleaning as what was once a gorgeous old place is starting to look a little frayed around the edges. With all that said it is still a great classic Atlanta place to eat.

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L
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 2Food 2Service 2Ambience 2

After making a reservation it still took them 30 mins to seat and an hour to get our food and it was cold.

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TW
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Buckhead Diner is always a reliable choice when I am in Atlanta. We were seated right away, our service was very good, and the food delicious, as always.

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B
Atlanta
8 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Very attentive server & a birthday dessert for my friend! Always fun and food is delicious.

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AP
Jacksonville
7 reviews
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The food and service were wonderful. My husband and I shared a mesculun salad and I had the seared scallops while he enjoyed the sea bass. All three dishes were wonderful, and my husband’s sea bass was extraordinary. We will definitely be back next time we are in town!

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PC
1 review
Dined on May 15, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great meal. Impeccable service. On a business trip and loved the place.

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JG
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The food was great!!! The wait wasn't bad at all. Would recommend.

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C
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 3Food 4Service 4Ambience 3

The food was good .the service was good for a Mother’s Day.it was way too crowded and noisy for good conversation. We went at 2:30. Tables entirely too close together! We will not return on a holiday! However, I am sure we will go back as it has long been a favorite of ours. Prices comparatively reasonable.

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JK
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 2Food 2Service 3Ambience 3

Mother’s day

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R
Atlanta
181 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Great Brunch & Service! We had family together and enjoyed our meal together and visited with No Issues-
We can always count on the BHD to be very much our go to place for a good relaxing time with Great entree’s and superb service!

Well Done!

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TS
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Just excellent a great place to eat with high quality service

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CD
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 3Food 4Service 1Ambience 3

The food at Buckhead Diner is consistently good. However, the service on this visit was very, very slow even though the restaurant was not busy.

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SC
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Always great food and service. The soft shell crab sandwich was amazing. The chicken club was also very good

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C
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Just amazingly good food with friendly service. There is nothing we didn’t like. I would definitely go to Buckhead Diner again

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JK
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

This place never disappoints! The staff is on point and there is always great menu choices.

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AB
Western NC
10 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2019
Overall 2Food 4Service 2Ambience 3

I have enjoyed this restaurant in the past, but this time the service was inattentive. It took too long to get the check, the payment was mishandled and there was just a general lack of attention and care, despite the fact that the place was not crowded at 2-3 pm. This was my son's college graduation lunch- I was disappointed to say the least. I have been disappointed by Buckhead Restaurant Group the past few times- including Chops Lobster Bar. They need to better train their staff. An important day lost a bit of its luster due to my having to get up to handle the situation with the hostess- no manager.

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SG
Atlanta
8 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2019
Overall 3Food 4Service 3Ambience 1

I have been to Buckhead Diner sporadically over the years and every time you walk in there is a horrible smell. It's musty or sewage sort of smelling. It really takes away from the overall experience. The food continues to be good but the interior could probably go for an update. Chairs and booths are looking pretty worn.

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R
Atlanta
181 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 3

It was very very noisy, tomato soup was "luke warm" by the time waiter came by again I had eaten over half - it was not the usual top notch service and food we normally get. We will be back - these things happen.

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G
Atlanta
14 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Always a treat and good excellent

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J
Tampa
29 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Buckhead Diner is a perennial favorite. Never disappoints. Imaginative food, fantastic service. Nice bar.

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K
Atlanta
7 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The waiter Michael was fantastic! We love Buckhead Diner but he made our experience extra special.

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FG
Atlanta
6 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Incredible dining experience; so thrilled with the wait staff, service, quality of food and ambiance ! Thrilled that I selected the Buckhead Diner to entertain my guests.

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GJ
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on April 29, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Friends from out of town.

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AC
Atlanta
10 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

The food and service was great as usual. We enjoyed our evening celebrating our son’s new job.

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DK
Atlanta
7 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I think we were there early enough on a Sunday not to get caught up in the "church crowd" so priority seating was not necessary at 11:30 AM.

Service was excellent, and the food was upscale for a diner. Diner feel on the outside, but upscale on the inside. We were impressed and will definitely be back.

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a
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined on April 22, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

This is one of our favorite restaurants. We live about 40 minutes north of the restaurant but it is a go to for all special occasions. It never disappoints.

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P
1 review
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 3Food 2Service 2Ambience 3

Despite being credited for the poor service, the food was mediocre at best, which was a significant disappointment given the restaurant's reputation. I don't know if it was just the Easter Rush that got them so befuddled, but 3 out of the 4 meals we ordered were deeply disappointing.

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NK
Atlanta
51 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 5

Enjoyed Easter Brunch with small family gathering. Perfect for the occasion. The diner had a “bunny” character for the kids and service was good. I liked that they didn’t change their regular Sunday brunch menu due to the Easter celebration. Would definitely recommend!

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AR
Atlanta
5 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

loved the place, classic and classy diner experience

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MM
Atlanta
119 reviews
Dined on April 19, 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Exceptional friendly service, menu has a ton of options for everyone, burgers are great, but the blue plate specials should be considered, fish is very fresh. Blue cheese potato chips a specialty, but needs to be shared. Prices are very fair given high quality. A bit noisy at peak periods and center tables often are over seated causing cramped conditions at times. Ask server for different table if the case. This is especially true of bar area during crowded hours.

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LB
Nashville
2 reviews
Dined on April 18, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Delicious delicious food

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E
New York Area
36 reviews
Dined on April 18, 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 5Ambience 3

We were greeted upon entering the restaurant and immediately seated. Our server was attentive and cordial but the food was not up to their usual standards. We always visit the diner at least once on our Atlanta visits but we were disappointed in the quality of the food on this visit.
I ordered the salmon “medium” and it was clearly cooked well beyond that temperature point. The quinoa was ok not outstanding.
This is atypical so we will definitely return.

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PM
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 5Ambience 3

Meh. I’ve been visiting here over the years. Service with Brian was great, he’s one of those ubiquitous Southern gentleman type. Efficient and quick as we warned we were short on time. But the beignet appetizers were teeny tiny for the money. The meatloaf, which they claim is a signature dish, was pretty bland with very bland mashed potatoes. So overall, not worth the prices anymore.

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HW
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 4Food 3Service 4Ambience 4

I felt the pastrami Reuben was too strongly coated with mustard. It was not good.

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L
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I was entertaining out-of-town friends. We were immediately seated, promptly greeted by our waiter and the entire meal was perfect!

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 5Food 3Service 5Ambience 5

Loved the restaurant but portions were sooo small for the price

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