King + Duke

4.6
2201 reviews
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$31 to $50
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American
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  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasion
  • Creative Cuisine
At King and Duke, we showcase locally sourced ingredients through simple, yet focused hearth cooking. Our goal is not to manipulate food, but to accentuate the natural flavors of our products through slower methods of cooking and the smoke of the wood fire. Through this primitive technique, constantly moving and manipulating the live fire, we invest exacting attention to the preparation of each and every dish.

Our managing partner, Ford Fry, named the restaurant after two characters in Huckleberry Finn, “The King” and “The Duke," a pair of grifters who ‘put on airs’ and pretended to be royalty, when in fact they were a couple of hillbillies who lived in the woods. With our slightly mischievous ways ☺, a huge focus on quality, yet a primitive cooking style and down-to earth atmosphere, Chef Fry felt like it was the perfect name for our newest restaurant.

Special Offers

Valentine's Day Special Menus & More

Come celebrate Valentine's Day with chef EJ Hodgkinson's delightful 3 course prix fixe menu with your special someone! Wine pairings will be available, and romance will be in the air. Make your reservation early to light the fire of your love!!

Thursday, February 14, 2019

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Atlanta
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great food and service.

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T
Atlanta
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

King + Duke is new favorite. An amazing restaurant with wonderful food, service, and atmosphere. I went for Sunday's brunch and the food was great for the price and the entire staff were wonderful!

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R
Atlanta
70 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 3Food 4Service 3Ambience 5

Although the food was great...the service was not. Nice atmosphere. Quieter tables upstairs.

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JP
Jacksonville
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

King + Duke was the most amazing restaurants I’ve ever been to. Everything on the menu was delicious and beautifully prepared. Our server, Johnathan, was knowledgeable and personable. He walked us through the whole menu and suggested some of the best dishes I’ve ever had. Coming from an interior design background the whole atmosphere is very well done. Highly recommend!

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KP
Chicago
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The service and food was great. I tried a few different speciality cocktails. The menu has great seasonal options. Defiantly a place to add to your restaurant list of must go to's.

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HF
Atlanta
25 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

The food is always good but I did not care for their new menu. The new format was different than what was shown on their website when I made the reservation a few days earlier.

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MA
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We had a wonderful experience this past weekend at King + Duke. Our food was amazing and our service was perfect. Our server was Toki - she was personable, professional, and SUPER knowledgable about menu items. Not only was Toki great, but so was every single staff member we came in contact with. Hosts, bus staff, servers - all awesome. We will certainly be returning next time we’re in Atlanta and recommending it to everyone traveling there.

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l
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

Loved our brunch experience in a Sunday afternoon! The quiche is AMAZING. Such a great Buckhead addition ❤️

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C
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

We have been to King + Duke twice with some friends of ours and we had great experiences both times. They recently revamped their menu and I do not like the new menu layout as much as the old one but the food was still delicious and the popovers are amazing.

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LL
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Love the new menu!

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OT
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

My wife's birthday dinner. I've been here when it gets busy and loudcso opted for 630p dinner and dancing in another location. Meal was great, service and staff attentiveness perfect.

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great NYE dinner and champagne toast!

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Atlanta
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

New Year’s Eve menu was spectacular!

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AU
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 3Food 4Service 2Ambience 4

Food is good! Service good but very slow. The “king “ takes 40 minutes. More like an hour and a half. Everything slow. Nice atmosphere!

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MA
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Awesome squid
Awesome bread
Awesome sevice
Aweesome ambiance

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OT
Atlanta
6 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great service as soon as you step through the door. Great quality food. Knowledgeable staff - probably one of the best servers/waitress we have had dining out in Atlanta. They validate parking. They've got it right! Other restaurants in ATL should take note.

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Sacramento
23 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2018
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Always delicious, but what stands out is the service. Brandon made great recommendations and was accommodating when we needed to move to a different table.

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Miami
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Great meal, amazing server, but no egg nog which was the reason we came!

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SB
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2018
Overall 3Food 1Service 3Ambience 4

I appreciate being asked to comment. We have enjoyed King and Duke on previous visits, but were quite disappointed this time. The menu changes were not explained well. I ordered the winter vegetables and the scallops. Both were very spicy, I felt they did not compliment each other at all and I was expecting scallops to be my main course and it must have been a tapas type thing because there were only 3. zmzy meal was very unsatisfactory. The spice overwhelmed the delicate flavor of scallops - it just didn't work. So on walking out we said we would't return.
The energy in the room and the service were nice.

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f
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great night out and had an 18 yr old on crutches. Waitstaff was great in stashing the crutches away for the dinner. A little confusing on the new shift of the dinner menu since the fall. Waitstaff was excited about the menu, but it didn’t really connect with portions for ordering. Food was fantastic but probably would have ordered more given greater detail from the staff. I think recommendations on where we might have needed a fill in on the order would have been helpful. Awesome food and awesome venue!

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OT
1 review
Dined on December 16, 2018
Overall 3Food 3Service 2Ambience 4

It was okay. Glad I went, but won't go again.

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j
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on December 16, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Johnathon was our server and he was absolutely amazing! Very knowledgeable about the menu and pairings. Every dish was delicious! We will be back soon!

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Atlanta
1 review
Dined on December 16, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Not sure we like new menu / tapas approach . Especially if we are with people we don’t know very well .

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CM
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I know K service and food were top notch. The short ribs are nothing short as to flavor and size and be sure to end with the sticky toffee pudding - to die for! We'll be back!

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R
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on December 15, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 3Ambience 4

Everything was great. My team celebrated our annual holiday party here this year. My only down side: The "King Steak" was, honestly, our least favorite thing on the menu. The steak was pretty dry and just ok. Everything else we had was amazing. That would be my only note, skip the steak and enjoy everything else!

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KA
Atlanta
7 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We came for my husbands birthday dinner and everything was great, including our service from our waiter Brian. Couldn’t ask for anything better.

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OT
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2018
Overall 2Food 1Service 5Ambience 5

Service was great. Management was great.
Appetizers and cocktails good.
Food: average to below average. The one steak on the menu, the cook doesn’t know how to appropriately cook it. We sent the steak back 1,2,3 times.... and it was still wrong. It was so charred that we didn’t even box it to-go.

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Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Very good but they recently changed their menu so certain things are now considered “small plates” or “shareable”... which just seems like a way to charge more for less. Preferred the old menu.

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TB
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

The restaurant has great energy and food. Unfortunately we arrived about 20 minutes late for our reservation. The hostess unemotionally informed us that they only hold reservations for 15 minutes and wasn't swayed by the fact that we called in advance to notify of this. The manager Ryan quickly appeared, assured us that we would be seated as quickly as possible and sent over glasses of champagne. Ryan's efforts made the dinner experience great. Our server was equally personable and offered recommendations based on our questions. I look forward to going back!

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Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

It was a Friday night and noisy. But fab burger.

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AC
1 review
Dined on December 15, 2018
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Such a wonderful vibe here. Service is always excellent and the food options are unique.

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w
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I hesitate to give 5 stars because I’m stingy with praise, but really everything was excellent. Starting with the food, each menu item sounded delicious, and my friends and I tried 6. Sharing portions were sized well for 4 grown men. Service was great, welcoming and friendly from hostess, to bartender, to Brian to the bus boys. 2nd time coming, will come more often and certainly recommend.

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LL
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2018
Overall 2Food 3Service 1Ambience 5

A very disappointing exerpeicme. I took my two employees for a holiday lunch. service was terrible. We did not get our appetizer, they had limited seafood on menu, they could not describe menu selections and finnaly they did not have dessert options.

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KD
Atlanta
9 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Amazing service and delicious food. We had a wonderful time at brunch.

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S
1 review
Dined on December 9, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

I was distraught when NAVA closed and didn't expect much from the new tenant. However, I was pleasantly surprised and it's gotten better with each visit!

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PL
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on December 9, 2018
Overall 2Food 2Service 2Ambience 1

It was freezing. We brought that up and the waitress said she would request a higher temp but did not check back about it and barely came by. Menu was disappointed. We had the king and the ribeye was very fatty. I was so very disappointed and will probably not re-visit it.

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MB
1 review
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

If your looking for something different this is a fun place to go.

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AI
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

This was my second time dining at King & Duke & I cannot begin to tell you enough how wonderful this dining gem is!!! We came for the food, but I do have to say, from the hosts to the professional wait staff & support staff, it was the energy of this team & love for serving their guests that truly makes this dining spot well above the rest! Our waiter was simply charming, so accommodating, giving & so careful with everything. The two ladies I had brought as first timers were blown away by the treatment & amazing variety & unique dishes. Amazing, amazing, amazing!!! Thank you for making our dinner outing simply perfect. We will be back & you will definitely be highly recommended as a “must-visit” to all of our acquaintances!

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JM
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great experience. Really cool atmosphere, great service, and the food was top notch. Recommend the winter veggies, scallops and chicken.

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SB
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

State of the art food from appetizers to ersrt, time and time again. I must go to place for me everytime I am in Atlanta.

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