Bare Bones Steakhouse

4.7
1011 reviews
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Steakhouse
Top tags:
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Anniversaries
Bare Bones is a classic steakhouse. We are located in the Bona Allen building in historic downtown Buford, Ga. You will experience the feel of the old saddlery and harness making shops that once occupied this space. We have a traditional restaurant and bar and also offer a comfortable lounge and additional space. For dinner reservations call 470-266-1890. For event space information for your next special occasion, gathering or business meeting call 470-266-1900.
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Savannah
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Great meal with good friends!

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JM
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Always my top pick for a night out. The absolute best steak, best service, best drinks, best atmosphere and best value anywhere in the southeastern US. This place will eventually become a destination restaurant as time goes on. Natalie was amazing as always, and the new manager was great to check on us. We left stuffed and satisfied for days.

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

Great experience overall. Waiter was awesome. Very loud was the only negative. Could not hear waiter good which was a problem considering it was our first time there.

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NP
Seattle
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 1Food 3Service 1Ambience 2

Very disappointed with dinner tonight. We come here often but tonight Matt forgot to bring our salads and didn’t even bring or offer bread. He only checked on us a few times and didn’t offer to make up for any of this, he only gave us the free desert and put it under as special occasion, so in summary he did nothing to make this a better experience. Also, AC felt like it was not on, and it was super hot in there. Hopefully this doesn’t mean this place is getting bad, but today it felt like this was Longhorn’s not Bare Bones and we stopped going to longhorns for a reason.

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KA
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

The only issue was I had received a gift card for my fifthy birthday. I finally got to use it, but before we came we called BB to check the balance and the gentleman told us there was one hundred dollars on it; which was what I was told by the staff at school. Only to be told there was only twenty five dollars on it when we were paying for our meal. So glad I have a wonderful husband and of course he paid without argument. Glad it was us and not someone else.

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

Great Food and Service. Recommended.

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SG
Jacksonville
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Amanda took great care of us.

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KD
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Best steakhouse I have been to and the price beats everyone else! Amazing service, great portions, incredible steaks!

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RW
Mississippi
14 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Very good ribeye steak!

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MM
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great food! The waiter Matt was excellent! He explained the specials and made great recommendations! We never felt rushed and enjoyed celebrating our friend’s birthday! Her dessert Bananas Foster was beautiful and delicious! Great dinner at an awesome location!

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OT
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Mathew was awesome!!! Love the restaurant, will definitely be back. We are very grateful for our anniversary dessert and gift! Thank you so very much

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JM
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

The prime tenderloin was very good and in the top five I have ever had. Ordered medium rare was perfect. We will be back.

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MC
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

The food and service were wonderful! Ken our waiter was excellent and his recommendations were perfect and our entire party enjoyed their selections. We will definitely be back to Bare Bones soon :)

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DG
1 review
Dined on June 18, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

As always, I had a great Tuesday date night.. I can’t brag enough about how great the prime rib special is, also enjoyed a wedge salad and French onion soup. Left full and happy!! Can’t wait till next date night.

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TL
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 18, 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Food was great service was great; it was very loud and surprising lots of little kids. Overall it was a great meal and worth it. Would highly recommend

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OT
1 review
Dined on June 18, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Birthday, Anniversary, Retirement

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SB
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

the food as always was excellent we come there quite often the service was excellent Dylan our waiter was the best way to we ever had would request him again as always Bare Bones is at the top of our list for the best steak house and it's only 15 minutes from our house

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MM
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We’ve been to Barebones at least 10 times since it opened and have NEVER been disappointed! The food is Incredible and the service is Excellent!!

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DS
Atlanta
10 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Awesome food, great service and eclectic decor.

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MS
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We had reservations, were greeted promptly and immediately seated. Our server was very personable, knowledgeable and patient. It was our first experience here. Her recommendations were spot on. The steaks and prime rib were worth every penny. The salads were fresh and tasty. The Fried green tomato and fried okra appetizer was really good. Had to try the Bananas Foster and were glad we did. We will return again. Parking was easy.

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WO
Atlanta
5 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

THE WAITRESS DID FANTASTIC. RACHAEL . LOVE THIS PLACE.

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JT
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

This was my third time visiting. Each time was excellent. Great food and service! The Prime steaks were perfect.

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MS
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great food and quality every time. It’s a bit pricy but larger portion size and delicious quality makes it worth it.

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MG
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Food is wonderful and the wait staff is excellent! Good night out for our family.

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CA
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

This is a TRUE steakhouse. The serving portion were huge. We had enough to take home for left overs. Try the Onion rings so delicious.

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DK
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We had a great time.We came for Father's Day.Hostessgreated us instantly Our Server was excellent.It was our first time so she made sure we under stood menu.She was very personable.I loved the atmosphere of the restaurant.The food was so flavorful.The steaks were cooked just right.I was glad we had lots of options for sides and appetizers.

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w
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Great food on the main street of downtown Buford. Nice atmosphere. Will return again

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EH
1 review
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall 2Food 2Service 2Ambience 3

The food was good but WAY overpriced. The steak was tender and delicious but not $37 good. Wait staff was ok at best. I wouldn’t tell friends to go due to the lack of attention from server and over priced meats. Sides were very good and fair priced but meats were way to high

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KR
1 review
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Everything was fantastic from the food to the service. Top notch

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OT
Atlanta
5 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Love this restaurant! Great to have a restaurant with fabulous food and service that isn’t a chain restaurant!

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OT
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great steaks and overall great meal. A little pricey but, the food was great!!!

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GD
Atlanta
9 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

This is our third visit with three different couples, and they along with us highly enjoyed it. Food, service was great . We will return.

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BG
1 review
Dined on June 11, 2019
Overall 3Food 2Service 4Ambience 4

The food was not what i would expect for the price. Ordered green tomatoes. Order of 4 for people. 3 nice slices, and embarrassing small end piece. Kitchen did a bad job. Brought another. Shrimp and grits had to go back. Overcooked and hard. Remade and was ok.
Large steak charred on exterior bit rare inside. Too much charring.
Expected better for the price.

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DH
Atlanta
6 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

BB as always a delight. Perfect steaks, delicious appetizers and now an ever expanding whiskey selection! Sure to please those who enjoy a fine bourbon/rye with their meal.

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MM
Charleston
1 review
Dined on June 9, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We had a reservation for 6:00 and were seated right away. All the food(from the appetizer to desert) were absolutely the best ever!! The steaks were done exactly how they were ordered,and so tender you could cut them with a fork!! The sides were delicious, (Garlic Mashed Potatoes, and Creamed Spinach). For desert we had the cobbler.. I have never had anything like it!!! We had two waiters taking care of us, and they were always checking on us, and refilling drinks. The building was really cool inside, and made us feel right at home. Can't wait to come back with friends!! Thanks for the awesome Anniversary dinner!!!

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OT
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent!!

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JB
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Our server - Lee - was terrific. Hostess was very helpful. Enjoyed the experience!

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OT
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Anniversary

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RE
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Bare Bones is an excellent dining experience especially if you prefer fire grilled steak. All food was perfectly prepared and served by outstanding staff. The fried green tomato & okra spear appetizer was also a delightful treat! We absolutely love the food, atmosphere and service at Bare Bones in Buford!

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l
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 1Food 2Service 4Ambience 4

Went with 3 other people.. One ordered sea bass, the other one ordered a rare steak, and my husband ordered the bacon wrapped filet.. and I ordered the steak of the day medium and added on for $20.00 scallops.. My husbands steak was raw and the outside was charred so badly it smelled horrible.. my steak was literally raw.. and my scallops never came..then my steak comes back )that they threw back on the grill) and its grey.. they took it away, and i said forget about it because everyone was almost done. finally my scallops came, and the were raw..warm on the outside ice cold on the inside... i asked the others in my group if it was me..lol.. they all agreed it was raw.. sent them back.. well everyone is done now.. finally my scallops come.. charred beyond. cooked though.. i ate 1 1/2... terrible experience.. they took the steak off(i mean i had 1 piece).. but we paid for everything else.. oh and we got free dessert.. this is the 3rd time we were there in a 6 month span with problems.. we wont be back.

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