Buckhead Diner

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3073 Piedmont Road NEAtlanta, GA 30305 map »

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Business overview

Atmosphere

  • Elegant
  • Fun
  • People Watching

Features

  • Bar
  • Brunch
  • Daily Specials
  • Great Wines
  • Parking
  • Reservations

Average Price

  • $15 and under
  • $16-$25

Cuisines

  • American

Credit Cards

  • American Express
  • Discover
  • MasterCard
  • Visa

Hours of Operation

  • MON
  • 11:00am
  • 12:00am
  • TUE
  • 11:00am
  • 12:00am
  • WED
  • 11:00am
  • 12:00am
  • THU
  • 11:00am
  • 12:00am
  • FRI
  • 11:00am
  • 12:00am
  • SAT
  • 11:00am
  • 12:00am
  • SUN
  • 10:00am
  • 10:00pm

Payments Accepted

  • American Express
  • Debit Card
  • Discover
  • Mastercard
  • Visa

Year Established

1987

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The Disappointing Diner, 1/15/2011

Ate at the Buckhead Diner today for the first time in years and wish I hadn't. While the place was clean, it looked tired. The service is still good but avoid the valet parking (it takes too long). ... The food is mediocre at best and when price is taken into consideration, its a bad value. However, if you are part of the insecure Buckhead crowd that is more concerned with appearance than substance, this is the place for you.

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A Wonderful Motion Picture!, 1/14/2009

The Buckhead Diner at 3073 Piedmont Road is truly an Atlanta icon that precisely represents the early American fountain cafés of the Art Deco era. From the stainless steel and lacquered wood to the... geometric lighting and cubism floor, this restaurant accurately characterizes this opulent style with a great deal of attention to detail. The menu offers a wide selection of moderately priced entrées as well as “snacks,” soups, salads, sandwiches, desserts, and classic fountains. Despite the typical one-hour wait at dinner time, the atmosphere offers a very entertaining method of passing the time especially for those individuals who enjoy people-watching. And in keeping with the true Art Deco flavor of the period, the crowd also seems to unfold in front of you much like a classic film noir or stylish Hollywood drama emphasizing moral ambiguity and sexual motivation with more than enough femmes fatales and narcissist men to last you a lifetime. Although the food and service are excellent once you are seated and I highly recommend any newcomer to try their “famous” homemade potato chips, everything takes a back seat to the value discovered in watching the actors who frequent this stage. And if that were not enough, I think most observers will be equally delighted to witness the great demonstrations of diversity in costumes that have been popularized on stages, screens, and peep-show booths in countless reincarnations. So, take a friend and enjoy the show!

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Insightful

Reviews: 2

The Disappointing Diner

Ate at the Buckhead Diner today for the first time in years and wish I hadn't. While the place was clean, it looked tired. The service is still good but avoid the valet parking (it takes too long). The food is mediocre at best and when price is taken into consideration, its a bad value. However, if you are part of the insecure Buckhead crowd that is more concerned with appearance than substance, this is the place for you.

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DFH

Reviews: 22

A Wonderful Motion Picture!

The Buckhead Diner at 3073 Piedmont Road is truly an Atlanta icon that precisely represents the early American fountain cafés of the Art Deco era. From the stainless steel and lacquered wood to the geometric lighting and cubism floor, this restaurant accurately characterizes this opulent style with a great deal of attention to detail. The menu offers a wide selection of moderately priced entrées as well as “snacks,” soups, salads, sandwiches, desserts, and classic fountains. Despite the typical one-hour wait at dinner time, the atmosphere offers a very entertaining method of passing the time especially for those individuals who enjoy people-watching. And in keeping with the true Art Deco flavor of the period, the crowd also seems to unfold in front of you much like a classic film noir or stylish Hollywood drama emphasizing moral ambiguity and sexual motivation with more than enough femmes fatales and narcissist men to last you a lifetime. Although the food and service are excellent once you are seated and I highly recommend any newcomer to try their “famous” homemade potato chips, everything takes a back seat to the value discovered in watching the actors who frequent this stage. And if that were not enough, I think most observers will be equally delighted to witness the great demonstrations of diversity in costumes that have been popularized on stages, screens, and peep-show booths in countless reincarnations. So, take a friend and enjoy the show!

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Traveler66

Reviews: 26

I love this place, AND the kitchen is open late.

It is soooo hard to find a decent place for dinner after 10PM in this town, but the Buckhead Diner kitchen is open late. Very good food, wonderful service. I really like this place.

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jlhall

Reviews: 25

Great Food, Nice Atmosphere

This is a great place to go for a business meeting or a special occasion. When my parents are in town, my boyfriend and I take them here and they love it. The pretzel sandwich is to die for!

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polorussell

Reviews: 6

Best Calamari ANYWHERE

I love the Buckhead Diner, and my all time favorite item on the menu is the Calamari..if you haven't had it, try it!

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MississippiMan

Reviews: 8

Fantastic meals

A great place to get a great meal. Convenient location, excellent variety on the menu. Quick service and more food on a plate than you can eat atone sitting. Prices well within reason. Most excellent dessert selection. If you want a truly great meal, this is the place to go.

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bettyjane

Reviews: 156

Different

The food is fairly good and the service is usually good. It's not one of my favorites but I will go there again.

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BadKitty

Reviews: 35

Good Stuff

I have had mixed luck eating in this restaurant. I love the food, and the atmosphere, for the most part, but have had really bad service a time or two. We went tonight and had a great server, she had a big smile and was very good. I could do without the enforced valet parking, but I know complaining about that is a lost cause.

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thisgood4u

Reviews: 27

Long wait

We waited one hour for a table, but the food was very good. I would call ahead next time to reduce the wait. Why don't they take reservations.

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mpadgett

Reviews: 110

great!

this is a must-visit restaurant in atlanta. great food. it is pretty expensive, but it's well worth it.

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lilsmom

Reviews: 145

Best Nice Night Out in ATL

Awesome food, awesome service. Pricey, but worth every penny. The meatloaf is amazing! Good to impress a date or a client, or both.

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CindyBradford

Reviews: 25

Great Food and Service

WOW you won't believe the delicious foods and impeccable service. Desserts are to die for. Great food with generous portions. You will love it.

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AtlantaLadyCEI

Reviews: 59

Decent Diner

This diner wasn't all it was cracked up to be. The service was speedy but the food was so-so. I wasn't impressed w/the menu b/c it was pretty boring and when it arrived the taste was blah. I'll give it another try soon and maybe I can adjust this review!

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bgreen

Reviews: 10

Old Fashion

I loved the diner - it was very old fashioned, but in a good way. It's nice to have a variety of traditional and modern restaurant's in Atlanta.

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vpichica

Reviews: 73

upscale comfort

Great food, reasonable pricing. Great drinks!

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