Atlanta >Landmark Diner & Bucket
“The diner is very clean and has a pleasant atmosphere.”
“We sampled two absolutely scrumptious desserts and would recommend the chocolate mousse pie and the Pistachio Cake!”
“The prices are acceptable and they also have a bar nextdoor so me and my fiance could actually enjoy the rest of the nite with a cocktail and a dance.”
“But as time went on I came to love the Nachos, matzo ball soup, Italian Pasta dishes and their drinks.”
“They offer one of the most extensive menus that I've ever seen.”
“Overall a good place, especially for night owls or midnight snackers- fairly short walk from five points rail station and open 24-hours a day (all day breakfast).”
“My children and I agree this is a great place to eat and we will come back.”
“The server was very friendly and fast.”
“The eggs benedict, although rather pricey for a diner, were very good.”
“I'll head here to have a wonderful brunch and let the others stand in line for 45 minutes at the other places around town.”
Huge Portions. Great black n blue burger (blue cheeseburger), great dessert (cheesecake, red velvet cake, etc...) A little pricey for a "diner" but you get huge portions so usually you have enough for 2 meals! The chicken gyro is really great too. The place is never busy though....but food is good and service is good. Yummy!
So Glad This Place Exists.
I'm so glad this place exists for late night pie and irish coffee.
The interior is as kitschy and expected as possible - everything a diner should be - and the slices of pie are huge. I think it's owned by a greek family - and the entire wait service staff seem to be either family or friends (it's cute to watch). There also seems to be a mixed crowd there - both young and old - a good sign for a place that has been around the block a few times .
I was a little surprised by the prices for everything; $10 for a sandwich - though their servings are pretty large.
For any New Yorker looking for a diner that reminds them of home - this is the place.
I Must Go Back To Try More. They have converted me into a cole slaw lover! Let me tell you that this is quite a feat! I ordered my diner standby, the Reuben. It was scrumptious! My server was pleasant, but not overbearing, and she brought out my food quickly. I must go back to try their breakfast offerings.
Lots of options. There are plenty of different food options available, including those that are vegetarian friendly. There's also a large dessert area with so many different choices of cake and other sweets.
Don't go. We were in Atlanta for Thanksgiving. I'm a big fan of diners and as soon as I saw this one, I insisted on going, what a big mistake. From the cold hard rolls, to the wilted salad to the waitress that took 25 minutes to bring us the bread and salad.....the food was simply awful, we ordered 3 entrees, our pasta with seafood was goopy and tasteless, I thought I would have a dessert hoping that it would help to get the bad taste out of my mouth, walked to the front and there, one of the workers, an older gentleman in a suit was rearranging the pastries, licking his finger and touching all of them with his spitty hands, gross, don't go here.
What happened to Landmark Diner??? Its changed!!!.
IN THE PAST Landmark Diners in Atlanta (the entire series of them from Buckhead to Marietta) were the places to go for beautifully plated dishes that were piled so high you had no choice but to get a to go box. From dinner to dessert you left pretty d*mn satified and your wallet was still heavy...
Somewhere between last October 2009 and April 2010 things changed.
Upon looking at the place back in 2002 when I first arrived I didn't know if I wanted to go in there...it looked a little scary and unsophsticated...all those colourful neon lights. But after actually stepping inside I completely fell in love w/it... It wasn't the "cleanest" looking place depending on the lights but the offering of Greek food and American specialties won me over! The ginormous desserts were 5 star and anytime we had a community meeting it would conclude there.
My favourite dishes were the salads and breakfast items. But as time went on I came to love the Nachos, matzo ball soup, Italian Pasta dishes and their drinks.
But all that came to a halt last night. I visited the one in buckhead with my same group of friends. We were rather hungry and I ordered much more than my usual eggs and fries w/feta cheese.
Upon entering I noticed the decor has changed. There's a big Persian style rug in the doorway and the dim seats and booths have all been replaced w/new comfy chairs and cushioned seating areas. Its not the most modern in style but it feels good and breakfast-nooky.
The extremely friendly host was absent and instead a superficial-dry manager or head waiter?? who drug out a semi-friendly "booth or table, ladies."
We chose a table.
A very nice waitress came out afterwards and took our orders. We ask for things we usually eat when there... We were given a half loaf of sliced butter bread w/butter packets. I'm not a big fan of bread but I miss their french bagette cut and piping hot.
I ordered an omlette, fries and grilled cheese (cheddar). When it arrived I was surprised that the omlette came w/home fries (if I had seen that on the menu I wouldn't have ordered fries). The grilled cheese (that I just ordered at random because I just trusted was on the menu) was not grilled but instead EXTREMELY TOASTED toast (clearly burned on some edges) and what could have been generic brand american cheese slices coloured BRIGHT ORANGE. I ate it because 1. I was hungry 2. I don't like to return food for fear I'm going to piss off a cook/chef whose having a tough night. Just as all of the other dishes began to arrive and the first bites taken I questioned who on earth was cooking. Before I could even get my words out my friend also made a negative comment about her food.
We tried to eat it and I finished most of mine (it was late and I hadn't eaten since noon-so I was too weak to go home and cook). I took my dessert to go...it too tasted bad. I couldn't believe it! What happened?????
I miss the old diner...the one w/the friendly faces, the crazy huge portions and real food products-not food substitutes. I didn't mind the dim lighting or the cool 50s car-hop furniture w/silver lining... The diner is one of the few 24 hour spots where you can get pretty good greek food at 5:15 am...some of us enjoy mousakka at that hour! I just don't know if its going to be good anymore! Ill give it another try (maybe) but Ill probably order fries and matzo ball soup in the future-no dessert. I'm not taking a risk w/anything else.
Good food good service. This is a place were you can go at anytime and order breakfast or a hamburger but the menu is quite good with a lot of deserts this is a nice place to go if you need to eat
Overpriced and tasteless. I have been here several times. The first time I had a Reuben which was ok. This time I had beef brisket in gravy. It came with a side of mashed potatoes and a salad. First of all the waitress brought the wrong dressing. Since we had already waited more than half an hour just to get our salads I decided not to complain. The salad was all iceburg lettuce which has no taste. The lettuce was beginning to get pink on the edges of the ribs which told me it was not fresh. But drowned in dressing it was edible. After another half an hour our entrees arrived. They did not make the onion rings for fries substitution that my mother requested but again we did not complain. My brisket was about as bland and inedible as possible. It was somewhere between school lunch and nursing home quality. It looked like it came from Costco precooked. The gravy was obviously from a packet or can. Truly awful. And at $16 an insult as well. I could not eat even one third. I left the restaurant hungry. If I was the owner of this place I would be ashamed to charge so much for such poor quality food. My mother and daughter got hamburgers which they were ok with. My brother got the salmon which he didn't comment on. For a meal that cost over $70 for 4 people it was a complete waste. Don't waste your time or money in this dump. It is for drunks who are hungry at 4 am and don't know what decent food tastes like.
Most extensive variety of food.. I would recommend this establishment to anyone that is in the Buckhead area. Good prices...good food and professional service. They offer one of the most extensive menus that I've ever seen. For instance, breakfast food to Lamb Chops. Well stock bar and giantic booth seating.
Breakfeast was served cold and not very good. We went with a group of eight, and everybodies food came out cold and not very good. I have had pretty good experiences there with dinner but not breakfeast.
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