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Rusty Nail

American, Bar, Pub
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2900 Buford Highway Northeast, Atlanta, GA 30329-1802
+1 404-325-3326
11:00 - 00:00
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Mon - Thu 11:00 - 00:00
Fri 11:00 - 02:00
Sat 11:30 - 01:00
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Atlanta, Georgia
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19 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 January 2017 via mobile

This bar has been here forever, since the 1970s. I doubt that the interior structures, seating, benches, etc have changed since then. You can smoke in the bar, and there a lot of people in their forties fifties and sixties hanging out drinking and smoking. But the food is really good and the service is friendly and fast. If you're... More 

1 Thank Alan K
Atlanta, Georgia
Level Contributor
650 reviews
467 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 143 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 January 2017 via mobile

I have been going to this restaurant for the past 20 years. The food and service continue to be fantastic. I highly recommend the BBQ, their salads and daily soups. They have a great daily special with fresh vegetables The prices are very reasonable as well

1 Thank ddmullis
New York City, New York
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 January 2017

beer prices are excellent The staff was great even though my friend was cut off both nights. food is also great.

1 Thank jack L
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130 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 December 2016 via mobile

This place is down to earth, well worn - and comfortable in a very informal way. Friendly welcome,good cold beer and tasty pub grub. Highly recommend the brisket! Look out for the big pistol.

1 Thank dragonfishGA
Cairo, Georgia
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35 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 November 2016

We were staying at the Hampton Inn very tired and upset about my sister at Emory. The Rusty Nail was just around the corner by the CVS. Loved the big grill that looks like a gun. Our little waitress was so good and helpful. I had a burger which was very good with broccoli salad. They offer many things to... More 

1 Thank cincinmax
Atlanta ga
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 November 2016

Can't share a whole lot about this place except you can still smoke in there. Not my kinda place. I am sure if you don't mind a smoking place it's probably a cool hole in the wall local place to hang

1 Thank 7664madams
Atlanta, Georgia
Level Contributor
650 reviews
467 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 143 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 October 2016 via mobile

Although it seems like only a bar, the Rusty Nail has great food. Everything from burgers to barbecue it's all very tasty. The service is always very good as well. It's definitely a place to check out regardless if you are passing through or a local.

1 Thank ddmullis
Suwannee, Florida
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100 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 August 2016 via mobile

Was staying at Hampton Inn next door. Staying with my cousin who became sick. She didn't want to go out for dinner. I went next door to the Rusty Nail. Ordered to go. Food was good. Very interesting place. Most patrons have been going there for 30 years. Kinda like Cheers. Check them out. Doesn't look like much on the... More 

1 Thank cp32692
Atlanta, Georgia
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650 reviews
467 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 143 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 August 2016 via mobile

This restaurant offers a great lunch at a reasonable price with a good place to have a business meeting. I have eaten here several times, the food is always delicious, the service is very good and it's priced very reasonably. I highly recommend any of the menu items that include barbecue. They also have fantastic burgers and chicken sandwiches as... More 

1 Thank ddmullis
Anderson, South Carolina, United States
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37 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 August 2016 via mobile

Had a business dinner there the other night and it was very good. Menu had a good selection for a pub. I had the smoked brisket and there was plenty on the plate, it just lacked the smoke. Tasted like it was oven baked, but it was good. Beer and wine selection was good and the atmosphere reminds me of... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Bar Scene
Open Hours
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:30 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2900 Buford Highway Northeast, Atlanta, GA 30329-1802
  • Location: United States  >  Georgia (GA)  >  Atlanta>  > Buckhead
  • Neighbourhood: Buckhead
  • Phone Number: +1 404-325-3326

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?