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Date
Sun, 6/17
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10:00 PM
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Bare Bones Steakhouse

4.6
378 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Steakhouse
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  • Good for a Date
  • Good for Anniversaries
Now OPEN on Sundays 4:00-9:00pm
Featuring PRIME RIB in addition to our regular menu.
Bare Bones is a classic steakhouse. We are located in the Bona Allen building in 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.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Steakhouse
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Hours of operation
Tue–Thu 4:00 pm–9:00 pm
Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–10:00 pm
Sunday Times
Sun 4:00 pm–9:00 pm
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Phone number
(470) 266-1890
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
HILL ST.
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Parking details
There is both street parking and a public lot next to the Church next door.
Additional
Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 378 People Are Saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.6
food
4.7
service
4.4
ambience
4.3
value
Noise · Moderate
93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined a day ago

Father’s Day dinner

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4.0Dined 2 days ago

Been back a second time. The staff is the best ever and the quality of meats is fantastic. I will go again but I think they need a much better cook. If you want rare it’s dead and cold, med rare you have to med well, if u want med order medium well and if you want well done good luck..
Competition with Cottan Calf tough.
Hal’s in Buckhead steaks are always perfect.
Manager her really great but you need a better steak chef. It will catch up to you soon if not.
Cooking a steak is easy if you’re a steak chef.

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2.0Dined 2 days ago

Service was excellent. Food prepared as ordered but taste did not measure up to the price.
Restaurant temperature was a little too warm.

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4.0Dined 4 days ago

The ONLY thing that is not good about this restaurant is the noise level. For find dining, its almost unacceptable.

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5.0Dined 4 days ago

Delicious food, great cocktails, attentive service!

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5.0Dined on June 10, 2018

This was our first time there, we will definitely be back!

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5.0Dined on June 10, 2018

Awesome tasting New York Strip!

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5.0Dined on June 10, 2018

I was impressed with the appetizers we ordered. The sides were also very good. Dessert (homemade ice cream) was delicious. However, the filet was terrible. It tasted like the meat had gone bad. My son’s prime ribeye was very good. Don’t know what happened. I enjoyed everything BUT the steak...

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5.0Dined on June 9, 2018

Good. Waiter was a little slack in keeping our tea glasses filled and the steak was to charcoaled. But the waiter just smiled about it.

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5.0Dined on June 9, 2018

Knowledgeable staff, fun atmosphere, excellent food!! Everything was cooked to perfection.

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4.0Dined on June 8, 2018

My wife and I went there for our anniversary. I mentioned it in the OpenTable reservation but also to the staff upon our arrival. This is just an A+ dining experience. The food is great, Everything is home made. The steaks are cut right there. Their sauces are home made. Their appetizers are home made. Every tried mozarella sticks anywhere? That's what they are... sticks. Usually pre-made and just fried and served. Not there. They cut their own mozarella and make it right there. Therefore it's not a stick. It's more like a "chunk" of mozarella but it's delicious. You go there for the prime steaks of course but everything on the menu looked good. We saw quite a few plates go by and were already thinking of trying some of them on our next visit. Be careful as a few prime steaks, a bottle of wine and a few appetizers can set you back a hundred and some dollars quickly. But it's totally worth it. It was surely worth it for our anniversary. We wouldn't splurge that much on a more normal "date night" visit. When the desert came, they wrote Happy Anniversary on it. A nice little touch that they didn't forget about it. Also when the check came, the desert had been credited and they even gave us a little something extra to bring back home. I definitely recommend this place and we will most definitely go back soon

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5.0Dined on June 8, 2018

Our first time at Bare Bones and thoroughly enjoyed it. We had a party of 4 and tried 3 differnent steak dishes....all were perfectly cooked and very tasty! The onion rings were the best we've ever had. The onion soup did not suit the person who ordered it, but that was the only miss of the night. It's very noisy - open environment. Had one of our favaorite wines, Treana, but after one bottle -- they were out. Again - a great first experience and we will definitely go back. Great value for a fabulous steak - and close to our home! WOO HOO!

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5.0Dined on June 7, 2018

We went to Bare Bones for dinner tonight for my husband’s birthday and had a wonderful experience! The food was absolutely delicious and the service was great! Our waitress was so nice and gave wonderful recommendations for food and drinks! We got everything she recommended and were very happy with all of the choices! We had our infant daughter with us and the waitress was so sweet us the whole time. I got the 10 oz prime filet mignon and my husband got the 20 oz prime bone-in NY strip. Both were cooked perfectly! All of the side dishes that we got were very good as well! The whiskey flight was a fun way to taste different types of Georgia whiskey and the fruit infused vodka cocktail that I got was so light and fresh. This was our first time dining at Bare Bones and we will definitely be going back for our next special occasion - Father’s Day in 10 days! My husband will be thrilled that I’m bringing him back such a short time later! We live right around the corner so this is going to be our new go-to restaurant. 5 stars!

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3.0Dined on June 6, 2018

It was a little weird . The main coarse came out super quick before we could finish appetizer . But the steak and 2 out of 3 sides were slightly warm or almost cold . The steak was kinda bland no seasoning at all . Most higher end steak houses like Morton’s, cotton cafe etc come out very hot or sizzling with great flavor . They were very busy so we plan to give it another try . Our waitress was awesome !

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5.0Dined on June 5, 2018

Our waitress was wonderful. She explained everything so well. Food was very good and lots of it.

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5.0Dined on June 5, 2018

Anniversary

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5.0Dined on June 3, 2018

Service was absolutely great and the food was amazing as well. Thank you again!

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5.0Dined on June 3, 2018

Son’s birthday! Fantastic meal and service! This has become one of our favorite places!

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4.0Dined on June 2, 2018

Had ribeye and lobster. Lobster very chewy!
Noise level not enjoyable. Service was very good. Shrimp and grits was good.

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3.0Dined on June 2, 2018

Steaks not cooked to order.
one ordered medium well ...... was rare..... sent back 2 twice then it was chared outside.
one ordered well..................... was medium medium rare

the othe two ordered medium well.......was medium well these were ok

when you are charged this much for steak you expect profection.

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5.0Dined on June 2, 2018

Very good atmosphere and friendly staff. The waiter was very knowledgeable of the specials. The food was excellent and well presented. Best steakhouse I have ever been to. The New York Strips were very thick but still cooked to perfection. Highly recommended!!!

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5.0Dined on June 1, 2018

Super great dining experience. They had our table ready and waiting. Service was great. Food was amazing. Great atmosphere.

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5.0Dined on May 31, 2018

Really good steak. Beautiful atmosphere. Good service

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4.0Dined on May 29, 2018

They use some kind of seasoning that was extremely overpowering and that flavor was on EVERYTHING it seemed like. It was like everything was over seasoned. The cream corn was the best thing on my plate- and I had prime rib.

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5.0Dined on May 27, 2018

The filet and the prime rib were absolutely delicious, cooked just as ordered. The sides and dessert were scrumptious. Bar service was prompt and cocktails were delicious. We had a friendly server and the atmosphere was festive. While certainly not a kids' restaurant, our (well-behaved) children were clearly welcome. All in all, a great dinner out, we'll definitely be going again!

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5.0Dined on May 27, 2018

Typical steakhouse atmosphere with excellent food and competitive pricing.

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5.0Dined on May 26, 2018

Excellent overall experience. Waitstaff is very professional and attentive. Extremely enjoyable experience for a great value.

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4.0Dined on May 26, 2018

We met friends for dinner. The Service was excellent. We all had steak. It was really good, but not exceptional, it could have been a little more tender.. The shrimp appetizer was very good, and the onion rings were a big hit. We will go again.

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5.0Dined on May 26, 2018

What a great find for our first visit. Staff is amazing and attentive. Our steaks came out a bit raw but they corrected it ASAP and the manager personally brought them back to the table.
This is a go to place!!!

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5.0Dined on May 26, 2018

Best steak I have ever tasted in my 66 years of life and excellent service!

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5.0Dined on May 26, 2018

Always a good meal and good service! Love Bare Bones!

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5.0Dined on May 25, 2018

Anthony, our waiter was great, the steaks were amazingly tender, and the desserts were fantastic!

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5.0Dined on May 22, 2018

Customer service is the best in town!

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3.0Dined on May 22, 2018

We (6 adults, a 1 year old and a 3 year old) booked reservations and noted the celebration of my moms retirement party in the reservation... never recognized or noted by our server. Which is not a big deal, but at other restaurants I have had it at least recognized.

The food was good but not as amazing as I had hoped. I confess that my husband and I are “steak snobs” and put Ruth’s Chris and Hals at the top so others have big shoes to fill, but Bare Bones didn’t quite meet that standard. Priced similarly to RC, the garlic mashed potatoes were delish as were the onion rings and pimento cheese app. My filet was not as juicy as I had hoped and my husbands was charred too much to be medium.

The service was great and it is a good restaurant... just not as amazing as we had hoped.

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5.0Dined on May 20, 2018

First visit to Bare Bones Steakhouse was great! Food was delicious and service was A+. Pricey but worth it for a special occasion.

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5.0Dined on May 20, 2018

We were in the area from Chicago, where we have some pretty good steak houses. It was my birthday. Great food, great Old Fashion. We will be back and gave our daughter in law a gift certificate for her birthday. Thanks Anthony!

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5.0Dined on May 19, 2018

This place is top notch so good love every thing about it to food the feeling of the place the staff when ever some one says let’s go to barebones my face lights up and it’s in the old part of Buford so really cool

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5.0Dined on May 19, 2018

Second time in 10 days and both times our meals were rediculously amazing.

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5.0Dined on May 19, 2018

Amberleigh was our server and she was fabulous! Knowledgeable, fun, friendly and attentive. Food portions were huge for the money and everything we ate was perfect.
Was our first time and won’t be our last. Thanks for a great ‘date night’ experience.

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5.0Dined on May 18, 2018

The steak is the best and I’ve been all over the world eating steak. The service is perfect.

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