Where to Eat in Buford: The Best Restaurants and Bars

April 14, 2018 Vivienne Hutton

Buford is a city in Gwinnett and Hall counties in the U.S. state of Georgia. As of the 2010 census, the city had a population of 12,225. Most of the city is in Gwinnett County, which is part of the Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta Metropolitan Statistical Area. The portions of the city in Hall County are not part of Atlanta's metropolitan statistical area, but are part of Atlanta's larger Combined Statistical Area, which includes Hall County.
Things to do in Buford

1. Ricos

306 W Main St, Buford, GA 30518-3041 Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Brunch +1 678-765-7518
Excellent
74%
Good
21%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 402 reviews

Ricos

Reviewed By NitaVacationNow

Looking at the outside, you would probably drive by. DON'T! Struggle to find a parking place, but get in there. The food was great. Unique, tasty. Service was timely. Everyone friendly. Truly, the food...YUM!

2. The Baking Grounds

4360 S Lee St, Buford, GA 30518-3027 Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible American, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch +1 678-765-6690
Excellent
77%
Good
17%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
0%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 128 reviews

The Baking Grounds

Now located at 4360 South Lee Street, Buford GA. Right Between Community Bank & The Funeral Home! More Parking, more menu items, now teaming with UberEats for you to get The Baking Grounds great food delivered! The Baking Grounds Bakery Cafe, Home of I Do Cake is a real, old fashioned specialty cake boutique which has been creating unique wedding cakes, anniversary cakes, grooms cakes for over 50 years. A family tradition since 1958, we want to be your first choice for specialty wedding cake, grooms cakes, anniversary cakes. With over 80 years of combined experience, The Baking Grounds Bake Cafe, Home of I Do Cake, provides specialty 3D cakes, wedding cake, grooms cake and more for your special events. Our cakes are baked from scratch, fresh from the oven, from our family to yours... We also offer a full breakfast & lunch menu with all kinds of soups, sandwiches, daily specials, gourmet coffee and espresso drinks!

Reviewed By JessicaE07 - Winder, Georgia

I ordered my daughter's 10th birthday cake, requested a cake shown on their own website, and upon arrival, it looked nothing like what we ordered. The first person we spoke to, her response was along the lines of, 'it will taste really good though', and offered no amends. I finally spoke with the owner who apologized and refunded our money. That was a nice thing to do and very much appreciated, even though it didn't fix the issue of it not being what we ordered. It was our second cake we ordered from them ever(the first was fantastic!) and it will likely be the last, unfortunately.

3. Teds Montana Grill

1680 Mall of Georgia Blvd Ste 1755, Buford, GA 30519-8131 Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar American, Steakhouse, Bar, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly Lunch, Dinner, Late Night SGD 26 - SGD 46 +1 678-546-3631
Excellent
64%
Good
29%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 324 reviews

Teds Montana Grill

Ted's Montana Grill serves time-honored American favorites in an atmosphere inspired by the hospitality, food and spirit of the Old West. Our mission is to give guests a fresh, authentic and original experience with every visit. Ted's Montana Grill's made-from-scratch menu is known for our premium hand-cut steaks and gourmet burgers. The menu also offers a variety of time-honored favorites such as crab cakes, cedar plank salmon, daily soups, seasonal vegetables, and house-made desserts. Open for Lunch and Dinner daily.

Reviewed By timothyeruiz - Dacula, Georgia

We came in not knowing much about the restaurant other than the menu we saw online. Our waiter was very pleasant and attentative to our needs, koodos to him! The mixed drinks were very weak, that was a downfall big time! The food was wonderful and that was a big winner! It's pretty pricey but it's a great experience for a once in a while outing. Seriously though, don't order the weak drinks.

4. Luigi's a Slice of Italy

3260 Buford Dr Ste 60, Buford, GA 30519-8743 Takeout, Seating, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Waitstaff, Delivery, Accepts Credit Cards Italian, Pizza, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner +1 678-714-6062
Excellent
72%
Good
21%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
3%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 127 reviews

Luigi's a Slice of Italy

Happiness is slice of pizza!

Reviewed By Lynn M - Clarkesville, Georgia

We only had slices, which is not the best judge since they are reheated. But I found my slice to be exceptionally tasty and well blended. Lots of other non-pizza options. Not the most exciting atmosphere -- but great for a quick lunch.

5. Aqua Terra Bistro

55 E Main St, Buford, GA 30518-5712 Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Parking Available American, Gluten Free Options Dinner, Lunch SGD 14 - SGD 52 +1 770-271-8161
Excellent
58%
Good
26%
Satisfactory
12%
Poor
3%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 201 reviews

Aqua Terra Bistro

Reviewed By TennisFan8 - Atlanta

My husband and I have eaten at Aqua Terra many times in the past 15 years. We've always had good meals there, but were disappointed last night.
Our server had zero personality. When we joked or smiled with her, she kept a straight face and was all business. She seemed like she only wanted to get our order and get away from the table.
We had the goat cheese appetizer with jam and baked apple slices, and it was tasty. My husband had the salad with gorgonzola and walnuts. It was good. The ribeye steaks we ordered were under an inch thick and had a lot of fat around the edge.
I asked for polenta instead of potatoes. It was a a rectangle about the size of a stick of butter and had a grainy, smoked exterior that was unappetizing. It's a big change from when creamy polenta was on the menu.
The mushroom and green vegetable served under the steak was bland and easily forgettable.
I can say that we won't be going back. Aqua Terra had a wedding event on the same evening, so maybe they sent their good servers and chefs to work the event.

6. Praise the Lard BBQ

1350 Buford Hwy, Buford, GA 30518-5389 Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible American, Barbecue Lunch, Dinner +1 770-402-0626
Excellent
51%
Good
32%
Satisfactory
12%
Poor
3%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 178 reviews

Praise the Lard BBQ

Reviewed By Pam W - Atlanta, Georgia

We eat here a lot after church and always enjoy it. When we found they smoked turkeys for the holidays, we pre-ordered two and picked them up the day before Thanksgiving. Wow, those birds were great. I think we ate everything but the backbones! We didn't get any of their sides for Thanksgiving, preferring to fix those at home, but we will definitely come back again next time they are smoking turkeys. Half the price of the local meat market, too!

As I mentioned, we like to come for lunch after church. While it isn't fancy decor-wise, the restaurant is staffed by nice people, everything is clean and well-kept, and you're always going to get something good to eat. I do wish the coleslaw was more vinegary.

7. Vinny's New York Pizza and Itallian Grill

4977 Lanier Islands Pkwy, Ste 102, Buford, GA 30518-9048 Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol Italian, Pizza, Vegetarian Friendly Lunch, Dinner +1 678-482-9966
Excellent
69%
Good
24%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
0%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 70 reviews

Vinny's New York Pizza and Itallian Grill

Reviewed By Linda E - Smyrna, Georgia

A group went for lunch and a short meeting.. Our server was very accommodating. When I order half and half she didn't question she knew 1/2 sweet and 1/2 unsweetened. The eggplant parmesan was cover in too much sauce. I had a house salad and a cup of soup which was just the right amount of food. Everything else ordered was just right. also ordered a white pizza to take home. This pizza was terrific. Excellent crust and just the right amount of garlic.

8. Provinos

3420 Buford Dr, Buford, GA 30519-4990 Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Full Bar Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options Dinner, Lunch SGD 26 - SGD 33 +1 770-904-0242
Excellent
54%
Good
26%
Satisfactory
11%
Poor
6%
Terrible
3%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 157 reviews

Provinos

Reviewed By LilyPlatteCity - Sugar Hill, Georgia

We celebrated another great birthday celebration here with family. We did make reservations prior to coming since we had 9 in our party. We arrived shortly before 7 when our reservation was and our table was ready by 7:00. We had a great server and everything we ordered was excellent. There is nothing on the menu that isn't good. We had several appetizers, different entrees and dessert. Everyone enjoyed the celebration and excellent service our server made to make it a special evening.

We ended our evening with our birthday ice cream and cake. If you're looking for a place to receive a free meal on your birthday (ID required) dine here. You will receive $14.50 off your meal and free ice cream for the birthday person. Thanks Provino's and staff for a wonderful evening with our family.

9. Papa Jack's Country Kitchen

2200 Sparta Way, Buford, GA 30519 Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible American, Vegetarian Friendly Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner +1 770-965-7007
Excellent
52%
Good
37%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
2%
Terrible
4%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 115 reviews

Papa Jack's Country Kitchen

Reviewed By Ray C - Norcross, Georgia

Papa Jacks Country Kitchen (PJ's) is a well known family restruant in Hoschton, Ga. It recently moved and upgraded to a new, larger location in order to accomodate increased business in a growing urban area. A favorite of local folks, PJ's provides the typical home...MoreThank you Ray! We appreciate you review and thank you for letting us help you celebrate your birthday! Please come again! We appreciate your business!

10. Burger21

385 Woodward Crossing Blvd., Buford, GA 30519-4947 Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible American, Fast Food, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner +1 770-831-3240
Excellent
44%
Good
34%
Satisfactory
15%
Poor
5%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 138 reviews

Burger21

Reviewed By gapch47 - Atlanta, GA

A group of five family members met for dinner at Burger 21. The food was pretty good, burgers we're juicy & tasty, but everyone was served fries that had been waiting for a while-they were far from hot! We encountered a few problems during our meal because the staff wasn't really paying attention, but the wonderful manager was right there to help and make sure everything was handled to our satisfaction. He even brought us complimentary samples of their newest milkshake flavor (hazelnut) as dessert! We will definitely go back, strictly because of the manager!

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