Buckner’s Family Restaurant

Review by: Roadfood Team

Home-style fried chicken

Buckner’s Family Restaurant is known for its home-style fried chicken, which is fresh and tender. There is no menu to order from, as the food is served family-style. You will be seated at a round table with the food in bowls on a lazy Susan in the center of the table. Unless you have a large party, you likely will be seated with other diners.

What should I eat at Buckner’s Family Restaurant?

Fried chicken and barbecue pork are normally the two entrees. Brunswick stew is often available. The selection of Southern-style vegetables varies and may include Irish potatoes, corn, cabbage, stewed tomatoes, cole slaw, etc. Cobbler is usually the dessert that comes with the meal. The food is good and plentiful.

Waitresses bring the drinks and replenish the food in the bowls, as needed. The drink choices provided with the meal are sweet or unsweet tea and water. If you prefer, there is a vending machine where you can purchase soft drinks that come in a can.

Worth the price!

There is a fixed price for the meal. You should definitely get you money’s worth at Bucker’s and have an enjoyable Southern country dining experience.


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6 Responses to “Buckner’s Family Restaurant”

Peggy Shadix

February 17th, 2024

Coleslaw not as good as before.



October 30th, 2022

Bring back the peach cobbler. The apple cobbler was horrible. Y’all are known for having the best fried chicken and peach cobbler. Why mess up a good thing. We won’t be back until the peach cobbler is back.



September 11th, 2021

Family to go boxes or by the meal price and what’s included


leo schrader

October 11th, 2012

The best fried chicken since your momma made it. There’s a huge lazy Susan table full of Southern cooking goodness. The mashed potatoes are unbelievable, the veggies are so fresh, and the rolls are so soft and fresh. I’ve taken my wife there for a 180 mile round trip lunch date. I’ve eaten there almost every time I’ve been in the area between 2000 and 2011 and I’ve never been disappointed. Disregard the BS negative reviews you’ve seen; someone’s gotten up on the wrong side of the sleeper.

Best wishes, good eating, and happy travels.




    September 25th, 2022

    My husband and I live 50 miles or so from Buckner and drive over for lunch every 3-4 months. I agree with Leo and tell potential visitors to judge for yourselves. For me, Buckner’s food is “Maa-Maw Food”: my grandmother’s Sunday dinner. Buckner’s fried chicken is prepared like my maa-maw and granny(my mother too!)! It is not giant pieces of deep-fried fast food chicken. It is pan-fried: like most southern folks do it at home. The pieces are split bone-in chicken breasts, like my mother and grandmothers did it. Every piece I’ve eaten has been moist, flavorful, and not greasy or too salty. Watch as the servers continually replenish the chicken. But make sure you try the other entrees (baked hame, pot roast, BBQ) and southern-style veggies and cornbread. The iced tea is great for washing down such a meal. Don’t pass up the cobbler. Enjoy the pleasant countryside, nearby state parks, and friendly southern hamlets as part of your day. You will want to experience Buckner’s hospitality and delicious food again.


T. B.

May 25th, 2011

Buckner’s is a very good restaurant, but not a great one. While many have listed it as a “great fried chicken” restaurant, that it is not. For one thing, their coating or breading is slight, the chicken is cut up in strange-sized pieces, it’s often a little dry, and they only serve white meat. Repeat: they only serve variations of white chicken breasts. No wings, legs, or thighs. I guarantee you that is the case.

They have extremely limited hours for the travelers passing by on I-75 near Jackson, GA. If you are traveling during the week and are nearby on Monday, Tuesday, or Wednesday, forget it. They aren’t open then, only on Thursdays and Fridays during the week. Strange hours, to me at least.


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