Buckner’s Family Restaurant

Review by: Bill Golladay

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.

Then serve yourself from a variety of Southern foods. 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.

A Music Hall extension to the restaurant has gospel and bluegrass music concerts in the evening on Thursday, Friday and Saturday. The restaurant is closed on Monday and Tuesday, but is normally open the rest of the week.

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.

Directions & Hours

  • Monday: Closed
  • Tuesday: Closed
  • Wednesday: Closed
  • Thursday: 11:00 AM – 4:00 PM
  • Friday: 11:00 AM – 8:00 PM
  • Saturday: 11:00 AM – 8:00 PM
  • Sunday: 11:00 AM – 7:00 PM

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3 Responses to “Buckner’s Family Restaurant”

Lynda

September 11th, 2021

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

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Jane & Michael Stern
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.

Leo

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Jane & Michael Stern
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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