REVIEW: Twin Peaks, Buckhead, Atlanta
I like to think as I get older, I get wiser. Sometimes though, I find out I am more naïve than I think. I have to admit, I didn’t know that Twin Peaks was in the “Hooters” genre of restaurants but, you learn something new everyday. While it’s probably not suitable for small children (I can’t begin to explain what’s on the ketchup bottle and I certainly wouldn’t post a picture of it here), for grown folks it’s a place for good food and good times.
I really liked the décor and the vibe as soon as we walked in the doors. A co-worker and I came because they were running a free lunch special for vets on Veterans Day and I just can’t resist a free lunch. The other options didn’t sound appealing and I’d heard of Twin Peaks but never visited. The servers were dressed in camouflage tops and I was asked if I was a vet even prior to being seated. Our hostess handed me a special Veterans Day menu and thanked me for my service as she walked us to our table.
Twin Peaks has a large dining room and there’s also a large porch for outdoor seating. The day we came, they even had a fire pit burning outside. I know I just mentioned chairs in our review of HOLA Taqueria & Bar, but Twin Peaks has some awesome, comfortable chairs that you could sit in for hours. There are TVs everywhere you looking and I mentioned to my friend, this place would be great for Game Day! I especially enjoyed, the alpine cabin feel of the place that makes you feel like you’re in a lodge in Colorado up in the mountains rather than sitting right off of Piedmont Road in Buckhead. One other welcome deception is that there is ample free parking just behind the restaurant.
From scanning Twin Peaks, I could tell that most looked as if they were vets looking for a free lunch too. My eyes immediately locked onto the Blackened Fish Tacos and my buddy chose the Philly Cheesesteak. He enjoyed his meal but the show stealer was the chips and salsa that came with my Blackened Fish Tacos. The salsa was warm and absolutely the best I think I’ve ever had from a restaurant. Now I just need to find out if they sell it in 55 gallon drums. I was also surprised I received three tacos, not just two. Pretty darn good for a free lunch!
I would be remiss if I failed to mention that our server was spot-on. She was right on the ball when it came to refilling drinks and bringing us everything we needed to complement our meal. I was also very impressed when the manager came by to check on us, asked if I was a vet and say “Thank You for your service!”. It’s one thing to run a special, it’s another thing to come by, mention it and really mean it. Way to go Twin Peaks! While it’s not for puritans, Twin Peaks puts bar food to shame and the service is top notch. Guten appetit!