5 Seafood Atlanta Restaurants You Should Surely Visit
If you’re craving for something light and healthy but also amazingly tasty, seafood is just what you need. Atlanta has more than a few great options!
If you’re craving for something light and healthy, but also amazingly tasty, seafood is just what your taste buds need. And Atlanta has some of the best joints in the world to get your seafood fix! Though some are exceptionally pricey, there are also lots of affordable options so everyone can surely enjoy everyday’s freshest catch, whatever the budget may be. Here are 5 seafood restaurants you should visit if you find yourself in Atlanta!
1. Atlanta Fish Market Restaurant
Tourists and residents alike love coming down to the Atlanta Fish Market restaurant. With more than 100 kinds of fish and other seafood available from their extensive menu, this one is easily a crowd favorite and one of the best go-to seafood restaurants in Atlanta. Despite the dishes being on the pricier end, you are sure to get your money’s worth with the truly scrumptious dishes that will leave you feeling exceptionally satisfied and wanting to come back for more.
Though most of the items on the menu change daily, there are classic crowd pleasers that first-timers can indulge in. These include the Cedar Plank Salmon, Crab Cakes and the Pecan Crusted Salmon Trout Filet. If you find yourself with a hankering for sushi while you’re here, you can also drop by the onsite Pano’s Market where you can get freshly prepared sushi and fish platters.
Atlanta Fish Market Restaurant
265 Pharr Rd NE, Atlanta, GA 30305
Open daily from 10:00 AM to 10:00 PM, open ‘til 11:00 PM on Fridays and Saturdays
2. Crawfish Shack Seafood
If you’re all about fusion cuisine, the Crawfish Shack Seafood restaurant is a definite must-visit for you. Serving up delicious Louisiana-style Vietnamese seafood classics, this restaurant is the place to go if you want something mouthwateringly unique and flavorful. Choose among their seafood meals that come with two sides or go for their best-selling Po Boys. If you’re coming in with a few family and/or friends and you want to have a feast or simply want to have a little bit of everything, you can also order their Shack-tastic platters (prices and sizes range from $22.99 to $79.99).
The Crawfish Shack Seafood restaurant also offers fresh seafood by the pound that you can either take home or have their main chef prepare for you any way you like it. Next time you’re craving for something different, drop by the Crawfish Shack Seafood for great Cajun-American eats.
Crawfish Shack Seafood
4337 Buford Hwy NE #170, Atlanta, GA 30341
Mondays to Saturdays 11:00 AM to 9:00 PM, Sundays 11:30 AM to 8:00 PM
3. Six Feet Under (Grant Park)
Don’t let the name scare you, this rooftop restaurant is actually one of the best places to go to if you’re looking for somewhere to unwind with good food and good brew. With such an extensive menu, it would be best to visit their website (http://sixfeetunderatlanta.com/menus) to at least get a glimpse and have an idea of what to get once you’re there. They also have a raw bar and an amazing array of craft brews for those who are always looking for something new to gulp down on.
Not a fan of the pub vibe inside? Get a seat out on the patio instead and enjoy a view of the historic Oakland Cemetery while enjoying your grub. Don’t forget to try their oysters, rat toes (don’t worry, they taste better than they sound!) and salmon sliders.
Six Feet Under
437 Memorial Dr SE, Atlanta, GA 30312
Mondays to Thursdays 11:00 AM to 1:00 AM
Fridays and Saturdays 11:00 Amt to 2:00 AM
Sundays 11:00 AM to 12:00 AM
4. Ray’s on the River
If you’re looking for a spectacular way to enjoy Atlanta and the glorious seafood that it is known for, come by Ray’s on the River. Located just right along the Chattahoochee in Sandy Springs, this longstanding restaurant has become a favorite for both visitors and residents alike. Here, you can expect a variety of traditional American seafood dishes mixed with a wide range of house specials. Some of the dishes you shouldn’t miss when visiting Ray’s on the River include the Parmesan-encrusted scallops served over lobster-basil risotto, crab cakes and the lobster roll.
For those who love a good, hearty meal, stopping by for Sunday brunch is highly recommended. With a wide spread of over 80 different items that includes an omelet station, salad bar and smoked salmon display, as well as the option to enjoy bottomless mimosas for a small additional fee, this is surely one of the best ways to start your Sunday.
Ray’s on the River
6700 Powers Ferry Rd NW, Sandy Springs, GA 30339
Monday 11:00 AM – 10:00 PM
Tuesday 11:00 AM – 10:00 PM
Wednesday 11:00 AM – 10:00 PM
Thursday 11:00 AM – 10:00 PM
Friday 11:00 AM – 11:00 PM
Saturday 12:00 – 11:00 PM
Sunday 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM (brunch), 5:00 – 9:00 PM
5. The Optimist
Last but most definitely not least on the list of seafood Atlanta restaurants you should visit is The Optimist. If you’re an oyster lover, this is the one place you need to hit up while in Atlanta! Chef-owner Ford Fry considers The Optimist his ode to the Southern Coast and has made this a restaurant that everyone looking for good seafood can enjoy.
The menu is full of classic seafood staples like lobster rolls, eat-and-peel shrimps and hush puppies as well as some of his own inspired creations like the wood hearth roasted mangrove snapper and the duck fat poached swordfish that is served with smoked short ribs (a must try for those who want a little bit of everything on their plate). The Optimist boasts of an Oyster Bar adjacent to the restaurant where you can enjoy a full raw bar as well as several small plates.
914 Howell Mill Rd, Atlanta, GA 30318
Monday 11:30 AM – 2:30 PM, 5:00 – 10:00 PM
Tuesday 11:30 AM – 2:30 PM, 5:00 – 10:00 PM
Wednesday 11:30 AM – 2:30 PM, 5:00 – 10:00 PM
Thursday 11:30 AM – 2:30 PM, 5:00 – 10:00 PM
Friday 11:30 AM – 2:30 PM, 5:00 – 11:00 PM
Saturday 5:00 – 11:00 PM
Sunday 5:00 – 10:00 PM
So whether it’s fish, prawns, oysters or other kinds of seafood you’re craving for, next time you’re in Atlanta, be sure to check out these restaurants. They not only have great food but they also have fantastic service as well! Do try to call in advance to make sure you have a table ready when you get there. These places are pretty popular so they tend to get pretty crowded during peak hours.
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