Atlanta Seafood???

As someone who spends a fair amout of time at or near the ocean, I am always puzzled by the lack of good seafood restaurants in Atlanta. There is the Fish Market if you want upscale intown, Atlantic Seafood if you want upscale OTP, and Steamhouse Lounge if you want casual but good.

Have I missed something? Anyone out there know of a good, small local hangout with fresh (most important element) seafood?

12 Comments so far

  1. True Believer (unregistered) on July 11th, 2006 @ 9:32 pm

    Six Feet Under is a pretty good neighborhood seafood hangout. If you sit on the roof deck you can watch the goings-on in Oakland Cemetary while you eat.

  2. Chad (unregistered) on July 11th, 2006 @ 9:41 pm

    Grant Park: Six Feet Under! Great seafood, great beer overlooking Oakland Cemetery

    Intown: Fontaine’s in Virginia Highlands. Great Oyster bar with shuckers and eaters who know what they’re doing, and a great menu of seafood (but not just seafood) tilted toward the cajun. Also turns into a yuppie bar scene at night (for better or worse)

    Buckhead: Kyma Great Greek fare and seafood.

    Ray’s on the River on the Chattahoochee. Out of my range but it’s great for a special occasion, although there is now a “Ray’s in the City” which I haven’t tried yet…

    That enough?

  3. james (unregistered) on July 11th, 2006 @ 10:40 pm

    i’ll third six feet under. awesome and you cannot beat the alligator bites, even if a bit pricey

  4. Day (unregistered) on July 12th, 2006 @ 8:37 am

    Sushimania (at Colony and Peachtree) in Brookhaven has excellent sushi. The fish is so fresh it melts in your mouth.

  5. Annie (unregistered) on July 12th, 2006 @ 8:45 am

    As others have said, Six Feet Under! Great atmosphere, laid back, and really good fried okra as a side.

  6. Lori (unregistered) on July 12th, 2006 @ 9:03 am

    Six Feet Under and Kyma. Definitely.

  7. David Ortiz (unregistered) on July 12th, 2006 @ 9:38 am

    Maybe that’s because Atlanta isn’t by the ocean…?

  8. codymc (unregistered) on July 12th, 2006 @ 1:20 pm

    if you go to Kyma get the octopus appitzer (grilled i believe) yum yum!

  9. Lori (unregistered) on July 12th, 2006 @ 1:42 pm

    I love their octopus. Wood grilled… tastes like steak or pork almost.

  10. bob smoothi (unregistered) on July 13th, 2006 @ 2:37 pm

    Sundown Cafe (on Cheshire Bridge) usually has some excellent fish offerings.

    As a side note–Whole Foods on LaVista has great take-out sushi and and they will actually work with you to customize.

  11. D. Campbell (unregistered) on July 13th, 2006 @ 3:50 pm

    I’ll throw in another vote for “Six Feet Under”. ;)

  12. K (unregistered) on July 18th, 2006 @ 10:54 am

    Six Feet Under is actually pretty greasy and a bit pricey for that sort of restaurant. The atmostphere is fun, but don’t go with the idea that the food will be “kick ass”. It’s edible, but nothing to rave about – it’s more about the experience than the food.

    I have been told that Embers on Roswell Road is bombass but I have never been there and I have been told that McCormick and Schmick’s is pricey but way better than the Fish Market for cooked food.

    Best sushi place ever (but pricey!) – MF Sushi on Ponce… YUM YUM YUM!! (Magic Fingers Sushi, not Mofo Sushi.) HA!

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