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Best seafood

AtlFishMarket2YOUR PICKS

1) Atlanta Fish Market

You say, “I love Atlanta Fish Market, the menu is really simple and really relies on the freshest fish.”

2) Pappadeaux Seafood Kitchen

3) Spondivits Seafood & Steaks

4) Legal Sea Foods

5) Oceanaire Seafood Room


Oysters1) C & S Seafood and Oyster Bar

Dining critic Meridith Ford Goldman says, “For a landlocked city like Atlanta, a classic fish house is a refreshing change from the usual steak-and-sushi gig, and C & S proves its mettle when it comes to making simple preparations — broiled or chargrilled fish, elegant but simply prepared with sides of roasted fingerling potatoes and haricot verts — into big, bold plates of beauty.”

2) Kyma

3. Oceanaire Seafood Room

4. Legal Sea Foods

5. McCormick & Schmick’s

329 comments Add your comment


October 5th, 2009
12:37 pm

Six Feet Under, Memorial Drive location has the BEST seafood. It reminds me of a low key Florida fish house!


October 5th, 2009
12:55 pm

Enter your comments here Legals Seafood is the best. Growing up in Massachusetts spoils you with wonderful choices from the ocean. Here in Atlanta, you can only get clams with bellies at Legals, and the steamed little necks with a 2 lb. steamed sweet Lobster, is heaven. It reminds me of home.


October 5th, 2009
2:01 pm

Six feet under has slipped! Service has slipped! Drinks have slipped! I heard there was one near Roswell?


October 5th, 2009
2:16 pm


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October 5th, 2009
2:19 pm

Pappadueax’s is by far the best seafood joint in the A. Yeah so what its a franchise before you MOM & POP lovers come in here bashing. But really food does suck in Atlanta. I don’t care for SIX FEET under because they do not season the food. Not heavy seasoning but please add flavor to the cuisine.

An honorable mention also goes out to BAY BREEZE on Veteran’s Memorial in Mableton. Great!! Its more of country fried seafood.


October 5th, 2009
2:27 pm

Enter your comments here Marietta Fish Market Great Food & Plenty Of It You Will Not Leave Hungry


October 5th, 2009
2:59 pm

I agree with Elle – anyone from Boston knows the only way to eat a fried clam is with the belly!! I say Legal Seafood


October 5th, 2009
4:27 pm

Atlanta Fish Market, an old stand by but always have fresh options available.


October 5th, 2009
4:30 pm

Legal Seafood and Atlanta Fish Market.


October 5th, 2009
4:30 pm

@whodean. + 1 Atlanta Fish market.

Rose M Lee

October 5th, 2009
4:32 pm

The best place here compared to N.O. cajun style seafood here is Gumbeaux in Douglasville, the wait maybe long but MAN……..the wait is so worth it and it’s not expensive. Depeaux located in downtown Decatur is good also. They have a drink there called hurricane and it goes from level 1 to 5, it’s really go.

mary barnett

October 5th, 2009
4:36 pm

Atlanta Fish Market…always good

Tyler Pike

October 5th, 2009
4:40 pm

My dad makes Shrimp-B-Q that is glorious. His vinegar based Cajun Seafood Sauce just compliments the hours spent preparing the meat and shrimp to perfection. Now while technically his dish is ‘Shrimp-B-Q’, he likes to call it ‘Butt-down-B-Q’. Reason being is that once you eat some of it, you’ll sit your butt down and you ain’t movin the rest of the afternoon.


October 5th, 2009
4:41 pm

Six Feet Under – 11th Street (betweenHowell Mill and Northside Drive)
SteamHouse Lounge – 1051 West Peachtree Street ($10 crablegs on Mondays)


October 5th, 2009
4:46 pm

Alfredos on Cheshire Bridge Road…Yes, it’s Italian and it has the best seafood.


October 5th, 2009
4:47 pm

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Atlanta Fish Market, although oprtion size is slipping.

Kyma-incredible seafood in a surreally great atomosphere

GA Girl

October 5th, 2009
4:48 pm

Steamhouse on 11th and West Peachtree has caught my attention. Especially on Wednesdays – $5 for a dozen of oysters. The crab legs are also delicious.


October 5th, 2009
4:49 pm

Legal Seafoods is fantastic but for a quaint, neighborhood experience Wahoo in Decatur is the best. Great shrimp and grits, scallops piccata and of course, Wahoo!


October 5th, 2009
4:50 pm

Alfredos on Cheshire Bridge Road.


October 5th, 2009
4:52 pm

Anybody remember Herren’s?


October 5th, 2009
4:55 pm

Well, I know now for certain that R & M is the best sandwich in Atlanta if their only competition is on those lists. What a joke.


October 5th, 2009
4:59 pm


October 5th, 2009
4:59 pm

Fontaines in Va-Highlands


October 5th, 2009
5:04 pm

My house. I make terrific Sauteed Red Snapper with homemade tartar sauce. Yummy!


October 5th, 2009
5:04 pm

I like the filet of fish at McDonalds.


October 5th, 2009
5:07 pm

What is the definition of “seafood” here…to buy, I would go with Star Provisions–their seafood is always excellent! For yummy, Southern seafood-Six Feet Under. For sushi (that is seafood too)!, MF (Midtown).


October 5th, 2009
5:10 pm

Nathalie’s Fish House in Decatur


October 5th, 2009
5:11 pm

Legal Seafood is not all that great. Skipjacks in Boston beats Legal Seafood any day (and the chowder is the best I’ve had anywhere in years). I miss the old Apple Grove Inn in Medina, NY – best fish fry (if anyone remembers them!) anywhere. People came from miles around on Friday nights. Here in Atlanta, sadly I haven’t really found a good seafood – Atlanta Seafood is probably the best, but it’s not like being up in MA, NY, RI, etc.

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October 5th, 2009
5:12 pm

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October 5th, 2009
5:25 pm

Atlantic Seafood on Mansell has outstanding seafood.


October 5th, 2009
5:27 pm

Kyma – overall (the grilled octopus is wonderful). The mussels at La Grotta are worth the trip alone, ditto the seafood risotto at Sotto Sotto.


October 5th, 2009
5:32 pm

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Pappadeaux’s, I love that place. Got to try Atl fish Market and Legal’s too.


October 5th, 2009
5:33 pm

Upscale – Fish Market
Down an Dirty – Spondivits


October 5th, 2009
5:34 pm

Six Feet Under though getting raw oysters standing at the oyster bar up front are amazing. I know these are restaurants but if your cooking seafood at home, Your DeKalb Farmers Market has some of the best seafood in town.


October 5th, 2009
5:46 pm

It’s a tie for me. Legal Seafood downtown and Oceanaire Seafood in Midtown.


October 5th, 2009
5:48 pm

@ Mom

Can I dine at your house tonight?


October 5th, 2009
6:04 pm

Food 101 Roswell Rd has the best Sea Bass in town


October 5th, 2009
6:15 pm

C&S Seafood on Northside Pkwy at the Chattahoochee near Vinings is expensive but worth it. It has the feel of a small NYC seafood restaurant, similar to what you would find in the heart of Manhattan – excellent, fresh fish.

Kyma is excellent as well. The seafood at Oceannaire is good, but the restaurant itself is too cold, too cavernous and too expensive. And the patrons are definitely there to see and be seen – more interested in impressing themselves rather than caring about the food.


October 5th, 2009
6:16 pm

Go Try Marietta Seafood Market, Its Pretty New, So You Might Not Have Heard About It. Its The Same People That Own The Marietta Diner On Cobb Pky. You Will Not Be Dissapointed. And If You Like Fried Ask The Owner Gus About The Gypsy Platter. It’s The Best In Atl.


October 5th, 2009
6:24 pm

1. Papadeaux’s
2. Sea Breeze in Douglasville/Bay Breeze in Mableton


October 5th, 2009
6:31 pm

The Red Snapper on Cheshire Bridge


October 5th, 2009
6:35 pm

I do feel sorry for everyone who has not been to the Oster Cafe in Kennesaw, I’ve been to most of the above mentioned establishments several times because they were more conviently located at the time, but after sampling Oster Cafe they are a let down.


October 5th, 2009
6:39 pm

Marietta Seafood,,,, Great food,,,great portions,,,, great price,,,,,,Owned by the same group that owns Marietta Diner,,so quality is beyond question,,,,, LOVE IT


October 5th, 2009
7:57 pm

Gotta go with Papadeaux. Great food, great service, reasonable prices.


October 5th, 2009
8:00 pm

Amazing you let someone using the name”name deleted” post comments. Oh well, guess the AJC is juust going along with the trashiness of the rest of
U.S. society. It’s Legal..almlost forgot.
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Bobby Earl

October 5th, 2009
8:58 pm

Enter your comments here

Bumble Bee Sardines, on a saltine cracker.


October 5th, 2009
9:14 pm

Good seafood, reasonable prices and good service…Nathalies Fish house in Decatur.
Next notch up in all categories…Wahoo in Decatur.
Top of the line…Atlanta Fish Market.
Legal Seafood is overrated and not at all like its Boston parent.


October 6th, 2009
4:38 am

Love, love, love Atlantic Seafood! It’s like Fish Market, but with good service. The dining room is starting to look a bit shoddy, but the food is still delicious.


October 6th, 2009
5:02 am

Quality, Service, Dollar… The Palm Restuarant. Hands down… Best Lobster in the City, Then Legal Seafood….In the ole days it was “The Crab Basket” in Stone Mountain. Best Blue Crabs in town…All you can eat for one price…”Valleys Steakhouse” also was great on the southside, near the airport. they had 2 for 1 lobsters..


October 6th, 2009
5:24 am

Atlanta Fish Market hands down. For quick and dirty Fish Supreme.