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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

OUR PICKS

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

hey [name deleted]

October 6th, 2009
8:29 am

Hey “[name deleted]“. I think you left out Long John Silver. You know nothing about seafood.
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Rick

October 6th, 2009
8:30 am

Long John Silvers on PIB. Man dat food is da bomb.

heather

October 6th, 2009
8:38 am

Atlantic Seafood Company has never let us down, the food is always top notch and the service is outstanding. The only complaint is that the main dining room is a little loud, but we just request a table off to the side so we can hear each other. As former Floridians with access to fresh seafood on every corner, I still have to say that Atlantic Seafood is one of my all time top restaurants.

S.L

October 6th, 2009
8:38 am

McKinnon’s Louisiane has been the most reliable seafood restaurant in the city since the 70’s – hands down. If you are interested in fresh seafood that is perfectly prepared – this is the place to go.

Don’t expect any of the normal buckhead flash – this place still looks like a high end supper club from the 70’s, but the food and service are exceptional.

Seafood Connoisseur

October 6th, 2009
8:40 am

Oceanaire and then Atlanta Fish Market.. I’m from NY, I would visit City Island, nothing but good seafood restaurants on both sides of the Island.. If you ever visit, go to City Island.

Thomas SENOR

October 6th, 2009
8:41 am

Capt. D’s is a great little seafood place. I also love Papi’s…It’s close to your house too!Enter your comments here

Dee

October 6th, 2009
8:44 am

Nostalgia Tasty Seafood and More in Riverdale
They have the best garlic crabs

SusieQue

October 6th, 2009
8:44 am

Oceanaire and C&S

simon

October 6th, 2009
8:45 am

Shells restaurant closed down. It was a chain out of Fl that went out of business…filed for bankruptcy.

Why Leave Decatur?

October 6th, 2009
8:45 am

Although not primarily a “fish house”, Feast in Decatur always features seafood on its menu and every time I ordered the special of the day, it was perfectly cooked and seasoned and just wonderful. You can’t beat it anywhere in the Decatur area. Now, if you want to drive to Buckhead and have a lot of dollars to spend, the Atlanta Fish Market is, of course, a great place to eat.

JLC

October 6th, 2009
8:48 am

I can’t beleive that no one has mentioned Bonefish. I know it’s a chain, but for the money it is tough to beat the quality. Nice selection of fish done just about anyway you like it with great sauces…and of course the Bang Bang Shrimp for appetizer.

SMH

October 6th, 2009
8:49 am

I forgot about Nathalies Fish House in Decatur. Made to order oyster stew. YUMMY!

Chel

October 6th, 2009
8:53 am

I agree with Elle. I’m from Atlanta and have been dying for a top-notch seafood spot – LEGAL SEAFOOD is it! Their lump crab cakes are the best I’ve ever had – hardly no breadcrumbs. They also have a chef’s woodfire grill entree with 3 types of grilled fish, grilled scallops and shrimp that is the bomb! I never like scallops before eating there.

The Oceanaire (next door to where Visions used to be) is also very good.
Aquanox is good but prices are overrated for the size of the meal. Enjoy!

Dekaturkingz

October 6th, 2009
8:58 am

For Good Take Out Try Southern Seafood On Lawrenceville Hwy. Good Food!!!

Steve Burton

October 6th, 2009
9:01 am

Joe’s Crabshack. Good eats!

cordelia

October 6th, 2009
9:01 am

Atlanta Fish Market is tops. Reminising, I think of the Crab House and The Boston Sea Party.

Some of you don't get out much...

October 6th, 2009
9:01 am

Pano & Pauls is closed

Colonnade is closed

Just Groovy

October 6th, 2009
9:05 am

Legal Sea Foods Hands down!!!

Arthur

October 6th, 2009
9:05 am

Enter your comments hereThe Fish Market on Canton Road in Marietta is the bomb.

The food is excellent, they give large portions and the prices are reasonable.

Check them out, and you won’t be sorry.

Seafood Connoisseur

October 6th, 2009
9:06 am

Make your own.. Publix has crab legs on sale, $4.99 LBS..

Julia

October 6th, 2009
9:07 am

C&S Seafood-by far is the best seafood place in the Atlanta area. It is a bit on the pricey side but it is certainly worth it. Excellent food and wonderful service. My boyfriend and I have eaten there numerous times in the last few years and have never had a bad experience.

ihorizon

October 6th, 2009
9:09 am

How about Boneheads at Atlantic Station….It really is good seafood tacos and wished there are more of them near me….and yes, I was thinking the same thing JLC, why are people not mentioning Bonefish Grill? I ate there once and had a Bang Bang Shrimp which is good, but for the money, I’d stick with Red Lobster or Captain D’s.

AlG

October 6th, 2009
9:09 am

For the best seafood here in the ATK, go to your nearest Super H Mart, buy any of their fish, and cook it at home. Their fish is the best. I’m by no means a professional chef, but when I start with high quality fresh fish I get better results than almost any local restaurant!

GAPeach

October 6th, 2009
9:11 am

Filet-of-Fish, So true and so funny! My vote is for chili crab at Straits, Atlantic Seafood for fresh fish, Pappadeux for sometimes cheap and tasty oysters on the half-shell. Legal Seafood is a poor chain in my opinion. Have eaten there several times in Boston and am never impressed. Won’t be going there in Atlanta.

glenn

October 6th, 2009
9:13 am

sotto sotto has good seafood dishes and a great whole fish special. the bachannalia crab cakes are very good.

MF sushi bar in both locations is great

i have been to many other non-seafood places with good seafood dishes , but none of the so-called seafood restaurants seem to be any good

Haze Gray

October 6th, 2009
9:15 am

I second Chequer’s Seafood and the Crab Shack on Tybee. Great places!

Kev

October 6th, 2009
9:19 am

“Colonnade is closed”

No it’s not.

LS

October 6th, 2009
9:21 am

Bay Breeze in Mableton and the sister restaurant Sea Breeze in Douglasville

Cfood lover

October 6th, 2009
9:22 am

Spondivits – just remember to eat oysters during months that have an “R”

Cynthia Scott

October 6th, 2009
9:22 am

Southside Seafood Company on Forest Parkway in Morrow, GA is absolutely fabulous. They have fresh fish they will cook for you right there. Pappadueax’s and Sea Breeze in Douglasville did not really impress me although I know many love them because you get large portions. Great fish fry takes a variety of good fresh fish and fresh oil to fry it in. Also for grilled or baked fish you need good recipes. Not being from Atlanta or the southeast I find the food is an acquired taste. But if you are look carefully there are great places to eat.

Truth

October 6th, 2009
9:26 am

To kay: I absolutely!!!!!! agree with you. For those who don’t like Atlanta or think there is anything good to eat here, pleeeeeeaaaassssseeeee leave!!!! (especially you, angela)–duh, you are the ones who are moving here in groves!! I could care less about your “mama” or her cooking. My vote is Bay Breeze in Mableton!!

dkbp73

October 6th, 2009
9:29 am

I’m an Atlanta native who loves this city dearly. I’ve been to Boston, New York, and New Orleans many times, and I’ve lived in Florida. Sadly, no seafood restaurant here comes anywhere close to what you can get in the cities mentioned and in FLA. Your best bet is to go to Harry’s/Whole Foods, get what’s fresh, and cook it at home.

Otis Leroys

October 6th, 2009
9:32 am

McCormick & Schmidt’s has very good seafood, but like all places that make and sell this delicious food, this food has got to a point where a second mortgage is needed just to go out to dinner. Forget about the Captain D’s, Long John Silvers, and the other fast food joints who sell seafood because this is the “bottom of the barrel” seafood which the regular restaurants wouldn’t touch with a barge pole.

The best seafood is on the coastlines of any state that has an ocean along side of it.

Lindsay

October 6th, 2009
9:33 am

H market on ga 85 in riverdale has some of the freshest seafood that i have ever had. You can buy whole fish and have them cut it to your discretion and they also have fresh fish that you can pick out and they will kill it and cut it for you. They have any and every type of seafood that you would ever imagine, from carp to conch. Try it they also have any and every type of oriental vegetable that you would want.

Denise

October 6th, 2009
9:37 am

@Angela – yes, nothing can beat good old Louisiana seafood. I was distraught when I ate some boiled crawfish at Pappadeaux. No Zatarin’s crab boil! I’d never heard of Old Bay until I moved here and I’m still biased against using it for boiling seafood. LOL!

I will say that I enjoy Copeland’s and Pappadeaux…Copeland’s for many entrees not just seafood and Pappadeaux for great seafood even when you have to wait an hour just to get a table.

spider

October 6th, 2009
9:38 am

Paul’s Oyster Bar in Coosa (west of Rome). Great food, fresh and you can byob or bring a cooler full of beer!!

Nick Nunziata

October 6th, 2009
9:41 am

Norman’s Landing, Suwanee.

Edgewood Adam

October 6th, 2009
9:42 am

Papadeux!! What a joke. If you like Papadeux you are pretty much saying i am very overweight and enjoy cream sauces. Six feet under Grant Park.

LAH

October 6th, 2009
9:44 am

Oceanaire in Midtown, hands down. The crab legs will bring tears to your eyes – fresh from Dutch Harbor – no butter even needed!

LTaylor

October 6th, 2009
9:45 am

Being a Nawlins girl but new to the A I haven’t tried many places however 6ft under 11th & Northside dr has absolutely stolen my heart. Seafood is not meant to be overly seasoned & this place never disappoints esp with the rooftop view. Pappadeaux’s is the worst… & Steamhouse lounge is official

Marc

October 6th, 2009
9:46 am

Are you serious!?!? It’s ironic that you mentioned “food in Atlanta sucks” and “Bay Breeze” in the same sentence. Other than than, its Oceanaire or Legal Seafood HANDS DOWN!! Chequers and AFM are a close second…

Other Becky

October 6th, 2009
9:46 am

@LS, both places that you listed are great..I live in Douglasville and have yet to try Gumbeaux..That’s because my nephew had his wedding reception at there other location and the food was pretty bad..Of course that location is now closed, so it may have just been there..

I know this place isn’t in GA, but if you live on the west side, it’s well worth the drive..Butler’s Mill in Ala..It’s an all you can eat seafood buffet…They are only open on Fri. Sat and Sun. and you have to get there early..

I have been to Pappadeaux and they are great..Looking forward to trying some of the other places that people are mentioning….

Harald

October 6th, 2009
9:48 am

Oceanaire is good…so is Six Feet Under.

Why do rednecks always insist on adding the possessive case to any restaurant/place name??? (ex. Pappadeaux’s) Can they just not get away from the mental picture that any restaurant must be “someone’s place”?…I like that ol’ Pappadeaux’s place…he serves some good dang-blang shimps and all…that ol’ Pappadeaux feller cain’t be beat!)

Eric

October 6th, 2009
9:49 am

Best fried oysters and fried shrimp are at Colonnade and Mary Mac’s.

A

October 6th, 2009
9:51 am

Atlantic Seafood Company.

Get real

October 6th, 2009
9:56 am

Are you people crazy…there is no “good” seafood in this slop house of Atlanta…only in New England will you fine “quality” seafood. I’m not sure what kind of seafood is down here.
Stan..I agree if you put barbeque on seafood you should seek and commit yourself to a nut house.

Rachel

October 6th, 2009
9:57 am

The mixed seafood grill at McKendricks is amazing!

I said

October 6th, 2009
9:58 am

Filet-O-Fish keeping it real – Check!

Ginnhy

October 6th, 2009
10:01 am

I miss the Crab House, but I have to say Steamhouse Lounge is the best! And kind to your wallet…

hillbert

October 6th, 2009
10:02 am

Baltimore Seafood in Castleberry Hill – carry out only, but absolutely delish!! Super fresh, affordable, and an assortment of southern sides to accompany.
Six Ft Under (Grant Park location) is good too.