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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

Kevin

October 6th, 2009
10:03 am

BLUE WILLOW INN! I know that the AJC has had it ranked #1 as far as ’southern style buffets’ in Georgia before, but on Friday and Saturday nights it is all you can eat seafood in addition to the other great food. My wife LIVES for the (on average) once a month trip to get down on the crab legs! I never even like crab legs myself until I tried them there- they’re great, to the point there really is no need for the butter. If that is your SPECIFIC favorite seafood dish, it’s worth the drive.

trouble funk

October 6th, 2009
10:04 am

Chesapeake Bay Seafood House

Tommy

October 6th, 2009
10:04 am

I think the crab soup at Jimmy’s fishouse is outstanding. I’d also give strong consideration to Lilly’s Lobster Bisque at Maisy’s Cafe on Ivy Road. Top Shelf!

whodean

October 6th, 2009
10:05 am

In addition to Atlanta Fish Market we enjoy Wahoo Grill in Decatur, great little place. Shrimp and Grits to die for too. Oceanaire is good but seemingly expensive for what you get.

Other Becky

October 6th, 2009
10:06 am

@get real and others…The title doesn’t ask for the best seafood in Boston or NY..If you don’t like the seafood here, either leave or open up a great little seafood place so that us dumb country bumpkins can know just what great seaffod is…

If anyone needs directions to the airport or a donation to pay for a one way ticket out of here, I’m sure that us southern redneck hillbillies can take care of that for you..

Meg

October 6th, 2009
10:09 am

Harry & Sons on North Highland Ave. Yumi Yumi sushi rolls…that’s seafood! :)

Jay

October 6th, 2009
10:16 am

Atlanta Fish Market for a straight-up seafood variety….Henry’s in Acworth has the best cajun seafood dishes around.

AJ

October 6th, 2009
10:18 am

Down and dirty…Washington Seafood. Fresh seafood that you can buy raw and take home or have cooked right there. Cajun crab legs are awesome!

sgrbby

October 6th, 2009
10:19 am

Enter your comments here
Remember Suga Baby’s Seafood in Decatur….Best crablegs!

Jessica

October 6th, 2009
10:22 am

Atlantic Seafood on Mansell Rd.

Carmel J

October 6th, 2009
10:24 am

1. Spondivitis
2. BayBreeze

Ann

October 6th, 2009
10:25 am

I have always loved the food at Atlanta Fish Market. It is very fresh seafood and the service is good too. Sometimes, the crowd in there is very touristy though…

Ishmael

October 6th, 2009
10:26 am

We used to stay at the Ansley Hotel when we visited Atlanta. Dinner at Herrens Restaurant on Luckie Street was always a highlight of our visit. Herrens had wonderful seafood. I’ll have to see if Herrens is still open next time I come to Atlanta.

Karen

October 6th, 2009
10:27 am

I must admit living on the “Southside” sucks….but Southside Seafood in Forest Park totally ROCKS!! For great, fresh seafood and great prices, you need to try it!

Fire Frank Wren

October 6th, 2009
10:28 am

Ray’s! It doesn’t matter if it’s On the River or In the City!

Fire Frank Wren

October 6th, 2009
10:28 am

And Oceanaire ain’t half bad, either.

MrsLOL

October 6th, 2009
10:30 am

The Red Snapper on Cheshire Bridge Rd. It looks like a little “hole in the wall,” but the food and dining area will blow you away!!! Pappadeaux is high on the list

bryan

October 6th, 2009
10:31 am

Oyster Cafe or as some know it the old school “Oyster King” in Kennesaw is still the best shrimp; also AJ’s in Marietta in Kroger shopping center on Roswell Rd. (across from Wildwing cafe) is extremely good

Diana

October 6th, 2009
10:31 am

Steamhouse Lounge really is amazing. They have the best lobster roll i think that i have ever had. They also have this awesome steampot with oysters, clams, shrimp, snow crab legs, mussles, potatoes, and corn on the cob. Sooooo delicious and a great meal for 2! =) Let’s not forget about there oysterfest they have every year. Always a great turnout.

Shai

October 6th, 2009
10:38 am

The Oyster Barn in Lilburn has good Crablegs and the Fishersmen Catach in Snellville is alls good. To get dressed up for seafood I had to Chops, Roy’s use to have the best Betterfish for sushi its a new spot in the Norcross Forum

carrie

October 6th, 2009
10:39 am

Ray’s on the River
Six Feet Under

Jay Jay

October 6th, 2009
10:39 am

Spondivits on Virginia Ave. is the best…

Jon Heisman

October 6th, 2009
10:44 am

Piccadilly’s all-you-can-eat fried fish buffet.
If I want to splurge, Red Lobster, but I mostly go for the cheese biscuits.

Stephanie Haggerty

October 6th, 2009
10:44 am

Pappadeux, Kyma, and for the neighborhood seen Fishmonger.

Blue Crabs

October 6th, 2009
10:47 am

Being from Maryland, I’m VERY hard-pressed to find good seafood here, One of the things we really miss after living here for 10 years. I’m going to be watching this blog and checking out some of these suggestions. I really do hope to find a place to rest in for good seafood away from home :( thanks for this blog!

A GA GATOR

October 6th, 2009
10:50 am

Third Coast Grill in Buford is the best real seafood I have had in this area. Very fresh seafood. Oddly enough, none of it comes from nearby Lake Lanier.

Marsha

October 6th, 2009
10:50 am

Ray’s on the River is the bomb! Also like Spondivits when down near the airport. What was that about McDonald’s Fish Filet? Someone’s taste is all in their mouth.

Cynet

October 6th, 2009
10:51 am

BAY BREEZE in Mableton, (Veterans Memorial hwy) hands down! The food is inexpensive and you can eat on it for two days. This is my first choice, try it, you will love it.

Stiffback

October 6th, 2009
10:52 am

Rays on the River, for the ritzy of mind, Gumbeaux for those whose can eat like a bear, lots of food, and McCormick & Schmidts is always grand.

But for the best fried ish. I have yet to find anyone to beat The Supreme Fish on Camp creek Parkway. I’ve never had a bad piece of fried tipalia yet. Second goes to Six Feet Under. Was not impress with Atl Fish Market in Buckhead. Coeplands in Buckhead is good too, esp. the Sunday brunch.

Tom

October 6th, 2009
10:53 am

Rays on the River, Atlanta Fish Market

shon

October 6th, 2009
10:53 am

Southside seafood is the best………

damethebutcher

October 6th, 2009
10:57 am

I think Long John Silvers

Seamus

October 6th, 2009
11:02 am

Forgot to mention SeaBreeze in Douglasville (Sister to BayBreeze in Mableton).. Really reminds me of the Original Captain Benjamins in Myrtle Beach. They have the most original Southern cooked seafood in this area…

LizB301

October 6th, 2009
11:04 am

Crawfish Shack Seafood on Buford Hwy is amazing and inexpensive!

Ruth

October 6th, 2009
11:07 am

Ray’s in the City served me the best seafood I’ve eaten in Atlanta. However, I’d like to say something obnoxious to Tyler Pike to see if I can get an invite to the vinegar-based smackdown! Sounds waaaay yummy! And if I’m really craving seafood, I’m headed for Tybee Island, like GS. After reading all these reviews, I’ve got to try this Six Feet Under place…

PR

October 6th, 2009
11:07 am

Kyma has the best fish in town, and has some really good seafood appetizers/tapas. Honorable mentions to Atlanta Fish Market and Oceanairre

ALEX

October 6th, 2009
11:09 am

FISHMONGERS RULES IN SANDY SPRINGS

Love Seafood

October 6th, 2009
11:09 am

Red Lobster folks, there is one on every corner.

Max

October 6th, 2009
11:09 am

Enter your comments here Pappadeaux, Legal Seafood, C&S Oyster House,

Seth

October 6th, 2009
11:12 am

Oceanaire is the best in Atlanta. It’s not cheap, but good seafood should not be cheap when you don’t live near the ocean.

Jimmy Jim

October 6th, 2009
11:14 am

sorta worried about “butt down bbq – cause after you eat it you won’t be moving all afternoon” —- kinda try to avoid food that gives you major G.I. problems… not sure if I would advertise that my shrimp makes people have to keep there butt down the rest of the day..

Dani

October 6th, 2009
11:18 am

I am with George that posted yesterday… MCDonald’s fish filet sandwich is the bomb:):)….Aside from that Pappadeaux AND Atlantic Seafood!!

SG

October 6th, 2009
11:20 am

KYMA
Always a great meal.

KB

October 6th, 2009
11:23 am

Enter your comments here
The best my hubby & I have found up here in the Gainesville area is Atlanta Hwy. Seafood Market & Cafe in Gainesville, GA. Grouper, red snapper, shrimp, oysters, and all things seafood. Small portions always look like not quite enough, but end up being just the right amt. I do think the side items should increase in portion size some. It’s not fancy, a little hole in the wall place, but good.

ODawg2002

October 6th, 2009
11:23 am

Henry’s Louisiana Grill in Acworth and Chequers Seafood on Hammond Drive by Perimeter Mall. There is nothing exciting about Atlanta Fish Market.

flotown jack

October 6th, 2009
11:24 am

Recently in the sandwich voting, I saw some “RIP’s(e.g. Kool Korners, a personal favorite). So, here, I give an RIP to a place I loved for years, Jim White’s. Yes, it was mostly fried stuff, but goodness! There was a reason for the constant, large crowds. Can anyone tell me why it closed?

Elvis

October 6th, 2009
11:25 am

SteamHouse at the corner of 11th and West Peachtree….Monday’s $10 for a 1 1/4 pound of snow crablegs….Wednesday’s, $5 for a dozen oysters and $1 beers….can’t beat it! Lobster Bisque, the best in the country, and the Oyster Rockefeller, well, let’s just say you should try it. Like the sign says, “Best little dump in Midtown”

MO

October 6th, 2009
11:31 am

Enter your rAYS

HCL3

October 6th, 2009
11:34 am

1) Chops Lobster Bar
2) Oceanaire
3) Atlanta Fish Market
4) Six Feet Under
5) Crawfish Shack Seafood

Paddy

October 6th, 2009
11:35 am

Legal Seafood!!!

And anywhere that serves that wonderful square fried fish sandwich. I have never caught a square fish but they must be out there somewhere. Maybe I am using the wrong bait. Think I will try my luck with McRib pieces soaked in rotten cheese.