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Best raw bar

oysterfest.0214aa1YOUR PICKS
1. Steamhouse Lounge
You say, “Are you kidding…..The Steamhouse in Midtown hands down!! Was there Sunday for their Oyster roast and Falcons home opener, always great raw Oysters on the half shell….their deck and patio, sweeeeet!!”

2. Fontaine’s Oyster House
3. C & S Seafood & Oyster Bar
4. Six Feet Under
5. Oyster Bay

A dozen Salt Pond Selects from the bar at C & S Seafood and Oyster Bar, our pick for best raw bar in and around Atlanta. Photo: Becky Stein / Special

A dozen Salt Pond Selects from the bar at C & S Seafood and Oyster Bar, our pick for best raw bar in and around Atlanta. Photo: Becky Stein / Special

OUR PICKS
1. C&S Seafood & Oyster Bar
The AJC dining team’s Popular Eats specialist Jon Watson says, “C&S Seafood & Oyster bar in Vinings carries one of the most impressive and diverse rotating selections of oysters in town. While Apalachicola oysters are a dime a dozen at raw bars in Atlanta, C&S gives diners between 8-10 options from all over the world.”

2. Dantanna’s
3. Fontaine’s Oyster House
4. Steamhouse Lounge
5. Six Feet Under

107 comments Add your comment

johnny fontane

September 12th, 2011
1:27 pm

Oyster Bay in Lawrenceville. Great prices and good folks that own it.

mikey-a

September 12th, 2011
2:29 pm

Steamhouse in Midtown. Of course.

Dave

September 12th, 2011
2:30 pm

Casamento’s on Magazine Street in New Orleans.

VickieB

September 12th, 2011
2:31 pm

Oyster Bay in Lawrenceville is the best!

The Real Deal

September 12th, 2011
2:33 pm

Six Feet Under – West Midtown… hands down.

Pam

September 12th, 2011
2:34 pm

Fontaine’s is as close to New Orleans as you can get in Atlanta.

Terry

September 12th, 2011
2:34 pm

Fontaine’s Oyster House

Jason

September 12th, 2011
2:36 pm

Six Feet – Grant Park.

dabo

September 12th, 2011
2:41 pm

Six Feet Under, Grant Park or Fontaine’s…..or take a quick drive to Apalachicola and check out Boss Oyster !

Sean

September 12th, 2011
2:44 pm

Fontaine’s Oyster House!!!

southgate

September 12th, 2011
2:45 pm

Fontaine’s Oyster House

john

September 12th, 2011
2:53 pm

Six feet under midtown. They oysters are good, the beer list is pretty solid, and the patio on the roof is awesome.

Big Rick

September 12th, 2011
2:57 pm

Are you kidding…..The Steamhouse in Midtown hands down!! Was there Sunday for their Oyster roast and Falcons home opener, always great raw Oysters on the half shell….their deck and patio, sweeeeet!!

JPop

September 12th, 2011
3:00 pm

3rd place – The Captain’s Table in Panama City (old part of town, not PCB)
2nd place – Boss Oyster, Apalachacola
1st place – Acme Oyster, New Orleans

Daisy

September 12th, 2011
3:02 pm

Fontaine’s or C & S Oyster Bar. Loved the old Steamhouse in Buckhead, but the Steamhouse in Midtown is just a little too grimy, in my opinion.

Big Els GT

September 12th, 2011
3:09 pm

HANDS DOWN……….Steamhouse Lounge is and always has been the best!!

RickE

September 12th, 2011
3:10 pm

Boss Oyster, Apalachicola, Florida
Wentzel’s Oyster House Mobile, Alabama
Dick’s Last Resort San Antonio, Texas (on the river walk)
Note that none are worth mentioning in Atlanta

WC Clark

September 12th, 2011
3:13 pm

Diego

September 12th, 2011
3:13 pm

Casamento’s in New Orleans, been going there for 40 years, best fried too! Steve McQueen used to frequent the place when making the Cinncinatti Kid especially when the old matriarch was there but she’s long gone now.

Panama City bars and Boss are also great and very fresh!….Oyster Bay, not! Fontaine’s and C & S are givens….

jt

September 12th, 2011
3:15 pm

Chops Lobster Bar, by far (but too expensive)

BRB

September 12th, 2011
3:22 pm

Boss Oyster, Apalachicola, Florida
and Indian Pass Raw Bar

chuck

September 12th, 2011
3:23 pm

Dusty’s @ Panama City Beach.

Browncoat

September 12th, 2011
3:27 pm

JPOP, thanks for the info, but not on point

Sandie

September 12th, 2011
3:28 pm

Shuckums in PBC. Or A W Shucks Seafood in Charleston. Boss Oyster, Apalachicola, Florida

doc martin

September 12th, 2011
3:32 pm

Rays on the River Sandy Springs at happy hour or Chequers on Hammond

Junior Samples

September 12th, 2011
3:32 pm

Casamento’s!
Anything in Atlanta is too old, too expensive, and most likely shouldn’t be served. The photo above says it all. Too puny.
Gotta be plump!

Buying a box at DeKalb Farmers Market is your best bet.

BUZZ

September 12th, 2011
3:36 pm

Fontaine’s in Virginia-Highlands. Great oysters, great price!

Bronc

September 12th, 2011
3:36 pm

HighTide…Ft. Walton beach…it’s a dive..but the best …

Lauren

September 12th, 2011
3:52 pm

Used to love Fontaine’s, even 6 Feet Under, but after a few bad experiences at each I just look forward to Apalachicola, New Orleans Oysters (Casamento’s, Drago’s, Pascal’s) or the tease of a few high-end local places where i can have 6. Not fresh enough to take the risk, one bad oyster a dozen is tough, any more than that is unacceptable.

Tech Man

September 12th, 2011
3:55 pm

SaltyDog

September 12th, 2011
4:00 pm

The old Poseys at Saint Marks, Fl

TallaDawg

September 12th, 2011
4:00 pm

I do not eat raw oysters anywhere further than an hours drive from the Gulf coast.

JRHD

September 12th, 2011
4:11 pm

Hunt’s in St. Andrews (Panama City). After you have had your fill of raw ersters you can walk around the corner to the Watershed Bar and hang out in a certified dive of a bar. Good times. I agree there are no good raw bars in ATL…too far to truck those little shuckers.

Buck Belue

September 12th, 2011
4:14 pm

Captain D’s, love that clam’s casino!

Tech Man

September 12th, 2011
4:24 pm

Long John Silver’s!

Aaron murray

September 12th, 2011
4:35 pm

Eddie teach’s raw bar on St. George Island. They have the best of the Best.

Rose

September 12th, 2011
4:37 pm

Felix’s in New Orleans

Jimbo

September 12th, 2011
4:39 pm

I’d have to go with Six Feet Under or Fontaine’s. And for those of you nominating or talking about places outside of Atlanta (or how bad the oyster scene is here)- nobody cares, and you sound pathetic.

samdaddyo

September 12th, 2011
4:39 pm

Mary B

September 12th, 2011
4:40 pm

okay my SGI people, I love boss oyster and eddie teach’s (oh and you must try the new Pitstop in Carabelle) but since we are talking Atlanta here i’m going to go with Steamhouse

Amanda

September 13th, 2011
9:01 am

Six Feet Under is fantastic, but another great (and affordable) option that is OTP on the Northside is Tin Can Fish House in Sandy Springs. They get their fish delivered fresh almost everyday. And the service is great too.

glenn

September 13th, 2011
9:03 am

Dantanna’s, without no doubt. Great selections of oysters and clams, they have jumbo shrimps that looks like lobstertails.

Dani

September 13th, 2011
9:59 am

Steamhouse Lounge

ksaurer

September 13th, 2011
10:15 am

Steamhouse Lounge, Atlanta, GA

Mary Helen

September 13th, 2011
10:19 am

Steamhouse Lounge Midtown (corner of 11th &West Peachtree).

Harold Mac

September 13th, 2011
10:50 am

Fontaine’s for sure. they shuck them on the oyster bar, got great specials and cant beat the view with those french doors open.

Deanna

September 13th, 2011
10:56 am

In Atlanta it’s Fontaine’s Oyster House. For the freshest oysters outside of Atlanta, I prefer Ferry Plaza Market in San Francisco, or Sydney Fish Markets.

Crystal

September 13th, 2011
10:57 am

Fontaine’s. Fontaine’s. Fontaine’s. Great food, atmosphere & people!!!

Rick

September 13th, 2011
11:45 am

Fontaine’s, hand’s down… Fresh shucked right in front of you at the oyster bar, $6 a dozen every tues. from 4pm to 11pm, too! Great bar, lotsa beer specials, nice staff, cool place in a great neighborhood!

Billy

September 13th, 2011
11:50 am

Billy’s Oyster Bar – PC