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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

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September 13th, 2011
11:57 am

Steamhouse Lounge!!!!!

ATL4real

September 13th, 2011
12:06 pm

Fontaine’s, especially when the oysters are half priced

zulucanibal

September 13th, 2011
12:13 pm

Rhineharts in Augusta is the best!!! Love that place.

GadgetGeek

September 13th, 2011
12:17 pm

Oyster Bay in Lawrenceville has always been good. Good vibe, good oysters and good fried dishes too.

oyster catcher

September 13th, 2011
12:28 pm

On the way to PC, stop in Dothan Al. for a great plate of oyster to hold you over on the way to the beach. Name of the place is Hunt’s. When you turn south onto 231 from the loop, look to the right, right behind the BBQ place. My favorite place for oysters.

Christine

September 13th, 2011
12:29 pm

Oyster Bay in Lawrenceville!!!

JK

September 13th, 2011
12:30 pm

C&S Oyster Bar the best I have been to

FBmom

September 13th, 2011
12:32 pm

Love Boss Oyster, but Papa Joes is even better in Apalachicola!!

Dash Rip Rock

September 13th, 2011
12:37 pm

Tin Can Fish House in Sandy Springs. Great oysters

Robert H

September 13th, 2011
12:42 pm

My wife and I LOVE Fontaine’s! The oysters are always fresh, great service, our favorite spot in Atlanta!

Joe Zajac

September 13th, 2011
12:43 pm

C&S off Cobb in the Vinings. They also have a hot new single babe working during the week days too! Makes oyster eating even better.

Six feet under sucks

September 13th, 2011
12:59 pm

you can argue back and forth about the best ,but THE ABSOLUTE WORST I have ever had is six feet under in west midtown. And yes I will drive to Joe Patti’s in Pensacola to buy them fresh off the boat only to drive right back and have them at a party the next day in Atlanta. I know oysters!

spider

September 13th, 2011
1:02 pm

Paul’s Oyster Bar, Rome, GA. You can brown bag or bring in a cooler full of beer too!

Jennifer

September 13th, 2011
1:20 pm

Definitely Fontaine’s! Yum!

BIGGIN

September 13th, 2011
1:32 pm

Steamhouse without a doubt…..always good fresh oysters on the half shell….ever heard of Oysterfest in the ATL?? It began at the SteamHo..

John

September 13th, 2011
1:33 pm

nothing fresh in Atlanta like most are saying Casamentos on Magazine…

could also use a Hurricane from Pat O’s and a po-boy from Parkway Tavern….

btw all the Cajun food places in Atlanta are horrible, Boudreaux’s to the Crawfish Shack, it’s all nasty and nothing even close to being decent cajun cooking (this is from someone who grew up in Metairie)

Teresa

September 13th, 2011
1:34 pm

OMG! Oyster lovers, get to McCormick’s and Schmick’s as soon and as often as you can! Also, Atlanta Fish Market is guud! Stay the hell away from Six Feet Under! Disgusting! You are wasting precious time eating there!

donnie

September 13th, 2011
1:37 pm

Boss Oyster in Applachicola, not so good any more and expensive 9.95 half doz

Zeek

September 13th, 2011
1:47 pm

C&S Oyster bar is the shizzzzzzznit ,

DametheButcher

September 13th, 2011
2:05 pm

Southport RawBar in Fort Lauderdale FL.. However most of you rednecks thinks that Florida stops at Panama City…

ELIZABETH

September 13th, 2011
2:14 pm

The Boathouse on the Destin dock. The oysters come right off the boat and into the hands of the shucker.

Bam

September 13th, 2011
2:15 pm

Fontaine’s Oyster House, Virginia Highlands.

Oyster Lover

September 13th, 2011
2:23 pm

On the patio at my house. Buy a bag, get some saltines and hot sauce, invite a few friends over, and enjoy fresh oysters you can’t find at a cityfied raw bar.

Herschdiggidy

September 13th, 2011
2:23 pm

“That Place on 98″ has the best oysters i’ve ever had. In the A it’s gotta be Fontaine’s it’s pretty good

Thump

September 13th, 2011
2:25 pm

#1 Felix’s New Orleans
#2 Boss Oyster’s Apalachacola
#3 Ray Jan’s Clearwater Beach GET U SUM!!!!!!!

Pam C.

September 13th, 2011
2:37 pm

Pappadeaux . . . can’t believe nobody has mentioned them . . . always great oysters!!!

Oil Can Boyd

September 13th, 2011
2:37 pm

Stinky’s Fish Camp, Santa Rosa Beach, FL

Denise

September 13th, 2011
2:41 pm

I actually like Pappadeaux’s for fresh oysters. I love the dressing treatments they provide on the side.

B

September 13th, 2011
2:44 pm

Worse oysters I’ve had to were at Six Feet Under in Midtown. I couldn’t believe they served them and I paid for them. So bad. I do like Fontaine’s.

Ross

September 13th, 2011
2:59 pm

I also agree with Steamhouse Lounge. Their oysters are HUGE and DELICIOUS!

MS Delta Boy

September 13th, 2011
3:04 pm

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MS Delta Boy

September 13th, 2011
3:07 pm

you know it

September 13th, 2011
3:08 pm

rays in the city.

BOB SOSEBEE

September 13th, 2011
3:12 pm

If you are in Athens you must try SQUARE ONE FISH COMPANY 414 NORTH THOMAS STREET near the CLASSIC CENTER…many weekdays and nights they
have OYSTERS ON THE HALF SHELL FOR 50 CENTS EACH AND BUCKETS OF BEER
FOR 10 BUCKS… WE DRIVE FROM COMMERCE TO EAT WITH THEM OFTEN…THIS IS ATHEN’S FIRST REALLY GOOD SEAFOOD RESTAURANT….BOB SOSEBEE

J.O.

September 13th, 2011
3:30 pm

Fontaine’s in VaHi, and Steamhouse in Midtown!

Mray, Jurne, Jury, Argust, good any month with an "r"

September 13th, 2011
3:48 pm

Gotta be Hunt’s Oyster Bar in Panama City. Every 10 or 15 years, it burns down (i.e., they sell it to the Yankees!), then they build a newer better one from the insurance proceeds. Great oysters, ice cold beer and not hard on the wallet.

Oyster Girl

September 13th, 2011
3:48 pm

#1 Indian Pass Raw Bar between Apalachicola and Port St. Joe, FL. Not only are the oysters big and fresh, the prices are cheap! And best of all, you get to pull your own pitchers of beer.
#2 Boss Oyster in Apalachicola.

No place in ATL can compare. {sigh}

G-Daddy

September 13th, 2011
3:53 pm

I live in Fort Walton beach, and I assure you that oysters can be iced and trucked to Atlanta just as easily as they can be shipped to any joint on the Gulf coast. And the reason we Gulf Coast locals don’t eat oysters in the summer months (those without an “R”) is because they are spawned out then, and thin and watery and tasteless. We call ‘em waterbellies. But come September, I eat a box of Apalachicolas every week, and I’m in my mid 60’s, and never a problem yet.

C&S Fan

September 13th, 2011
4:01 pm

C&S Seafood & Oyster Bar – Lots of options and some old favorites too.

Bill

September 13th, 2011
4:09 pm

Can any of you read? The article clearly says “in or around Atlanta”. We don’t need to know your favorite spot in PC, New Orleans or anywhere else in Florida!

Lynn

September 13th, 2011
4:15 pm

Fontaine’s in Virginia-Highlands, no question!

LawDawg

September 13th, 2011
4:21 pm

We have a lot of people who do not understand what “Atlanta” means (hint: not Florida or New Orleans).

In ATL: Steamhouse, Fontaine’s, and one I have not seen, but deserves a mention: Kyma, which specializes in northern species of oyster

Tech Man

September 13th, 2011
4:22 pm

Red Lobster:)

LawDawg

September 13th, 2011
4:43 pm

I vote for this great seafood place I go to in Jakarta. Does that count as Atlanta?

Rick

September 13th, 2011
4:45 pm

Coast on West Paces Ferry

Fred

September 13th, 2011
5:42 pm

What is with all the asshats and their out of Atlanta “votes?” You chuckleheads, Atlanta is LAND LOCKED. We don’t get oysters from any ocean 45 minutes after teh boat docks. Are you really this stupid?

RickE: Have you tried the raw oysters at McCormick and Schmicks? I grew up on the Gulf Coast and thought an oyster was an oyster. I learned at M&S that it just isn’t the case.

But I’m kinda stupid. I don’t know the definition of “raw bar.” Sushi is raw. Is raw bar only applicable to oysters? If so I would say M&S here in Atlanta, with a caveat for the asshats that of COURSE it’s not as good as it would be at a location 45 seconds from an ocean…………

Fred

September 13th, 2011
5:44 pm

Oh and maybe I’ve just had THREE “bad’ experiences at Fontaines, but ignoring all their employees and family’s votes, I wasn’t impressed. Maybe 10 years ago they were good, but not lately.

Hardlyeverpost

September 14th, 2011
8:39 am

Atlanta doesnt have any real raw bars. Just because a place has raw oysters doesnt make it a raw bar. If you want to experience a real raw bar, try Southport Raw Bar down in Ft. Lauderdale.

Father Murphy

September 14th, 2011
10:36 am

I like oysters.

BIGGIN

September 14th, 2011
12:15 pm

CANNOT YOU READ THE REQUEST…..TELL US YOUR FAVORITE RAW BAR “IN AND AROUND ATLANTA”…….not Florida, New Orleans, or Alabama, in and around the ATL!!!! Geeez…….