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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

Say

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…….

kevin

September 14th, 2011
12:56 pm

Perhaps not a raw bar by definition, but Oceanaire has the best oysters I’ve had in Atlanta. Six Ft Under is decent. I cannot believe people are mentioning Steamhouse. Probably the worst oysters I’ve ever had.

Scris

September 14th, 2011
3:47 pm

Fontaines on Fridays with Amanda…

Jenn in Kennesaw

September 14th, 2011
5:55 pm

OceanAire in Atlanta, pricey, but worth it they fly them in fresh daily… they have an actual oyster bar with oysters available from all over. they are amazing.

Troy Baker

September 15th, 2011
6:48 pm

Because of this poll, (and because I’m off on Fall Break this week) I ventured over to Fontaine’s today for the 4-7 1/2 priced oyster special. Sat at the bar, had 2 dozen raw. FANTASTIC!! Kudos to Amanda behind the bar for introducing me to Sam Adams October draft. You now have a LOYAL patron. (I’m furious I’ve been here for about 2 decades and had never heard of this place until now) Fell in love with the place. It’s worth the time to pay it a visit!

PJ

September 15th, 2011
9:10 pm

Lobster Bar at Chops – yum!

MP

September 16th, 2011
9:16 am

Goin Coastal, downtown Canton, GA

bobby

September 16th, 2011
10:54 am

Fontaines’s, Six Feet Under, Coast, Big Ketch, and Steamhouse