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Bully Boy Opens and Keeps It Coastal on the Beltline

Take a look at the menu for Bully Boy on the Beltline

Bully Boy
Beth McKibben is the editor and staff reporter for Eater Atlanta and has been covering food and cocktails locally and regionally for 12 years.

The 100-seat Bully Boy, owned by Concentrics Restaurants, is now open in the former Nexto Ramen space on the Eastside Beltline in Poncey-Highland. The menu, created by chef Michael Bertozzi, features shared plates served family style using seafood from along the East Coast of the United States.

Expect shareable dishes like Virginia oyster sliders, barbecue Georgia shrimp, and yellow fin tuna wraps, alongside larger portions such as lobster frites, blue crab fried rice, and clam chowder carbonara. The menu highlights a handful of raw oyster selections from New England as well as a few land-based dishes, including a rabbit patty melt, a 42-ounce porterhouse, and ramen influenced by the flavors of Brunswick stew, made with brisket, pork, chicken, and ham hocks.

Bully Boy resides in a stand-alone building in the parking lot just beyond Concentrics’ flagship restaurant Two Urban Licks, nestled between the Telephone Factory lofts and Common Grounds. Like its predecessor, Nexto, the restaurant utilizes the small space to its fullest — incorporating a mix of tables and booths throughout the airy dining room. A smattering of live plants keeps the atmosphere simple yet fresh, allowing light to flow through from the banks of windows flanking the front of the restaurant.

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Concentrics owner Bob Amick named Bully Boy for his parents’ favorite restaurant in the town where he grew up, along the Hudson River near New York City. Valet parking is available.

In addition to Two Urban Licks, Brasserie and Neighborhood Cafe at Parish, Allora, Molly B’s, and Room at Twelve in Atlanta, Concentrics also owns restaurants in Louisville, Kentucky; Charleston, South Carolina; Toledo, Ohio; and Columbus, Ohio. Amick’s son Justin owns Buckhead’s the Painted Pin and Westside’s the Painted Duck with his business partner, William Stallworth.

Sunday and Monday, 5 p.m. to 10 p.m.; Tuesday - Thursday, 5 p.m. to 11 p.m.; Friday and Saturday, 5 p.m. to 12 a.m.

828 W10 Ralph McGill Boulevard, Atlanta.

The Painted Pin

737 Miami Circle Northeast, , GA 30324 (404) 814-8736 Visit Website

The Painted Duck

976 Brady Avenue Northwest, , GA 30318 (404) 352-0048 Visit Website


828 Ralph McGill Blvd. NE, Atlanta, GA 30306 (404) 809-3763 Visit Website


1005 North Charles Street, , MD 21201 (443) 438-5499 Visit Website

Room At Twelve

400 West Peachtree Street Northwest, , GA 30308 (404) 418-1250 Visit Website

TWO urban licks

820 Ralph McGill Boulevard Northeast, , GA 30306 (404) 522-4622 Visit Website