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21 Atlanta Restaurants for a Sensational Seafood Meal

From fresh-caught fish and oysters to fried fish fare and seafood platters by the pound, Atlanta includes several restaurants for really great seafood

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Few people likely associate seafood with Atlanta — a city approximately 1,000 feet above sea level in the Piedmont region of Georgia on a ridge south of the Chattahoochee River. With the closest beach over 265 miles away, Atlanta includes a surprising number of seafood restaurants. From fresh-caught fish straight from the waters of the Gulf to fried seafood fare, oysters and seafood towers, and platters by the pound, landlocked Atlanta features several restaurants for sensational seafood.

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Read about Atlanta’s thriving Mexican seafood restaurant scene here.

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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. C&S Seafood & Oyster Bar

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3240 Cobb Pkwy SE
Atlanta, GA 30339
(770) 272-0999
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This Vinings seafood spot specializes in raw bar favorites like oysters and shrimp cocktail as well as boiled seafood platters, whole fish entrees, such as a pan-seared red snapper, Maine lobster tails, a king crab platter, and even steaks. There’s also a location open in Sandy Springs. Outdoor seating available.

2. Cajun Seafood Market

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1722 Campbellton Rd SW b
Atlanta, GA 30311
(404) 755-0073
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This Campbellton Road seafood market next door to a Chevron station includes a takeout counter offering Cajun-style seafood combo platters. The menu includes platters like snow crab legs, steamed fish and shrimp served with corn and potatoes, or crispy fried whiting and shrimp with a side of fries. Cajun Seafood Market also features side orders of fried gator and calamari as well as okra, andouille sausage, and hushpuppies. Order online for takeout.

3. Bankhead Seafood

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1651 Donald Lee Hollowell Pkwy NW
Atlanta, GA 30318
(404) 794-6904
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Later this year, the highly anticipated Bankhead Seafood reopens its doors on Donald Lee Hollowell Parkway, backed by Atlanta-based rappers and entrepreneurs Michael “Killer Mike” Render and Clifford “T.I.” Harris. For now, catch the Bankhead Seafood food truck rolling around Southwest Atlanta, including the Triton Yards food truck enclave on Sylvan Road. Try the “Shawty” platter with fried shrimp, hushpuppies, and fries. Keep updated on the food truck’s location on Instagram.

4. Drift Fish House & Oyster Bar

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The Avenue East Cobb, 4475 Roswell Rd #1410
Marietta, GA 30062
(770) 635-7641
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Located at the Avenue East Cobb shopping center, Drift Fish House offers everything from seafood towers and sandwiches, like lobster rolls and oyster po’boys, to entrees such as a whole branzino and Atlantic grouper. Order online for takeout. Outdoor seating available.

5. Ikhlas Seafoods and Pastries

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871 Cleveland Ave
East Point, GA 30344
(404) 766-2808
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Located in East Point, this Cleveland Avenue seafood joint serves up plates of fried fish, shrimp, and chicken wings as well as seafood dinners and sandwiches daily. Popular dishes here include catfish nuggets, fried perch, whiting, or trout paired with hushpuppies, and the family fish fry, which comes with ten pieces of whiting, a half pound of jumbo shrimp, fries, and hushpuppies. There’s also a single seafood dinner with scallops, shrimp, and oysters, too. Order online for takeout.

6. Steven's Fine Food & Seafood Market

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7210 GA-85
Riverdale, GA 30274
(770) 907-3713
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This Riverdale seafood market also includes a menu of fried seafood platters served with a choice of hushpuppies, fries, cole slaw, corn, potatoes, or broccoli as well as crab, crawfish, and shrimp boils. There’s shrimp, oyster, and fish po’boys, wings, and family meals available on the menu here, too. Call to order.

7. Trederick's Seafood & Grill

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609 Whitehall St SW
Atlanta, GA 30303
(470) 343-2175
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Located on the edge of the Pittsburgh neighborhood near downtown Atlanta, Trederick’s offers up Southern seafood comfort food on its menu. This includes lump crab cakes with remoulade sauce, baskets of fried catfish and shrimp, a fried whiting sandwich, and even steamed lobster tail and snow crab served with corn and potatoes. Grab a side of mac and cheese or hushpuppies, too. Order at the counter and take a seat inside or out on the patio. Outdoor seating available.

8. Lure

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1106 Crescent Ave NE
Atlanta, GA 30309
(404) 817-3650
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Lure on Crescent Avenue in Midtown takes a slightly elegant yet relaxed approach to its seafood. The menu here includes oysters, bites like a fritto misto with shrimp and calamari, and sea scallops served with pork belly and queso fresco. Order online for takeout. Outdoor seating available.

9. Bon Ton Atlanta

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674 Myrtle St NE
Atlanta, GA 30308
(404) 996-6177
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Owners Darren Carr and Eric Simpkins (The Lawrence) describe Bon Ton’s mainly seafood-based menu as “Louisiana meets Vietnam paired with stiff cocktails.” The Midtown restaurant, located across from Mary Mac’s, offers a selection of boiled and fried seafood on its menu as well as a shrimp burger, catfish banh mi, and a family-style “Crabstravaganza” that includes boiled snow crab, smoked snow crab, king crab, crawfish, fried shrimp, sausage, hushpuppies, and Cajun fries. Order online for takeout. Outdoor seating available.

10. Atlanta Fish Market

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265 Pharr Rd NE
Atlanta, GA 30305
(404) 262-3165
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It’s hard to miss the towering fish in front of this seafood restaurant. Atlanta Fish Market offers a variety of seafood choices on its vast menu, including oysters, sushi, jumbo crab claws, lobster rolls, and large entrees like stuffed flounder, trout amandine, and skate wing.

11. W. H. Stiles Fish Camp

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675 Ponce De Leon Ave NE
Atlanta, GA 30308
(678) 235-3929
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W.H. Stiles Fish Camp from Atlanta chef Anne Quatrano (Star Provisions, Bacchanalia, Floataway Cafe) at Ponce City Market features a menu filled with daily oyster specials, along with dishes like New England clam chowder, and Maryland crab cakes. The menu includes one of Atlanta’s best lobster rolls, too. It’s served on a buttered Parker House roll and is overflowing with lobster meat mixed with mayo, celery, and tarragon. However, it’s also one of the most expensive rolls in town, coming in at $35. Order online for takeout.

12. Watchman's Seafood and Spirits

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99 Krog St NE suite y
Atlanta, GA 30307
(404) 254-0141
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Located across from Ticonderoga Club, Watchman’s Seafood & Spirits at Krog Street Market features a menu deep in sustainable seafood and oysters from the team behind Decatur’s Kimball House. Order the classic shrimp cocktail with tangy cocktail sauce or a smoked clam tartine to start, followed by tilefish with fennel, asparagus, and chickpeas and a side of hushpuppies with chili-honey butter. Outdoor seating available.

13. Bully Boy

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828 Ralph McGill Blvd NE
Atlanta, GA 30306
(678) 904-5607
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After being closed for well over a year due to the pandemic, seafood restaurant Bully Boy reopened last fall, and with a new Japanese kaiseki-inspired menu. The restaurant first opened in 2018 offering a menu filled with East Coast seafood-driven dishes. Now under the direction of chef Colby Cooper, the new, multi-course menu at Bully Boy features a succession of small plates progressing from fresh oysters and hamachi kama to grilled octopus and whole fish preparations paired with beer, wine, sake, and cocktails.

14. BeetleCat

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299 North Highland Avenue Northeast
Atlanta, GA 30307
(678) 732-0360
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Chef Ford Fry’s Inman Quarter seafood restaurant offers two spaces to dine. Upstairs, the decor is modern coastal, with dark woods, a blue-white color scheme, and plenty of large windows looking out to North Highland Avenue and Elizabeth Street. But downstairs, Fry takes diners back to the early 1970s with lower-level seating inspired by a cozy New England den. The menu here carries everything from lobster rolls and tuna tartare to mussels and oysters. Pair it with the boozy fish house punch. Outdoor seating available.

15. Girl Diver Atlanta

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955 Memorial Dr SE ste 510
Atlanta, GA 30316
(404) 525-2424
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This seafood-driven restaurant from Char Korean Bar and Grill owner chef Richard Tang opened at the Madison Yards development on Memorial Drive in 2020. Set along the newly extended Eastside Beltline trail in Atlanta’s Reynoldstown neighborhood, Girl Diver specializes in Southeast Asian-meets Cajun fare in its seafood-by-the pound dishes and shareable party platters paired with cocktails. A second location opens by the end of this year at the emerging Westside Paper complex on West Marietta Street.

16. Fontaine's Oyster House

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1026 1/2 North Highland Avenue Northeast
Atlanta, GA 30306
(404) 872-0869
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A longtime neighborhood favorite, this Virginia-Highland seafood staple serves everything from crab cakes and peel-and-eat shrimp to fried seafood baskets and jambalaya. But those in the know come here for the oysters, especially on Tuesdays when the bivalves are half priced. Make sure to check out Fontaine’s other weekdays specials, too, including crab leg specials. Call to order takeout. Outdoor seating available.

17. Kathleen's Catch

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12660 Crabapple Rd #110
Milton, GA 30004
(678) 691-3064
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With multiple locations throughout Atlanta, including in Alpharetta, Johns Creek, and Brookhaven, this seafood market sells fresh fish, oysters, clams, shrimp, crab, and lobster, along with a selection of daily soups and sandwiches. That includes a New England-style lobster roll. Make sure to check out the weekly specials, too.

18. Crawfish Shack Seafood

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4337 Buford Hwy NE #170
Atlanta, GA 30341
(404) 329-1610
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This Viet-Cajun seafood restaurant on Buford Highway offers plenty of po’ boys, heaping portions of steamed, boiled or fried seafood, and oysters on its menu. However, the best bet here is Crawfish Shack’s “Shack-tastic Seafood Platters”, filled with snow crab, blue crab, crawfish, shrimp, and mussels and sides of corn, red potatoes, and Andouille sausage. Call for takeout.

19. Lapeer Seafood Market

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12 N Broad St
Alpharetta, GA 30009
(678) 691-9400
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Located at Alpharetta City Center, Lapeer Seafood Market offers everything from lemongrass mussels and grilled mahi mahi to a lobster roll and red curry shrimp on its menu. The bar features over 100 varieties of mezcal, too. Order online for takeout. Outdoor seating available.

20. Wats Crackin Garlic Crab

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368 Candler Rd SE
Atlanta, GA 30317
(404) 839-5688
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Folks seeking platters overflowing with flavorful blue or snow crabs and jumbo shrimp generously seasoned in garlic butter would be wise to check out Wats Crackin on Candler Road on the edge of Belvedere Park. The move here is to order a crab and shrimp combo plate paired with andouille or turkey sausage, corn on the cob, and red potatoes. The restaurant sells and ships its garlic crab seasoning and butter, too. Make sure to check the daily menu board for specials. Counter service.

21. Marisqueria El Veneno

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5082 Buford Hwy NE
Doraville, GA 30340
(770) 986-9568

One of Atlanta’s oldest and most beloved marisquerias (Mexican seafood restaurant), this is where to head for real deal seafood with heat. El Veneno offers platters of mixed seafood to feed a family, soups filled with crab legs and shrimp, oysters, and plenty of micheladas to curb the kick from the hot sauce. Try the caldo de camaron (shrimp soup) or huachinango estilo Nayarit, a fried, whole red snapper topped with spicy salsa. Call to order takeout.

1. C&S Seafood & Oyster Bar

3240 Cobb Pkwy SE, Atlanta, GA 30339

This Vinings seafood spot specializes in raw bar favorites like oysters and shrimp cocktail as well as boiled seafood platters, whole fish entrees, such as a pan-seared red snapper, Maine lobster tails, a king crab platter, and even steaks. There’s also a location open in Sandy Springs. Outdoor seating available.

3240 Cobb Pkwy SE
Atlanta, GA 30339

2. Cajun Seafood Market

1722 Campbellton Rd SW b, Atlanta, GA 30311

This Campbellton Road seafood market next door to a Chevron station includes a takeout counter offering Cajun-style seafood combo platters. The menu includes platters like snow crab legs, steamed fish and shrimp served with corn and potatoes, or crispy fried whiting and shrimp with a side of fries. Cajun Seafood Market also features side orders of fried gator and calamari as well as okra, andouille sausage, and hushpuppies. Order online for takeout.

1722 Campbellton Rd SW b
Atlanta, GA 30311

3. Bankhead Seafood

1651 Donald Lee Hollowell Pkwy NW, Atlanta, GA 30318

Later this year, the highly anticipated Bankhead Seafood reopens its doors on Donald Lee Hollowell Parkway, backed by Atlanta-based rappers and entrepreneurs Michael “Killer Mike” Render and Clifford “T.I.” Harris. For now, catch the Bankhead Seafood food truck rolling around Southwest Atlanta, including the Triton Yards food truck enclave on Sylvan Road. Try the “Shawty” platter with fried shrimp, hushpuppies, and fries. Keep updated on the food truck’s location on Instagram.

1651 Donald Lee Hollowell Pkwy NW
Atlanta, GA 30318

4. Drift Fish House & Oyster Bar

The Avenue East Cobb, 4475 Roswell Rd #1410, Marietta, GA 30062

Located at the Avenue East Cobb shopping center, Drift Fish House offers everything from seafood towers and sandwiches, like lobster rolls and oyster po’boys, to entrees such as a whole branzino and Atlantic grouper. Order online for takeout. Outdoor seating available.

The Avenue East Cobb, 4475 Roswell Rd #1410
Marietta, GA 30062

5. Ikhlas Seafoods and Pastries

871 Cleveland Ave, East Point, GA 30344

Located in East Point, this Cleveland Avenue seafood joint serves up plates of fried fish, shrimp, and chicken wings as well as seafood dinners and sandwiches daily. Popular dishes here include catfish nuggets, fried perch, whiting, or trout paired with hushpuppies, and the family fish fry, which comes with ten pieces of whiting, a half pound of jumbo shrimp, fries, and hushpuppies. There’s also a single seafood dinner with scallops, shrimp, and oysters, too. Order online for takeout.

871 Cleveland Ave
East Point, GA 30344

6. Steven's Fine Food & Seafood Market

7210 GA-85, Riverdale, GA 30274

This Riverdale seafood market also includes a menu of fried seafood platters served with a choice of hushpuppies, fries, cole slaw, corn, potatoes, or broccoli as well as crab, crawfish, and shrimp boils. There’s shrimp, oyster, and fish po’boys, wings, and family meals available on the menu here, too. Call to order.

7210 GA-85
Riverdale, GA 30274

7. Trederick's Seafood & Grill

609 Whitehall St SW, Atlanta, GA 30303

Located on the edge of the Pittsburgh neighborhood near downtown Atlanta, Trederick’s offers up Southern seafood comfort food on its menu. This includes lump crab cakes with remoulade sauce, baskets of fried catfish and shrimp, a fried whiting sandwich, and even steamed lobster tail and snow crab served with corn and potatoes. Grab a side of mac and cheese or hushpuppies, too. Order at the counter and take a seat inside or out on the patio. Outdoor seating available.

609 Whitehall St SW
Atlanta, GA 30303

8. Lure

1106 Crescent Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30309

Lure on Crescent Avenue in Midtown takes a slightly elegant yet relaxed approach to its seafood. The menu here includes oysters, bites like a fritto misto with shrimp and calamari, and sea scallops served with pork belly and queso fresco. Order online for takeout. Outdoor seating available.

1106 Crescent Ave NE
Atlanta, GA 30309

9. Bon Ton Atlanta

674 Myrtle St NE, Atlanta, GA 30308

Owners Darren Carr and Eric Simpkins (The Lawrence) describe Bon Ton’s mainly seafood-based menu as “Louisiana meets Vietnam paired with stiff cocktails.” The Midtown restaurant, located across from Mary Mac’s, offers a selection of boiled and fried seafood on its menu as well as a shrimp burger, catfish banh mi, and a family-style “Crabstravaganza” that includes boiled snow crab, smoked snow crab, king crab, crawfish, fried shrimp, sausage, hushpuppies, and Cajun fries. Order online for takeout. Outdoor seating available.

674 Myrtle St NE
Atlanta, GA 30308

10. Atlanta Fish Market

265 Pharr Rd NE, Atlanta, GA 30305

It’s hard to miss the towering fish in front of this seafood restaurant. Atlanta Fish Market offers a variety of seafood choices on its vast menu, including oysters, sushi, jumbo crab claws, lobster rolls, and large entrees like stuffed flounder, trout amandine, and skate wing.

265 Pharr Rd NE
Atlanta, GA 30305

11. W. H. Stiles Fish Camp

675 Ponce De Leon Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30308

W.H. Stiles Fish Camp from Atlanta chef Anne Quatrano (Star Provisions, Bacchanalia, Floataway Cafe) at Ponce City Market features a menu filled with daily oyster specials, along with dishes like New England clam chowder, and Maryland crab cakes. The menu includes one of Atlanta’s best lobster rolls, too. It’s served on a buttered Parker House roll and is overflowing with lobster meat mixed with mayo, celery, and tarragon. However, it’s also one of the most expensive rolls in town, coming in at $35. Order online for takeout.

675 Ponce De Leon Ave NE
Atlanta, GA 30308

12. Watchman's Seafood and Spirits

99 Krog St NE suite y, Atlanta, GA 30307

Located across from Ticonderoga Club, Watchman’s Seafood & Spirits at Krog Street Market features a menu deep in sustainable seafood and oysters from the team behind Decatur’s Kimball House. Order the classic shrimp cocktail with tangy cocktail sauce or a smoked clam tartine to start, followed by tilefish with fennel, asparagus, and chickpeas and a side of hushpuppies with chili-honey butter. Outdoor seating available.

99 Krog St NE suite y
Atlanta, GA 30307

13. Bully Boy

828 Ralph McGill Blvd NE, Atlanta, GA 30306

After being closed for well over a year due to the pandemic, seafood restaurant Bully Boy reopened last fall, and with a new Japanese kaiseki-inspired menu. The restaurant first opened in 2018 offering a menu filled with East Coast seafood-driven dishes. Now under the direction of chef Colby Cooper, the new, multi-course menu at Bully Boy features a succession of small plates progressing from fresh oysters and hamachi kama to grilled octopus and whole fish preparations paired with beer, wine, sake, and cocktails.

828 Ralph McGill Blvd NE
Atlanta, GA 30306

14. BeetleCat

299 North Highland Avenue Northeast, Atlanta, GA 30307

Chef Ford Fry’s Inman Quarter seafood restaurant offers two spaces to dine. Upstairs, the decor is modern coastal, with dark woods, a blue-white color scheme, and plenty of large windows looking out to North Highland Avenue and Elizabeth Street. But downstairs, Fry takes diners back to the early 1970s with lower-level seating inspired by a cozy New England den. The menu here carries everything from lobster rolls and tuna tartare to mussels and oysters. Pair it with the boozy fish house punch. Outdoor seating available.

299 North Highland Avenue Northeast
Atlanta, GA 30307

15. Girl Diver Atlanta

955 Memorial Dr SE ste 510, Atlanta, GA 30316

This seafood-driven restaurant from Char Korean Bar and Grill owner chef Richard Tang opened at the Madison Yards development on Memorial Drive in 2020. Set along the newly extended Eastside Beltline trail in Atlanta’s Reynoldstown neighborhood, Girl Diver specializes in Southeast Asian-meets Cajun fare in its seafood-by-the pound dishes and shareable party platters paired with cocktails. A second location opens by the end of this year at the emerging Westside Paper complex on West Marietta Street.

955 Memorial Dr SE ste 510
Atlanta, GA 30316

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16. Fontaine's Oyster House

1026 1/2 North Highland Avenue Northeast, Atlanta, GA 30306

A longtime neighborhood favorite, this Virginia-Highland seafood staple serves everything from crab cakes and peel-and-eat shrimp to fried seafood baskets and jambalaya. But those in the know come here for the oysters, especially on Tuesdays when the bivalves are half priced. Make sure to check out Fontaine’s other weekdays specials, too, including crab leg specials. Call to order takeout. Outdoor seating available.

1026 1/2 North Highland Avenue Northeast
Atlanta, GA 30306

17. Kathleen's Catch

12660 Crabapple Rd #110, Milton, GA 30004

With multiple locations throughout Atlanta, including in Alpharetta, Johns Creek, and Brookhaven, this seafood market sells fresh fish, oysters, clams, shrimp, crab, and lobster, along with a selection of daily soups and sandwiches. That includes a New England-style lobster roll. Make sure to check out the weekly specials, too.

12660 Crabapple Rd #110
Milton, GA 30004

18. Crawfish Shack Seafood

4337 Buford Hwy NE #170, Atlanta, GA 30341

This Viet-Cajun seafood restaurant on Buford Highway offers plenty of po’ boys, heaping portions of steamed, boiled or fried seafood, and oysters on its menu. However, the best bet here is Crawfish Shack’s “Shack-tastic Seafood Platters”, filled with snow crab, blue crab, crawfish, shrimp, and mussels and sides of corn, red potatoes, and Andouille sausage. Call for takeout.

4337 Buford Hwy NE #170
Atlanta, GA 30341

19. Lapeer Seafood Market

12 N Broad St, Alpharetta, GA 30009

Located at Alpharetta City Center, Lapeer Seafood Market offers everything from lemongrass mussels and grilled mahi mahi to a lobster roll and red curry shrimp on its menu. The bar features over 100 varieties of mezcal, too. Order online for takeout. Outdoor seating available.

12 N Broad St
Alpharetta, GA 30009

20. Wats Crackin Garlic Crab

368 Candler Rd SE, Atlanta, GA 30317

Folks seeking platters overflowing with flavorful blue or snow crabs and jumbo shrimp generously seasoned in garlic butter would be wise to check out Wats Crackin on Candler Road on the edge of Belvedere Park. The move here is to order a crab and shrimp combo plate paired with andouille or turkey sausage, corn on the cob, and red potatoes. The restaurant sells and ships its garlic crab seasoning and butter, too. Make sure to check the daily menu board for specials. Counter service.

368 Candler Rd SE
Atlanta, GA 30317

21. Marisqueria El Veneno

5082 Buford Hwy NE, Doraville, GA 30340

One of Atlanta’s oldest and most beloved marisquerias (Mexican seafood restaurant), this is where to head for real deal seafood with heat. El Veneno offers platters of mixed seafood to feed a family, soups filled with crab legs and shrimp, oysters, and plenty of micheladas to curb the kick from the hot sauce. Try the caldo de camaron (shrimp soup) or huachinango estilo Nayarit, a fried, whole red snapper topped with spicy salsa. Call to order takeout.

5082 Buford Hwy NE
Doraville, GA 30340

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