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17 Atlanta Restaurants for Grabbing a Seafood Meal

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

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Few 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 good seafood restaurants. From fresh-caught fish straight from the waters of the Gulf to fried fare and platters by-the-pound, landlocked Atlanta features several restaurants for great seafood.

Disclaimer: A number of Atlanta restaurants on this map have resumed dine-in service. The level of service offered is indicated on each map point. However, this should not be taken as endorsement for dining in, as there are still safety concerns: for updated information on coronavirus cases, please visit the Georgia Department of Health. Studies indicate that there is a lower exposure risk when outdoors, but the level of risk involved with patio dining is contingent on restaurants following strict social distancing and other safety guidelines.

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. Call for takeout. Masks highly encouraged.

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 located 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. Masks highly encouraged.

3. Bankhead Seafood

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1651 Donald Lee Hollowell Pkwy NW
Atlanta, GA 30318
(404) 794-6904
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Next spring, 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 and delivery. Masks required.

5. 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. Masks highly encouraged.

6. Trederick's Seafood & Grill

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609 Whitehall St SW
Atlanta, GA 30303
(470) 343-2175
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Located just west of the Mechanicsville 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. Open for takeout and delivery. Masks required.

7. 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 or delivery via DoorDash. Masks required.

8. 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. Masks required.

9. 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 staple in the heart of Buckhead. 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. Order online for takeout. Masks highly encouraged.

10. 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 $32. Order online for takeout. Masks required.

11. 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. Order online for takeout. Masks required.

12. 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. Order online for takeout or delivery. Masks required.

13. 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 restaurant serves everything from crab cakes and peel-and-eat shrimp to 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 on Wednesdays. Call to order takeout. Masks required.

14. Kathleen's Catch

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12660 Crabapple Rd #110
Milton, GA 30004
(678) 691-3064
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With locations in Duluth and Milton, and a location opening soon in Brookhaven, this seafood market sells fresh fish, oysters, clams, shrimp, crab, and lobster, along with sandwiches for pick-up or delivery to the north metro Atlanta area. The prepared meals menu includes a New England-style lobster roll available at both locations for pick-up for just under $14. Order online for pickup at Johns Creek location or online for the Milton location.

15. 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. Currently open for takeout. Order online for takeout.

16. 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 at Alpharetta City Center offers everything from lemongrass mussels and grilled mahi mahi, to a lobster roll and red curry shrimp on it menu. The bar features over 100 mezcals in one- or two-ounce pours, too. Order online for takeout. Masks highly encouraged.

17. 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. Masks highly encouraged.

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. Call for takeout. Masks highly encouraged.

3240 Cobb Pkwy SE
Atlanta, GA 30339

2. Cajun Seafood Market

1722 Campbellton Rd SW b, Atlanta, GA 30311

This Campbellton Road seafood market located 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. Masks highly encouraged.

1722 Campbellton Rd SW b
Atlanta, GA 30311

3. Bankhead Seafood

1651 Donald Lee Hollowell Pkwy NW, Atlanta, GA 30318

Next spring, 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 and delivery. Masks required.

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

5. 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. Masks highly encouraged.

7210 GA-85
Riverdale, GA 30274

6. Trederick's Seafood & Grill

609 Whitehall St SW, Atlanta, GA 30303

Located just west of the Mechanicsville 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. Open for takeout and delivery. Masks required.

609 Whitehall St SW
Atlanta, GA 30303

7. 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 or delivery via DoorDash. Masks required.

1106 Crescent Ave NE
Atlanta, GA 30309

8. 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. Masks required.

674 Myrtle St NE
Atlanta, GA 30308

9. Atlanta Fish Market

265 Pharr Rd NE, Atlanta, GA 30305

It’s hard to miss the towering fish in front of this seafood staple in the heart of Buckhead. 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. Order online for takeout. Masks highly encouraged.

265 Pharr Rd NE
Atlanta, GA 30305

10. 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 $32. Order online for takeout. Masks required.

675 Ponce De Leon Ave NE
Atlanta, GA 30308

11. 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. Order online for takeout. Masks required.

99 Krog St NE suite y
Atlanta, GA 30307

12. 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. Order online for takeout or delivery. Masks required.

299 North Highland Avenue Northeast
Atlanta, GA 30307

13. Fontaine's Oyster House

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

A longtime neighborhood favorite, this Virginia-Highland seafood restaurant serves everything from crab cakes and peel-and-eat shrimp to 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 on Wednesdays. Call to order takeout. Masks required.

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

14. Kathleen's Catch

12660 Crabapple Rd #110, Milton, GA 30004

With locations in Duluth and Milton, and a location opening soon in Brookhaven, this seafood market sells fresh fish, oysters, clams, shrimp, crab, and lobster, along with sandwiches for pick-up or delivery to the north metro Atlanta area. The prepared meals menu includes a New England-style lobster roll available at both locations for pick-up for just under $14. Order online for pickup at Johns Creek location or online for the Milton location.

12660 Crabapple Rd #110
Milton, GA 30004

15. 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. Currently open for takeout. Order online for takeout.

4337 Buford Hwy NE #170
Atlanta, GA 30341

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16. Lapeer Seafood Market

12 N Broad St, Alpharetta, GA 30009

Located at Alpharetta City Center, Lapeer Seafood Market at Alpharetta City Center offers everything from lemongrass mussels and grilled mahi mahi, to a lobster roll and red curry shrimp on it menu. The bar features over 100 mezcals in one- or two-ounce pours, too. Order online for takeout. Masks highly encouraged.

12 N Broad St
Alpharetta, GA 30009

17. 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. Masks highly encouraged.

5082 Buford Hwy NE
Doraville, GA 30340

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