If you didn’t get the chance to escape to the beach this summer, not only do we sympathize with you, but we are actually bringing the beach to you. Though the food group itself isn’t for everybody’s palate (you either love it, hate it, or are allergic to it), Atlanta is home to some pretty spectacular seafood tastes and places. Yes, we love getting to eat right on the water in shorts and a t-shirt on the annual family vacay, but if you’re looking for quality seafood, there is no need to drive 6+ hours with these gems right here in your very own neighborhood.
Kyma: Located on Piedmont Road, this seafood tavern brings you the freshest tastes and inviting atmosphere of Mediterranean and Greek Cuisine. Having a simple yet unique flavor from their use of a wooden grill with olive oil, lemon, and oregano, there are numerous options of dishes to choose from, depending on how far you want to go out of your comfort zone. With its authentic beautiful white and blue interior, superb hospitality, and variety of healthy dishes, there’s a good chance you might be fooled into thinking you’re actually in Santorini.
Six Feet Under: This Grant Park favorite is even better in the summertime with its rooftop seating and views of the Atlanta skyline. A little more on the casual side, if you’re craving a quality yet laid back meal at the last minute, give Six Feet Under a shot and we promise you won’t be disappointed. If you can’t decide what to order, try the Oysters Rockefeller, Catfish Tacos, or Crab Crusted Salmon. You can say thank you later.
C&S Seafood and Oyster Bar: Atlanta restaurant veterans Rich Clark and Jon Schwenk (hence the C&S) combine their skills in French and American cuisine to present to you this lovely gem tucked away on Cobb Parkway. If you want to treat yourself to a delicious afternoon meal, C&S has a phenomenal lunch menu on weekdays including their Fried Flounder Po’ Boy, Seared Salmon Salad, and Crispy Calamari. If you can’t make it during the week, plan a date for Saturday night and enjoy their famous Halibut, King Crab Salad, or Salmon Belly Sushi.
Goin’ Coastal: This seafood joint does not just value the quality and flavor of their food but also the environment from which it is found. Focusing on sustainability, Goin’Coastal features dishes from sources that can survive over a long period of time without hurting or negatively impacting their surrounding ecosystem, striving to enhance the seafood market for all consumers while being environmentally responsible. With an extensive dinner menu, you really can’t go wrong, but we recommend the Scallop Risotto, Lobster Mac N Cheese, and Miso prepared fish. Are you hungry now?
The Optimist: If you haven’t caught on to the fact that we love Ford Fry from previous blog posts, let us tell you again. Not only is this seated pretty high up on Atlanta’s Best Restaurants list, but it is also one of our all time favorites. Located on Howell Mill, this seaside cuisine has the traditional seaside staples that you crave with the sunshine and 90+ degree weather, and Executive Chef Adam Evans puts a twist on other dishes such as the Wood Hearth Roasted Duck Fat Poached Swordfish and the Cornmeal Crusted Lane Snapper. If you have the opportunity to eat here, we recommend starting with Cured Salmon Toast and ending with their Lychee-Rose Sorbet.
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