Looking to satisfy your seafood cravings? Check out the best seafood restaurants Georgia has to offer:
Drift Seafood & Oyster Bar
The Avenue East Cobb, 4475 Roswell Road, Marietta
Drift Seafood & Oyster Bar has a wonderful seasonal menu that proudly celebrates the fruit of the sea. The restaurant combines modern and traditional live wood fire techniques to turn fresh seafood into simple but delectable fare. The raw bar gets its supply from all over the US, including James River in Virginia and Cape Cod in Massachusetts.
Crabdaddy’s Seafood Grill
1219 Ocean Boulevard, Saint Simons Island
Crabdaddy’s has been a staple in St. Simons since 1988. With its casual and family-friendly atmosphere, the restaurant has become popular with adults and kids. Sample the house special, shrimp and grits, along with the teriyaki steak and scallops. Crabdaddy’s also has a kids’ menu that even picky eaters will love. Top off your meal with the restaurant’s famous bread pudding. An extensive wine and cocktail list is also offered.
1021 Virginia Avenue, NE Atlanta
Goin’ Coastal is Atlanta Magazine’s highest ranking seafood restaurant. The menu is adventurous and imaginative. Order the cornbread bacon stuffed trout served with roasted tricolor carrots and sweet corn puree. Daily specials are another reason patrons keep coming back for more. Drop in on a Monday when Maine lobsters are just $20. Or opt for crab cooked three different ways during “Crab Trio Tuesday.”
Pearl’s Saltwater Grille Restaurant
7000 LaRoche Avenue, Savannah
With a spectacular view of the Georgia coastline and delicious food, Pearl’s Saltwater Grille Restaurant has been a local favorite for 20 years. Pearl’s is conveniently located near the downtown area and provides a peaceful escape from the busy Historic District. You’ll be amazed by the restaurant’s extensive menu featuring dishes like spicy grouper tacos, cashew-crusted swordfish, and crab stuffed flounder, just to name a few.
914 Howell Mill Road, Atlanta
The Optimist brings a wonderful seafood dining experience to landlocked Atlanta. The dishes can best described as The Hamptons meets Southern cooking. The Gulf grouper with smoky spring Vidalia onions is a standout. So is the seafood gumbo served with “pot luck” garlic bread, shrimp, oyster, and andouille sausage. The ever changing selection of East and West Coast oysters remains a draw. GQ City Guides called the restaurant “just about the biggest, prettiest, first-date-iest seafood temple you can imagine, with the added advantage of offering peel-and-eat Georgia shrimp, which may be the tastiest crustaceans you’ll ever put in your mouth. ”
Marietta Fish Market
3185 Canton Road, Marietta
Once you enter Marietta Fish Market Seafood Restaurant’s landmark American lighthouse, you will be led to a comfortable dining room that is inspired by the owner’s Greek heritage. The zuppa de pesce is fish soup studded with fat shrimp, tantalizing mussels, and generous portions of whitefish. Be amazed by the sizzling seafood fajitas, junior Mardi Gras paella, shrimp bayou, fried whole trout, and other dishes sure to delight your taste buds. Check out the daily chef specials as well.
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