Where to Eat Seafood in Atlanta Right Now

Looking for tasty, perfectly prepared seafood? Atlanta's got the hook up! Thanks to our conveniently located city (close to multiple coasts!) and our esteemed roster of fabulous seafood-cookin' chefs, finding a great seafood restaurant in Atlanta is easy breezy. From seared ahi tuna and grilled octopus to fish and chips, you can snag your go-to dish at one of these fantastic catches.

Buckhead Life Restaurant Group's longstanding staples, Chops Lobster Bar, Kyma and Atlanta Fish Market, take pride in serving elegantly prepared fish dishes among high-end environs. Make it a special evening and order the whole grilled fish for two along with a cool bottle of wine and a sampling of small plates at the Mediterranean-inspired Kyma. A little bit further north in Sandy Springs, Ray's on the River delights with its riverside views and fresh-caught specialties. Enjoy the handsome setting while nibbling on the featured fish of the day and an herb-infused cocktail.

Oyster fanatics will find an impressive selection of bivalves and creatively concocted seafood dishes at both the nationally renowned Chef Ford Fry-owned restaurant, The Optimist, and at Vinings' charming C&S Seafood.

Meanwhile, casual meets delicious at Grant Park's Six Feet Under and Decatur's Harbour House Pub, where you'll find unfussy food served grilled, fried and sandwiched.




Grant Park's reining rooftop restaurant is a casual spot for snagging non-fuss seafood with a cold brew. The menu is separated into baskets (fish and chips), sandwiches (catfish po'boy), platters (shrimp and scallops), steamed shellfish (peel...  Read More

Ray's in the City
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Venerable Ray's on the River has established an outpost in the city, and it's a beautiful place, complete with an aquarium, an onyx bar, tiled walls and ambient lighting. Seafood is delivered several times daily, and everything is impeccably...  Read More

Atlanta Fish Market Restaurant


The extensive menu at this gourmet Southern restaurant features some of the freshest seafood in the city. The selection here is outstanding with more than 100 varieties of fresh fish flown in daily. Although the menu changes daily, typical...  Read More



Virginia Highland's easy going seafood spot puts fresh, sustainable seafood at its mission's forefront. Grab a seat in the open dining room or sidle up to the bar to catch the bartenders in action. Dishes are inspired by the Southern coast, so...  Read More



The interior of Kyma is nothing short of stunning. The sky-like ceiling features twinkling stars and there are huge marble columns throughout the restaurant as well. Begin your meal with octopus and dolmas (stuffed grape leaves), both...  Read More



Entering inside C&S Oyster bar, you almost feel like you've stepped into another era. Although it is located in a strip mall, you forget that once you get a glimpse of the handsome dark-wood interiors and plush banquettes. With hints of a French...  Read More

Sandy Springs


Set along the Chattahoochee in Sandy Springs, Ray's on the River almost feels like a secret hideaway. Walk waterside along the river and for a moment, you feel like you're leagues away from Atlanta. The transportive experience continues...  Read More

Chops Lobster Bar


Chops, a swanky local favorite, is often frequented by power brokers and features hushed tones and a well-stocked display case. One level of the restaurant is a steak house, hence the name, Chops. The other level, Lobster Bar is predominately...  Read More



Chef-owner Ford Fry's (also owner of King + Duke, St. Cecilia, No. 246 and JCT. Kitchen & Bar) ode to the Southern coast has become an instant hit for Atlantans seeking seaside cuisine. Executive Chef Adam Evans cooks up a menu peppered with...  Read More


Meet Kelly Skinner

Kelly Skinner comes to Atlanta by way of sunny coastal city, Pensacola, FL. A lover of all things food, music and travel, Skinner found her perfect match in Atlanta in the food-centric hub of...  More About Kelly