Best Seafood Restaurants in Atlanta

By Parker Diakite


Even though Atlanta is inland in the state of Georgia and about three hours away from Georgia’s coast, it doesn’t mean that fresh seafood isn’t offered in abundance.

To help you satisfy your seafood cravings,  start at one of these seven best seafood restaurants in Atlanta:

Atlanta Fish Market

Located in Buckhead, Atlanta Fish Market is an award-winning restaurant that offers more than 100 varieties of fresh fish flown in daily.

You will find oysters, clams, and crab on its iced seafood bar menu, and New Orleans seafood gumbo, Scottish salmon,  American red snapper, and more. 

C & S Seafood & Oyster Bar

C&S Seafood and Oyster Bar is an upscale seafood restaurant featuring dishes that are made with certified organic and locally grown and sourced ingredients.

Signature plates on the menu include steamed sea bass, gumbo, lump crab cake served with grain mustard butter, and Sautéed Red Snapper.

There is also a raw bar serving fresh oysters and clams.


Located in the heart of midtown Atlanta, Lure is one of the best seafood restaurants in Atlanta with an even better atmosphere.

At Lure, you can enjoy freshly shucked oysters, Georges Bank sea scallops served with rice porridge, grilled cobia collars with smoked onions, or a hearty seafood cassoulet packed with smoked swordfish belly, local white shrimp, and crawfish.

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Noble Fin

Noble Fin is another award-winning restaurant in Atlanta thanks for its seafood.

Ahi Tuna, cornmeal-crusted rainbow trout, white shrimp and grits, broiled swordfish, and sautéed black grouper are just a few of the favorites.

Red Snapper Seafood Restaurant

Serving seafood dishes inspired by southern cooking, The Red Snapper is a staple in the Atlanta community for fresh seafood.

Located on Cheshire Bridge, the contemporary American-style seafood restaurant offers Louisiana shrimp remoulade, crabmeat Vidalia, scallops, and salmon.

The snapper, however, is the main dish on the menu.

Steamhouse Lounge

Steamhouse Lounge is known for its award-winning lobster bisque and its signature Goombay Smash – but there’s more.

Visitors can enjoy oysters and clams from the raw bar or enjoy sharing fried baskets of catfish, shrimp, grouper fingers, and scallops.

The Optimist

The Optimist is one of the city’s best spots for fresh seafood. Known for its fresh oysters, stuffed lobster rolls, including duck-fat-poached swordfish, mahi-mahi, and Georges Bank scallops,  you won’t go wrong with this restaurant. 

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