The Optimist - Best of Atlanta 2013 - Atlanta Magazine

The Optimist

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914 Howell Mill Road Atlanta, GA 30318 404-477-6260


Ford Fry's finest restaurant appeals to every kind of seafood lover: the fish-and-chips old liner, the local-catch sophisticate, the peel-and-eat sensualist. Start with fried oysters or smoked whitefish chowder, and don't overlook sides like “beignet-style” hushpuppies and basmati rice fried with smoked fish and egg. Lunch is ideal for power meetings, and dinner always feels like an occasion—the crowds never slow, even early in the week.