The suave kitchen and flawless seafood—from colossal fried shrimp to roasted cod and snow-white grouper—attract an elite clientele. The oyster bar is a perfect place to get a light meal.
Chops has always drawn a frothier crowd than most steakhouses. Go for the dry-aged porterhouse, and stop by its downstairs sidekick, Lobster Bar, for a glass of bubbly before dinner.
Fun corn and crab hushpuppies, oversized lobster rolls, abundant seafood boils, and inexpensive fish in parchment fly out of this kitchen.
Owner Hieu Pham serves Louisiana seafood classics that incorporate a hint of Vietnamese cuisine. Delicious, somewhat unorthodox po’ boys and succulent, angry-red boiled crawfish go down easily.
The menu reflects the casual vibe: shrimp and grits, mussels steamed in white wine with garlic and herbs, a Lowcountry take on bouillabaisse. Chef Zach Kell prides himself on sourcing sustainable seafood.
This Decatur restaurant offers easygoing seafood such as oysters, gumbo, and shrimp boil at affordable prices. Kids can run around in the big front yard while parents lounge on the wraparound porch.
This swank but quality-minded seafood destination draws on flavors from around the world to pair with pristine fish and shellfish. Traditionalists will gravitate to the smoked seafood platter and crunchy fish and chips.
Named after a mythical giant octopus, Angus Brown and Nhan Le’s new joint in the old Bluefin space in Brookwood Hills is a venture into the mainstream.
The reopening of this casual West End fish restaurant gives lovers of fried seafood cause for celebration. Sit down to (or carry out) a feast of buttery clams or crab legs with garlic bread on the side.
This upscale surf and turf house offers great steaks, fresh sushi, and a surprising number of vegetarian options. It is a much more modern operation than the old-guard steakhouses.
Most customers come here to slurp a dozen raw oysters, sourced from the Gulf and both coasts, and follow with a thick grilled cheese sandwich in a dozen variations.
Funky and fun, this restaurant is a throwback to the days of fish camps and vacations on the lake. Patrons enjoy baskets of shrimp and beer on tap on a rooftop bar overlooking Oakland Cemetery.
Funky and fun, this restaurant is a throwback to the days of fish camps and vacations on the lake. Patrons enjoy baskets of shrimp and beer on tap on a rooftop bar with a stunning view of the skyline.
Whoa, was this once Bluepointe? The latest from Ford Fry—the hit maker behind the Optimist and King + Duke (among others)—vanquishes any memory of the nineties fusion restaurant in Buckhead’s Pinnacle Building.
At this super-confident power seafood house, part of an upscale Minneapolis-based chain, the service is suave, the atmosphere is timeless, and the preparations are classic.
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.