Off the Dock Seafood—a company that brings fresh fish from the coast and delivers it to Atlanta restaurants like Better Half, St. Cecilia, Gunshow, and the Optimist—will open a stall in Inman Park’s Krog Street Market late this fall. Customers will also be able to nosh on ready-to-eat raw bar items, soups, salads, and sandwiches.
“The goal for bringing a fish market to the Inman Park neighborhood is to celebrate high-quality and responsibly sourced seafood,” says Thom Duncan, who owns the company with Jeff McGhee.
Off the Dock’s location will likely go by another name, but due to trademarking issues, Duncan and McGhee cannot reveal it yet.
The 800-square-foot market stall will offer raw fish and shellfish, including Georgia oysters and clams, flounder, and black bass. Sandwiches, salads, and soups will be made with local ingredients. Expect Sapelo Island clam chowder and ceviches. There will be two seasonal brews on tap, plus wines.
The stall will sport a “simple, laid-back atmosphere with an educated staff,” Duncan says. Local woodworker Patrick Portis is handcrafting tables and a bar from reclaimed Georgia cypress and pecan wood.