Nicky’s Seafood

Short of happening upon a great little fish fry in front of a church, your chances of getting a mess of whiting or perch fillets encased in burning hot, delectably crisp batter are slim in Atlanta. The reopening of this casual West End fish restaurant gives lovers of fried seafood cause for celebration.

An improved decor (lots of granite, better ventilation, a positively fancy enclosed dining room) and several new twists to the menu (including seafood boils, broiled selections, and generous hoagies featuring tilapia and other mild fish) extend the parameters of this beloved institution. You’re likely to see customers picking up Styrofoam carryout boxes crammed with catfish and hushpuppies while you sit down to a feast of buttery clams or crab legs with garlic bread on the side.