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The Best Seafood Restaurants in Atlanta

Welcome to Atlanta, where the weather is wonderful, the economy is excellent, the cultural scene is vibrant, and the food is top-notch. The best seafood in Atlanta is an integral part of that thriving culinary scene, mixing treasures from the Gulf and the Atlantic with traditional Southern tastes to create something all its own. But where are the smartest, savviest diners in the ATL heading out to when they need a taste of the best seafood in Atlanta? Welcome to the Tastemaker Lists. Here, we've combed through data and reviews from thousands of Atlanta's in-the-know diners to discover the city's best seafood restaurants. Atlanta's seafood is a vibrant mixture of friendly neighborhood favorites, steadfast pubs, and upscale fusion-styled restaurants that deliver creatively delicious recipes to locals and visitors. Grab one of these tables for an amazing seafood dinner in the ATL tonight!

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16 Restaurants
Updated 26 February 2020
Restaurants:Bazati on The Beltline, Tiny Lou's - Hotel Clermont, Arnette's Chop Shop
Price Range:$$$ - $$$
Cuisines:Latin / Spanish, French American, Steakhouse
Neighborhoods:Inman Park, Virginia Highland, Brookhaven
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Bazati on The Beltline

$$$$
Latin / Spanish
Inman Park
4.1
391 reviews
The Brasserie at Bazati is a perfect spot for a seafood dinner after visiting the locations in Downtown Atlanta. It's a short walk away from Freedom Park and the Jimmy Carter Presidential Library and Museum. After visiting that Atlanta tourism favorite, stop into this restaurant for a relaxed, casual seafood dinner. This brasserie is on the lower level of the Bazati restaurant. Vibes here go back to old-school France, and the cuisine reflects the atmosphere. Try the lobster crepes with leeks, tomatoes, and brie cream tarragon roulade. Tuna tartar with capers, shallots, and lavash crackers is another specialty. For the main course try the pan-seared local trout with truffles and scented pilaf.

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Tiny Lou's - Hotel Clermont

$$$$
French American
Virginia Highland
4.6
1421 reviews
The downstairs restaurant at the acclaimed Hotel Clermont offers up some of the best seafood in Atlanta. This intimate hotel restaurant is a fine place for people-watching and a relaxed seafood meal. The cuisine mixes French classics with modern American styles in dishes like the Blue Ridge trout almondine and olive-oil poached halibut. Maine diver scallops come with slow-cooked sunchokes, caulini, and esplette. If diners are looking for a meat dish, Tiny Lou's is the spot to go. The Tennessee rabbit cassoulet features local legumes, candied garlic, and pistachio milk.

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Arnette's Chop Shop

$$$$
Steakhouse
Brookhaven
4.8
1599 reviews
This Brookhaven steak house is also a haven for some of the best seafood in Atlanta. The atmosphere at Arnette's is a mixture of an old-school steakhouse and modern American restaurant. Pick out a fine wine from the Brookhaven's long menu and pair it with an exceptional seafood dish. Start with the shrimp cocktail, tuna crudo, or shrimp de Jonghe. Arnette's also features French sturgeon caviar and a selection of East and West Coast oysters. The hearth-roasted shellfish menu features king crab legs, diver scallops, James River oysters, and Key West pink shrimp. Sandwich lovers can opt for a crispy lobster BLT on brioche.

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O-Ku - Atlanta

$$$$
Japanese
Midtown
4.7
1254 reviews
This local Asian favorite in the Westside Ironworks has one of the best rooftop scenes in Atlanta. It also boasts some of the city's best seafood. Grab a table to enjoy the skyline and try O-Ku's lengthy menu of Asian specialties. The lobster temaki features three buttered lobster handrolls with vegetables, black volcano salt, and cilantro aioli. The restaurant's signature Nigiri features foie gras sushi, salmon citrus, and snow crab Kani truffle. Don't forget to try one of O-Ku's special rolls, like the "Black Widow" with fried soft shell crab and squid ink rice.

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Murphy's

$$$$
American
Virginia Highland
4.7
4194 reviews
Murphy's is a classic and welcoming Atlanta institution that is a must-go spot for any visitor. In the middle of the Virginia Highlands neighborhood, Murphy's is a combination restaurant, bakery, and wine shop. Main course dinners include Atlantic salmon with Swiss chard and confit tomatoes. There is also a market-priced fish with Carolina gold rice and preserved lemon cream. Start off Murphy's meal with the flash-fried calamari or the classic Southern shrimp and grits with andouille and tomatoes. Don't forget to grab a sweet treat from Murphy's bakery to end lunch or dinner.

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Tuk Tuk Thai Food Loft

$$$$
Thai
Midtown
4.6
2279 reviews
This lively spot with Thai street food dishes has some of the best seafood in Atlanta. This hip restaurant in Brookwood Place off of Peachtree Street offers creative twists on traditional Thai food. Head in to enjoy an excellent view of the Atlanta skyline and some superb seafood. The Kung Tod dish features fried shrimp in a sweet chili sauce, and Kanom Pung Na Ki is shrimp and chicken toast with pickled cucumber salad. For street noodles, try the Lad Na Talay. This favorite offers shrimp and calamari with flat rice noodles in soybean gravy.

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Gypsy Kitchen

$$$$
Spanish
Buckhead
4.6
1690 reviews
Gypsy Kitchen is an intriguing spot for Spanish-style tapas near the shops at Buckhead. After filling up the shopping bags, stop in for some of the Gypsy Kitchen's trademark small plates. If diners head in at happy hour, they'll find deals on rotating wines and special tapas. For dinners, try a selection of the Spanish tapas. The tuna tartare, grilled Spanish octopus, mussels, and garlic shrimp are favorites. For a shareable entree, try the seafood paella "fried rice" with a mix of the restaurant's best seafood and vegetables.

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New Realm Brewing

$$$$
American
Old Fourth Ward
4.6
289 reviews
Beer and seafood is a legendary pairing. Few places in Atlanta do it better than New Realm Brewing. This is one of the best spots in the city to kick back and enjoy a brew and an excellent meal. Head up to the brewery's rooftop for a few pints, a meal, and an unbeatable view of the Atlanta skyline. Try the New Realm barbecue shrimp open-faced tacos with pickled red onions, avocado, and fresh queso. The rice flour crusted trout comes with apple-fennel slaw, and pecan hop brown butter. Pair the seafood dinner with one of New Realm Brewing's Hoplandia IPAs or United Craft American light lager.

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The Capital Grille - Buckhead, Atlanta

$$$$
Steakhouse
Buckhead
4.9
3682 reviews
The Capital Grille is one of America's classic, acclaimed upscale dining chains. This steakhouse features impeccable service and a long menu of meat and seafood favorites. Head over to the Atlanta location in the Shops at Buckhead for fresh oysters on the half shell, lobster, and crab cakes. The Grille's menu also features sesame-seared tuna with gingered rice and sea scallops with asparagus. Be sure to select from the Grille's excellent wine selection to go with the meal.

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5Church - Midtown

$$$$
Contemporary American
Midtown
4.3
2634 reviews
This buzzing Colony Square restaurant is a hip place with some of the best seafood in Atlanta. Main courses of seafood include grilled salmon with potato gnocchi and crab-stuffed lobster tails with au gratin potatoes and broccolini. A traditional Southern shrimp and grits features roasted shrimp, stone-ground grits, pork belly, and tomato gravy. The fisherman stew, with a host of 5Church's seafood favorites, is another highlight. Stop in on the weekends for one of Atlanta's best brunches. Try the salmon croquette biscuits with poached eggs, peppers, and onions for a classic Southern meal.

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Atlanta Fish Market

$$$$
Seafood
Buckhead
4.4
12101 reviews
The Atlantic Fish Market is one of the most acclaimed restaurants in Buckhead. This always-exciting seafood space offers an ever-changing menu of fresh seafood favorites. Fresh wild-caught fish selections include Maine cod and Georgia mountain rainbow trout. Fish comes sauteed, broiled, blackened, or Hong Kong style with sherry soy and ginger. Try the Atlantic Fish Market's steaming pots, with fresh Savannah crab bisque, New Orleans gumbo, and New England clam chowder.

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Apron

$$$$
Southern
Airport / College Park
3.4
236 reviews
A lively bar scene, great views, and some of the best seafood in Atlanta are trademarks of this College Park favorite. Head into the sleek and modern dining room for a relaxing Southern-accented seafood meal. Steelhead trout comes with lemon olive and artichoke farrotto and arugula. The grilled swordfish bouillabaisse is a hearty dish with bean ragout, baby clams, and mussels in a seafood broth. Be sure to try the carnarolli rice and shrimp with chorizo and English peas.

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Nikolai's Roof

$$$$
Unspecified
Downtown
4.5
1516 reviews
This Hilton Hotel hot spot features some of Atlanta's best views. From the 30th floor of the Hilton, diners can enjoy some of the best seafood in Atlanta and the sights of the city from on high. Nikolai's cuisine is an intriguing mixture of French and Russian. Try the Regiis ova hybrid caviar or the jumbo lump crabcake to start the meal. Seared grouper comes with golden quinoa, English pea pesto, and baby squash. Don't skimp on dessert here. Try the Godiva chocolate souffle or the orange creme brulee with a meringue cookie.

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Polaris

$$$$
Contemporary American
Downtown
4.5
1031 reviews
Polaris is one of Atlanta's trademark dining destinations. This rotating restaurant allows for full views of Atlanta from Peachtree Street inside its upscale interior. The rotating menu features some of the best seafood in Atlanta. Try the charred sous vide octopus with strawberry chimichurri and white asparagus. Pan-seared diver scallops come "Khao Soi" style, with crispy rice noodles in a coconut curry broth. The famous Polaris peach libations are must-haves. Try the Polaris peach daiquiri or the Peach 75 with brut champagne and Hendricks Gin.

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The Sun Dial Restaurant, Bar & View

$$$$
Contemporary American
Downtown
4.5
7705 reviews
The Westin Peachtree Plaza is the location for this acclaimed Atlanta restaurant. Grab a table at this rotating hot spot and get a circular view of the city and some of the best seafood in Atlanta. The surf and turf burger is one of the menu's highlights. This dish comes with lobster, red pepper remoulade, and cheddar cheese on a brioche bun. The wood-roasted salmon scramble is an excellent gluten-free option. This features potato leek rosti and scrambled eggs.

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Suite Food Lounge

$$$$
American
Downtown
4.3
627 reviews
The Suite Food Lounge is the place to go for a fun night out and some excellent Southern seafood. This Luckie Street favorite offers a rooftop area, dining room, two bars, and a dance floor. Try the Suite Food's smoked gouda shrimp and grits with chicken sausage, tomato, and red peppers. Suite Food also offers a hearty lobster tail with macaroni and cheese dish. The Suite surf and turf includes lamb chops, garlic spinach, and a shrimp skewer.

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