5 Seafood Spots in Atlanta to Try

Although Atlanta may be at least 267 miles or so from the nearest beach on Tybee Island, there are a handful of some pretty decent seafood spots to try. Transplants and seafood lovers have done a good job at incorporating different cultures into a true sprawling melting pot. These 5 spots offer an affordable selection for seafood, unless you want to go for the gusto by putting away a few pounds of lobsters, steaks and other seafood combinations; just remember sharing is caring.

Six Feet Under
This restaurant has 2 locations in the Atlanta metro area, Grant Park and West Midtown. If you and your family plan on dining in at Six Feet Under Pub and Fish House, it is patio season so you can enjoy rooftop views at either location. What's a few pounds of fresh oyster and steamed snow crabs without a tall glass of local beer? There are a plenty of draft beers from California to Ireland, take your pick. For dessert, try their white chocolate banana bread pudding topped off with a heavy drizzle of whiskey sauce.

Marietta Fish Market
How do you like your catfish, whole or filleted? Marietta Fish Market is known for having an extensive amount of delicious menu items. From seafood nachos to sauteed jumbo shrimp with smooth orange tequila sauce, your taste buds will go into over drive.

Baltimore Crab & Seafood
This restaurant has three different locations: BCS in Philadelphia, BCS Pearl Lounge in downtown Atlanta, and BCS Cascade Restaurant and Bar located on Fairview RD SW. The seasoning on their fries paired with freshly butterflied shrimp makes for a wonderful cheat meal during the week. BCS has over 9 seafood combinations including a steak and shrimp if you are in the mood for a grilled ribeye. If you are into a mature ambiance and an occasional cocktail or two, they have happy hour from 5-8pm which includes half off drinks.

Atlanta Fish Market
This popular Buckhead eatery offers an exquisite variety of fresh gourmet seafood cuisines and an array of delicious dessert options. The Atlanta Fish Market serves a Peruvian Sea Bass with sauteed spinach which is considered to be a highly favored menu choice. If you are into appetizers before the main course, try their crispy Rhode Island calamari with garlic aioli and marinara sauce.

JJ Fish and Chicken
You truly don't necessarily need to get out the car for some hot and made to order fried seafood. The Chicago chain, JJ Fish and Chicken is here in Atlanta serving oysters, gizzards, fried okra, scallops, clams and so much more out of the drive thru window. This spot is not stingy with their proportions especially if you choose the large option.

Bon appetit!

Keandra "Ke'Ke Scott is a multi-eclectic soul, a transplant to Atlanta, lover of the arts and chews with her mouth closed (sometimes). Ke'Ke is a Freelance Journalist, Blogger and musician who contributes to some of your top influential publications while also running her own momentous blog called Motif N' Volume.