Atlanta's 4 top spots to splurge on seafood

Canoe | Photo: Georgia K./Yelp
By Hoodline - Published on May 11, 2020.

Looking to sample the best seafood around town?

Hoodline crunched the numbers to find the best high-end seafood sources in Atlanta, using both Yelp data and our own secret sauce to produce a ranked list of where to fill the bill.

1. Canoe

photo: tithee k./yelp

Topping the list is Canoe. Located at 4199 Paces Ferry Road SE, the New American and breakfast and brunch spot, which offers seafood and more, is the most popular high-end seafood spot in Atlanta, boasting 4.5 stars out of 1,776 reviews on Yelp. 

Yelper Chase L. wrote, "I recently went for brunch and had one of the best experiences I've ever had. The smoked salmon on hash browns with goat cheese is a must-have dish."

2. Bacchanalia

photo: michele w./yelp

Next up is Bacchanalia, situated at 1460 Ellsworth Industrial Blvd., Suite A. With 4.5 stars out of 660 reviews on Yelp, the bar and New American spot, serving seafood and more, has proven to be a local favorite for those looking to indulge.  


"Bacchanalia features contemporary American cuisine from Anne Quatrano and Clifford Harrison, whose culinary philosophy is creating light dishes built on strong flavors," per the history section of the business's Yelp profile.  

3. The Optimist

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The Optimist, located at 914 Howell Mill Road, is another top choice, with Yelpers giving the fancy cocktail bar and music venue, which offers seafood and more, four stars out of 1,601 reviews.


"Our full menu is available in the oyster bar. The only exception is our weekend Oyster Happy Hour from 3-5 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday," the business says on Yelp.

4. The Capital Grille 

Photo: the capital grille/Yelp

This location of the well-known chain The Capital Grille, a steakhouse and wine bar that offers seafood and more, is another much-loved, pricey go-to, with 4.5 stars out of 440 Yelp reviews. Head over to 255 E. Paces Ferry Road NE to see for yourself.

If you're curious for more, we discovered these details about The Capital Grille.

"From the moment you step into The Capital Grille, the experience is one of comfortable elegance," per the history section of its Yelp profile. "Enjoy our nationally renowned dry-aged steaks, fresh seafood and acclaimed wines."

This story was created automatically using local business data, then reviewed and augmented by an editor. Click here for more about what we're doing. Got thoughts? Go here to share your feedback.

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