Atlanta >Food & Dining > Fontaine's Oysterhouse
1026 1/2 N Highland Ave NE, Atlanta, GA | Directions 3030633.783328 -84.354537
Mon, Wed - Sat, 11:30am - 2:30am; Tue, 4pm - 2:30am; Sun, noon - midnight
Neighborhoods: Northeast, Northeast, Virginia Highland
One of the only places I'll eat oysters in this city...go late afternoon/early evening to beat the crowd and have some shucked at the bar!
Neon-drenched Vieux Carre oyster bar draws a crowd in the Highlands. – In Short
In what is Virginia Highland's only spot for decent seafood, this elongated and boisterous oyster bar is known more for their hard-partying weekend crowds than their lobster bisque. Post-college fraternity types and attractive gussied up 20-somethings flood the narrow main room, the roaring crowd spilling through the French doors during busy spring days. As much a happy hour destination as it is a serious restaurant, and as a restaurant more of a snacks place than serious sit-down. Just don't come here with dreams of red beans and rice or serious etouffee. Keep it simple -- have some fresh oysters (winter), peel-n-eats, a fried shrimp basket and some hushpuppies.
loved it! – we were there on a tuesday afternoon sitting at the bar. they had $2 special drafts on summer ale and a dozen fresh raw oysters for like $3! we had a blast!
Fontaines – This place was a very cool resturant. Very hip crowd, but also casual and laid back. Food was good. Nothing to write home about, but I think you go for the experience and not the food. Good for a first date.
Stick with the drinks – Maybe it was my waitress first day but she was so clueless I had to the bar to get my own drink. The food took 45 minutes and I asked to see the manager but was told they were too busy to come to my table. Snotty better than thou Vir Highland attitude. Get over it your not that cool.
Great Shucker – The people there are friendly, the oysters are fresh and the shucker is good and fast. If you are serious about oyster eating you need to check it out.
You Might Miss It If You Walk Too Fast – Somehow it took us three months of living in Va-Hi to discover this gem, but we can't stop going now that we've found it! Service is unfailingly polite, actually joins in on the fun at the table instead of merely serving and taking orders, food is delicious and not too expensive; forget about the fries if you order a sandwich, hush puppies are the way to go. The bar crowd pours in on Fridays and Saturdays, but don't worry about getting there too late to eat, they'll find a place for you.
Love Oysters – The very best New Orleans style Oyster Bar in Atlanta.
Cheap Quality Seafood – Muscles, Clams, Oysters OH MY - fresh, yummie and you can't help coming back for more - and you won't break the bank. A little east coast "shore" in the heart of Atlanta.
Your Abita Awaits – Average food. Sometimes surly service. A nice place to escape for a beer and steamed shrimp on a hot day, but go elsewhere if you're craving serious Cajun cuisine.
Beer and Bivalves – Saddle up to the oyster bar, make friends with a shucker and order an Abita while you wait for your dozen. Its going to be awhile before you get that table on the back patio, so get comfortable standing up and downing oysters. The food is average, with the exception of addictive hush puppies and slightly above-average gumbo. Meeting friends? Make sure one of you gets there early enough to grab a big table in the back.
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