Atlanta’s Best Restaurants for Oysters – National Oyster Day

Did you know that August 5th is National Oyster Day? Whether you like them raw, grilled or smothered with cheesy goodness, here are a list of spots in Atlanta to celebrate #NationalOysterDay.

Where to celebrate #nationaloysterday

Atlantic Seafood Company
Here, you can choose from sushi, seafood, and of course fresh oysters. Celebrate NOD by getting an order of their specialty oysters, baked with bacon and parmesan.

Beetlecat – I love the decor at this Inman Park spot. DYK? They have daily oyster specials. Nab a seat on the patio if it isn’t too hot!

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Oysters at Beetlecat

Fontaine’s
While seafood abounds at this long time Atlanta restaurant, Oysters are the specialty here. Besides a selection of raw oysters, if you like the cooked variety choose from Oysters Rockefeller, Crab and Bacon Oysters or Oysters Scampi.

Goin’ Coastal
This sustainable seafood spot in Virginia Highland has incredible baked oysters, but Wednesdays are oyster night with a dozen raw oysters for just $5 (oysters pictured above).

Hammock’s Trading Company
This Sandy Springs restaurant has oysters from plain jane raw to crabmeat and jalapeno, but my favorite are the grilled with bbq butter (pictured above). Check out our video at Hammock’s Trading Company.

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Hugo’s Oyster Bar has a terrific selection of oysters!

Hugo’s Oyster Bar – If you’re on the north side of town, head to Hugo’s in Roswell. They’ve  got a happy hour with fantastic food, and the decor is fun and festive too. You’ll never know what kind of oysters they’ll have available but the variety is fantastic.

Louisiana Bistreaux
I totally didn’t expect to LOVE the oysters here as much as I did. When I think of slurping down some fresh oysters, this is one of the first spots that comes to mind. If you’re in Decatur, I highly recommend checking out this spot for National Oyster Day!

Lure
If you enjoy oysters, make sure to get an order at Lure. They always have whatever is currently in season, so ask your server what the day’s specials are. They are served with cocktail sauce and horseradish as expected, but also a shochu mignonette.

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Oysters from the Hangout Oyster Festival in Gulf Shores

Optimist
In trendy West Midtown, you’ll find Chef Ford Fry’s The Optimist. They offer more than 10 different varieties of oysters. Eat them on ice or enjoy them from the wood roasted oven. Tip: there’s excellent people watching from the Oyster Bar at The Optimist and no waiting.

Pig and the Pearl
They give new meaning to phrase “surf and turf” at The Pig and the Pearl. Here, dine on delicious fresh oysters followed by barbecue!

Shed at Glenwood
This neighborhood gem is known for its incredible sliders available on Wednesdays for a special price. But there’s a fantastic special on Thursday you need to know about – A dozen oysters and a brew for $12.

Steamhouse Lounge
If it’s oysters you crave, why not visit the home of Oysterfest. Get a dozen on Wednesdays for $7 or ½ dozen chargrilled.

STK Atlanta – Indulge in their shellfish platter with oysters, shrimp, king crab and ceviche. Or sit at the raw bar for oysters by the dozen or half dozen.

Bonus:  Spots with Oyster Day specials:

Drift in East Cobb – The Marietta restaurant has some specials available for the holiday! See below.

  • $15 oysters on the half shell (per dozen)
  • $3.50 oyster shooters with three different boozy libations
  • $3.50 crispy oyster sliders with spicy aioli and banh mi veggies
  • $15 for four wood-roasted crab and shrimp-stuffed oysters
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Oysters at Milton’s Cuisine and Cocktails

Noble Fin:

One buck oysters (Rockefeller, fried or raw Friday and Saturday).

Optimist:

Extended hours for Oyster Happy hour from 3 to 6 p.m. (select oysters for $1 each plus weekend happy hour specials including our lobster roll) and $12 baker’s dozens on both Saturday and Sunday.

BeetleCat :

$5 Oyster shooters alongside its $1 oyster Happy Hour menu starting at 2:30 p.m., Oyster shooters include: “Chill Dill” – gin, dill, pickle brine, “Hot Shot” – mezcal, lemon, house-made hot sauce, “Oh Snap” – gin, house-made bloody mary mix, “Yellow Shucker” – vodka infused with horseradish, yellow chartreuse, lemon, and “Cool-Cumber” – vodka, cucumber, mint, lime



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