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Best Atlanta Restaurants for Oysters [updated for 2022]

Everything you need to know about oysters

How many oysters per person should you eat?

Typical oysters will easily feed 3-4 people. And if you are just relying on oysters as the only dish for dinner then 4 people can easily be served with 1 bushel of oysters.

Are oysters good for you?

Oysters are very healthy for any age. Oysters contain rich minerals with calcium which helps to strengthen your bones and helps you live a healthy life. They also contain Copper, Manganese, Zinc and Vitamin D.

What are the benefits of eating oysters?

Oysters are a high protein source which means they have all the amino acids present that our body needs to function properly and at its best. Oysters are very effective in weight loss and diabetes.

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Oysters at Milton’s Cuisine and Cocktails

Whether you like them raw, grilled, or smothered with cheesy goodness, here is a list of the 13 Best Atlanta Restaurants for Oysters.

101 Steak – Located in Vinings

This romantic spot is perfect for a special date. Of course, you are going to order steak, it’s in the name of the restaurant. But to start, you gotta order a dozen oysters. Eat them plain or with the house-made sour orange cocktail sauce or pickled ginger mignonette.

Beetlecat – What’s not to love (including the oysters at this Inman Park hot spot in Atlanta?)

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 Oyster House – Classic Atlanta Seafood Restaurant

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.

Bully Boy

For $15, guests can also explore the Chef’s Oyster Plate featuring three oysters, each with its own topping including Hokkaido Bafun uni, ikura, and caviar. Bully Boy’s full dinner menu and its expansive list of sake, wine, beer and signature cocktails will also be available. For more information or to make a reservation, visit,?www.bullyboyatl.com.

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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.

Lovely oysters at Lapeer Seafood Market in Alpharetta

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If you are on the north side of town you definitely need to head to Lapeer in Alpharetta. Not only is their rotating selection of oysters incredible, but they have their own house-made hot sauce to compliment them.

But there’s so much more to Lapeer than just oysters. The decor is gorgeous and they have excellent cocktails and oh my goodness their lobster pasta has my mouth watering. Check out my full post on Lapeer here.

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 come 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 in the wood-roasted oven.

Tip: There are excellent people watching from the Oyster Bar at The Optimist and no waiting.

Pig and the Pearl

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

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.

Watch my video of the best restaurants for oysters in Atlanta for Oyster Day or any day!

Hint – Be ready for some oyster porn!

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About the author

Malika Bowling

Malika is the author of several books including Culinary Atlanta: Guide to the Best Restaurants, Markets, Breweries and More! and the founder of Roamilicious. She is also a Digital Marketing and Social Media Consultant. Follow us @Roamilicious on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Pinterest for the content not shared on the blog. And don't forget to subscribe to our newsletter (subscribe box below) and never miss a contest, giveaway or the latest must visit restaurant!